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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: August 8, 1957
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VOLUME XX oIwgle Cgy tb ORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1957 NUMBER 41


City Council Studies! n wdAe AentQAC


Drainage Problems



Give Pay Raise
Give Py Raise Kenneth Creech Is
To Employees First Mayor Candidate

Several minor matters came be- Kenneth A. Creech became
fore the regular meteing of the City the first qualified candidate
Commission meeting Tuesday night for the office of Mayor-Cornm.
which saw much discussion, espec- missioner Tuesday afternoon.
ally on the drainage problem, He paid his qualifying fee of
Merrill Sherrill appeared before $35.00 at the City Hall Tues-
the commission asking for relief y d was officially in the
from high water on McClellan Ave- race.
,nue in the vicinity of 10th Street. Screech is well known here
Mayor Sharitt assured Sherrill in Port t. Joe being in the
that the board was already looking in P S .
that the board was already looking laundry and dry cleaning busi-
into the matter and had plans to ness along with his brother
open up additional drainage ditches for 19 years
to try and take care of the situation. Creeh s the only candidate
SIierrill was assured that surveys so far for the Mayor's post.
were already being made of the The only other qualified can-
area to take care of the situation. didate to date, is R. H. (Bob)
Iln line with the drainage ques- Elizey, qualified to run for
tion. B. W. Eells, Jr., local engin- Commissioner In Group No. 1.
eer, appeared before the Commis- No candidates have qualified
sion and asked that body to look ot run for Commissioner in
into the matter of passing some Group Three.
kind of ordinance of requiring home
builders to make floors of homes!
at least as high as the street. He' II P
called to the attention of the Board Services Held For
that the floors of many homes in
the city were built right on the 0.M Mo rtonSr.
ground and below street level. This v We* u I
made for undesirable conditions in -
times of heavy rains and high wa- Graveside services were held for
ter. The Commission instructed the O. M. Morton, ST., 70, Saturday at
city attorney to look into the mat- 3:00 p.m. in Holly Hill Cemetery.
ter and see what could be done. The services were presided over
Employees Get Raise by Rev, Edmond Bradley, pastor: of
It was recommended before -the the pirstsMethodist Clurch,
Board that all employees working Morton passed awalast ed-
for the city who had not received neaday nhtabout 7:45 pm
a raise in pay in the last si, month, He was a charter membe otf the
and who had worked for e cy looal Moose Lodge here and for
r at least i months be given several years served as Stweard of
for at least six months be given that organization. Morton had what
a 5% raise in. pay. The motion was probly the firs drug tore
sed unanimously. in Port St. Joe several years ag
Ordinance Read and is well known by nativesotf
An ordinance was read before the the area.
Commission for its first reading He is sgrvved by two 0ols% ,M,
Tuesday night providing for the as- Jr., of Port St, Joe an4 Janes E.
segment of property owners on cer- of Calhoun, Teinuessee and four
tain streets in -the quarters (The grandchildren.
Star, July 18) to provide sewer and Comforter Funeral Home of Port
water service to this area. The or- St. Joe was in charge of arrange-
.dinance was held over to the next mental.
regular meeting for its second read- -K
in. ___ Roy Laird Addresses


W. 1 Owens Named To Local Rotary Club


County Welfare Board

It w a s announced yesterday
morning that W. L. Owens of We-
wahitchka will replace Mrs. Herbert
Brown on the Welfare Board from
this district.
,The appointment, which is to
last for two years, was made by
the office of Governor LeRoy Col-
Uns.
Mrs. Brown has served on the
Welfare Board from this County in
District Two for four and a half
years. She applauded the work of
MA wtlbwr' from this District


(Roy Laird of Panama City was
the speaker at the weekly motUn'g
of the Port St. Joe Rotary Club
last Thursday noon.
Laird spoke on some of the idaels
of Rotary dwelling mostly on the
on the theme of Rotary fostering
harmonious living with our fellow
human. Laird listed some of the at-
titudes that should be cultivated
by club members toward their re-
sponsibilities in club work and in
club loyalty.
Guest of the club Thursday was
Merritt Pope of Panama City.
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rW mt ous xr v ......' Leave On Vacation
with headquarters in Quincy, and Mr. and Mrs. Rush Chism left
said they accomplished a good Wednesday for a week's vacation
work. She spoke highly of the co- to be spent in Mobile. Ala., Rome,
operation of the group. Ga., and various points of interest
The other member from Gulf in Tennessee. They were accom-
County is Robert Bellows, Sr., ofpaied by their daughter, Dolores
this city,~and son Bill.

Visitors Here Attend Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Sturtan Mr. and Mrs. Tom Alsobrook and
and daughter Karen of Houston, Mr. and Mrs. George Tapper at-
Texas are spending two weeks here tended the wedding of Miss Gretch-
with Mr., and Mrs. E. F. Gunn. Mrs. en Nelson to James Carey Scott in
Sturman is Mrs. Gunn's sister. Panama City Saturday night.


Dr. J. L. Brakefield Will Address

Kiwanis Club At Annual Ladies Night

The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club and the Ph.D. Degree, University
will observe its annual Ladies Night in .Texas; and the Ph.D. Degree,
celebration tonight at 8:00 p.m. in University of California at Berke-
the social department of the Metho- ley.
Dr. Brakefield was a college pro-
.dist Church. fessor for 22 years; served in the
The feature speaker for the oc- Army for three years in World War
casion will be Dr. J. L. Brakefield, II; was a Chamber of Commerce
director of public relations of the .Exceutive for four years and has
Liberty National Life Insurance been in his present position since
Company of Birmingham, Ala. 1949.
'Dr. Brakefield attended the pub Dr. iBrakefield is an author, lec-
-lie schools in Walker County, Ala. turer, teacher and business man.
and received the A. B. Degree, Un- He has addressed more than 3,500
ton University in Tennessee; A. M. audiences throughout the United
fDegree, BaylorUniversity in Texas States and Canada.


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Tax Assessor


Of Deletions and Inequities


THE TORMENTERS: Ben Dickens, Port St, Joe attorney, Joe V. Dowd, his employer and Harry lj,
Saunders, vice-president, St. Joe Paper Company make :hinp.- hot for the Gulf County Tax Assessor.
in Equalization Board hearings Monday. Dowd claims omnmiis.ion and inequities and the Papel Gom-


pany claims unfairness.


Golden Harvest Fund

Basket To Be Emptied

Saturday's Golden Harvest Fund
Jackpot will be $356.00, according
to -the Retail Merchant's Division.
The weekly drawiur will be held
at Olen's Department Store
At a imeetiiig of the ,Merceani's,
Association Monday night it was
decided to empty one third of the
old tickets out of the basket this
week and. to cuiipletIli empty the
basket the first aiiirday in each
month.
Patrons will please note this and
be advised that all your old tickets
will be dumped, out of the basket
each month,
Drawing time Saturday, as usual
is at 3:30 p.m.
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Leaving On Vacation
MXr. and Mrs. Marvin Lapd and
daughter Alice will leave Monday
for a two week's vacation visiting
with Mrs. Land's another, Mrs. A,
M. Sivell of Chipiey. Ga., .and her
brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Si-
vell and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Si-
vell in Greenwood, S. C.
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Guests of Bowdens
Miss Mary Jean Bowden and
Miss June Bowden of Altha and
Miss Charlotte Bowden of Blounts-
town are visiting this week with
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Bowden on
Woodward Avenue.


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THE TORMENTED: G lf Cop4ty T4x Assessor Samuel A. Patrick
makes one of the many nervous gestures that he made through a
long period of picking at hi1 prepared 1957 tax rolls by Joe V. Dowd
Ben Dickens and H. H. Samuders at the Court House last Monday.
The tax roll still hasn't been accepted. (Star photo)


Visiting In Altha
'Miss Linda Roberts and Miss
Carolyn Smith are spending this
week in Altha with Miss Robert's
grandmother, Mrs. Ben Roberts.

Dinner Guests
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Roberts were
Sunday dinner guests of Mr. Rob-
ert's mother, Mrs. Ben Roberts in
Altha.


Future Leaders of Our Community


PICTURED ABOVE: left to right, Fran Ellis, 2Y/, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Cliff Ellis; Midge Howell, 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William H. Howell, Jr., and Earl Ellis, six months, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Cliff Ellis.


'it= nI u h oAuv.O ; l e1f to riglu, h micnaei ay UlarK, six, son Of
Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Clark; Charles Jonathan Clark, eight months.
son of Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Clark and Brewster Cix, 3V2, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Cox.


Board Members Named

For Gulf Gas District

Governor LeRoy Collins this
week named five board members
for the new Gulf County Natural
Gas District. The Gas District was
created by a special acot of the 1957
Florida Logislature. The District
has'five divisions with a represen-
tative being named from each of
the five districts.
Those named to the Gas District
Board are Joe L. Sharit, Port St.
Joe for District Five; E. F. Gunn
of Port St. Joe, District Four; W.
C. Forehand, Highland View, Dis-
trict Three; Floyd Lister, W wa.
"'tchka, District Two and Telton
B. Smith, Wewahitchka, District
One.

Sgt. 1. E. Pinter Gets High
Commendation On Ability

S-Sgt. Ivis E. Pointer, of this
city has been selected as the out-
standing non-commissioner officer
of the 19th Armament and Electron-
ics Maintenance Squadron, Home-
stead Air Force Base, for the period
1 January 1957 .thru 30 June 1957.
Sergeant Pinter's selection was
based upon his exceptional perform-
ance of duty during this period. He
has displayed outstanding technical
knowledge and the ability to ac-
complish any task assigned to him.
Word of this honor was-sent to
Mrs. Pointer in a letter from Major
Charles V. Wilson, commander of the
I Homestead base.

e*nd The Star To A Friend


County Tax Equalization Session

Goes Into Another Week of Turmoil

Monday morning, for the second time in two weeks, the County
Commission, meeting as a Board of (Equalization put off accepting the
county tax roll, as prepared by Samuel Patrick, Tax Assessor.
After a motion to this effect, following almost three hours of
tes imony (chiefly from Ben Dickens, attorney representing Joe V.
Dowd, and from Harry Saunders, vice-president of the St. Joe Paper
Company) a motion to defer accepting the roll for another seven days
was made by Board member, E. C. Harden, Sr.
Unanimously passed by th e
Board, the motion will give the as- persons or firms mentioned had
tessor time to answer complaints made returns, in caseswhere per-
made by Joe Dowd, as a taxpayer r
and by Harry Haunders, on behalf sponsor firms mentioned had made
of the St. Joe Paper Company. returns; or that, in this case or
Specifically, Harden's motion that, no return at all had been
reads: "I move that the Board re- made showing this information.
cess until August 13 to further Dickens said there were 15-20
study the tax roll and to inspect .corporations in Gulf County which
the properties and hear complaints have no capital stock, according o
and direct the tax assessor to re- the tax roll. He said he found this
evaluate all property on which tes- dififcult to believe. For his client
timony has been given, and to in- he requested that *the tax assessor
vestigate all personal and real pro- make an investigation and, if he
perty which has been admitted or finds unreported capital stocks, to
under-assessed." put them on the tax roll, as the law
All in all, it was another trying requires.
morning for the tax assessor. This Continuing his questioning, Dick-
is how it happened: ens wanted to know if Sun Oil
Joe Dewd, who, two weeks ago, Company, a lease holder, was on
centered his attack on tangible the roll as a lease holder.
personal property returns and on The tax assessor replied: "No",
the ten persons had filed such a Further questioning showed that
return, this week, after an intro- no leaseholders were on the tax
ductory blast at the tax assessor, roll. In his qenstioning, Dickens
concentrated his fire on intangible mentioned the- names: Levins,
personal property retur-n and on Black, Brown, Buzzett's Drug Store
the fact, as he put it, that only 11 and Owens' Drug Store. Dickens.
persons in the county had filed a said that this information was avail-
reutra showing oT'nership of such able at the office of t' 'olerk of
property. Court and at the disposal of the
,Personal Intanglble property con- tax assessor. -
sists of such values aa land .sale 1i-ckens: Were any land sale
contracts, estates of deceased, pro- contracts reported In returns made
missory notes, capital stock in cor- to the tax assessor, or has the tax
porations, etc. -items, the value assessor considered these taxable
of which can be measured in the items in preparing the 1957 tax
mind and seen by the mind's eye; roll?
items, the value of which cannot Tax Assessor: No.
be measured by a yardstick or seen Dickens estimated that from 250
by the human eye. to 700 such transactions were on
Asked by Dowd how much ad- record in the Clerk's office. He
ditional evaluation he had put on wanted to know if the tax assessor
the books, as a consequence of the sought out such information.
first complaint made two weeks ago tPatrick replied that he did not
the tax assessor replied "about seek out such information, that he
$1S,250." just let the people send it in.
Dowd's chief complaint at that In this connection Dickens used
time, was that so few had filed a the names: Andreasen, Bartee.
return on tangible personal pro- Bateman, Bishop, Bozeman, among
perty. others. In response to each ame.
Before turning his case over o Patrick replide: "No".
his attorney, Ben Dickens, Dowd Dickens then asked the tax as-
bit sarcastically into the tax as- sessor the same question about
sessor when he (Dowd) told the promissory notes, as Class D per-
Equalization Board that: "Sammy sonal intangible property-in this
(Patrick) owes me a debt of grati- case notes made on loan companies.
tude foi giving him that list of 675 None are reflected in the tax roll
names (of Gulf County telephone according to Patrick, who testified
subscribers who, Dowd charged, that he had not made any inquiries
have made no personal property tax into this matter.
return). The tax assessor has been The loan companies in Gulf
very busy checking on these people, County must hold many thousands
and I have been chided by those of dollars in Class D, promissory
who know me for putting Sammy to notes, which should be taxed, ac-
so much bother. Of the 675 names, cording to law, asserted Dickens.
663 turn up on the latest roll with Dickens: Are you familiar with
no taxes to pay. I commend Sam- Statute 200.05, Laws of Florida,
my for waging a successful re- which requires the tax assessor to
election campaign among these 663 make a separate schedule for every


people." taxpayer not making a return?
"Obviously", he concluded, "the Patrick replied that he had made
tax assessor has done nothing to no schedules for those who filed no
broaden the tax base (of Gulf return.
County)." At this point, counsel for the
in his turn, Dickens asked Patrick Board, David C. Gaskin, intenrupt-
after putting him under oath, a ser- ed Dickens, requesting Dickens to
ies of questions which brought out relate himslef, in his questions, to
information that, as far as could specific names and places and not
be determined, no stockholders in to questions on general law appar-
the county had filed a return on ently intended to test the compe-
capital stock of corporations. Of tence or incompetence of the tax
Patrick, Attorney Dickens wanted assessor. The Board of Equaliza-
to know if the following corpora- tion, he continued, were not sitting
tions or stockholders in them, hbd to pass Judgment on the tax assess-
filed returns showing possession of or, nor were they qualified to do
capital stock: Gulf Hardware Co. so, but were here, in fact, to hear
R. A. Bellows, B. W. Eells, R. A. complaints and to determine whe-
Bellows, Jr., J. L. Sharit; Model their or not to accept the tax roll
Homes, Inc., Mrs. Morrell Howell; as presented by the tax assessor.
Bellows, Bellows and Gilbert St. Dickens agreed this was so and
Joe Auto Parts, Inc., R. Lamber responded that his point was to de-
son; St. Joe Building and Housing termine if the tax assessor had
Co.; St. Joe Furniture and Ap- complied with the law, "because",
pliance Co., John Blount; Modern he said, "if the law has not been
Furniture Co. followed, then the tax roll is in-
Patrick made two responses, as complete."
applicable: either that he could not iDckens then asked Patrick itf
remember such Information show- any decedent estates were reflect-
ing on any returns, in cases where (CotMiufl on page 8)


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Wedding Plans Are Announced
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Wood of Port Port St. Joe High School in 1956
St. Joe announce the approaching Port St. Joe High School this year
marriage of their daughter, Emo- and was listed in Who's Who of
gene Wood, to Carl Eugene Raf- The Monument. Mr. Raffield a gra-
field, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl duale of Port St. Joe High School
Raffield of Port St. Joe. !in 1956 is affiliated with his father
An August wedding is being in The Gulf Fisheries Company
planned, and is employed with the St. Joe
Miss Wood was graduated from. Paper Company.

NEWS F OM Mrs. B. F. Pitts and Mr. and Mrs.
li II J J. W. Steads.
Highland View Mr. and Mrs Harlon Stanley and
PHONE BA!1 7-4652 children of Marianna were w
By MRS. ELA ROGERS end visitors of Mr. and Mrs Dan
By Hatfield, Sylvia Stanly remained
Mr. and Mrs. Pelham Revell and to spend two weeks with hr '-
.. .. .. and uncle M r. and M rs. H atfield.
Children Joyce and Jerry left Sat-
touring New Orleans, Mexico City Mr. and Mrs W. D. Burke spent
and others parts of Mexico. last week end in Holt with Mr, and
'Mrs. W. C. Page and children 'Mrs. J. L. Parker and in Florala,
visited in ,Oford last week with her Ala., with Mr. and ;Mrs. H. A.
Parents and family Mr. and Mrs. Kelly.
J. W. Hendrix. Miss Glenda Burke spent the
week in Pensacola with Mr. and
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Skipper of Mrs. C. K. Skipper.
Panama City and son Donnie vis- Mrs. Delia Bridges of Bayou
ited his Parents Mr. and Mrs Batrie, Ala., is \ is in, herbrother
George Skippler, over the;week end. and family, Mj '.uTA Mrs. L. H.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Steads and Kelly.
son visited their Parents .and Fam- Mrs. Florida Roberts of Sopchop-
ily in Lynn Haven Friday Mr. and py spent several days with Clinton




It Has Happened!


JIMMY GREER

IS5 BACK IN BUSINESS AT THE OLD STAN-
DARD OIL STATION.


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at kttG UordUon, Georgia. li es nowW
serving in the Army 'Security Agen-
cy in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Skipper
and son of Panama City spent Sun-
day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
George Skipper.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Branch had
as their week end guests, Mr. and
Mrs. K. C. Sheffield of Brunswick,
Ga., Mrs. Seth Sheffield of Albany,
Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Bea Davis
of Colquitt, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Skipper
and sons of Pensacola spent the
week end with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. George Skipper.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Whittaker
and children, Gail and Wanda vis-
ited with Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Lloyd
over the week end. They are from
Bainbridge, Ga.
Miss Willa Thompson from Ohio
has been visiting here with her sis-
ters, Mrs. Lillian Kennington and
Mrs., 'Pauline Jordan and other
relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Forehand are
on vacation in California and Seat-
tle, Wash., visiting their children.
Mrs. Katherine Brown, Barbara
and Patsy Patterson spent the week
end in Florala, Ala.
Miss Clare Marshal of Wewa-
hitchka are -.i*iiin. Mr. and Mrs.
Gene Adkins.
SPC Leslie Coker and wife, Mary
and daughter Elaine, visited his
parents and family, Mr. and Mrs.
C. L. Coker. SPC Coker has been
in Fort Benning, Ga. They left this
morning for Fort Campbell, Ky.
Mr. and Mrs..A. H. Mathews vis-
ited over the week end in Ozark,
Ala.. with his sister, Mrs. Callie
Whitman, and in Enterprise, Ala.,
with his brother, J. E. Mathews
and Mrs. Mathew's sister, Mrs. J.
B. Snell.
Mrs. Albert Davis and children
-spent last week in Altha with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester S.
Cook.

Visit In Blountstown
Mr. and Mrs. James Roy Willis
of this city returned to their home
after spending several days in
Blountstown as guests of her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Price and
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wil-
lis.


LOSE UGLY FAT
IN TEN DAYS
OR MONEY BACK
If you are overweight, hedre is the
first really thrilling news to ome
along in years. A new and conven-
ient way to get rid of extra pounds
easier than ever, so you can be as
slim and trim as you want. This
new product called DIATRON curbs
both hunger and appetite. No drugs,
no diet ,no exercise. Absolutely
harmless. When you take DIlA-
TRON, you still enjoy your meals,
still eat the foods you like but you
simply don't have the urge for ex,
tra portions and automatically your
weight must come down, because,
as your own doctor will tell' you,
when 3 ou eat less, you weigh less,
Excess weight endangers your
heart, kidneys. So no matter what
you have tried before, get DIA.
TRON and prove to yourself what
It can do. DIATRON is sold on this
GUARANTEE: You must lose
weight with the first package yQu.
use or the package costs you no-
thing. Just return the -bottle to
your druggist and get your money
back. DIATRON costs $3.00 and Is
sold with this strict money back
guarantee by:
SMITH'S PHARMACY
Port St. Joe, Fla.
Mall Orders FilleC






SUMMER CD
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6" RELEF


Strickland.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Strickland
,and sons, Abel and Kenneth of
S9,r. .lopI', and Mr. and Mrs. Clark
Surrance of Tallahassee visited
Clinton Cox Saturday enroute to
Mexico Beach where they are va-
cationing. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Whittington
spent the week end in Pensacola,
and Fort Walton Beach.
Meadie Chason and daughter,
Joyce Earl of Smith Creek called
on the Clinton Cox family Saturday.
Mrs. Coleman Bulger and daugh-
ter Eloise spent several days with
the C. C. Petersons.
Sorry to hear Mrs. George Burke
is in the Municipal Hospital. Her
many friends hope her a speedy
recovery.
PFC. Denver D. Skipper, son of
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Skipper of Port
St. Joe formerly of Vernon has suc-
cessfully completed his advanced
individual military police training
1, 7f Iniinn P*1^ I.E UP, ia Tin..


The Highland View Assembly of
God Church begins a revival series
August 7 with Evangelist L. V.
Clark of Columbus, Ga. The Rev.
Clark is a dynamic preacher of the
word and has many years exper-
ience. The services will begin each
night at 8:00 p.m. Everyone is in-
vited to attend the revival services
beginning gAugust 18.

Alice Land Observes

13th Birthday Saturday

Mrs. Marvin Land entertained
with a birthday party honoring'her
daughter, Alice on 'her 13th birth-
day. The party was held on Satur-
day night in the American Legion
Hall. Assisting Mrs. Land was Mrs.
Jimmy Allen and Mrs. Phillip Lew-
is.
*Open-face sandwiches, potato
chips, cookies and punch were ser-
ved.
Those attending were Pat Wil-
liams, Brenda Ward, Connie Munn.
Mickey Thompson, Kay Cree'"b,
Mary Dell Ramaey, Diane Hannon,
Peggy Pyle, Peggy Lewis, Ellen
Kennington, Sue Durant, Tony Mi-
ra, Mary Evelyn Garraway, Cather-
ine Duren, George Duren, Joe Wha-
ley, George Boyer, Jimmy Allen,
Robbie Costin, Nelson Hall, Blaine
Tharpe, Richard Thompson, Larry
Rogers (Davis, Ernest Thursabay,
Curtis Hammond, Sonny Eells,
Chesley Fensom and Tony Maige.

Visiting In Blountstown
Miss Carolee Armstrong and bro-
ther Randy have been the recent
ugests of their uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Norris Armstrong in
Blountstown.


tHURMDAY, AU6USt i, 1967-


-First Baptist WMU

Has Business Meeting

The WMU. Business Meeting met
at the First Baptist Church Monday
afternoon with the president, Mrs.
W. C. Pridgeon, presiding.
The meeting was opened by sing-
ing "Love Divine", followed with
prayer by Mrs. Cliff Ellis.
Mrs. Pridgeon led the group in
responsive reading. The subject of
"God's Work" -was taken from
Psalms 140:3413, 17. Reports from
various committees and chairmen
were given with special emphasis
on youth work. The mission study
and Week of Prayer for September
Were discussed.
It was agreed to have a oWel
shower at the next circle meeting
for the Baptist Children's Home in

Lakeland. Each WMU member is
asked to donate one towel.
The Business meeting or next
month will be on Tuesday, Septem-
ber 3, due to Labor Day on Monday.
Mrs. Emory Stephens dismissed
the meeting with prayer.

WSCS Holds Monthly

Meeting At The Church

The Woman's Society of Chris-
tian Service met Monday afternoon
at the First Methodist Church for
the Monthly business meeting with
Mrs. G. S. Croxton, president, pre-
siding. (
The meeting opened with the
hymn, "What A Mriend" followed
with the program, "What A Friend"
followed, with the program, "Spirit-
ual Life Cultivation" given by Mrs.
Charles Browne Secretary of Spir-
itual Life. The scripture was read
by Mrs. J. C. Laney, followed with
prayer.
During the business reports were
given for the month by the chair-
man of various committees.
The meeting closed with the
WSCS benediction.









F"O i~ 7-41

EOWctrA7 R4 irs



I tDAL BA 7-4831


OPEN SUNDAY, 5:45 P.M.
OPEN 8:30 p.m.-SHOW AT 7:00


F9nAY nd SATURDAY
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PICTURE
- FEATURE No. 1 --


A ERR A A I P I AL P I Cf I if-'


WSCS CIRCLES SET
MEETING PLACES
The meeting places for circles of
the Woman's Society of Christian
Service are announced as follows:
- Circle 1 will meet with Mrs. J.
C. Laney.
Circle 2 will meet with Mrs. Paul


THURSDAY FRIDAY


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Blount on hunter uCirce.
Circle 3 will meet with Mrs. Tom
Byrd at the Beach.
Circle 4 will meet with Mrs. Carl'
Ariimstrong. This is & morning meet-
ing.
All meetings will take place the
third Monday.

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED
Mrs. John C. Allen of Apalachi-
cola announces the engagement of
her daughter, Miss Iris Cornelia Al-
len, to Thomas Jordan Hicks, III,
son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Hicks of
Panama City.
Wedding plans will be announced
at a later date.

Celebrates Birthday
Mrs. Seaborn Lisenby, mother of
Mrs. Henry Campbell or Hunter
Circle, recently celebrated her 80th
birthday In her home on llth St.,
Panama City. Mrs. Losenby is well
known in the city having visited
here with her daughter and son-in-
law.
GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY


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Valuation 'Increases
(Continued From Page 3)
doing the best job in the state
with a 62 per cent assessments as
compared to a general average of
about 44 per cent, raised its gross
assessments by about 169 million
dollars. It was the first major
readjustment since a professional
countywide revaluation was made
in 1951.
The Pinellas assessor went thru
all acreage and many platted lots
and wrote them up. This resulted in
about 115 million dollars of the in-
crease. Only loud complaint on ac-
reage revaluation came from grove
owners who were ni a peculiar po-
sition of having land which was
worth more as potential residential
subdivisions than in producing
groves.
The Broward County assessor
ran into a peck of opposition when
he raised tax rolls 39 per cent over
1956 in the first county-wide reval-
uation since 1948. Some unimproved
lands in the western part of the
county was upped 400 per cent. Pro-
perty owners flocked to the court
house to ask questions and demand
explanations. The County Equaliza-
tion Board began hearings this
week.
Increase for Dade


ia WDe County, groe property Some proprty a mtent rlaote T n
valuations went up from $2,3853,- ed as much as 80-fol4, Counties I Begin
541,076 last year to an estimated Leon County made Its first over- *
$2,646,354,420 this year. The in- all revaluation of acreage in many ting Schoo Fund
crease was partially due to natural years, helping boost 1957 assessed
growth but mostly due to a revalua- valuations by about 12 million dol- TAILLAHASSEE, The money
tion of property, principally land. lars. Assessor John Brown estimat- pouring into the state Treasury
from the expanded sales tax will
Advertisement start going to county school boards
-. .. this week.


0 From where Im sitting. .y Joe Marsh

-
Orderfor YorselfJ

If you aim to find fault with for being the first to admit her
others, I'm obliged to say you shortcomings something not
might best start with yourself, everyone is big enough to do.
Take for instance, the story Just because you like coffee
Jake Ellis told me yesterday., to drink when I prefer a glass
He recently stopped at an oi beer don't make either of us
out-of-town diner and ordered wrong. The right to choose what
a meal. The waitress [brand we want instead of being or-
new on the job] made every dered to accept another's choice
mistake in the book. She cpn- is the American way of doing
fused the order, spilled the wa- things let's kep it that
ter, and brought him the wrong ~y ------ -
dessert. Nevertheless, Jake left '
a substantial tip. The waitress
smiled and handed the money
back, saying; "Keep it, Misteri 2'GL tiC'I 1
you've sure earned it more than' /*/C __ i ,
I have." --
From where I sit, that girl '
deserves a good deal of credit .
y, ,, Copyright, 1957 United States Brewers Foundation


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The Cabinet; Budget Commission
-this week released $3,272,726 to the
counties. The funds are the first of
the 18 million dollars allotted to
counties for school purposes under
the sales ta expansion law approv-
ed by the 1957 Legislature.
Counties may use the funds for
any school purpose they choose.
Put most are expected to use it
ftor matching other state funds ear--
marked for teachers pay increases
and 23 million dollars worth of
emergency school construction.
(Under the law, counties must be
given 18 million dollars per year
from the revenue brought nla by ex-
panding the sales tax to low cost.
clothing, motor vehicles, beer and
other items.
The funds will be allotted on the
basis of $651. for each instructional
unit of 27 pupils in each county,
the number of instruction units
vary widely. Dade County, with
5,398 units, will receive $2,978,581
in sales tax money while Glades
County with 27.7 units will draw
$15,523. Other counties will fall be-
tween those extremes.
The sales tax money to be allo-
cated is In addition to the regular
minimum foundation prog ram funds
which for this fiscal year will
amount to more than 113 million


ed this was about seven million
dollars more than the normal In-
crease. Few protests were heard.
Alachua County increased its
taxable value of property about 38
per cent as a result of a still con-
tinuing countywide reassessment.
This increase will bring In about
$400,000 in added taxes.
Lee County has had an 11 per
cent increase in nonihomestead
property, and Seminole has increas-
ed valuations about 6/2 million dol-
lars.


of the division's 4at egimegt, en- Knrght, son of Mrs, Lettl~ Knight
tered the Army in 1942 and was Cross OCty, atte4nd4 Greenville
last statoned at Fort Bragg, N. C. High SchooL.


First hteks for the tle9 M0
funds will go oun tq counaes about
Friday (today).
The budget committion also re-
leased $203,520 to be used for build-
ing an auditorium at the University
4f Florida physics building. Budget
Director Harry Smith said the state
is ready to ask for construction bids
on the project.
In another action the commission
released $179,951 for planning con-
struction of about 4V'/ million dol-
lars, worth of buildings at seven
junior colleges. The planning mon-
ey is about four per cent of the to-
tal construction costs.
The seven schools at which plan-
ning was authorized by the action
Marianna, Palm Beach, St. Peters-
burg, Gul Cofast at Panama City,
Washington at Pensacola and Gibbs
at St. Petersburg.
-K
Billy W. Ayers Finishes
ROTC Leadership Course
FORT BENNiING, GA.-ROTC
Cadet Billy W. Ayers, student at
the University of Florida, and son
of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Ayers, Port
St. Joe, is among the group of
student-cadets from the Port St.
Jfoe area who have completed the
six-week leadership training course
at the 1957 Fort Benuning ROTC
Summer Camp.
Along with approximately 1300
students, representing 26 universi-
ties and colleges in five Southeast-
ern states and Puerto Rico, who
are also "graduates" of the camp,
Cadet Ayers received instruction
and practical applications periods in
,most conventional types of infan-
try weapons, individual and small
unit tactics, supply economy, unit
administration, map reading, auto-
motive maintenance, and signal
communications.
ALONZO KNIGHT IS
PROMOTED IN KOREA
'24th DIV., KOREA Alonzo
Knight, whose wife, Essie, lives in
Port St. Joe, recently was promot-
ed to private first class in Korea
where he is a member of the 24th
Infantry Division.
Knight, assigned to Company M


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now Oircuit ige 0f the 14th. J-
dicial Circuit has. been appointed
and that said Judge will have his
Chambers in Port St Joe; that the
Board of County Commissioners of
Gulf County is responsible for fur-
nishing said office and furnishing
all equipment in office. After dis-
cussion, the Board appointed Com-
missioners Croxton, Cooper and
Price to attend to nd to this business.
There being no further business
to come before the oBard, the n meet-
ing did then adjourn.
ATTEST:
George Y. Core J. C. Price
Clerk Chairman


Thurs., Frt. and Sat.
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MINUTES OF THE erence made a part hereof, own tax-
COUNTY COMMISSION able personJl property (tangible)
and taxable intangible personal
property for the tax year 1957, but
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA that the names and taxable tangi-
JULY 22, 1957 ble and intangible personal property
'The Board of County Commission- of said persons have been omitted
ers of Gulrf County, Comi.eti this by the Tax Assessor from the pro-
er of Gulfrsounty. to recess idtaken on per tax rolls for the year 1957, and
ds pursuant to recess taken on that your deponent verily believes
July 1, 1957, acting as a Board of that each of the said persons on.
etugira0ioi, for the purpose of the list annexed hereto own taxable
hearing complaints and receiving intangible personal property,p Class
S57 tax rlyli.The followeAn g meA- .d e minimum amount of
r o li rshe t ing m-$10000, and taxable personal tan-
hers were present: a C. PSrice, gible property in the-minimum am-
('XConopn, i. C. Harden, .Sr., Gea. mount Of $300.00 exclusive of all ex-
S. Croxton. The-Deputy Clerk, At.emptions. 4. That deponent' has
!r.eY Costion, She-ritf and Tax As- been aggrieved by the aforesaid om-
lotraey Costin; ShenTaA- missions and by reason thereof will
T essor were also present have to pay more taxes for the year
The nieeti1g came to order at 1957 nhe would if said taxable
9 V. ow appeared before property were included on the tax
Joseph V. Dow.] appeared before r-oll 5 Th, h doe hereby pro-
the Board and announced that he rolls, 5. .That he deshereby pro
was appearing as an interested tax test the omnin ion of the afore-
payer of Gulf County Mr. Dowdin- said personand property fr the
formed the board that after a thor- proper t.axi roll. -aud d. esherety re-
ough examination of th '0957 tax quest that the oBard of Equaliza-
roll, that he regards it as dishonest, ton of Gulf Gounyt, Florida make
utter nonsense, wholesale barefaced the additiL'u, of persons and pro-
deceit and said that- he intends to perty as hown by the. annexed
do something to correct these faults schedule to the tangible personal
if he has to take it to the highest propertytaxrol. and the intangible
court in the land. Mr. Dowd th personal property tax all fo r he
turned his case over to his atto ,year 1957. Pursuant to a, at.
ney, the Hon. B. H. Dickens, Jr. y 200.20 (1955) and Fla. Stat. 1.12
request of Mr. Dickens, the Board (1955) respe lively.
had Mr. Dowd sworn in to give his /s/ Joseph V. Dowd
tistim,.ony and evidence. Mr. Dowd Sworn to and subscribed before
presented, his sworn affidavit and am P.22n Hday of July, 1nd
a list of names taken from the Co Sam P. Husband
telephone book, said names not ap- (County Judge's Seal)
pearing on the 1957 tax roll as ow- Mr. Harry HI Saunders, Vice
ing taxable tangible andintangibe Pesdent, St. Je Paper Company
per; a,,al property. The affidavit is -
herewith li-_t:,ll ind the list of appeared before the Board and said
names is on file in the clerks of- that his Company was paying from
fice. 70% to 75% of all County taxes and
"STATE OF FLORIDA, that because of this fact, the St.
COUNTY OF GULF: Joe Paper Conp'any was very in-
fterested in correcting the tax roll
Personally appeared before me, for 1957; that. in -,iur years the
.the undersigned? authority duly au- paper company did not officially
thorized to administer oath's and *-*bj~t to any of the assessments
take acknowledgments, Joseph V. on the tax roll, but now it appears
Dowd, who upon being duly sworn, that a one third increase in the St.
deposes and says: 1. That he is a Joe Paper Company assessment will
resident-and taxpayer of Gulf Coun- be much too high and out of line
ty, Florida. 2. That he has made a with othei assessments. Mr Saun-.
sworn return of all his property at ders presented a list of businesses
full cash value for the 'tax year in the County that was not on the
1957, including real, personal, intan- 1957 tax roll, and requested that
gible personal property to the tax each of these businesses be placed
assessor of Gulf County, Florida. on said tax roll, and also requested
3. That he has examined the Tax that all Homestead properyt be in-
Assessment roll for Gulf C(ounty, creased by one third. Mr. Saunders'
Florida for the tax year 1957, and testimony and .byidnece was given
after diligent search and inquiry underoath.
'inds ti[it ljth persons listed un the Mr. George G.. Tapper appeared
s-ci edule annexed hereto and by ref- before thte Board and told the
------s -Board of the background of the
present re-evaluation. Later Mr.
W N E --Tapper recommended that the
SN E D Board employ an outside Tax Ap'
-praiser to appraise all property in
the County, because Mr. Patrick
Al IV E was an elected official and he want-
ed the lowest possible taxes for the
greatest number of people.
Your. EXTRA FUNDS to Safe- After discussion and being advis-
guard in, INSURED Savings ed by Attorney Cecil G. Costin, Jr.
Accoun-. there was a m.ntion by Comm. Har
den, seconded by Comm, Cooper
372 PER CENT, per annum and duly carried that, 1. This meet-
PROFT, c e c d ing be recessed until Monday, Au-
PROFIT, credited compound- gust 5, 1957, at 9 o'clock. 2. That
or paid in cash, June 30 and the Tax Assessor investigate the
December 31. names submitted by Mr. Dowd and
Mr. Saunders to determine if any
BRING, MAIL us your Ch1eck, assessment be made against said
Money Order, Cash. names, and if so, that said assess-
e our SAVINGS meant be made on the 1957 tax roll,
oReceive our SAVINGS PASS- and 3. To Investigate any and all
BOOK, Credit made. other persons who hav eassessible
property; .nd not on the tax roll
CITIZENS FEDERAL "'this 'time. ... .
CITIZENS FEDERAL Thereupon, Mr. J. V. Dowd, under
'oath, stated that he' protested the
'. foregoing- ommissions of taxable
Savings& Loan Association property as presented by, Mr. Saun-
Port St. Joe, Florida ders.
The Board was informed that a


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
IN CHANCERY.
In Re: Adoption: of
KATIE IRENE COOK, a; minor.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO
HENRY COOK, whose best known
address is Grand Rapids, Michigan:
You are 'hereby notified that a
petition has been filed in said
Court by Ollie Pace and Johnest
Pace, praying for adoption of the
minor child, Katie Irene Cook, and
you are hereby required to be and
appear in said Court on Monday,
Spetember 9, A. D., 1957, and to
show cause, if you can, why said
petition should not be granted.
This order to be published for
four consecutive weeks in The Star,
a newspaper published in said Gulf
County, Florida.
Witness my hand and official seal
this, 5th day of August, 1957.
GEORGE Y. CORE
Clerk Circuit Court
By: ROSELLE GASKIN
(SEAL) 4t-8-8
NOTICE OF REGULAR
MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Notice is hereby given that the
First Primary for the office of two
(2) City Commissioners, one (1) in
group one and one (1) in group two,
also for the election of one (1)
Mayor.Commissioner, will be held
at the City Hall Fire Station in the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida on
Tuesday, September 10, 1957.
The polls will open at 8:00 o'clock
A.M. and close at 7:00 o'clock P.M.
Eastern Standard' Time.
'When there are more than two
candidates for any one office and
neither shall receive a majority of
the total votes cast for such office,
then another election shall be held
one week from the date of the first
election, or September 17, 1957, at
which time the two candidates re-
ceiving the largest number of votes
in the former election shall be vot-
ed on again.
R. W. HENDERSON 4t
City Auditor and Clerk 8-16


P, O. Box 735


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FORDS COST E PER MILE!
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Fords cost less to buyl
No doubt about it! Model for model, Ford cars are the lowest
priced* of the low-price three. And don't be fooled by those
"low prices" now being quoted for some "stripped down"
models in the medium-price field. Remember, a '57 Ford
equipped the way most people want a car today-with auto-
matic transmission, heater and radio-costs hundreds of dol-
lars less than these medium-priced cars, similarly equipped.*-
*Based on comparison of manufacturers' suggested retail delivered prices


Fords cost less to trade!
Latest official auction sale figures on used cars show clearly
that the new kind of Ford commands a higher price than
either of its two low-priced competitors. The men who bid
at these auctions are professional buyers-men whose very
livelihood depends upon their expert knowledge of cars.
They pay more for used Fords because they know that Fords
hold up in value. Like thousands of Ford owners from coast
to coast, they have discovered that Ford is worth more when
you buy it ... worth more when you sell it, tool


Fords cost less to runI
In the only nationally recognized test of gasoline economy,
the 1957 Mobilgas Economy Run, a Ford Six delivered more
miles per gallon than any other car entered! This, remember,
was. no "private test" conducted for the benefit of a single
manufacturer. This was grueling competition between 12
different makes of cars supervised by the United States
Auto Club. And when the test was over, For4 led all other
cars in the thing you want most-actual miles per gallon!


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Proves Heartening To State

Property tax assessments, tre be-! shows that assessors in almost a
ginning to shoot up in scattered dozen counties have gone beyond
counties in Florida and assessors Ithe normal increase to initiate a
say there has been less taxpayer real revaluation program.
grumbling than they had expected. Gov. LeRoy Collins -said he was
An Associated Press survey much encouraged by the progress

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and "I have been informed of plans
being made for improvements in
other counties," But he added that
a great deal more. improvement


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT;
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CITY 0 FPORT ST. JOE, a )
Municipality in the County of )
Gulf, State of Florida, )
Petitioner )
STATE OF FLORIDA, and the)
Taxpayers, Property Owners )
and Citizens of- the City of )
Port St. Joe, including non- )
resident sowning property )
or subject to taxation therein, )
Respondents. )
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
THROUGH THE STATE ATTOR-
NEY: FOR THE FOURTEENTH
I JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF SAIl)
STATE, THE SVERiAL PROPER-
TY OWNERS, TAXPAYERS, CI-
TIZENS AND OTHERS HAVING
OR CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TI.
TLE OR INTEREST IN PROPER-
TY TO -BE AFFECTED BY THE
ISSUANCE BY THE CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA, OF
BONDS HEREINAFTER MORE
PARTICULARLY D E S C RIBED,
OR TO BE AFFECTED IN ANY
WAY THEREBY:
You and each of you are hereby
required to appear on the 16th day
of August, 1957, at 10:00 o'clock
a.m. before the Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida, at the office
of the Circuit Judge in the City
Hall in Port St. Joe, Florida, and
show cause why the prayer of the
Petition filed in the above entitled
proceedings should not be granted
and the bonds therein described
and the proceedings authorizing
the issuance thereof, validated and
confrimed, said bonds consisting
of One Hundred Seventy-five Thou-
sand Dollars (.$175,000.00) Hospital
Revenue Bonds, dated August 1,
1957, maturing serially on August
1 of each of the years 1958 to 1972,
both inclusive, bearing Interest,
payable semi-annually, at such rate
as shall be determined upon the
sale thereof, not in excess of six
per cent (6%) per annum, a more
par'-tlular description of said bonds
being contained in the Petition fil-
ed in these proceedings.
DONE AND ORDERED at Port
St. Joe, Florida, this 22nd day of
July, 1957.
/s/ W. L. FITZPATRICK
Judge of the Circuit Court of
Florida in and for Gulf
County. 3t-7-25
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
S GULF COUNTY FLORIDA.
IN CHANCERY.
MAMIE GAFFNEY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WALTER ,ELLIS GAFFNEY,
Defendant. o
NOTICE OF DIVORCE
NOTICE TO: WALTER ELLIS
GAFFNEY, whose place of resi-
dence is 1412 Fourth Avenue, South,
Birmingham, Alabama.
On or before the 2nd day of Sbp-
temiber, A. D. 1957, the defendant,
Walter Ellis Gafney, is required
to serve upon Hon. Cecil G. Castin,
Jr., plaintiff's attorney, whose ad-
dress is Reid Avenue, Port St. .te,
Florida, a copy of and file with tlie
Clerk of said Court, the origiil gf
an answer to the bill of complaint
filed against him herein.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said' Court at Wewahitchlra,
Gulf County, Florida, this 29th day
of July, A. D. 1957.
GEORGE Y. CORE
Clerk Circuit Court
By: Roselle Gaskin, D. C.
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) 4t-84


lI1-million-dollar tax program writ*
ten by the 1957 Legislature will be
returned to the counties to help
pay fo school teacher pay raises
and new school buildings.
Most thoroughgoing job of as-
sessment overhaul was done in
Gadeden County where the total
assessments were almost tripled
over a year ago. But the- millage
rate was sliced in half in a move
toward a more equal spread.
Valuations were ushed up from
-1'2 million dollars in, 1956 to
about 32 million dollars. Gadsden
County had been near .the bottom
of the lost -in the ratio of actual
assessments to full value.
'Gadsden A2sessor Tewey Mc-


Person said the county had to
raise its assessments in order to
provide money needed to support
the county government and schools.
Fifty-five persons showed up to
protest assessment hikes to the
Gadsdenl Equalization Board. But
18 of this number were satisfied
with an explanation. Of the 37 oth-
er complaints, 22 were granted
small reductions.
'McPherson said the small num-
ber of complaints indicated Gads-
den County residents were in ac-
cord with valuation increases.
Single Charlotte Protest
Charlotte County put a nine-
million-dollar blanket increase into


THE STAR, Port 6 Joe, PIt. THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1967

effect and 'got ohly one mild pro, Pinellas County, which has been
test. (Continued On Page 7)



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needed to be made.
The upward trend Is taking place
at a time when state officials were
beginning to despair of counties
lifting assessments to anywhere
near the required full cash value.
'Altogether, it a appears that the
upswing in assessments is reach-
ing the highest point since the
"full cash value" requirement, was
written into the law by the 1941
Legislature.
Collins .said` that a little-known
provision in the 1957 railroad as-
sessment law would be a big help
toward raising assessments in the
future.
The law authorize the State Rail-
road Assessment Board to fix hte
railroad property assessments at
the same ratio that the general
level of other property tax assess-
ments in each county.
To Check Survey Results
To determine the ratio of tax
assessments in th e67 counties, the
Railroad Assessment Board has
hired a Miami firm to make a sur-
vey.
Collins said this week he wanted
to take a look at results of this sur-
vey before calling county tax as-
sessors into Tallahassee for a full
discussion of assessment procedure.
The governor had announced
plans for summoning the assessors
after the 1057 Legislature refused
to go along with his program to
set up a state-local property ,assess-
ment board to assist in equalizing
assessments throughout Florida.
When the assessment ratio sur-
vey is completed next March 1, Col-
lins said "we will analyze the pic-
ture and in light of that will decide
whether to encourage improve
meant "
Collins and State School Supe.
Thomas D. Bailey have contended
that if the countless did a better
job on assessments, there would be
less need for the state to levy
new taxes to finance essential ser-
vices.
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Going Places..


-- with -
Col. W. Shelby Smith, Ret.
Mayor of Buckhorn
ACME, S. 0.-Well, here we are,
oft again on a trek to we know
not where, but which will eventually
end up as usual back at the Buck-
horn city hall.
Acme was the first stop of im-


myself, our good wife Myrtlie, and
Mrs. W. J. Daughtry, who is ac-
companying us to Alexandria, Va.,
to spend a month or so with her
son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Bruno.)
We were royally entertained by
the Kirklands, being wined and
dined sumptuously in their air-con-


portance on this higera, we being ditioned home on which Harold is
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold making an addition, despite the
Kirkland. (The "we" I refer to is fact that he claims to know noth-


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ig ot carpent.ry. JncidentAlly, bi
is doing an excellent job which
leads one to believe 'that he Is not
so ignorant of the use of tools as
he avers.
Onpe nice tiing we noticed about
the speed regulations in South Car-
olina was that although the top
speed was set at 55 miles per hour,
there was a 40-mile per hour mini-
mum, which had a great tendency
to speed up traffic, eliminating the
sluggards who, as we all know,
poke along admiring the scenery
or the girl with them In, the front
seat. Will be glad when Florida
has this type of regulation.
Crops throughout this area are
suffering from lack of rain the cot-
ton being stunted, the corn drying
up and the tobacco attaining but
about half normal growth. The far-
mers are indeed suffering and the
weatherman gives no encourage-
ment of moisture in the foresee-
able future.
Since this is but the first lap of
our journey, there is nothing of
part cula r importance to record.
However, with our eyes set on Wil-
liamsburg and the Jamestown Ex-
position, we should be able to pro-


vide uur readers (if any) & hit hW.
t6r fare in forthcoming coliimns,
ST. JAMES CHURCH
EPISCOPAL
Rev. Gardner D. Underhill
Priest in Charge
7:'30 a.m. Holy Communion, Rev.
Richard B. Byrd. Layman League
Breakfast.
11:00 a.m. Stanley Bullock, morn-
ing prayer and. 6ermou.







Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Kelley an-
nounce the birth of a son, Ronnie
Maxwell on August 2.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Carlton
Chandler announce the birth of a
son pn August 3. The young mant
has been named Carlous Wayne.
(All births occurred at the
Port St. Joe Municipal Hospital)
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O TH1LL6. 6iLBRT TO TAKE
PART IN SEA FAIR
SEAtTLTi., Wash,-Othello Gil-
bert, chief radioman, USN, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Huey 0. Newcomb of
Port St. Joe, and husband of the
former Miss Laura IL. Wilkerson of
Forrest, Miss., with the Command-
er of Cruiser IDivision One, will visit
Seatie, ,Wash., August 7-12, during
the annual Sea Fair.
Twenty-two lU. S. Naiv ships will
visit the Northwestern port for the
ven.t iand will ,tae ,part in a Sea
Parade in Elliott Bay. All ships will
lie open to the public during their
stiav.
.T.e 9ea Fair is a 10-day pageant
of spectator and participation en-
tertalument designed to point out
the ,Puget Sound area as one of the
boating -capitals of the world.
Maritime features will include a
sailboat regatta, salmon fishing der-
bes,, crew and outboard races, wa-
ter-ski shows, a decorated yacht
parade and the U. S. championship
race -. or unlimited hydroplane
speedboats on Lake Washington.
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Col. S. A. Harris, Passes
Away Sunday Afternoon
Lt. Co. Smith A. Harris, 79,
passed away Sunday afternoon at
Wimico Lodge in White City where
he had made his home for the past
eight years with Mr. and Mrs. B.
C. Prince.
Col. Harris is survived by his
wife, Nell McKenzie Harris of
Moultrie, Ga.; two sons, Dr. Carlton
Harris of Greensboro, N. C.; Smith
A. 'Harris, Jr., of Chatham, N. 3.;
one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Mock
of Miami; two sisters, Ethyle Bell,
Tallahassee and Estelle McKeyof.
Pheonix, Ariz and three grandchil-
dren.
On September, 1908, Col Harris
was presented the Military Rifle
Championship of the United States
and has a citation signed by former


President Theodore Roosevelt. He
retired from the army as a Lt. Col.
34 years ago.
Funeral services were held for
Col. Harris in Tallahassee Tuesday
afternoon.
COE-CHAMBERS
Miss Anna Ruth Coe, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs .Homer -oe of this
city, will become the bride of Jack
Ellen Chambers, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Glen Chambers of Cincinnati,
Ohio, in the First Methodist Church
of Port St. Joe on Saturday, Aug-
ust a4, at 7 p.m. No invitations are
being sent in town, but the couple
invite all their friends to attend
the wedding and the reception
which will follow the ceremony in
the church parlor.

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Dowd Accuses
(Continued from page 1)
ed on the latest roll. He cited,
among others,'the names of C. N.
Hobbs, Joe Daniel, Paul Farmer,
John Ford, JX., Nettie Hollinger,
M. G. Lewis, John Council, Deborah
Mosen.
Patrick replied that no decedent
estates were reflected in the tax
roll figures.
[Dickens: What about motor
boats, launches, and cruisers? Are
they listed?
Patrick replied that a good many
of the boats, to the best of his
knowledge, the better boats were
on the rolls, although, upon ques-
tioning, he said he could not recall
the names of the craft. "Mostly the
bigger boats around the canal and
the fishing boats," he said.
'Dickens: Has the homestead
property been increased by one-
third?
Patrick: I did not increase home-
stead by one-third. As a general
thing, I did not bring them up."
Next, Dickens made the state-


ment, on behalf of his client, that
there were many tax in,-quiti.-. on
the roll. He cited a list of busi-
nesses and the amount they are as-
sessed on the roll: Mabel's Beauty
Salon, $800; Harper's Grocery Store
$300; Guilford's Grocery Store,
$300; Guilford's Equipment, $600;


Sinchiir- nefinidg Co., $300; Slam'-
for4's.QTocery Company, $560; Qult
Manufacturing Co., $600; and Mc-
Nell's Store, $300. Dickens said he
thought the beauty shop was as-
sessed too high in comparison to
1the assessment made against the
other businesses he listed.
Asked how he arrived at these
assessments, Patrick replied that
he asked the owners for their se-
timate or that they sent it in on a
return.
Joe Dowd interrupted here to
ask the tax assessor just what me-
thod it was he used to assess taxes.
Patrick replied that he reduced by
two-thirds the amount the taxpayer
showed on his return.


back to a statement he made at the
meeting two weeks ago, Tapper
said that taxes in Gulf County have
been for a goodly number of years,
largely a matter of custom, and not
a matter of strict adherence to the
law. That is, he continued, the tax
assessor has assessed like the peo-
ple wanted him too, and he is not


Dowd asked Patrick if the tax- to be blamed now if the rolls reflect
payer understood this system and no real accuracy.
wondered if the taxpayer, after He indicated he would hate to
making his estimates, cut this es- see the tax roll held up. Rather, he
timate by two-thirds before making suggested that the tax assessor be
his return, instructed to do everything possible
Patridk replied that he wouldn't to prepare the rolls for acceptance
know. next week. There is provision, he
"This", Dowd told the Board, "is reminded the Board for catching up
a clear demonstration that the tax taxes after the roll has been accept-
assessor has not produced a tax ed, if the assessor finds discrep-
roll which an intelligent Board can ancies, inequities, property not or
accept.' the roll that should be, etc.
In summing up the case for his 'He thought the Board should in-
client, Dickens asked that the tax struct the tax assessor to begin
assessor be given an extension to work on a new roll (for 1958) thai
investigate the dearth of return., would contain all the taxable pro-
on the personal tangible and intaa- 1 perty. Any other course of action,
gible property items, taxable under in his opinion, would tie up the roll.
the law. He charged the tax as- Although he lodged no formal
sessor with: complaint at this meeting, Harry
1. Slip-shod assessing methods. Saunders, vice-president of the St.
2. Non-familiarity with the tax Joe Paper Company, who spoke at
laws. this point, voiced his dissatisfaction
3. Failure to secure available as- with the tax assessor, charging Pat-
sistance from the Secretary of rick had increased the paper mill
State and the Comptroller of the valuation by one-third but had not
State. increased homestead evaluations by
4. Descrimination that produced the same amount.
a tax roll with more inequities than Saunders said he would lodge a
equities. formal complaint if the tax assess
Dickens said he adudged tha a or did not show this one-third in-
Sminimum of $200,000 in ,:roe-rt,. -V.'- in evaluation across the
" -tangible and intangible-- was not board.
reflected on the roll. He requested Amplifying his stand, Saunders
on behalf of his client that the tax continued: "Insofar as the mill, is
assessor: concerned I filed a return on the


1. Make a thorough search and 1956 basis. This was raised one
-et this property on the roll. third by the tax .assessor. The paper
2. Write the Comptroller for as- company does not object to this
distance. raise if everyone else in the county
3. Get county judge's records for is treated the same way."
decedents' estates. "At the last meeting, 1 .requested
4. Go to -the stockholders for in- that this one-third evaluation be re-
formation. elected across -the board. I find that
5. Fnd out where the cash is and this has not been done. I reques'
tax it. again that the roll show a one-thi'd
Former State Senator George increase on all evaluations, both on
Tapper iiIt,'rrupt.d at this juncture homestead and non-exempt proper
to say that, in his opinion, Sammy ties."
Patrick would not be able to do the Patrick admitted that he had not
thorough job requested of him, in raised the homestead property by
a period. of six months or even a, one-third. He also said that the pa
year, with,help thrown in. Harking per mill was not assessed one-


S1 THE STAR, Port 8t, Joe, Fla.
third Increase. Some of the St. Jo CLASSIFIED ADS
Land and Development CompanyA A.M. and 12:00 Noon, and from
property in Port St. Joe, he a'.d, LOT FOR SALE: 100'x-150' Located 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday
was not increased one-third but only 5 miles south of Port St. Joe to 12 00 Noon on Sautrday begin-
only 25 per cent. just off U. S. 98 on Jones Home- ning August 21 and. continuing
Saunders said he was seeking 'stead. Cash only $600. Phone 9-1190 through 12:00 o'clock Noon, Sat-
no special favors from the tax as- tp'8-1 urday, August 31, 1957, at which
sesso,. He just wanted the paper FOR SALE: 4-door '49 Pontiac.l time the registration- books will
HRuns good. $150.00. R. L. Fortner close. All persons who have regis-
company treated the same as every- Mexico Beach 2te itered as electors in the City of
one else. If this. is not done, he con- Port St. Joe within the past five
eluded, he would lodge his formal LOTS FOR SALE: Beacon Hill years are not required to re-regis-
complaint, and Mexico Beach. $350 and up. ter. Citizens of the United States
complaint. Make your own terms. R. L. Fort- for the past year and have been
Chairman J. C. Price invited any- ner, Mexico Beach. tfc-8 8 residents of the City of Port St.
one else to speak who would, J, C. Joe for six months. and who are
Arbogast, chemist at the paper co- FOR SALE: House Priced for twenty-one years of age are eligi-
Aboast, chemist at the pper corn- .Located at 1307 Mc- ble for registration.
pany rose to ask if, indeed, returns Clellan Avenue. RI W. HENDERSON 4t
.should be made on a 100 per cent FOR RENT: House at St. Joe Beach City .Auditor and Clerk 8-8
basis, what was a 100 per cent val- E. TOM PRIDGEON -I
nation and Who decided what a 100 BAll tate7741 411 Re Ave. Not is hNOTICE
per cent evaluation is. No one Avh Notice hereby given that the
could answer him. FOR SALE: 25 used wooden, chairs City Tax Assessment Roll for the
ul hSome cane bottom and some fold- City of Port St. Joe, Florida, for ie
W. C. Roche rose to ask the ing. Call Bill'Mazarol. Phone 7-5101 tax year 1957, will be submitted o
Board to consider bringing in out- or 7-5616. the Tax -Equalizing Board for ap-
side appraisers. "I don't believe proval on the 20th day of August,
side apraiserFOR SALE: Used power mower in A D., 1957, at the'City HaIl at 7:00
there's any group within the county good condition. Call Bill Maza- P.M., EST. All persons desiring to
that could set down and assess rol. 'Phone 7-5101 or 7-5616. have corrections made in such roll,
-.wiib justice, fairness. In addition whether in the listing, valuation of,
FOR SALE: 3 bedroom house. 220 property or otherwise, are request-
to that, no one in the county has 6th St. Convenient to school and ed to file with the undersigned on
sufficient knowledge to make as- town. Immediate occupancy. See or before the 20th day of August
sessmIents as they should be. Some 0. M. Taylor, Phone 7-9866. tfc-7-1i 1957, their petition setting forth
counties have reaped a harvest by tneir objections to such assessment
bringing in outside assessors. They and the corrections w1aich they do.
bring g h n outside asseors.o They FOR SALE:-, Lots for sale on block sire to have made.
now have a sound basis on which to 94. Nos. 7, 8 and 9. 2 78 foot front- Witness my hand and the official


She'll have a ten-fold satisfaction
later on," he said.
Since no one else appeared, the
attorney for the Board, David C.
- Qaskin, instructed the Board on
- the courses of action open: "You
can adopt the roll, reject it, or
grant the -tax assessor an exten-
sion ."
After a- brief discussion among
the Board members, Comm. Har-
. den made his motion for a week's
postponement.
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Disabled Persons

Given More Time


S%
To Freeze Account

Congress amended the social se-
curity law, and on July 17, Presi-
t dent Eisenhower signed the amend-
ment so that a long-disabled work-
er now has until June 30, 1958, to
- file an application for the "disabil-
ity freeze" and still have his social
security earnings record protected
as of the date he actually became
disabled, John V. Carey, District
Manager, Panama City, Social Se-
curity Office,said today. The law
now -futher permits a veteran to
receive compensation from the
Veterans Administration for a ser-
any reduction in the amount of his
disability insurance benefits under
social security. These changes,
significant to persons who have
been disabled for some years and to
those with a service-connected dis-
,ability, became effective when
President Eisnehower signed the P.
L. 109.
The purpose of -the "disability
freez" is to prevent those year dur-
ing which a severe and indefinite
disability keeps a person out of
work from counting against him on
eligibility for benefits or on th a-
mount of his benefits, Carey con-
tinued. Person. cannot quality for
-the "freeze" unless, in addition to
meeting disability requirements, he
has worked for at least five years
under social security and for 1%
years during the 3-year period just
before his disability began. '
Until the recent change in, the
law, a period of disability could not
ibe determined to have begun earlier
than 12 months before application
for the, freeze,unless the application
was made before the end of June
1957, Carey added. For this reason,
a disabled person who failed to
make his claim before the end of
June 1957, who became disabled
before January 1, 1.955, would have
lost his right to have his. social
security record frozen because he
Could not possibly meet the reputre-
ments. Moreover, without the
"fr eeze" he might have lost all fu-
ture rights to social security bene-
fits for himself or his family.
The law, as now amended, gives
-those who were disabled before
January 1, 1955, until June.30, 1958,
to file an application for th dis-
ability freeze to urotect their rights
to old-age, survivors, of disability
insurance, Carey Concluded. You
should contact your nearest social
office if you have not already done
so, if you have a disability that
keeps you from working. The office
for this area is located at 522 Mer-
cer Avenue, Panama City, Floridt.
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Advertlasng doesn't oost-It PAYS

Advertising Ooesn't Cast it PAYS


FOR SALE: 14 foot boat and trail-
er with all controls. Phone 7-5374.
P. S. Revells. 4tp-7-18

FOR SALE: One female boxer, 3
months old. Ears trimmed. Regis-
tered. Phone 7-3641, 1303 Wood-

ward. Bill Hammock. ltp
FOR SALE: 2 lots on corner of Mar-
vin Avenue. 165X175. $1700. Ph.
7-3676.

WANTED. Empty two bedroom
house. Call 7-5281 or 9-1178.
FOR RENT: Furnished room. Pri-
vate bath and entrances. 506 8th
Street. tp

LAWN MOWER FOR RENT: 1.00
hour. Cut your lawn and let me
worry with upkeep of mower. Gulf
Service Station, Aubrey R. Tomlin-
son, Phone 7-7601.
LAWNS MOWED: Cair Jimmy Wil-
der, Phone 9-1903.
WANTED: Man for manager-train-
ee. Must hav6 auto andl high
school education. Union Finan'.e
Co. tf c-8-1
:RUMMAGE SALE: 3 showcases.
and two truckloads of new and
used clothing.. Price $200.00. Spring-
field Trading Post. Phone POplar
3-5098, Panama City, Fla. Itp
SPECIAL SERVICES
OR FAST, EFFICIENT plumbing
service, call BILL'S PLUMBING.
r hone 7-7846. Outboard motors re
mired, also.
SEPTIC TANKS pumped out. Call
Buford Griffin, Phone 7-7011 for
quick expert service. tfc4-2
L**ADE US that useless article for
Something usefutal. STOP and
(WAP.

Keys Made While You Walt
35c EACH
BICYCLE PARTS
WESTERN AUTO
HUNTING & FISHING LICENSES
PANA-CRAFT BOATS
and E-Z TRAILERS
Reel Parts and Repairs
F YOU ARE INTERESTED in say-
ing money see us for anything
you need in your home. STOP and
SWAP SHOP.
LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE
Meetings at Moose Hall, 310
Fourth St.. meeting night every other
Monday.
SAMARITAN LODGE No. 40, 1. 0.
0. F.-Meets first and third
Friday, 7:30 p.m. In Masonic
Hall. All members urged to attend;
visiting brethren Invited.
C. W. LONG, N. G.
J. C. PRICE, Secty.
THERE WILL BE a regular com-
munication of Port St. Joe Lodge
No. 111, F&AM every first and
third Thursday at 8:00 p.m.


EVERETT McFARLAND, W.M.
ROY L. BUROH, Sooty.
All Master Masons cordially invited
WILLIS V. ROWAN POST 118,
THE AMERICAN LEGION. Meet.
ing first and third Monday nights
500 p.m., American Legion Home
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All visit-
ing brothers welcome. J. H. Geddle,
High Priest. H. R. Maige,-Secretary.
LEGAL ADVERTISING
REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS
'FOR MUNICIPAL ELECTION
The City registration books will
open at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug-
ust 21, 1957 at the office of the
City Clerk at the City Hall. Those
wishing to register as voters for
the Municipal Election Primary to
be held September 10, 1957, may
register between the hours of 9:00


seal ofr et City or Pkort St..Joc,
Florida this 5th day of August 1957.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1957


WILLIAMS-GO'FFMANN
'Dorothy Jean Williams, daughter
of Mrs. (Ivey Williams of this city
and Donald R. Gofftman were mar-
ried August 3 in Thomasville, Geor-
gia. They are spending their honey-
moon In Chicago, 111.

CARD OF THANKS
I wish to take this means of
thanking my many friends for their
many acts of kindness in regards &o
the death of my beloved mother,
Mrs. J. W. Sanford;
Vera Burge and Family

SHOWER -HONORS
BRIDE-ELE-CT
Miss Dorothy Singletary honored
Miss Dorothy Jean Williams with
a miscellaneous shower at the Flor-
ida Power office last Wednesday
afternoon.
The honoree received many lovely
gifts. Those present were served
refreshments of cake and punch.


Pine Seedlings

Gulf County landowners planted
more than 1Vz million pine seed-
lings last winter, the Florida For-


R. W. *HEiNiDERSO'N 2t est Service reported this week.
City Auditor and Clerk Statewde, record-smalhiag total
as Ex-Officio Tax Assessor t d. .
a. Ex-Offco Taxof more than 19u million pine seed-

NOTICE FOR EMPLOYMENT lings were put in the ground by
NOTICE is hereby given that the Florida landowners. The total Is
Board of County Commissioners of more than double last year's figure
Gulf County, Florida will receive of 87 million seedlings planted.
applications for 'the position of Su-
pervisor of the Gulf County Moslqui- For the previous year, Gulf Coun-
to Control District, salary of $300.00 ty landowners planted over 900,000
per month. Mall all applications to pine seedlings.
the Clerk of Cricuit Court, Wewa- "A bumper crop of seedlings com-
hitchka, Florida. The following qual-
ifications are required: bined with the added production
You must have a High School gained from our new nursery at
Education and 3 years experience Chiefland made the big difference,"
In Mosquito Control Work, or said R. A. (Bonninghausen, Forest
you must have completed your
4th-year in College. These qual- Management Chief of the Florida
Ifleations are required ,by the Forest Service.
State Board of Entomology. Almost 150 million seedlings were
Board of County Commissioners
Gulf County, Florida 2t pr1oduced in the threeFlorida For-
J. C. PRICE, Chairman eat Service nurseries for distribu-
ATTEST: tion at cost to landowners.
George Y. Core, Clerk The balance were produced in
nurseries operated by private in-
Notice s herNO given that I dustries. 'Nine private industry nur-
have sold my entire interest in series also are -accelerating -their
Stones' Shop for Men to Jesse V. production to provide landowners
Stone and I will ndt be responsi- with trees.
ble for any oblige ions incurred by iBonninghausen attributed -part of-
said Stones' Shop for Men after icase ite t i
August 1, 1957. the increased interest in tree
SILAS R. STONE planting to 'the federal govern-
merit's Soil Bank program. The Soil
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO Bank program makes conservation
REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME payments available to farmers who
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: payments available to farmers who
You will please take notice that convert part of- their crop produc-
the undersigned is engaged in ing acreage to timberland.
business in Port St. Joe, Florida This was the first year that seed-
under the fir name of "Stones' hling production has even come close
August, .1957, register said fictitious to -meeting the demand. In past
name with the Clerk of he Circuit years, the Florida Forest Service
Court of Gulf County, Florida, at was 'forced to cut orders as de-
Wewahitchka, Florida. This the mands flooded in for more than
8th day of August, A.D., 1967.
JESSE V. STONE 4t-8-8 could be produced.


Guilford's Dairy


Phone 7-2513


Port St, Joe, Florida
SEALTEST DISTRIBUTOR


1- ~ -V. -


-e ----'~'b~b~ sF~~M mir not pPwr~quiw


assess taxe
s,
and they have lower ag
inillage. It we do the same thing, deep. Ph. 7-5374. 4tp-7-18


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