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VOLUME XXI THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1957 jORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA gle qa b NUMBER 1
by WESLEY R. RAMSEY
if anybody left the Labor Day
free fish fry hungry Monday, it
was jus. because they either did-
ntt like fish or just were too lazy
walk through the lines to get
TF'e annual Labor Day picnic was
Tnore like those put on in the days
gone by, by '.he Labor Unions. Ev-
erybody had plenty to eat, and we
believe everybody had a good me.
Saturday night about midnight,
we thought we had our first Labor
Day accident when .he' ambulance
came screaming into town howling
We called Pete Comforter Mon-'
-day morning to get the information
on the "accident". We said, "Pete,
was '.hat our first Labor Day acci-
dent Saturday night?"
"Well", said Pete, "it was Labor
Day all right but no accident. .
some woman in Wewahitchka had
decided she was going to have her
baby in my ambulance and the dri-
ver was trying 'to make sure she
didn't." Pete said he admonished
.he driver for raising so much
rackus that time of night but the
drivelFshut 'him up right quick wi'h,
"Shucks, Pete, she said she was
going to have that baby right then
and there every mile from Wewa
and I didn't know nothing about
being a midwife and was 'trying my
best not to start learning now."
We might report, just for the re-
cord, that he made it '-,o the hospi-
tal with time to spare.
Gulf County was among the care-
ful 'Labor Day week end and went
its second straight holiday) week
end with no accidents reported.
The Fourth of July, which saw
the accident rate in the nation soar
saw Gulf County sail blissfully
throughg h the whole wpek end with-
out a single accident.
We don't know if it's because
election day is just around the cor-
ner or not, but we are happy to re-
port that. a "causeway" is being
ructed over "Lake Williams".
now on when It rains you
may drive down Williams Avenue
without -the water coming up in-
'to your car. In fact, P. W. Petty,
street maintenance chief, person-
ally guarantees that the water will
now never get over 'tire deep.
We got a letter in the mail the
other day from "Mr. Watchin Every-
thing". Mr. "Everything" neglected
to sign ;'he epistle with his Chris-
tian name, (we highly suspect that
the "Watchin' Everything" is strict-
ly just a pen name and not one he
would sign a check with) and for
that reason will not be reproduced
ith the columns of The Star. We
hate that, too, because Mr. W. prom-
ised us a serial type series of let-
ters ';o follow pointing out the
shortcomings in our city. We will
tell, Mr. W. now that we will be
glad to publish his letter whichh
ihe intended to have done, we ima-
'ne) if he will but come by 'the
fice and put his "John Hancock"
the bottom of it. It will not be
necessary for us to put his name
in print if he so desires, but' we
must have his name on the letter
or it will, from force of necessity,
wind up in "file 13" which is emu-
tied'once each week. -
The S .r this week begins its
21st year o? continuous publica-
It is with pardonable pride that
we look back over the progress
that has been made in the last
20 years, from a four page tabloid
paper with about 300 or 400 circu-
lation to a full size eight and ten
page paper with a circulation now
You have made this possible,
join with us in pointing with
,ide to this the 1,040th issue of
MICHAEL ROCHE ENTERS
LAMAR STATE COLLEGE
Mmbal' Roche of Port St. Joe
Sept. 10 Election Day; Big Vote Seen
PICTURED ABOVE is the
Catholic Church located on
and 20th Street.
new home of the St. Joseph's
the corner of Monument Avenue
St. Joseph's Catholic Church Makes
Move Into New Brick Building
Jr. High Football
Practice Begins Tuesday
Tuesday afternoon the St. Joe
Junior High School foobtall team
began practice with 42 boys report-
ing to practice. The practice ses-
sions will last for one hour and 0O
minutes. The practice sessions will
consist of offensive and defensive
fundamentals of football and all
phases of the game will be covered
as time permits.
More boys are expected out as
daily practice sessions are just
now getting underway. T""-. 2y,,
will be divided equally into two
teams and will play every Thursday
night,. Their first game is schedul-
ed for Thursday night, September
19 provided the boys round out in-,
to two successful teams. No admis-
sion will be charged for these
games contributions will be taken
to help pay for the junior boys
Coach Harry Harrinigton will as-
sist with the junior high team this
Boys returning from last year's
squad are Larry Davis, Paul Pres-
nell, Chesley Fensom, B 1 a in e
Tharpe, Joe Whaley, Curtiss Ham-
mond, Nelson Hall, Carl Zimmer-
man, Jimmy Stephens, Sonny Eells,
Tommy Grimsley, Cecil Lyons, Don-
nie Young, Howard Lovett, Robert
Costin, Michael McKenzie, Patrick
McFarland, Bob Bracewell, Jimmy
Dawson, Jerry Barnes, Freddy
Joines, Norman Hall, David Har-
vey, Freddy Bowdoin, Courtney
Martin, Lindsey Thursbay and Jim-
Newcomers to the squad are
George Boyer, Wayne Stevens, Ron-
nie Tharpe, Clifford Wimberly,
Harold Keels, Jimmy Long, Joe Ev-
ans, Ricky Arnold, James Gibson,
Richard Thompson, Buddy Kenning-
ton, Tommy Stevens, Johnny Cha-
fin, Bernie Buzzett and Jee Edward.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church has
moved into its new build ig now
located on the corner of Monument
Avenue and 20th Street.
The new structure, built by E.
F. Gunn Construction Company is
of brick construction with lamina':-
ed wood beams. The building is
along cathedral lines and is "L"
shaped. Floors throughout the
building are terrazo tile. The altars
are marble and the tabernacle is
gold. New oak seating has been
installed. The building is built so
that part of the wing on the build-
ing can be used to take in overflow
crowds. It has a full equipped kit-
chen And recreation and sct.cili
The Catholic congregation held
their first services in the building
on Sunday, August 25 with their
priest', Father Colreavy officiating.
The Catholic Church has purchased
the entire block on which their
church building stands.
The St. Joseph's Catholic Church
is the second oldest church in the
city being formed in 1915. They
had been occupying their former
church home since 1925, when it
was built. Since its inception as
a church, the local church has been
classed as a mission and has been
served by the Priest at Apalacai-
cola. Church leaders are now plan-
ning and hoping for the advance-
ment of the church into a full-timic
Gulf County Fair
Will Begin Monday
The annual Gulf County Fair
sponsored by the Willis V. Rowan
Post 116, American Legion will get
underway Monday night. The fair
will continue each night through
the week up to and including Sat-
'Southland Amusement Company
will be on the midway.
Be Sure To Vote Ties.!
In Gulf County
According to Highway Patrolman,
Travis Aplin, Gulf County went ac-
cident-free over the long Labor Day
week end. This is the second holi-
day season in a row that Gulf has
main,.ained a perfect record on the
The State of Florida as a whole
'has counted up 20 deaths over the
week end holiday---15 of them from
auto accidents. The' nation stag-
' gered under the tra, : total of over
400 dead over the -ilday.
Aplin reported to The Star that
Gulf County has gone the first eight
months of 1957 without a single
highway fatality. Trooper Aplin
urges that Gulf County drivers take
special care for the remaining four
months of the year so that Gulf
may go for an entire 12 month per-
iod without a highway fatality.
The Gulf County Adult Institute
is now accepting applications front
any adult in the County who Is
interested in going back to school.
You may register for any course, of
'high school level, which you de-
sire. Any course having 15 or more
registering for it will be taught.
You may take courses for High
School credit if you desire. You
may earn and receive your High
School diploma by attending these,
evening and night classes.
The class of your choice will
start' when and if 15 or more regis-
ter for that particular course.
A registration fee of $3.00 will
be charged which will go toward
helping pay for lights and fuel.
This will be due when the class
The colored people of 'the county
may register at the Washington
High School in Port St. Joe. The
people in the Wewahitchka area
may register at the Wewahi'tchka
The people of the Port St. Joe
and surrounding areas may regis-
ter at the office located upstairs
in the two story building of the
Port St. Joe Elementary School or
by contacting the director at any
time. H. F. Ayers is the director
and 'the phone number is 7-5321
during the day or 7-3986 at night.
Mrs. C. C. Johnson of Memphis,
Tenn., and her son and daughter-
in-law Mr. and Mrs. Vandon Good-
win, Jr., and children Terry Lou,
Sandra, Windon Lee and Vandon,
III, of Kansas City, Mo., are the
guests of Mrs. Johnson's sister and
brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Chris
Martin. Mrs. Johnson will be re-
membered as Miss Lydia Van Horn.
Wednesday they were the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Van Horn in
Panama City where they were mo-
tor boating and skiing.
Bend The Star To A Friend
1624 Eligible To Vote In
Coming Primary Election
Port St. Joe now has 1624 eligible voters who can go to the polls Tuesday, September 10,
when the City of Port St. Joe will either elect for another term or replace with new faces the
Mayor-Commissioner, J. L. Sharit and Commissioners Clifford (Windy) Tharpe and Watson
Smith. This voter registration is 320 over the total registration for the last Municipal Election
held one year ago this month.
SAMPLE BALLOT SAMPLE BALLOT SAMPLE BALLOT
FIRST PRIMARY REGULAR ELECTION
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
September 10, 1957
To Vote For A Person Whose Name Is Printed On the Ballot,
Mark A Cross (X) In the Square at the Right of the Name
of the Person for Whom You Desire To Vote.
FOR MAYOR-COMMISSIONER Vote for One
J. L. SHARIT
SILAS R. (Mickey) STONE
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER, GROUP 1 Vote for One
R. H. (Bob) ELLZEY
W. D. (Tiny) JONES
CLIFFORD (Windy) THARPE
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER, GROUP 2 Vote for One
GORDON S. HALLMARK
Shall the following act become effective
(House Bill No. 2037)
AN ACT RELATING TO THE CITY OF PORT SAINT
JOE IN GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR
THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF A TAX OF ONE
CENT ($0.01) PER GALLON ON GASOLINE AND
OTHER PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; REPEALING CHAP-
TER 27834, ACTS 1951, CHAPTER 26175, ACTS 1949,
CHAPTER 24389, ACTS 1947, CHAPTER 23499, ACTS
1945, CHAPTER 22446, ACTS 1943, CHAPTER 21506,
ACTS 1941 AND CHAPTER 20084, ACTS 1939; PROVID-
ING A REFERENDUM.
FOR the Repeal of the City Gas Tax
AGAINST the Repeal of the City Gas Tax
John Barrier, left last Wednesday
for Colorado S-prings, to atittend The
Navigator's Bible Convention. He
will return to Wheaton Seminary
on September 5.
Labor Day Fish
Fry Big Success
The Labor Unions of Gulf County
feted, royally, around 2,500 guests
at their big annual Labor Day Cele-
bration fish fry Monday at city
park. Members of the unions paid
for, cooked, dished out and enter-
tained any and all who would come
out and be their guests Monday.
On hand for the occasion were
speakers, music by the
Birds, contest, and prizes.
One of the features of
was the participation in water
sports and boating shows put on
in the bay, which was calm for *;he
REV. BORDERS TO CONDUCT
REVIVAL AT 1st BAPTIST
The Rev. Ben Borders of Bran-,
d Fl PIA will dnl,, thp, i r ;..v l 1
During the 10 days that the city
registration books were open, 320
new voters registered to vote in
the city. Of this total, 186 were col-
ored and 134 white. Up until the
last two days of the registration
period, 'the colored voters had the
whites outnumbered in registering,
with about 140 registered to 22 for
the whites through last Thursday
afternoon. The registration books
closed last Saturday noon. They will
be available at all times after Sep-
tember 10 for the registration of
voters to vote In coming city elec-
The upcoming two primary elec-
'tion will be the last election o
be held in the city in the month
of September. The next municipal
elections will be held in April, 1959,
and will be held in April each year
after that. The change was made
in the last session of the Legisla-
,ture so as not to interfere with the
new State voting period which falls
in the first of September now.
Included on the Tuesday ballot
will be a referendum as to whether
or not the city wishes to continue
the Ic gasoline tax now Imposed on
the sale of gasoline within the city
limits. Port St. Joe is one of three
cities in the State .of F"rida which
has such a tax. The city realizes
around $10,000.00 a year from the
,Local service stations and oil
companies are urging the repeal of
the tax, but no urgings to keep the
Ltax on have been made public.
Representative Cecil' G. Costin,
Jr., reports that this tax was the
only tax measure to come before
the Legislature for removal or re-
A total of eight candidates are
seeking the three openings on the
City Board Tuesday.
Mayor-Commissioner J. L. Sharit
who was unopposed in his last race
is now opposed by Kenneth Creech
and Silas R. (Mickey) Stone.
In City Commission, Group 1, in-
cumbent Clifford (Windy) Tharpe
is opposed by R. H. (Bob) Ellzey
and W. D. (Tiny) Jones.
For City Commission Group 2,
incumbent Watson Smith has one
opponent, Gordon S. Hallmark.
A second primary election will be
held Tuesday, September 17 for the
Mayor-Commissioner post and 'the
Group 1 Commissioner position pro-
vided no one candidate gets over
50 per cent of the total votes cast
in his race. The Group 2 winner
will be decided Tuesday.
Election officers, chosen Tuesday
night 'to conduct Tuesday's election
are, Arthur Lupton, Inspector; J. A.
Cason and Clerks: Mrs. W. C. Good-
son, Mrs. W. J. Ferrell, Mrs. Ed
Ramsey. Polling hours will be from
8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The poll-
ing place will be at the fire sta-
Garden Club Board
Meet With Mrs. Nance
An executive board -luncheon
meeting of the Garden Club was
held at the home of Mrs. Ralph
Nance, newly-installed president,
last Thursday at 1 p.m.
ThJi customary meeting of offi-
cers and special committee chair-
men was called ,to discuss various
business matters before the regular
monthly meetings of the two circles
start for the new season.
'Besides other business, the execu-
'tive board voted and decided to
orU ia., wi conauc. tn e rev1 sval 1a
services that will be held at the sponsor Junior Gardening as a pro-
First Baptist Church on September ject for this year.
15 through 25. Everyone is extended IFifteen members attended the
a cordial welcome to these services, meeting and were served a very
____tasty luncheon by the hostess, Mrs.
Advertising Doesn't Cost it PAYS Nance.
The City Commission met' Tues-
day night and took up very little
business. The only item to be voted
upon was a request by F. E. Tram-
mell, sanitarian, requesting that
firms cleaning septic tanks in Port
St. Joe and surrounding area be
allowed to dump their cleaning
into the city sewage 'treatment
plant for handling. No definite ac-
tion was taken, but the Commission
ewa)hitchka has been award- said they would study the matter
scholarship through the State and give Trammell an answer at
-as to further his education the next meeting.
in Chemical Engineering. Michael Trammell also asked the city to
anus to enter Lamar State College pay the remainder of their Pest
technology in Beaumont, Texas Control money, $3,100.00 before the
September 13 for a minimum of end of the month, which would end
r years. jthe fiscal year of the program. The
city agreed to make the payment,
*f on your printing is a ign of quality The most lengthy part of the
meeting was taken up by the Comn- The STAG House is well under-
mission entering in the minutes way and will show greater progress
the things that the Commission had soon.
accomplished during the past two A clean-up campaign has been
years. inaugurated to clean up unsightly
These were: lots in the city. Along these lines,
Putting the hospital on a pay its improved drainage is being con-
own way basis with rates set below structed to beau'dfy and alleviate
comparable hospitals in this area.
The Commission stated that no gen-
eral fund money had been put- into
the hospital in the last 20 months.
Sewer improvements, including
sewer lines to the High School and
sewer construction now under way
to include all sub-divided property
on both sides of the railroad tracks.
A contract has recently been let
and construction is now under way
on a sidewalk from 19th Street to
the High School on Long Avenue.
the mosquito problem..
In January, 1956, the city was los-
ing four to six million gallons of
water per month and, as a result,
was going into debt' from $1200 to
$1.500 each month. This has been
A small boat launching slip has
been provided at the foot of Fifth
Street. Plans are underway to elab-
orate on this project.
Considerable street improvements
have been made and other work
will be done as funds are available.
The City will lose approximately
$10,00 this year that has been com-
ing from the County Road and
Bridge Fund. If the gasoline tax is
voted out it will lost another $10,-
Land has been acquired for the
establishment of a colored come-
tery. The land is now in the pro-
cess of being improved.
The City has helped in civic pro-
jects such as Little Boys' Baseball,
field lights, band trips, improvement
of school grounds and bleachers as
well as the appointment of a po-
licewoman at the request of the
PTA for school patrol duty.
All of these Items were entered
into the minute book of the City
City Commission Reviews Their Deeds and Misdeeds Over Two Year Period
Enter Term's Accomplishments Into City's Official Minute Book -Record
TA JAM" 6HUkoH
Rev. Gardner D. Underhill
Priest In Charge
Sunday, September 8, one service
only, 10:00 a.m. Rev. David Da-
mon will lead the morning prayer
There will be no Layman's
League breakfast this Sunday.
OPEN SUNDAY, 5:45 P.M.
OPEN 6:30 p.m.-SHOW AT 7:00
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
ONE SHOWING OF EACH
-- FEATURE No. 1 -
N .. y 'DWL Y I
AN ALLIED ARTISTS PICTURE
FEATURE No.. 2 -
The Bowery Boys
'FACE IN THE CROWD'
The movie in which Andy Griffith
mentions Port St. Joe.
Wednesday & Thursday
PHONE BAll 7-4652
By MRS. EULA ROGERS
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Raffield and
children visited last week with Mr.
and Mrs. John Rogers and children
in Bay Mineute, Ala.
Mr. and Mrs. Hosea-Barfield aod
children,-Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ad-
kins and Mr. and Mrs. Peavy Minims
spent Sunday in Geneva, Ala, with
their grandmother, Mrs. Collie
Mims and attended the Mims re-
" Mr. and Mrs. Jim Canniagtoa and
Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Gross v',sled
in St. Marks over. the wex e-nd
wi.th their grandmother and mother,
Mr, bint.ul Williams. li rl'i.
Mrs. David Hinote of Macot', Ga.,
visited her brother Sunday, Mr.
and Mrs. Hubert Gumbie.-
Miss Peggy.'Brackins, Mis, La-'
verne Glass and Dean Glas visited
over the week end in Blakely, Ga,
with her father -atrd mother and
grandmother, Mr. and Mr.. Z.. J.
Ernest Moore of Havana,-visitid
the Jones boys and Mrs. Sid Jones.
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray JriUil-b,-.
and children Anita, R'iaE, aud
Bobbie visited -'iL.. paif ou,-r
the week end, Mr aifd Mrs. Bow-
den and Mr. and Mrs. Knobles in
Mrs. George Roberts. -
Mr. and Mrs. Iold Dorman
Mrs. Essie V. Knight and son and children of Panama City visited
Ralph visited over the week end her parents over the week end, Mr.
with her sister and family, Mr. and and Mrs. Jim .Whitington and)fam-
FIRST PRIMARY REGULAR ELECTION
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA-
September 10, 1957
To Vote For A Person Whose Name Is Printed On'thi Balrot'
Mark A Cross (X) In the Square at the Right of the-:Name
of the Person for Whom You Desire To Vote.',
FOR MAYOR-COMMISSIONER Vote for One
KENNETH CREECH, -
J. L. SHARIT .
SILAS R. (Mickey) STONE
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER, GROUP 1 Vote for One
R. H. (Bob) ELLZEY
W. D. (Tiny) JONES
CLIFFORD (Windy) THARPE
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER, GROUP 2 Vote for One
GORDON S; HALLMARK
WATSON SMITH / X
YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT IN RE-ELECTING
CITY COMMISSIONER Group 2
WILL BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED
(Paid Political Advertising)
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I I H
MUNICIPAL ELECTION SEPTEMBER 10 .
I pledge an honest, progressive administration as I
have given in the past. I stand on my past record of serving
to the best of my ability for the good of our ciy.
I will appreciate your vote and support in re-electing
me for another term as your Mayor-Commissioner.
J. L. Sharit
; *.*. w
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Branch aild
children spent Labor Day in Wewa-
hitchka with his father, Mr. Branch
,and brother, Mr.' and Mrs. Freddy
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Petty of
Tyndall Air Force alBse spent 8un-
-day with-Mr. nad Mrs. L. W. White
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Richter and
daughter visited in 'Blountstown
*Sunday with his brother and fam-
'ily Mr. and Mrs. Collie Richter. His
nephew has just returned from the
,'.:e -He is Billy Ray Richter.
Mr. and Mrs. Buck Martin and
son of Tyndall Air Force Base spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Peters visited
Mr. Peters mother, Mrs. Georgia
Peters of Brewton, Ala., over the
We welcome to our community
from Wewahitchka, Mr. and Mrs.
G. M. Shavers and children.
Mrs. George Roberts of St. Marks
is visiting her daughter, Mr. and
*Mrs. Jim Cannington.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Raffield had
as their guests over the week end,
Mr." and Mrs. C. E. Whitaker and
children of Bonifay.
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Peters visited
his sister and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Bonson of Jay.
Mr. and Mrs. Doss Kelley and
son Douglas spent last week in Do-
than, Ala., with their parents.
'Mr. and Mrs. Wayne White and
sos, A. J. and Mike visited In Bonl-
fay with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Mixon and
sons Harrell and Charles of Do-
,.han, Ala., visited their daughter
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Doss Kel-
Mrs. Eula Rogers aMc Mrs.m Mar-
gie Cutmbie visited in Sopchoppy
Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. Har
Friends of Mrs. Colvin regret to
learn she is in the Municipal Hospi-
tal again. We wish her a speedy
Mrs. H. F. Ayers is ill at home.
All her friends hope her a speedy
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Cox spent
Wednesday afternoon in Sopchoppy.
Mrs. Lukie Burrow of Carrabelle
visited fo several days in the home
of her sister, Mrs. Clinton Cox.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Laird and
family of Tallahassee made a visit
by -to see the Cox family Saturday.
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Mr. and Mrs. D. 0. Grasaickle
and children of Mobile, Ala., spent
a day last week with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wood of Pas-
cagoula, Miss., visited Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Goff over the week
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Dykes and chil-
dren visitLed in Panama City Tues-
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Goff and son
visited in Wewahitchka Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Lester Carter.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Daniels and
children visited Mrs. Daniels' mo-
ther and family over the week end
in Carrabelle, Mr. and Mrs. John
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Harper and
children Betty Jo, Becky and Bill
of Cairo, Ga., visited Mr. and Mrs.
A. B. Pratt.
Ted Whitfield, Mrs. Grossnickle is
Mrs. Whitfield's sister.
Roy Whitfield spent Tuesday
with the Ted Whitfields of Wewa-
Honored with a Stork Shower on
Thursday evening from 2 to 6 p.m.
was Mrs. Fletcher Capps. Hostess
for the occasion was Mrs. C. B.
Harbuck at her 'home, Coca-Colas
and potato salad, crackers and coo-
kies were served. Those who called
were Mesdames Grover Clark, Lor-
raine Watson, Archie Floyd, James
Kelley, Hank Miller, L. F. A
Hubert Floyd, A. D. Roberts, A.
Phelps, Lseter ,McQuaig, Archie
Richter Brady Roney, Marvin
Cross, Ted Whitfield, Charlie Clem-
ons, Curtis Griffin, Joe Fortner,
Steve Daniels, L. D. DuBose, L. S.
Player, Floyd Pitts, Mrs. Adams,
Hubert Miller, Jessie Hallman, Mrs.
Clark, Mrs. Patterson, Iris Furney,
John Odom, Jeff Dykes, Chester
Ro H. (Bo) ELLZEY I
CITY COMMISSIONER Group 1
i I I[>
4A MI) '1.ENS
JPA :N1 SEJ
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1957
Under 72? Check Restrictions On
Your Social Security Payments
Socail Security beneficiaries un- earns more than $2080 a year is
der -the age of 72 -must meet a re- nit considered to be retired for
tirement test, John V. Carey, Dis- that yea if he is under the age of
strict Manager, Panama-City, Social 72. However, a beneficiary unuer
.'.. urai office, said this week. The the age of 72 who does not run a
retirement test does not concern business in a month or does not
income from savings, investments, earn more than $80 in a month
other retirement systems, et:. Only working on a job is considered re-
lnoney earned by working or rui- tired for those months even though
r':.g a business is considered. his total earnings for the year may
The beneficiary under the age of be in excess of $2080.
'72 vho does not earn by wo-king If you are drawing social se'ur-
o: running a business mor) than ity benefits and are under the age
$1r00 a year is considered to be of 72 the law requires that ,you
t!'Ily retired, Carey continued. The stop your social security benefits
ii.cividual who continues to work immediately as soon as you expect
--'run a business every month and to' earn over $1200 in a 'tax year,
/ SLOW "
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.
Carey added. There is a penalty
provided for your failure to stop
your benefit checks. Repeated fail-
ure to make this report can cause
a penalty deduction for each month
,that you continue to accept Social
Individuals who have reached the
age of 72 do not have to meet any
kind of retirement test, Carey con-
cluded. Any such individual who has
at least a year and a half of Social
Security credits could be drawing
Social Security benefits. 'If he isn't
,he should file his claim immediate-
The Social Security Office for
this area is located at 522 Mercer
Avenue, Panama City.
and finding people Iost in forests.
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W J E Floyd gave a brief talk on some
W J O E of the statis'.ics on hunting and
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School starts this week. Thousands of our children will be using
our streets and sidewalks to go to and from their classrooms.
many for the first time It Is part of your obligation as a
responsible citizen to be more alert than ever when driving
your car, especially when in or near a school zone.
Make sure your brakes are working properly, observe speed
limit signs, and be sure you are in control of your car at all
times, ready to stop on spllt-second notice If a child should
dash in front of you.
Speaks To Kiwanis
Gannon Buzzetb presented the
program for the Kiwanis Club
Tuesday at noon. He had for his
program, James Floyd. Information
and Education officer of the Flor-
ida 'Wildlife Service of Panama
City. Floyd showed two films to
the club, one -dealing with the fish-
ing in Florida lakes, using Lake
Talquin near Quincy as an example.
The second film pertained to the
work of the wildlife officer from
his duties as a game warden, to
taking care of 'the wildlife supply
States. He said that the average by Edwin 'Pauley, Los Angeles oil
hunter spends $97.00 a season and man and former treasurer ot the
the average fisherman spends on National Democratic CommJt-Lee.
an average of $84.00 a year. He The plan, in capsule form, calls
said that one person out of every for a submarine pipeline from Mex-
five families in the United States clan oil fields to run underwater
is an avid hunter or fisherman, between the Yucatan peninsula and
Cuba and through 150 miles of Cu-
Floyd gave these numbers and ban soil into Havana. It would then
the tremendous amount, of business be continued to Florida.
generated by these sports as am- Another natural gas pipeline
ple justification for the State of which will run 1,000 miles under-
Florida maintaining its elaborate ground from Texas, has already
game and fish preservation system. been promised for Florida. This lne
Floyd said that while West Flor- is scheduled for completion in 1958
ida doesn't have too much to worry and is estimated to cost $200 mil-
about along this line, many parts lion in comparison to the $5 million
of the United States and Florida initial capitalization of the Pauley
as well, is rapidly losing its hunt- natural gas plan.
ing grounds. He urged conservation Florida Development Commission
and care by sportsmen as a deter- officials in Tallahassee promised
rent 'to this prospect of fading they would keep close tab on the
sporting grounds of the club was John mith. Pauley plan as they are intensely
interested in seeing natural gas
Miss Rosemary Tomlinson assum- piped to Florida to aid industrial
ed the duties as pianist for the development.
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D tribute s appreciation for the flowers, food
Distr ut Gas and expressions of love and sym-
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carry out the hitherto unheard of May God bless you all.
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2 cups sugar
2 cups sifted enriched
1 cup milk, scalded
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By Col. W. S. Smith, Ret.
Mayor of Buckhorn
WASHINGTON, D. C.-Having
spent -three days in Alexandria withI
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bruno (nee Alma
Daughtry) and leaving Mrs. Daugh-
try with them, we pushed on, the
first stop in our nation's capital
being the Smithsonian Institution
(and the weather being '101 de-
grees it was our last stop also).
It being so hot we did not visit
all -the buildings, -only the arts and
industries building, which I consid-
er the most interesting outside the
hall of dinosaurs.
Entering the door we see sus-
pended from the ceiling the Wright
Brothers' original lairplane, built in
1903 and flown at Kittyhawk (inci-
dentally, .I have a 16 mm. moving
picture film of this first flight).
Sharing -the same hall' is Lind-
berg's "Spiri tof St. Louis" in which
he made the first solo non-stop
flight to Paris.
In this hall, too, are mementos
of famous Americans .cases con-
tain relics of George Washington
and Lincoln; Admiral Peary's po-
lar trophies; personal belongings
and medals of .honor of statesmen.
warriors, scientists and authors.
In the center .of the main aisle
is the portable desk on which Thom-
as Jfeferson drafted the Declara-
tion of Independence. Of great in-
terset is .the U. S. fliag which waved
over Fort Henry, near Baltimore,
when attacked by the British in
1814 and which inspired Francis
Scott Key to write "The Star Span.
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Entering another rhall was a dis-
pla that intrigued Myrtice. Here,
on mannequins, are shown the inau-
guration gowns of the first ladies
of 'he White House, from Martha
Washington up to Mamie Eisen-
bower. She oh'd and ah'd over all
of them up to Mrs. Calvin Coolidge
where she went into a tailspin. She
declared it was baggy looking, dow-
dy and I can't remember what else.
Also included in this section were
cases containing collections of
White Hous echina used 'during
various presidential administra-
We went from there to the col-
lections of coins, stamps and me?
dals from all parts of the world,
some of '.he coins dating back 700
years B. C.
Overhead in these halls were a
number of historical planes too
numerous to mention -here with the
exception of the "Winnie Mae",
flown around the world in 1933 by
Wiley Post and Harold Gatty. Also
worthy of mention is the "aero-
drome" of Samuel P. Langley,
whose pioneering 13-foot, -engine-
propelled model flew with great
stability in 1896, but was unmanned.
'In Automobile- Hall we feated
*our eyes on the oldest cars in Amer-
ica-Duryeas' "horseless carriage"
of 18'93 and the pioneer cars of
Olds and Haynes; Locomobil eand
White Steamers, old electrics, the
1903 Winton which was the first
car to be driven across 'the 'U. S.
. These are but a few of the
About this hall are all stages of
transportation from the ox cart 'to
the "one-hoss 'shay" to the hainsom
cab to the steam locomotive, one
of which was almost identical with
the model on display in 'the Centen-
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nial Museum at Port St. Joe.
We passed rapidly over the dis-
play of weapons from the crossbow
to firearms dating from the 154 h
century to the present day, as we
did with the water transportation
display which started with dugout
canoes (full size) and progressed
to the. present day via models, in-
cluding ithe steamboats of Fitch and
The power machinery exhibit was
extremely interesting to me, though
Myrtice apparently was bored,
Here wa's displayed models and full
size steam, gas and oil engines, wa-
ter and steam 'turbines and electric
generators, from the earliest to the
latest. Many of these (the models)
could be operated by the viewer by
merely pressing a button-and boy,
did I fascinatedly press a lot ,.f
There were many more exhibits
-photography, telephone and tele-
graph, radio, ancient clocks and
watches, phonographs, sewing ma-
chines, typewriters, scientific in-
struments, etc., .etc., but we must
take no more of ye ed's space at
this time so 'we will call it "30".
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The Florida Forest Service an-
nounced 'the acceptance of Hugh
Semmes, Vocational Agricultural
Instructor at Wewahitchka, as a
dealer in slash pine cones.
Semmes says the price paid for
the cones will be $1.00 per bushel
with any profit going to the FFA
and 4-H Club in Wewahitchka.
The official' cone collection sea-
son, according o tthe Florida For-'
est Service, began August 30. Any
person collecting slash pine cones
should take them to the Vocational
Agricultural 'building at' Wewahitch-
ka High School, which will :be the
dealer's headquarters. The collec-
tors will be paid according to the
number of bushels brought in -a#- the
'Lime of 'their acceptance. Only new
unopened slash pine cones will be
accepted. The collector should make
certain that he is able to identify
the slash pine, and not confuse it
with longleaf pine. Cones are most
conveniently collected by use of a
pronged hooked metal tool, N shap-
ed, on the end of a long pole. This
tool will enable the collector to
punch or pull cones off the branch-
es and still be safely anchored to
the trunk of ,he tree. Care should
be taken not to damage the trees
as it is a future source of seed and
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income to the collector. Cones
should ,be clean of debris and no
disease or insect infected cones
After the cones are removed from
the tree they should be put into
burlap bags or other containers for
convenient transportation to the
Cone collection is an excellent
way to earn extra income.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1957teaching needs are
A S B until actual -teaching needs are
BUTLER'S TRIM SHOP
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If you are really interested in
this problem you will find it well
worth while to read "Do School Pu-
pils Need Costly Palaces?" by Hol-
man Harvey in the September is-
THR ATtAR, Part St. Joe Fla.
-mounting tax buden they are be- School officials have been jolted
TOO LATE TO ginning to question some of the in many areas of the country during
SA F Y expenditures made in the name of the past few months when bond
SI education and are asking them- issues for additional school facili-
By RUSSELL KAY selves whether or not their tax mon- Lies have been defeated at ,the
ey is being wisely and properly polls. Opposition arose when it was
It is time that some of our school spent. revealed that a considerable por-
boards and school officials quit These parents and tax payers tion of the money asked for was to
dreaming and began to think o: are well aware of the dire need for be spent for auditoriums, gymna-
education from the standpoir, of more and more classrooms. They siu ms, landscaping, swimming
fundamentals. All over the country know that classes are over-crowded pools and other so-called needs in-
from Maine to California, or if you and -that thee is a serious shortage stead of for additional classrooms
prefer, from Florida to Oregon tax of capable teachers. They are will- and better pay for. teachers.
payers are beginning to seriously ing and anxious ,to pay for such Another question has arisen in
consider steadily rising school needs but because the situation is the public mind with rgeard-to the
costs. so grave and the need so impera- cost of school construction. They
tive they feel that every available are wondering if -they are getti ig
They are not opposed to educa- tax dollar should be spent to alle- all they should for their tax dollars
-tion or better pay for teachers nor via'.e the situation with none of it from the standpoint of real educa-
are they indifferent to the welfare wasted on elaborate and costly non- tion for their children.
of their children. Faced with a essentials that might better wait School construction costs even
-_;in comparative areas vary greatly
Good, well-equipped classrooms in
one instance are being constructed
for half the expenditure being made
N OE in other areas for comparable teach-
N O T IC E ing facilities. Architectural design
and supervision has a lot to do
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People who can easily pay agy price say:
Pay more...what for ?
Fords the buy! "
Why? Because this 1957 Ford gives you the
advanced features, the solid ride, the effortless
handling that you once expected to find only
in expensive cars. And when it comes to looks,
where can you find fresher styling than in the
sculptured-in-steel lines of this new Ford?
Ford's superiority is evident in many places.
In the vital rear axle, the pinion gear that
turns the rear wheels is straddle-mounted .
supported between two anti-friction bearings
instead of being "overhung" from a single
bearing. This makes operation quieter, smoother
and longer-lasting. It's a feature that Ford
shares with only one other car maker in the
Or consider Ford's famous V-8 engine. No
other manufacturer in the industry today
electronically balances every V-8 engine, while
operating under its own power, the way that
Ford does. This means you get a smoother-
running engine-the finest V-8 in Ford's 25
years of V-8 leadership.
These are only a few of the important hidden
values that are yours in Ford. But they indicate
why so many people who can pay almost any
price for a car-people who have driven expen-
sive cars for years-are buying Ford today.
Action Test this great performing car at your
Ford Dealer's just once and you, too, will ask,
"Pay more what for?"
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Port St. Joe, Florida
sue of the Reader's Digest.
Mr. Harvey points out that "Last
year the American people spent,
through theri local school 'boards
and with some assistance from the
states, well over $2 million to build
schoolhouses. Ou tof this immense
taxation they wound up with only
60,000 or so new classrooms. At the
same time, most' of the school-
teachers of the nation, the very
root and branch of the solid school-
ing our children need, are trying to
live on salaries which no self-
respecting bank would offer a jun-
In an effort to find out' why, af-
ter spending billions of dollars on
our schools, we still have underpaid
teachers and over-crowded class
rooms. Mr' Harvey made an ex-
tended tour 'of the country, consult-
ed outstanding authorities in gov-
ernment, education and architec-
ture. Much of the information '.e
gained will be 'found in his Digest
Dr. James MacConnell, director
of the famed School Planning Lab-
oratory of Stanford University sees
ample opportunity to ellminaie
waste in our school construction
program. "The waste of tax payers
money in school construction," he
states, "is fantastic."
Florida tax payers like tho.e of
Be sure to
tion of sm
Will See VYo
Loading Time Is
Reduced On Scrap
TAMPA-('FNS) A reduction in
free unloading time for carloads of
scrap iron and steel imposed re-
cently by railroads serving ports
in Florida and the Southeast has
been withdrawn. The action follow-
ed legal protests to the Interstate
Commerce Commissio nby cham-'
other states would do well to give
this question some serious though1 t.
When your school -officials come to
you for huge sums for schools ani
demand your unquestioned support
on a bond issue, "Because it is for
the welfare of our dear children,'
don't be stampeded. Find out what
you are going to get for your mo'Iey
S, From where
We have two kinds of'giests at
our house plain company
and paying' guests. We rent out
our spare room the company
pays their way and we all en-
joy their visit. Works out fine.
.I see where the State of Flor-
ida expects six million payin'
guests this year. These people
spend money by rentin' rooms
and buying' meals, which means
good business for the hotel and
restaurant folks. Another nice
thing is that these payin' guests
leave a lot of money in Florida
From where I'm sitting' this
makes a new kind of payin'
guest. The hotel and restaurant
bers of commerce and other inter-
ested parties in the ports affected.
Albert B. Russ, Jr., Atlantic
Coast Line attorney acting on be-
half of Seaboard Air Line and
Florida East Coast Line and other
railroads in th action, wired all
protestants that the railroads were
voluntarily retacting the restric-
I'm sittin'...Dy x.oe IViarsh
lion Payin Guests
people do all tie inxn a
f edin' and the rest of us in the
state get our share of the
Lots of these people are so.
ciable, like to enjoy a glass of
beer and they leave quite a bit
of tax money on that one item
alone. Only last year, Florida
collected over 15 million dollars
in taxes on beer and ale. All
adds up to pretty g9qd payin'
guests, I'd say.
Copyright, 1957 United States Brewers Foundation
Presented by your Doctor
of Medicine as a Health
Service of the Florida Med
ical Association and your
Local Medical Society.
ARE YOU OVERWEIGHT?
The danger of overweight canno-
be over-emphasized. Although obes-
ity is not a disease in itself, it is
predisposing factor in certain dis.
eases. Diabetes develops more fre
quently in people who are over
weight, and the one preven.tivc
measure recommended is ke ping
the weight at normal.
Overweight puts a strain o:. thi
heart, kidneys and blood vessels
and death from circulatory disorder.
is rated one and a half times a;
high among the overweight as corn
pared with the normal. Gallbladdei
disease is common in overweigh
people. The hobbling effects o
arthritis are seen more often in th'
obese, and it is obvious that joi"
troubles can be due partly to lhl
mechanical difficulty of carrying
Overweight persons are not gooc
surgical risks chiefly due to vas-ulai
complications and to the slowed
healing of surgical incision made
through layers of fatty tissue.
Obesity is considered one of the
major health problems in this
country today and certainly is a
serious nutritional abnormality. One
fifth of all persons over 30 years of
age, a total of some 15 million
people, are ten per cent or more
overweight, according to estimate.
The basic cause of overweight is
eating food in excess of the caloric
needs. Medical scientists are study-
ing the prevalence and distribution
of overweight, its causes and pre-
disposing factors, and the reasons
for success or failure of-treatment.
And they all agree that the indis-
pensable tool in the 'treatment and
prevention of obesity is reduction
of the caloric intake through pro-
per diet. It is in establishing and
maintaining a proper diet that the
overweight individual is personally
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Harland Pridgeon Tells Rotary Club
Of Tribulations Securing Lakes Dam
Gulf Coanty -Tax Collector, Har- b, the project's backers. Fl'st they
land Pridgeon spoke to the Rotary tried to get federal funds for theo'
Qlub last Thursday on the rials and job, but such was not available. I
tribulations of securing a tumbler Then the conservation daep ~'ment
dam for .the Dead Lakes. And, ac- surveyed the area with theta possl-
cording to Harland's story, they ability that the water shed manage-
had trials and tribulaitons in le meant people would take on tho pro-
gion. ject. The area was appr iximately
Pridgeon began his story with the three times.more than this depart-
story behind ,*he diminishing wa- ment c6uld work with.
Then Pridgeon went rTo the state
ter level in the lakes. According to legislature during the last session
his talk an engineer appeared be and employed cajoling, wheedling,
fore a group of Wewahitchka citi- begging, pleading, skullduggery
zens in 1946 seeking their endorse- and other appropriate means and
ment of Jim Woodruff Dam assur- finally secured $100,000.00 to be
ing the group that 'the dam would provided by the State and matched
help the water level of the lakes by the Dead Lakes Commission.
'and would maintain a more-or-less In order to raise this $100,000 00
even level. The group thought no the Commission put on sale a spe-
imore about the endorsement unll cial fishing license for the Lake
1954 when the locks in the new area. Since July 1, when bheae per-'
Jim Woodruff were closed and the mits went on sale, 2,250 hate been
Dead Lakes disappeared over night. sold at $1.25 each. Also t o raise
Pridgeon said they were promised money for the dam project, a one
by the engineers that the water at mill levy was passed/by the County
Blountstown would never go below Commissioners in both Gulf and
three feet. Pridgeon said that even Oalhoun counties for the project.
after the past rainy spell the water It is estimate that the completi-
at Blountstown last Thursday was ed dam will cost $200,000.00.
2.8 and he Lakes were dried up to Guests of the club Thursday were
the Ohipola River bed. Wade Sellers, Pensacola; Don Tur-
Pridgeon went on to tell of some ner, Apalachicola; Merritt Pope,
of the -trouble the engineers are Panama City and Howard Giddens,
having maintaining their nine-foot Athen*, Ga.
channel from the dam to the Gulf _
of Mexico. He reported that a barge
is now making regular trips up the
channel and draws five feet of wa-
ter. Its last trip up it became stuck
on -sand bars five times and had
to call for the locks to be opened
so. that he could float, again. Prid-
geon wondered aloud what the en.
gineers Were going to do when the
barges drawing nine feet of water
began using the channel. He re-
ported that even though the initial
dredging of the channel was finI~h-
ed months ago, the englnuer's are
stili dredging day and night to keep
the channel open.
In their effort sto secure a tum-
bier dam just North of the Chipola
Cat-off to maintain the water level
in the Dead Lakes Pridgeon told
of some of t1he devious routes taken
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lot on Garrison Avenue for cash
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PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
LOTS FOR SALE: 50'x150' Located
only 5 miles south of Port St. Joe
just off U. S. 9s on Jones Home-
stead. Cash only $300. Phone 9-1190
LOTS FOR SALE: Beacon Hill
and Mexico Beach. $350 and up,
Make your own terms. R. L. Fort-
ner, Mexico Beach. tfc-8 8
FOR SALE: Penney's Beach Apart-
ments, St. Joe Beach, Port St.
E. TOM PRIDGEON
Real Estate & Insurance
BA)I 7-7741 411 Reid Ave.
FOR SALE: Two lots on the cor-
ner of Marvin Ave. and Tenth St.
166 ft. by 175 ft. $1800 Cash.
FOR SALE: A very nice two bed-
room brickcrete home on Mc-
Clellan Ave., Lot 130 ft. by 128 t.
Will sell for $12,600.00. Can sell for
only $1200 down and balance .n
long term mortgage.
FOR SALE: A v.ryv nice two bed-
room house with breezeway and
garage. Oak floors, nice yard. To
sell for only $8,500. Buy equity for
$2775. and. assume existing mort-
gage for balance at 4%% interest.
No closing cost or red tape.
,Registered Real Estate Broker
Ph. BAll 7-3491 221 Reid Ave.
FOR SALE: Grocery and Market.
With living quarters eui'bined.
All equipment included. $S,500. Lo.
cated at Oak Grove. 102 Hunter St.
,Phoni 7-5012. 4tp-8-22
FOR SALE: Lot 4, Block 7, Beacon
Hill. Excellent homestie 50 by
100 feet on pavted street, alley in
rear. Price $600. Write owner, B.
D. Smith, 2036 Post St., Jackson-
ville, Florida. 4tp S-2:2
FOR SALE: Large GE range, $175.
Good as new. Also few add pieces,
of furaiture-. See Mrs. Bill Rich,
Phone 7-8421. tic
FOR SALE: 2 bedroom house com-
pletely furnished. 6 miles from St.
Joe on St. Joe Beach. Phone 7-7046
GET THE CORRECT TIME
1570 Cn You:. Dii
"Giving the water of life in M.u-
rope" was the topic of discussion
in the August circle meetings of the
Long Avenue Baptist Woman's
i il tThP D wtila
FOR RENT: Four room house and UpsUs Y Ac.s .or
bath on two lots, $7.00 week, J passage was. rom Acts 16, the story
J. Lairmore, Highland View, Itp of the first Mission to Europe and
S-- of women holding prayer meeting
FOR RENT: one and two bedroom
furnished apartment and houses on the riverbank
on Mexico Beach. Low winter rates Circle one met Monday afternoon
now in effect. Apply Mexico Beach in he home of Mrs. 'Buford Nichols.
office, or call 9-1121. C. M. Parker, (Present were Mrs. H. L. Ford,
Reg. Real Estate Broker. 41-8-29 Mrs. M. L. Britt, Mrs. Joe Alligood,
FOR RENT: 2 small furnished cot- Mrs. C. H. MoKinght, and Mrs.
tnge; and one efficiency apart- 'Nichols.. Money was given by the
ment. Mrs. J. E. Bobbitt, 507 7th 'circle to buy rugs for the child-
St., Phone 7-7711. tf-815 rens home in Lakeland.
NEED A BABY SITTER? Call Kay Circle three met Tuesday evening
Creech, Phone 9-1441 fc with Mrs. Grady Player. The pro-
LAWN MOWER FOR RENT: $1.00 gram was given by Mrs Frank Pool,
LAWMrs. Wesley R. Ramsey, Mrs. Bob-
hour. Cut your lawn and let me Mrs. Wesley R. Ramsey, Mrs Bob-
worry with upkeep of mower. Gulf 'by Bowden, Mrs. Eldridge Money
Service Station, Aubrey R. Tomlin- and Mrs. Player. A cash contribu-
son, Phone 7-7501, tion was given by this circle also
LOST: Saturday afternoon in he towards the purchase of rugs for
vicinity of Ward Clinic and A & P the children home.
r'ood aore on tin hl,, a five doi ar
bill and a ten dollar bill folded to-
gether. If care to return. Call BAIlI
'OR FAST, EFFICIENT plumbing
service, call BILL'S PLUMBING.
'hone 7-7846. Outboard motors re.-
SEPTIC TANKS pumped out. Call
Buford Griffin, Phone 7-7011 for
quick expert service, tfc-6-2
'ADE US that useless article for
something useful. STOP and
Keys Made While You Wait
HUNTING & FISHING LICENSES
and E-Z TRAILERS
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F YOU ARE INTERESTED in sav-
ing money see us for anything
Yon need in your home. STOP and
LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE
Meetings at Moose Hall, 310
Fourth St.. meeting night every other
SAMARITAN LODGE No. 40, 1. O.
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.
Phone BAll 7-3820
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. BURCH, Secty.
Ail Master Masons cordially invited
WILLIS V. ROWAN POST 116,
THE AMERICAN LEGION. Meet-
Ing first and third Monday nights
800 p.m., American Legion Home
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. .oi-.ph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All visit-
ing brothers welcome. J. H. Geddie,
High Priest. H. R. Maige, Secretary.
10-inch with photo of Florida Cen-
tennial Monument: $3.00 including
tax. For display only-. Available at
Fuller's Supply Co., or The Star.
A Vote For
R H. (BoH) ELLZEY t X
IS A VOTE FOR PROGRESS
ICircle four met Tuesday evening
with Mrs. Doyle Retherford in her
home on sixth street. Those present
were Mrs. John Core, Miss Alma
Baggett, Mrs. A. P. Jackson, Mrs.
Joe Wilkie, Mrs. Retherford. Ten
dollars was given to the children
home chairman to prepare a mis-
cellaneous box of needed articles
fc the children home.
LOSE UGLY FAT
IN TEN DAYS
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easier than ever. so you can be as
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both hunger and appetite. No drugs,
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you still enjoy your meals, still eat
the foods you like but you simply
don't have the urge for xetra por-
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must come down, because, as your
,own doctor will tell you, when you
eat less, you weigh less. Excess
weight endangers your heart, kid-
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tried before, get DIATRION and
prove ot yourself what it can do.
DIATRON is sold on this. GUARAN-
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the first package you use or the
package costs you nothing. Just re-
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and get your money back. DIAT-
RON costs $3.00 and is sold with
,this strict money back guarantee
by: t 9.5
Port St. Joe 'Mail Orders Filled
The liii il of a new car, the Edsel, is
announced by Ford Motor Company
of Dearborn, Michigan. You are
cordially invited 4uo see this newest
addition to the Ford Family of Fine
Cars at your nearest Edsel dealer.
IN THE COUNTY JUDGE'S
COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA. IN PROBATE.
In Re: Estate of
JAMES L. FULLER,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
All creditors of the estate of
James L. Fuller, deceased, are here-
by notified and required to file any
claims or demands which they may
have against the said estate in the
office of the County Judge of Gulf
County. Florida, in the Courthouse
at Wewh.iichka,. Florida, within
eight calendar months from the
date of the first publication of this
notice.,Each claim or demand must
be in writing and must state the
place of residence and post office
address of the claimant and must
be sworn to be the claimant, his
agent', or his attorney,, or it will
become void according to law.
This 22nd day of August, A. D.
/s/ MARY H. FULLER
Administratrix of the Estate
of James L. Fuller, deceased.
SILAS R. STONE
Attorney for Adminls'ratrix 4t-8-29
Soy Scouts See
Movie On Jamboree
By BILL MAZOROL
'Last Monday night, Troop 47 met
at ithe scout hut and Kenny Mar-
low opened the meeting with a pas-
sage from the Bible.
After dues were collected and
Scoutmaster Simpson had spoken
to the Scouts about future plans, he
showed some films which he had
The first part of the film showed
the building of the Scout Circus and
the concession stand the Scouts
had run on the Fourth of July. Oth-
er films *showed the Jamboree
Scouts leaving St. Joe, in Panama
City and at the Naval Air Station
in Pensacola. There were also pic-
tures of the many stops on the way
to Valley Forge. Once at Valley
Forge the Scouts were shown pitch-
ing tents and making camp. Next
there were some very interest lung
scenes of historic Valley Forge it-
self, including one of the huge hill-
side arena, with all 58,000 Scouts
in it at once. After becoming sea-
tied in camp, Scouts were shown
doing their washing, cooking and
Next there were pictures taken
in Philadelphia, which included In-
dependence Hall, Betsy Ross' Home
and other points of interest.
After leaving Valley Forge the
next stop was Washington, D. C.,
where Mr. Simpson took pictures
of the Smithsonian Institute, The
Capitol, the Washington Monument,
the Lincoln Memorial and many oth-
er very interesting buildings and
Several rolls of film did not, get
back from the developers yet, so
this is all that was shown.
- There were several parents and
visitors, as well as Scouts, who
seemed ,to enjoy the pictures very
After the films were shown, Ken-
ny Marlow clousd the meeting
with a prayer.
Next week Kenny Marlow and Da-
vid Odum are in charge of the op-
ening and closing.
All Scouts who have not turned
in their registration fee and re-
registered are urged to do so.
Again we would like to note that
.the meeting time has been moved
back to 8:00 p.m. because of foot-
M'RS. GUILFORD HOSTESS
TO SURPRISE PARTY
Mrs. James Guilford was hostess
to a surprise bLIrthday dinner given
for her husband, James Guilford,
Monday night in-their home at Ov-
Those present were Miss Fern
Beaman, Miss Ann Pate, Jimmy
Guilford and Bobby Guilford, Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Guilford and children
Gil -and Laurie, Bernard Pridgeon
and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Griffin.
CARD OF THANKS
We would like to express our
sincere appreciation to everyone
for the beautiful cards, flowers and
for each thing that all of you did
ot help ease the sadness during the
illness and loss of our loved one,
MRS. E. P. LAPEYROUSE
RAY and JO ANN
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ist Baptist WMS
The First Baptist Woman's Mis-
sionary Society met Tuesday after-
noon at the church for the regular
monthly business meeting with the
president, Mrs, Clarence Pridgeon,
The meeting opened with the
group singing, "Lead On Oh King
Eternal" followed with prayer by
Mrs. W. J, Daughtry. Mrs. Ralph
Nance gave the devotional. She
used a poem, "Jesus and the Multi-
During the minutes, roll call and
'previous minutes were heard. Re-
ports from bhe various committee
chairmen were given.
It was announced by the presi-
on the 15th and last through the
25th. A request for prayer for the
Revival was given,
The meeting closed with prayer
by Mrs. B. H, Vanlandingham.
ENJOYS HAMBURGER FRY
The Junior Department of the
Firs-t Bap.ist Church was entertain-
ed Tuesday night of last week with
a hamburger roast on the grounds.
Serving were the men of the
church with the teachers of he
classes assisting. Approximately 45
members enjoyed the delicious sup-
Invited guests were the Rev. and
Mrs. Malcolm Mills, who have
been here in the absence of the
that the revival would begin Rev. C. Byron Smith.
We wish to thank all of those
who have expressed their sympa-
thy during our recent loss of a
Dr. and Mrs. W, F. Wager
Your Vote and Support In
W. D. (Tiny) JONES
GROUP NUMBER ONE
Will Be Very Much
(Pd. Pol. Adv.)
NOW ON SALE
(Gulf Hardware Building)
I think most of the people of Port St. Joe know how
I stand on most major issues. I have outlined my position
on some of them in previous issues of the paper. How-
ever, there are still a few on which I would like to make
known my position, one being the hospital.
Ever since the hospital has been in operation I have
worked untireingly to service requests even to working
seven days a week to meet hospital needs. Furthermore,
I have been an ardent supporter of the hospital and am
strongly in favor of an expansion of the hospital and of its
facilities, so necessary at this time in order to meet the
demands of our growing city.
I am greatly interested in the welfare of the people
of Port St Joe and the continued growth and development
of our city and I can assure the public that I will give the
position of Mayor, should you honor mie by electing me
on September 10, the time and attention that such a res-
ponsible position demands and requires. My business is
such that I am required to spend all of my time in Port
St..Joe, therefore I will always be on hand to look after
the duties and responsibilities of the office of Mayor-
Candidate For Mayor-Commissioner
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