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"Port St. Joe-The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
Story In Star Labeled Untrue
By Gulf Taxpayers Committee
Last week the "Gulf County
Taxpayers' Association" of We-.-
wahitchka mailed a pamphlet
thruout Port St. Joe and possibly
the entire county labeling a
news story appearing in the
June 19 issue of The Star, in ef-
fect-a falsehood. The pamphlet
said-in effect-that the editor
of The Star, through ignorance,
intent or careless reporting,
did not report the facts of the
need for work on the Court
House in its true light.
After reading the pamphlet
published by the Committee, we
would say that we spent con-
siderable more time in our re-
search for our half column story
than the Committee did on their
The Star did not publish its
story to influence anybody's vote
but rather to FULLY inform all
voters to just what the true con-
dition of the Court House and
jail was in, We did not then-
nor do we intend to-editorialize
in the NEWS columns of The-
Star. When the editor of The
Star editorializes--there will be
no question about the fact that
such and such an article is edi-
torial fare and not disguised un-
der the heading of news.
To begin with every word that
was in the story in question was
true and backed by facts. Our
interview with Commissioner
Cooper pictured the situation
just as it. stands-to enlighten
the citizens who will be called
on to vote ,on the Court House
matter as to just what the
situation is, regardless of which
side it hurts.
The first pamphlet put out by
this same committee advised the
people to "ask your County
Commissioner" just what the
true conditions at the Court
House were. We did just that
and reported in a news story
just what we had learned. An
interview with Commissioner
Cooper since the pamphlet of
last week end only confirmed
what we had- learned before.
Commissioner Cooper further re-
ported that talk among the com-
mission-yet nothing on record
as yet, mind you, hence it easy
for some people to deny-for the
provision of necessary space at
the Court House and necessary
renovation of the jail had gone
so far that the County was just
before hiring a firm to make a
survey on their best road of ap-
proach when the matter of mov-
ing the Court House came to the
fore. The survey studied on by
the County was to ascertain
whether the County would be
better off financially to remodel'
the jail and add office space on
to the Court House or to build
a new jail and renovate the old
jail into offices. At present there
is no jury room available in the
Court House-if is taken up by
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
recording machine. There is- no
grand jury room-it is taken up
by the County Agent's office. If
a case goes to the jury, the
County Agent cools his heels
outside his. office while the jury
'So, whether the Court House
is moved or not-more space is
going to have to be provided.
Regardless of whether the
Court House is moved or not,
extensive and expensive re-
novations to the jail must be
We think that the public
should know these things before
he goes to vote-regardless of
which side of the fence he is
on. And if nobody else will tell
the voter of these conditions-
then The Star will.
This business of certain in-
dividuals in the county letting
only one side of a project--or
just parts of something be made
public is nothing short of censor-
As for errors-we would like
to point out a glaring miscue
made by the Committee in their
latest pamphlet. This error con-
cerns the taxing of homestead
exemptions. We would like to in-
form the Committee that under
no circumstances can a home-
stead be taxed in the State of
Judge W. L. Fitzpatrick Qualifies
For Re-election As Circuit Judge
Judge W. L. Fitzpatrick of Port in Pensacola where I served as city
St. Joe announced Saturday that judge and as United States Commis-
he will be a candidate for re-elec- sioner, with petty trial jurisdiction,
tion to the 14th Judicial Circuit of the United States District Court
judgeship he has held for the past for the Northern District of Florida.
year. He will enter the Sept. 9 De- I was a partner of William Fisher,
mocratic primary. Sr., his son, William Fisher, Jr.,
Said Judge Fitzpatrick on behalf and R. A. Hepner. I moved to Pan-
of his candidacy: ama City in 1947, where I served
"It is my feeling that the position as city attorney, attorney for the
of Circuit Judge is the most impor- Panama City Housing Authority,
tant position upon which the peo- attorney for the Panama City Port
ple of the State of Florida have Authority, and city attorney of the
the privilege of voting. Each citi- City of Lynn Haven. I actively prac-
zen has a great responsibility to ticed in all branches of the law and
themselves, their families and their. was admitted to all of the courts
community to become thoroughly ac- in the State of Florida, the United
quAinted with the candidates for States Circuit Court of Appeals and
this position and to honestly vote then District of Florida, United
for and support the best qualitisd States Circuit Cocrt of Appeals and
candidate. Ot any time the homes. various boards and commissions of
property, personal rights and !i- both the State and Federal govern-
berties or the very life of any citi- ments.
zeL. of this Circuit might depend 'As a result of a population in-
upon 'the honesty, integrity, know- crease it became necessary in 1957
ledge and experience of the presid- for the 14th Judicial Circuit to have
ing Circuit Judge. Very few people an additional Circuit Judge and I
realize how many times these ma'- humbly appreciate the recommen-
ters are decided solely by their dations from Pensacola to Jackson-
Circuit Judge, without benefit of ville of Circuit Judges, attorneys
jury. and others in position to judge the
necessary qualifications which re-
Sam of Scotch-Irish descent, was suited in my being honored by
born in Pensacola, August 24, 1916, this appointment on July 17, 1957.
and educated in the public schools In accepting this appointment I
there. I graduated from high school iel'inquished a practice which I had
in 1935. I received my L.LB. degree bean building for some 20 years.
from Cumberland University it I Immediately after being appoint-
1937, and successfully passed th'3
June, 1938, bar examination when
I was 21 years old. I am a member
of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fra-
ternity, a Mason, a member of the
Kiwanis Club and my family and
I are members of the Methodist
Church. I now live at Port St. Joe
with my wife Mildred, formerly
Mildred Levins of Wewahitchka,
and five daughters, Dianna, Mari-
lee, Jean, Julia and Patria.
I began practicing law In 1938
ed I changed the county of my
residence, as required by law, and
set up a schedule of travelit-i, as
;Fe old-time Circuit Judges once
did, to each of the county seats, in
the Circuit so that the services of
the Circuit Court would be aalil-
able to all of the people and :ne
atrorneys of the Circuit at last
cnce each week. In following this
seedule I have conducted over 700
trials and hearings, .driven over
(Continued on Page 8)
One Woods Fire
In Spite of Heavy Rains
County Ranger H. A. Hardy re-
ports that during the month of
June 14.67 inches of rain fell in
Gulf County. This served to satur-
ate the woodlands and hold woods
fires to a minimum.
In stressing the ever present dan-
ger of woods fires, Hardy reported
that in spite of the rainfall, which
averaged nearly a half inch for
every day of the month, there was
still one woods fire during the
month burning three acres.
"Woods fires are extra easy to
start" said Hardy, "so take extra
care with fire in our valuable for-
John Barrier Enters
Wheaton For Summer
John S. Barrier of Port St. Joe,
has enrolled in the 44th annual
summer school at Wheaton College
for the first and second terms.
Barrier is taking courses in Greek
The.summer program begins with
inter-session, June 10 to 20, during
which two semester hours credit
may be gained. The courses of-
fered are sufficiently varied to ap-
peal to a wide range of profession-
al interests as well as particular
emphasis on the needs of Christian
Visiting In Ilinois
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Burge are
visiting in Centralia, Ill., for two
weeks. The Burges' will go from
there to Greenville, Miss., where
Mr. Burge has accepted a position
with civil service at Greenville
Mr. and Mrs. Therrell LeLoach
and children of Macon, Ga., are
visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Foy
Your HOME could be taxed
IF the County was re-evaluated
throughout placing all property
in a higher bracket. But even
then, those now bearing the tax
burden of the county would be
placed in such a high tax paying
bracket that the average home
owners annual tax would hardly
run more than the price of the
average man's smokes for a
month. But your $5,000.00 home-
stead exemption CANNOT BE
And now for "half truths." The
pamphlet mentioned that all pro-
perty in the county would be
mortgaged if a bond issue should
be floated to build a new court
house. This is true as far as it
goes. BUT-did you know that
your property is mortgaged for
ANY bond issue that is floated
that concerns the area in which
your property is located?
We will wager that your pro-
perty now has no less than a
dozen such "liens" on it right
now. It has always had and will
probably forever have these
types of claims against it. But,
you cannot be made to give up
your property under such an at-
tachment-no matter' if the
bonds are defaulted. What is the
reason of such an attachment
then? We frankly don't know-
just another lawyer's law, we
Any other information that
was in the story as printed by
The Star was taken from the
official minutes of the County
Commissioners. If the Commis-
sioners refuse to accept their
minutes at their next meeting'
then'that part was in error. But
as the county minutes now stand
and as the quotations of Mr.
Cooper were made concerning
the actions of the Board-but
not on record-the story was
100% -true as it was written.
The County was dickering
over the spending of some
$250,000.00 on court house im-
provements and enlargements
and The Star stands on that.
City Accepts Plat of Large
Number of Residential Lots
LBB All-Stars To Play
Exhibition Game July 4
Williams In Race for
Ben C. Williaris of Port St.'
Joe qualified Monday to seek
election in the September pri-
mary for the office of State Rep-
representative from Gulf County.
Williams was also a candidate
for this office two years ago.
Williams'is a native of Port
St. Joe and is well known thru-
out Gulf County.
Graveside Services for
Mrs. Carolyn E. Jones
Graveside services were held a,.
Holly Hill Cemetery yesterday
morning at 10:00 a.m. for .Mrs.
Carolyn E. Jones, age 52. Mrs
Jones passed away at her home
at 225 Third Street Tuesday morn-
ing at 1:00 a.m. following a lengthy
She is survived by her husband,
Delmar M. Jones and one daugh-
ter, Mrs. L. E. Meyer, both of
Port St. Joe.
Graveside services were conduct-
ed by Rev. E. 0. Bradley, pastor or
the First Methodist Church here
in Port St. Joe.
Pallbearers were John Blount,
Creech, Wade Barrier, Jr., and Bud-
Comforter Funeral Home of Port
St. Joe was in charge of arrange.
Boat Club Sets Fish
Fry Up To July 19
The St. Joe Boat Club's Fishing
Rodeo contest has come to an end
on a successful note. Many entries
were recorded in each category
and competition for the first place
positions was keen.
The winners of th* Rodeo are as
Salt Water Categories
LING: J. 0. Lucas, 35 pounds;
Robert Hutchins, 33 pounds; Tom
McMillan, 28 pounds and Morrie
Twigg, 14 pounds.
KING MACKEREL: Virgil Glass,
17 pounds, 9% ozs.; Joe Hendrix,
Jr., 17 ,pounds, 8 ozs.; Billy Ham-
mock with three entries---13 pounds
8 ozs., 8 pounds, 7 ozs, and 7
pounds, 2 ozs.
SPANISH MACKEREL: B. Roy
Gibson, Jr., 5 pounds, 15 ozss; Ce-
cil Harold Lyons, 3 pounds, 10 ozs;
Rex Buzzett, 3 pounds, 1 oz; Mon-
na G. Smith, 2 pounds, 15 ozs;
Billy Hammock, 2 pounds, 10 oss.
Morrie Twigg, 2 pounds, 8 ozs.
RED FISH: Tom F. Smith, 13
pounds, 12 ozs.
SPECKLED TROUT: L. W. Por-
ter, 3 pounds, 1 oz; L. W. Porter, 2
pounds, 2 ozs; Jesse V. Stone, 1
pound, 10% ozs.
Fresh Water Categories
BLACK BASS: Jiggs Pridgeon,
4 pounds, 8 ozs; A. S. Chason, 4
pounds, 6% ozs.
BREAM: J. D. Davis, 1 pound,
6 ozs; L. J. Gilley, 1 pound, 4%
ozs; Mrs. H. R. Maige, 12 ozs.
SHELL CRACKER: A. S. Chason
1 pound, 6 ozs, H. L. Hinote, 1
pound, 5 ozs.
WARMOUTH PERCH: Phil Tom-
linson, 13 ozs; John Rich, 11 ozs;
Phil Tomlinson, 10% ozs.
The B6at Club has postponed
its Fish Fry and prize presenta-
tion to July 19, according to Au-
brey Tomlinson, chairman of the
Rodeo. The affair is being post-
poned due the large number of
people off on vacations.
Any tickets bought for the July
4 fish fry will be good on July
Two Boys Show
They Are Honest
Mrs. W. Deskins of St. Joe
Beach will' testify that the youth
of Port St. Joe and vicinity are
-Saturday Mrs. Deskins lost her
pocketbook containing about
$57.00 in cash, among other val-
able items. Mrs. Deskins was
flabbergasted Tuesday afternoon
when two young boys came up to
her front door and handed her
the purse. They had found it in
the St. Joe Beach area. The boys
were Ronnie Forbes and his bro-
ther. Mrs. Deskins was so sur-
prised to see her pocketbook
again she forgot to ask the bro-
Port St. Joe's two Little Boy's
Baseball Leagues will each play an
exhibition baseball game, Friday,
July 4. The two games will be
played between the two teams..in
first place after the first half of
the season and an ll-star team
made up ot five players from each
of the other three te&ms in .both
Big Day In
Wewa July 4th
(Written by the GULF COUNTY
People from Noria Gulf 'idounty.
primarily from Wewahitchka, are
extending to the rest of the peo-
ple throughout the county' 'ai Tfu
vitation to be with them art ci'e
4th of July, if they possibly cau
The idea of Wewa residents it io
encourage citizens from th rest
of the county to come and ..et a
first-hand view of the court house
and the county jail'. Recently, the
size of the court house and the
condition of the county jaiU he-
came an issue in the efforts rf
some Port St. Joe citizens to trans-
fer the County Seat from *Wewa-
hitchka to Port St. Joe.
Those who visit Wewaitchka
on the 4th will be entertained
with a free fish fry, a, water ski
circus, free boat rides, coon and
dog on a log and greased pole con-
tests, and a baseball game. Other
entertainment surprises are being
There will be no speeches by
politicians or anyone-else..
This information was released
Wednesday by the Gulf County
Taxpayers' Committee, a _group
which has been formed to put be-
fore the public its reasons why the
County Seat should not be moved.
The free fish fry will conbi.t of
mullet, cole slaw, light bread, tea,
coffee and pickles. i a '. .
Here's the organizational lineup
which will be around to solicit the
cooperation of most every North
Gulf Citizen-to insure that the
history of Wewahitchka hospitality
continues without blemish:-
General Chairman is Thomas
McDaniel; Cooking and cooking fa-
cilities, Thomas McDaniel, Gene
Jones and Frank Britt; Fish, Cla-
dius Lanier; Tables, Paul Eisexf-
hower, Paul Smith, Tenn Wade;
Serving, Mrs. Claude Lister and
Mrs. Larry White; Equipment and
other food, O'Neal McDaniel and
Forest Revell; Entertainment, Jack
Connell, Jr.; Publicity and Finance,
David Gaskin and Ed Bandlough.
The occasion, called the 4th of
July Court House and Jail Inspec-
tion Day, is being sponsored by the
Gulf County Taxpayers' Committee.
Of City Lots
The Port St. Joe City Commis-
sion met Tuesday night for their
first regular meeting for the month.
Only Commissioners Eliey, Ned-
ley and Mayor-Commissioner Sha-
rit were present.
Although the meeting was short
it was composed of several impor-
tant pieces of business.
Raise for Employees
The Commission agreed to in-
clude a raise in pay for the City
employees in the coming budget to
be adopted in September.
The pay raise will be across the
board, including all the City em-
ployees, with pay to be raised on
an hourly basis.
For the umpteenth time in past
years, the Commission began stu-
dying a zoning ordinance for the
At least six years ago the Com-
n~ssion began to be concerned
about the way Port St. Joe should
grow up. Zoning was the topic of
discussion then and was last Tues-
day night. The Commission is now
planning on .zoning the -City for
business, residence and commercial.
The residential area will be broken
down further into types of homes
for certain areas.
The Commission accepted a~inew
plat of lots in Port St. Joe Tuesday
night. The plat consists of that
area between 19th Street and Con-
stitution Park and Highway 98 and
Forest Park Drive. Forest Park
Drive is a new street three blocks
East of Long Lvenue. The new
street starts at the drainage canal
running through Forest Park and
begins where the drain ditch turns
toward the bay just after it cros-
zes 16th Street.
The new plat will add a large
number of building lots to the City
of Port St. Joe.
The plat will now go before the
Board of County Commissioners
for their acceptance.
Clean Up Lots
The City again this year began
to take steps toward the cleaning
up of lots throughout the city. No
official action has been taken as
yet for the mandatory cleaning of
empty lots, but it is expected to
come at the next meeting.
Informal discussion among the
Commissioners was that a written
notice would be given .to lot own-
ers to clean up their property. If
the task isn't accomplished within
a certain period of time the City
will move in and clean them up.
The lot owner will then have a lien
put against his property for the
expenses of cleaning the property.
Unusual Babe Ruth
League Ball Game
July 10, at 8:00 p.m. the Cl y of
W. J. Clapp, f FPC, Given Award Port St. Joe and neighboring sec-
tions will have the opportunity to
By Florida Economic Development Con. see an unusual ball game. The man-
I ~lagers and officers of the B3be
Ruth Baseball League will play the
W. J. Clapp, president of Florida Babe Ruth all-star team selected t-
Power -Corporation, has been pre- represent Port St. Joe in tourna
sented the 1958 Florida Economic meant play.
Development Award as the person This ball game wfll be playei1 to
who has made the most outstanding raise funds to send the all-stars to
contribution to the economic de- play in the district tournament .
velopment of Florida during the The following wi"i play the a.j-
pat year. re stars but they haven't figured out
Philip W. Moore, president of who will play what position be-
the First Research Corporation of cause all want to pitch so tehey
Miami, whose firm sponsors the won't have to chase the balls in
award, made the presentation. the outfield.
Recipient of the first annual Joel (Stretch) Lo vett, Sue
award last year was Governor Le- (Bench Warmer) Spaulding, Joe
Roy Collins.. (Mantle) Stevens, Bob (Baur) Ell-
Clapp has been a member of the zey, Tony (Radio) Davis, Harry
Florida Development Commission (Bob Lemon) Dowden, Clyde (Ne-
since ifs inception, and has been ver Miss) White, Windy (Ted Wil-
a leader in the industrial develop- liams) Tharpe, Don (Casey Sten-
ment of Florida. gel (Sexton), Bill (Whitey Ford)
He became president of Florida Fleming and Goulden (Spitball)
Power Corporation in January, 1952, W. J. CLAPP Scott.
after 27 years of service with the -. There will be a charge of 25c
company. Under his leadership, the from 135,000 to 222,000; employes per person for this game. Make
company has experineced more from 1,400 to 1,950; and company plans now to enjoy yourself and
than six years of tremendous Ige eat in plants and property also helpl) the boys go to the tour-
growth. Customers have increased from $88 million to $226 million. nament.
Playing in the first game of the
afternoon will be the Hard Star
team vs an all star team from the
American League. The all-star team
will be managed by Waring Mur-
dock and Charles Carter. The Hard
Stars will be piloted by their man-
ager, Bob MoKiernan.
The team rosters are as follows:
ALL STAR TEAM
iDOZERS: Jack Ward, Cliff John-
son, Ray Ramsey, Dennis Whitfield
and Robbin Brown. SOCKYS: Joe
Garcia, Johnny Shirah, David Dick-
ey, David Macomber and Michael
Carbonneau. BOXERS: Jimmie
Burns, dRudy Matthews, Jimmie
Cox and Wayne Tindel.
HARD STAR ROSTER
Donnie iBatson, Harold Burch,
John Scott, Ellis Stevens, Robert
Antley, Wayne Bryant, Henry Dock-
ery, George Kilbourne, John Kim-
breil, Alfred Rudd, Maurice Fuller.
Robert. Marlow, Rod Bowdoin, John
Branka and David Jones.
The National League game will
be played at 8:00 p.m. on July
Fourth. The game will be played
between the Ford-Pontiac team and
an all star team composed of five
members each from the Rotary, Ki-
wanis and Krafties teams. Ford-
Pontiac is leadtig this' league at
the end of the first half.
The all star team will be man-
aged by Lamar Moore and Ray-
mond Lawrence. The Ford-Pontiac
team will be managed by its man-
agers Buck Walters and Joe Fort-
ALL STAR ROSTER
IKIWANIS: Eugene Griffin, Rick-
ie Godfrey, Phillip Ivey, Buddy
Smith and Danny Wilson. KRAF-
TIES: Randy Weston, Jake Belin,
Bob Craig, Clifford Wimberly and
Freddie Chason. ROTARY: James
Goodman, Tommy Sisk, Lloyd Gard-
ner, David Young and Charles Zim-
FORD PONTIAC TEAM
Leon Hobbs, R-ofald Kierstead,
Paul Robbins, Francis Russ, Rob-
ert Davis, Rodger Hallman, Leslie
Nichols, David Porter, Shelton
Smith, William Wager, Randy Arm-
strong, David McCormick, Harry
Smith, Jerry Nichols, Danny Wall
and Bobby Ellzey.
Stores Closed for 4th
At a meeting of the Retail
Merchants Division Monday it
was decided that all businesses
in Port St. Joe will be closed for
the 'Fourth of July holiday.
All business houses will be
open for business Saturday with
the exception of the hardware
stores, which will be closed all
day Saturday also.
PORT ST. JOE, PLORIDA
THURSDAY, JULY 3, 19 8
Celia Tomlinson Honored With Tea
Shower at Home of Mrs. C. G. Costin, Sr.
An important social event of the' was served from two crystal bowls
past week was a tea shower given on the refreshment table which
a, the C. G. Costin, Sr., residence was covered with a white linen cut-
in honor of Miss Celia Elizabeth work cloth. Tiny party cakes and
Tomlinson, bride-elect. The hostes- nuts accompanied the service.
es were Mrs. C. G. Costin, Sr., Mrs. Mrs. Jack Justice. Miss Marietta
Roy Irwin, Mrs. A. D. Roberts, Chafin, Miss Sara Linda Richard-
Mrs W. B. Richardson and Mrs. son and Miss Gayle Roberts assist-
W. M. Chafin. ed in caring for the guests.
Miss Tomlinson, daughter of Mr. Miss Tomlinson greeted her
and Mrs. Aubrey R. Tomlinson o0 friends in a lovely blue cotton che-
1608 Long Avenue will become the mise dress with which she wore a
bride of Norman Price, Jr., son oi white carnation corsage, gift of
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Price, Sr., the hostesses who also presented
350 Southwest 72nd Avenue, Miami, 'her with a lovely silver covered
at the First Baiptist Church on vegetable dish.
Saturday, June 28, at 3 p.m.
Summer flowers were used thru- GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY
out the party rooms. Fruit punch It pays to advertise try it
________ ________ _______
REPAIRED and RECORD
STARTERS and GENERATORS
REPAIRED and EXCHANGED
PATE S SHELL SERVICE
Phone BAII 7-9291
223 Monument Ave.
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Port St. Joe, Florida
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Hour 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship .. 6:15 p.m.
Worship Hour 7:30 p.m.
for PORT ST. JOE and GULF CO.
W. F. TIRE & SUPPLY CO., of Panama City
120 W. 6th St. Phone SU 5-7468
Box 1161 Panama City, Fla.
FOR INFORMATION LOCALLY CONTACT
at FULLER'S SUPPLY CO.
CHORD, SPINNET and
Long Avenue Baptist
Class Eats Ice Cream
The young men's Sunday School
Class of the Long Avenue Baptist
Church enjoyed an ice cream sup-
per Friday evening at the church.
On the menu was one gallon each
of Pineapple, banana, strawberry
and vanilla ice cream, pound cake
Following the supper the mem-
bers went to Mexico Beach where
they played carpet golf.
Those present were the class
teacher A. P. Martin, the Pastor,
Rev. J. C. Odum and Doyle Rether-
ford, B. A. Collier, Oliver Griffin,
Bobby -Bowden, Grady Player, El-
dridge Money, Bob Powell, Wesley
R. Ramsey, Carey Floore, Joe R.
MRS. MINNIE B. HOWELL
chers have been, awarded scholar-
ships. by the Florida Fede'ation of
Garden Clubs to attend a two-week
workshop in conservation. at Flor-
ida State University July 7-23.
Dr. John 0. Boynton, associate
professor of geography and work-
shop director, said the workshop
is th third annual session of the
kind to receive the backing of the
Federation in the form of $50 schol-
arships for the participants. Ele-
mentary, junior high and high
school teachers, he said will be
here from 28 counties.
Among those attending will be
Mrs. Minnie B. Howell of Port St.
Joe. Mrs. Howell is a teacher in
the Highland View Elementary
Sunday School Class
Has Skating Party
Mrs. John Beasley, assisted by
Mrs. Gus Creech, entertained Mrs.
Beasley's Sunday School class with
a skating party last Wednesday,
June 25 at the Mexico Beach Skat-
ing Rink. The class was the Junior
boys and girls of the First Metho-
dist Church. Refreshments of cook-
ies and drinks were served to the
Those present were Celia Creech,
Fran Robbins, Paul Robbins, Da-
vid Dickey, Richard Scheffer, Lloyd
Beasley, Gail Anderson, Robert
Settlemire and Beth Creech.
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Strickland
and family of Everglades and Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Chestnut and am-
ily of Panama City visited with Mr.
and Mrs. John Beasley over the
TA K E Of
CARD OF THANKS of the NE corner of the South
I want to thank all the good folks half of Fractional Section 2,
in and around Gulf County that Township 9 South, Range 11
West, and run South parallel to
helped in any way during my hus- the East line of Fractional Sec-
band's long illness. May the Good tions 2, 11 and 14, for 11,350 feet;
Lord be with you all, is my prayer, thence run South 77 00" West
I want to thank all the churches, (Magnetic) to the point of inter-
section with an extension of the
for all the help and prayers in town West line of Original Govern-
and Oak Grove. Yocr concern dur- ment Lot 1, Section 22, Township
ing the death of my husband was 9 South, Range 11 West, North
deeply appreciated. May the Lord from the mean high water line
of St. Joseph's Bay, said point
bless you all. of intersection being 2640 feet
BESSIEE DYKES INorth of mean high water line of
____. said St. Joseph's Bay.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A map, with the' bulkhead line
NOTICE IS -HEREBY GIVEN as above described delineated there-
that Pick Hollinger, James T. Mc-1on, may be examined by any inter-
Neill, Jr., and others, and Mirian ested person at the office of the
W. Williams, have, pursuant to County Engineer, 321 Reid Avenue,
Section 253.122, Florida Statutes ap- IFort St. Joe, Florida.
plied to the Board of County Comn- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
missioners of Gulf County, Flor- the Board of County Commission-
ida, to fix and establish a bulkhead er will hold a public hearing at
line in St. Joseph's Bay offshore ithe County Courthouse in Wewa-
certain upland. Joseph's owned y the ap- hitchka, Florida, at 6:00 o'clock P.
certain upland wesdr b y t oa M. CST, on August 4, 1958, for the
to wit:, Iwpurpose of hearing any objections
$he S2 of Fractional Section 2; or comments any interested person
Fractional Sections 11 and 14; may have to the establishing of
Original Government Lot 1 1the bulkhead line as requested.
Fractional Section 22; and O.- Board of County Commissioners
ginal Government Lots 1, 2, Gulf County, Florida
and 4, in Fractional Section 2.' G. S. CROXTON, Chairman 3t
all in Township 9 South, Range ATTE ST: 7.3
11, West, Gulf County, Florida, GEORGE Y. CORE, Clerk
After due consideration, prelim-
inary approval of said application NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME
was granted by the Board of Coun- TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
ty Commissioners on May 30, 1958, You will please take notice that
and said bulkhead line was tenta- the undersigned is engaged in busi-
tively established as follows: press in Port St. Joe, Florida under
'Begin at a point 3700 feet West the firm name of "The Bungalow
rHE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1958
Shop" and will, on July 25, 1958,
register said fictitious name with
the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida, at Wewahitch
ka, Florida. This the 3rd day of
July, A. D., 1958.
Mrs. Jane F. Lapeyrouse
Return From Vacation
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Quarls, Jr.,
returned Sunday after a week'c va-
cation to South Florida.
Visitors From South Florida
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Bowen are vis-
ing friends here this week. The Bo-
wens are now living in Cocoa but
are former residents of Port St.
Visitors From Puerto Rico
Mrs. W. W. Busby and children
from Puerto Rico are visiting Mr
and Mrs. C. L. Costia and Mr and
Mrs A. E. Joines.
Mrs C. D. Thomason from De-
Funiak Springs is visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Aanold Daniell and Mr and
Mrs. Blakely Thomason.
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1958
The Star Brings News of Your Neighbors
By OUBIE R. LAIRD
(U. S. Department of Agriculture. University of Florida Agricultural Extension
Service, and Gulf County Board of Commissioners Cooperating. Office open 9 am.
to noon, (CST) Mon.-Fri. in the Oourthouse, Wewahitchka, Florida.)
So Free I.P.C. Pines
The matching slash pine seedling
program carired on by International
Paper Company is being continued
again this year. The quota for Gulf
County has been set at 75,000 seed-
lings. They will give up to 5,000
pines per person as long as they
last. You buy trees from Florida
S Forest Service and I. P. C. matches
them with an equal number of trees
up to 5.000. If you order purchased
trees through this office, I will re-
quest free matching trees for you.
It requires a check or money order
time you make your order. These
free trees will be distributed on a
first-come-first-served basis, begin-
ning Monday, July 7, at 9:00 a.m.
So get your order in at once.
New Forester Among Us
We have a new Forester moving
into Gulf County. He is Mr. Lewis
Jamerson, associated with Inter-
national Paper Company. He is go-
ing to be my next door neighbor.
W ~ Anyone desiring forestry advice or
assistance, may contact him for
Not cheap quality tires that are built to offer
at sale prices but our regular line of
famous ATLAS TIRES bigger, sturdier,
heavier than tires selling at comparabIle
prices,.. every one carrying Standard Oil's
guaranteed For instance during this
"Trade-In-Sale," we are offering
6.00x16 Vir'-5 e
I 88 TIRE.
with low, low prices on ALL sizes! What-
ever your size, come by and examine these
ATLAS Tires, and compare prices, before
you buy tires.
ATLAS TRUCK TIRES
famous long-mileage Atlas
"Traffic Master." During our
trade-in sale we're offering
s l 6.00 x 16, six-ply, for only
* AND YOUR
-~ :2' .-.. ',-~,'- -.
G REER' Standard Service Station
Phone 7-7271 302 Monument Ave.
W OOLFORO Standard Service Station
Phone 7-7171 113 Monument Ave.
Please note that pigs must be
two weeks past weaning for the
vaccine I am using to be effective
in the prevention of hog cholera.
Sows and boars kept for breeding
stock should be accinated annually
as the vaccination renders hogs
immune to this disease for one year
As you know, Bangs Disease is a
dread disease among cattle; and
in man it is serious as undulant
In the recent months a campaign
has been carried on to cut down
the incidence of this disease in our
county. Herds have been tested
and infected cattle removed.
Now, as a follow-up to this work,
we are putting on a drive to get
all calves, that are going to be
kept for breeding purposes, vac-
cinated against Bangs disease.
Calxes must be between 6 and 8
months of age for the vaccination
to be effective. By vaccinating
calves we build an immunity which
will most definitely aid in controll-
ing this disease in our cattle in the
The program we are beginning
is a joint State and Federal project.
If you have calves within the
age limits, I strongly urge you to
take advantage of this offer and
have the work done.
To obtain this service, let me
know how many calves you have
to be vaccinated and I will notify
Dr. I. P. Coulter, Veterinarian, of
Marianna, who will do the vaccina-
tion work for you.
by TONY DAVIS
Talk about the "Purple People
Eater", Marty Begley is back in
town and I, along with everyone
else am very happy about the i
*I'd like to take this opportunity
to welcome Marty back, officially
and also want to thank Wes Ram-
sey for giving me this chance o
talk to you each week. Mostly
about Music and just what's going
on in the fascinating world of wax.
Glancing at the top "20", we find
"The Purple People Eater" occupy-
ing the top slot, followed by the
'Everly Brothers' fine recording of
"All I Have To Do Is Dream" and
rounding out the top three "Secret-
ly" by Jmmie Rodgers. The "Witch
Doctor", after a lengthy stay among
the top tunes, is just about making
his last visit. On the way up are
some fine tunes as "Patricia", Perez
Prado, "ChaiWua?Hua", Hugo and
Luigi and a host of others. "King
Creole" with Elvie Presley is sche-
duled for release soon and the flick
contains no less than 17 tunes by
Elvis, one of which is wending its
way toward the top already, "Hard
Haeded Woman". The ballad side,
"Don't Ask Me Why" has an equal
chance of making it too. In the mail
,this week, I was very pleased at
the Elvis Presley Dog Tag Jewelry
I received. Among them there 's
an Elvis dog tag with his name,
serial number, blood type, auto-
graph and an engraving of Elvis.
Also a sweater holder, bracelet,
anklet, and a key chain. I intend
giving these wonderful gifts away
soon and in order to be eligible,
just send your name and address
along to me. The original deadline
was July 1, but I am now extending
it to July 15. For more complete
details, I hope you'll join me each
week day at 3:00 pm. for "Mostly
The supply of Newport lighters
has been completely exhausted, but
we still have a few memo purse
kits available and they're yours for
I just a postal card. Keep listening
for our next giveaway, which will
be very shortly. Be sure to listen
each Saturday to "Top Teen Tunes"
rom 10:.30 to 12 noon and on Sat-
urday afternoon, Ed, Smith is your
host on the "Dance P.arty". Ed
will take your requests on the
phone from 1 to 3 and he'll spin
them between 3 and 5. Look for
our next column next week and
I'll be looking for you each week
day The Boy Next Door.
TWO LOCAL YOUTHS
FINISHES RECRUIT TRAINING
SAN DIEGO, Calif.-Jerry M.
Whitehurst, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Whitehurst of Highland View
and Billy R. Giddiens, son of Mrs.
Nellie Everitt of 419 Kenny's Mill
graduated from recruit training on
June 27 at the Naval Training
Center, San Diego, Calif.
The graduation exercises, mark-
ing the end of nine weeks of "boot
camp", included a full dress par-
ade and review before military of-
ficials and civilian dignitaries.
iIn nine weeks of instruction, the
"raw recruit" is developed into a
Navy Bluejacket, ready for duty
with the fleet.
OFFICER WILL VISIT HERE
Veterans of Gulf County who However ,this we'll leave to pos-
need assistance in obtaining bene- 1 H t w' l t
need assistance in obtaining l a ee terity and only try a little chit chat,
fits under the GI Bill, may receive chewing, in the customary mannr
guidance from Preston L. Nicho- chewing, in the customary manner
guidance from Preston L. Niche-I of this column (on the surface).
las, Assistant State Service Offi- Number 1: How can We be Free
r Number 1: How can we be Free
Nicholas will visit this area next from Fear? Now, is this not a 064,-
000 question? Who can answer this
week for the purpose of helping vet- 000 question? Who can answer this
erans or their dependents in filing one to satisfaction? Maybe
claims for Compensation Benefits you're wondering if you can drive
or solving their Insurance prob- on the highways on the 4th of July
lems. This free service includes as- with your family, free from fear?
distance to employers of veterans Yes, you're a safe driver. What
under the GI Bill, Vocational Train- about the inexperienced, inefficient,
careless, reckless, intoxicated driv-
ing, Subsistence or other problems. er? He'll be there, too. Hundred
During his visit in this area Ni-
-p- the will die in our own U.S.A. over the
tSUStl& b~ tULfl4C t t thL
enchas may Ue contacetec at me
City Hall from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on
Monday, July 7.
GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY
FOR VACATION and
If you need new tires
Replace them with
New Goodyear Tires
600 x 16 ---- $10.95 pecalists In
670 x 15 ---- $12.95 Recapping
710 x 15 $14.45 ? and all tire work
All prices plus tax and recappable tire Truelng and -Balancing
All prices plus tax and recappable tire
Smith Tire & Recapping Co.
SAVE by the 10th Earn from the 1~t The Whole Month
SAVE by the 10th Earn from the 1st The Whole Month "1
Your Savings Funds
Reaching Us By July 10th Can Earn A Full
Six Months Profit In 1958
If You Can't Come
Our Dividend R
MAIL us your Check, Money Order or Cash For An INSURED SAVINGS Account.
You will be pleased with the Prompt, Efficient way we handle your savings business.
Citizens Federal Savings
and Loan Association of Port st. Joe
week end; tragic, violent, innocent,
untimely deaths. A somber thought,
sad and disturbing one that
each of us need to give considera-
tion and evaluation one that
could produce fear, or might serve
to encourage careful planning and
preventative thinking. Let's drive
with caution tomorrow and
_-ow we must move on to Free-
dom No. 2 (Want). The intended
application no doubt had to do with
hunger and physical deprivation
and its doubtful we'll see any of
this on the 4th. We can be truly
thankful for the privilege of liv-
ing in a land of prosperity and
plenty and lend our efforts towards
the complete annihiliation of this
fear, here and elsewhere in this
Next is the Freedom of Speech,
and we'll have time on the Holiday
week end to do a lot of talking.
Most of it may be on the light
side but we need have no fear of
saying how we feel, what we think
and conversing freely with our
friends, or even with enemies as
long as a reasonable amount of dis-
cretion and prudence Is entertaain-
ed. The odds are remote that we'll
get a gun in our face, punched in
the nose, or pushed around. Mil-
lions in the world are not so for-
- I1 .... tunate
The fourth and last Freedom we
will mention is that of religion.
It is this writer's opinion that a
great deal of misunderstanding,
misinterpretation and confusion is
still wit hus in this important area
of our living. At this point we feel
in deep water and the fact that
our space is running out offers a
good opportunity to give you the
run around on this one! It will be
well that we do some intensive re-
search before attempting to com-
ment on this subject at length,
such as: going to church, reading
the Holy Bible, praying (enemies
included), doing for others as we
would have them do for us, visit-
ing the sick, binding others wounds
having no false gods before us, and
seeking forgiveness for our wrong
doings. The list could be longer
and let us be grateful for the privi-
lege of attending the church of our
choice. Maybe it would be well to
promote a slogan like this: "Go to
Church on the 4th". Could prove a
In closing, will you bear with us,
Sunshiners, while we slip in this
30 seconds commercial: an
"After the 4th refill". Should you
lose your shirt, wear out your
shoes, or have any missing items
in your wearing apparel just
head straight for Boyles Saturday.
It will be a pleasure and privilege
to refresh and replenish your stock
from our stock of Sunshine mer-
chandise at on rapecial Cash Prices.
Thanks for listening and .. a
safe and happy 4th to you! RGP
By R. GLENN BOYLES
National Institutes of Health
:heck Your Tires Now!
You've no doubt made prepara-
tions for a big Fourth and this
brings to mind a subject for this
column, namely: "The Four Free-
doms" emphasized by the late
President of the United States,
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, well
Known as FDR. It
is this writer's de-
1 sire to comment
S. '.briefly on this
S ".. quartet of free-
doms and most of
the afternoon has
been spent in
-. search of the ex-
S act wording used
when this New
BOYLES was first present-
,ed. A number of sources of infor-
mation have been tapped, includ-
ing The Washington Post, Library
of Congress and more than a 'ozen
individuals. No luck so far and it
appears we'll have to write from
memory that will be subject to er-
ror, revision and correction. We're
thinking the four freedoms spoken
of went something like this: Free-
dom from Fear, Freedom from
Want, Freedom of Speech, Free-
dom of Religion. Now, Mr. Bowdoin
school teachers and historians; do
we make a passing grade on this off
the cuff guess? Well, yes or no, we
still say a fat book could be writ-
ten on either of the four freedoms
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TO ADVERTISERS -cae of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers
Another "birthday" has arrived. Americanscevlebrate to-
morrow, joyously, enthusiastically, as they done for the past cen-
tury and three-quarters, because they are privileged to live under
the flag that guarantees the greatest freedom of any on earth,
America has proved to the world and to its own satisfac-
tion that there can be a government by and with the consent of
the people that will endure. No country is wealthier, no coun-
try has a government more stable, in no country is there greater
safety, and in no country iastically, as the liberty in a, large way.
In some respects we have been curtailed in some of our liberties;
in recent yearantees the has been a growing tendency to restrict,
but by and large the United States is the most independent, the
freest and the most liberal of all existing governments. While
we are restricted in some things, we have greater freedom in
many others than are granted in any other country.
Once in a whilave we make mistakes in government, once
in a while we follow for a time after a false god, but generally
the American people get back to the original principals in the
end, and large the rnment goes on as saely, as honestlypendent, as effi-
ciently and as effectively of all existing government in the world, and
both business hand property are saer than in any place in the
world. We have more cheap politics and mistakes in govern-
ment,- perhaps, than in most countries where established princi-
ples are seldom changed and age-old traditions rule in all things,
but we learn by our mistakes and much as we often ridicule
ourselves, we generally profit by them.
While we often elevate public men who are unworthy of
our confidence, we generally keep the better ones when we finally
discover their real worth, and soon rid ourselves of the unworthy,
and while there is generally a good deal of froth in our official
life, there is more that is sound and solid.
Among us we have a number who will see nothing but
the froth, and so put in much of their time criticizing the deca-
dence of things generally, but there are few, very few, who
would trade their country and its government for any other they
can name. When we look about us in the world and see the
eternal strife and bloodshed that marks the political ascendancy
of first one, then another faction in many older established coun-
tries, the blood that is spilled, the trampling that is done, we
realize mighty quickly that what w have at home is the best,
that is to be had anywhere.
The American people, from a small beginning, have done
immeasurably well. From a handful of super-patriots determined
no longer to submit to the tyranny of a mother country to the
present great republic with peace, contentment and happiness
throughout its broad area among its 164,000,000 plus peoples,
is a far cry, yet it is in but 182 years that it has all been done.
Greater progress to real freedom has been made in the
United States in these years than has been made in any other
part of the world in several times as many. Great Britain alone
of all the other countries, gives to its people anything near as
great protection and freedom as are guaranteed to the people
of the United States -- and even Britain has not been able
to bring to her people the prosperity and the wealth that Ameri-
cans enjoy. The offspring has outstripped the mother in pro-
We stand, a new nation comparatively, the greatest in
the world, respected and admired, also envied by all the world.
While it is a fortunate position, it is also a position of responsibili-
ty, for we have an example to set and a caution to observe.
Why not revive the use of stocks as prisoner punish-
Sment? The city hall lawn would be a fine place to erect a
couple (we could beautify 'em a little with poison ivy or some-
thing). Not only might it be a fine tourist attraction but it's
a personal belief it might be a pretty good punishment for many
of the drunken drivers currently cruising careless on city and
county roads. -Okaloosa News-Journal
Minute of The Wewehitchka High School for the
1958-59 school year.
COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD iLeave was granted to the follow-
ing to attend summer school;
-Eleanor Nicholson, David Nichol-
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA son, Joyce Faison, James Moore.
May 29, .958 Upon the request of Mrs. Mary
The Board of Public Instruction, Ann Aide, teacher in the Port St
Gulf County, Florida, met on *the Joe Elementary School, sick leave
above date in special session, with was granted her for.. the 1958-59
the following present: C E. Boyer, school year. She will be re-employ-
Chairman; Carter Ward, member, ed for the 1959-60 school year pro-
There not being a quorum pres- vided there is a vacancy in her
ent no business could be transact- field.
ed, The Board re-appointed the fol-
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA lowing school secretaries for the
June 3, 1958 1958-59 school year. Mrs: Kate Al-
The Board of Public Instruction, sobrook, Mrs. Elwyn Blount and
Gulf County, Florida, met on the Mrs. Mil4red Maddox.
above date in regular session with 'The Board re-appointed the fol-
the following present and acting; lowing custodians for the 1958-59
C. E. Boyer, Chairman, Carter school year. A. Melvin, Clifford
Ward, Fennon Talley and Clyde Stripling, Stella Norris, C. R. Smith
Brogdon, members. J. A. Whitfield Grace Gay, Clarence Whitfield, Sid-
was absent due to illness. ney Hughes, Dan Bolden and Willie
The Superintendent was present Myers.
and acting. The Board re-appointed the fol-
The minutes for the preceding lowing Lunchroom personnel; Pearl
meetings were read and approved. Whitfield, Veronica Sealey, Mrs. H.
The Financial Statement for the G. Harvey, Essie Williams, Anna
month of May was examined and Adams, Ola Clemmons, Minnie Pat-
approved. terson, Margaret Smith, Lula Beard,
Moved and seconded to have one Loette Wise, Ruth Wilson, Lola G.
Instructional Salary Schedule be- Hanlon, Mrs. L. C. Joines, Causie
ginning the 1958-59 fiscal year. All Griffin and Edna Alford.
voted YES. The Board re-appointed the fol-
U'pon the recommendations of lowing bus drivers: for the 1958-59
the principals and Superintendent school year. John Land, Gordon Al-
Albert Anthony McCarty was ap- ford, Otis Davis, (Rolan Hardy, Dan
pointed as Band Director at the Creamer, Flossie Wilson, T. C. Ear-
nes'a and James Gautier.
The Board designated the Princi-
pals the authority to employ part
time workers that are needed in
Moved by Brogdon to repeal ac-
tion taken by Board giving Bowdoin
an increase in salary and travel
for the 1958-59 school year. Died
for lack of a second.
The Superintendent was instruct-
ed to get an opinion from the Attor-
ney General's Office if the Board
could without Jeopardy repeal the
salary increase given Bowdoin at
a previous meeting.
There being no further business
to come before them they did then
adjourn to meet again in Regular
Session on July 8, 1958.
Thomas A. Owens C. E. Boyer
June 16, 1958
The Board of Public Instruction,
Gulf County, Florida, met on the
above date in special session with
the following present and acting:
C. E. Boyer. chairman, Carter Ward,
Fennon Talley and Clyde Brogdon
members. J. A. Whitfield, absent
due to illness.
The Superintendent was pres-mnt
The Board met for the purpose
of establishing salaries for priaci-
pals, supervisors and directors of
testing, attendance and lunchroom.
The Board received the following
from the Attorney General's Office
through the State Department of
"Under the circumstances, it is
very likely that the Board is ob-
ligated to go through with their
verbal agreement with the Prin-
cipal concerned. Verbal evidence
is valid in courts of law in case
facts can be proved. There seems
to be no doubt of the verbal con-
tract in this case".
The Superintendent recommend-
ed the following salaries for the dif-
ferent positions whose salaries had
not been set for the 1958-59 school
'General Supervisor _... $7,800.00
Principal, Wewa.. High $6,900.00
Principal, St. Joe High $6,900.00
Principal Highland View
Elementary ---- $5,695.00
Art Supervisor -- $4,775.00
Director Testing, Attendance
and Lunchroom $6,600.00
Principal Geo. W.Carver $4,550.00
Principal Geo. Wash.
.Moved by Talley seconded by
Brogdon that the salary of the Di-
rector of Testing, Attendance and
Lunchroom be $6,265.00 for the
1958-59 school year. Voting YES,
Talley and Brogdon. Voting NO,
Moved by Brogdon seconded by
Talley that the salaries for the rest
of the personnel be accepted as
recommended by the Superinten-
dent. All voted YES.
Moved by Brogdon seconded by
Talley, that the Director of Testing,
Attendance and Lunchroom receive
$700.00, General Supervisor, $600.00
and Art Supervisor $500.00 as travel
allowance for the 1958-59 school
year. All voted YES.
Moved by Brogdon seconded by
Talley that travel allowance would
not be paid to the Principals of the
Wewahitchka High, Port St. Joe
Elementary, Highland View Ele-
mentary, George W. Carver, and
the George Washington High
Schools. Voting YES Brogdon and
Talley. Not voting Ward.
Moved by Brogdon seconded by
Ward to allow $600.00 more for tra-
vel for the Superintendent for the
1958-59 school year. All voted YES.
The Superintendent was instruct-
ed to advertise for bids for the fol-
lowing: (a) Two class room addi-
tion to Wewabitchka High School,
including renovation of two toilet
rooms and a new floor for gymna-
(b) Two class room addition to
Highland View Elmoentary School,
Port St. Joe including renovation
of kitchen of the existing building.
(c) Renovation of existing toilet
rooms in Port St. Joe Elementary
(d) Electrical re-wiring and fur-
nishing new fixtures for Port St.
Joe Elementary School.
There being no further business
to come before them they did then
adjourn to meet again in regular
session, on July 8, 1958.
Thomas A. Owens C. E. Boyer
LIST OF EXPENDITURES FOR
THE MONTH OF JUNE 1958,
Port St. Joe High School, Lunch-
room & special milk fund $434.35
Wewahitchka High School, Lunch-
room & special milk fund $507.88
Washington High Shool, Lunch-
room & special milk fund.$126.20
Port St. Joe Elementary, Lunh-
room & special milk fund $700.85
Highland View Elementary, Lunch-
room & special mil kufnd $120.76,
T. D. Whitfield, Transporting
'School Children -----.............. $100.00
Albert Wynn, Trans. School
Jerry Jones, Transporting school
Zion Fair Baptist Church, Rent
W. L. Goff, Garbage Disposal H. V.
Wimberly Pontiac Co., Supplies
and Labor $92,53
Prescott'as Garage, Supplies and
Gulf Ool Products, Supplies $524.74
General Office Equip. Co., Supplies
The Star Pub. Co., Supplies and
Gulf County Breeze, Supplies and
American Library Assoc., Sup. $9.25
Triangle Pub., Inc., Sup ........ $4.00
Wewa Plumb. & Heat. Co., Rent
on bottles $2.00
Thompson Appliance Co., Supplies
Cambosco Scientific Co., Supplies
The Steck Co., Supplies __. $2.84
Florida School Book Depository,
Newton School Equipment Co.,
Quality Grocery & Market, Sup.
Dr. W. G. Shover, Expenses to
Adult School .--...-..-. $105.00
The Riegle Press, Supplies $22.30
Florida Education Association,
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Refund on postage, etc. -_ $14.27
Jack Mahon, Refund on postage,
Keenan Welding Supplies Co.,
West Florida Gas & Fuel Co.
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative,
Inc., Electric Energy for Wewa
Connell Water Works, Water for
Wewa School $30.00
Florida Power Corp., Electric Ener-
gy for PSJ Schools -......._ $674.68
S. C. Player's Super Market,
The Daffin Mercantile Co., Sup.
Mary Jo Patterson, Refund .. $2.25
Bill's Plumbing Serv., Sup. $14.00
Kennedy Electric & Refrigeration
Service, Supplies $9.35
D. T. Bridges, Labor ..... $5.00
John Land, Hauling Supplies $10.00
Wewa Hardware Co., Sup. $18.41
St. Joe Builders Supply Co.
Fuller's Supply Co., Supplies $1.75
St. Joe Hardware Co., Sup. $463.89
Florida Development Co., Sup.
$80.04 tract documents may be inspected
Whatley Typewriter Co., Serv. a* the office of the Owner, The
and Supplies $18.50 Board of Public Instruction of Gulf
Fisher-Stinson Hardware Co., County or the Architect, Nornman
'Supplies $1.55 P. Gross, and may be pro-,ired by
Gulf Hardware & Supply Co. Prime Contractors from the Archi-
Supplies $14.66- tect upon a deposit of 015.00. The
Creech Brothers Laundry, Laundry full amount of the deposit will be
for First Aid .90 returned to each Prime Contract'r
Gulf Drug Co., Supplies for First Who submits a bid, and all other
Aid $15.05 deposits will be refunded wich do-
J. W. Shrove & Sons, Sup. $15.00 duction of cost of reproduction and
Panama Office Supply Co., Inc. delivery of the documents; upon
;Supplies $168.50 return of all documents in good con-
The Davis Press, Inc., Sup.-- $5.95 edition within les sthan ten (10)
P. F. Collier & Son, Corp., Sup. days after date of the opening of
,Society for Visual Education, Inc. Cashier's Check, Certified Check
Supplies $420.54 or Bid Bond for not less than 5%
Ideal Baking Co., Sup..... -- $170.08 of the amount bid must accompany
St. Joseph Tel. & Tel. Co., each proposal.
'Services $100.63 Performance, Labor and Material
Standard Oil Company, Supplies Bond and Workman's Compensa-
$39.00 tion Insurance will be required of
Educational Music Bureau, Inc., the successful bidder.
Supplies $3.65 Right is reserved to reject any
Neil Kjos Music Co., Sup. $44.11 or all proposals, and waive tec'-
Lyons Band Insrtument Co., nicalities.
Supplies $5.11 No bidder may withdraw his bid
Standard School Service, for a period of thirty (30) days
Supplies $31.84 after date set for opening thereof.
Singer Sewing Machine Co., Thomas A. Owens, Supt.
Supplies $62.84 The Board of Public Instictioni
Pyramid Paper Co., Sup .... $132.09 Gulf County
Ludwig Drum Co., Sup. ----. $29.85 Wewahitchka, Florida 3t
Alvin MeGlon's Serv. Gar., Sup. Norman P. Gross, Architect 6-26
and Labor $57.24 Post Office Box 207
Alf Millergren, Postage & Box Panama City, Florida
Rent $15.00 -
Patrick's Grocery, Sup. -.__ $3.00
Campbell's Drug Store, Sup. $9.30 GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY
Port St. Joe High School, Refund
on postage, etc- -- $15.33
W.lter Wilder, Labor -----..--. $6.00
Ross Hudson, Jr., Labor -.-- $10.00 ANNOUNCING|
City of Port St. Joe, Water for IANN UNCNG -
PSJ Schools and Sewerage $123.92
Wewa Hardware Co., Sup. $58.61
DISTRICT FUND NUMBER ONE A
Harland Pridgeon, Corn. $50.52
Florida Bank at Port St. Joe, "
Wewahitchka State Bank, Trans-
fer $95,000.00 i
BOND FUND 'NUMBER ONE
Harland Pridgeon, Comn. --- $11.37 In1plvl
The Florida National Bank, Pay-
ment of bonds and
Coupons $44,106.75 Free Fish Fry a
Florida Bank at Port St. Joe,
Transfer $385.60 Alice, 12:30 Po
CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND
Bond Fund Number One, Transfer Free Water Sk
-- --- K ----- Lnn T;m,&l
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Separate individual sealed bids
in duplicate will 'be received by the
Board of Public Instruction of Gulf
County, Florida, up to 10:00 a.m.
(CST) July 18th, 1958 at Wewa-
hitchka, Florida, at which time and
place all bids will be publicly op-
ened and rea daloud for the con-
(a) Two class room addition To
Wewahitchka High School, includ-
ing renovation of two toilet rooms
and a new floor for gymnasilum.
(b) Tw class room addition to
Highland View Elementary School,
Port St. Joe, including renovation
o: kitchen of the existing buildmi l.
(c) Renovation of existing toilet
rroms In Port St. Joe Elemen'arv
(d) Electrical re-wiring ani fur-
nishing new fixtures for Porc St.
Joe Elementary School.
Plans and specifications and ccT-
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Oak Grove News
By JUANITA NORRI8
Mrs. Wallace Hall and Mrs. Dor-
is Lipford and children of Marl-
anna visited with Cr. and Mrs.
Cleveland Hall Wednesday.
iRev. and Mrs. Allen H. Norris
and children of Apalachicola visit-
ed with friends and relatives
Thursday and Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Ray and
children motored to Apalachicola
Friday on business.
Mrs. John Parker Brownine, Jr.,
and son of Tallahassee visited with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everitt
McFarland for a few days and left
Friday for Oklahoma where she
will visit with Mr. and Mrs. Bobby
Gibson and children.
Mr. and" Mrs. E. L. Lightfoot and
children visited in Georgia and
Alabama for a few days with
friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C: Newsome and
daughter, Iva Lilly, spent several
days in Frink visiting with friends
Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Ray and chil-
dren motored to Apalachicola on
- 4th OF JULY
ise & Jail
nd Trimmings (at Lake
rt St. Joe Time)
i Show (2:00 Port St.
on Log Contest (Bring
North Gulf County people know that, like themselves, many of
you, our 'South Gulf County friends, seldom if ever get to the
court house and certainly not to the county jaill 1So they want
you, your friends and ours, from all over the county, to be their
guests at (Wewahitchka on the 4th of July. While here, you can
inspect the court house and the jail for yourself. While you're
here, 'they plan to feed you well and do their best to give you
some unusual entertainment.
THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC SPEAKING
GULF COUNTY TAXPAYERS' COMMITTEE
S e J
Calling all Thunderbird dreamers! There's
much of the Thunderbird in every 58 Ford
. in looks. GO and handling, the family
resemblance is greater than ever-all at the
!ow, low Ford price!
You've seen the Thunderbird. Admired its
stunning sculptured lines. Perhaps even
dreamed of making its Thunc4-rbird power
and easygoing way ours someday. And yet
this wonderful "Thunderbird life" can be -
yours rzght now... in any 1958 Ford you select.
Perhaps yoQu prefer a two-door sedan. Or a
four-aoor. Or a station wagon or convertible.
It matters not. For each of these 1958 Fords
answers your Thunderbird dreams at the very
lowest prices of the tow-price three.*
So why postpone this "I hndciird life"
a day louger? Select your favoriUe 1958 Ford
St. Joe Hardware Co.
Port St. Joe, Florida
tonight. (You'll find our deals are the best of
Get the most money out of your present
car. (You'll find it'll never be worth more in
trade than kght now.)
Live that new "Thunderbird life" straight
through this summer! (You'll find any trip you
take will be a treat and you'll be saving
money every mile. For rot only is the 58 Ford
priced lower, but it costs less to run, too.)
GET THAT THUNDERBIRD FEELING AT THE
.1- s1 s.4skweQD.a
If You're Interested In An A-1 Used Car -- Be Sure To See Your Ford Dealer
ST. JOE MOTOR
Port St. Joe
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THE ATAR, Port St. Jo%, Fla.
* CLASSIFIED ADV
FOR SALE: A very nice two bed-
room house with separate diniag
room, breezeway and garage. Can
sell for $1050 down and balance fi-
TWO BEDROOM house on large
lot on Garrison Ave. Only $9100.
Registered Real Estate Broker
Phone 7-8491 211 Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe, Fla.
FOR SALE: 1% Model A Fords,
$140.00 cash. See at Woolford's
Service Station. tfc-6- 9
GOOD INVESTMENT: 5% interest
THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1958 furnished apartment aownstalrs.
$150.00 monthly income. Contact
Rev. A. G. McKeithen, 1207 Lisenby
Ave., Panama City. Phone POplar
CK ING 3-2440. tfc-6-19
FOR RENT: 3 bedroom house, un-
Ssemi-annually, on Broadway furnished. See at 217 9th St. Also
Bosemi-an o d the furnished apartment. See at 216
.f ... -. .. .. ,,.1 9th Street. Call 7-7246. 2te
apLlst ChuC U. Lof PanuamaU, '-
Approximately $100,000 In conds
are in denominaUons of $250, $50)(
and $1,000. Maftity dates vary.
For bonds or information wrist Earl
Gilbert, P. 0. Box 1200, Panama
City, Fla. 4tc-G-19
FOR SALE: 1951 Dodge panel
truck. See Gus Creech. tfc-6-19
FOR SALE: 3 bedroom house also
apartment building on back of
lot with 2 bedroom unfurnished ap-
artment upstairs and 2 bedorom
Smith's Piai rmacy
Prescrlptlons compounded by
a GRADUATE Pharmacist
JOHN ROBERT SMITH
Designed exclusively for you!
Your prescription Is ordered to suit your
health needs that Is why we cannot
counter-prescribe, or make any changes
in amount. The doctor orders better
health. We supply it!
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Charlotte County has one of the longest coastlines
In the state, featuring one of the South's finest harbors,
for which the County is named. Agriculture is a prime
source of revenue with over half the total acreage of
the county being devoted to truck farming. A unique
pier at Punta Gorda, a mile stretch of former highway
bridge reaching out into Charlotte Harbor's deepest
water, affords prize sport fishing for both tourists and
In progressive Charlotte County, and throughout
Florida, the United States Brewers Foundation works
constantly to assure the sale of beer and ale under
pleasant, orderly conditions. Believing that strict law
enforcement serves the best interest of the people of
Florida, the Foundation stresses close cooperation with
the Armed Forces, law enforcement and governing
officials in its continuing "self-regulation" program.
For as little as
per dryer load!
'Any time of day or
night in any
weather your i
Automatic GAS Dryer .
gives you speed, '
Select your New. '
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"YOUR GAS COMPANY SINCE 1932"
NO TANKS TO BUY -- NO RENT TO PAY
Port St. Joe Representative ANDY ANDREWS
Panama City telephone POplar 3-1931
FOR RENT: 3 Bedroom House at
White City. Electric hot water
heater and electric range furnished.
See E. J. Rich at White City. tfc
FOR RENT: See Mrs. Shirey for
apartments and houses, furnished
and unfurnished. Phone 7-8058. tfc
FOR RENT: 2 bedroom unfurnish-
ed apartment. Newly redecorated.
$35 per month. Close in. Inqal:e at
1904 Garrison or call 7-8642. tfc-5-29
FOR RENT: 2 bedroom furnished
apartment. Close in. Inquire at
1904 Garrison or call 7-8642. tfc-5-29
FOR RENT: Two bedroom, two
story house with garage on Long
Ave., corner 16th St. $60.00 per.
month. Also unfurnished apartment,
large bedroom, gas heater, shower
and kitchen with stove. $30.00 mo.
on 401 13th St. J. A. Mira, Phone
FOR RENT: Garage apartment
and large house. On Indian Pass
Beach. Monthly or by the week.
Phone 7-8832. 4tp-6-12
FOR RENT: 4 room house on 4th
Street. Phone 7-5421, Mrs. B. H.
Dickens, Sr. tfc-4-3
FOR RENT: Upstairs furnished
apartment. 1505 Monument. Ph.
FOR RENT: Furnished cottages
and apartments. See Otto Ander-
FOR RENT: Spacious 2 bedroom
duplex on Palm Blvd. See Cecil
G. Costin, Jr., Phone 7-4311. tfc-i-5
LOST: Rod and, reel somewhere
in city. Call Bill Fite, Phone No.
BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME with
beautiful' ceramic tile. Repair
work our specialty. Work may be
seen at T. Hicks in White City and
at Tom Moon home. Can be finan-
ced. J. B. HICKS, Tile and Marble
Co., Phone 7-7995. tfc-6-5
36 Months To Pay
See BARRIER BUILDERS
1 House and 1 vacant lot at
House on McClellan Ave.,
FOR SALE: House at 522 9th
St. Priced to sell.
SEVERAL NICE HOMES for
sale in different parts of Port
St. Joe. We help you arrange
financing. If you are inte.:est-
ed in owning your owvn hone,
please contact us.
E. TOM PRIDGEON
Reg. Real Estate Broker
C. P. ETHEREDGE
605 Maddox Street
I HAVE MOVED
116 MONUMENT AVE.
Upstairs across the hall from
Dr. R. E. King
Dr. Wesley Grace
YOU CAN NOW DINE IN
"Home of real Italian Pizza"
We Serve Sunday Dinners
S DIAL BA 7-4331
LOST: New blue and white Cata-
lina ladies swim suit. Between
Mexico Beach and Overstreet. Find-
er please contact Sue Moore, phone
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 7-7501.
UPHOLSTERY WORK: Does your
furniture lo-k old? Bring it to
Butler's Trim Shop, corner Second
and Reid for expert rebuilding.
NEW CAR OWNERS: Project that
bright new upholstery with tailor
made seat covers. Many fabrics to
choose from. Butler's Trim Shop,
Corner Second and Reid.
FOR FAST, EFFICIENT PLUMB-
ING SERVICE. Call Bill's Plumb-
ing. Phone 7-7846 or 7-8161. tfc
SEPTIC TANKS pumped out. Call
Buford Griffin, Phone 7-7011 for
quick expert service. tfe-6-2
'RADE US that uselesa article for
Something uefl,. STOP and
Keys Made While You Walt
HUNTING & FISHING LICENSES
BOATS and TRAILERS
Reel Parts and Repairs
F YOU ARE INTERESTED In say-
Ing money see us for anything
rou need in your home. STOP and
WILLIS V. ROWAN POST 116,
THE AMERICAN LEGION. Meet-
ing first and third Monday nights
00 p.m., American Legion Home.
LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE
Meetings at Moose Hall, 310
Fourth St.. meeting night every other
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.
ROBERT W. SMITH, W.M.
ROY L. BUROH, Secty.
All Master Masons cordially invited
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All visit-
ing brothers welcome. R. W. Smith,
High Priest. H. R. Maige, Secretary.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Hazel Whitten, Plaintiff,
Richard Whitten, Defendant
By MRS. EULA ROGERS
PHONE BAll 7-4662
Rev. and Mrs. H. H. Hill and
children left Saturday for Ocala to
attend a camp meeting and confer-
ence of the United Pentecostal
Beatrice Davis attended a Sing-
ing School last week at Grace Me-
thodist Cfiurch' in Marianna.
Joe Richards who has been in the
U. S. Navy for four years is home
now with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
T. 0. Richards.
Mr. and Mrs Vester Burke and
Mr. and Mrs. George Skipper visit-
ed in Pensacola Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth Skipper, Devone
and Ronnie Skipper returned with
them to spend a week.
Rev. and Mrs. W. B. Holland and
son, Louie D. visited Grover Lee
Holland last week in Fort Jackson,
S. C. where Grover is stationed in
the armed forces.
Linda and Rebecca Head of Phe-
nix City, Ala., are visiting their
sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. 0.
Billy Skipper is stationed in Fort
Jackson, S. C., in the Army. He is
there for his basic training.
Hubert Cumbie is home from
Fort Chaffee, Ark., where he has
been with the armed forces. He is
visiting his wife Margie for a 14
day leave. He will return to Fort
NOTICE TO: Richard Whitten
whose place of residence is Route
2, Longview, Texas.
On or before the 28th day of July,
A.D., 1958 the defendant, Richard
Whitten is required to serve upon
Hon. Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Plaintiff's
Attorney, whose address is 221 Reid
Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida, a
copy of and file with the Clerk of
said Court, the original of an an-
swer to the Bill of Complaint filed
against him. herein.
Witness my hand and official
seal of said Court at Wewahitchka,
Gulf County, Florida, this 23rd day
of June, A. D., 1958.
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
GEORGE Y. CORE 4t
Clerk Circuit Court 6-26
The Baptist Hour
EACH SUNDAY 4:00 P.M.
Over Radio Station
1570 On Your Dial
Chaffee for eight weeks more of
Joyce and Jerry Hayes visited
in Orlando for a two weeks vaca-
Miss Mary Ruth Williams has re-
turned to her home in Fort White.
She has spent a month's vacation
here with her brother and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Adkins.
Rev. and Mrs. John Merrit of
Sneads were visitors of Rev. and
Mrs. Malcolm Mills on Monday.
Mrs. Barbara Weeks of Wewa-
hitchka were visiting her sister
and family on Saturday, Mr. and
Mrs. Jeff Duval.
Mr. and Mrs. Pelham Revell and
children are visiting Mrs. Revell's
mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Ed-
wards of DeFuniak Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. 0. M. Hicks are
visiting over the week end in Ge-
neva, Ala., with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs Gene Adkins left
this week for a vacation in Rock
City in the Smokey Mountains.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Knobles and
children are visiting in Columbia,
Ala., for two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Daniels and
children are spending two weeks
vacation in Tennessee.
Mrs. Ted Whitfield and children
visited in Mobile, Ala., Sunday and
brought back Pink Whitfield who
was visiting there.
Miss Mary Cox returned home to
day from Dallas, Texas. While
there she attended mission school.
Mrs. Mattie Vinson is attending
camp meeting on Bible conference
in Ocala this week at the United
The Baptist WMU met Monday
at the church with six members
present. The group sang "Beneath
The Cross of Jesus". Opening pray-
er was by Rev. Mills. Scripture was
read from Mark 16:15 and Romans
10:8-15. Bible study was led by
Rev. Mills with the subject taken
from the first chapter of Ruth.
The meeting was dismissed by
Mrs. Wayne Petterson.
ST. JAMES CHURCH
Rev. G. D. Underhill, Rector
The 5th Sunday after Trinity,
July 6. 7:30 a.m., Celebration of the
Holy Communion. 10:00 a.m., Cele-
bration of the Holy Communion,
sermon and the Church School.
The public is cordially invited to
worship with us and is. assured of
a warm welcome.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner Third St. and Baltzell Ave. C. BYRON SMITH, Pastor
SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:45 A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 A.M.
TRAINING UNION 6:45 p.m.
EVENING WORSHIP 8:00 p.m.
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) 8:00 p.m.
"Come and Worship God With Us"
You Are Cordially Invited To Attend
Long Ave. Baptist Church
REV. J. C. ODUM, Pastor
SUNDAY SCHOOL 9.45 a.m.
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 a.m.
BAPTIST TRAINING UNION _-_ 6:45 p.m.
EVENING WORSHIP 8:00 p.m.
PRAYER SERVICE (Wednesday) 8:00 p.m.
Corner Long Avenue and 16th Street
VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME
-;- YOU GET BOTH
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so imitated but never matched. Our supplier has gone
"all out" to make this an outstanding value. We offer
you 2 rockers for the price of onel Sturdily built of
hard wood and covered in very good materials. Choice
of three colors
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our fine prescription service
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We keep complete stocks of
drugs and medicines
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in constant readiness for youf'
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When your doctor prescribes,
come to us for courteous,
prompt and accurate
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PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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Return From Vacation
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bateman
and children have returned after
a .week's ,ac"'.tlon visiting friends
and relatives In Tusicaloosa, Ala.,
Pensacola and Panama City.
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432,000 miles and presided at three
regular terms of court and at one
special term. I have presided over
serious civil trials and criminal
trials ranging from misdemeanor
to murder in the first degree. I have
been courteous but firm and it is
my humble belief, and I feel, tiae
opinion of the attorneys of this
Circuit and of those with whom I
have had personal contact that my
services as Circuit Judge in this
Circuit have been adequate and
tha I have 'kept the faith' by
bringing the Circuit Court to all of
the people of the Circuit and dem-
onstrating a knowledge and ability
to adequately handle the duties of
this vitally important office. Not
one of my decisions has yet been
reversed by an papellate court.
,I would like to call attention to
the fact that this election is for a
partial term of only two years.
Our constitution provides that all
Circuit Judges run In 1960. I be-
lieve that the manner in which I
have discharged the duties of this
office will justify my continuing
for at least that short termin or
der to have full opportunity to de-
monstrate such ability as I m:y
possess. I accepted this position
having faith that the good people
of this Circuit would give me the
opportunity and I certainly intend
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TRAINING AT -FT. JACkSON
FORT JACKSON, S. C.-Private
Grover L. Holland son of Mr. and
Mrs. William B. Holland, Highland
View, has been assigned to Com-
pany B 19th Battallion, 2nd Train-
ing Regiment at Fort Jackson for
his basic infantry training.
Upon his arirval at Fort Jack-
son, he was initially assigned to
the U. S. Army Personnel Center
where he was issued his clothing,
given a complete physical examina-
tion and a comprehensive battery
of aptitude tests to determine the
Army duty assignment for which
he will be best fitted.
Wesley R. Ramsey, Editor
Port St. Joe, Florida
Dear Mr. Ramsey:
,As a result of one of the Depu-
ties. under my supervision having
to resort to the use of firearms in
the performance of- his duties ou
Tuesday of last week, I immediai ely
investigated the matter and dis-
cussed the shooting with all of the
known witnesses and other parsons
purporting to have any knowledge
of the circumstance surrounding
the incident. As a result of my in-
vestigation, I concluded that Depu-
ty J. G. Hersey was probably justi-
fied in shooting Mr., Frank Wimber-
ly. In any event, I was convinced
that it would not be proper to take
any action without first having an
Investigation made by the State's
Attorney, Hon. J. Frank Adams,
since the public would not be en-
tang'-rd and' no good purpose
Would be served by any action on
I immediately contacted tte of-
fice of the State's Attorney and
was advised that he was confined
in Lisenby Hospital in Panama
City, but that he would send both
-of his assistants to Port St. Joe
on the following day to make an
investigation. On Wednesday, fol.
lowing the shooting Incident on
Attorney made an lAie&t1gatioii
knd exaihined all witnmWues and
~Jrsonu having or purporting to
have any knowledge of the shoot-
ing or the surrounding circumstan-
ces. Upon compleiton of their in-
vestigation, they advised that I1
was their opinion that Deputy Her-
sey was justified in his action and
that they -would report to the
State's Attorney who would no
doubt study the testimony and re-
port and advise me accordingly.
'I appreciate your interest in
good law enforcement and assure
you and all of the people of Gulf
County, to all of whom I am re-
sponsible, that I will continue to
do my utmost to properly enforce
the laws of the state and that I
shall always use, and demand that
those under my supervision use,
the utmost precaution and care to
avoid violence in the performance
of the duties of this office and that
the investigation will be continued
by the State's Attorney as soon as
he is physically able to do so.
It Is needless to say that I regret
very much that the incident occur,
red and that I have taken every
step available to see that Mr. Wim-
berly received proper medical at-
I might add that my Deputies arg
trained to refrain from violence ex-
cept as a last resort and then only
in accordance with modern law oen
forcement methods and procedures.
You will recall that in May, 1950
one of my Deputies was killed in a
similar incident in the performance
of his duties while using every pre-
caution for the safety of his pri-
soner. Deputy Hersey was traine-l
by the same methods and princi-
pal's as was Deputy Mose Hill, who
lost his life in protecting the citi-
zens of this County. dulf County
lost a truly good citizen -and law
enforcement officer at that time.
I sincerely hope that such a fatality
never again occurs. I still feel.
however, that the public is entitled
to the greatest protection and as
a result will continue the inestiga-
tion to determine whether this care
and precaution was abuse in any
I hope that you will relay this
information to the public through
your newspaper and I assure you
that I shall keep you advised of my
tfAte's Attorn# In thia matter
'B. E. PARKER
Sheriff of Gulf County
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce L. Parker
announce the birth of a daughter,
Cheryl Lynn on June 13.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles 0. Steed an-
nounce the birth of a daughter,
Theresa Carol on June 30.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Blackburn
announce the birth of a son, Mi-
chael Edward on June 28.
Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Pitts announce
the birth of a baby boy, George
David on June 2.9.
(All births occurred at the
Port 'St. Joe Municipal Hospital!)
Visitor From Tallahassee
Ricky Benton of Tallahassee, is
visiting with Larry Parker this
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Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Lucas left
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Mr. and Mrs. Philip Chatham
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week in Jackson, Ala., visiting Mr.
Leave For Camp
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Visiting In Virginia
Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Lawrence are
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Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Jackson and
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to visit Mr. Jackson's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. H. F. Jackson.
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