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"Port St. Joe-The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
TWENTY-FIRST YEAR .ORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA Thursday, July 17, 1958 NUMBER 42
Is Approved By!
Port St. Joe at last st,
long sought after 385 foot chant
Spessard Holland has managed
rations bill and through the Sen
harbor. This has been a big job
of the Port St. Joe Chamber of
ITAfllM SHRD UII
bIk WIWEE llR lll w
by WSfC-EY R. RAMSEY
Several times we know you have
seen a man on a job-especially
a government job and wondered if
he knew what he was doing or if
he was just on the payroll'.
A little incident happened here
in Port St. Joe recently that caused
us to wonder along these lines, too.
Andrew Martin, of 'Andy's Drip
Welding Shop" meandered (he
never walks, runs or trots-just
meanders slow like) over to Aub-
rey Tomlinson's Service Station to
have a cool drink. He met Charlid
Sapp there. Charlie was then in
the process of tearing down the old
depot. Well, sitting in the driveway
was a wildlife officer getting his
car filled with gasoline.
Andrew wiped the sweat from his
brow and remarked to Charlie,
"Boy, the bear like to of got me
while ago". Charlie said, "Yeah, he
was over by the depot while ago
too, and)I heard he ias over there
by Chauncey Costin s house while
ago where those men are working."
The old wildlife officer began to
perk up his ears and listPn to this
Andrew said, "If that old bear
gets any nearer, I'm just going to
close up and go home-he's just
too much for me". Charlie agreed
and so the conversation went.
The wildlife of .cee was fairly
tcling to be goan ty this time. As
soon as he got away, he radioed
to his headquarters that a bear was
running wild down here in Port St.
Joe. His superiors ordered him to
search for the animal and try to
do something about it. He didn't
Puts Through Bill
n Channel To 35 ft.
Senate Thursday County To Build
hands a good chance to gain its Paved Road To
nel in St. Joseph's Bay. Senator
to get $573,000.00 in the approp- New Plant Site
ate for improvements to the local
for the local Harbor Committee On Tuesday of this week the
Commerce. Board of County Commissioners
Local interests, including the adopted a resolution request4rg the
Port St. Joe Chamber of Commerce 'State Road Department to survey
have been working on the harbor and construct an industrial road to
improvement project for the past the site of the new Michigan Chemi-
two years. cal plant.
This past Spring, Mayor J. L. Immediately following the meet-
,Sharit and Harry H. Saunders were ing Commissioner E. C. Harden,
in Washington, D. C. working to Sr., contacted the Road Department
get the improvements included in in an effort to expedite the project
the proposed 1959 budget. Through and was assured that a survey crew
the efforts of Senator Spessard L. would be in Port St. Joe next week
Holland', a member of the commit- to .survey the road and.that plans
tee on finances, the project was would follow immediately and that
included in the river and harbor the Road Department would rush
work national budget. the construction as much as poe-
This past Thursday, Holland was sible.
instrumental in getting the budget Harden was also informed by the
approved by the Senate with the Road Department that plans for the
Port St. Joe item still inside. road and bridge across the Dead
Herbert Brown and Harry H. Lakes are in the final stages and
Saunders of the Port Committee of would be completed in the very
the Port St. Joe Chamber of Com-.near future.
merce, feel that this is a major It appears that funds are avail-
hurdle in getting the funds for lo- able for both of these projects and
cal -harbor/improvements approved, that there will be money left for
The House of 'Representatives have other projects.
also passed their harbor and river -
work bill which does not include Aft
the Port St. Joe harbor work. H. DOwden After
The two bills now go before a
committee to work out the final Commission POSt
bill. Both Holland and Congress-
man Bob Sikes are working to get
the Port St. Joe work included in Harry Dowden announced Mon-
the final draft of the bill. day that he would seek election as
Local interests feel that the pass- County Commissioner from District
ing of the "bill bY the Senate will Four. -
mean a great deal towards the in- Dowden qualified Monday with
clusion of the Port St. Joe item in Clerk of the Circuit Court, George
the completed bill. Y. Core, to oppose Coleman Tharpe
The Senate passed bill allots also a candidate for the position
573,000.00 for local harbor work. being vacated by J. C. Price.
This is about half the funds con- (Dowden is 27 years of age. He is
templated necessary for improve- married and has two children. Dow-
ments desired on the harbor. The den has lived in Gulf County for
harbor committee is asking that eight years. He has. been office
the harbor be deepened to 35 feet 'manager for the St. Joseph Land
in the channel and 37 feet on the and Development Company for sev-
bar entrance. This will enable the en and a half years. He is manager
T-2 tanker to come into Port St. of a Babe Ruth baseball team and
Joe's port. This is the second lar- has been for two years. He is also
find the "bear" that day. The next gest tanker built. a member of the Rod and Gun Club.
day, two wildlife officers and two -
cars came to Port St. Joe hunting Bord Diret S
signs of that "bear". Chamber ard of Directors Still
Finally they went to question
Andrew and Charlie about the now
f s Ad h Talking of Good Times and Expansion
astonished look on his face ex-
claimed, "Man, don't you know.-that The Port 'St. Joe Chamber of 1Port 'St. Joe would be let for bids
in hot weather "the bear" is just Commerce Board of Directors met in the next 60 to 90 days.
an expression meaning the heat is for a regular meeting Monday eve- In the Cape San Blas area, Tap-
about to get you down?" ning in the City .Hall. Discussions per reported that on July 16 (yes-
The wildlife officers faced the by the 'Board of Directors were on terday) another contract would be
"bare" facts, stood their with their a very optimistic note for the city let by the RCA Corporation for fur-
"bare" faces hanging out and turn- of Port St. Joe. their work at that installation. The
ed most every shade of red you President George G. Tapper re- Corps of Engineers are contem-
could htink of before they turned ported that he was 'almost certain plating extensions of the present
tail back for Tallahassee. that there would be an announce- projects under way at San Blas by
ment of another small industry to the end of the year. According to
When we were setting up Tony locate in Port St. Joe within the Tapper, who is one of the contrac-
Davis' "Mostly Music" column this next month or so, and possibly an- tors on the San Blas job, perman-
week we were amused by his com- other one a little later. Tapper ent people will begin to arrive here
ments of songs gone by. Tony said said that these industries, if they within two months to man the fa-
that ten years ago the number one come to Port St. Joe,.would locate cilities now being built at the Cape."
hit was "Woody Woodpecker". To- near the Michigan Chemical Corn- -
day it is "Purple People Eater". ,pany plant which will begin con- l L
And then he went on to say, "My, struction next month. LOl. W. L. oV6 Is
how times change". I The Chamber voted to present
You're right, Tony boy, they a resolution to the Board of Coun- New District iHead
do change. It looks like the song ty Commissioners for them to con-
writers have changed from gin to struct a road from the new Ken- f Arm E r
H, when they begin seeing sights ny Mill road to the Michigan Chem- V Army 11gineers
:'ke they write about now. ical Company site from secondary
,road funds. They urged the County Colonel (Robert W. Love became
We read the other day where the to give the road number one pri- head of the five state U. S. Army
sack dress was on the way out. ority. The County Board agreed Engineer District with headquar-
May be that some enterprising male Tuesday to do this work. ters in Mobile, Alabama, on July
fould out what it was that those Tapper said that Port St. Joe's 14. Prior to his assignment as Dis-
eimalesa were. trying to hide with f. t .a... a+,,l,., as were still tri t E ... n ^.nl^ ri l n ,
that gunny sack dress.
With a sack dress and a shaved
neck boy style haircut, you couldn't
tell at 25 yards whether a woman
was coming or going.
A good point for advocates of
the Dead Lakes Dam project. They
will notice that as an aftermath of
the several months of high water,
fishing is good. Before, during the
long period of low water, fishing
was lousy. This would fortell the
future of fishing in Dead Lakes. If
they keep water, the fish will be
there. If the water goes, the fish
We're proud for Wewahltchka
that they are this near realizing a
long felt need.
hopes Aor naturaL gas cr SUI L P ngineer at Mobi% L U ( ioone
bright. He reported that a meeting Love completed a course of instruc-
would be held in South Florida in tion at the Industrial College for
a short time to allot the gas com- the Armed Forces in Washington,
ing into Florida. The original allot- D. C., and-served as Army Member
ment of natural gas for Florida has of the Standing Group, NATO, in
already been taken up twice, and Wlashington. He is a native of
already plans have been made by Madisonville, Tennessee, and a gra-
the Houston concern bringing gas duate of the United States Military
to Florida to double the size of Academy at West Point. He is ex-
their transmission facilities to take perienced in both the construction
care of this demand. Tapper said and combat engineering missions
that the gas line is definitely com- of the Army Corps of Engineers.
ing into Tyndall Field and that Colonel Harold E. Bisbort, former
efforts will be made to bring the District Engineer, has been assign-
line on into Port St. Joe. "The na- ed to duty with the United States
tural gas will mean more industry European Command Headquarters
for Port St. Joe" Tapper said. in France, where he will serve in
Other news on the progressive the J-4 Division as a staff member
report by the Chamber reported for engineering and construction
that a new post office building for Imatters.
Board Asked To Name
Overpass For J. L. Sharit
George G. Tapper appeared be-
for the County Board of Com-
'missioners Tuesday asking that
the County Board pass a resolu-
tion naming the ;Highway 98
railroad overpass the "J. L. Shar-
rit Overpass" and forward the
resolution to the State 'Road De-
"Sharit has been instrumental
in much of the progress of Port
St. Joe," said Tapper, "and prac-
tically single-handed secured the
overpass for Port St. Joe. While
we have differed on many occa-
sions over points, Sharit has done
much for Gulf County and Port
St. Joe, and I, for one, believe he
should be honored in this man-
ner," Tapper continued.
The ,Board agreed unanimously
to draft the resolution and for-
ward it to the State Road pe-
Are Going Strong
The first annual summer recrea-
tion tennis tournaments are in full
swing at the high school gymna-
sium. The players have entered
tournament play with enthusiasm
and determination. The games to
date have brought about a wave
of upsets. Seeded player's have fal-
len by the wayside on three occa-
The girls single competition has
Leen completed. Pat Spears was
crowned the champion of this di-
vision. She displayed a good serve
and steady ground strokes as she
upset her sister, Frances Spears,
(6-3) in the finals. Frances was
seeded number one and Pat was
toe number two .payer in this tour-
rament. This marked the first up-
set of the day.
Frances Spears fought her way
to finals with a (6-0) victory over
Helen Richards. Richards defeated
Toni Mira (6-2) to advance to the
Pat Spears defeated Jeanie Coker
(6-0) and Elizabeth Pune (6-1) in
advancing to the finals. All of these
girls played good tennis,
Pat and Frances Spears dominat-
ed the girls doubles play also, as
they teamed up to defeat Elizabeth
Punt and Mildred Tillman (6-0).
They won from Elizabeth Punt and
Toni Mira (6-1) in the finals to
win the championship of this divi-
Group Asks Board To Cut
Proposed Millage Rates
Earl Frye Tells
Rotary Club of
Earl Frye, Assistant Director of
the State Game and Fresh Water
Commission spoke to the Rotary
Club last Thursday, explaining
some of the hunting regulations for
the coming year.
'Frye explained some of the diffi-
culty of setting up a hunting sea-
son equitable to all -of Florida. "The
seasons are set for the time of year
when the game is available", Frye
said. "Biological and climate differ-
ences of North and South Florida
make appearance of game different
in the North than the South. This
makes a uniform hunting season
.practically impossible", Frye said.
The season will open in North-
west Florida on -November 15 this
year and continue through Febru-
ary 1. Frye said that the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission is
asking for '60 full days of dove
shooting this year. Prior to this
year the Commission has been giv-
en a choice in the season of 45 full
dal' or 60 half days. The Commis-
sion has taken 60 half days. This
yeaf, they hope to 60 full days for
dove. They are also asking that
the dove limit be increased to 12
Frye said that the Commission is
striving to keep the regulations to
a minimum and still preserve the
game. As for restocking of game,
Frye said that there would be no
problem of having an abundant sup-
ply of all game if it were not for
the illegal hunter. "This man", he
said, "is responsible for game fad-
Guests of the club were Swede
(Benson, Winter Park; M. Brooks
Hayes, Blountstown; Rev. C. H.
Buttram of Cottondale and Henry
Maige and Calvin Floyd of this city.
GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY
Group of Port St. Joe Business
Men and Manufacturers Plead Case
A group of Port St. Joe taxpayers and representatives from
Gulf County industry took the County Board to task Tuesday
concerning the proposed hike of 50% in the county millage for
the coming year. The County Board was in session for the pur-
pose of holding a hearing on the proposed budget. The mer-
chants and the industrial representatives offered arguments against
the tax hike.
STAC House Needs
The. kitchen of the STAC house
is badly in need of many utensils,
according to Mrs. Margaret Biggs,
STAC house counsellor.
The sale of hot dogs each Satur-
day night, covered dish suppers
during the last Saturday night of
each month and the preparation of
refreshments for special occasions
are some of the activities taking
place in the STAC house kitchen.
If you have any .of the items list-
ed below, and would like to donate
to this special project, please con-
tact the chairman of the STAC
house committee, Mrs. Bert Munn,
phone 7-5461 or the STAC house
director, Mrs. Biggs at phone 7-8701.
Your contributions will be great-
ly appreciated by all the STAC
Those items needed are: dish
cloths, tea towels, aluminum ladle,
medium-size boilers, double boiler,
small boiler, knives, forks, spoons,
cookie sheets, salt and pepper
shakers, kitchen tools consisting of
spatula, strainer, egg turner, long
fork, solid spood, holed spoon and
,pancake turner, dish pan, cups and
saucers, cannister set, plates, plat-
ters, 9X12 linoleum rug, measuring
cups, deep skillet, bowls, bread bas-
kets, butcher knives, cooking forks,
and water pitchers.
If you have any of these items
you are not using call these ladies
and they will put them to work.
The boys singles tournament has Group Asks For Funds From Improvement
moved into the second round and
semi-finals. Two seeded players Group To Construct Dead Lakes Dam
have been beaten as the form sheet
has taken a beating. Third seeded
Paul Robbins was beaten In the TALLAHASSEE-Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund were
second round by the tournament asked Tuesday to advance $100,000 toward construction of a dam
dark horse, Frank Griffin. The designed to restore West Florida's Dead Lakes as one of the state's
score was (7-5) in a bitterly con- foremost fishing resorts.
tested struggle. Rep. Cecil G. Qostin, Jr., of Port St. Joe headed a delegation from
First round action saw Johnny Gult and Calhoun counties urging the loan from the trustees. It would
Cooley win over Curtis Hammond be used to match a $100,000-appropriation by the 1957 legislature.
(6-4). Cooley then met the number The loan would be repaid in an-
one seeded player, Freddie Bow- Recreation Program Plans nual installments of $10,000, raised
doin. Bowdoin won quickly by a Last Field Trip of Year from revenue from a special Dead
score of (6-0) to establish his claim Lakes fishing permit and, if neces-
to the top seeded position. A field trip to Lake Mystic will sary, a one mill tax on Gulf and
Other first round action saw Al- be sponsored by the summer rec- Calhoun counties property.
bert Ray defeat his brother John- reaction program at the high school. The trustees deferred action be-
ny Ray (6-4). Ray then played the The bus will leave the high school cause of the absence of Gov. Le-
fourth seeded player, Blaine Tharpe aL 9:30 a.m. July 23 and return at Roy Collins and Attorney General
who had beaten Harry Bruton (6-3) approximately 5:30 p.m. All stu- Richard Ervin.
in the first round. Another upset dents are urged to sign up for this Costin said the water level of the
occurred as 'Ray took Tharpe's trip in the gym office. Dead Lakes had receded sharply be-
measure (6-4). This win pitted Al- This will be the last field trip cause of construction of dams in
bert Ray against the tourney fav- of the summer. Students must the Apalachicola River.
orite, Freddie Bowdoin in the semi- 'bring their lunch and pay their way He said the proposed new dam
finals of the upper bracket. Bow- into the swimming area. A large would hold the runoff water from
doin again displayed winning form crowd is expected to enjoy this rains and restore the lake to its
(Continued On Page 8) last outing of the summer. former level. ,
B. W. Eells, St. Joe Pioneer,
Dies Here After Short Illness
Byron W. Eells, Sr., was taken
by death at the Municipal Hospital
Tuesday night at 10:15 p.m. Eells
had suffered a stroke about two
months ago. He was 73 years of
B. W. Eells, Sr., was born at
L'Oures Plantation near Gibson,
La., March 8, 1885. He moved to
Port St. Joe in 1918 to assume a
position as chief clerk of the Apala-
chicola Northern Railroad Com-
pany. Shortly thereafter he became
agent in charge of the railroad. Af-
ter about three years he was pro-
moted to vice-president and gener-
al manager of the AN, a capacity
which he held until 1931. In 1931
the AN became bankrupt and Eells,
was named by the Federal Receiver
to manage the bankrupt road, which' .
he did until 1937.
Eells was responsible for calling
the Alfred I. duPont company's in-
terest to Port St. Joe and was re-
sponsible, more than any other one
person, for causing the duPont's to
locate their paper mill here.
Bells was active in civic life dur-
ing his long life here in Port St.
Joe also. He had served as Mayor
of the city for three terms and had
served as Commissioner for several
*terms. He was one of the builders
of the old St. Joseph's Catholic
Church here in Port St. Joe as welaf
as being very instrumental in the
building of the new Catholic In summing up, Saunders said
Church. Eells was active through- that while population, school enroll-
out his entire life in his church, ment, auto registration, bank de-
his city and his business, posits, post office receipts and av-
At the time of his death he was erage income had risen, the areas
owner of the Firestone Home and 'needed to pay the taxes had fallen.
Auto Supply Store and a stockhol- Race track funds were down an
der in the St. Joe Furniture and estimated 5.5%, retail sales were
Appliance Company. down 4% and St. Joe Paper Com-
Funeral services will be held for pany income was down 25% from
Bells today at 10:00 a.m. at the St. last year. If the budget on the three
Joseph's Catholic with Father John funds mentioned were set at $350,-
Colreavy in charge. Active pall- 000,00 it would mean a decrease o3
bearers will be Victor Anderson, 6.4% over last year.
George Tapper, Gannon Buzzett,' Joseph V. Dowd took the floor at
John B. Smith, John Kramer and this point and said that the
(Continued On Page 8) 1 (Continued On Page 8)
Harry H. Saunders, vice-president
of the St. Joe Paper Company, took
the floor first and pointed out to
the Board that the budget increase
was too much, percentage wise.
Saunders gave several statistics
covering the years 1953-1958 offer-
ing percentages of increase in sev-
eral categories that are good indi-
cations of business and population
increase, over this period. He com-
pared these increases with the pro-
posed increase in taxes.
Saunders said that he knew that
there were .parts of the budget over
which the County had no jurisdic-
tion, but that he was mainly con-
cerned with those three sections
that they had jurisdiction over and
which had, taken such a hike up-
ward-the General Fund, Fine and
Forfeiture Fund and Road and
Saunders pointed out that while
during the period from 1953 to 1958.
millage had increased 69.5% per-
cent, the total business in the
County had only increased 19%. In
giving his statistics, Saunders said
that during the five year period
non-exempt valuations in the coun-
ty had climbeti from 5,866,131 to
$12,243,755.00 in 1958. (It might be
pointed out that from 195,6 to 1957
the total non-exempt valuation rose
from $8,647,105.00 to $12,243,755.00
by way of new property going on
the rolls and -an across the board
increase of one third in the value
of taxable property. This year ac-
counts for about half the rise in
valuations). During this same per-
iod the sections of the budget Saun-
ders was dealing with had climbed
from $231,127.00 in 195.3 to 'a pro-
posed $423,837.00 in 1958.
Giving other statistics, Saunders
said that during this same period,
St. Joe Paper Company business
had increased 30%, school registra-
tion, auto registration and popula-
tion had increased 19.2% and that
race track fund revenue had in-
creased 53.4%. During this same
.period of time the tax take from
these three funds had risen by 82%.
Saunders said, "You men are in
the driver's seat of this County., It
is your job to set the budget and
operate the County. But it would
seem that the budget is driving the
drivers". Saunders further declar-
ed that the proposed budget would
chase new industry away from
Gulf County faster than the Cham-
ber of Commerce could get it into
Gulf County. "If the budget goes
through as proposed,". Saunders
said, "The Chamber of Commerce
might just as well go play golf-
I say play golf instead of fishing
because a golf course is harder to
find than a fishing hole, and we will
have plenty of time to hunt. The
proposed taxes will give industry
in Gulf County, new and establish-
ed, a good swift kick in the pants."
Saunders suggested to the board
that they set a maximum of 350,-
000.00 for these three funds and
pare the funds down to meet the
money. "We could live with that-
even though we have to do away
with some of the frills with a bud-
get of this size". He declared -that
all the funds could be reduced-es-
pecially the Road and Bridge Fund.
Melody Rebekah Lodge Holds Last
Meeting Before Adjourning For Summer
Meoldy Rebekah Lodge met last the importance of the group stand-
Friday night for the last time be ing behind the pastor in his pro-
fore disbanding for the sumImre. motion of the Church program.
Noble Grand Aliene Hightowar pre-
sided. There was an impressive and The Commission on Missions in-
inspirational memorial service giv- cludes the following members:
en by the acting Chaplain Mary Mrs. Jones, Chairman and Mes-
Forehand and two members dressed dames Roy Gibson, Robert .King,
a.s angels. Marion Parker, Ralph Swatts and
Vnder the direction of the -pro- exofficio members, Rev. Bradley,
gram chairman, Mary Week,, a. George Suber and Joel McCleod,
Pridgeon Shuford Engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tom Pridgeon, Sr., of Port St. Joe
announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their
daughter, Nancy Stelle, to Samuel Blair Shuford, Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. S..B. Shuford, Sr., also of Port St. Joe. The
wedding will be an event of Sunday, August 31, at 5:00
o'clock in the afternoon at the First Methodist Church. No
invitations are being sent in town, but all friends and rela-
tives are invited to attend the wedding and the reception
which will follow immediately after the ceremony in the
social room of the church.
FIRST BAPTIST YWA attend.
WILL 'MEET MONDAY ---yI --
The YWA of the First Baptist Club 22 Meets
Church will meet Monday, July 21 All members are reminded that
at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Club 22 meets with Mrs. Elmo Ford
N. D. Baldwin at 1314 McClellan Monday night, July 21, at 7:30 p.m.
All YWA members are urged to GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY
2 BEDROOM HOUSE
3 BEDROOM HOUSE
Both Unfurnished -- At St. Joe Beach
$50 PER MONTH
PHONE BAII 7-3171
I. W. DUREN
* 3 LARGE BEDROOMS
* LARGE DINING ROOM
* LARGE LIVING ROOM
* LARGE KITCHEN
* Ceramic Tile Drains
beautiful and fitting courtesy, to
follow si.ch a memorial service, was
given to honor the District D',uL'y
PFesidcrt, Flora Long by Mary.
Weeks, Mousie 'Baldwin, Dorir,
Ford, Alice Hall, Essie V. Byrd,
ble Grand. All present agreed it
was a most impressive program.
After the meeting delicious refresh-
ments were served to all present.
Meets At Church
The Commission on Missions rf
the First Methodist Church of Port
SrT. Joe, met Thursday evening,
July 10, in the social room of the
Church,. with the chairman, Mrs.
Morgan Jones, Jr., presiding, and
the first business of the evening
was the election of officers. George
Suber was elected co-chairman and
Mrs. Ralph Swatts secretary.
The meeting opened with prayer
by Rev. E. O. Bradley. The purpose
of the Commission was explained
by the chairman and the section
of the Methodist Discipline devot-
ed to this Commisison was read
and discussed and plans for the
year made as follows:
1. To purchase two literature
display racks for use in vestibule.
(This purchase having been approv-
ied by the Board, George Suber
was instructed to order the racks
2. To- call the attention of the
mmebership to the devotional book-
let "The Uppre Room", and to
stress its use in various ways.
3. To cooperate with the Woman's
Society of Christian 'Service in the'
promotion of a Church-wide study
to be taught by the pastor, and to
.-tlect and order a film to be used
i connection with this sutdy.
4. In cooperation with other
a,-;encies to make a survey and
studyy the needs of the community,
.,d to cooperate with the annual
5. To recruit full-time Christian
6. To promote the use of visual
.alIs in the Church and literature
The group decided to meet once
each quarter, the meetings to be
i1-Ad in October, January and April,
on the second Thursdays. George
Suber was asked by the chairman
to present the devotional at the Oc-
tober meeting, Mrs. Ralph Swatts
in January and Mrs. Roy Gibson in
April, and the chairman stressed
and three other member -
pointed, representatives of the Wo-
man's Society of Christian Service,
and the Commissions on Finance
and Membership and Evangelism.
By MRS. EULA ROGERS
PHONE BAllI 7-4652
Mrs. Katherine Brown and Bar-
bara and Miss Sharon Gainous left
daughter Sherry of New London,
Conn., were the Fourth of July
guests of the former's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Herman Marshall. Mrs.
Marshall and daughter will remain
for a visit but Mr. Marshall will
return and resume his duties with
Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Kennington
and sons Tommy and Buddy are
spending a vacation in Mobile, Ala.,
with Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Champion
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Smith of Co-
lumbus, Ga., spent the Fourth with
Mrs. Smith brother and family, Mr.
and Mrs. P. M. Shavers
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Adam's at-
tended camp meeting and Bible con-
ference in United Pentecostal
Church in Ocala last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Watts and
daughter spent the week end in
Jacksonville visiting their son and
family, Mr. and Mrs. 'Ralph Watts
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Hewett
spent the week end in De Funiak
Springs with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Young spent
Wednesday for a vacation in Sara- last week vacationing in Rock City
sota and Venice. in Tennessee.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Marshall and Me are glad to welcome to our
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Thursday July 17 Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission
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Florida's Game and Fresh Water The commission continued in
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ed 1958-59 hunting season regula-
Main change from last season
was to give deer hunters three
more days of shooting. The season
opens November 15 on all native
game, including deer, turkey, quail
The deer season will end gener-
ally Jan.. 4, but in several North-
west Florida counties it will con-
tinue for an extra week under a
new rule. The turkey season will
end generally on Jan. 18 and the
quail and skuirrel seasons will end
The federal government sets
hunting seasons on migratory
birds. But the commission asked
for 60 full days of dove shooting in
However, it said that if it had
to make the usual choice between
45 full days and 60 half days, it
would take the 60 half days, as In
Split Dove Se ,
It recommended a ve sea-
son of from Oct. 4 to Nov. 2 and
Dec. 5 to Jan. 4.
Other migratory game seasons
it recommended to the federal au-
thorities were: Ducks, geese and
coots, Nov. 22 to Jan. 15; sora and
rail, Sept. 13 to Nov. 16, and wood-
cock and snipe Dec. 13 to Jan. 11.
It asked that daily bag limits on
doves be boosted from 10 to '12 and
on ducks from 4 to 5. Bag limits
were unchanged on native game
and no other changes were recom-
mended on other migratory birds.
everyday in some of the five game
districts and only on specific days
in others. It added a few rules that
apply only in specific parts of dis
But Earl Frye, assistant director,
urged the commission not to write
any more rules to apply to local sit-
uations than are absolutely neces-
Rules Hodge Podge
TT Qi t migain nth~r
"''By CUBIE R. LAIRD
(U. S. Department of Agiculture. University of Florida Agricultural Extension
Service, and Gulf County Board of Commissioners Cooperating. Office open 9 a.m.
to noon, (CST) Mon-Fri. in the Courthouse, Wewahitchka, Florida.)
4-H Electric Clinic
A carload of older 4-H Club boys
of Wewahitchka Electric Club will
no ai Lu e uu,,mmisuou un r- At Alford's request, the commis-
wise would wind up with "a hodge- sion added an extra week of deer
podge of rules impossible to en- hunting to the season in the coun-
force." ties of Bay, Calhoun, Jackson, Li-
Frye said, "I think somewhere berty, Gulf, Franklin, Wakulla,
along the line we've got to start Leon, Gadsden and Jefferson Coun-
treating sportsmen as responsible ties. In other open parts of the
adults, not as irresponsible chil- third district, the deer season will
dren. We can't think everyone is close Jan. 4.
;oing to kil everything just be- The commission on petition of
cause he has a gun. That just sportsmen lifted the ban against
doesn't happen." fox hunitn'g with dogs in Escambia
The commission ended the spring and Santa Rosa Counties during
season on turkey gobblers lI t"h the months of March, April and
Third District (Northwest Florida) May. It had imposed the ban last
except on the Eglin Air Force Base year at request of the same sports-
hunting area. men groups.
The experimental season had The commission made provision
been allowed in some northern for archers. It voted to allow bow
parts of the state for the past few and arrow hunting for big game in
years and the commission staff the Ocala National Forest Oct. 11
recommended it again for the to Oct. 26 and at Eglin Air Force
Third District. Base from Oct. 18 to Nov. 2.
But Commission Chairman Jul-
ian Alford of Tallahassee said
some sportsmen objected to the MINIo &
spring season on grounds that tur-
key hunters didn't confine their
shooting to gobblers but killed oth-
er game as well.
Panhandle Counties I
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
PORT ST. JOE
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attend a two-day clinic in electric
study at our district 4-H Camp
July 22 and -23. They will study
motors, welding, wiring and light-
ing. The clinic is sponsored jointly
by Florida Agricultural Extension
Service and Florida REA Co-op-
All International Paper Company
free pines have been distributed.
Nineteen Gulf County families will
receive the 75,000 seedlings for
planting next winter.
Remember hogs must be healthy,
unexposed to Hog Cholera and two
weeks past weaning for the vaccine
to be 'effective in the prevention
of the disease. The immunization
lasts for 12 months only.
Clyde Brogdon has recently built
a trench silo and is growing corn
and sorghum for' making silage
this year. He is doing a good job
preparing for making this excel-
lent feed. This is a good practice
and I recommend it highly for cat-
C. L. Morgan states that he is
growing corn for silage this year,
and anticipates planting gsorghum
for this purpose also. He is plan-
ning construction of a bunker silo.
I am glad to see our farmers begin
this practice, as it will mean more
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The spoken word tl lost; the printed word remains.
A Matter of Taxes
As this is being written, none of the happenings report- r
ed on the front page of this week's issue had yet occurred. But :
we'll bet we can practically write it out now, on Monday, as to
just what will happen on the tax hearings Monday.
Taxpayers of Port St. Joe are a funny lot. They can't,
for the life of them, figure out how county taxes can jump from
13.8 last year to around 20 mills this year -- a gain of 50% in
one year. One would have to agree that the county has cer-
tainly done without a lot for the past several years to require
such an expenditure here all of a sudden.
For instance that Road and Bridge Fund budget. The
taxpayers in this end of the county just can't see why the Road
and Bridge fund keeps going up and up until now it has hit
$164,274.00, when every day more and more county maintained
roads are being paved. It must be that old adage governing
this budget that says volume lowers price. Maybe the more
roads we have the less it costs to maintain them. Doesn't sound
logical, but it must be because that is the way it working out.
We are just a poor newspaper man who has yet been
able to balance his own budget after six years in the business --
but, even with our ignorance along the line of finances, we can't
for the life of us, reconcile the budget either.
As we get it, the new budget would require $1.50 in
taxes where last year it required a dollar. That's quite a hike, even
if we. are in a depression.
We hope they work things out Tuesday (July 15) because
we paid more than we could afford last year. We don't mind
paying for what we get, but we haven't been justified yet on
what we had to pay last year. To up that by 50% makes taxes
go up faster than printing.
It would be funny -- this latest comic melodrama epi-
sode in the Harris investigation -- if it weren't so ugly. The
alliance of the committee's chief investigator with a secret agent
of Drew Pearson in microphonic snooping; the spectacular early
morning exposure; the alleged burglarizing of Bernard Goldfine's
files; the committee's "not responsible" plea; the frank maneuver-
ing by investigators and investigates to capture headlines -- all
this is a sorry commentary on the uses of publicity in Washington.
We must hope that the public will not cry, "A plague
on both your houses," and decide that nothing can be done. Two
reforms are insight. Public opinion should be mobilized and
crystallized to obtain them.
One is a much sharper drawing of lines against the
giving or taking of favors by federal officials of all kinds. Both
the accomplished resignation of a member of the Federal Com-
munications Commission and the predicted resignation of Sher-
man Adams indicate that moral censure is working some reform
in this area. We se eno convincing reason why a "no gifts" rule
should not be established from top to bottom in Washington.
Tighter conflift-of-interest laws should back it up.
The other reform in sight is further improvement in the
conduct of investigations. Large sections of public opinion have
long protested the free-wheeling and unfair tactics of too many
congressional inquisitors. The Supreme Court has stepped in
to protect individual rights; that the Harris committee feels it is
-in a battle for headlines is indicated by its hiring a press agent.
And it is only too plain that investigations are often pursued
less with a serious purpose of furthering legislation than of fur-
thering personal or partisan popularity.
"Bugging" hotel rooms does not make for popularity.
But the public should be even more aroused by the Harris com-
mittee's abuses of publicity in violating the code of ethics already
adopted by the House -- releasing defamatory and unsupport-
able charges without prior hearing on them. The Goldfine pub-
lic relations men have irked the committee by "beating it to the
punch" -- feeding the press material designed to pre-empt the
headlines or cushion committee disclosures. This new tactic may
dampen somewhat the temptation of committees to hunt head-
lines. But a surer defense against abuses by investigators lies in
pointed public displeasure.
..-- The Christian Science Monitor
Fooey On Fashions
We've about decided, folks are simple minded when it
comes to wearing clothes. Women let some New York or Paris
designer tell them what to wear. Of course when those high fash-
ion .designers are at the drawing table sketching like mad, they
have in mind some half-starved high fashion model.
Now, we men can't say very much, either. We've let
the clothing industry pull over some pretty sneaky ones on us, too,
since the last World War. There was a time when a man could
buy a good suit and wear it a couple of years and still be in style.
Not so today
We think it's high time we stronger men and women rise
Up in arms and demand that women dress like women and men
look like men. Heck, with men wearing Elvis sideburns and
waves, and women wearing crew-cuts, it's hard enough to recog-
nize the sexes. We say sack the sack, trap the trapeze, clip the
Calypso, and wear trousers and dresses again!
-- Geneva County (Ala.) Reaper
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MINUS8 OF THEK that the 1957 tax roll was utter wahitchka, appeared before the
i" OF T nonsense, dishonest, who resale Board and requested the Board to
COUN'f COMMISSION refaceae deceit, hypocrisy, etc., and consider employing a Home Dem-
that request was made on the As- onstration Agent for Gulf County
Wewahitchka, Florida sessor to correct the inefficiencies, and make the necessary approp-
July 7, 1958 but that the Assessor outmaneuver- riation in the Budget. She said that
The Board of County Commis- ed us and in so doing, he built up State funds are available and all
ianers of Gulf County, Florida, met enough potential votes to assure i that is needed is for the County to
his date in special session, and him of his re-election the next time put up its share of the Home Dem-
ursuant to Notice published in the he runs; that ways was pointed onstration program expenses.
Gulf Countv Breeze, as a Board of out in which the roll could be Mi's. James F. Rish, Sr., appeared
Equalization. The following mem- straightened out, but it appears before the Board and urged that a
ers were present: G. S. Croxton, that this has not been done; that Home Demonstration Agent be em-
Chairman, E C. Harden, Sr., George the roll was left in a mess at that played.
W. Cooper, A. J. Strickland and J. time.-Mr. Dowd asked the Asses- iMrs. M. H. Parramore requested
C Price. The Clerk, Attorney, Sher- sor a number of questions as to the Board to appropriate funds for
ff and tax assessor were also pres- what had been done to correct the a Home Demonstration Agent and
nt. inefficiencies on the 1957 Roll.- told how 'Gulf County would bene-
The meeting came to order at The replies were not satisfactory fit from this program.
9:00 a.m. to Mr. Dowd.-Mr. Dowd told the Horace Thorn,' Sr., and Louie'
Board that the same mess exists Bean appeared before the Board
Whereupon, the Chairman an- on the 1958 Roll as he found on and said that they owned camps at
bounced that this meeting is called the 1957 Roll but that he will' not Howard Creek, along with over 50
for the purpose of hearing com- try to check into the matter at this other camps located there and that
plaints from any person, company, meeting because of the time in- all the camp owners request the
or corporation with reference to volved, but that in his opinion, the County to keep- the Howard Creek
the assessed value of real estate, responses from the Tax Assessor, road in good repair in order that
and other taxable properties as list- indicate that no substantial effort they can get to their camps and
ed on the 1958 tax roll. has been made to correct the in- said that no one could travel to
The Honorable Samual A. Pat- efficiencies on the 1957 Roll and IHoward, Creek during the Fourth
rilk, Tax Assesor of Gulf County, the same mess still exists and the of July week end because th'e road
presented the tax roll for the year Tax Assessor will never voluntar- is in such bad condition. The Chair-
1958, showing the following assess-, ily straighten out the tax roll. man said that this road is being
nents: Whereupon, Commissioner Har- repaired at this time and the Coun-
Homestead exempt property den, moved that the assessments ty will try to keep this road open
$2,568,320.00 on the 1958 tax roll be approved at all time.
Wholly exempt property and accepted as presented by the Mr. T. D. Whitfield said that the
Non-exempt property Tax Assessor. Motion seconded by new road should be completed: and
$4,828,066.00 Commissioner Strickland and upon that the County ought not to spend
Personal Property -. $7,383,050.00 vote was unanimously carried, money on the old road that will al-
Railroad and Telegraph Proper- Commissioner Harden made a ways give trouble in wet weather.
ty motion that the Tax Assessor be Commissioner Strickland said
Total Taxable Property in City required to call in any help that that it would cost less to complete
of Port St. Joe ---- he may need, including the Attor- he new road than to maintain the
Mr. Harry H. Saunders, Vice- ney General, or any other State of- old road.
President of the St. Joe Paper Corn- ficial, to assist him in straighten- .The Board directed the following
pany, appeared before the Board ing out the Tax Roll. Motion sec- Hospital bill's to 'be paid, towit:
and said he wanted to talk about onded by Cooper and upon vote, the Willie Strange, $247.40.
the tax assessments, but that he following voted: AYE Harden, Coo- Idus Glass, $135.00.
was not entering an official coin- per, Price and the Chairman. NAY: A Hospital bill for Sachria'h Wil-
plaint as to the assessments of the None--Commissioner Strickland liams was not approved.
1958 roll; he requested the Clerk said he would not vote on the mo- Mr. H. L. Bozeman, Coy C. Brog-
to read excerpts from the August tion because the Tax Assessor al- don and Clyde F. Brogdon gay ethe
13, 1957, Minutes, with reference to ready has the authority to do what County Road Department, with no
the taxable value of the 1957 tax the Motion calls for. cost to the County, fill dirt ,and
roll, whie otch was $12,xable205,204ueon.00; the 1958 at The Board discussed a drainage clay, to be used, on County :Road
tax roll is only about $280,000.00 problem, to-wit: The 'Bill Lester
higher than the 1957 Roll; that Pond'. It was decided that this pond
about $250,000.00 was added to the be drained by the Mosquito Control
1958 roll because of New Industries Department or the Road Depart-
coming to Gulf County; that with- meat. 1ouh bu e
out the New taxable properties go- There being no further business
ing on the 1958 Roll, the total to come before the Board, the meet-
would be almost the same as it was ing did then adjourn.
in 1957.-Mr. Saunders then told ATTEST:
the Board that he and Mr. J. V. George Y. Core G. S. Croxton
Dowd appeared before the Equali- Clerk Chairman
nation Board last year and entered
a number of complaint* against Wewahitchka, Florida
the 1957 assessments, and even July 8, 1958
though the were not satisfied with The Board of County Commis-eck Your Tires
the outcome, they did not pursue lonerss of Gulf County, Florida, met CIheck Your r I
their complaints to the end because this date in regular session with
of the school situation and because the following members present: E.
the time was running out for the C. Harden, Sr., Vice Chairman, J. N A"
roll to be approved; Mr. Saunders J. Price, A. J. Strickland, George
then requested the Clerk to read W. Cooper The Clerk, 'Sheriff, At-
other excerpts from the minutes of tcrney and Road Superintendent
August 1.3, 1957, with reference to were 'also present. 600 1
a request from the Board of C'oun- The, minutes of June 10, 19 and 600 x 16 --------
ty Commissioners to th eTax As- 27 were read.
sessor, for the Tax Roll for 1958 to commissioner Cooper said that 670 x 1 ------
be revised and that the Assessor Mr. Harry 'H. Saunders request that 670 x 15
obtain whatever 'help re requires, the Minutes of 'June .10 not be ap- 71 x 15
-Mr. Saunders said that the 1958 proved at this meeting because he 710 A i --------X
Tax Roll has not been revised and wanted to request that a correc- All prices plus tax and recapl
it is up to the Board, to take what- tion be made. Commissioner Strick-
ever action they see fit on this mat- land asked what the correction wasm ith
ter. and Commissioner Coopre said that
.Mr. J. V. Dowd appeared before he did not know. After discussion, S m it lI t ]
the Board and made a statement as it was decided that all minutes for
to his request before the Equaliza- June be approved as read.
tion Board last year and said that Mrs. Alvin McGlon representing
at that time, it was his opinion the 'Senior Woman's Club of We-
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.
Hon. Harland 0. Pridgeon, Tax f,
Collector, presented the County a t
list of electors that paid taxes on C
real estate or personal property for
the year 1957. t
The Farm Agent filed his report r
for June 1958, and the same was I
Hon. Silas R. Stone, filed an ap- (
plication for Pick Hollinger, et als,
requesting the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County to
establish a bulkhead line off the
East Shore of St. Joseph's Bay, as
authorized by Section 253.122, Flor- i
ida Statutes. After discussion, there
was a motion by Commissioner
Price, seconded by Commissioner
Cooper and unanimously carried,
that said application be approved
and that Notice by Publication be
given for three consecutive weeks
that a public hearing will be held
on August 4, 1958.
The Board received a letter from
the Wewahitchka Rotary Club re-
questing that the County obtain a
Homi-e Demonstration Agent.
A plat of "St. Joseph's Addition
of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
UNIT No. 9," was presented and
the same was accepted, approved
and ordered filed.
Upon Motion of Commissioner
Cooper, seconded by Commissioner
Price and ,duly carried, the Board
paid J. H. Chafin 18.37 for his ex-
penses in traveling to examine two
The Chairman told the Board
that a decision should be made with
reference to the employment of a
'Home Demonstration Agent and
called for a discussion on this ques-
tion. The Board decided that be-
cause the tentative budget for the
next fiscal year has already been
published, that no additions to the
budget be made at this date.
There was a discussion with ref-
erence to having application forms
made up for use of people request-
Thursday, July 17
ng the County to give them pipe
or their property. It was decided
;h.at the Chairman Instruct the
Clerk as to the required form.
There being no further ,business
o come before the Board, the
George Y. Core G. S. Groxton
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION
OF FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, desiring to engage in
business under the fictitious name
of COASTAL REALTY COMPANY,
at 116 Monument Avenue in the
City of Port 'St. Joe, Florida, in-
tends to register the said name
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Gulf County, Florida.
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'Bro. Billy' Daniel To
Preach Last Sermon
After 86 years of a full and fruit-
ful life of service to God and Lis,
flelowman, Pastor (Uncle Billy)
Daniel now gives up his responsi-
bilities as the beloved minister of
the First Presbyterian Church ot
Wewahitchka. He will preach his
last sermon on July 20.
His has been an adventurous life;
more than the ordinary life of a
country preacher, somewhat of an
inventor and definitely a traveler
o, wide experience.
His memory reminds him of a
trip with his parents about the year
18P78-when but six years of age-
at the time his father received a
call to preach at -Leesourg. The
trip from Ohio to Florida, was
n-ade mostly by river boat, stop-
ping everywhere and anywhere for
food and shelter, and truly a great
and perilous adventure.
Uncle Billy himself was definite-
ly dedicated to the ministry by his
parents at the time of his birth
August 22, 1872, in Vneice, Ohio,
and baptized in his father's church
in that city.
He was educated at Center Col-
lege, Danville, Kentucky and gra-
duated from Theological Seminary
THE SAft, Port St, Joe, Plia, hursday, July 1?, 118S
Posage Rates Again The News,
History of Postoffice Outlined
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HIGHLAND VIEW NEWS
(Continued from Page 2)
with Mr. Miller's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H. H Miller.
Henry Player and family of Palat-
ka and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Williams
and family of Laurel Hill are vis-
iting their father, J. W. Player.
Mr. and Mrs Herman Brock and
daughter spent the week end in
Sneads with Mrs. Brooks' sister
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Shavers of
Columbus, Ga., visitor their son
and family over the week end, Mr.
and Mrs. 0. M. Shavers.
Mrs. Merle Jordan and daughters
of New -Orleans, La., were the
Fourth of July guests of her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Vester Burke and,
Glenda and Miss Catherine William-
son visited in Panama City the
Lt. and Mrs. Harvey 0. Klein of
Augusta, Ga., were the week end
guests of her grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Weeks
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bennefield of
Panama City were the week end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. 0. M. Sha-
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Cumbie vis-
ited in Chipley over the week end
with Mr. Cumbie's parents, Mr. and,
Mrs. S. L. Rooks.
The Highland View Baptist WMU
met Monday for their regular
monthly business meeting with six
members present. The president
presided. The meeting was opened
with a song, "Lead On 0 King
Eternal". Scripture was read from
,Psalms 34 followed with prayer by
Mrs. Roney. The meeting was dis
missed with prayer, by Mrs. Ruth
GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY
Since 1879 there have been rel- age in proportion.
atively few changes in the rate
structure of first-class mail, but Pony Express Charges
structure of first-clas mail, but That these low rates for letters
in earlier years the changes were and small parcels had little appli-
both frequent and drastic. and f. Lm pia.UWls h .a tle al
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there in the year 1900, thus he has half-ounce was charged single let-
been a Minister of the oGspel for
58 long years. His forst charge was
at Fletcher, Ohio, and he has ser-
ved in nine different cities-one
place twice-and in seven different
While at the Avondale Church in
Birmingham, Alabama,- he married
Miss Vivian McClane. A son resides
in New Jersey.
He has seen and experienced the
loss of friends and church mem-
bers in war four times, the Spanish-
American, two World Wars, the Ko-
rean conflict, and, now he says,
"The Cold War".
He came to Florida 19 years ago.
Taking over the churches at both
Port St. Joe .and Wewahitchka at
that time, later Wewahitchka only,
and now he leaves the church and
Wewahitchka, foi a short time, be-
cause of age, failing eyesight, and
some loss of hearing, but determin-
ed to preach as long as opportun-
ity opens. He will always be wel-
come in the Church and in the City
which for so long has been his
Brother Billy is now arranging
to take a trip or two.
The Florida Presbytery has ar-
ranged for a suitable allowance for
I the long time preacher. He will be
cared for adequately as a reward
for his many labors.
Special Rates Set Up
Various Acts of Congress, be-
tween 1847 and 1850, established
special rates for mail going to and
from the Southwest and the .Pa-
cific Coast. A hint concerning the
proportions of these rates is given
by the world-famed Pony Express,
which operated to the Pacific Coast
for 16 months in 1860 and 1861,
charging 5 per letter at first and
later reducing the charge to $1 per
in those early days postage
charges were not based upon
weight, nor was there a standard
charge for delivery anywhere in
the country. Instead, postage was
based upon the number of sheets
in the letter, and also upon the
distance the letter was to travel.
A letter consisted then of a
single sheet, folded and sealed,
and addressed upon the back. The
sender of a letter was not com-
pelled to pay postage in advance,
and often as not the postage was
paid by the receiver of the letter.
Rates On Zone Basis
In 1792 the postage on a single
letter, traveling gnot more than 30
miles, was six cents. Rates on this
zone basis went up progressively
to 25 cents for single letters travel-
ing more than 450 miles.
The rates quoted here were sole-
ly for single letters. Should a com-
munication consist of two or three
sheets, the rates were double or
triple the single rate. The latter
was called double and triple letters.
Should a communication consist
of four pages or more, it was called
a packet. The. applicable postage
rate on four single letters for each
In 1799 Congress revised postal
rates again. This time e rate for
single letters traveling not more
than 40 miles was -eight cents, with
double, triple letter and packet
rates in proportion. The rate for
single letters traveling over 500
miles was 25 cents.
Letter Rates OK'd
In 1815 Congress approved let-
ter rates double those established
in 1799, but in 1816 these drastic
rate increases were repealed.
In this latter year, rates were
set at six cents for letters travel-
ing not more than 30 miles, aun
ranging up to 25 cents for those
traveling more than-400 miles.
Not until 1845 was another re-i-
sion of postal rates enacted by
Congress. This time it was five'
cents for single letters traveling no
more than 300 miles, and 10 cents
for single letters traveling mo"e
than 300 miles.
Under these rates, letters or par-.
eels weighing not more than one-
half ounce were considered, as
single letters and each additional
Will Live Free For A Month!
Pictured above 0. C. Dykes, co-owner and manager of
the Piggly Wiggly Super Market presents a check to Mrs.
T. C. Smith of Oak Grove to live free for a full month.
The local Super Market was sponsor of a contest with
the grand prize of free living for a full month up to $325.00.
Mrs. Smith is shown here receiving the check that will enable
her and her family to pay all their bills for a full month.
catlion to kjoutwestern and Pacific
Coast mall may be indicated by
the fact that in 1860 and 1861 the
Pony Express charged $1 or more
for swift transportation of mail.
Stagecoaches were slow, and took
many weeks to get a letter through.
Back in 1794 Congress recognized
so-called drop letters, for local de-
livery, and a rate of one cent for
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that Pick Hollinger, James T. Mc-
Neill, Jr., and others, and Mirian
W. Williams, have, pursuant to
Section 253.122, Florida Statutes ap-
plied to the Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, to fix and establish a bulkhead
line in St. Joseph's Bay offshore
certain uplands owned by the ap-
plicanta and described as follows,
$he S% of Fractional Section 2;
Fractional Sections 11 and 14;
Original Government Lot 1 'n
Fractional Section 22; and O.-
ginal Government Lots 1, 2, 3
and 4, in Fractional Section 2?
all in Township 9 South, Rangs
11, West, Gulf County, Florida,
After due consideration, prelim-
inary approval of said application
was granted by the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners on May 30, 1958,
and said bulkhead line was tenta-
tively established as follows:
Begin at a point 3700 feet West
of the NE corner of the South
half of Fractional Section -2,
Township 9 South, (Range 11
West, and run South parallel to
the East line of Fractional Sec-
tions 2, 11 and 14, for 11,350 feet;
thence run South 77 00" West
(Magnetic) to the point of inter-
section with an extension of the
West line of Original Govern-
ment Lot 1, Section 22, Township
9 South, Range 11 West, North
from the mean high water line
of St. Joseph's Bay, said point
of intersection being 2640 feet
North of mean high water line of
said St. Joseph's Bay.
A map, with the bulkhead line
as above described delineated there-
on, may be examined by any inter-
ested person at the office of the
County Engineer, 321 Reid Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the Board of County Commission-
ers will hold a public hearing at
the County Courthouse in Wewa-
hitchka, Florida, at 6:00 o'clock P.
M. CST, on August 4, 195.8, for the
purpose of hearing any objections
or comments any interested person
may have to the establishing of
the bulkhead line as requested.
Board of County Commissioners
Gulf County, Florida
G. S. CROXTON, Chairman St
GEORGE Y. CORE, Clerk
NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
You will please take notice that
the undersigned is engaged in busi-
ness in Port St. Joe, Florida under
the firm name of "The Bungalow
Shop" and will, on July 25, 1958,
register said fictitious name with
the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida, at Wewahttch-
ka, Florida. This the 3rd day of
July, A. D., 1958.
Mrs. Jane F. Lapeyrouse
that of. all other firskt-class letter
mail. At certain small offices carrier.
service, however, a drop letter rate
of two cents still applies .
But, come August 1, some chan-
ges might be expected. Changes in
postal rates, however, are some-
thing that has been taking place
since the days of George Washing-
ton. Chances are pretty good that
you'll be seeing some more chan-
ges, too, as new conditions make
them seem advisable to the Con-
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The letter mail postage rate is
in the news again, just as it has
been periodically for more than
This rate, which covers what is
now known as first-class mail, has
had, a dynamic though little known
career, as the rate itslefnda MF
career as the rate itself and what
it would buy have fluctuated with
the development of the United
States since the early days of the
Few Recent Changes
each single letter was established.
But in addition, in towns large
enough to have letter carriers, the
carrier charged a maximum deliv-
ery fee of two cents, which accrued
to himself. The same applied to
In 1845 Congress increased drop
letter postage to two cents, and
again in 1851 it was reduced to one
cent. Finally, in 1932, the drop let-
ter rate at offices having carrier
service became three cents, like
Drive In Today
FOR GOOD THINGS TO EAT and DRINK
In 1851 came the first indication
of what today's United States let-
ter service would be like. In that
year Congress provided that all
single letters, traveling no more
than 3,000 miles, should go for
three cents if postage was prepaid
and for five, cents if not prepaid.
!Single letters traveling more
than 3,000 miles were to go for
six cents if prepaid, and for 10
cents if not prepaid. Double, triple
letters and packets required post-
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similar endeavors... to alleviate
suffering and work for better
The small bottle which holds the
medicine prescribed often repre-
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training and experience, as well as
the fruits of scientific research.
We consider it a privilege to be
a member of this health team for
Buzzetts Drug Store
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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figures of an increase of seven mills
didn't sound too alarming, espec-
ially to non-taxpayers. But an ex-
amination of the figures of dollars
and, cents was something to be
Dowd said that the proposed bud-
get would be an increase of 69.5%
over last year's budget. "This cou-
(Paid Political Advertising)
I wish to announce my candi-
dacy for re-election as County
Commissioner from District No.
If re-elected, I promise to con-
tinue to serve all of Gulf County
honestly and to the very best of
I will appreciate your vote and
E. C. HARDEN, SR.
FRIENDS OF GULF COUNTY:
I am announcing my candidacy
for County Commissioner for
District No. 4. I have lived in
, Port ISt. Joe and Gulf County for
20 years. I pledge to work for
the best interest of all the peo-
ple in Gulf County, and will sin-
cerely appreciate your vote and
COLEMAN W. THARPE
VOTE TO KEEP
BENJAMIN H. DICKENS
County Prosecuting Attorney
Subject to Democratic -Primary
Should the people honor me by
returning me to this office, I
pledge that I will be a servan;
of the public. I will always uph'io1
the high public trust reposed in
the office of County Prosecuting
pled with the one-third increase f1i"
valuation across the board in 1957
would mean an increase in taxes of
126% in only two years." Dowd said
that the taxpayer who paid on a
basis of 3,000.00 In 1956 would pay
$80.00 on the same property in 1958
due to these increases.
Dowd referred to the tax roll as
the "sucker's list" and took advan-
tage of an opportunity to attack
the tax assessor, Samuel A. Patrick
for glaring inequities in the tax
Dowd attacked Patrick mightily'
last year for inequities on the tax
rolls. Patrick assured 'Dowd last
year that the inequities would be
corrected by this year, but Dowd
charged that the tax rolls were
"still in the same mess that they
were-still the '.Sucker's List' ".
Cecil G. Costing, Sr., representing
the Gulf County Taxpayers League
(not to be confused with the Gulf
County Taxpayers Committee) and
urged in behalf of his organization
that the millage be cut. He urged
the cut especially in view of the
fact of a decrease in business over
the past year.
George G. Tapper appeared be-
fore the board saying "We realize
that you have heavy demands for
tax money to be placed on this
and that project. We realize you
are continually badgered for re-
quests for money." Tapper urged
that the board weigh these re-
quests carefully and include only
that which is necessary. "You have
the responsibility to spend the tax
money and spend it wisely". He
urged that every request be weigh-
ed carefully for its merit. He de-
clared that the nation as a whole
was taxed just about as much as
it could take from the National,
'State, County and City level and
any increase at all should be ab-
solutely necessary and not just for
some service we would 'like to
"Expenditures must be regulat-
ed by capability to .provide the
necessary funds-and the capabili-
ty for this budget just isn't there."
W. C. 'Roche appeared before the
Board and urged a reduction in
millage. 'Roche declared that in
1957 his taxes amounted to 32% of
his gross intake from his business
and any further increase was just
He cited the fact that business
has been off and that some busi-
ness have even had to release em-
ployees to make ends meet.
Wayne Buttram stated that while
all expenses have gone up 22%
since 1953 and he realized that the
County expenses must also be up.
"But", he said, "we can't go up
with expenses much more without
an increase in income".
Herbert Brown appeared along
with M. Bart Knight representing
the Southeast Terminals Pipe Line.
Brown .stated, that modes of trans-
portation had reduced their traffic
of business by 30% during the last
three years. He pointed out the fact
that the Terminals paid out $100,-
000 annually in payroll and more
than that to contractors for ser-
vices. Brown stated that the com-
pany pays for its own police pro-
tection, 95% of its own fire pro-
tection and paved its own road to
its plant. ''We ask for and receive
no benefit from our county taxes,
but we have always paid without
'Brown said that -any additional
taxes would place the company in
a josi.ton to whete it would just Allen and Jeanie Cokie. T'these
about be unprofitable to operate. teams are evenly matched and
He stated that the-company had some good tennis is anticipated.
never released, employees in slack All players have exemplified good
periods, but increased expenses sportsmanship throughout the mat-
may force them to do so. chess.
'Knight, attorney for the company '
stated that the concern was now God Crowd Attends
paying $10,000.00 in taxes' on a Crowd
valuation of $350,000.00. Knight said
.that efforts are being made to dou- There wasfun for all at the STAC
ble the size of the concern's trans- House last 'Saturday night. Forty-
mission pipe line, but that further two attended including several out
expenses would knock this planning of town guests. Mrs. J. T. Mitchell
in the head. He declared that the was chaperone for the night.
line was assessed at an average The youths had a quiz .game with
of $5,000.00 per mile which com- the prizes donated by the following
pared with an average of $3,200.00 merchants: Hallmarks, a pearl
per mile in surrounding states. necklace won by Mildred Tillman;
,Knight said that the new millage Christo's, a beach towel won by
would increase their taxes by $2,- Jerry Buchert; Smith's Pharmacy,
700.00 per year, or better than candy almonds, won by David Mus-
$200.00 per month, seewhite; Webb's, a treasure chest
J. Lamar Miller stated that the won by Peggy Pyle; Boyles, a head
Board "knows where we stand" in kerchief, won by Glenn Alligood;
the matter. He urged that the Com- Costin's, a belt won by David Mus-
mission "cut out the frills" and selwhite; Campbell's Drug, a box
make the tax bill "reasonable". of stationery won by Tony Barbee
Chairman Croxton stated that the and the IGA, a carton of chewing
Board had a problem. "We want to gum, won by Archie Barbee.
do what is best. But it will be a There were also circle dances
.problem to cut to the $350,000.00 and hot dogs were sold.
figure proposed". Croxton stated
that the Board would revue the 1 M
proposed budget and make efforts M sly Music
to reduce it as much as possible. -
Croxton stated that the Board Marion Pareseau is bake from a
would meet again with the group, two week vacation and looking well
with their revisions, Tuesday, July rested. Ed Smith due back some-
22 at 10:00 a.m. Port St. Joe time time today.
at the County Court House. More new tunes this week and
---- "many are heading for the best sol
E ||s ler list already. Randy Wood, foun.
Eells der and president of Dot Recrds,.
makes sure that every radio station
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Marty Begley. ard as a result Dot has certainly
Honorary pallbearers are: W. 0. had more than its ihare of big hi s
'Anderson, John Blount, Jr., Joseph during the past few years.
V. Dowd, Dr. R. E. King, J. L. Shar- Just received- from Dot this week
it, Sr., J. L. Sharit, Jr, George Co>- a new almbum by Pat Boone fea-
per, T S Singletary, Walter Duren, turijig many wonderful evergreei.F,
Clay Lewis, Richard-McIntosh, Wes- Siardust", Deep Purple", "Autumn
ley R Ramsey, Harry H. Saunders. Leaves" and many other favorites.
Tom S. Coldewey, Marc Fleishel, Certd.inly a wonderful album by
Harry Glidden, S. L. Barke, Norman Pat. Seems the guy can't do any-
Allemore, Sr., Charles Stevens, Sr, thing wrong.
' Charles Stevens, Jr., Jake Belin, Also new from Dot, Gale Storm,
Bobby Bellows, Wayne Buttram, R. "South of the Border" backed with
W. Henderson, Cecil Costin, Sr, "Soon I'll Wed My Love", both
Cecil Costin, Jr., Chauncey Cos- sides very nice. Adwin Records
tin, Paul Fensom, Fred Maddox, who gave you Jan and Arnie (I
Ned Porter, Rodman Porter, Earl wish they'd take 'em back) have
Tom Pridgeon, Sr., Earl Tom Prid- come up with another newcomer,
geon, Jr., Frank Rowan, Sr., Joha Seph Acre with "You Are My Love".
Robert Smith, Henry. Campbell, chances are it may go all the way.
Jesse Stone, Gene Austin, Dave Keeley Smith does a superb job on
Gaskin, E. C. Harden, Sr., W. S. her new Capitol waxing, "Whippor-
Smith, Judge J. E. Pridgeon, Byrd will". This gal's a real talent.
Parker, Sammy Patrick, M. G. Also received an album this week
Brock, Kenneth Whitfield, Henry featuring both Keeley Smith and
Drake, Jim A Smith, George Gore. husband Louis Prima doing some
George Core, David -May, Lloyd of the tunes they do at Las Vegas
Whitfield, J. R. Hunter, B. B. Conk. and when these two entertain, any-
lin, Charles Wall, Dr. Wayne Hen- thing's liable to happen and usual-
drix, Dr. William Wager, Ed Ram- ly does. Moving up the best seller
sey, Mac McCalvin, Dr. Wesley list the iRage's recording, Patti
Grace, Walter Johnson, Wayne Page "Left Right out of Your
Biggs, Rev. J:. C. Odum, George Heart". Wes Ramsey's favorite
Johnson, Buck Griffin, Ferrel Al- tune still the number one tune over
len, Sr., Ferrel Allen, Jr., S. E.. the great 48, "Purple People Eater".
I'eague, Ed Pridgeon, H. 0. Prid- In the second slot this week, I
geon, Bernard Pridgeon, Sr., Ber- "Yakety Yak" and "Secretly" is the !
nard Pridgeon, Jr., W. W. Barrier, number three song. Incidentally,
and W. B. Simmons. Jimmie has a new one out, "Are
Interment will be in Holly Hilli You Really Mine" backed by "The
Cemetery. i *Wizard" and this could be six in a I
I I row for Mr. Rodgers. The Danleers
Left to mourn the passing are
the wife, Mrs. Eldora Colgin Eells,
two sons, Edward and B. W., Jr.;
four grandchildren, B. W., III, Bar-
bara, Kathy and Michael; two bro-
thers, George S. of Morgan City,
La., and W. K. of Houma, La.
Comforter Funeral Home of Port
St. Joe will be in charge of arrange-
Summer Recreation \
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by winning (6-3). This win gained
him a berth in the finals.
First round action in the lower
lied to make a real match of it.
Steve Kennedy took Glenn Alli-
good (6-2) in another first round
Rodney Spaulding won over Clif-
ford Wimberly (6-0). Kennedy and
Spauding will' play at an early date
to determine who will meet Frank
Griffin in the semi-finals of the
lower bracket. Griffin gained the
semi-finals by defeating Paul Rob-
bins (7-5) as previously stated.
Griffin is now favored to meet
Freddie Bowdoin in the boys cham-
bracket saw Frank Griffin defeat
Jimmy Allen (6-0). Second seeded
Paul Robbins advanced to the sec-
ond round by taking a hard fought
match from Jimmy Wilder (7-5).
Wilder was behind (0-5) and ral-
The mixed doubles tournament
will be played upon. the completion
of the boys singles. Frances Spears
and Freddie Bowdoin are seeded
number one in this tournament and
drew a bye in the firsL rmund. The
hitting the jackpot with "One Sum-'
The number one tune ten years
ago (remember) "Woody Wood-
pecker (my how times have chang-
ed) Five years ago, "No Other
Love" and one year ago, "It's Not
for Me To .Say".
I'll be looking for you on "Most-
ly Music" over WJOE.
"THE BOY NEXT DOOR"
LAWNS MOWED. Call Jimmy Wil-
der. Phone 9-1903.
FOR RENT: 2 bedroom house, cor-
ner 10th and Long. Call Mrs. No-
ra Duren. Phone 7-5471. 2tce
FOR SALE: 1952 Henry J in good
condition $150.00. 1953 Henry J
A good second car, $250.00. 1957
Ford V8 custom 300. Tutone with
radio, heater, whitewall tires and
extras. In perfect condition. Call
Mrs. H. R. Adams at 7-5356 or see
at 532 Woodward Ave. Ite
FOR SALE: 19' Seaworthy cruiser
with new 65 hp. Jeep marine in-
board motor, allows four to fish
or troll together. Fifteen knots.
New paint, bottom and top. Price of
$895.00 includes reconditioned aux-
iliary 65 hp. Jeep marine motor, bat-
tery, etc., complete. $395.00 down,
balance $75.00 monthly. Will fi-
nance it myself. C. R. Garraway,
Phone HU 2-3824 or HU 2-3697, Ma-
FOR 'RENT: Two bedroom, two
story house with garage on Long
Ave., corner 16th St. $60.00 per
month. J3. A. Mira, Phone 9-1301.
FOR RENT: Unfurnished 2 bed-
room apartment. 617 Woodward
Ave. Call Gene Holley, Phone Tal-
doubles team of Pat Spears and
Paul Robbins are seeded second FOR 'RENT: One and two bedroom
and will play Elizabeth Punt and attractively furnished apartments
Albert Ray. Cool in summer, warm in winter.
Albert Ray. Gas heat, window fans. They have
Frank Griffin and Helen Rich- to be seen to be appreciated. ALSO
ards will play Rodney Spaulding NICE TRAILER PARKING SPACE
and Toni Mira. Blaine Tharpe and Phone 7-8820 or 9-9133, Wimico
Mildred Tillman will play Jimmy Lodge Apartments and Trailer
Mildred Tillman will 9play Jimmy Park, White City. tfc-7-17
BEACH LOTS FOR SALE: $25.00
down. $10.00 per month. R. L.
Fortner, Mexico Beach. tfc-7-17
FOR RENT: See Mrs. Shirey for
apartments and houses, furnished
and unfurnished. Phone 7-8058. tfe
FOR RENT: 2 bedroom unfurnish-
ed apartment. Newly redecorated.
$35 per month. Close in. InqaiL'e at
1904 Garrison or call 7-8642. tfc-5-29
FOR RENT: 2 bedroom furnished
apartment. Close in. Inquiry at
1904 'Garrison or call 7-8642. tic-5-29
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.
7-5771. tfc-3 20
FOR RENT: Furnished cottage
and apartments. See Otto Ander-
BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME with
beautiful ceramic tile. Repair
work our specialty. Can be financ-
ed. J. B. HICKS, Tile .and Marble
Co., T'hone 7-7995. tfc-6-5
FOR SALE: 3 bedroom house also
apartment building on back of
lot with 2 bedroom unfurnished ap-
artment upstairs and 2 bedorom
furnished apartment downstairs.
Keys Made While You Wait BUILD-REPAIR-REMODEL
35c EACH 36 Months To Pay
BICYCLE PARTS See BARRIER BUILDERS
WESTERN AUTO LAWN MOWER FOR RENT: $1.00
HUNTING & FISHING LICENSES lout. Cut your lawn and let me
BOATS and TRAILERS worry with upkeep of mower. Gulf
Reel Parts and Repairs ServiceStation,Aubrey R. Tomlin-
FOR RENT: House, corner of Long
,and First St. Frank and Dot's IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
Agency. 6tp-7-10 GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
FOR RENT: 3 bedroom house, un- Hazel Whitten, Plaintiff,
furnished. See at 217 9th St. Also Vs.
furnished apartment. See at 216 Richard Whitten, Defendant
9th Street. Call 7-7246. 2tc DIVORCE
FOR RENT: 3 Bedroom House at NOTICE TO: Richard Whitten
White City. Electric hot water whose place of residence is Route
heater and electric range furnished 2, Longview, Texas.
See E. J. Rich at White City. tfc On or before the 28th day of July,
See E. J. Rich at White City. tfA.D., 1958 the defendant, Richard
FOR SALE: Choice lots in Jones- Whitten is required to serve upon
ville Subdivision. Just three miles Hon. Cecil G. Costin, Jr., Plaintiff's
south of town off U. S. 98. Lots 50' Attorney, whose address is 221 Reid
X 150' going for only 300 each. Very Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida, a
reasonable terms offered. See Roy copy of and file with the Clerk of
E. Cox at Smith Tire and: Recap. said Court, the original of an an-
Co., Port St. Joe. 6tp-7-10 swer to the Bill of Complaint filed
against him herein.-
FOR SALE: 1951 Dodge panel Witness my hand and official
truck. See Gus Creech. tfc-6-19 seal of said Court at Wewahitchka,
Gulf County, Florida, this 23rd day
$150.00 monthly income. Contact of June, A. D., 1958.
'Rev. A. G. McKeithen, 1207 Lisenby (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Ave., Panama City. Phone POplar GEORGE Y. CORE 4t
,3-2440. tfc-6-19 Clerk Circuit Court .6-26
ALL SIZES ON SALE
SAVE YOUR CASH
.o. ceK months to pay
on Firestone Budget Plan.
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