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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 24, 1963
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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tWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1963 NUMBER 15


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PSJ High School faculty and
spouses are shown above enjoy-
ing a Christmas dinner.


Faculty Feted

At Dinner Party
Thk ,-Port St. Joe. High School
faculty enjoyed a T'affet dinner at
the high school cafeteria on Mon-
-day evening, December 17.
ThX Chribtmas theme was carried
out by the beautiful table arrange-
ments of green and gold candles
and ponisettias and a glittering
Christmas tree under which were
piled attractively wrapped gifts
which were exchanged following
the dinner.
SIn addition to members of the
faculty and their guests, Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Owens, Mr. and Mrs. Hu-
bert Richards and Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Brouilette attended.
This year was the first Christmas
dinner party the high school facul-
ty has enjoyed and they hope to
make it an annual affair.


Jaycees Bring

Christmas To

20 Families
Port St. Joe's Jaycees brought
Christmas to 20 families over the
week end, who might not have'
had "Christmas" otherwise.
The Jaycees, who have been
working, for the past month ga-
thering and repairing toys, made
their annual rounds Sunday af-
ternoon distributing over $300.00
in groceries and many toys to
the underprivileged.
The food baskets included a
large hen for Christmas dinner,
fruits, staples and canned goods
to make the holidays merrier for
20 families in the Port St. Joe
area.
The Jaycees reported that a
real need existed in the homes
they visited and they urged the
solicitations of citizens and or-
ganizations for these families af-
ter the holidays are over.


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Toys for Tots chairman, W. W.
Barrier, Jr., will be glad to fur-
nish names for anyone desiring
to help any of these families af-
ter the holidays.


Star D4adline Early
Again Next Week
Next week you will receive
your copyof The Star, as usual,
on Thursday.
But since Wednesday is
a holiday, we will be printing
the issue on Tuesday.
After this, if we have not for-
gotten how with all these spe-
cial publication dates, we will
get back on our regular schedule.
To have articles or advertising
in next week's paper, it will be
necessary that it be in our office
by Tuesday noon.
And we thank you kindly for
your splendid cooperation with
us on these special publication
dates.
May you have the merriest of
Christmases ever!


Letters to Santa Claus


December 20, 1963
Dear Santa Claus;
I am 4 years old. I have a broth-
er 1% years old. I want you to
bring me a big red wagon, guns
and holster set and a big tent.
Bring my brother a riding horse,
telephone and playschool wagon
with blocks in it. We have been
good boys. When you come to see
us we will have you some coffee
and cake on the table.
Danny & Kenneth Peak

Dear Santa,
Thank you for the nice toys that
you brought me last year.
Please bring me a training wheel
bike and a baby doll, a thirsty-cry-
ing one if you have any. I have an
apple for your reindeer.
My brother Biff would like a
racing game. Please remember him.
Thank you. '
Love,
Susan Quarles
209 9th Street
P.S.-We have a chimney.

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you this Christmas? We
still love you and we would like for
you to bring us a fire truck, train,
sports coats, tommy gun, wagon,
drag line, dancing man and ferris
wheel. Be sure to double this be-
cause there is two of us.
Love from us until next Christ-


mas.
Darrell and Doll Patton
507 Highway 98

I have been a real good girl.
Dear Sanda my name is Alice Ma-
rie Goff. I will be 4 years old the
24 of March. I want a baby with
lots of clothes and a stove, a ice


box and a kitchen sink, a tea set a telephone and doll. My brother


and a cook set too, and a barber
doll bed and I want you to be nice
to my brother and bring something
nice to him. I love you and I will
leave you some cake and milk un-
der the tree.

Dear Santa,
My name is Debbie Darleen Kel-
ly. I am 1 years old. Please bring
me a doll buggy and a doll and a
tea set. I have been a good girl.
Don't forget to bring my brother
Doug something too.
I love you Santa.
Debbie Kelly

Dear Santa,
I want a pomeranian dog for
Christmas. Please don't forget my
big brothers.
Thank you.
I love you.
Mitzi Hendricks

Dear Santa,
I love you so much. I am four
years old and I go to Long Avenue
Baptist Church and like it a lots.
I would like for you to bring me
a cowgirl suit, and chatty Cathy
baby sister doll, and anything you
want me to have.
Remember my sissie "Vickie"
and cousin Charlotte.
I am trying to be nice. Remem-
ber all little boys and girls who
don't have anything.
Debbie Fowler

Dear Santa,
I am Beth. I want a Barbie doll
and magnatol. My brother Eddie
wants a vac-u-form and training
wheel bike. My sister Teresa wants


Keith wants a gun and truck and
blocks.
Love,
Beth, Eddie, Teresa and
Keith Ramsey

Dear Santa,
My name is Ray Lawrence. I live
at 2114 Long Ave. I sure hope your
reindeer can find my house. I
would like to have an army gun,
little army men, construction
trucks, and a surprise. Tippie is
my dog. She would like a bone.
Thank you,
Ray Lawrence

Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy most of
the time. I will try to be good all
of the time if you will bring me a
24" bike and a magnifying glass. I
hope you have a good trip and that
you won't get too tired on Christ-
mas eve. I would like a surprise, if
you have enough.
Love,
Steve Lawrence

Dear Santa,
I surely am excited about Christ-
mas. I hope you will bring me a
choo-choo train and a tricycle. May-
be you could put in a surprise too.
I'd like that. I love you!
David Lawrence

Dear Santa:
Please bring me a cowboy hat,
gun and holster, fire truck and
guitar. And bring mother and
daddy something. I am 2% years
old and I live at 310 16th Street in
Port St. Joe.
George Simmons, Jr.


Judge McCrary Sets January 28



Deadline for Action On Petition


Sharks Still Winning Take

Blountstown and Wewa Last Week
The Port St. Joe Sharks made it


six wins in a row last Friday night
by taking a victory from the Ti-
gers of Blountstown, 52-42.
The Sharks had been tied up by
the Tigers at the end of the third
quarter, but a final quarter saw
the Sharks matching the Tigers
two points for oge to pull the
game out of the fire.
That near-fatal44ird quarter saw
the, Sharks produce their lowest
number of points in anu quarter so
far this season wlIn they bucketed
only nine.
Fred Chason and Ben Armstrong
led the Shark scoring attack. Cha-
son netted seven field goals and
one free throw for a total of 17
points. Ben Armstrong, coming off
the bench to replace injured Bill
Versiga, put 11 points through the
hoo before the game was over.
.Shaw& fg ft tp Tigers fg ft tp
Belin 3 1 7 M'gomery 3 4 10
Versiga 1 2 4 Good 1 3 5
Weston 2 2 6 Goodman 6 1 13
Hobbs 0 1 1 Layne 2 1 5
Chason 7 1 15 Montford 1 2 4
Oaks 2 0 4 Bateman 1 1 3
Bell 0 2 2 Gaskin 1 0 2
A'strong 5 1 11
Nichols 1 0 2
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 13 10 9 20-52
Blountstown --- 11 8 13 10-42

The Port St. Joe Sharks took a
decisive 70-52 victory over the We-
wahitchka Gators Saturday night
in an exhibition game in Wewa-
hitchka.
A full house saw the Shark win
in a game which saw the proceeds
go to help underprivileged at the
Christmas season.
The Sharks showed their versa-
tility by sprouting a new high point
man in Randy Weston, who rang
hIa nnn fn 16 itVlU W ston


ties also by producing 13 points
along with sharp-shooting (but al-
ways heavily guarded) Fred ChaSon
who also bucketed 13 points.
Bill Versiga, with a lame back
from Friday night's game, still led
the Sharks in rebounds and also
collected 12 points for the night.
The Sharks took a first quarter
two-point-, lead and continued to
build their point margin in every
other quarter.
Sharks fg ft tp Wewa fg ft tp
Belin 40 8 Smith 34 10
Weston 7 1 16 Suber 4 6 14
Nichols 14 6 Thomas 70 141
Chason 6 1 13 Lister 1 2 41
Hobbs 0 1 1 Smith 10 21
A'strong 0 1 1 Mil'gren 40 8
Versiga :,5 2 12
Oakes 6 1 13
Score by quarters:
Port St. J%:-- 15 19 15 21-70
Wewahitchka 13 15 11 13--52
The Shark Jayvees also picked
up another win defeating the Ga-
tors, 37-44. David Lee led the ba-
by Sharks with 20 points.



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tIe Uoops torU Jpol ns. e wSO,
joined the ranks of Bill Versiga, Evangelist James F. Ferrell
Fred Chason, Jake Belin and Ben
Armstrong in point production. Special Revival Services
Johnny Oakes showed his capabili- At Oak Grove Assembly
Special revival services will be-
st: An ounces gin at the Oak Grove Assembly of
COSu in Announces God Church Tuesday night, Decem-
ber 31, according to the pastor,
Senate Plans Rev. Harvey D. Ferrell. The ser-
vices will be held at 7:30 p.m. each
Cecil G. Costin, Jr., announced night through Friday, January 10.
this week that he will be a candi- Speaker for the services will be
date for the Senate seat composed Evangelist James F. Ferrell of
of Gulf, Franklin, Liberty and Lake Wales.
Vt akulla counties. Rev. Ferrell is the son of the
Costin was elected as Gulf Pastor of the Oak Grove Assembly
County's representative to the of God Church and is a successful
State Legislature in 1952 and ser- pastor in the Lake Wales area. He
ed for five terms. He did not seek is a young man with a real touch
re-election in 1962. Costin served of God for evangelism.
as Chairman of the important Everyone is urged to attend
County and Municipal Government these services.
Committee for two terms.
During Costin's legislative ser-
vice, two of his major projects for Tapper to Seek
Gulf County were bills to finance
the construction of a historical Senate Term
museum at Port St. Joe at the site
of the first Constitutional Conven-
tion held in old St. Joseph in 1838, George G. Tapper, Port St. Joe
and for the construction of a contractor and railroad man, an-
tumbler dam at the lower end of nounced Saturday that he would
the Dead Lakes in Gulf County. seek to return to the Florida legis-
Costin is a practicing attorney lature where he has already ser-
in Port St. Joe. He is attorney for vd 10 years in the past
the City of Port St. Joe and for Tapper has announced that he
the Gulf County School Board. lie will be a candidate for the Senate
is chairman of the Gulf County from the Fifth District comprising
Democratic Executive Committee. Gulf, Wakulla, Liberty and Frank-
He is a past president of the Port lin counties.
St. Joe Chamber of Commerce and Tapper was a member of the
a past president of the 14th Judi- House of Representatives for six
cial Circuit Bar Association. years from 1947. He was elected to
Costin's announcement came as the Senate in 1952 and was piesi
no surprise since he had declined dent pro tempore during the 1955
to run for the Legislature in 1962 session.
pending the re-apportionment of Tapper could not run for reelec-
the Senate seats. tion in 1956 due to a rotation plan


In a public hearing Friday
morning at the courthouse in We-
wahitchka, Judge Robert McCrary
ruled that the County Commission
must make a decision about whe-
ther or not to rule a petition filed
before them valid by January 28.
The ruling made it mandatory
for the Commission to complete
all checking of the petition before
them requesting a referendum to
decide whether or not to move the
county seat.


of an emergency nature, until the
question of moving the county seat
is decided.
The Judge also ruled that all
other actions concerning the ques.
tion, including a petition to in-
tervene by the Small Tax Payers
be held in abeyance for the time
being.
The Commission must decide by
January 28 whether to call the
election or reject the petition.
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In action last week, the Coun-
ty Commission had already made Funeral Services Held
up their master list to check the
petition by and had verified the For Harold Burch .
names on the petition. After
making up a master list of 1,123 Last rites were held Saturday
voter-taxpayers, the Commission afternoon at 1:30 p.m. from the
ruled that 530 of the 791 names Highland View Baptist Church for
on the petition requesting the Harold Burch, age 45, who passed
election were correct. The law away suddenly Thursday evening
requires-o* tVird of the voter. at his home at 506 Ninth Street.
taxpayers td-:.ign such'a petition ..,Re, Harry, Pow5 officiated at
to call an election for re-loca- the services. Interm ent was in the
tion of a county seat. Calling of family'plot in Shady Giove Ceme-
an election is mandatory if the tery in Calhoun County.
proper number of signatures are Burch is survived by his widow,
on the petition requesting the Mrs. Ruth Burch and one son, De-
election. wayne, both of P.rt St. Joe; eight
The hearing Friday was in re- brothers, Gordon, Ruby and Duly
sponse to a Mandamus filed against of Grand Ridge, Cleve of Blounts-
the Commission by the petitioners town, Will and Ellis of Grand
requesting action on their petition. I Ridge, Price of Marianna and E.
In addition to the January 28 J. of San Diego, Calif., and one
deadline, Judge McCrary requested sister, Mrs. Addie Nelson of Folks-
the Commission to notify any tax- ton, Ga.
payer or petition signer whose Active Pallbearers were: Lamar
name had been deleted from either Moore, K. C. Mashburn, H. L. lar-
list, and hold a public hearing for1rison, Bill Fleming, Leroy Branton
those persons to protest, if they and John Dady. Honorary Pallbear-
desired, the removal of their ers were: R. E. Williams, Lonnie
names. Bell, Olon H. Cannington, Lewis
Judge McCrary granted to the Gay, Noah Dean Allen, Hoke Glass,
petitioners an injunction prohibit- Lum Carroll, Doss Kelley and Don-
ing the County from making any aid Rhames.
major repairs, improvements or Comforter Funeral Home was in
additions to the courthouse unless charge of arrangements.


Auditor Raps Gulf


Assessor; Collector


State Auditor Ernest Ellison was
mildly critical last week of some
record keeping by Gulf County Tax
Collector Harland Pridgeon and
Assessor Samuel A. Patrick.
The report was for activities in
the offices for the past three fis-
cal years.
Ellison said that Pridgeon accept-
ed informal corrections to the tax
rolls by the Assessor, and did not
require the corrections to be made
by the methods prescribed in the
Comptroller's regulations.
The auditor also stated that Prid-


made by check, and the cancelled
check was used as a receipt. With
transfer of titles to automobiles,
the transfer paper showed the fee
paid and was considered a receipt.
He stated that pre-numbered re-
ceipts would be used on all trans-
actions in the future.
Patrick Criticized
Tax Assessor Samuel A. Patrick
was criticized from several points
by the auditors.
The report showed that Patrick


geon failed to use pre-numbered had incorrectly billed for commis-
receipts in some instances, espec- sions.
ially with motor vehicle transac- Income and expense reports were
tions for which license plates were improperly filed.
not sold. Audit adjustments and corree-
In rebuttal, Pridgeon said that tior. of errors were improperly
his corrections were made with the made.
approval of the County Commis- Recapitulation sheets were ma-
sion. Pridgeon stated that he thematically incorrect for the 1961
would follow the prescribed pro- and 1962 general tax rolls.
cedure for these transactions in the The Assessor's Records did not
future, show the homestead exemption ap-
As for the failure to use pre- plications for the tax rolls open
numbered receipts, Pridgeon said during the audit period.
that in each instance, payment was Corrections to the tax rolls, af-
ter delivery to the Tax Collector
were made not according to reg-
of the old 25th District, which ulations.
Tapper served. The 25th was The cashbook used by the Asses.
changed in 1962 in a special refer- sor was not balanced and did not
endum changing up the Senate ap- meet the requirements of the law.
portionment of Florida. The old Pre-numbered receipts required
25th rotated the Senate seat, with by law had not been issued for
member counties taking turns sup-
plying the Senator. (Continued On Page 6)


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MONEY TALKS---Lo keep
It where we can speak with It
once In a while-Trade with
your home town merchaltIl


Grants Injunction Against Further

Improvements to Present Courthouse


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Historic Society

Exhibits Relics

OfOld St. Joe
The Historic Society still has
their exhibit of items dating back
to the 1800's and earlier on dis-
play in the Florida Power Corpor-
ation office, according to Mrs. Ea-
nice Brinson, Society secretary.
On display are pictures of the
signers of Florida's first Constitu-
tion which was signed here in Port
St. Joe in 1938. A photostatic copy
of the "St. Joseph Times", printed
in 1839, is also on display. The
Times was one of the most influen
tial newspapers in Florida during
this era. An old map of St. Joseph,
by L. M. Powell is on display. The
survey for the map was made in
April, 1841, also a map of the
Western part of Florida by John
Lee Williams surveyed in 1827.
All of the relics displayed are
on loan or are gifts by local resi-
dents.
All of these historical items will
be on display until after Christmas.

Visiting Parents
Harry Babbit, Jr., son of Rev. and
Mrs. Harry Babbit, is spending the
holidays here from his studies at
the University of the South, Se-
wanee, Tenn.

Spending Holidays Here
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Alligood ar-
rived here Monday to spend a
week with Mr. Alligood's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Alligood.





Opening Times
Sat. 12:45 p.m.
Sun. 2:45 p.m.
Mon.-Fri ........---.... 4:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
and FRIDAY

MAGNIFICENT NEW TRIUMPH
FROM THE MAKER OF 'EL CID'!


Mr. and Mrs. James Victor
Blume, Perry, Florida, announce
the engagement of their daugh-
ter, Louise Elizabeth, Orlando, to
William Lee Dawson, Orlando,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Dawson, Port St. Joe.
Miss Blume graduated from
Taylor 'County High School, Per-
ry, and Florida State University,
with a Bachelor of Science in
Elementary Education. She was
a member of Zeta Tau Alpha so-
cial sorority, Speakers' Bureau,
Gymkana .Court, Tally-Ho Court,


and in Student Government. She
is presently teaching at Pine
Hills Elementary School.
Mr. Dawson graduated from
Port St. Joe High School and
Florida State University with a
Bachelor of Science in Math. He
is a member of Lambda Chi Al-
pha fraternity. Mr. Dawson at-
tended the University of Florida
School of Engineering. He is
presently employed by the Conti-
nental Casualty Insurance Com-
pany as a claims representative.
Plans are being made for a
summer wedding. ',
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Miller-Co'eman Wedding Plans Are

Announced for Saturday, Dec. 28


SATURDAY ONLY





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LES TREMAYNE VIRGINIA GREGG
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Wedding plans have been com-
pleted by Ann Miller and her fi-
_nce Hume Coleman whose mar-
:iage will be Saturday afternoon,
December 28 at 5:00 p.m. at the
'irst Methodist Church. The Rev.
cctor Thomas S. Harris will offi-
Ae.
Mrs. Blair Shuford organist and
:.iss Nan Dowlen, Fitzgerald,
_eorgia soloist.
The bride's attendants are Miss
Betty Ward ,maid of honor, Mrs.
Virgil Dorminy, cousin of the bride
of Fitzgerald, Georgia matron of
honor, Bridesmaids Brenda Ward
and Diane Lay, Port St. Joe, Mrs.
Walter Wilder, Sewanee, Tenn.,
Mrs. James Fuller, Mobile, Ala-
bama, Mrs. Travis Jones, Charles-
ton, S. C.
Kim Miller, best man. Ushers are
John Miller, brother of the bride-
elect, T. L. Clark, Gainesville,
William Coward, Jacksonville, Mar-
shall Conrad and Maddox Hair,
Tallahassee and Jim DeHaven, Or-
lando.
Miss Frances Poe, cousin of the


bride 'will keep the bride's book.
Mrs. Paul Fensom and Mrs. Hen-
ry Campbell will entertain Miss
Miller and her bridesmaids Friday
with a luncheon. Dr. and Mrs. Rob-
ert King will be hosts at the re-
hearsal dinner for the wedding


Dear Santa:
Please bring all the merchants
in Port St. Joe, good business. The
home town folks are trading out
of town.
All business here is very slow,
ask any of the merchants. It's
soon time for inventory, ask the
home town folks to take an inven-
tory of where they did most of
their buying. The stores here have
most of the things that are being
bought out of town. Ask the good
people of Port St. Joe just to come
in and look around and see what
nice things can be bought cheaper
at home than out of town, also we
have no city sales tax.
The out of town stores do not
support our beautiful city, but our
home town business people do.
\sk any civic club, church, garden
club, all the kids from all the
schools, the ball leagues and etc.,
vhen they sell cookies, tickets,
candy, or advertisement who sup-
'orts their projects? When they
vant a door prize who gives a nice
piece of merchandise, we all do
and are happy to do so. We support
all their good works, ask them to
lease support us.
When we have good business we
can be more generous with them
and their projects, also we can
stock a more varied line of goods
here for their selections. Money
spent in Port St. Joe stays in Port
St. Joe, a town only grows when
the businesses grow.
Best wishes and a Merry Christ-
mas to all.
THREE STORES.

On Hunting Trip
Doug Davis, manager of Danley's
returned Thursday from a duck
hunting trip to Stuttgart, Ark.,
with other Danley managers. The
hunt was cold, Doug says.

To Spend Holidays Here
Mrs. Iva Bassford of Miami ar-
rived here today to spend the
Christmas and New Year holidays
witL her daughter and family, Mr.
and Mrs. M. L. Parker.
Visits Mother
= Recent guests of Mrs. Selma
Lamberson and lr. and Mrs. Dick
Lamberson were Rev' Frank
Smith and family. Mrs. Smith is
Mrs. Lamberson's daughter.

To Visit Colliers
Rev. and Mrs. Glen Totman will
visit this week with Mrs. Totman's
sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. B.
A. Collier.


Open 7 Days A Week

365 DAYS A YEAR 7:00 A.M. TO 11:00 P.M.


Let JR. Food Store be your convenient pantry. JR. is not a super

market, but carries a complete ltne of groceries, meats, dairy pro-

ducts, health and beauty aids. In fact, everything from A to Z

(aspirin to zweiback).



"Florida's Most Conveinent od Stores"


party and out of town guests. Mr.
and Mrs. R. H. McIntosh will enter-
tain wedding party and out of
town guests with a luncheon Satur-
day noon.

Home for Holidays
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Barbee of
Gainesville and Archie Barbee, who
is stationed at Andrews AFB,
Washington, D. C., are visiting with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F.
Barbee and Mr. and Mrs. A. V.
Bateman.

Visiting In Virginia
Miss Iva Jane Parker and her
grandmother, Mrs. Amanda Parker
are spending two weeks in Manas-,
sas, Va., visiting Mrs. Parker's sons
S. T. and J. D. Parker.


MONDAY thru WEDNESDAY


NATURAL QAS


Now Available

Throughout the City

All homeowners and renters who desire to
take advantage of FREE CONVERSION and who
have gas appliances burning LP gas must do so
by contacting our office and making application
before January 10, 1964, since our contractor will
discontinue running service lines on that date.
This service is now paid for by the Company
at an average cost per ho-se of approximately
$75.00. After January 10th, those desiring NAT-
URAL GAS SERVICE will have to pay for conver-
sion cost at the standard rate applicable to other
cities in Florida.


CALL OUR REPRESENTATIVE

at 229-3831 to apply


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Now Open


Engagement Announced


Corner Monument and 7th Street


Port St. Joe


Jr. Food Stores are four tim3s faster to shop


are only 6 steps away from your car at JR.


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THE STAR., Pot St. Joe. P.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 196 3r 8,


Seafood Grill three games. Wanda
Oglesby was high for Natural Gas
with a 355 series. Janet Heath
bowled a 338 series.
Faye's Seafood Grill and the
Whitfield Strikers bowled on lanes
one and two and the Whitfield
Strikers made a clean sweep. They
won all four points bringing them
back to third place. Norma Zeigler
bowled high for Whitfield with a
390 series. Jerry Freeman had a
375 series and Ruby Lucas a 355
sereis. Alice Machen was high for
Faye's with a 376 series, Ann Whit-
tle had a 373 series and Lucille
Pierce a 367 series. Beaman Plumb-
ing won three games allowing
Rich's Super Market one. Loyce
Beaman bowled a 343 series and
for Rich's Super Market. Gloria
Morgan was high with a 338 series.
Team Standings W L
Amison Seafood ------39 13
Jitney Jungle --------31 21
Whitfield Strikers -_ 27 25
West Fla. Gas 25 27
Beaman Plumbing 23 29
St. Joe Nat. Gas ------ 22% 29%
Rich's Super Market 20% 31%
Faye's Seafood Grill 20 32
The ladies all enjoyed a Christ-
mas party during their morning of:
bowling. There was plenty of re-
freshments and each lady brought
a gift to exchange. Everybody had
a nice time.
From the Ladies Coffee League
we wish you all a Merry Christmas
and a happy and prosperous New
Year.
By Maxine Jensen
On alleys five and six, St. Joe
Furniture won three points, Rat-
field Fisheries won one point. Don-
na Ward was high for St. Joe Fur-
niture with a 438 series. Norma,
Zeigler was next with a 355. Mary
Brown led for Raffield's with a
402 series and Jean Stoufer had a
395.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE


Wishes you Happiness and Good Health
throughout the New Year. Thank you


for shopping with us in '63.


We hope


the pleasure of serving you will be ours
in '64.
R. G. and ERLMA M. BOYLES
and EMPLOYEES

A CHRISTMAS PRAYER
Let us pray that strength and courage abundant be
given to all who work for a world of reason and un-
derstanding that the good that lies in every
man's heart may day by day be magnified ... that
men will come to see more clearly not that which
divides them, but that which unites them ... that
each hour may bring us closer to a final victory,
not of nation over nation, but of man over his own
evils and weaknesses ... that the true spirit of this
Christmas Season -- its joy, its beauty, its hope,
and above all its abiding faith may live among
us ... that the blessings of peace be ours the
peace to build and grow, to live in harmony and
sympahty with others, and to plan for the future
with confidence.


U Seafood managed to win three 370 series. Christine Lightfoot was allowing St. Joe Natural Gas only
Scowling NeWS points and West Florida Gas Corn- really bowling but had very little one game. Evelyn Smith had a 415
pany one. Lois Smith was high for help. Maxine Jensen was high for series for Jitney Jungle. Ruth Ram-
LADIES COFFEE LEAGUE Amison's Seafood with a 432 ser- West Florida with a 393 series. sey bowled a 362 series and Jean
Amison Seafood and West Flor- ies. She had one real good game, Mary Brown bowled a 380 series. Stebel a 363 series. Natural Gas
Jda Gas Company battled it out 177. Verna Burch was next with (good bowlin, Mary). was a little off after beating Ami-
Thursday morning but Amison a 373 series and Doris Amison a Jitney Jungle won three games son Seafood three games and Faye's

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, MAY SERENITY
AND PEACE BE
YOURS THIS
CHRISTMAS AND
THRU THE YEAR!


St. Joe Radio
and TV Co.


Maxine Jensen led Comforter's
for four points from Florida Na-
tional Bank with a 469 series. Elise
Rogers had a good 450 series. Sue
Moore picked up the 2-7 split (I'm
not going to mention your third
game, Sue).
Carolyn Sickmon was high bowl-
er for Florida National Bank with
her 349 series. Jo Ann Holland had
a 347 series. Grace Hanson picked
up the 5-10 split, nice shooting
Grace!
Team Standings W L.
Comforter's 42 22
Raffield Fisheries ------35 29
St. Joe Furniture ------32 32
Fla. National Bank ------19 45


Tennessee Visitors
Mr. nad Mrs. Walter Wilder and
son Todd of Sewanee, Tenn., are
visiting during the holidays with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
McKnight and Mr. and Mrs. B. W.
Wilder.
Visiting With J. 0. Lucas'
Mr. and Mrs. William Lucas and
son, Bill, of North Augusta, S. C.,
are visiting with Mr. Lucas' par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Lucas.
Visiting Parents
Bill Fite, student at Sewanee,
Tenn., is spending Christmas with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Fite.


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THE STAR, Port St. Jo, Flta.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 196


TO ONE AND ALL

Thank you, our many
friends and customers,
for your loyalty during
the past year.
BU ZZETT'S
DRUG STORE


CLASSIFIED ADS
FOR RENT: Unfurnished 2 bed-
roomapart. Phone 227-7761. tfc
FOR RENT: House with business
space attached, furnished or un-
furnished. Ph. 229-1361. tfc-9-19
FOR RENT: Two bedroom house.
corner Tenth Street and Long
Avenue. Call Mrs. Nora Duren.
Phone 227-5471. Ufc-6-13
FOR RENT: Trailer space in Oak
Grove. Sewer and water. $14.00
month. Phone L. C. Davis, 227-7059.
FOR RENT: Nice furnished apart-
ment for couple only at 1621
Monument Ave. Phone 227-7641. tf
FOR RENT: Two one bedroom cot-
tages, furnished on 9th ut. Also
:.2 bedroom unfurnished' apt. Call
227-5111 or call by Smith's Phar-
macy: ,t
FOR RENT: 2 bedroom house fur-
nished or unfurnished at Oak
Grove. Call Bill Carr at 227-8111.
FCR RENT: 2 bedroom furnished
apartment. 522% Third Street.
$45.00. Water furnished. Call 227-
8642. tfc-11-14
FOR RENT: Spacious 2 bedroom
furnished apartment. Phone 229-
4261 between 9-6 p.m. or 648-4600
after 6. tfc-11-14
FOR RENT: Furnished apartment.
1506 Long Ave. Downstairs. Call
227-5426. John Scott. tfc-11-14
FOR RENT: Two bedroom house.
Palm Blvd. Call Cecil G. Costin,
Jr., 227-4311 tfc-11-21
FCR RENT: 2 bedroom unfurnish-
ed apartment. 619 Woodward
Avenue. $35.00 per mo. Call Gene
Halley, Tallahassee, Florida. Phone
224-9180 or 385-3139. tfc-11-21
FOR RENT OR SALE: Furnished 2
bedroom brick home and small
apartment, 1301 Long Ave., $11,000
Phone 648-4128. Mira.
FUR SALE: Antique furniture and
chinaware. 2 bedsteads, 1 wood
and one iron; 2 dressers; 1 dining
table; 2 side tales; 1 bookcase with
books; secretary; hall tree; large
mirror; chofforobe. I. C. Lupton,
502 8th St. 4tp-12-5
FOR SALE: 2 bedroom house, $9,-
800.00. Terms. 2 bedroom house
at St. Joe Beach. Terms. 3 bedroom
house, pool, chain link fence.
Terms. C. W. Long, 137 Hunter
Circle. Phone 227-4686. tfc-12-5
FOR SALE: Stucco house situated
on 90'x150' lot. Near Elementary
School. 3 bedrooms. Hardwood


.floors. House insulated. Chain link have against said estate in the of.
j3 fence around back yard. Reasonably fice of the County Judge of Gulf
priced. Call Will Ramsey 74-161 County, Florida, in the Courthouse
day or 7-3646 night. at Wewahitchka, Florida, within
six (6) calendar months from the
FOR SALE: Harley-Davidson 'Scat' date of the first publication of this
motorcycle. 1962 modeL Al Ca. notice. Each claim or demand
they, phone 648-4170 or 648-4480 must be in writing and must state
or come iy Mexico Beach Grocery. the place of residence and post of-
FRo SALE: 3 bedro o ne fice address of the claimant and
FOR SALE: 3 bedroom nice od mut be swornto by the claimant,
ern home with 2 porches, nice his agent, or his attorney, or it
carport,200 foot front on ghw will becomevoidaccording to law.
71, White City. Call 229-1134. tfc ... /Is/ BEATRICE WILSON
FOR SALE: 4 bedroom, 2 bath, liv- Executrix of the Estate
ing room with fireplace, dining of Varnie Martin, deceased
room, kitchen with large breakfast CECIL G. COSTIN, JR.
room, utility room, venetian blinds, 221 Reid Avenue
ga.s tank. One block from school Port St. Joe, Florida 4t-12-19
506 8th Street. Call SUnset 5.8157, Attorney for Executrix
Panama City. V


FOR SALE: 1962 Ducati 98cc mo-
torcycle. See Michael Roche or
phone 227-5271. tfc-12-24
FOR SALE: Novels. "The Great
Tide" and "Glimpses of the Pan-
handle". Both are historic novels
,of this area. On sale at Smith's
Pharmacy and Campbell's Drug
Store. Itp
SALESMAN WANTED for Port St.
Joe area. Age 24 to 40, Married,
high school graduate. Large nation-
al company with established terri-
tory. Contact Mr. Foreman at SU
5-5721 or write to 850 N. Magnolia
Ave., Panama City. $71.00 week
training salary. 2tc-12-24
WANTED AT ONCE: Rawleigh
Dealer in Gulf Co., or Port St.
Joe. Write Rawleigh, Dept., FAK
100-3, Memphis, Tenn. 11-21-1-9
FOR SALE: 3 bedroom house. Lo-
cated on 2 corner lots. Ideal lo-
cation for schools, Well landscaped.
Located 301 16th St. Call 648-4735.


FOR SALE: 2 bedroom house on
" Marvin Ave. (high side). Well es,
tablished lawn and shrubs. Has
well. Approx. 1350 sq. ft. Lot 75i'
150. Inquire 227-7006 after 3:00 pm
WANTED: Couple to live in home.
Just pay utilities for rent and
look after house. Completely fur-
nished. I. C. Lupton, 8th St. and
Long Ave. 502 8th St. 4tp-12-5
SEPTIC TANKS pumped out. Call
Buford Griffin, Phone 227-7011
for quick expert service. tic
WILLIS V. ROWAN, POST 11,
THE AMERICAN LEGION, meet-
ing second and fourth Tuesday
nights, 8:00 p.m. American Legion
Home.
IT'S EASY AND SAFE TO MOVE
THE MAYFLOWER WAYI
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Mayflower agents, S U R P LUS
SALES of ST. JOE, Today. Just
Phone 227-2011. Across from the
Post Office.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meet
every Wednesday night, 8 p.m.
t Parish House, 309% 6th St Port
St. Joe, Fla. Phone 229-336d fo
lu other information or write P. 0.
Eu', 535.
SAMARITAN LODGE No. 40, 1. 0.
0. F.-Meets second and fourth
Thursday, 8:00 p.m. in American
Legion hall. All members urged to
attend.
Noble Grand: Emmett Damel)
Secretary: J. C. Martin.
THERE WILL BE a regular corn
munication ol Port St. Joe Lodge
No. 111, F. & A. M., every first
and third Thursday at 8:00 p.m.


ROBERT L. CREAMER, W. M
H. L. BURGE, Sec.
R. A. M.-Regular convocation xi
St. Joseph Chapter No. 5d, R. A
M, 2nd and 4th Mondays. Adl visit
ing companions welcome.
Edgar L. Smith, High l'riest
Roy L. Burch, Secretary

IN THE COUNTY JUDGE'S
COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA. IN PROBATE.
IN RE: Estate of
VARNIE MARTIN,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
All creditors or the estate of
Varnie Maritn, deceased, are here-
by notified and required to file any
claims or demands which they may


Construction

Set for 98
Construction of a 1.2 mile road
between U. S. 98 in Bay County
and State Road 386 at the Gulf
County line is expected to begin
by January 3, The State Road De-
partment announced this week.
The road from Mexico Beach,
designated at SR S-386-A, includes
a 116-foot bridge, according to
Board member William T. Mayo.
George G. Tapper Company of
Port St. Joe has been awarded the
$125,074 contract on the two-lane
road ,scheduled for completion in
120 working days.


(Continued From Page 1)
AUDITOR RAPS
commissions received by the of-
fice.
In his letter of rebuttal to the
adverse findings of the auditors,
Patrick stated that he would ad-
here to the procedure laid out by
the auditors in the future.


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"Port St. Joe-The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoocheeo Valley".
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November gasoline tax collec-
tions totaled $11,325,154, which
was an increase of $455,246 over
November 1962.

Glee Club Presents
Rotary Program
The Port St. Joe Rotary Club
was treated last Thursday noon to
a Christmas choral program pre-
sented by the Port St Joe High
School Glee Club.
The Glee Club is under the di-
rection of Mrs. Virginia Harrison
and is accompanied by Wanda
Odum.
The program consisted of a ren-
dition of six Christmas numbers,
including a solo by Miss Deanna
Rush, soprano.
The Rotarians brought gifts of
toys to their meeting Thursday.
The toys will be turned over to
the Boy Scouts who will present
them to needy children of the area
at 'their annual Christmas party
held at the Scout Hut for these
children.
Guests of the club were Ed
Sumner of Bristol, George Peak,
Jri., of Macon, Ga., Vernon Keys
o'f Apalachicola and Jim Silver of
Atlanta, Ga.
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Christmas comes but once a year, bringing reminders of the Birth of Christ, Santa Claus,
the man of cheer with a sleigh full of gifts, to make each Christmas dream come
true. and a season of man wishing "Good Will" to man a season of good
cheer. of showing love of bringing joy to everyone .
May this Christmas season bring cheer and good will to each and every one of you!


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Sals Tax Shows
'November

Increase of 25%
TALLAHASSEE-J. Ed Straughn
Director of the Florida Revenue
Commission, said this week that
November sales and use tax col-
lections totaled $18,258,955, an in-
crease of 24.26 per cent, or $3,-
56E,405 over the same month last
year.
"This improvement in collection
is most encouraging," Straughn
said. "We are beginning now to
get nearer the full results expected
from the expansion of the sales
tax law by the 1963 legislature."
U "Compliance is still not satisfac-
/ ;fltory in certain aspects, but we are
working on these omissions. A vast
majority of the taxpayers have
been most cooperative, for which
we are grateful."
'Collections for the current fiscal
period totaled $85,226,351, an in-
crease of $12,525,969, or 17.22 per
cent over the same period last
year.
.. 'Calendar year collections total
0 $188,318,068, up $16,403,983, or 9.54
., per cent over last calendar period.
The five per cent wholesale
sporting goods tax collections for
November totaled. $71,427,. an in-
crease of $4,234, or 6:30 percent
w over October 1963. Collections for
the current fiscal year total $212,-


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Exchange Your Unwanted Christmas
Gifts for Plants and Shrubs to Plant


By Hervey Sharpe, Editor
Florida Agricultural
Extension Service
Gardening is like exchanging
gifts. Some folks do it before
Christmas, while store owners
swear that most individuals ex-


tion plants, mass, screen and ac
cent planitngs, lawn and back-
ground groupings, clipped and un
clipped hedges and as tubbed spec-
imens in the patio or in the Florida
room.
The sasanqua camellias can be


change gifts after Christmas. used as espaliers for creating fol.
If you are in the "tfter class", iage patterns on otherwise uninter-
then consider exchanging the un- testing fences and wall spaces.
wanted gifts for plants. A check- Slow growing camellia varieties
list of plants to barter for includes are best for base, accent and
rose, azalea or camellia. hedge plantings, while varieties
Camellias are adapted to many with spreading growth habits are
landscape uses, says Dr. E. W. Mc- recommended for mass group and
Elwee, horticulturist with the Ag- unclipped hedge plantings. Varie-
ricultural Extension Service. ties having a pyramided or upright
Camellias can be used as founda- habit are best suited for accent,


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-- true Joy reign
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formal plantins and fr dipped Ida wld species have made long-
hedges. lived acclimated rootstock. Some
Flower-wise the camellias are di- combinations you may like to try
vided into seven groups. It is es- are native stock with such grapes
sential to learn to recognize these as Edna, Mercidel, Munson, Car-
flower forms if you are to speak men, Fern Munson, Marguerite
the jargon of a camellia fancier, and Armlaga.
The flower forms -ange from the Grapes, like any other plant,
simple single to the irregular dou- thrive best with reasonable care.
ble or peony form. In between are Clean cultivation, three applica-
the semi-double, incomplete dou-' tions of fertilizer per year. some


ble, imbricated double, tiered and
the regular imbricated.
If you are unable to recognize
the various flower forms from the
above names, then it is a good idea
to get a copy of Extension Service
Bulletin 161A, Growing Camellias
in Florida. It is available from
county and home demonstration
agents.
If you have an ample supply of
camellias, then consider a grape
vine. The grape vine is the answer
for gardeners who have a yen for
adding another fruit in the back
yard. An arbor constructed of not-
ched rosin-rich poles and decked
with split rails will add a home-
stead look to your "acres".
If the old-fashioned arbor idea
does not suit your fancy, then there
are a number of modern trellis,
methods for holding up the fruit-
ing vines.
Toy with the idea of growing'
your own beverage. Take a month
or so to make up your mind, be-
cause the grape planting season is
from now until Marnh.
Since 1880 grape growing has run
the gauntlet of failure to success.
Ncw success is on your side be-
cause University of Florida Agri-
cultural Experiment Station re-
serxchers have developed two sure-
growing grapes. They are Lake
Emerald and Blue Lake grape. The
Emerald is a cross of a native
grape known as Pixiola and the
cultivated Golden Muscat.
There are a number of other
grapes that grow well in Florida.
For example, many of the Munson
hybrids in combination with Flor-


protection against insects and a
place to cling to is all a grape vine
expects from a gardener.
Newly planted grape vnies thrive
well when fed % pound of a "bal-
anced" fertilizer in March, May
and July. A two-year-ole vine will
need a full pound of plant food
elements at each feeding.
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0 e Seasonh

Comes Early;
Stays Late
Christmas comes but once a
year---but for some people the holi-
day season lasts a month or even


more!
The ecclesiastical Christmas sea-
son is a long one, starting four
weeks before the December 25th
Christmas and not ending until, at
least, twelve days after.
It begins with the first of the
four Sundays which next precede
Christmas. That is Advent. It ends,
usually, with Epiphany on Janu-
ary 6.


During this long period, there an important day for children. Epiphany. The other is Candlemas.
are a number of festival days in; THE TWELFTH DAY Candlemas Day, in memory of
addition to Christmas Eve and Epiphany, which marks the end the Purification of the Blessed
Christmas Day. of the Twelve Days of Christmas, Virgin, doesn't come until Febru-
For example, in many European falls on January 6 and is the feast ary 2. So for some people, the
countries December 6, the feast of hte Manifestation of Christ to Christmas season can be nearly
day of St. Nicholas of Bari, the the Gentiles. two months long
original Father Christmas, is the Two important days which are -
big day of the season, in connection with the season re- Don't be a statistic. Take care
During the Middle Ages, Holy main after Epiphany. One is Plow and live to enjoy the holidays. A
Innocents' Day, December 28, was Monday which immediately follows little caution will help.


NOTICE
We wsih to advise that an appli-
cation was tendered for filing with
the Federal Communications Com-
munication in Washington, D. C.,
on November 5, 1963 for renewal
of broadcast license for radio sta-
tion WJOE, Port St. Joe Florida.
WJOE operates on the frequency
of 1080 kc. WJOE is owned and op-
erated by Robert D. Sidwell trade-
ing as Little Joe Enterprises. The
application of this station for re-
newal of its license to operate this
station in the public interest was
tendered for filing with the Feder-
al Communications Commission on
November 5, 1963. Members of the
public who desire to bring to the
commission's attention facts con-
cerning the operation of this sta-
tion should write to the Federal
Communications Commissi on,
Washington 25, D. C., not later
than December 26 1963, where
they should set forth in detail the
specific facts which the writer
wishes the commission to consider,
in the passing on this application.


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'- j6, -I. 1S. C. Player, Walter Graham and Way presented by Joseph T. Land. The County Attorney advised as 1ed it to the extent that traffic can- cause said project cost much less v
t" ETA, Port St. JoeM 963. James .G.--McDaniel. Tl. Clerk, This right-of way included a Pub- to the litigation now before the not use it. After consideration; than the maixmum amount allow- 1
TUESDAY DECEMBER 24, -1963 Sheriff, Attorney, Civil- Defense lic Boat-Landing. Court with reference tol the peti- there was a motion bj Commis- ed which is $3,000.00. The Board L
Director, Mosquito Control .Super- L. Frank Graddy, Jr., appeared tion to call an election as to the sioner McDaniel, seconded by Corn- voted to adopt a resolution as re- 1:
M visor, Road Superi..tendent and before the Board and discussed site of the County Seat. He advised missioner Graham, and unanimous- quired by this new law.
Minutes of the Max W. Kilbourn were also pres- the County Insurance program. He that certain Gulf County citizens ly carried that the County adopt After discussing the condition of r
County Commission ent. recommended that the Insurance have filed a motion before the a resolution to the State Road De- State Road 71 from Cypress Creek F
ony The meeting came to order at for the new mosquito control Chev- Court to intervene; that the Court apartment requesting that this pro- to Port St. Joe, Commissioner d
WWAHTHKA, FLORDA 9:00 A.M. The Clerk opened the rolet truck be placed with Rex allowed this motion and then set ject be added to the present sec- Graham presented the following I
December 10, 19 FLORIDA meeting with prayer. Addison Insurance Agency. He in- a hearing at 9:00 A.M., December ondary road project. resolution, seconded by Commis- t
DecBard of County Commi- Minute of November 4th, 12th formed the Board that he cannot 20, 1963, in the Chambers of theI The Farm Agent filed his month- sioner Player and unanimously S
The. Board of County Commis-da, and 26th were read, corrected, p- make a recommendation as to any Circuit Judge in Wewahitchka; that ly report for November and a sup- adopted: a
sioners of Gulf County, Florida, and2th aeropted with the fol- change in the present coverage due the Board should complete check- plemental report showing an aver- RESOLUTION
with the following members pres- long correction a n Minutes of No- to the fact that he does not have ing out the petition, Tax payers age month's travel of 1973 miles. WHEREAS, State Highway No. t
ent: A. J. Strickland, Chairman, member 12, 1963, as to Right of copies of all policies at this time. list, and the qualified voters list After consideration, the Board di- 71 in Gulf County, between Cypress A
ent: A. J. Strickland, Chairman, member 12, as in order that an election may be rected that the County Farm Agent Creek and Port St. Joe, is in criti- G
called on the Petition denied, ac- not be required to file monthly tra- cal condition; and C
cording to the findings of the vel statements, but that he con- I WHEREAS, the condition of such
Board and pursuant to any order tinue to receive a flat allowance Highway has contributed to num-
of the Court at the hearing on De- of $100.00 per month, payable at erous accidents causing the loss of
cember 20, 1963. The Chairman the same time he received his sal- life and property; and
aI called for a work session to check ary payment; that at the beginning WHEREAS, the Board of County
S' out this petition for 6:00 p.m. De- of each new fiscal year, the agent Commissioners of Gulf County are
'*1 I cember 12, 1963. shall file a like report as per Chap- desirous of having said road re-
S"The Attorney advised the Board ter 63.300, laws of Florida. surfaced immediately in order to
that a survey has been made for C. E. Daniell, Supervisor, Mosqui- avoid the further loss of life and
a public park on the Apalachicola to Control Department, informed property;
River at the east end of the Dead the Board of storm damages suf- NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RE-
Lakes Dam Road; that the property fered by the Mosquito Warehouse SOLVED by the Board of County
is being given by Gaskin Brothers in a recent storm; that he has re- Commissioners of Gulf County,
Lumber Company, and Neal Lum- ceived the following two bids for Florida, assembled in regular ses-
ber and Manufacturing Company the repairs to said building, to- sion this 10th day of December,
without cost to the County; that wit: Ferrell Construction Com- 1963, that the State Road Depart-
Sthe only consideration is that the pany, $2,625.00, and Barrier Build- ment of Florida be, and they are
County release an easement hereto- ers for $904.50; that the Insurance hereby requested to resurface State
S., fore given by Neal Lumber and Company accepted the bid of Bar- Highway No. 71 from Fifth Street
Manufacturing Company for a park rier Builders for $904.50, and he in Port St. Joe to Cypress Creek
to be located South of the Cooper then presented a check from the as soon as possible in order to
A; "' f ~property on Chipola Cutoff. After Insurance Company in the amount avoid further injury to life and
Consideration, there was a motion of $804.50, which represents the property.
y" byv Commissioner Graham, second- amount bid by Barrier Builders, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
ed by Commissioner Player, and less $100.00 for the deductible that a copy of the latest accident
I' \-i unanimously carried, that the clause in the policy. After consid- report be attached hereto and
Board accept the new park site and eration, the Board directed the made a part hereof, and a copy
.- that the Chairman and Clerk be Supervisor to contract with Barrier hereof be mailed to the State Road
S/ and they are hereby authorized to Builders to repair the warehouse Department of Florida.
Execute a release on the Park site at the total sum of $904.50. UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED this
previously granted by Neal Lum- The Honorable Samuel A. Pat- 10th day of December, 1963 (the
SB-" ber and Manufacturing Company, rick, Tax Assessor requested the end.)
.-.~ Iupon receipt of a Quit Claim Deed Board approve the following The Clerk presented the annual
to the parcel of land described in changes on the 1963 Tax Roll: Financial Report for the Board of
Plat entitled, "Park Survey for Page 119,'line 37, W. H. Carr, County Commissioners for the fis-
Gulf County, dated 11-29-63, pre- value $450.00. Amount, $16.92. Au- cal year ending September 30,
pared by Florida Engineering As- thorized deduction, value, $300.00; 1963. Said report was duly approv-
Ssociates, Inc." amount, $11.28. ed and the Board instructed the
e l Jack Croft presented a right of Page 191, line 7, John J. Jackson, Clerk to forward a copy to the
way deed for a public road at Wil- value, $900.00; amount, $33.84. Comptroller of the State of Florida.
S lis Landing. After discusison the Authorized deduction, value $450; The State Auditing Department
/+ ( Board voted to accept said right of amount, $16.92. filed its audit report No. 5813 of
Sway. Whereupon, the Board ovted to the records of the Sheriff's Depart-
SThe Board discussed the urgent authorize the above changes. ment for the period ending April
need for Daving Church Avenue Joe Maxwell, Florida State Board 1, 1963. The same was ordered
from 3rd Street to SR 71. The City of Forestry, appeared before the filed.
.' |of Wewahitchka requested the Board and told the Commission All payrolls and bills for Novem-
County to pave this street and sta- that last Legislature limited the ber were ratified and approved.
Sted that the urgent need for this amount of money a county may Commissioner McDaniel report-
project is due to the fact that the budget for the C.F.M. Project, but ed the Lester Subdivision Streets
sewer project which runs down that this new law will not effect and the Harden Dairy Road have
this street has completely excavat- the Gulf-Bay C.F.M. Project be- now been sealed and that the slag


will be laid beginning December
6 weather permitting and that the
Land Road will be completed short-
y after Christmas.
The Board discussed a proposed
oad to the St. Joseph's Spit State
'ark site. Max W. Kilbourn was
directed to contact the Director of
planningg for the State Park Board
o ascertain whether or not the
State will aid in constructing the
access road.
There being no further business,
he meeting did then adjourn.
ATTEST:
George Y. Core A. J. Strickland
Clerk Chairman



'CHRISTMAS


GREETINGS


MARVIN'S
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State Cracks Down on Minors Drinking


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.


"It should be emphasized that
while 'Operation Minors' is direct-
ed at the minor, the Department
enforcement activities against the
licensees who sell to them, will be
continued," the Director explained.
The Director offered praise for
the many law enforcement agen-
.' 4 cies and school authorities around
the state who have pledged support
in the Department's drive to halt
violations by the youths.
-" "The attitude of our local law en-
forcement and school officials to-
ward our efforts to relieve this
Problem is certainly commend-
able," Keating exclaimed. "The
GULF SERVICE STATION spirit of cooperation expressed by
ks In Town" AUBREY R. TOMLINSpN these leaders and many other pri-
vate citizens is all that we had hop-


Laboratory for tour big points. The
Millwrights knocked off first
place Pulp Mill for three, and Main-
tenance collected three points at
the expense of Paper Mill.
Darly Strickland brought home
a Christmas turkey and four points
for Meter Shop with a 556 series.
Sonny Counts was ample support
with a 505.
Tommy Parker had turkey on
his mind also, as he turned in a
519 series for Laboratory in a los-
ing cause. Vance Rogers with a
482 was the only other bright
spot for the Chemists.
Nelson Gardner spelled defeat
for Pulp Mill. What, being 78 pins
above his average, with a 501 ser-
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on John McKenzie, who held him and John Presnell, in that order, "The Bomb" Thornton and Ralph
up very well with a 491 series, that spelled disaster for Paper "Hung again" Moss were somewhat
A cool Pulp Mill bowled their Mill. Ed Wynn held his own against less than great for Paper. Bill
low of the season and as a result, the big bombers from Paper. Whaley and Wilmer Ethridge man.
bit the dust. George Hunter did Lee Taylor blew a 600 series in aged their average .. almost
manage his average, however, the final stanza but still won theI Standings W L
It was Rod Jensen, Daryl Collier gobbler on lanes 7 and 8. Tom Pulp Mill 34% 25%
Millwrights 32 28
Meter Shop -30 30
Paper Mill 30 30
Maintenance -- 28% 31%


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this Season, recalling to each of us His many blessings. As the Christmas
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StQry once again unfolds its Holy message, let us join together in a fervent prayer

that the world will always live in Peace and Good Will.


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"Operation Minors", a program ed for.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1963 conducted by the State Beverage "I'm certain the assistance given
Department against teenage drink- us in making these minors aware
ing, has entered into "its final that they are violating the law will
stage with officers around the state sharply reduce the number of ar-
SI reporting at least 71 arrests of rests we will be required to make
minors in initial reports. he said.
SState Beverage Director Richard In spite of this, the Beverage Di-
SB. Keating explained this week rector predicted extensive arrests
that since the program began No- of youths in coming weeks. Many
Svember 1, beverage agents have of the state's 14 Beverage Districts
met with school authorities and only recently completed distribu-
students in nearly all of Florida's on of the pamphlet and are now
counties in an effort to explain the beginning concentrated enforce-
law prohibiting possession of al- meant.
coholic beverages by minors.
Approximately one-half million "Minors arrested thus far range
pamphlets were distributed to from age 16 to 20," Keatin said.
school students during the educa- "The report represents arrests in
tional phase of the program which only a few of the 67 counties. Ad-
explains the harm a youth suffers ditional reports will be made fre-
if apprehended with an alcoholic quently," the Director explained.
beverage. In counties where this
educational phase is completed, ar-
rests have begun. Beverage agents, Boeling News
sheriff's deputies and police offi-
cers are now searching out minors
who are violating Florida law by
possessing the forbidden beverage INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE
and criminal charges are being fil-
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you don't have a birth certificate,"
Planning Retirement Carey continued. "Many other rec-
Check Social Security ords of your age are acceptable.
Family Bibles, old insurance poll.
"Workers planning to retire I cies, birth certificates of children
"Workers planning to retire which show the parent's age, and
January, February or March may voter registration records are of-
file their claims for Social Secur- ten used."
ity payments in December," stated
John V. Carey, District Manager of "Many people retire the first of
the Panama City Social Security each year. For those of you plan.
Office. "A person should come in ning to retire in January, February
to the Social Security office two or March, now is the time for you
or three months before he retires to visit your Social Security, office,"
so that his first check will be ready Carey concluded.
when he is."
when he is." The Social Security office for
"It is not necessary that a person the area is located at 1135 Harri-
have his birth certificate to get son Avenue, Panama City, and is
Social Security Benefits. Y o u open Monday through Friday from
should not hesitate to come in to 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., telephone
the Social Security office because 763-5331.


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We hope that the
Spirit of
Christmas abides
with you!


Christmas Inspires A World


Of Words Peculiar to Season


Christmas stories, legends,
myths, and the descriptions of the
season's customs have filled doz-
ens of books.
It's easy to understand how
there could be such a wealth of
information about Christmas when
these-things are considered:
The pagan Winter Solstice oc-
curred. about the same time as our
Christmas. In thei rsacred rites
they used many of the same sym-
bols we use at Christmas-mistle-
toe, evergreens, light (we use can-
dles; they used fire), etc. This
makes the history of these sym-
hbols a long one.
Then, because Christmas cus-
toms are so different n each coun-
try, there are many traditions to
be explained.
For example, Santa Claus as we
know him, is unique. He's Father
Christmas in England-a girl-angel
in Switzerland; whose name is
Krisskindl.


the names of "Christmas towns"-| Archaeological
an explanation of "Advent" and
the "Twelfth Night". And much, Discoveries
much more.
Legends which have grown up
around such things as-"how the There has been a tendency in
holly tree got its rde berries"- the past few years to avoid the
"how weeds turned into poinset- spelling "Xmas" for "Christmas",
tias"-"why candles must be burn- for it is thought that, to do so is
ed in windows on Christmas Eve" irreverent. Actually, it is not.
-etc., not only take pages to tell "X" is the Greek letter symbol
in one version, but here are usu- that is used to represent the name
ally several versions of each story. "Christ". This symbol has been
But-it is these stories, legends, discovered by many archaeological
myths and descriptions and use of expeditions on the walls of early-
the Christmas customs which add Christian period catacombs.
so much richness and beauty to
this season in which we celebrate "If the stars should appear one
that most beautiful of events; the night in a thousand years, how men
Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. would believe and adore!"


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Christmas


Blessings


The way gifts are exchanged is
not the same the world over-in
some countries gifts are hidden
and a note telling where to look'
may be baked in a cake!
The history and description of
carols alone would will volumes of
books. The very earliest carols
were sung even before Christ's
birth!
Christmas foods. Think of mince
pie, plum pudding, wassail bowl,
egg nog, turkey, boar's head, and
you have just begun!
Then there's the history of blels,
the Star, decorations that go on
the tree, cards, seals, stockings-
the significance of animals to the
Holy Season-how to say "Merry
Christmas" in every language-


At this Holy Season, let us remember
Him Whom we seek, and may His
spirit be with you in all the days of
the year to come.

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midst of all their flurry, scurry, fun and frolic, all of us

here want to pause and wish each and every one of you a

world of good cheer, along with our sincere hope that it will

last throughout the coming year! A very Merry Christmas!


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The Day I Gave Up Xmas!

Having been a sentimental slob for as long as I can
remember, things like our flag, church, love, talent and
Christmas have always held a special place in my heart.
Often there have been disappointments. A flag treated
with disrespect. Religion desecrated. Love lost And
Xmas. Ugh!
There used to be an old man I knew. He was Will. Or Si.
Or Hank. Or somebdoy. He was supposed to have been a
full-fledged philosopher. Albeit self-made.
His stories were known far and wide. Even by some peo-
ple in the next county. I'd heard them told and re-told.
Strangely, they mostly concerned religion. And there were
"reral for every occasion.
Not that Will was a particularly conscientious old guy.
He was drunk, or wished he was, half the time. His shack
down by the creek wasn't on his own land. If you gave him
credit you could just count on writing it off.
You never knew if he'd be on the next freight out of
town. Or if the next one pulling in would deposit him once
again on Main street.
Old Will's tales were taken with a grain of salt, even
among, the youngest of us. He was too often ridiculed by
our elders.
B,-t there was one December Sunday morn when every-
body listened to Will. In church.
He entered the sanctuary on time, looking probably as
clean as he had in some time. He sat quietly, nodding to
faces he recognized among the congregation.
Those who sat around him reported he joined the song
service and bowed his head for the prayer.
But as he reached the aisle, he turned, hat in hand, and
his prepared sermon, Will stood up and started working
his way toward the aisle, properly pardoning himself as he
passed in front of those still seated.
I guessed Will just couldn't sit still long enough for a
sermon.
But as he recahed the aisle, he turned, hat in hand, and
walked to the front of the room. The appropriate murmur
went up.
There were whispered words between him and the pas-
tor. Then the scheduled speaker took his seat.
Will turned, nervously eyeing the audience, and hesitant-
ly spoke: "I got something on my mind, folks."
And he did, too. And he put it into the minds of every-
one in that church.
"I been seeing Christmas spelled around here with an
X. When you do that you are degrading our Savior. You're
making him a sign. You're making him an illiterate. You're
putting my Savior on the same level as me. I hate to see
that."
It wasn't so much what he said, or even how he said it.
It was more, and those who heard, listened.
I saw Will swing onto a freight that afternoon. But his
words remained behind. You don't see Xmas anymore in
my town. And one disrespected, grizzly old coot is why.
May you have a Merry Christmas wherever you are.
Will. --JCI World


INCONSISTENCY EVIDENT IN SCHOOL BILL

It seems odd to us that the Congress should at this time
consider approving Federal aid to education. and especial-
ly to church-supported and sponsored schools of all faiths.
Should this bill pass, won't it make the Government
appear to be talking out of both sides of its mouth?
For instance, how can the Government actively oppose
Bible reading and prayer in schools supported by tax-payers
money, and at the same time offer tax money to schools
founded for the sole purpose of being able to propagate Bi-
ble reading, prayer and certain doctrines?
There is inconsistency somewhere along the line.


Lively Technical School Offers
Variety of Courses Starting Jan. 7

Evening classes for adults begin writing, bookkeeping and account-
January 6 and 7, 1964 in the areas ing, office machines, Gregg short-
of academic, business and indus- hand (both beginning and advanc-
trial education. Scheduled classes ed), business English, filing and
include history, English and mathe- office practice. In the field of In-
matics; in business education, type- dustrial Education are auto me-


chanics, aviation mechanics, draftt- THE STA. Port 5t. Joe, Fla.
ing, electricity and electronics.
These classes are available for nesday, or Tuesday and Thursday,
adults who wish to improve them- from 7 to 10 pan. All classes are
selves in their present job, or de- approved by the State Department
velop additional skills so they may of Education and are taught by cer-
become employable, or to complete tified instructors with both work
work for a high school diploma. and teaching experience in their
Lively Technical School is a part specialized field.
of the Leon County Public Schools. Additional information may be
Evening classes meet on two nights obtained through the night regis-
a week, either Monday and Wed- trar of Lively Technical School.


WILEY'S SUPPLY CO.


To Wish Holiday IMam
Santa's steaming down the track....
Loads of gifts tucked in his pack
And just carloads of Best Wishes meant for you.

To our many, many friends,
Each one here also sends
Warmest greetings and a Merry Cl



St. Joe Hardware Co.

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA


To all of you who have favored
us with continued patronage, we
wish the merriest-ever Christmas!


COSTIN'S DEPARTMENT STORE


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TO OUR MANY FRIENDS
And along with our fondest wishes that
every wish will come true for you, we
also extend our sincere "thank you" for
your loyalty during this year.




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S We join with Santa in wishing to
our many wonderful friends a day filled
with all the gladness of this Happy Holiday!


Roche's Furniture & Appliance Store


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Next Three Months Are 'Busy Ones for
Social Security Office; So Plan Your Visit
The next three months are the arrival. According to Carey, Tues-
busiest for the Social Security dis- day, Wednesday and Thursday are
trict office in Panama City. Ac- usually good days to come in. Few-
cording to John V. Carey, District er people come in after noon than
Manager here, more people retire in the mornings, so Carey recom-
and claim retirement payments in mends an afternoon visit to those
January, February and March than who would like prompt service.
at any other time during the year. There is an advantage, also, in
Since the Social Security office checking ahead of time to see what
can't hire and train extra help just proofs you need to take with you.
for this temporary period, they The Social Security people need
point out certain things that retir- certain records, such as proof of
ing workers can do to help speed age, 1963 earnings, etc., from peo-
up the service they get from Social ple who claim benefit payments.
Security. Some people need to bring one
One thing that helps is to visit thing and some another. It's better
the office at a time when you to find out ahead of time what to
won't have to wait for an interview. bring inm.
The Social Security office doesn't Carey said that everybody who
make appointments and they in- works for wages should bring their
terview you in the order of your 11963 withholding tax statements.


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J. 'LAMAR MILLER, Agent


STANDARD OIL COMPANY


Self-employed people should bring CARD OF THANKS
copies of their 1963 income tax re- We, the family of the late Tee
turns. "We have to include the' (Junior) and Michael Tee Hicks,
1963 earnings when we figure the wish to express our feeling of deep-
benefit payments, and it saves' est gratitude to the people of Port
time if folks bring this information St. Joe and White City for your
with them," he added. many expressions of feeling of
personal loss during the recent tra-
Some documentary evidence is gedy which struck us.
needed for proof of age. Most peo- Without your love, manifested
ple have an old insurance policy, by so many kind thoughts and be-
family Bible, or other old record nevolent actions it would have been
that can be used but often forget impossible for us to withstand our
to bring them to the Social Secur- loss. We will never be able to ex-


ity office when they come to claim
benefits. Others go to considerable
effort to get a delayed birth certif-
icate. This is often unnecessary.
"If you'll check with us in advance
and tell us what age records you
have," Care said, "We can tell you
which of them to bring."
The Social Security district of-
fice for this area is located at 1135
Harrison Avenue, phone PO 3-5331.

Holiday Guests of Hurlbuts
Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. William
Loyd Jones of Clearwater, are the
holiday guests of Mr. and Mrs. M.
K. Hurlbut, at their home on 8th
Street.


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Dashing in to
wish every one of our


friends a very gay time'


Gene's Gulf Service Station


Spending Holidays Here
Mr .and Mrs. Arnold M. Poe of
Tuscaloosa, Ala., are spending the
holidays with their daughter and
son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. M. K.
Hurlbut, Jr., at their home on 8th
Street.

Send The Star to a friend.

SUPPORT THE SHARKS


press to each of you our personal
thanks but will remember all in
our prayers.
Yours truly,
MRS. TEE HICKS
LINDA GAIL HICKS
MARY LANETTE HICKS
VISIT JUNGLE GARDENS
Mr. and Mrs. J. Glenn Alligood
of Port St. Joe, enjoyed a visit to
Sarasota Jungle Gardens during
their recent vacation on Florida's
lower West coast. The visitors
mingled with flamingos and other
rare wildfowl from every continent
roaming freely in these world-fa-
mous Gardens.


TO AL.i


One of the loveliest times of the Christmas Season could
be when you gather with your family and friends and
each one recalls the joyous happenings of Christmas
days in the past. Many families have made such personal
story-telling a part of their traditions at this time of the
year. Think back to your childhood wouldn't it be fun
to relate your memories of the Holidays: After all, your
story too is a part of Christmas!


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St. Joe Natural Gas Co.


/ A JOYOUS
CHRISTMAS TO YOU
To you our customers, at this very
festive season, we wish all blessings.

CITIZENS' FEDERAL

Savings & Loan Association


PORT THEATRE


+ 'Peace on Earth "


At His Birth the Angels sang/"Peace on earth to men of good
will." May this same peace, the gift of the Prince of Peace,
be yours this Christmas and may It fill your life with joy!


ST. JOE MOTOR CO.

PORT ST. JOE, FLA.


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Ghristmas warmth and Ghristmas cheer,
We extend to you this time of year.

Tomlinson Insurance Agency


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