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"Port St. Joe-The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chaftahoochee Valley"
THIRTY-FIRST YEAR PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, 32456 THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1968 NUMBER 28
Edgar M. Williams-
Funeral services were held Tues-
dy afternoon at 3:00 p.m. from the
White City Baptist Church for Ed-
gar M. Williams, age 55, of White
City, who passed away Sunday fol-
lowing a lengthy illness. Rev. J.
D., Jamison officiated with Masonic
rites at the graveside. Interment
was in Holly Hill Cemnetery.
Williams :was born in Cotton-
wood on February 9, 1913. In 1946
he moved 'to Port St. Joe from
Panama City. He has been an em-
ployee of the St. Joe Paper Com-
pany for 221years as a papermaker.
He was a Deacon at the White City
Baptist Church. He was, aMaster
Mason in Port St. Joe,-Lodge No.
111, F-.&A.M. He was a member of
the United' Papermakers and Pa-
perworkers Local 379, AFL-CIO of
Port St. Joe.
.Survivors include his wife, Lu-
cille, two sons,, Dennis of Fort
Rucker, Ala., and Tommy of Port
St. Joe; three daughters, :Mrs. Bar-
bara 'Lundy, 'Dothan, -Ala., Mrs.
Judy Griner, Montgomery, Ala.,
and Mrs. iCharlotte Cushing of Port
St. Joe; four brothers, Preston and
Claude Williams, both. of Panama
City, A. C. Williams of Kathleen
and John Williams' 'of Pensacola;
three sisters, Mrs.'Kathy Lou Daw-
son of Blouitstown, Mrs. Vera
Hartzog of Panama City and- Mrs.,
Sadie Fredrickson of Panama City;
(Continued ,On Page 12)
Kiwanis' Annual Bridge
The Kiwanis Cliub's third annual
bridge tournam- ent will be held to-
night at the Port St. Joe High
School Cafeteria, beginning at 7:30
p.m., according to project chair-
man, Bob Freeman.
Play will be. in two sections, in-
termediate: and advanced. Those
wishing to play, but not having a
partner, may call Freeman at 227-
Refreshments will be served.
High score winners in each sec-
tion will be awarded a permanent
trophy, and overall winning score
will have their name engraved on
the Kiwanis floating trophy.
Tickets may be purchased from
any Kiwanis member .or from
Smith's Pharmacy and Buzzett's
Tickets may be purchased at the
Mrs. Rish Offers Suggestion
For Use of Voting Machines
Mrs. C. G. Rish, Supervisor of'. nish him with a list of things that
Registration, notified the Gulf. needed correcting in the new
County Commission Tuesday that' Courthouse. Commissioner Walter
she had drawn up a schedule for Graham noted that he had present-
placing of Gulf County's 12 new ed a list of 43 items that needed
voting machines throughout the attention and that the contractor
county precincts for the, May pri- Guin and Hunt, had a list of these
mary elections., items. It, was suggested that the
Mrs. Rish suggested that two ma- same list be furnished the archi-
clhines be placed at Precincts One tect. Donofro stated in his let-
and Two in Wewahitchka; one ma- ter that he thought the Board
chine at Precinct Five in Highland should wait until about May before
View; two machines at Precinct taking action on discoloration of
Eight in Port St. Joe; one at Pre- terrazo floors.
cinct 9 in Port St. Joe and two ma- C. E. Boyer asked about progress
chines in Precincts' 10 and 11 in for paving thd Bryant's, Landing
Port St. Joe. All other Precincts, Road. The Commission told him
which are small, will vote with pa-
per ballots. i elll |i
Mrs. Rish said the machine man-
ufacturers recommend one machine
to each group of 300 potential vo-
ters. She also recommended that
the County: hold a mock election
prior to the primaries to familiar-
ize -the people with operation of
A letter from Architect Paul
Donofro asked that the County fur-
Back At Work
Gulf, County's Board of Public
Instruction, in a special meeting
Friday afternoon, voted three to
one to rescind'earlier action which
removed tenure from all absent
Gulf County teachers who did not
report for work by Monday of last
The decision to rescind the ear-
lier motion was made in order to
entice .the teachers to come- back
to work after three weeks-of being
off the job in sympathy with :a
walk-out called by the Florida Edu-
cation Association. The Board told
the teachers earlier last week they
would rescind the. action if the tea-
chers would come back to work.
The lone dissent to the vote came
from Board* Member Eldridge Mon-
ey. Money read a prepared state-
mcnt in which he advocated "putt-
ing the teachers on probation for
one year.. Should they leave their
(Continued On Page 12)
Mrs. Parker Candidate for Supervisor
Mrs. Dessie Lee Parker announc-
ed this week that she will be a can-
didate for the office ofSupervisor
of ElectioGs. The present Super-
visor, Mrs. C. G. Rish, is retiring
at the conclusion of her present
Mrs. Parker has been a'resident
of Port St. Joe' and Gulf County
for 44 years. She 'resides at 229
Seventh Street where' she and her
late husband reared eight children.
*The late T. E. Parker worked 27
years with the Apalachicola North-
Mrs. Parker says she has been
preparing for the position for
which she will qualify, by attend-
ing night school+ for a year, and -a
half. The' candidate has worked
part time in the office of the First
Baptist Church for 10 years and is
presently, employed in the cafe-
teria of the Port St. Joe High
Future of Michigan
The future of Michigan Chemical Corporation, here in Port St.
Joe remained uncertain this week. A visit during the week end by
Dr. C. E. Schultz, Vice-President of Chicago Northwestern Railroad
Company, in charge of the local division of that Corporation, offered
no further light on the future of the plant.
Scheduled for shut-down by the end of this month, the plant
has gained temporary new life by negotiations of a firm wishing to
that the proper location of the
road was in doubt, and as soon as
this was ascertained, work could:
In letting contracts to furnish pe-
troleum products and tires to the
County for the coming year, the
Board decided to give the petro-
leum needs business in the South
end of the County to J. Lamar Mil-
ler, Agent, Standard Oil Company
and to Wewa Hardware Company
at the North end of the County.
Pate's Shell Service was awarded
the tire business.
The Board voted Tuesday to ask
(Continued On Page 12)
i > I I_ '
u yie .onnerwill Be reaturea Speaker r
At Annual Chamber of' Commerce Meet
Silas R. Stone, out-going pres- ident; Stone will become vice-
ident. of the Port St. Joe-Gulf president; Mrs. Jean Atchison
County Chamber of Commerce will be installed as secretary and
announced, -yesterday that the Charles Brock will assume the F
annual dinner installation of the duties of treasurer. New direc-
Chamber'.has been scheduled for tors to be installed are: Ellzey,
Monday, March 25 with Secretary Frank McDonald and Bob Fox.
the featured speaker. missioner Conner, is well known A cc iln t
The meeting will be held at in this area and the entire state.
the Centennial Building at 8:00 He was elected to the House of
.m., and will be open to all Representatives from Bradford Five were admitted to Muni-
Chamber members, guests and County at 20 years of age. When cipal Hospital and one released
those wishing to become mem- he was 25 years of age, he served after minor,treatment as the re-
bers of the Chamber of Comn- as Speaker of the House. He has sult of a head-on collision early
merce. been honored by the Jaycees as Tuesday morning on the overpass
one of Florida's Outstanding near St. Joe Paper Company.
During, the installation cere- Young Men and by the National Thomas Edward Haddock, age
monies, 1. H. Ellzey will be in- Jaycees as one of ,the Outstand- 20, Kenneth Earl Haddock, 17,
stalled as the new Chamber Pres- ing Young Men of the Nation. Lynda Gail Haddock, 14 and.Ray-
mofid Holland, 18, were treated
for cuts'and bruises and held for
Miss F e"tants to Appear observation. Jay Arthur Gilles-
stpie of Valejo, California, age 26,
In Pageant At High School Tomorrow was treated for lacerations and
n Pa eant At High School Tomorrow bruises and released. Kenneth
Haddock was transferred to Tal-
The Port St. Joe Fire Department Jamison, Costin's; Cathy Bo9ne, St. lahassee Tuesday afternoon with
and the Gulf County Heart Fund Joe Furniture and Appliance Co.; face and head injuries, for fur-
Association are joining together to Dianne Gardner, Thames Jewelers;
sponsor a "Miss Flame" beauty pa- Jo Ann Haney, Dot's Bakery; Jen- Bids Set for Four
geant tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. nifer Braxton, J. Lamar Miller's Set for Four
to be held in the Port St. Joe High Standard Oil; Sharon Davis, A. N
School Auditorium. Railroad; Beth Creech, St. Joe Mo- ig y
i The winner of the local contest tor Co.; Brenda' Faison, St. Joe Ma- James Lee, of Crestview, Dis-
will represent the local fire de- trials, Inc.; Ann Johnson, St. Jo- trict Road Board member, an-
partment in Lake City at the state seph Tel. & Tel.; Lola Ray, Florida nounced this week that four lan-
"Miss Flame" contest. The local First National Bank; Mary Ellen ing of Highway 71 will be let by
winner will receive a trophy, charm Tharpe, Roche's Furniture and Ap- bid the latter part of April at
bracelet, queen's bouquet, and, an pliances; Johnnie Odum, Tallahas- the regular bid letting of the
all expense-phid trip to the state see Democrat and Becky Boone, State Road Department.
"Miss Flame" contest. The new Swatt's & Parker. The four-laning will begin at
"Miss' Flame" will be crowned by Mrs. Benton Hamm will direct the end of the four-laning on
Mrs. Susan Maxwell Kirkland, the pageant, assisted by the Port Fifth Street in Port St. Joe and
"Miss Flame" of 1966. ; St. Joe firemen. R. H. Ellzey, fire will continue just beyond the
The first and second runners-up chief, will act as master of cere- Apalachicola Northern Railroad
will receive a trophy and charm. monies. Mrs. R. H. Ellzey will pro- tracks, East of the City.
bracelet. vide music for the show. Work should begin about 30
Admission will be $1.00 for days after the bids are let.
The 18 girls and their sponsors adults, 50c for high school students _
are: Judy Adkison, Carp's; Becky 'and _5c for elementary students.*
Hamm, Danley's; Jae Freida Joines, Prior to the pageant, a country Kennedy Announces
Bill's Hardware; Becky Hendrix, western show with Cannonball and Kn y nu c
Motel St. Joe Restaurant; Debra the St. Joe Playboys will begin at For Re-Election Try
Floyd, St. Joe Paper Co.; Cathy 7:00 p.m.
~-... ... County Commissioner Leo Ken-
nedy this week announced thai he
S : ; .. would be a candidate for re-elec-
tion to the District Five post.
'c -' Kennedy is 47 years of age, mar-
ried and has two children and one
-- --._ _-.. : grandchild. He attended the pub-
'- --- '-- lic schools of Gulf County, receiv-
ed two years college credits
through the Division of University
_- Extension in Boston, Mass., and
-- --- completed business management
courses in Jacksonville and Or-
lando. He is a member of the High-
S. land View Baptist Church, the
t t American Legion and the Veterans
of Foreign Wars and served almost
m three years in the South Pacific
%WNr-Nin World War II.
-: .*-. -, This is Kennedy's eighth year
as County Commissioner. He is a
member of the State Association of
2-_2- County Commissioners; an active
S member of the Roads and Highway
hlCommittee of the association. He
led the State Association's fight
C eiagaints a one cent increase in gas-
oline taxes. He proposed to this
purchase the local plant. Sources say that the plant will continue Association that they send a reso-
to operate up into May if the negotiations continue on an "interested" lution to the Florida Legislature
plane. Should negotiations end, or interest lag, the plant will be requesting that he seven cent gas
shut down. The parent company announced the first of this year tax be returned to the counties
that they would either sell or close down the plant by the end of which were qualified to do their
March. The plant manufactures periclase and magnesium oxide own paving of roads. It took three
from lime obtained from oyster shells and sea water. -Star photo (Continued On Page 12)
e Cars Collide On Railroad overpass
red In Three Car
The accident occurred at about
8:20 'Tuesday morning, and ac-
cording to investigating officers
Police Chief H. W. Griffin and
Officer James Graves, the fol-
lowing is .a description of events,
in the accident:
Thomas Edward Haddock was
the driver of one auto, headed
toward Port St. Joe. Passengers
in his machine were Kenneth
Earl Haddock, Lynda Gail Had-
dock and Raymond Holland. They
were coming over the overpass in
rain, smoke and fog, which made
visibility bad. Haddock overtook
a car on the overpass and was
Last Rites Held for
Mrs. Loula Bellows
Mrs. Loula Carter Bellows, age
80, a long-time resident of Port St.
Joe, passed away Saturday after-
noon in a Pensacola Hospital.
Funeral services were held Mon-
day at 3:00 p.m. from St. James
Episcopal Church with Rev. Henry
Hoyt and Rev. Lee Graham officiat-
ing. Interment followed in Holly
Mrs. Bellows was the widow of
the late Robert E. Bellows, Sr., who
was in the hardware business here
in. Port St. Joe for many years.
She was a member of St. James
Episcopal Church. She had lived
too close to stop. He attempted
to go around the car and hit a
1967 sedan head-on, driven by
Gillespie. Both vehicles were tra-
veling about 25 miles per hour.
A third car was. involved in the
accident, belonging to 'Gerald
Stinson Watkins, Jr., of Apala.
cola. Watkins was going to worlg'
at Glidden Company, and was
following the Gillespie sedan.
Watkins' car hit the back of Gil-
lespie's sedan in the chain colli-
sion. Watkins was not hurt.
Estimated damages were $725
.to the Haddock vehicle, $1,200 to
Gillespie's car and $425 to Wat-
Holland to Tackle
Ben C. Williams
George Holland, a 36-year-old
Mexico Beach businessman, Satur-
day, announced his intention of
seeking the Bay-Gulf-Calhoun State
Representative's post now held by
Ben C. Williams of St. Joe Beach.
A resident in this area for nine
years, Holland is owner-operator
of a Mexico Beach motel and a
"In this day of high taxes and
immense governmental budgets
our area needs representation by
successful businessmen," Holland
said in announcing his intention
of seeking the job.
Holland, born in Georgia and
reared on a North Carolina farm,
said, "I was raised on a farm, and
have lived in urban as well as ru-
ral communities. I am a successful
businessman with 17 years exper-
ience in operating my own busi-
nesses and from time to time I also
fish commercially. There are no
problems in our three-county area
with which I am not familiar and
(Continued On Page 12)
For School Post
Herman R. Ard, 611 Marvin Ave-
nue, here in Port St. Joe, this week
in Port St. Joe since 1923, moving announced that he will be a can-
here from Virginia. She was born didate for the Board of Public In-
in Warsaw, Virginia September 1, struction from District 4 in the
1887. May Democratic Primary.
Survivors include one son, Rob-
ert E. Bellows, Jr., Pensacola; one
grandson, R. Steven Bellows, Pen-
sacola and one granddaughter,
Mrs. Katherine Jones of Trumans-
burg, N. Y.
Active casketbearers were the
men of the Vestry of St. James
Episcopal Church of Port St. Joe.
The family asks that in lieu of
flowers, that contributions be made
to a memorial fund at St. James
Prevatt Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
The candidate has been a resi-
dent of Port St. Joe for 18 years.
He is employed by the St. Joe Pa-
Ard is the father of two chil-
dren, one of which attends the Port
St. Joe Elementary School. He is a
graduate of Samson, Ala., High
School and attended the Massey
Draugh Business College in Mont-
gomery, Ala. He is a Korean vet-
eran, a member qf the Gulf Coun-
ty Sportsman's Club and a mem-
ber of the Oak Grove Assembly of
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1968
PAG TW THE STR Por Si -o.Flrd
How--Not To StopA Run
To no one's particular surprise, the President's State
of the Union message called for an end to the gold back-
ing for U.S. currency. What continues to baffle us is
that Mr. Johnson and a number of other people appear
to believe that this move will show to the world the dollar
The basic facts are not in dispute. Foreigners hold
more than $30 billion in dollar claims which can, at their
discretion, be exchanged for America's gold. At the mo-
ment, though, the U.S. has only some $12.5 billion in
gold, and all but $2 billion of this is committed to the cur-
Fkom that point on, things get a bit murky. The of-
ficial reasoning is that, if the U.S. assures everyone that
'$12.5 billion, not $2 billion, is available to trade for dol-
lars then, suddenly and miraculously, all will be well.
That logic implies that the dollar has got in its pres-
efit difficulties simply because there hasn't been enough
gold in Fort Knox.' Actually, the reverse is true: The'
bullion is disappearing because of the dollar's woes.,
And what has caused the dollar's difficulties? Well,
one factor certainly has been the Federal Reserve's cease-
less inflation- of the money supply. A number of Euro-
pean bankers, who happen to hold some of those dollar
claiips, have been saying so for some time.
Inflation of the money supply is, of course, exactly,
what the gold reserve) was set up to control. In practice
the reserve has proved a weak curb; when it proved an
annoyance it was: simply reduced. But the reduction did
make it clear to all just what the money managers had
been up to. '
So what happens when the reserve requirement is
wiped out? Foreigners, along with everyone else, can see
the easy money policy still exists, and an end to the gold
'"cover" might well convince a good many people that the
U.S. :has no intention whatever of tidying up its financial
Elimination of the cover thus might only delay the
day of:reckoning. The entire $12.5 billion, after all, is far
'from enough to meet all the potential claims. And what'
happens after that is all gone?
When a bank has been badly managed: for a long
time, a run can't always be stopped merely by unlocking
.another vault. .
-- Wall Street Joiurnal
WELCOME BACK TEACHERS
It appears that Gulf County's school system is getting
back to normal, after a three week lay-off by a majority
of the teachers. All of the absent teachers reported for
work Monday morning and resumed the business for which
they are peculiarly suited that of teaching Susie and
While some on both sides of the recent unpleasant-
ness had bitter thoughts about the entire matter, it was
'to the credit of the School Board that they relaxed a lit-
e and went as far as was'necessary to get the teacher
back into the classroom with the least damage done.
We think it was also to the credit of the teachers to
heed the first call of the Florida Education Association to
go, back to the classrooms and ignored the subsequent
murmurs about the state which called for prolonged ab-
sences from the schools by teachers.
We are told that some good comes from everything.
We hope and expect that some good will come from the
recent strike. We expect that "good" to be a more in-
tense interest in school affairs by parents, taxpayers and
students; but we must also expect a re-newed dedication
from the teachers to match this expected parent atten-
tion. The two together should do more to give us true
"quality education" than any amount of money the Legis-
lature can provide. Personal interest and concern on:
the part of parents and teachers can go most of the way
Published Every Thursday at 306 Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida,
By The Star Publishing Company
WESLEY R. RAMSEY Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad Salesmen, Photographer, Columnist, Reporter, Proof
Reader, Bookkeeper and Complaint Department
POSTOFFICE BOx 808 PHONE 227-3161
PORT ST. JOE, FLOBIDA 32456
Entered as second-elass matter, December 19, 1937, at the Postoffice, Port St. Jo<,
Florida, under Act of March 8, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY ONE YEAR, $3.00 SIX MOS., $1.75 THREE MOS., $127.50
OUT OF COUNTY One Year, $4.00 OUT OF U. S. One Year, $5.00
STO ADVERTISERS--In case of error or commissions in advertisements, the publishers
do not hold themselves liable for damage further than amount received for such
advertisement. ,i S
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is theughttfully
weighed. The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word thoroughly con-
vinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.
toward solving -our problems as they arise.
We would like to personally welcome the teachers
..back to the classroom and offer our support to, do anything
we can which will be of constructive benefit to the Gulf
County School System.
HARD ON THE UNSKILLED
A perfect illustration of the paradoxical irony of leg-
islated minimum wage increases may be seen in the case
of Goodwill Industries--a national organization dedicat-
ed to employing handicapped persons., The 'organization
may have to lay off some of the more severely handicapped
people it employs because of the federal minimum wag
increase from $1.25 to $1.40 last year and to $1.60 this
Goodwill Industries is a 'nonprofit organization hir-
ing marginal personnel who cannot compete in the mass
labor market beca use of physical or other handicaps. A
spokesman for Goodwill says, "These people came to
Goodwill because they don't want public assistance.
We're trying desperately to find some way to keep them
Countless jobs have been lost in industry, because em-
ployers find they cannot pay the required minimum wage
to unskilled and part-time.workers and still hold the line
on 'prices in a competitive market. In short, the practical
effect of the minimum wage' law is to create unemploy-
ment and feed the fires of inflation.
And, too, there is many a craftsman today who started
off as a high school student, working after school and on
week ends with a small business, alongside a skilled trades-
man, learning a trade that was to serve him well through
life. But this cannot be anymore. The small business and
manufacturer not only depended on this type labor to
compete with his larger counterpart, but also served as a
"vocational school" for the youth of our land. But this
practice cannot be continued under present law.
.Letter to Editor.
Mr. Wesley Ramsey, Editor
Port St. Joe, Florida
Because you were so good to sup-
port the Little. Theatre Group in
our first effort, we wanted to let
you know that we have finally been
successful in arranging a perform-
ance in Port St. Joe by the Florida
State University's Studio Theatre.
We've had so many inquiries
from Port St. Joe people, both the
local residents and those who've'
moved out of town and apparently
follow, local happenings through
The Star, as to "What has happen-
ed to the Little Theatre?"
Unfortunately, we were not able
to have another play because there
were so few people who could give
the time it requires to successfully
,bring a play to completion. How-
ever, the entire community showed
so much interest and supported our
first production so enthusiastically
that we do have adequate financ-
ing available to sponsor the Studio
Theatre of F.S.U. in coming to Port
St. Joe. The .Port St. Joe Jayce-
ettes will be our co-sponsors in this
project and will handle all ticket
sales, publicity, etc. If any mone-
tary profits- are realized from this
performance, they will be used by
the Jayceettes to promote one of
their community improvement pro-
Over a year ago, we made inquir-
ies at Florida State University as
to whether or not it would be possi-
ble for them to come to us. Partly
on the strength of our interest,
they have' formed a touring com-
pany and will be here on April 8th.
They will perform "Afterwards at
Glynn", a character suspense-type
drama that is set in the South right
after the Civil War. It will be pro-
duced, directed and acted by ma-
ture graduate students, all work-
ing on advanced degrees in the
.area of theatre. We think they will
give an excellent and entertaining
We would urge community sup-
port and hope that this will work
into something we can do on an
annual or semi-annual basis.
Speaking for all the people who
participated in our organization, we
are gratefully appreciative of all
the support we received from our
community and very hopeful
that you will come to see the
Florida State University production
of "Afterwards at Glynn".
The Little Theatre Association
of Port St. Joe
Beth Lawrence, Pres.
By FRED 0. DICKINSON, Jr.
TALAHASSEE Floridians can
expect to see hoodlumism and
other elements of street crime and
lawlessness diminish sharply this
Ordinarily, such a prediction as
that which I have made would be
viewed justifiably with consider-
Florida, though, has two ele-
ments working against crime
which are sufficient to erase that
We have an aroused citizenry
which no longer will tolerate the
lawless whims of the beatniks,
crooks and other enemies of our
Secondly, we have a brand new
law enforcement arm with 'the
skills, integrity, experience and
desire' to throttle crime at all
,I am 'proud that as a member
of the elective State Cabinet which
is responsive to the wishes of the
majority of all Floridians, I am
a member of this Florida Bureau
of Law Enforcement.
It is with tremendous enthusiasm
that I have watched closely and
counseled with the directors of
this fledgling agency. Under the
able direction of Commissioner
Bill Reed, carrying !out the wishes
of' the Burean of which I am a
member, Floridians have given
plain and unbending notice to the
criminal element that its 'day of
reckoning is at hand. '
' Going underground will not be
sufficient protection for the hoods.
Going "straight" and following
the laws of society, or going to
jail are the only alternatives that
our aroused citizenry and our capa-
ble law enforcement agencies will
Midget Investments ith
By WESLEY R. RAMSEY
March truly "marched" in and has been stirring things
up since the first day of the month. That "lion" has been
truly restless. We have had rain, wind, cold weather, warm
weather from freezing to air conditioning weather;
already the gamut has been run with the month only 14
days old. If the old adage holds true, the month needs a
bit of taming in the next two 'weeks to "go out like a lamb"
into the period of "April showers".
Politics is beginning to warm up in the area what
with the time drawing near for candidates to put their
money on the line and make their intentions known.
There will probably be more offices to be filled during
this election than at an other one time.
So we get right out of the school crisis and get into
another crisis .. that of deciding who is the best man
for the jobs to be filled in May and November. There
will be probably more attention paid to qualifications
of candidates this election year than in any year in the
past. This interest will be brought on by increased tax
loads and increased complexity of government.
In a way we hate to see the era pass in which the
man down at the corner store is also our link to state
and national\ government. Like everything else, govern-
ment and governing people is getting to be "big busi-
ness" and the little man is gradually losing his identity.
But the "little man's" importance is still paramount.
How long he can maintain this position is anybody's
Come April 1 we will begin to pay the new sales tax
bill voted& by the special session of the Legislature last
month. We were reading in the papers the other day
just what the individual tax load would be to pay for this
tax increase. According to the U. S. Internal Revenue
Service this increase in sales tax will cost $8.00 a year
for a person earning $2,500; $13.00 for a $5,000 income;
$18.00 for $8,000; $22.00 for $10,000; $25.00 for $12,-
000; $29,00 for $15,000; $34.00 for $18,000 and $36.00
for $20,000 and above.
THE STAk. Port St. Joe, Florida
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1968 PAGE TRE
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THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1968
PAGE FOUR THE STAR, ,ort St. Joe, Florida
GARDENINY(i FLORIDA .
Have You Tried "Gimmick
Gardening", It's The Latest
Try Gimmick Gardening. It is is a good idea to place a few crum- can solve animal digging problem
the latest fad. bled brick bats or small stones to One gardener through he I
form a vertical core to give a his pesky squirrel problem lick
ild forms include potted plants squirt hole for watering and to in. However, he swears that one a
in battered spittoons, or hanging sure adequate drainage. mal almost got into the flower b
Professionals raid scrap iron
heaps for containers of odd shapes
and sizes. Top prize for'real gim-
mick gardeners is a hole-riddled
basket from a washing machine.
The element of surprise is the
key of success to any gimmick pro-
ject. So to spring your talents on
an unsuspecting public, start the
project in a hidden nook and trans-
port it to thq front yard at the pro-.
If you decide on a discarded
washingg machine part,- place it
on a dolly for ease in transporting
it later. Then mix a handful or so
of an 8-8-8 fertilizer with a bushel
or so of a good grade top soil. Place
the soil in the spinner basket in
a firm but not a packed package.
In the center of the basket, it
Planting is only limited as your
imagination. Set plants in the holes
in the basket to form ny of a my
riad of designs. If you had started
the project a month ago, you could
have displayed the fanciest living
valentine on your block.
Using miniature colored foliage
plants or plants with petite blos-
soms, you can paint almost any pic-
ture. If your favorite team is win-
ning, set plants in the holes in the
container to depict a face with a
happy smile. Or, if you have just
figured your income tax, or dis-
covered that a mother-in-law is
paying a visit, rearrange a few
plants to show a drooping mouth
and a sad face.
Planting in a metal container
SUNDAY SCHOOL. -..,
, MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE ........
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE ........
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) ....
"Come and Worship God With Us"
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Intersection Monument and Constitution
REV, 0. MICHAEL SELL, Minister
Church School 9:45 A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM.
Methodist Youth Fellowship .6:00 P.M.
Evening Worship 7:30 P.M.
Bible Study (Wednesday) .... 7:30 P.M.
"Where Old Fashioned Friendliness Still Surives"
You Are Cordially Invited To Attend
LONG AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
- Need -
Top Soil Gravel Sand
- Fill Dirt
scarce, you can construct an equal. to accommodate the larger stem- vert to the old style flower-bed ple flower beds, contact your coun-
ly suitable planter with a box made med plants. type of gardening. ty or home economics agent. They
with peg board. Of course, you If you live in a sedate street For true and tried approaches to have a wealth of information on
may have to make holes larger where gimmicks are taboo, then re- the usual ways of planting in sim- spring flower gardening.
by installing carborundum points
on his teeth.
If washing machine parts are
by Florida Power Corp.
Through the years this has been
one of my favorite recipes when
called upon to serve doughnuts
and coffee. Hot doughnuts are de-
licious, and the dry ingredients
may be measured in advance. At
the last minute add the milk, egg,
and vanilla, stir quickly and you're
in the dougnut business. These are
drop doughnuts that have no holes,
gut you can fry eight or nine at
one time in your deep fryer and
in only 3 to 5 minutes.
Melted shortening for frying
1 tablespoon melted shortening
1 egg beaten slightly
'% cup milk ,
1 teaspoon vanilla
land onethird cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons double-acting baking
% teaspoon salt
One-third cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
'% teaspoon nutmeg
Heat shortening to 365 degrees.
Combine egg, milk,: and vanilla.
Sift dry ingredients together and
add to liquid ingredients. Mix to
blend thoroughly. Do not beat. Stir
in 1 tablespoon melted cooled
shortening. Drop small spoonful of
batter into shortening. Turn dough-
nut balls when they come to the
surface. Fry 3 to 5 minutes or until
delicately brown. Drain well over
fryer, then place on tray covered
with absorbent paper. Roll in pow-
dered sugar and serve hot.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
EM1MVETT W. PRIDGEN,
TO: Susie Pridgen, whose place of
residence and post office address
is 140 Ranger Drive, Charleston
Heights, Sbuth Carolina.
On or before the 18th day of
March, A.D. 1968, the defendant,
Susie Pridgen, is required to serve
upon Hon. Cecil G. Costin, Jr.,
plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is 221 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe,
Florida, a copy of and file with
the, Clerk of said Court, the ori-
ginal of an Answer to the Com-
plaint filed against her herein.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court at Port St. Joe,
Gulf County, Florida, this 16th day
of February, A.D. 1968.
GEORGE Y. CORE
Clerk, Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) 4t-2-22
IN THE COUNTY JUDGE'S
COURT, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
In Re: Estate of
MILLIE PATTERSON, ,
NOTICE is hereby given that I
have filed my final report and pe-
tition for final discharge as Ad-
ministrator of the Estate of Millie
Patterson, deceased; and that on
the 18h day of March, A.D. 1968,
I will apply to the Honorable S.
P. Husband, County Judge of Gulf
County, Florida, for approval of
said final report and for final dis-
charge as Administrator of the Es-
tate of Millie Patterson, deceased.
This 16th day of February, A.D.
D. P. PETERS, SR. 4t
WILLIAM J. RISH 2-22
303 Fourth Street
Port St. Joe, Florida
Attorney for Administrator
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Corner Third St. and Baltzell Ave. C. Byron Smith, Pastor
Corner Long Avenue and 16th Street
SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:45
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00
BAPTIST TRAINING UNION ...-....... 5:45
EVENING WORSHIP 7:00
PRAYER SERVICE (Wednesday) ...... 7:30
VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME
REV. J. C. ODUM, Pastor
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prayer by Board Member Rich. a motion that Monday, February 19, ed YES.
The Board discussed the antici- 1968 be declared a planning day ed YE .
Minutes of The pated mass teacher resignation for teachers and the children would There being no further business
scheduled for February 19, 1968. not attend school that day. Board the Board adjourned to meet again
A large group of patrons met member Rich seconded the motion. in special session qt 7:00 P.M., ES
BOARD of PUBLIC INSTRUCTION with the Board. Everyone who had All voted YES. WFebruary ROEMER, Sr.
a point ofmatter was heard by the The Board also authorized that Chairman
Boarding the matter planning days be declared until the ATTEST:
Board. substitute teachers were organized R. MARION CRAIG, Supt.
-PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA W~illiam Roemer, Sr. Chairman, Board Member Rich made.a mo- to the extent that the schools could *
February 18, 1968 Kenneth Whitfield, Eldridge Money tion that the Superintendent be be opened. PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FebrulfCountyBoar d ofP1968 cKenethJRWhtiES ridge.M authorized to recruit substitute February 19, 1968 ,
The Gulf County Board of Public and B. J. Rich, Sr. teachers to staff the classrooms Board member. Money made a The Gulf County Board of Pul
Instruction met in special sessioft Board member Raffield was ab- and that the schools in the county motion that the non-instructional lic Instruction met in special se
on the above date at 2:00 P.M., EST. sent. be opened as soon as possible., personnel in the school system be sion on the above date at 7:00 p.n
in the Court Room of the Gulf The Superintendent was present Board member Money seconded the kept on the payroll during, the in the Courtroom of the Gulf Cour
County Courthouse. The following and acting. motion. All voted YES. school crisis. Board member Whit- ty Courthouse. The following
members were present and acting: The meeting was opened, with Board Member Whitfield made field seconded the motion. All vot- members were present and acting
William Roemer, Sr., Chairman, B. er or administrator so absent from
J. Rich, Sr., J. K.. Whitfield and their duties without proper leave
Eldridge Money. or release from their respective
Board member Raffield was ab- contracts with the County Board so
sent. as to provide official notce to such
The Superintendent was present teacher or administrator that he is
and acting. in violation of his contract, and
'The meeting was opened with that the County Board will act ac-
prayer by Board member Rich. cordingly.
The Board met to discuss the 4. That each teacher or adminis-
mass resignations expected from trator who proposed to return and
the teachers of the county, resume his position in the Gulf
The Superintendent r e p orted County Schools in accordance with
that ninety-five teachers, four ad- this Resolution shall advise the
ministrators and one supervisor Gulf C6unty Superintendent of
did not report for work Monday Public Instruction in writing on or
morning, February 19, 1968. prior to Friday, March 1, 1968.
A large group of patrons were ADOPTED this 26th day of Feb-
present,,and everyone who had any- ruary, A.D., 1968. .
thing to say on the subject was WILLIAM ROEMER, Sr.
heard by the Board. Chairman
The Board decided that it would ATTEST:
not act hastily in dealing with the R. MARION CRAIG, Supt.
complex and controversial situa- Board member Whitfield second-
tion. The Board agreed to allow a ed the motion. All voted YES.
reasonable amount of time for the The Board agreed to accept the
situation to be resolved before tak- resignations of the instructional
ing the action required of them to and administrative personnel who
deal with the personnel who had had absented themselves Without
absented themselves from their re- proper leave February 19, 1968
sponsibilities without proper leave, without prejudice when they were
The Board instructed the Super-' received by the Board.
intendent to carry out the plan for I 'The Board highly commended
recruiting substitute teachers and the teachers and administrators
to open the schools as directed in who stayed in their respective
a, special meeting of February 18, schools to help carry on the school
1968. program. The Board also highly
The Board met with Norman commended the substitute teachers
Gross, the Board architect and who volunteered to teach during
Gerald Fishe of G.R.A. Fishe and this crisis.
Associates concerning the progress There being no further business,
being made on the final plans for the Board adjourned to meet again
the proposed new high schools in in regular session on March 5, 196F
the county. The technical aspects at 9:00 A.M., EST.
of the various systems were dis- WILLIAM ROEMER, Sr.
cussed. Mr. Gross informed .the ATTEST:
Board that he hoped to present the R. MARION CRAIG, Supt.
final plans at the next regular *
meeting scheduled for March 5,
There being no further business,
the Board adjourned to meet again
in regular session on March 5, 1968
at 9:00 A.M., EST.
William Roemer, Sr.
R. Marion Craig, Supt.
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
February 26, 1968
The Gulf County Board of Pub-
lic Instruction met in special ses-
sion on the above date at 1:00 P.M.
EST, in the Courtroom of the Gulf
County Courthouse. The following
members were present and acting:
William Roemer, Sr., chairman, J.
K. Whitfield and Eldridge Money.
Board members Rich and Raf-
field were absent.
The Superintendent was present
The meeting was opened with
prayer by Board 'member Money.
The Board met .to discuss the
continuing educational crisis in the
The Superintendent reported
that he had not received any resig-
nations from the personnel who
had absented themselves without
leave from their respective duties
on February 19, 1968.
The many aspects of the problem
were discussed at length. Numer-
ous patrons addressed the Board
concerning their views on the mat-
It was brought to the attention'
of the Board that the legal respon-
sibilities of he Board made it man-
datory that the Board take action
against the personnel who were ab-
sent without leave.
Board member Money made a
motion that the following resolu-
tion be adopted:
WHEREAS, the Board of Public
Instruction of Gulf County has the
legal responsibility to properly
staff the schools, in said county to
carry out an effective'instructional
WHEREAS, a large number of
teachers and some administrative
personnel employed by the Board
have failed to report to their class-
rooms or administrative duties
without approved leave or consent
of the County Board, and without
being released from their respec-
tive contracts under Sections
231.36 and 231.44, Florida Statutes,
WHEREAS, it is the desire of
the Board, in view of the crisis in
the schools of Gulf County and the
respect that it has for its teachers
and administrative personnel as to
their professional competency, nev-
ertheless, fully intending to carry
out the letter of the law, to im-
plore and urge all teachers and
administrative personnel who are
now absent from their classrooms
or administrative duties from day
to day to immediately return to
their classrooms and administra-
tive duties, without penalty, except
loss of pay during their absence,
provided this is done on or prior
to Monday. March 4, 1968.
NOW.' THEREFORE, Be it resolv-
ed by the Board of .Public Instruc-
tion of Gulf County, Florida, in sue-
cial session assembled on this the
26th day of February, 1968, as fol-
1. That the Board does implore
and urge all teachers and adminis-
trative personnel who are now ab-
sent from their classrooms or ad-
ministrative duties in Gulf County
to return to their respective class-
rooms or administrative duties,
without prejudice or penalty, ex-
cept loss of pay during their ab-
sence, on or prior to Monday,
March 4, 1968.
2. That any teacher or adminis-
trator who is now and has been,
during the period of this crisis,
away from their respective class-
room or administrative duties, and
who fails to return and resume
their instructional or administra-
tive duties on or prior to Monday,
March 4. 1968, and pursuant to Sec-
tions 231.36 and 231.44. Florida
Statutes, and Board shall immed-
iately certify the name of each
teacher or administrator so absent
in violation of his contract to the
Cerification Section of the State
Department of Education, where-
unon the certificates of such tea-
cher shall be considered as invalid
for the period of one year from
the date of said violation.
3. That a copy of this Resolution
shall be transmitted to each teach-
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
March 2, 1968
The Gulf County Board of Pub-
lic Instruction met in special ses-
sion on the above date. The fol-
lowing members were present and
acting: William Roemer, Sr., Chair-.
man, B. J. Rich, Sr., Eldridge Mon-
ey, Gene Raffield and J. K. Whit-.
The Superintendent was present
The meeting was opened viith.
prayer by Board Member Money.
The Board discussed the rein-
statement of members of the in-
structional and administrative staff
that had absented themselves from
their duties in the school system
on February 19, 1968.
Board member Rich made a mo-
tion that the following personnel
be reinstated as of March 4, 1968
'to their previous contractual sta-
St. Joe High School-Sara Fite,
William Dickson, James L. Faison,
Mary Jo Patterson, James Gunter,
Steve Hand, Billie J. Guilford andi
Highland View E 1 e m e ntary
School-Joan Myers -(on personal
St. Joe Elementary School-
Cary Floore, Kathryn Floore and
Washington High School-John
Wewahitchka High School-Flor-
ence Pridgeon, Carolyn H. Lister,
Betty Ann Husband, Carolyn B. Lis-
ter, Monnie Moore, Evelyn Cox,
Betty Holloway, George Cox, Sara
Joe Wooten, Clayton Wooten, Jerry
Kelley, Charlotte brown, Hugh
Semmes, Madge Semmes, Angeline
Whitfield and John Gortemoller.
Board member Raffield second-
ed the motion. All voted YES.
The Board discussed the resigna-
tions submitted by the instruction-
al and administrative personnel
who had absented themselves from
their duties on February 19, 1968.
Board member Whitfield made a
motion that resignations of the fol-
lowing personnel be accepted with-
Wewahitchka High School-Flor-
ence Sistrunk, Betty Bidwell, Bar-
bara Shirley, Forrest Weed and
Highland View E 1 emen tary
School-Minnie Howell, Carolyn E.
Davis. Nadine Bovette. Ruby Bart-
lett. Sherry Hurlbut, Peggy Whit-
field and Vivian Ash.
Port St. Joe Hiph School--Jacque
Price. Mary E. Roberts. Wayne Tay-
lor, Dena Dickson. Margaret Biggs,
Gerald Lewter. Jamorn Mclnnis; Ger-
ald Strobel. Zack Wuthrich, Netta
Niblack, Miriam Dismuke, Alice
Machen. Hugh .Tones Bettie Jane
Patterson. Charles Barbee, Jean
Little. Charles w'rt-on, Sharon
Watson, Joseenh Bonley, Virginia
Harrison. .Times Kinlorn, Floye
Howard and Maxin4' Gant.
St. .TJo .Mpment-r School-Lo-
rine Wonovard. J.anot Anderson,
Dorothv Rarlow. Aingeline Stone,
Billy Barlow Botty Anchors. Syl-
via Costin. Willie M. T)aniell, Avar-
vep Martin. Flora trobel, Daisy
.Tohnson. Barbara 'wh"tfield. Frank
Barnes. Cheryl Jones and Christine
Washington ITilhb .qhool-Ometa
Oeborne. Tpho -is: RBrnes, Lula
Wilson. Albert Wynn Tavid Jones,
Clarence Mo'ettep 'hard Adams,
nhelPar q Tlnric (vir"s Osborne,
William Tne Mqrv Allen, Carolyn
Sepihr and Ma o1lin" Wvnn.
Princinrls. Asiet-nt Principals
and .inmrvisprc~ Allpn Scott, Jos-
eph Brl'br'. Fdlwin Williams and
Board m-mbnrP-11 <, conded the
motion. All votpd VRwS.
A large grnlin of notrnns attend-
ed tho rneptinpE and those having
opinions noncerning the proceed-
ings of th mootin< 'were heard by
Thep Snonrintndont read a let-
ter written hT7 conrde Rmall at his
request. Mr rqllv mn -lo numerous
stqtomentf nrthn"rft to the devel-
ooment of the nrecont school cri-
sis over a nrinod of ;overal years.
A conv of ih; lt+nr- ; on file in
the Sunprintpdent's office.
There boi nr fn,,-'hor business,
the .o.a r,..". f rnoet asrain
in -reml,,lr coc";'n at 9:00 A.M.,
EST. Ma'r-h 5 10IR8.
rTT.T.TAM -ROEMER,' Sr.
R. MAPTON CPAIG. Supt.
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Florida THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1968
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THURSDAY,' MARCH 14, 1968
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Florida
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1968
PAGE SIX THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Florida
Miss Debra Gail Lollie Crowned "Miss G.A." Sunday
Miss Debra Gail Lollie was
crowned '"Miss G.A.", Sunday,
March 10. Pictured left to right
are Karen Michelle Gosnell, first
funner-up, Debra Lollie, "Miss
G.A." and Lynda Dianne Graham,
Miss Lollie is 11 years old, arid
is in the sixth grade at Port St.
Joe Elementary School. She is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Lollie, 219 7th Street, Port
Girl's Auxiliary is a branch of
the Woman's Auxiliary of the
Pentecostal Holiness Church.
March 10 was National Woman's
Auxiliary Day, and'. the entire
morning worship service was un-
der' the direction of the chapter
of the local church. A program
entitled, "To Be Aware and
Care" was presented by the Aux-
iliary. Girls from the Girl's Aiux-
iliary and boys from the Boys
Brigade, both branches of the
Woman's Auxiliary, were featur-
ed in the program.
The final part of the Sunday.
program was the crowning of
"Miss G.A.". Each member of the
Girl's Auxiliary was eligible to
compete for this title. Each girl
prepared containers with her pic-
ture and the information of the
contest and placed them in var-
ious places throughout the city.
For each penny contributed, one
vote was counted for that girl.
All the money raised goes into
the Girl's Auxiliary treasury, and
will be used for the benefit of
Methodist Women Will Meet In Twenty-
Eighth Annual Session' March 27, 28
The Twenty-Eighth Annual Meet- ber of the Evangelical United Bre-
ing of the Alabama-West Florida then church will speak and guide
Woman's Society of Christian Ser- group discussion.
vice will be held March 27 and 28 Mrs. James Salter of Pensacola
at Blue Lake Assembly. is serving as chairman of the Com-
This meeting will have special mittee on Program.
historical significance since it will The Marianna District, of which
. be the last meeting of the Woman's the Methodist Churches of the area
* Society of The Methodist Church. are a part, will be official host-
The United Methodist Church will esses for the Conference. Mrs.
come into being when the General Charles Bludsworth is District
'Conference of The M e t h o dist President. She and the District Ex-
Church convenes in Dallasr, Texas ecutive Committee met March 6,
in April of this year. at the First Methodist Church of
Registration begins at Blue Lake Panama City, to complete final
on March 27 at 8:30 A.M. The first plans for the entertainment. Mrs.
meeting will be held beginning at E. F. Summerford and Mrs. R. E.
9:45 A.M. The closing will be at Brown are co-chairmen for the ar-
noon on March 8. rangements.
The theme of the meeting is
"Stir- the Flame Within You". The
program will include an address
by the President, Mrs. F. S. Arant,
a message by Mrs. David C. Cath-
cart of Bradenton, former presi-
dent of the Southeastern Jurisdic-
.tion Woman's Society, a sharing of
)student volunteer service in Peru
by Miss Ruth Sherman, student at
Auburn University, a message and
installation of newly elected offi-
cers by Bishop Kenneth Gpodson.
Mrs. James Yost of Tampa, mem-
Thrift Shop Now
Open On Friday
' The Thrift Shop will be open
Friday, March 15 from 3 to 5 p.m.
The workers for this week will be
Mrs. Robert Freeman and Mrs. Joe
To make donations to the Thrift
Shop, please call Mrs. Wayne Hen-
drix, 229-1331; Mrs. Cecil Costin,
Jr., 227-7191 or Mrs. John Rich,
The Thrift Shop would like to
thank the following people for
their donations for the months of
January and February:
Mrs. Jack Watts, Mrs. Richard
Porter, Danley Furniture Co., Mrs.
Alfred Joines, Mrs. Bob Jackson,
Mrs. Joe Hendrix, Mrs. Frank Han-
non, Mrs. Emory Stephens, Mrs.
Leonard Belin, Mrs. Silas Stone,
St. Joe Furniture and Appliance
Co., Mrs. Bernice Wager.
Mrs. Floyd Campbell, Mrs. Sara
Grace, Mrs. Ray Walding, Miss
Netta Niblack, Mrs. W. P. Gilbert,
Mrs. Milton Anderson, Miss Ger-
* trude Boyer, Mrs. Nadine Lowery,
Miss Clara Pate, Mrs. Joyce Gain-
ous, Mrs. Milton Chafin, Mrs. Ju-
lian Wiley, Mrs. John Rich, Mrs.
J. R. Smith, Mrs. Grady Player,
Mrs. George Anchors, Mrs. Paul
Fensom, Mrs. Ruth Braxton, Mrs.
Jean Lamberson, Mrs. Esther Bar-
tee, George Hull and Mrs. Bob
Citizens Invited to
Coffee for Kennedy
Friends of Cecil A. Kennedy,
who last week announced he was
considering entering the race for
the 6th State Senatorial position be-
ing vacated by Pete Gibson of Per-
ry, will sponsor a coffee on Tues-
day, March 19 for Gulf Countians
to meet Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy.
The Stafford Cafe will be the
place and all citizens are invited to
come in anytime between 2:30 and
The Kennedy's live in Jasper
where they are in the automobile
business with interests in turpen-
tine, cattle and peaches.
The public is invited- to attend
this affair and meet the Kennedys.
Mrs. Holland Hostess
To Horton Circle
The Edna Horton Circle of the
Long Avenue Baptist Church met
at the home of Mrs. George Hol-
land at Mexico Beach last Wednes-
day with five members and one
visitor, Mrs. Grace Hanson.
The program,-"Pray In One Ac-
cord" was presented by the pro-
gram chairman, Mrs. Sandra Raf-
field, assisted by Mrs. George Hol-
land, Mrs. Barnie Earley, Mrs. Ray-
mond Hardy and Mrs. Bill SnelI-
grove. At the conclusion of the
program, the Annie Armstrong Of-
fering for Home Missions was re-
Delicious refreshments were ser-
ved by the hostess.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Drake left
Tuesday morning to return to their
home in Atlanta, Ga., after visit-
ing here with friends over the
week end. The Drakes are former
residents of Port St. Joe.
the local chapter.
The local G.A. sponsors, Mrs.
Avery Howell, Mrs. Willie Mae
Lollie, the' local Woman's Auxil-(
iary President, Mrs. Maxine Mon-
ey and Pastor of the church,
James L. Gosnell, participated in
the crowning of Miss Lollie. The
robe is of purple velvet lined
with gold, which are the colors
of the Girl's Auxiliary. Miss Lol-
lie was presented with an arm
bouquet of yellow roses and a
silver cross which will be hers
to keep. The first and second
place winners were presented a
corsage of yellow roses.
Miss Lollie will reign for one
year as queen of the local chap-
Costins Host JAM
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Cbstin, Sr.,
entertained members of the J.A.M.
Club and their husbands on Mon-
day, Ma'rch 11 in their. home on
Monument Avenue, honoring Mrs.
H. A. Drake.
Mrs. Drake is a former member
of the J.A.M. Club of long stand-
A centerpiece of lovely spring
flowers graced the table where
guests were entertained. After much
visiting and reminiscing with the
honored guest, the hostess served
a congealed tuna salad plate with
cherry-o cream cheese pie, coffee
and spiced tea to:
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Drake, Atlan-
ta, Ga.; Mrs. Jim Bates and Mrs.
Coy Redd of Panama City; Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Howell, Mr and Mrs. B.
A. Pridgeon, Sr., Mrs. W. C. Prid-
geon, Mrs Calla Perritt, Mrs. C. E.
Boyer, Mrs. Myrtice Smith and
Miss Edna Davis.
On departing for their various
homes, all expressed a very plea-
sant visit with their friends from
Georgia and hope they will visit
Kappa Chapter Meets
With Mrs. Ken Cox
The Xi Epsilon Kappa Chapter
of Beta Sigma Phi met March 5 at
the home of Mrs. Dolores Cox. The
president, Mrs. Greta Freeman,
presided over the business session.
The president announced that
the Gulf area council meeting is
to be held March 17 in Milton.
Members were also reminded of
Founder's Day, which will be April
30. At this time the "Girl of the
Year" will be announced. -The
members are to vote on the "Girl
of the Year" at the next meeting,
Members were asked to meet
Tuesday night at the home of Mrs.
Greta Freeman and to bring any
rummage they expect to give for
the rummage sale.
A very interesting program was
given by Mrs. Carol Rish on "Nat-
Judith Herring On
HATTIESBURG, MISS. The
President's List, top academic hon-
or roll at the University of South-
ern Mississippi, has been released
for the Winter quarter.
To make this list, a student must
have a 4.0 scholastic average (all
A's) on a minimum study load of
15 quarter hours work.
Included on the list is Judith
Marie Herring, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. L. J. Herring of Port St. Joe.
The announcement of the en-
gagement of Miss Emma Sue Cheek
to Francis Henry LaGrange, Jr., is
made by her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Millard H. Creek.
The bride-elect was graduated
from Wingate Junior College, Win-
gate, N.C., High Point College,
High Point, N.C. She is employed
by Cabarrus .County Department of
Public Welfare; Kannapolis, N.C.
Mr. LaGrange is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank H. LaGrange, Sr.,
West Palm Beach, formerly resi.
dents of Port St. Joe. He was grad-
uated from Forest Hill High
School, attended Palm Beach Jun-
ior College, and attends High Point
College, High Point, N.C. He is
employed as youth director of the
First Baptist Church, High Point,
The couple will be married on
June 1, at The First Baptist Church,
Band Parents Meet Tonight
There will be a meeting of the
Band Parents' Association tonight
at 8.:00 p.m. The meeting will be
held in the band room of the Port
St. Joe High School.
All band parents and those in-
terested in the band are urged to
Thirty years ago less than one
in five was being saved from carin-
cer. Today one in three is being
saved and the American Cancer
Society says it could be one in two
with early diagnosis and proper
Eddie Linton Honored With Party On Second Birthday
Eddie Linton, son of Mr. and playmates helped Eddie cele- Debra Roberts, There,
Mrs. Cecil Linton, 1321 MeClel- brate by playing games and join- Charlene Cassidy, Cha
lan Avenue, observed his second ing him in a feast of birthday morts, Craig Weimo
birthday with a party Monday at cake and ice cream. Presnell, Harold Cas
the home of his parents. Helping Eddie celebrate the neth Weimorts and'E
Several of his friends and event were Bascom Roberts, morts.
GARDEN CLUB WILL
MEET THI AFTERNOON
The Port St. Joe Garden Club
will meet this afternoon at 3:00
p.m., in the home of Mrs. Neva
The program, "Ferns, Indoor and
Out", will be presented by Mrs.
VITRO WIVES CLUB WILL CARD OF THANKS
MEET THIS AFTERNOON I would like to express my deep
The Vitro Wives Club will meet appreciation to all who remem-
The Vitro Wives Club will meet bered me during my hospital stay
Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. and since I have been home. I
at the home of Mrs. Grace Hanson would also like to thank Dr. Wayne
with Mrs. Marion Millender assist- Hendrix and the nurses. Your pray-
ing her. ers, flowers, visits and interest
All ladies are reminded to bring have meant so much.
their bake goods. H. J. MARSHALL
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Priced as shown,at Firestone Stores; competitively priced at Firestone Dealers and at all service stations displaying the Firestone sign.
PATE'S SERVICE CENTER
JIMMY'S PHILLIPS "66" STATION
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Florida
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 19, PAGE SEVEN
by SHARON DAVIS
The past three weeks have been and Appl
uncertain ones for Port St. Joe Jennife
High, but now the teachers are Co., J. La
back and everyone seems to be re- Beth Ci
turning to the regular routine. Sharon
Many scheduled events have been
The Student Council elections
scheduled for last Tuesday have
been put off until a later date.
Career Day also has to be re- /
scheduled but will be coming up
soon. On that day students from
Apalachicola High and Wewa- I
hitchka High will visit here.
The annual science fair was held
Tuesday afternoon in the Centen-
nial Building. There were many
good projects on display. The pro-
jects were made by science stu- 295
Brownie Scout, Troop 187, Tours New Courthouse
Troop 187, Brownie Scouts, had on their inspection-trip by Coun- in the inside lobby at the Court-
a tour of the new Gulf County ty Commissioner Walter Gra- 'house. Troop leaders are Mrs.
Courthouse Monday afternoon. ham. In the photo, above, the Joe Fortner and Mrs. Harold Raf-
The Brownies were conducted Brownies are shown on the stairs field. -Star photo
Dixie Youth Baseball Program Reqdy to Get Underway
* Spring has sprung. Its presence
is known by the haipy, shouting
voices, sharp cracking bats as they
strike against a rawhide ball-and
see the little "darlings" coming
hoine with that good old yellow
clay caked all over pants and
shoes. Somehow they manage to
dump all of the dirt' on the bath--
room floor and gulp every bit of
the food in the icebox.
This happens every year and
this year the boys seemed to have
started a few weeks earlier than
usual. Already the parks are filled
with boys and balls.
The annual barbecue from which
the Dixie Youth League derives
most of its operating funds will
be held Saturday, March 30. This
event is a must as the league trea-
sury has been badly depleted, and
because of this, tickets will be $1.25-
League try-outs will begin Mon-
day, March 25 with player selec-
Life Under the Sea Shown and Told
To Rotary Club Last Thursday Noon
A very interesting program was tern of the body resembles a bottle
presented to the Port St. Joe Ro- .of soda pop in underwater living.
tary Club last Thursday by George It becomes impregnated with for-
Dowling of the Navy Mine Defense eign gases to equalize the pressure
Laboratory of Panama City. Dow- on the body. When coming to the
ling was one of a' group who par- surface, the gases must be allowed
ticipated in underwater living ex- to equalize slowly to,' keep the
periments off Bermuda and Call- blood from forming bubbles in the
fornia in Sealab I and II. veins. /
Dowling and his associates lived Dowling also presented a film,
for two weeks in 190 feet of wa- "Man In, The Seh", which was' a
ter off the coast of Bermuda and documentary of the dive off Cali-
for 45 days in 200 feet of water off fornia. The teams of divers stayed
the coast of California. down for 15 days each, except for
The two extended dives were to- astronaut Scott Carpenter, who
test man's capabilities of living un- stayed down for a 30 day period.
derwater for long periods of time "The days were very busy with
and to conduct scientific experi- experiments", Dowling said. "We
ments under the sea. hardly had time to eat, catching a
Dowling said the experiment snack or sandwich when we could."
proved that after 24, hours under The speaker said that during the
the sea, the body has absorbed all first two days down, the 15. men
the gases and foreign matter it will on Sealab II ate two gallons of
which are alien to the ordinary at- peanut butter snacking. "And, in
mosphere. Thus conditioning to spite of our heavy eating, we all
topside once more, has to consider lost weight", he said.
the first 24 hours time element to Guests ,of the club were. Earl
keep from suffering, the "bends". Cochran, Leo Jones and John Rob-
Dowling said tlat the blood sys- ert Middlemas, all of Panama City.
You can always count
on our pharmacist to
be available when you
need him, regardless of
the hourly And you can
depend on him for all
your other health
needs, tool ;.
Your druggist's Certificate as a Registered pharmacist
shows that he has passed the Florida State Board of
Pharmacy examination and is qualified to dispense drugs.
At Smith's you are assured of your prescription being
compounded by a Registered Pharmacist, expertly and
COSMETICS FOR LADIES By Coty, Revelon, Harriett Hubbard
Ayer and Danna
COSMETICS FOR MEN By English Leather, and Canoe
VISIT OUR BABY DEPARTMENT FOR BABY GIFTS
Phene 227-5111 Drive-In Window At Rear
NOW OPEN 8:30 ALM. to 6:30 P.M.
tions made Friday, March 29. The
teams will thenbe organized and
practice, starting Monday, April 1
for one week., Then on Monday,
April 8, the first ball game will of-
ficially open the new season.
League officials invite everyone
to attend the ball games this year
and ask for the help of everyone
in, promoting the games. Some of
you will be asked to help in offi-
ciating and ask .that everyone give
this need your cooperation.
This program has flourished
through the years only because of
the united -and unselfish coopera-
tion of everyone inthe city.
Anyone .wishing to volunteer
their services as an official may
call Ferrell Allen, 227-4991 or St.
Joe Paper Company extension 336.
Selling Baked Goods
The Woman's Auxiliary of the
Pentecostal Holiness Church is
taking orders for home made baked
items for the next three weeks.
If you desire to have cakes, pies,
cookies, etc., baked, please call
Mrs. Orrell at 229-3101 or Mrs. Lol-
lie at 227-8472 and place your or-
Lunch Room Menu
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Monday, March 18
Beef and vegetables, sliced toma-
toes, pimento cheese, apple pie,
white bread, butter and milk.
Tuesday, March 19
Hot dogs, buttered corn, cabbage
slaw, peanut butter chews, butter
Wednesday, March 20
Meat loaf, buttered rice, green
butter beans, celery sticks, banana
pudding, white bread, butter and
Thursday, March 21
Turkey pie, English peas,
beets, orange juice, sliced
es, white bread, butter and
Friday, March 22
Fish sticks, buttered grits, snap
beans, cabbage slaw, fruit Jell-o,
white bread, butter and milk.
Highland View Elementary School
Monday, March 18
Pork and rice, turnip greens,
spiced beets, cinnamon rolls, corn
bread and milk.
Tuesday, March 19
Spaghetti and meat sauce, snap
beans, celery sticks, peanut butter
chews, white bread and milk.
Wednesday, March 20
Chicken and noodles, white acre
peas, carrot and raisin salad,
orange juice, biscuits, jelly and
Thursday, March 21
Meat loaf, buttered rice, field
peas, tomato wedge, orange cake,
white bread and milk.
Friday, March 22
Hot dogs, buttered corn, cabbage
slaw, peach crisp, white bread and
The "Miss Flame" contest
sponsored by the Volunteer Fire
'Department will be held Friday
night. Contestants and their
Judy Adkison, Carps.
Becky Boone, Swatts and Par-
Cathy Boone, St. Joe Furniture
Washington Hi Juniors
Sponsoring Gospel Sing
The Washington r.High School
Junior Class will sponsor a big gos-
pel express Sunday, March 17, in
the Washington High gymnasium.
Admission for this affair is $1.00
for adults and 50c. for students.
The program will begin at 4:00
The gospel express will include
three groups-the southern Ech-
oes, the Azalea Gospetl Singers and
the Faxhous Voices of Clouds.
Everyone is urged to attend this
Mrs. Duane Williamson and chil-
dren Karen, Kimberly and Tommy
of Birmingham, Ala., are visiting
Mrs. Williamson's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. G. Costin, Sr. Mrs. Basil
Moore of Panama City; is a guest
of the Costin's also.
GULF COUNTY MEN'S LEAGUE
It's now a four team race for the
league championship. Glidden Com-
pany and St. Joe Lanes each took
four points and Vitro Services
swept four points from Florida
First National Bank.
St. Joe Lanes moved into first
place as they swept all four points
from St. Joe Millwrights. Wayne
Ward led St. Joe Lanes with 498
while John McKenzie's 455 was
tops for the Millwrights.
Tal, Preston's 522 paced Glidden
Company in a four point sweep of
Richard's .Raiders.-R. ,B. Richard-
son led the Raiders with 467.
Bill Tew's 549 and Clyde White-
head's` 531 including a 214 game
led Vitro Services in a four point
sweep of Florida First National
St. Joe Maintenance took three
points from the U. S. Coast Guard,
sponsored by Piggly Wiggly. Al
Jensen led his Maintenance team
with 559 including a fine game of
236. Perry Campbell was tops for
the Coast Guard with 457.
In the first make-up match bowl-
ed last Thursday, Glidden Com-
pany took three points from the
U. S. Coast Guard. Tal Preston lted
Glidden with 513 while Duplant
led the Coast Guard with 431.
Barney McCroan's 474 led his St.
Joe Millwright team in a three to
one win over Richard's Raiders.
Billy Joe Richards was tops for the
Radiers with 478.
Bowlers are reminded that this
year's city association tournament
will be held on the week end of
March 23 and 24.
Team Standings W L
St. Joe Lanes 62 34
Fla. First Nat. Bank _. 59 33
Glidden Co. 56 36-
Vitro Services ---------6 40
St. Joe Maintenance --. 48 48
St. Joe Millwrights ------.45 51
Richard's Raiders -----. 44 52
U. S. Coast Guard ----... 1 86
r Braxton, Standard Oil
reech, St. Joe Motor Co.
Brenda Faison, St. Joe Mater-
Debra Floyd, St. Joe Paper Co.
Dianne Gardner, Thames' Jew-
Becky Hamm,, Danley Furni-
Jo Ann Haney, Dot's Bakery.
Becky Hendrix, St. Joe Restau-
Cathy Jamison, Costin's.
Jae Freida Joines, Bill's Hard-
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Roche's Furniture and
2*0 REII A~vE\TE'
phone and Telegraph.
Johnnie Odom, Tallahassee
Lola Ray, Florida First Nation-
Mary Ellen Tharpe, Roche's
Furniture and Appliances.
Baseball season has begun and
the team is looking forward to a
good season. They will be coached
by Gerald Lewter. He was assist-
ant baseball coach at Livingston
State University while working on
his Master in Education there.
PAGE EIGHT THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Florida THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1968
Too Late To Classify
By RUSSELL KAY
While to the best of my know- real name was Patricius Magonus
ledge I have no ancestors of Irish Sucatus. He was born of British
descent; from my earliest child- parents, about the year 385, pro-
hood I have understood that March bably somewhere near the Severn
171i*an important ,date. I Fstuary, on England's west coast.
Withoufknowing just why I have 1 Although Christianized, England
participated in St: Patrick's Day still lay within the borders of the
parades, made it a point, t. wear crumbling Roman Empire, and
.something green in honor of a Patrick grew up a Christian and
saintly gentleman, accepting with- Roman citizen.
out question that he was responsi- The Irish had remained uncon-
*be for driving 'the snakes form' quered by the Romans and they
the Emerald Isle and accomplished conducted raids on the English
numerous other exploits. coast. It was during one of these
Unlike Virginia, who developed, expeditions that young Patrick,then
doubts about Santa ,Claus, I never only 16 was taken prisoner and car-
questioned the 'existence of a St. reid back to Irland as a slave.
Patrick, although my actual know- Although a rough and rugged
ledge of him was practically nil. I
figure of a man, Patrick was pos-
.Now, thanks to an article in the sessed of a burning Christian faith
current issue of the Reader's Di- and an iron will that made him/ a
gest, I have at last gained some giant among men. When opportuni-
authentic facts that should make ty presented itself, he escaped and
my celebration of St. Patrick's Day managed to reach the coast of
more meaningful. France. Here he began preparing
To start with St. Patrick was not himself to become a missionary
an Irishman. He was a Roman. His so that he could return to the Ire-
Canned Pineapple Topsy Turvy
S3. s.. -
Series of Programs On Alcoholism
Being Aired Over WJOE On Sundays
The public wants to know about St. Joe to re-broadcast "Alcoholism
alcoholism, the nation's fourth- Dread Disease", a six-part series
ranking disease, and this demand produced by the Executive Council
has prompted WJOE Radio in Port of the Episcopal Church.
d Originally carried by many Mu-
land he had learned to love even tual Network affiliates in a short-
as a slave, and do battle for the er version on "The World Today",
souls of the rustics whom he' had the re-broadcasts began Sunday,
lived with as a slave. Well versed March' -3. The following subjects
in the Bible,. he took severAl reli- will be heard: "The Alcoholic, and
gious orders and was dispatched to His Job", March 17; "The Female
Ireland to establish a Christian mis- Alcoholic", March 24; "Hope for
sion. the Alcoholic", March 31 anid "Al-
His zeal was unabated. He esta- cohol and Youth", April 7. Each is
blished' many ,churches and was presented at 2:35 p.m. on Sunday.
constantly at ( conflict with. the Narrated by J.o n V. P. Lassoe,
Druids, vho at that time controlled N series attemPts to shed light
and ruled the country, keeping the the series attempts to shed light
on the disease; point to the ways
people in poverty and ignorance. in which the family an a the al-
Wherever he went he made con- in which the family ban aid the al-
Wherever he went he made cn- oholic; show how alcoholism af-
verts and trained' priests from a- fects industry and how industry
mong his following.
Born storytellers, the Irish have can aid in the battle against the di-
Born storytellers, the Irish havesease. Also discussed are the spe-
embroidered their scanty know- cial problems of the female alco-
ledge of their Saint's career. They/ holic, modern methods of arresting
credited him with' countless ex- 'the disease, and alcohol and youth.
ploits that history fails to record.
Although Ireland was never known 'Among those interviewed are
to have any snakes they contended 4Mrs. Gert Behanna, author of "The
that St. Patrick had driven them Late Liz" and a former alcoholic;
out. They credited him with using R.- Michael Swift, executive direc-
the beloved shamrock to illustrate tor of the Counci' on Alcoholism,
the doctrine of the Trinity and Fairfield County, Connecticutt; Dr.
molded him in their minds and Ruth Fox, medical director, Na-
hearts as the symbol of Ireland it- tional Council on Alcoholism; Dr.
self. John L. Norris, associate corpora-
No true Irishman can ignore St. tion medical director, Eastman
Patrick's Day and it is doubtful Kodak, Rochester, New York; Dr.
if any ever will. Seldon D. Bacon, head' of the Cen-
Nancy Mock with a 398 series and a
high game of 143.
Lanes seven and eight saw Wil-
liam's Alley Kats lose all four to
Y St. Joe Furniture. Ruby Lucas 'led
r St. Joe Furniture with high game
of 159 and a 485 series. Leading the
Kats was Eleanor Williams with
a 453 series and high game of 166.
Gulf County Women's League
Rich's and Whitco bowled on
lanes *one and two with Whitco
taking a three to one lead. Shirley
Whitfield, bowled high for Whitco
with a 425 series and a high game
of 166. Leading 'Rich's was Laura
Sewell with a 341 series and high
game of 124.
On lanes three and four, Glidden
took a three to one lead over Raf-
fields. Evelyn Smith led Glidden
with a 479 series and a high gaie
of 179. For Raffield's, Peggy Whit-
field had a high series of 430.
Sandra Raffield had high game of
On lanes five and six, Carpette's
won three from AN Hobos. High
for Carpettes was Dolores Cox with
a high game of 136 and high series
of 389. Leading AN's Hoboes was
ter of Alcohol Study, Rutgers Uni-
"Variety" said of the' program
when it was originally broadcast:
"Recognition of the symptoms-by
alcoholics or their friends and rel-
atives-is the object of this series
whose mature and' fact-filled ap-
proach to the problem seems best
calculated to achieve this objec-
Team Standings W L
Williams Alley Kats -- 68 24
Glidden Co. 68 24
Whitco, Inc. 66 .2d
St. Joe Furniture ------- 57 35
Raffield's Fisheries ------ 39 49
Rich's IGA 32 60
Carpettes' 25 63
ANRR Hoboes --------13 7
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SPRING LAMB and GENUINE CALF
SALT 'PORK SPECIAL
FIRST CUT CENTER CUT SLICED SALT PORK
lb. 19c lb. 35c b. 39c
ARMOUR STAR MEAT SPECIALS
3 Lb. Fully Cooked 3 Lb. Fully Cooked Frosty Morn & Star
Canned HAM Canned PICNIC Sliced BACON
CAN CAN ; PQUND
2.59 2.19 59c
WIENERS 3pks. 1.19
"THE CREAM OF THE CROP FOR YOU, OUR CUSTOMERS"
WE ARE NOT JUST BEGINNING, BUT CONTINUING
USDA Choice ,IS HOW Tablerite
EXCLUSIVE WESTERN AGED-TO-TASTE
Tablerite Choice Beef
CLUB STEAK -----lb. 88c
RIB ROAST------lb. 79c
Tablerite Choice Rib Eye or New York
New York STEAK lb. 1.39
Trimmed BRISKET --- 3 lbs. 69c
BONELESS BRISKET- ..---..- lb. 49c
DELMONICOS .--- lb. 1.19
CUBED STEAK or
Savoy Broil STEAK lb. 88c
MEATY STEW lb. 39c
CHUCK------3 Ibs. 1.88
TWO TRUCK LOADS OF FRESH THE BES T
PRODUCE EACH WEEK! THE. BEST
PINK GRAPEFRUIT ------ 3 for 27c
U. S. 1i4 1
IRISH POTATOES----20 lb. bag 79c
SUNKIST LEMONS --------- 6 for 19c
CRISP, RED RADISHES ----2 bags 15c
SPRING PLANTING TIME IS HERE IRESU T Il
Pansey and Petunia Plants Hot FRESHn TUNIPS,r
and Bell Pepper Plants Azaleas
Onion Sets Seed Potatoes FLORIDA BEST
All Kinds of Garden Seed
ON DISPLAY NOW AT RICH'S
HEigh Grade F R U I
GUANO __ 50 lb. bag 1.49
BLACKBURN CORN and CANE
SYRUP -- No. 5 jar 49c
RI C E----- 3 lb. bag 39c
BISCUITS ----6 cans 49c
Evap. Milk 7 $1
CAT FOOD 10 $1
DEL MONTE ORANGE, GRAPE or
Fruit Punch 3 89c
PILLSBURY EXTRA LIGHT
PANCAKE MIX 2 39c
FRUIT IN FLORIDA
lb. 7c CARROTS-- bag 14c
| 1b..7c LARGE BAG
KUMQUATS -- bag 29c
HARD HEAD CABBAGE l---- b. 6c
FLORIDA LETTUCE ------ hard head 14c
BAKING POTATOES ------------- lb. 6c
VINE RIPE TOMATOES ------ lb. 19c
COLLARDS, MUSTARD bch. 39c
3 bags $1.00
GA. GRADE "A"
FRESH YARD EGGS
EGGS ...--- 2 doz. 79c
EGGS 2 doz. 89c
EGGS 2 doz. 98c
WE MUST SELL OVER 20,000
EGGS EACH WEEK
Parkay OLEO ----lb. 29c
COMET ---- 2 cans 29c
ALKA SELTZER pkg. 53c
CE 3CA 59c
REGULAR 79c Extra Large Tube
GLEEM _- tube 61c
SALTINES- lb.box 19c
Waffle Creme, Fig Newton, Vanilla Wafers
3 large pkgs. $1.00
TURNIP, MUSTARD or COLLARD
McKENZIH'S 18 OZ. PKGS.
GREENS 3 pkgs. 79c
[GA ORANGE 6 OZ. CANS
JUICE ---- 6 cans 88c
HANDY PACK Crinkle Cut-2 Lb. Bags
POTATOES-- 2 bags 49c
MARCH 13,14, 15 and 16
Completely Home Owned and Operated by E. J. Rich and Sons
-- SAVE MORE WITH $10.00 ORDER --
GA. GRADE "A" LARGE-With $10.00 Order or More
1 Dozen Large EGGS---- FREE!
CRISCO With $10.00 Order or More
SHORTENING-- 3lb. can 69c
COLONIAL With $10.00 Order or More
SU GAR- -- 5 lb. bag 39c
[GA Witi $10.00 Order or More
FL OUR----- 10 b. bag 79c
U. S. NO. 1 IRISH With $10.00 Order or more
POTATOES-- 50 Ibs. 1.19
MAXWELL HOUSE With $10.00 Order or More
C OFFEE------ lb. can 57 c
THE STAR, Port St. Jost Florida
SAVE CASH AT RICWYS -NOT STAMPS
IIs TA Pefstj irMe THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1948
Sales A se Tah x Changes Spelled
By Straughn, Director of Revenue
by J. Ep. STRAUQHN
Director of Revenue
State of Florida
The 1968 Legislature of Florida
adopted S.B. 113-X(68), making
widespread changes in 'the Sales
and Use Tax Law. These changes
are of vital concern to every citi-
zen and visitor, including non-resi-1
dent concerns doing business in
VTha r *n4fa f t.v nwrat* in reased
lic in every way possible to accom-
plish prompt voluntary compliance.
Those defined as dealers under the
new law, who are not already reg-
istered, should promptly apply at
the Revenue Commission office in
the area where their central office
or business is located. Non-resi-
dents should apply direct to Talla-
Here's what the changed law
xCle ratesJL o ax were incea .
generally to 4%, and many transac- 1. Expands coverage to tax com-
tions not taxed before now become mercial offices and buildings at
taxable. Since the law becomes ef- 4%. The landlord, owner or agent
fective April 1, 1968, it is essential is required to register each location
that everyone to whom the revised and collect from the tenant and
law applies shall.be advised of the remit the tax due.
new requirements and immediate- 2. Expands coverage to tax all
ly take steps to comply. fuels, including electric power, at
The Revenue Commission is pre- 4%-except gasoline or other fuels
pared to advise and assist the pub- on which 7c highway tax is impos-
Social Security and Its Benefits
Is Not Strictly for the Elderly People
"Too frequently young people the same example, if his earnings
tend to think of Social Security were $200 a month the widow and
strictly in terms of old age and children would receive $161.60. Of
medicare, and fail to realize the course, these" are only, examples
protection they are providing f6r and the amount of benefits will
themselves and their families," vary some depending on what the
says Jerry Myers; Acting-'District worker's earnings are."
Manager of the Panama' City So- 'Myers reported that many work-
cial Security Office. I would like erg are unaware of the recent
for them to stop for a minute and hanged in the Social Security law
ask themselves s6me questions- that lowered the amount of work
What would my family do if I died required to receive disability bene-
or became disabled? Where would fitsr ifthey becameive disabled before
they turn to meet the financial age 3i, and 'many'working mothers
problems that would arise? How fail to realize that by the Social
would they meet their monthly liv- Security tax they pay on their jobs
ing expenses. Part of the answer they are providing the same protec-
is monthly Social. Security checks. tion-for themselves and their chil-
Few workers, he continued, rea- dren.
lize the amount of monthly bene- .
fits payable to' youig disabled Young workers, get the facts on
workers and their families, or to what you are paying for. Stop by
widowed mothers with small chil- or call the Social Security office.
dren. 'T"For example," Myers said, The office for this area is located
"if a young father of two small at 1135 Harrison. Avenue, Panama
children were to'die, and- his'aver- City-32401. The telephone number
age earnings under Social Security is 763-5331. The' office is open Mon-
were $400 a month, the 'monthly day through >Friday from 8:30 a m.
cash benefits to his widow and to 4:30 p.m., except national holi-
children would be $318.40. 'Using days.
ed. ELxempts fuels uasea ujoy pr -
and public utilities to generate
electricity for sale.
3. Imposes a tax on industrial
machinery and equipment at flat
rate of 3%, .thus removing $5,000
limitation previously -in. effect.
4. Increases from 2% to 3% the
tax on the sale of motor vehicles,
including aircraft and self-pro-
pelled or power-drawn farm equip-
ment. The rental of such equipment
If you can't stop,..
be ready to start
So, stop first at the brake service
shop that displays the NAPA
Sign of Good Service and De-
pendable Parts. You can be sure
and not sorry with Brake Parts
that bear the NAPA .Seal. be-
cause these are professional
quality of" triple-guaranteed de.
pendability available only
through the mervice-repair shop
that show the NAPA Sign.
ST., JOE AUT
PARTS CO., InPh. 27-141c.
311 wimams Ave. Ph. 227-2141
is increased from 3% to 4%.
5. Removes ships, boats and
equipment used exclusively in
commercial fishing from exempt
status and taxes these items at 3%.
Nets so used remain exempt.
6. Imposes 4% tax on intrastate
telephone and telegraphic charges.
7. Exempts cloth, plastic and
other similar materials used for
shade, mulch, protection from frost
or insects by a farmer on a farm
owned, leased or sharecropped by
8. Taxes at 4% films, transcrip-
tions and other expendable items
used in producing radio o' televi-
9. Imposes 4% tax on leases or
rentals of parking or storage spa-
ces for motor vehicles in privately
owned parking lots or garages and
the leases or rentals of docking or
storage space for boats in privately
owned docks or marinas.
10. Expands tax on admissions to
include philharmonic associations,
opera guilds, little theatres and
11. Removes exemptions and
taxes at 4% dues paid to civic,
fraternal and religious clubs and
12. Imposes tax on magazine sub-
13. Continues exemption on gen-
eral groceries and medicines; hos-
pital rooms and meals; seeds, feeds
and fertilizers; religious, charitable
and educational non-profit institu-
tions; newspapers; professional, in-
surance and personal service trans-
14. Taxes at 4% all transactions
heretofore taxable at 3%, with the
exceptions noted in Paragraphs 44
and 5 above.
15. Adjusts brackets as follows:
10c to 25c, one cent tax; 26c to
50c, two cents; 51c to 75c, three
cents; 76c to $1.00, four cents. '
16. Continues in effect all pre-
viously adopted compliance and en-
forcement laws and procedures.
The Revenue Commission needs
and will genuinely appreciate the
prompt and orderly cooperation of
Port St. Joe needs an Airport
ITHE PERFECT COMBINATION
e R INNERSPRING 950
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There are about as many dif-
ferent types of insurance as there
are specific needs. You can't buy
them all, so it is vitally important
that you consult' with an expert,
Call on us at any time!
WE PUT THE "SURE"
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* The mattress is a 312 coil, body balanced,
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action for the life of the combination.
* Box Spring insulating and cushioning com-
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providing the ideal balance between com-
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Let's take an example. Do you
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his claim can WIPE YOU OUT un-
AT A MINIMUM COST
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THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1968 PAGE ELEVEN
It really doesn't matter.
Any coffeemaker can give you a good oup ofeoffee, -
providing you use a fine fresh coffee
that is ground exactly right for your coffeemaker.
We've always known that the correct grind
is important to coffee flavor.
That's why, years ago, we developed Custom-Grinding.
That's why we don't have just one or two grinds
but seven different grinds... to fit any coffeemaker,
including electric percolators, of course,
(Ask for medium-fine grind for electrics).
C stom-Grinding means a little extra work for us
and a little extra time for you.
(It takes 15 seconds to grind a pound).
Putwhat a difference in flavor those fewsecond make.
You know, there's only one reason we insist
on selling custom-ground bean coffees... WE CARE.
COPYRIGHT 0 1967. THE GREAT ATLANTIC & PACIFIC TEA CO.,
Del Monte Sale!
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0 CUT GREEN BEANS
SEASONED GREEN BEANS
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0 BABY LIMAS
* PINTO BEANS
@ GREAT NORTHERN BEANS
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iebee z4Pies t coffee Cake 1".L 49c
lueesr e -'8C fe o
170 million Americans-8 out of
10 U.S. families-save stamps for
fine gifts. It'sfun...s'
thrifty to save Plaid Stamps.
IF UNABLE TO PURCHASE ANY
ADVERTISED ITEM, PLEASE REQUEST
A RAIN CHECK[
Prices in this Ad are good through
Saturday, March 16
QUANTITY RIGHTS RESERVED
Extra Fancy Red or Golden
"Super-Right" Western Beef
"Super-Right" Western Beef C
"Super-Right" Western Beef
Short Ribs L
Virginia Farms Old Fashioned
Cured Hamss L
GRADE "A" QUICK FR(
I Foremost Parisienne
Pure Vegetable Shcrtening
Lau ::1ry DTrgent 100 off
I Suana Ea:t
Svald dressing r
R o 45(
Of 200 49t7
(St. Patricks Day Special!)
D BEE 2 to 4-Lb.
D BEE Average Lb.79c
OZEN (With Ribs)
Special Baby Formula Condensed LiquidcSpeciall
89 ENFAMIL 3 Cans 79
Special Ann Page Grape Jelly or Special!
Ctn: 39 GRAPE JAM 3 ~ 69a
4f off Label! (Limit
or more order)
S A & P Brand
A & P Plastic
A & P Quick Frozen Ci
A & P Grade A APPLE
(24-oz. Pkg. 5S)
k 2Pk.of M
i4 4. 79c
Cap'n John's Frozen Cream of Shrimp Soup or
Oyster Stew 3 Cos. 1.00
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Glo-Coat n. 89 Jax Nestea 3ar $1.33 Jax Coffee 6-Ja 890 Jax Honey J"'r 45 ax Detergent 530 ax
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...ss "Super-Right" Country Treat Whole Hog
Ib. 78c Pork Sausage 1-Lb. 59c,
Chuck AlIgood Brand Sogar Cured
Lb. 98c Sliced Bacon 2 99<
Cap'n John's Frozen French Fried
. 39c Fish Sticks 3' Pos .00
I County Cap'n John's Frozen
oe) 79c Perch Fillets Pkg.39c
ERN BEEF Bone in
1968, at the Exchange's Annual
Conference in Boca Raton, Florida.
Perez said that Florida Power has
won this first-place safety award
three times in the past in 1961,
1962, and 1963.
"And this achievement in 1967
is another great tribute to the
2,600 safety-minded employees of
Florida Power Corporation," said
Boy Scouts Plan
Camporee At Tyndall
During the past two months the
Boy Scouts,* Troop 47 of Port St.
Joe, under the guidance of Dr. Rob-
ert E. King, Scoutmaster, has been
on several campouts. '
In the month of February, two
campouts were held. A five mile
hike was completed by the troop,
and instructions Were given in
mapping and trailing by Dr. King.
Everyone had a good time on these
Our weekly meetings are held
on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. at
the Scout House on 10th Street.
During our meetings we were giv-
en instructions in the use and the
safety of firearms by our assistant
We are presently planning a
Camporee at Tyndall Air Force
Base on March 22 and 23. All scout
members are practicing for the
various events that will be held
during the Camporee.
-A Court of Honor will be held
after the Camporee on April 1 at
the Scout House and the general
public will be invited.
Anyone interested in becoming
a Scout can do so by attending any
weekly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on
Monday. The-age limit is 11 years
by DON JERNIGAN
Sgt. Gordon G. Griffin
Stationed 'In Thailand
U. S. AIR FORCES, Thailand-
Sergeant Gordon G. Griffin, son of
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Griffin of 820
10th St., Port St. Joe is on duty at
Udorn Royal Thai AFB, Thailand.
Sergeant Griffin, a supply inven-
tory specialist, is a member of the
Pacific Air Forces.,
Before his arrival in Thailand,
he was assigned to Jacksonville.
The sergeant, a 1963 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School, received
his A.S. degree in 1965 from Jones
His wife, Loraine, is the daugh-
ter of Mrs. Ola Bovington of Eighth
R. H. Ellzey, Jr. 'Is
Chipola Class Officer
MARIANNA-Richard L. Hinson,
Jr., Marianna, stepped unopposed
into the presidency of the Chipola
Student Government Association
during this week's elections. Rob-
Fert H. Ellzey, Jr., of Port St. Joe,
won a close race for sophomore
Miss Wendy Hill, sophomore
from Hampton, was elected chief
justice. Sophomore class senators
are Claire O'Neal, Milton; Charlotte
Mulkey, Cottondale; Sue Moody,
Chattahoochee and Ray Campbell,
DeFuniak Springs. Siomara Garcia,
Lakeland, won--in a run-off election
for SGA vice-president against Den-
nis Neilsen of Marianna.
Florida Power First
'in Safe Operations
"Florida Power Corporation has
won first-place honors in the 1967
Accident Prevention Contest' of the
Southeastern Electric Exchange.-'
announced A. iP. Pere., president
and chief executive office r of Flor-
The first-phece award is in the
Exchange's Group One category
which includes companies having
2,501 employees or mora. Perez
company surpassed the safety re-
cords in nine other like-sizd elec-
tric utility companies located in the
southeastern Lnited States.'
Covering the period of 12
months which ended on December
31, 1967, the award is bacd on the
f-equency of occurrence of disabl-
irag .' jury accidents; thus the com-
pany recording the lowest frequen-
cy of this type of accident is the
Perez said, "Florida Power's fre-
quency rate for 1967 was .97 (less
than one) accidents per million
man-hours worked. By comparison,
the latest national figures ',l66) of
accidents frequency rates for elec-
tric utility companies reveals an
average of 5.36 accidents per mil-
lion man-hours worked.
Officials of the Southeastern,
Electric Exchange will present
the first-place a&gid to Florda'
Power Corporation on March 26,
Label! (Limit 1 w/$5. or more order)
Cheese Spread ,
Hudson Tissue 4
Facial Tissue 2
EXTRA SPECIAL! U.S. NO. 1 ROUND WHITE
Fresh Crisp Speciall A & P Roasted In the Shell Speciall
LETTUCE 2 Heads29c PEANUTS TB: 39c
Fresh Juicy Speciall Fresh Green Speciall
ORANGES 5 LB 59c CABBAGE Lb. 6c
I FINE PORCELAIN CHINA
Lb. 19 SAUCE 4
I--I -- --- I
MILD: AND' MELLOW.-,
MEtF STAR, Porrt St. Joe, Florida
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1968
Holland to Tackle
(Continued From Page 1)
cannot, offer "a tax paying busi
nessman's solution for". He say
he is aware of the burden of ad
valorem- taxes to the averagei
"I feel that adequate homestea(
exemption was a major'factor. i
the fabulous growth of our state
If we are not now to stagnate
homestead exemption must be in
creased, and this will be one o
'my prime objectives when I rep
resent you in Tallahassee," Hol
land declared in his statement..
'As a motel owner and charter
boat operator, both dependent on
tourist .trade, Holland laid claim
to "working long and hard toward
promoting and developing our area
and making it a better place tc
live, work and play."
Holland said, "I never got any.
thing without working for it, and
I expect to have to work to earn
the right to represent our area in
the Legislature. This I promise to
Holland said that he would be
glad to meet with any civic, reli-
gious, labor or ladies organizations
and explain his views on the var-
ious problems of the area.
He is married to the former Miss
Louise Allen, and they live with
their three children at Mexico
Beach. They are active members
of :the Long Avenue Baptist
He was elected to the first city
council in his home community of
Mexico Beach and is now serving
(Continued From Page 1)
years to get this passed through
the State Association of County
Commisisoners. Last year it was;
presented to the Legislature but it
failed to pass by a small vote.
Kennedy says that if he is re-elect-
ed, he will continue to work for
the passage of this bill.
Kennedy says that he spearhead-
ed the movement of the County
Commissioners of Gulf County in
obtaining water for Highland View
and is presently working to secure
water and sewer facilities for the
Gulf County Beaches, White City
and Oak Grove. He introduced to
the county the soil-cement method
of road paving that has reduced the
cost of paving from approximately
$50,000 per mile to approximately
$13,000 per mile. Kennedy says he
'does not .claim credit for all of
these advancements, as it was
through the cooperation of the
other members of the present
board and those members of the
past that these things were accom-
Kennedy says, "It is my policy
'to serve all of the people to the
best of my ability and not just a
favored, few. If I, am re-elected I
will continue to work in this same
SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE STAID
Edgar M. Williams
(Continued From Page 1)
. and seven grandsons.
Active casketbearers were L. D.
d Davis, Bill Rich, David Rich, S. C.
e, Pridgeon, E. L. Antley, James Hor-
ton: Honorary bearers were James
Rish; Gus Thomas, Carlous Har-
d buck, Archie Floyd, Roy "Edinfield,
n Carroll Revells, John Cumbie, Joe
, Norred, Hubert Larkins, Charles
, Cloud, Thomas Wood, William
" Woodham, Louie Flowers,-.Donald
f Gilmore, R. S. Jeter, Billy Batson,
* Carl Ard, John Pate, Troy Jones,
- Kenneth Siprell, Donald Keith,
Bill Whaley, John Odum, Murdic
r Harcus, Raymond Hightower, Paul
Blount, Bill Harper, Milton Chafin,
George McLawh6n, Curtis Griffin
and Claude Weston.
Prevatt. Funeral Home was in
'(Continued From Page 1)
for right of way for a new road
to be constructed in Willis Swamp.
The new road would begin at the
Willis Landing Road and run due
North to the Howard Creek road,
intersecting the Howard Creek
Road near the new Sauls Creek
Commissioner Kennedy asked
that the Board ask the State Board
of Parks to set aside a parcel of
land on St. Joseph's Peninsula for
a camp site for the State's retard-
ed. children institutions. The par-
cel is removed from the State Park
site currently under construction
on the Peninsula and separated
from the main park by land which
is privately owned. The Board
agreed to make this request.
(Continued From Page 1)
post again without permission they
would be dismissed and their cer-
tificates turned over to the, State
Board off Education for removal".
Money made a motion that the tea-
chers be re-hired on an individual
basis with his penalties spelled out.
He also asked for a ban in the
classrooms of any material except
those provided for teaching pur-
poses. His motion died for lack of
Board member Bill Rich said,
"We told the teachers Tuesday the
conditions under which they would
be re-hired. We should stand by
Member Kenneth Whitfield stat-
ed, "My purpose is to get our
schools back in order again as soon
as possible I feel the teachers
are adult enough to know to con-
duct themselves in the classroom
and we have laws to deal with any
unauthorized walk-outs in the fu-
Zack Wuthrich of Port St. Joe
High School had presented the
Board a list of teachers who wished
to be re-instated to their former
positions with no punitive action
taken against them. The list stated
that the teachers "individually and
collectively" asked for re-instate-
ment." The list contained the
Radiological Monitor Class
Planned by Civil Defense
A. P. Jackson, Director of Gulf struments will be taught and the teach the course. Those wanting t r
County Civil Defense, announces methods of handling are easily register should call Mrs. Dorothy
the beginning of another course to learned. Filmstrips and movies Craig at the office of the uperin-
train radiological monitors. 'The will illustrate the talks. Crag at the office of the Superin-
first meeting of the class will be M. L. Britt, Assistant Radiologi- tendent of Public Instruction, 229-
held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 1 cal Officer for Gulf County, will 6124.
and will continue on Monday nights
for seven successive sessions of I RA -
two hours each.
Meetings will'be held in the Com-
missioner's conference room in the
Gulf County Courthouse at 1000
Fifth Street in Port St. Joe.
Radiological monitors have a vi-
tal part in the radiological defense
of our county. In the event nuc-
lear weapons are dropped in this
area, radioactive fallout may cause
many casualties. Among the princi-
pal jobs of radiological defense is
to limit such damage to people
and materials, also to speed the re-
Washington High Tigers tnter Iourney
The Washington High Tigers
will meet Harris High of Hastings
in their first game at the Northern
Division, Class B Negro State Tour-
nament at Tallahassee.
. The Tigers will go into the con-
test with a 15-2 record and with
two top scorers in Charles Bea-
chum and George Williams.
Both Beachum, a six foot junior
guard and Williams, a 6-11/ fresh-
man forward, are averaging around
Hill, a 6-2 senior forward, is av-
eraging 28 points per game.
The probable starting line-up for
Coach David Jones Tigers is Tho-
mas Sims and George Williams on
the posts; James Anthony, at cen-
ter and Charles Beachum and Cecil
Webb on the guards. Webb is thy
only senior in the line-up.
Other Tigers who are expecting
to see reserve action are Norris
Langston, Willie Smiley, John Dan-
iels, Charles Givens and Henr,
Peterson and Givens, a pair of
freshmen, were moved up to the
varsity after regular season play.
The winner of the tournament
will meet the Southern Division
winner for the state championship.
Your prescription is an order for a specific medication, for a specific indi-
vidual, for a specific time. It is originated by your doctor and filled by your
Registered Pharmacist Today's prescription' consists of eight specific and
1. Date-included lo verify the medicine is applicable'to a current illness.
2. Name and address-so that none but the patient may use the prescription.
3. Superscription -"Rx"... the symbol generally believed derived from the
Latin,"recipe" meaning, "take thou."
4. Inscription-the name and quantity of each ingredient.prescribed.
5. Subscription- directions to the pharmacist explaining dosage,form and
quantity of the pharmaceifical.
S.Signatura-directions to the patient on quantity, timing and method of
taking the prescription.
7. Refill information-for use by the pharmacist to facilitate service to the
8. Signature- or initials cf the prescribing physician to verify the order.
Your prescription obviously is more than Latin phrases written on a piece
of paper. It represents, a lifegiving force which enables us all to live longer,
healthier, happier lives.
For the highest pharmaceutical standards, low prices
consistent with quality and the personal attention you
can always depend upon, bring your prescriptions to
OUR exa PHARMACY
Buzzett's Drug Store
317 Williams Ave. Ph. 227-3371
Drive-ln Window Service'- Plenty of Free Parking
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WOMEN HUNT, TOO!
Mrs. Richard McClelland, wife of Game Supervisor McClel'jind,
Port St. Joe, Game and Fresh Water Fish Con)mission, admires a
wild turkey set free recently near Sumatra in the Liberty Wildlife
Management Area and Apalachicola National Forest. According to
McClelland, 10 turkeys have already been placed in the area, with
five more to be placed there later in the spring. He stated that a
total of 45 turkeys will be relocated in Northwest Florida by the
Commission this year to increase turkey population.
(Game Commission Photo)
, There are few agencies which
have a message to give like the
Essentially, the forest story be-
gan to gain a little circulation back
in the 20's. With Florida's forests
then at the point of extinction
from wildfire, incendiarism, and
ruthless harvesting the message
had a- small,' even humble begin-
Gradually it emerged and gain-
ed a measure of acceptance. That
message developed concurrently
with the Florida Forest Service
which today lists itf official duties
as (1) prevention and suppression
of forest fires, (2) giving informa-
tion on forests their care and
value, (3) enforcement of laws
which pertain to forests and wood-
lands, and (4) encouraging refores-
tation and good forest -manage-
At first, fire fighting was the
principal function of the Florida
Forest Service. As time passed, re-
by CHARLES REEVES
o County Forester
forestation .began also to take an
important; place in the operation.
Now the forest and wood pro-
ducts industry is a major industry
within the state. Giant mills work
around the clock turning moun-
tains of forest raw material into
pulp, cellulose and paper. The jobs,
-payrolls, and livelihood of many
thousands of Floridians are involv-
ed in the vital and growing enter-
prise of converting raw forest ma-
terial into useful products.
Presiding over the Florida Forest
Service is a five-man Board of For-
estry. Individual appointments to
the Board expire at varied inter-
vals,' assuring continuous exper-
The Florida Forest Service is, as
the name implies, a service agency
to the citizens of Florida. Market
demand for raw forest material is
expected to double in the years
just ahead. So foresters say, "Pines
Stand Tall in Florida's future."
Science Talent Search for Area Students
A Science Talent Search, which-
offers high school students in the
area an opportunity to express
their ideas and efforts via presen-
tation of scientific papers before
an audience of scientists, is a new
feature of this year's Region H
Science Fair to be held Thursday,
Friday and Saturday at the-Navy
iMine Defense Laboratory in Pan-
VFW Post Sponsoring
Dance Saturday Night
Port St. Joe's Veterans of For-
eign Wars Chapter is sponsoring
a round and square dance Saturday
night at the Centennial Building
beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Music will be provided by a lo-
cal country and western band.
Admission to the dance will be
$3.00 per couple,_
names of all teachers who had
After voting to reconsider their
earlier action placing punitive ac-
tions against absent teachers, the
Board then voted to re-hire, with-
out prejudice, but with loss of pay
while off the job, all the teachers
of all Gulf County schools. The
vote again was three to one, with
Money again casting a "no" vote.
The Talent Search is being held
this year to bring science-oriented
high school sophomores and jun-
iors in contact with Florida col-
leges and universities.
Scheduled to be held Friday eve-
ning at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium
of 'the Recreation Building at the
Navy Mine Defense Laboratory,
the ScienceTalent Search1 compe-
tition is restricted to high school
students in their sophomore or
junior year. Each county of the six
included in the Region II Science
Fair is allowed two speakers, one
in physical science and one in bio-
Students from Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Wash-
ington counties, are eligible to par-
ticipate in the Talent Search por-
tion of the Science Fair.
to be pickedfup for repair
One Week Service on Repairs
BROWN SHOE REPAIR
FOR SALE: 3 bedroom house, shell
home, on 2 lots, end of 4th St.,
in Highland View. Inquire after
4:30 weekdays. Anytime Sat., or
FOR SALE: Home at St. Joe Beach.
4 bedrooms, 2 baths, dining room
large den, large utility room, dou-
ble garage. On 4 lots. With screen-
ed-in cook house plus sink and %
bath, 4 double beds and double
boat shed. Phone 648-4251 after
5:00 p.m. tfc-3-14
FOR SALE:, 3 bedroom frame
home, 1% baths, separate dining,
living room, large kitchen, knotty
pine walls throughout, 2 large
screened porches, fenced in back
yard. Equity and payments or re-
finance. 125 Hunter Circle. 227-
FOR SALE: 30'x30' house. 1 bed-
room, large living room and
sleeping porch, kitchen and dining
room combined. To be moved. St.
Joe Beach. Pete Ivey, 648-3806. 4p
FOR SALE: Three bedroom frame
house. Nice garden, large utility'
house or barn. Priced right for
quick sale. Call 227-5861 or 227-
8867 after 4:00 p.m.' 4tp3-7
FOR SALE: Dwelling on lots 12,
13, 14 and 15 in Block 3, Wimico
Subdivision, White City. Contact
Citizens' Federal. tfc-1-18
FOR SALE or RENT: 2 bedroom
mobile home. Next to W. H.
Weeks, Highland View. Real nice.
C. W. Long. Phone 227-3972. tfc
HOUSE FOR SALE: Oak Grove
area. Nice 3 bedroom home at
202 Cherokee Street on corner lot.
Small down payment and immed-
iate possession. Pay for it like rent.
Owner will finance for qualified
party. Contact Johnny Jones Box
246, Panama City or call collect.
FOR SALE: 3 bedroom, masonry
house. Built-in oven and range,
wall to wall- arpet, paneled den.
Located on corner lot with chain
link fence. Faye 'Hudson, 1911
Long Ave. tfc-10-12
FOR SALE: House. 3 bedrooms, 1%
baths. Located at 2109 Long Ave-
nue. Keys next door, 2107 Long,
Faison residence. $13,650 VA fi-
nanced at 4%%. $300.00 down. S.
E. Morris, Panama City, Day phone
763-7441. Night phone 763-3769. tfc
FOR SALE: 2 story home, 1902
Monument Ave. On water. Bill
Carr 229-3011 or M. Carr, 227-8111.
FOR SALE: 2 bedroom house on
St. Joe Beach. Very reasonable.
Call 227-3286. tfc-2-29
FOR SALE-TO BE, MOVED: 3
bedroom shell home. Completely
finished with oak floors and tile
bath. To be moved on your lot.
Would make ideal beach house.
Price includes moving. Call 227-
Nice three bedroom home on
corner of lola St., and 2nd
St. Small down payment and
owner will finance small bal-
ance. Immediate possession
for right party.
763-4282 P. 0. Box 246
Panama City, Florida
ssifed Ads -
body Reads 'em"
FOR RENT: One and two bedroom
attractively furnished a p a rt-
ments. Cool in summer, warm in
winter. Gas heat, window fans.
They must be seen to be apprec-
iated. Also NICE TRAILER PARK-
ING SPACE. Phone 229-2410, Wimi-
co Lodge Apartments and Trailer
Park, White City. tfc-10-12
FOR RENT: Warehouse space and
storage. Hurlbut Furniture Co.
Phone 227-4271. tfc-6-8
FOR RENT: 2 nicely furnished hou-
ses; one 2 bedroom and one bed-
room. St. Joe Beach. Available
now. Call 648-3472. tfc-12-7
FOR RENT: 2 bedroom cottage ati
Beach and one bedroom house
in town. Apply at Smith's Phar-
FOR SALE: Wizard garden tiller.
$45.00. Phone 648-4251 after 5 p.m.
FOR SALE: 3 hp. Evinrude motor.
$35.00. See Glenn Boyles at
Boyles Department Store. tfc-3-14
FOR SALE: 14ft. aluminum travel
trailer. Sleeps four people. Has
sink, two-burner gas stove, ice box,
and ample storage area. Days call
229-3611. After 6 p.m. 229-3026 or
see at 131 Bellamy Circle.
FOR SALE: 14 foot Sporteraft
boat. 28 hp. Evinrude motor, trai-
ler $325.00. Call Ruby Brown, bus-
iness 227-2511, home 227-8541. 3tp
GOOD SELECTION of used TV's.
Arnold's Furniture & TV. 323
Reid Ave. tfc-2-29
FOR SALE:' Cadillac Sedan deVille.
In first class condition inside and
out. H. F. Ayers. 227-3986. tfc-2-29
FOR SALE: 1962 Falcon 4-door se-
dan. Air conditioned, radio and
heater. W. 0. Anderson. tfc-3-14
DO YOU NEED someone to do
your idoning? If so, please call
NO. 1 DRIVE-IN'THEATRE
Friday and Saturday
March 15 and 16
2 New Shows -
Brigit Bardot and
George Hamilton in
NEXT WEEK -
"WICKED DREAMS of
"HOUR OF THE GUN"
In Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe
Comforter Funeral Home
HELP WANTED: Male or female.
A good reliable person to supply
customers with Rawleigh products
in Calhoun or Gulf County. Write
Rawleigh FYC-100-127 Memphis,
Tenn. 3-14-28, 4-11 5-2
FOR CHAIN LINK FENCE call
Emory Stephens. Free estimate.
Guarantee on labor and materials.
Low down payment. Phone 227-
DOMESTIC HELP WANTED: $1.25
per hour, 2 days a week plus ab-
sorbing social security tax. Must
furnish own transportation. Must
be emotionally stable, reliable. An-
swer in own ..handwriting to P. 0.
Box 308. tfc-3-7
FOR REORDERS of Beauti-Control
cosmetics. Call Mabel Baxley,
229-6100. 1109 Monument Ave. tfct
INCOME TAX RETURNS I
BERNARD 0. WESTER
813 Marvin Ph. 227-8586
After 5:00 p.m.
Subscribe to Prentice Hall
Federal Tax Guide
J. D. CLARK
Will be back March 23. Mean-
while if you want your tax re-
turns completed promptly and
efficiently mail W-2's and in-
formation to Rt. 5, Box 13,
Milton, Fla. 32570 or take to
MONTGOMERY & CLARK
1607 Garrison Ph. 229-5671
Friends and Clients
INCOME TAX SERVICE
C. L. or KAYE GIBSON
P. 0. Box 541
tfc Trilby, Fla. 33593 1.4
SEPTIC TANKS pumped out. Call
Buford Griffin. Phone 229-2937.
JACK'S GUN SHOP-Guns reliair-
ed, reblueing, reloading supplies.
Guns bought, sold. and traded. Call
Jack L. Myers, 648-3961, St. Joe
GUNS REPAIRED J
REFINISHED -- RESTOCKED
Junk guns bought for parts.
Call or see
L. C. "Red" CARTER
Ph. 648-4045 St. Joe Beaclf
HEATH RADIO and
4tp Oak Grove 2-1
All work guaranteed
R.A.M.-Regular convocation on St.
Joseph Chapter No. 56, R.A.M.,
1st and 3rd Mondays. All visiting
WALTER CRUTCHFIELD, H. P.
HOWARD BLICK, See.
WILLIS V. ROWAN, POST 116,
THE AMERICAN LEGION, meet-
iLg second and fourth Tuesday
nights. 8:00 p.m. American Legion
THERE WILL BE a regular com-
munication of Port St. Joe Lodge
No. 1ll, F. & A. M., every first
and third Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
H. L. BURGE, Secretary
JAMES HORTON, W. M.
e A STAR Classified...
... They Get The Job Done
cover of normal activities in the 20 points p game.
county.edge of the amount of nu- In last year's tournament, held
Knowledge of the amount of nu- in St. Augustine, the Tigers were
clear radiation is important to'alln St. Augustne, the Tigers were
citizens for their protection. Train- defeatedby the FAMU Hgh Ratt-
ed monitors will be able to render lers 63-61 in their first game.
a valuable service to the county by Incidentally, FAMU made it to
measuring and reporting radiation the tournament again this year,
levels. The use of Civil Defense in- and boast a top scorer in Theophi-
I I I L;i
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ME STAP, OortSt. Joe, Florida