The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 25, 1975
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Publlihed Every Thursday at 306 Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida
By The Star Publishing Company
Second-Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Wesley R. Rmsey.......................... ............... Editor and Publisher
William H. Ramsey .................... ..................... Production Supt.
Frenchie L Ramsey ...................................... Office Manager
Shirley K. Ramsey......... ...;. ................. Typesetter, Subscriptioos


IN COUNTY-ONE YEAR, $5.00 SIX MOS., $3.00 THREE MOS., $127.50
OUT OF COUNTY-One Year, $6.00 OUT OF U.S.-One Year, $7.00

TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in advertisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable
for damage further than amount received for such advertisement.

The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighedThe spoken word barely
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Spreading Christmas Cheer
Wheelettes were spreading Christmas cheer last Friday to patients at

Fire Dept.

Port St. Joe's Volunteer
Fire Department recently
elected a slate of officers to
serve during the coming year.
Elected as chief was Bas-
com Hamm. Benton Hamm
was named assistant chief;
Hinton Hamm, captain; Jim-
my Barfield and Waylon Gra-
ham, lieutenants; James
Graves, arresting officer and
*William H. Ramsey, secre-
The newly elected officers
will serve during 1976.

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Happy Birthday, Jesus!
That's what it is, you know; the
'birthday of Jesus Christ, who gave
ithe ultimate of gifts for mankind.
S bAaistmas will be with us in
'anotlrer few hours and the giving -M
:and receiving of gifts will be the
order of the day. Along with the gifts
comes a time of happiness, good
cheer, good thoughts for and of each
other; especially loved ones and
Isn't this what Jesus would have
us feel for one another? Wouldn't he
have us to regard our fellow man
with such esteem that we would be
compelled to give him or her a gift,
wish them well, or express love and
-concern? From what we read of His
:teachings, this is the way He would
have it.
We don't feel overly concerned
toward the practice of giving gifts at
Christmas as some do. It's sort of
nice that a time of the year can come
when we will feel so disposed. The
remainder of the year seems to be
designated to ignoring or forgetting
our fellow man.

Christmas, then, is special. It's
a time of year when we can make up
for the rudeness, the sadness, the
hard feelings of the year previous.
For some, Christmas br'iUi last
mifiute reprieve from, ar of
just plain cussedness.
One can wa*k the streets most
any day of the year and the crowds
are not so thick as they are at
Christmas. The faces are not so
happy as they are at Christmas. And
all of this hustle to buy, the happy
look on faces, is brought about by the
fact that they are doing something
for someone else. We wonder how
many realize this?
If we were going to remember
Christ's birthday in any way which
we feel he would approve of, we
think it would be in doing just what
we do at Christmas time; remember
others and try to do something to
make them happy.
He said, "When you do some-
thing for the least of these, my
children, you do it for me, too". A
gift to make someone else happy at
Christmas makes Christ happy too.
Merry Christmas to you all.

Mark One for Ford

Chalk one up for President Ford
and for yourself as a tax payer.
After what looked like a coming
year of increased taxes, all because
Congress wouldn't agree to reduce
spending as well as taxes, it looks as
iif we will continue to enjoy the
benefits of reduced taxes taken from
our pay checks next year. What is
taken is enough, to be sure, and with
the threat of an increase in the take
by the government, it didn't sound
too good for the coming year.
Congress wanted to continue the
tax reduction and let the spending go
on as if the money were there all the
time. This, of course, means we may
not pay the taxes this year, but we
would be saddled with the re-
payment of the spending we are
going to do next year by making it up
in years to come-after paying high
interest on what we had spent for
several years.
President Ford felt, and we
agree with him, that if taxes were
cut, spending should be also. Con-
gress felt differently. They felt it
was all right to go on spending more

than we were paying for and let
some other generation worry about
re-payment. The trouble with that
thinking is that we have already
been doing that for a generation and
a half and the bll is getting bigger
and bigger with no sign of re-pay-
ment or reducing our debt.
We can't keep that up forever.
Now President Ford has vetoed
the Congressional tax cut legislation
and forced them to agree to the
spending cut in order to get the voter
popular tax cut.'
When we get down to examina-
tion of where our tax dollar goes, we
can see that one of the largest hunks
goes to pay the interest on what we
have borrowed. The interest pc.y-
ment each year is now considerably
more than foreign aid; it's a little
above what we pay for welfare and
the other HEW goodies and takes a
considerable chunk of our national
treasury. So you see, we are not in
trouble because we give our money
away; we're in trouble because we
try to live beyond our means. That's
the same thing which gets us into
trouble at home.

With the coming of Christmas on.Thursday,
there is only a week left in 1975. It hasn't been the
gloomy year which was predicted at the outset
back in January. True, the year has seen large
numbers of unemployed, business has been up
and down, the money left after taxes went a little
farther than it did the year before and the

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g Virtues of Forgiving

and Forgetting


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One reason that it is difficult
to find a man who will admit
he forgot to put the cat out last
night could be the memory
refresher held almost every-
where in the desire to improve
the memory.
Some parents in the Yellow
River Valley of bygone days
had a strong belief in teaching
their children about the art of
memory through the applica-
tion of physical forces.
All who have suffered the
pain, but maybe the good for-
tune, to attend one of the old
fashioned memory refresher
courses held in the wood shed
of the backyard can attest to
the fact that when our father
and chief instructor had fin-

ished diagramming on our
backsides with a leather razor
strap, that we had a pretty
clear picture of what it was
that we were supposed to re-
member, and what it was that
we were to forget.
A smart young student of
human relations says that one
good way to develop a fine
memory is in the ability to
forget many things. From his
young thoughts, the college
student seems to think there is
more demand today for a way
to forget, than a way to re-
The unkind thoughts and ac-
tions we extend to each other,
and also receive from each
other, during some unguarded

and unpleasant moment of life
often are difficult to erase,
even with our modern physi-
cal environment.
Forgiving and forgetting
are so interestingly and close-
ly forged together, it seems
that they could be one and the
same thing.
Without interfering with any
of the many fine human attri-
butes, what a wonderful attri-
bute is the rare ability to
forgive. Within the beautiful
humility of forgiveness, there
is nothing to forget, leaving
only the sweet and refreshing
aspects of a truly great pre-
sent within the memory for-

District Library

Board Discusses

Increasing Costs

The effects of higher costs of Jane Patton, director of lib- visiting the nine buildings and
utilities, books, insurance and raries. "Our services are uni- three bookmobiles serving
retirement plan were some of que in that it may appear we this area. Instead, hours have
the problems discussed at a can provide all kinds of lib- had to be reduced in three of
recent Northwest Regional rary materials to all people in the counties not meeting the
Library System board meet- our six counties. While in a funding level required to
ing. The executive board, em- sense this is true, we have the maintain services.
powered by action at the responsibility of avoiding the
annual meeting held late in duplication of services offered
October, defined certain by other libraries. It is up to us M aSOns to
policy changes to help combat to coordinate our efforts with
inflation, those of others and of agencies Install
Fines for overdue books, such as nursing homes, cere-
held at two cents a day for bral palsy clinic, centers for announced that
perhaps 20 years, will now be the retarded, blind and deaf, It has been announced that
five cents a day for most books schools and colleges, and bethe local MasoniCha Lodge andof
and 10 cents a day for seven open hours that can be used by the Royal Arch Chapter ofld
day loans. Visitors to the area every working person in the York iilat onse monies
are asked to pay five dollars area. We feel a special respon- point inst allation ceremoSaturies
for the loan of library books sibility for the non-school in- at their lodge hall on Satur-
while film programs and all dividual and his informational day, December 27, at 7:00
other services remain free. needs-business men, inves- p.m.
Twenty-five cents will be tors, parents, Sunday School This is to families an friends meet-
charged for replacement of teachers, civic groups, young initedh families and n with friem n an
lost library cards. A charge of people with interests unre- lnvd-fashioned to join wierth t dish
25 cents will also be made for lated to curriculum assign- old-fashioned covered dishtallaon
special searches for specified ments, and particularly the dinner prior to the installation
titles such as best sellers in personal needs of individuals of officers for the calendar
fiction. It is not legal to charge Since the library's use has Luther O. Leavins, Past Dis-
for library cards initially, compounded in a phenomenal trict Deputy Grand Master of
officials explained, fashion during the inflationary the Fourth Masonic District
"We must retain quality trend, longer hours are needed will be the installing officer
public library" service," said for the use of the thousands for the evening.

Municipal Hospital. The group of girls presented patients with favors and
serenaded each with Christmas Carols. The girls are shown singing to Mrs.
Alice Russell. The Wheelettes are a service organization of Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr.
High School. Star Photo



general theme of things seemed to be pretty good
in 1975.
Here in Port St. Joe and Gulf County, our
industries suffered some down time during the
year, but not so much as in other locations. Most
everyone around these parts who wanted to work
could find' something to do.
That's one thing we like about Port St. Joe.
Things may not boom like they do in the big city.
We lead a more sedentary life. But things don't
go to pot to such a degree that our people go
hungry, like they do in other places.
I think the people in Gulf County will be well
fed this Christmas. Judging from the lines in the
grocery stores, people are going to eat. That's
more than they are doing in more than half of the
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We had a snow scare here in Port St. Joe last
Saturday. How does that grab you for Florida?
We've had snow before, but it usually comes in
February or early March, if at all. If the threat
had materialized and given us a "white
Christmas", we could boast of having just about
everything here in Florida. As it is, we have the
best of what we do have and I wouldn't trade it
for those blizzards they are having in the north
and west.
It is gdod to have a little cool weather,
however. The past few winters have been
unseasonably mild. We need a little cold weather
to kill the bugs.
In spite of the cold snap the latter part of last
week, we predict we will have our usual beautiful
day at Christmas here in the Panhandle.
You may not subscribe to the theory of E. E.
Callaway up in Bristol that this part of Florida
harbored the Garden of Eden, but everything
considered, God could not have found a better
place for it.

I'm going to stay home Christmas. No
travelling for me. Christmas is the day for the
family and travelling just isn't the family thing
to do at this time of the year.
We can say that easy, since we have all of
our family here. If they were spread over half
the United States, as some are, we'd probably be
going somewhere, too. But then, travelling would
be to bring the family together.
At our house, we will have the usual crowd at
home Christmas Eve for opening presents. The
grandsons (no granddaughters, yet, but we have
two daughters working on that) will keep things
lively for an hour or so. When Christmas is over
it'll feel just like pulling off a pair of these
modern shoes. You are glad to wear them be-
cause they make you look nice. When you pull
them off, then, it sure does feel good.
I have been on a diet of sorts for the past
month or two, losing about a pound or two a
month. Christmas will change all that, for a day
or two, at least. I'm not going to leave anything

I was saddened to learn last Saturday of the
death of I. C. Nedley Friday night.
Mr. Nedley was a unique man. He served our
city for a long while as a City Commissioner and
was always interested in what was good for Port
St. Joe.
Mr. Nedley had been here a long time, did a
lot of good for the people and the town and made
his presence felt while he was here. Anyone
could die with a peace of mind if they had served
as Mr. Nedley did.
Of course, he will be missed. The nice thing
about his life is that he will not be forgotten.

iiIiE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

THURSDAY. DEC. 25, 1975

THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 195

Mrs. Myrtice Orr Smith, Widow of

Star's Founder, Died Monday

Myrtice Orr Smith, age 74,
died Monday night in Munici-
pal Hospital after an extended
illness. She was a long-time
resident of Port St. Joe,
coming here in 1911. Her late
husband, William Shelby
Smith, founded The Star, Port
St. Joe's weekly newspaper in

She is survived by three.
nephews, George Coody of
Port St. Joe, Junior Coody of
North Adams, Mass., and
Charles Coody of Birming-
ham, Ala.; and four nieces,
Evelyn Coody of Alabama;
Clarice Dustin of North.

Adams, Mass., Mary La-
Flanne of North Adams, Mass.
and Arlene Estes of Houston,
Funeral arrangements were
incomplete at press time
Tuesday. All arrangements
were under the direction of
Comforter Funeral Home

Mother of Hubert
Harrison Dies
Mrs. Ethel Mae Harrison,
mother of Hubert Harrison of
Port St. Joe, passed away
Monday, December 15, follow-
ing a lengthy illness. Mrs.
Harrison, age 77, was at Bap-
tist Village in Waycross, Ga.
Drive Carefully During
the Christmas Holidays


Jaycees Introduce Children to Santa Claus
Port St. Joe's Jaycees enter- children to refreshments and given $15.00 in cash by the organization holds the party
trained 17 children at a christ- arranged for a visit from Jaycees and taken on a Christ- each year under their "Toys
mas party in the St. James Santa Claus to come talk to the. mas shopping tour of Port St. for Tots" program. The pro-
Episcopal Parish House Sat- kids and give each a present. Joe during the morning.
urday morning. gram is financed by Jaycee
The Jaycees treated the Each of, the children were The young men's service projects throughout the year.

Ivory Carl Nedley, Veteran City

Servant, Dies at Age of 84

Ivory Carl Nedley, age 84, a
resident of 1105 Monument
Avenue, died at 12:30 a.m.
Saturday at Municipal Hospi-
tal following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Nedley was a member
of the Catholic faith and a
native of Apalachicola. He
came to Port St. Joe in 1921,
opened a general store and
other businesses with his bro-
ther, Bob Nedley. He served 25
years in the City Commission
(more than any other man in
the history of Port St. Joe). Six
of those years were served as
mayor. During this time the
first street, Reid Avenue, was
paved. Mr. Nedley also served
as City Judge for several
years. He and his wife owned

and operated Nedley's Cafe
for six years and Nedley's
Florist Shop for 16 years, and
was a retired.employee of St.
Joe Paper Co,
Survivors, include his wife,
Mrs; Bessie Johnson Nedley of
Port St. Joe; a son, Robert
Nedley of Port St. Joe; three
daughters, Mrs. Iva Mae Her-
ring of Port St. Joe, Mrs.
Kathleen Eells of Houma, La.
and Mrs. Melba Brown of
Bradenton; a stepson, poug-
las Nall of Bryson City, N. C.;
11 grandchildren and six great
Rosary was said at 8:00p.m.
Sunday at Comforter .ugR l
Home Chapel. Requiem Mass
was said at 10:00 a.m. Monday

at St. Joseph's Catholic
Church, with the Rev. Father
David O'Shea officiating.
Interment followed in the
family plot of Holly Hill
Cemetery. All services were
under the direction of Com-
forter Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were
Gregory Brown, Michael G.
Eels, Rodney L. Herring, C. L.
"Chick" Mathis, Morris H.
Poole and Richard D. Nail,
grandsons of Mr. Nedley.
Honorary pallbearers were:
Richard McIntosh, C. G. Cos-
tin, Sr., H. L. Ford, "Skip"
Skipper, Andy Owens, Carl
Goodson, J. C. Price, :Henry
t Campbell, Welton Roche, Dr.

Joe Hendrix, J. C. Belin,
Henry Butts, John Maddox,
Tom Coldewey, Buck Griffin,
Charles Brock, Byrd Parker,
Sammy Patrick, Fred Mad-
dox, Dave Maddox, Jimmy
Kilbourn, Mayo Johnson, Roy
I. C. Lupton, 'George Tap-
per, Cecil Costin, Jr., Ernest
Rich, Gannon Buzzett, J. C.
Arbogast, Leonard Belin, T. S.
Singletary, R. H. Brinson,
Chauncey Costin, Walter
Duren, B. R. Gibson, Sr., A.
Morgan Jones, Jr., B. A. Prid-
geon, Sr., Wesley Ramsey,
Mark Tomlinson, Wesley R.
Ramsey and A. B. Pratt.

Former Resident Dies

from Stab Wounds

(Befiore Christmas)

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

December 22, 23 & 24

filled with beautiful things!

Aline's Beauty Salon

Mrs. Imogene Overman,
age 33, a resident of Wakulla
died last Wednesday evening
of stab wounds.
She is survived by her his-
band, Walter Franklin Over-
man; two daughters, Cathy
Jean Overman and Patricia
Ann Overman; and a son,
Thomas DeWayne Overman,
all of Wakulla; her mother,
Mrs. 0. V. Sculley of Highland
View; her father, Edward


Offices Close
County and City govern-
ment offices will be closed for
the Christmas holidays.
The Gulf County Courthouse
will be closed Wednesday and
Thursday and will be open for
business on Friday.
The Port St. Joe City Hall
will close Wednesday through

Patrick Sculley of Thomas-
ville, Ga.; and two brothers,
Dennis Sculley and Gene Scul-
ley, both of Highland View.
Funeral services were held
at 3:00 p.m. Friday at the Oak
Grove Assembly of God
Church, conducted by the Rev.
David A. Fernandez, pastor.
Interment followed in the
family plot of Holly Hill
Cemetery. All services were
under the direction of Comfor-
ter Funeral Home of Port St.

319 Reid Ave.
319 Reid Ave.


Phone 229-6010

St. Joseph Telephone & Telegraph Co.

will install during December, a

Color Phone

(Desk or Wall)

without Service Connection

or Color Charges
for Our Subscribers



Cheery greetings

to our friends

You need only to pay a small monthly extension charge of $1.50 per
month for resident extensions or $1.75 per month for business

Contact your Local Telephone Business Office today

for More Information

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Samuel A.
Property Appraiser

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Christians Persecuted In Malawi

"Thousands of Christians
. ,are now under brutal persecu-
.tion in Malawi," declared
* Pope Fendley,'presiding over-
seer of the Apalachicola Con-
:gregation of Jehovah's Wit-
nesses. "Starting August 19 of
this year, moreT than 34,000
Jehovah's Witnesses from
Malawi who fled as refugees
-to Mozambique in 1972 be-
cause .of severe persecution
were forced to return to Ma-
lawi and now experience bru-
'.ai! persecution again. All of

this is because of their refusal
to join a political party."
Mr. Fendley said that. -be-
cause of the refusal of Je-
hovah's Witnesses to join the
Malawi Congres Party be-
cause of religious reasons,
they were being persecuted.
The Witnesses are subjected
to beatings, rapings and other
atrocities, and driven from
their homes. Because no one
will accept them, many of
them have been forced to
wander in the cities by day,

FHP Predicts 32 Week

!End Highway Deaths
The Florjda Highiway Patrol begins at 6:00 P.M., Wednes-
'this week predicted.32 traffic ,4ay; December 31, and ends
deaths for.-the,New Year's midnight, Sunday, January 4,
holiday period unless motor- "1976. During the 30-hour period
tits and pedestrians top their, in 1974, .17 fatalities were
*New Year's resolution list recorded in Florida.
with traffic safety. "A long list of traffic safety
* "Start the first holiday of resolutions could be made, but
the New.Year with a resolu- the most important one for
ion to put safety first when motorists to make would be to
behind the wheel or on foot. It resolve to improve their know-
,:akes only a little effort," said ledge of road rules and prac-
.Colonel Eldrige Beach, direc- tice them every day of the
:tor of the Patrol. coming new year," concluded
The 102-hour holiday period Colonel Beach.

S'. The halls are-decked within
: holly and the tree is rimmedd.'
ime to.say we hope your.holidays are
merry and filled with many good things!

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Kent Appliances

& Service Company

May the festive spirit
. be yours throughout all of the
holiday, season and .tIreafter. "

-He day's Florist
and Gift Shoppe

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Have a happy
and safe
holiday season &

Ralph & Henry s &

Henry's Standard Service


sleeping in nearby forests at
night. Upward of 4,800 fled to
neighboring Zambia, but re-
ports just received say they
were repatriated to Malawi by
Recently the Malawi police
*were instructed to round up
adult Jehovah's Witnesses and
put .them in detention camps.
The children are being left
behind either to stay with. re-
latives or fend for themselves.
The government order applies
this even to nursing infants.
The police have ruthlessly
executed this order. Whole
congregations of Witnesses,


men and women, have been
rounded up and put in deten-
tion to further pressure them
into buying political party
membership cards and to pre-
vent flight from Malawi, ac-
cording to the latest'reports.

FBI Academy
Harold G. Locke of Dothan,
Alabama will be entering the
FBI Academy on March 3 of
the coming year. He is the son
of Mrs. Evelyn McGill of
Highland View.

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Registration at

Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege will be open Monday and
Tuesday, December 29 and 30.
Registration for the spring
semester will begin Monday,
Jan. 5 at six p.m. for evening
students only. Evening regis-
tration will also be held im-
mediately prior to the first
meeting of each class.
Day students may register
by appointment on Jan. 6 and 7
from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Registration will be held in

the Fine Arts Auditorium and
fees are payable at this time,
Student counselors will be
available for advising all day
Jan. 8 in preparation for the
drop and add period Jan. 9 and
Day and evening classes
will begin Monday, Jan. 12.
Students registering after this
date must obtain permission
and pay a late fee.
The registration period will
end Jan. 15.

Christmas Day In The Morning
As I sat on a sunny bank,
A sunny bank, a sunny bank,
As I sat on a sunny bank
On Christmas Day in the morning.
I saw three ships come sailing by,
Come sailing by, come sailing by,
I saw three ships come sailing by,
On Christmas Day in the morning.
And who d'you think were on the ship,
Were on the ship, were on the ship,
And who d'you think were on the ship
But Joseph and his Fair Lady.
0 he did whistle and she did sing,
And all the bells on earth did ring
For joy our Savior Christ was born
On Christmas Day in the morning.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY DEC. 25, 1975

Sharks Bounce Bristol

Port St. Joe's Sharks closed
out their 1975 year with a rout
of the Liberty County Bulldogs
Friday night of last week,
winning 93-59 in. the Bristol
Four Sharks hit the nets for
10 points or more, led by Terry
Larry with 22 big points.
Johnny Jenkins was close
behind with 21 points. Ronald
Daniels, who has just joined
the squad from the football
team had 16 points and Loren-
zo Daniels added 10.
The Sharks took a com-
manding 20-8 lead in the first
period and out-scored the
Bulldogs in every period but
one. The 'Dogs had a 21-17
margin in the second stanza.

The Sharks had a comfort'-
able 37-29 lead at half time.
The Sharks were never
threatened during the entire
garrt. They now own a 4-1
record, losing only to Ruther-
ford of Panama City.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 20 17 27 29-93

Liberty Co. 8 21 12 18-59
PORT ST. JOE-Jenkins,
9-3-21; C. Daniel, 4-0-8; Gant,
1-4-6; Larry, 9-4-22; L. Dan-
iels, 5-0-10; Ward, 1-2-4; R.
Daniels, 5-6-16; Davis, 1-0-2;
Watson, 2-0-4.
LIBERTY-Moran, 8-0-16;
Reddick, 4-1-9; Read, 7-3-17;

Flowers, 3-1-7; Rudd, 1-0-2;
Phillips, 1-0-2; Nobles, 1-1-3;
Marloe, 0-3-3.
The Sharks will not play
again until after the Christ-
mas holidays. They will take
to the courts again on Tues-
day, January 6, when they
host Blountstown.

St. Joe Singers Entertain Rotarians

The "St. Joe Singers" enter-
tained the Port St. Joe Rotary
Club with a Christmas musi-
cal program at the club's
regular meeting last Thurs-
day. The singers are a choral
group from the High School
choral music program, under

the direction of Miss Ann
The "Singers" features voc-
alists, Roxanne Lee, Mary
Dell Adkison, Marian Mur-
dock and Paula Tankersley
and guitarists, William Whit-
tington, Kenneth Turner and

Scottie Bryant.
The Rotarians approved the
election of John Miller, Jerry
Sullivan and Bill Crawford to
the Board of Directors.
Guests of the club were
Wheelettes Vanessa Willis and
Dorothy Boykins.

SHARK VARSITY BASKETBALL SQUAD-Front row, Lane. Back row, 1 to r: Wayne Thomas, Johnny Jenkins,
left'to right: Kenny Parker, mgr., Ronald Daniels, Arion Carey Daniels, Calvin Watson, Preston Gant and Kim Davis.
Ward, Terry Larry, Lorenzo Daniels and Coach William Star Photo

No Appointment NecessarVj
Full Selection of Poses
No Age Limit
All Work Guaranteed


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SHARK JV BASKETBALL SQUAD-Left tp right Mike Herring. Kneeling: Tim Hamm, Kelvin Rouse, Sidney
standing: Donnell Garland, Raymond Rogers, Leonard Weatherspoon and Jim Roberts: Star Photo
Bailey, Robert Thomas, Chip Pollock, Chester Fennell and

Living color Portrait
Children Under 2 Years Photographed Free
/ / T

Mon., Tues., | ) Photo Hrs.
Dec. 29, 30, 31 1,,-'
Port St. Joe, Florida
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From the Friendly Folks at





As the beloved carols ring out once again, our hearts are filled with
hope that a lasting peace on earth will become a reality-a peace that will be echoed in
every heart, everywhere. At this Christmas season, may we take the opportunity to wish
our many good friends the best of everything. A joyous Noel!

LIMIT: 1 Per Person 2 Per Family
Additional Subjects $3.95
Groups $1.59 Per Person





T So

DAR Entertains Prospects Mosep' Schedue
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
St. Joseph Bay Chapter The six Freedom Flags with Miss Octavia Copenhaver Norton. Virginia Harrison, announces its Christmas sche-
n1 *.:a nrne- h- n i 1. i d rA XIi vnd Mrs. Ro Smith served Frank Campbell, Stiles dule. Mass will be celebrated

/DAR entertained new p-ros-
pective members at the chap-
ter's first Christmas party.
Wednesday. December 17,
from four until six p.m. at the
home of Chapter Regent, Mrs.
Paul Fensom.

histories recently given the
chapter by William B. Sim-
mons were on display, as well
as DAR insignia, magazines
and other material pertinent
to the work of the organiza-



Winter Mixed League Ladies' Winter Lgague
The Winter Mixed League On December 18, the Thurs-
met in action at St. Joe Bowl- day night Ladies' Winter Lea-
ing Lanes on December 16. On gue met at St. Joe Bowling
lanes one and two, Carr's won Lanes.
't ,-. three games from Sylvachem.
A Chuck Guilford was ton bowl- On lanes one and two,

Port St. Joe's Retail Merchants Division
;seated new officers for the coming year at
* their semi-monthly meeting held last Friday
at noon.
In the photo above, out-going president an
newly-elected vice-president, David Roche,
"left, welcomes Dickie Brown, right to the

office of president. Billy Rich, center is
secretary-treasurer of the organization.
President Brown said the first order of
business for the Merchants organization
would be to begin immediately making plans
for the annual George Washington's Birthday
Sale to be conducted in February.

Deadline for Applications to Small

Business Administration December 31

S Douglas McAllister, District
Director, Small Business Ad-
ministration, Jacksonville, is-
sued a reminder today that the
deadline for filing applications
\\ y I|/// for loans to repair, replace, or
S, /restore damage resulting
*.i __.h ro/ _.. .. from Hurricane Eloise which
__ occurred on or about Septem-
S, ber 22, expires December 31.
,t//'h,-q \ Persons whose homes, busi-
t h ) O lrt *. //J\I \ nesses, personal property or
inventory were damaged or
destroyed are eligible for low-
interest loans to make repairs
or replacements. Loans are
limited, to the actual tangible
loss, less any insurance funds
Applications and informa-
tion may be obtained at SBA's
Disaster Field Offices located
at Wayside Shopping Center,
16006 West Highway 98, Pan-
ama City Beach, 32401.
All applications filed or
postmarked on or before
December 31, will be pro-
cessed at the Disaster Field

Alan Hammock

.. A Merry Christmas On Dean's List
Alan Hammock, son of Mr.
to All and to All a Good- and Mrs. Bill Hammock of
h 9 Port St. Joe, has been named
nto the Dean's List for the fall
quarter at Florida. Techno-
logical University in Orlando.
In order to be eligible for the
honor, a student must compile
DNa 3.40 grade point average
while enrolled for a minimum
of 12 quarter hours of study.

er for Carr's with a 182 game
and 497 series. Mary Whitfield
bowled a 176 high game and
Bill Whitfield had a 464 high
series for Sylvachem.
On lanes three and four,
Fiesta Food Store won four
games from Kennedy & Wom-
bles, Inc. Top bowler for
Fiesta Food Store was Lou
McDonnell with a 179 game
and 405 series. Steve Wombles
lead K & W, Inc. with a 188
game and 524 series.
On lanes five and six, Rota-
gilla won four games from
Varnes Seafood, giving them
the lead by one point over
Carr's. Jo O'Barr was top
bowler for Rotagilla with a 199
game and 550 series. Lonnie
Gray had a 145 high game and
Danny Talbert had a 375 high
series for Varnes Seafood.
On lanes seven and eight,
Ten Pin Lounge won four
games from No Names. Ber-
tha Clayton bowled a 178 high
game and 515 high series for
Ten Pin Lounge. Johnny Lin-
ton was top bowler with a 221
high game and 508 high series
for No Names.

10-Pin Lounge
No Names
Varnes Seafood
K & W, Inc.
Fiesta Food Store

43 V

Bowen's Cowgirls Two forfeit-
ed four games to the Swingers.
Sandy Wood bowled a 148 high
game and 381 high series for
the Swingers.
On lanes three and four,
Bowen's Cowgirls One won
four games from Surfers. Pat
Hutchinson was top bowler for
the Cowgirls with a 164 game
and 424 series. Valerie Royal
bowled a 124 high game and
319 high series for the Surfers.
On lanes five and six, Ralph
and Henry's won three games
from Highland-View Motors.
Susan Bigelow had a 145 high
game and 363 high series for
Ralph and Henry's. Sue Par-
rish had a 140 high game and
406 high series for Highland
View Motors.
Lanes seven and eight had
Renfro Auto Parts winning
four games from Team Seven.
Cathy Blackburn bowled a 155
high game and Vicki McNeil
had a '384 high series for
Renfro. Trudy Pate led Team
Seven with a 153 game and 394
Standings: W L
Renfro Auto Parts 47 9
Ralph & Henry's 39 17
Cowgirls One 37 19
H'land View Motors 36 20
Swingers 21 7
Cowgirls Two 20 36
, Team Seven 4 36
Surfers 4 52


we will be



December 29

for Posting Dividends

Citizens Federal

I Savings & Loan Association

-I of Port St. Joe

coffee frappe in the dining
room and chapter officers
assisted with the guests. The
party rooms were decorated
for Christmas and enhanced
by '-easonal camellias and
New prospective members
who called included the Mes-
dames Ashley Costin, James
Costin, Bill Brown, Charles



Brown. Winston Wells, George
Tapper. Henry Lilius, William
Rish. Elizabeth Thompson,
Dave Maddox, Tom Ford,
Ronald Childers, Miss Julia
Grace Harrison and Mrs. Mar-
garet Howard of Apalachi-

Drive Carefully During
the Christmas Holidays

at midnight, 9:30 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. The midnight
liturgy will begin at 11:30 and
will consist of Christmas
carols, recitation of Matins,
placing of the Infant in the
manger, blessing of the man-
ger and Holy Mass.
The public is cordially in-
vited. The doors to the church
will be open at 11:00 o'clock.


H an, _n I .. s n --
22 Ri d Av 'e .- P o'n.e.: 227- I'

We Hope This Joyous Time Will Bring To You

All The Goodness Of Yuletide.

Hannon Insurance Agency
221 Reid Ave. Phone 227-2011

Best Wishes
for a Heart-
:|- Holiday!

Gulf Service Station

Aubrey R. Tomlinson

Merchants Seat New Officers

THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1975

MHE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.




Prices Guaranteed December 26 30, 1975



limit 1 with $10 or more
additional purchase


SMartha White


5 1b.

p~ck ed'2 Premium Grade "A"
;. Fresh Whlole

limit 1 bag with food order


Sliced 12 Oz. Pkg.

Blue Ribbon Beef Chuck



For Good Luck
Piggly Wiggly
Old Fashioned
Hog Jowls


limit 1 with $10 or more
additional purchase

ILix,, or iAlute "

XFamily Pak
FOOD STAMP Blue Ribbon Beef
k Our Own Pan




Limit 1
$10 Order

a It I



Taco Dinners
Taco Shells

No Deposit

Lb. Q9C
Lb. $ 29
L.b. $129

lb. 69

Lb. -.

limit 2 please

Blue Ribbon Beef
Blue Ribbon Beef
Blue Ribboni Beef
Blue Ribbon Beef
Shoulder ROAST
Fresh Pork

Lb S,69

Lb. 5$1

fb 59C

SlWhole Kernel
59e CORN

Maxwell House

Mi. r ,11'

1 Lb.

JUICE 46oz.can

limit 1 with $10 or more
additional purchase

McKenzie Frozen


Round White

Country Style

Piggly Wiggly Frozen 8
Chicken & Turkey 8 oz.
POT PIES sizes
Flieschmann's 4
EGG 16oz, Che-B.oy-Ar-Dee
Bluebird O PIZZAS
FR ZEr Aunt Jemim
MR. G. FROZEN FRENCH FRIES 2 lb. pkg. 49c



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Ib. ) i j- V1'lb bowl
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Washington State Red Deiciots

Green Headed

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10 oz., SOCIABLES 8 oz., CHICKEN IN A BISKIT 8 oz..
TATERPUFFS5oz., or TRISC"lJI WAt-.RS 13oz.


15oz. box I
12oz. box |9c
12oz box 1

Mivohe;'s Best Quick

Norther. White or Assorted c
G lad Food
Glad small
GARBAGE BAGS 30 ct. box69
100 Ft. Ril 39

Mount wash
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DRUG STORE... for Cc

Ug//ff ODRUG! Does it make any sense to
PRESCRIPTIONS compute income taxes in
MEDICINES.. December, with the year not
VITAMINS even over and the tax return
COSMETICS deadline four months away?
S TOILETRIES The Florida Institute of Cer-
CANDY 'tified, Public Accountants
S'GREETING CARDS thinks so, and offers a number
HUNDREDS OF GIFT of reasons, all of which have to
S' AND PROFESSIONA do.' with .saving .tax ,dollars
ADVICE.. .WHEN yo come next April.
:NEED :., .. The CPAs don't suggest that

BU L:Z Z IE T Form 1040 at this.early date-
DR T merely that you get a good
DRUGh. 171 317R .. enough idea of your income,
Ph. 227/-371,. 317 W~iI exemptions, deductions and
Convienlt Drlveln Window probable tax obligation so yuo
Plenty of Fre* Parkhig -can take whatever tax-mini-
mizing steps may be neces-
.sary while' you have the
~[ .blo t .U. :"^ chance.
ou e u For example, if a quick
b' computation indicates your
A |terica taxes'have been underwith-
held, there's still time to have

enough from your last couple
of paychecks to meet the with-
holding requirements.
Or if.you are eligible for a
tax credit for buying a new
T home, and the credit is great-

Ccredit go unused; perhaps you
can bring some of next year's
income into 1975, when 'it can
be offset by the credit.
Or let's say you have just
had a very good year; your
1975 income -promises to be
Two can ride -cheaper 'well above 'what you expect to
than one. make: next year. How about

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

)mputing Taxes

trying to delay some of your
earnings until, after the first of
the year, or prepaying some
of next year's deductible ex-
penses now?
The CPAs advise that not all
bids can be prepaid with Inter-
nal Revenue blessing, but
.among those that can are cer-
tain state and local taxes,
charitable contributions and
some interest payments made
"no more than a year in ad-
Most medical bills can't be
prepaid, but there's'nothing to
prevent you from paying now
every penny of medical ex-
penses you presently owe, and
the CPAs recommend that yo
do so, especially if those ex-
penses exceed the excludable
first three percent of adjusted
gross income.
After roughly assessing
their tax situation, taxpayers
with investments in securities
may be prompted to make
,changes in their portfolios to
balance out capital gains and
loses. The CPAs believe wise
investors avoid buying or
selling for tax reasons alone;
souncinvestment considera-
tions lould also support such
a move. And, they add, don't
forget that a purchase or sale
of a security takes five work-
ing days to carry out and if
you wait too long the transac-
tion ay occur, in 1976 rather
than 1975.
How about those Individual

S, -. .. *. ..'" B ID N O 193
'* The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
g Ae rtinvites bids on the following described
S n. : '." .items:
300'-1V/2" fire hose, double gasket,
SECTION 18-44"and18-47 'YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that neophrene or rubber lined, 400
CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES. an Amended Petition for Adoption has lbs. test with National Standard
.AN ORDINANCE RELATING .TO been filed and you are required to serve hose threads; rocker lug coup-
WATER AND SEWER SERVICES acopy of your Answer or other response lings attached and all gaskets
WITHIN THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE; to the.Petition on Petitioner's Attorney: therefore.
PROVIDING FOR DELINQUENCY ROBERTM.MOORE,Esq. 200'-2V2" fire hose, double gasket,
*CHARGES; PROVIDING FOR RECON- P.OQ. Box248 ,neophrene or rubber lined, 400
'NECT FEES; REPEALING SECTION'' Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Ibs. test with National Standard
18-47 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES and file the original thereof in the Circuit hose threads; rocker lug coup-
OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE; Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County Court- lings attached and all gaskets
PROVIDING At. EFFECTIVE DATE. house, Port St. Joe, Florida on or before therefore.
, INTRODUCED r. the.regular meeting' ..the 16th day of January, 1976. If you fail FURNISHED IN 50 FOOT LENGTHS
'fthe City Commi'- ioncn the in a of| toos.s.,a p.nai Juagreni lor ihe re.ef Bids shall be sealed in an envelope
-,December, 1975, and .C.OPTEOD and s.,ughft may be grntied O, D-auI and plainly marked'"Bid No. 193". All
passed by the City Commission on the DATEDtI's l.' 12naar, o De.cenm-r, bids must be F.O.B., Port St. Joe,
'.16th day of December, 1975. 1975. Florida, and approximate delivery date
'!IT,Y COMMJSSION OF THE GEORGE Y. 'CORE, shown. Bidders are requested to submit
CITY OF PORT'ST: JOE lerkof Circuit Court bids in item sequence and totaled. The
S: Frank ate "B: Maurell Cumbie, City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to
MayorCommissioner. ::Deputy Clerk.' 4t 12.18 accept or reject any or all bids, waive
.....'." I.. '."Pany form alities and to choose the bid
Attest .' -----deemed best to meet the City's needs.
Charles W. Brock, Clerk. .E TO CONTRACTORS Bids must be good for 30'days after
NOTICE OF PUBLICHEAING. Sated bids iduplicatewill be Bids must be submitted to the City
TO WHOM I MAY.CONCERN received until:30 P.M. E.S.T., Janu- Clerk's Office, PO Box A, ort St. Joe,
SN9ice is heeby given that the City f ary.271976 by te Gulf County Board Of Florida 32456, on or before 5:00/P.M.,
.Pr.t St. -Joe, Florida, is considering an unt Co ssione at which time E.S.T., January 6,1976. Bid opening will
applicationn to the Qkpartment of Hous and place.'bids.will be publicly opened be held at the Regular City Commission
,ng and Orban Development for a orn: :nd read :aloud for. the construction of Meeting January 6, 1976, at 8:00 P.M.,
'munit'.Development Block Grant Final. fhe-.tloving project:". .. E.S.T., in the Municipal Building, Port
Application. LAE. l. ,,.DIN DSt. Joe, Florida.
Bere; being consideredare as PORTST'JE, FLORIDA -s- C. W. BROCK,
lc '. '. '...'.. ',,specificatlons, and contract 'ity Auditor and Clerk 2t 12-25
111 ,nlatii heat,'.lights anae plumbing i ocuments may 'be inspected at the
,' North Port St. Joe Recreation Clerk, of' Circuit Court, Gulf County
Center courthouse and at the office of :the
: () Sewer collection' lines extension'. Architects. State Road 22, Wewahitchka, BID NO. 191
'Miilvlev AditionUnit 3.,.'. ', Florida and-. may .b procurred by The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
S(3) DayCareCenter .n North Port St.' generall Contractors upon a deposit of invites bids on the following described
S Joe ,. 5.00 per set for plans and specifica- item:
S.4) Install Storm Drainage.in north -tions, qf which.the full amount will be 1-(Vertical) (Horizontal) Adamson
P ort' St. Joe' .'. .' : 'refurtdid to each General Contractor Company or equal 123 lb. W.P. No. H-72
15). tistall Storm Draingee in Millyiewi 'subm i a bid and all other deposits hot water heater to be Dura-Flex lined
'. Aditi unit, Ul,.: : or other tnan one compolele el of plans and fitted with Adamson No. W-6-16
.(6), Teen ':Center and' Arts Craft anao speclcalhonn w;1l oe returned less heating element. Element to heat 900
S e.. iter ri'Norlr. porl SI ". deaucl-on to cover cost of reproduction. GPH from 60 degrees to 140 degrees
'' '1(7.) 'r.,.il r o,,. ngi'.lr.o ar..'rebuilt. All doc.uminfi must be returned in good using 10 PSI steam in coil.
gr-ji ."and :t Baseball ParK -in o cC.3,r.on a.r,,-n ten 1101 days alter date Bids shall be sealed in an envelope and
Norti ort St;-Joe of opening of bids. plainly marked "Bid No. 191". All bids
A hearing -concerning these'priec'fs c.. ashier's check, certified check, or must be F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida,
wil'i.oe heid ty:.the City of ort St. Joe bidcbond, for not less than five percent of and approximate delivery date shown.
'City Cotmriission on January. 6, 1976,"and.. the amount of the bid, must accompany Bidders are requested to submit bids in
.January. 7, 1976, at 8:00 P.M.,'E:S,T., in. ech. proposal. item sequence and totaled. The City of
the ly Hall of Port St. Joe. ...Peformance,' Labor and Material Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept
rurth' "' nformationper-taihing'to this Bond,. and. Workman's Compensation or reject any or all bids, waive any
,plic6iion may be obtained frorm.the Insurance will be required of the suc- formalities and tochoose the bid deemed
City Clerk. '.' cessful bidder. best to meet the City's needs. Bids must
:s- C.'W BROCK, .Right is: reserved'to reject any or all be good for 30 days after opening.
City Auditor and Clerk 3t 12-18" propOsals and waive technicalities. 'Bids must be submitted to the City
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a Clerk's office, PO Box A, Port St. Joe,
period of (30)- days after date set for Florida 32456, on or before 5:00 P.M.,
NOTICE TO RECEIVE.BIDiS opening. E.S.T., January 6, 1976. Bid opening will
Notice'is hereby given .tha .. Board of County.Commissioners be held at the Regular City Commission
te that OardofOU Commission TY, Meeting January 6, 1976, at 8:00 P.M.,
the City Commission' f the port St. Joe, Florida E.S.T., in the Municipal Building, Port
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, at Charles A. Gaskin, AIA St. Joe, Florida.
.ts regular 'meeting on Janu- P. 0. Box 7 s C. W. BROCK
ary 6,1976, at 8:00 P.M., in the hWewahitchka, Florida 2t 1225
City Commission meeting. 2 ". ....M.:..W :.... ....: ..:':^... .^
room will receive bids: on: the .
following projects: .. .Krafty Fish Caller"
1 Installation of a sewer
collection and water distribu- Attention All Fishermen! !!
tion system on Cypress. and The Krafty Fish Caller,
Juniper Avenues. immersed in water, brings
2 Installation of a water fish to. your line within .
distribution system on Broad, minutes. Krafty works
Bay, Harbor and Royal :; everywhere. lakes,
Streets in the Millview Addi- rivers, oceans. Satisfaction
ion, No. 3. guaranteed or return with-
Plans and specifications for 'in ten days for full refund. ::
the above jobs are on file in Send $9.95 today.
the Clerk's office and may be : A
purchased or inspected' by OMEGA SALES
:prospective bidders. All bids Box 528, Port St. Joe, Fla.
shall be accompanied by a ;...:............-.....-.-.-.-. ... ..... ,....;..........:...-:....v....
check or bond in the amount of
5 percent of the bid. '
The City reserves the right r a
to reject any and all bids. All Ernest T ur
bids may be held for 30 days.
City Auditor & Clerk Is now a member of the Sales Staff of

Case No. 75-178
IN RE: The Matter of the Adoption of
TO: James Bailey .
,Address Unknown

Tommy Thomas Chevrolet
705 W. 15th St. Panama City
Phones 785-5221 Panama City
648-7900 Mexico Beach
Call Ernest for all your new
.. or used car needs

Retirement Accounts, into
which persons not already
covered by a pension or pro-
fit-sharing plan can put aside
part of their' income an dpay
no taxes on it until it is with-
drawn? If yoi are eligible,
consider establishing an IRA
at once, say the CPAs, for in
the closing days of the year
you can set aside the full
amount permitted for all of
The same is true of gifts to

your children or others. There
is a $3,000 annual limit on the
amount that- can be given
without paying taxes, and if
you don't make the 1975 gift
this month, the tax break for
the year is lost.
Incidentally, if you do make
the gift now, make sure four
check is cashed this year. To
avoid having to ask the reci-
pient to hurry to his bank, just
,have the check certified; that
causes it to be debited to your

Nice mobile home. Small
down payment, take up pay-
ments. 639-2677, Wewahitchka
after five p.m. 2tp 12-25

Camper shell for' compact
,truck. Call 227-5476 after 3:30
p.m. 4tc 12-18

Phone 229-6253 for
tfc 7-3

Just arrived to help with all
your wallpapering needs.
Prepasted, Texturall, vinyl
coated, and plastic bonded. If
you need to purchase Or have
wallpaper-.hung, see our sam-
ples. Call Alford Ramsey at

DRY cleaning carpets is
easier, faster, and safer with
HOST. Rent our machine. St.
Joe Furniture, 229-1251.
tfc 10-23
Sewing machines repaired
regardless of make or age.
,Over 25 years experience.
Parts, supplies for all makes.
Free estimate, guaranteed
satisfaction. 229-6782. tfc 1-30

Singer Zig Zag sewing
machine, take up 12 pmts.
$8.50 monthly. Makes button-
holes, monograms, henis,
sews on buttons, guarantee.
229-6782. tfc 1-30

Transferring, must sell new
18' 1V2" shrimp net, complete
with new doors, chain and new
nylon ropes. Cost $225.00, will
sell for $200.00. Call 229-2121
between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30
a.m. or all day on Fridays.
tfc 10-2

10 speed bikes in stock,'
men's, women's. Racing style.
Touring style. Credit terms
available. Western Auto, Port
St. Joe.

Quail and pheasant, live or
dressed. 1316 McClellan Ave.
227-3786. tfc 7-24

3 BR house and two-story
apartment building. Call 229-
6538. tfc 12-11

3 BR house on McClellan
Ave., $12,000. 648-6260. ,
4tc 12-4

3 BR house priced for quick
sale. 881 Hayes Ave., Highland
View, chain link fence. 229-
6240. tfc 12-4

Two-story home, 1902 Monu-
ment Ave., 3 BR, 3 bath.
Phone 227-7221 or 229-6474.
tfc 8-21

Nice house on corner lot,
with chain link fence. 711 Long
Ave. 229-6153. tfc 10-23

3 BR furnished house at St.
Joe Beach. Phone 648-4259 or
648-7586. tfc 11-27

One bedroom furnished
house at St. Joe Beach. In-
quire at Smith's Pharmacy.
tfc 8-7

Furnished two and three BR
houses, -at Beacon Hill, by
week. Bill Carr or call 229-
6474. tfc 3-13
Furnished cottages at St.
Joe Beach, reasonable month-
ly rates. Hannon Insurance
Agency, 227-3491 or 229-5641.
tfc 5-8

Fo Rent

For Rent or Sale: House
trailer, call after five p.m.,
649-5190. 2tc 12-18

BEACH, 648-3600. tfc 5-8

NO need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
*Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture,
229-1251. tfc 10-23

Public address system.
Owned by the Port St. Joe
Kiwanis Club. A new system
operable on either battery or
current. Call Ken Herring,
227-5281 for rental. tfc

CARPET cleaning with
HOST couldn't be easier. Just
brush and vacuum for clean,
dry carpets. Rent our HOST
machine. St. Joe Furniture,
229-1251. tfc 10-23

For Rent: 3 BR unfurnished
house, choice .neighborhood,
large yard, laundry, carport,
storage. Available January 1.
229-6777 after five p.m.tfc 12-25

2 BR furnished apartment
for rent, 509 10th St. 229-6688.
tfc 12-11

Furnished apt. for rent, uti-
lities furnished. 229-6132 days,
229-6149 evenings.
tfc 8-14

Ex-life Insurance Man...
Turn your license into dollars!
Tel. 904-785-6444 or write P. O.
Box 758, Panama City, Fla.
32401. 4te 12-18

THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1975

White water stains from glasses on fine polished tables can
be. removed gradually with. petroleum jelly. Each day rub
some of the stain until it disappears. ..

Christmas Wishes to Our Friends

Two can ride cheaper
than one.

Dessie Lee Parker

Supervisor of Elections


f Seamtress,. the totally new sewing-
ironing aid, is designed to steam open
flat or curved seams and darts without

, the use of boards, pads, etc.
Seamstress is guaranteed never to
scorch or inark fabric because it
operates on gentle steam only. It's safe,
turns off automatically when water re-
Sservoir is empty-can be used both
Vertically and horizontally, and is great
for removing wrinkles. Satisfaction
guaranteed or return within ten days
for full refund. .. $12.95 ...
Omega Sales
I Box 528, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456.
-am__ -NN- -00--M -a--ID

1973 Ford Pinto Hatch-back,
4 in floor, radio, heater, floor
mount tape player and speak-
ers, chrome luggage carrier,
good tires, 21,000 miles.
$1,995.00. Call David May 227-
3881 or 227-2281. tfc 9-11

.1969 Longwheel base pick-
up truck, V8, automatic, $900W
229-1511 or 227-4171 tfc 12-4
1971 LTD Ford, good cond.,
low mileage, 229-6291 or 227-
7011. tfc 12-18

Classified Ads
Get Results
Try Them!

Professional help with emo-
tional problems and-or con-
cerns. Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Port St. Joe. 227-2691 or
227-7586. tfc 11-14

For TV repairs and Zenith
sales, see K&D TV and Sound
at 301 Reid Ave. 227-2071.
tfc 6-2

Septic Tanks Pumped Out
Carefoot Septic Tank
229-8227, 229-2351,
and 229-6694

BINGO There will be a regular
Every Thursday & Saturday communication of Port St. Joe
7:30 p.m. Lodge No. 111, F. & A.M.,
American Legion Hall every first and third Thursday
Sponsored by American at 8:00 p.m.
Legion Post 116 F.E. BROGDON
tfc 10-9 Everett McFarland, Sec.

R.A.M.-Regulat convaca-
tion on St. Joseph Chapter No.
56. R.A.M., 1st and 3rd Mon-
days, 8' 'p.m All ~iitig
companions welcome.
J. L. SIMS, H.P.
E. William McFarland, Sec.

There.will be a VFW meet-
ing the third Tuesday of each
month in the American Legion
Hall. tfc 6-19

Expert repairs of Outboard,
Stern Drives, Fiberglass. All
work guaranteed. Operated by
Jimmy Wilder, school trained
mechanic. 4tp 12-4
Phone 227-5062
Hwy. 30A-3 Miles E. of PSJ

Visit or call the Alcohol
Counseling Information
Center of the Panhandle Al-
coholism Council, Inc. 321
Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe.
Phone 229-3515. tfc 1-30

tfc 8-21
House need repairs? Are
All types carpet and vinyl you renovating or adding on?
flooring installed. 10 years For quality work, call Jack
experience. For free measure- Hall, 229-6321. tfc 12-18
ment and estimate, call Ron-
ald Ross, 229-6822. tfc 11-13
Port St. Joe-Gulf Co. CofC
MeesACall 227-2501 or go by the
Meets Chamber office, Municipal
Tues. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 4 p.m. Building, 5th St., Monday thru
St. Joseph's Catholic Church Friday, 9-12 EST. tic 5-1
Social Hall Friday, 9-12 EST. tf
tfc 4-24

Machine Work Welding
506 First Street
Phone 229-6803
Machinist on duty all day
Every day

Need help with your
If So Call
229-6506 1
tfc 3-6

PAINT Dealer in
Port St. Joe

306 Reid Avenue
Port St Joe, Florida

A New Service At
For Information, Come by
or Call tfc 6-2.
107 Second Street
Phone 227-4401

Going Fishing
Stop here first
for a complete
line of

Fishing Tackle

Hurlbut Supply
306 Reid Ave.

Honda 550 motorcycle, good
condition, beautiful bike. If
interested call 229-6060.
tfc 12-254,,

Opening Jan. 2, 1976
Located on Fourth St.
(Next to Johnie's Trim Shop)
Fresh and Salt Water
Bait & Tackle
Live and Artificial
4tp 12-25

All Types
229-6482 or 229-6447
tfc 9-20

Family of problem drinkers
can find help in Alanon and
Alateen. Call Alanon 229-6948
or 229-3392. 13t 10-30


Heating, Cooling &
Electric Service

Commercial or Residential N
Installation & Service


Port St. Joe
Owned & Operated by
Edward & Tommy Smith .
ifc 814

"I think it woas something I ate."

kill bugs for
up to six months,
and saves you about $100 yearly
in costly pest control services.
Use of Sprayer free with
purchase of Rid-A-Bug
306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe. Florida

account at once.
Those are just a few of the
reasons for looking into your
tax situation now, according
to the Florida Institute of
CPAs. Painful as the process
may be, it can pay big divi-
dends. And, the CPAs add,
digging out your cancelled
checks, bank deposit slips and
other documents well in ad-
vance of income tax filing
time. can help you organize
your records to simplify and
speed the filing process.
B'tt .. 9..; *..''.

NO Time Like December

wBe 4eamanPlumbg e.

Beaman Plumbing Co.

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1975

Earley's Hardware
Highland View

Bibles Presented

B 1. ~~~

Our good wishes to you .. a
house full of joy and happiness
this Holiday Season!

Tomlinson Insurance

Tomlinson Abstract

May this
Christmas bring
all the best for you
and your family and
follow you thru the new year.


Sandwich Shop

Ministers of the Port St. Joe Ministerial Association presented 30 Bibles to members of the
Special Reading Class of Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School last Friday afternoon. Rev. William
Stephens, pastor of the Highland View Baptist Church, is shown presenting one of the Bibles to
Lewana Patterson, teacher of the class. Most of the children have no outside reading material in
their homes, and the Bibles will fulfill this need. Star Photo

One "Ordinary Man"

Changed World History

Here is a man who was
born in an obscure village,
the child of a peasant wo-
man. He grew up in an-
other obscure village. He
worked in a carpenter shop
until He was 30, and then
for three years He was
an itinerant preacher. He
never wrote a book. He
never held an office.
He never owned a home.
He never set foot inside a
big city. He never trav-
elled 200 miles from the
place where He was born.
He had no credentials but
He had nothing to do
witthhis world except the
naked power of His divine
manhood. While still a
young man, the tide of pop-
ular opinion turned against
Him. His friends ran away.
One of them denied Him.
He was turned over to His
enemies. He went through
the mockery of a trial. He
was nailed upon a cross
between two thieves.
His executioners gam-
,bled for the only piece of
property He had on earth
while He was dying -
and that was His coat.
When He was dead He was
taken down and laid in a
borrowed grave through
the pity of a friend.
Nineteen wide centuries
have come and gone and
today He is the centerpiece
of the human race and the
leader of progress. I am
far within the mark when
I say that all the armies

that ever marched, and all
the navies that ever were
built, and all the parlia-
ments that ever sat, and
all the kings that ever
reigned, put together have

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allwciatiwn.1 wdiz You Land cvF /Lj fzlm fak Ctv' can !ont~finusLo
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Driesbach Cleaners

not affected the life of man
upon this earth as power-
fully as that One Solitary


Santa Claus

Please Bring Me...

Dear Santa Claus,
Will you please bring me a
doll, roller skates, hullu hoop,
and anything else you think I
would like. .
"PIease leave them at my
Grandma's house. I will leave
you milk and cake.
Thank you.
Cynthia Crowe
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Koleen Barbee.
I am only 10/2 months old, so
my mommy is writing this
letter. You can surely bet that
I'm right with her.
Please may I have a dolly
that's soft and wants to be
loved. I want a little red
wagon to pull my daddy in. He
always pulls me in my little
box, so I want to pull him too. I
also would like a pretty, new
dress to wear on Christmas
day. I want to be the prettiest*
little girl for my daddy.
That's all I want for Christ-
mas, but please give a little

girl something, just like for
me, so that she may be happy
I love you Santa.

Dear Santa Claus,
I want a Star Trek commun-
icator and Star Strek phaser,
Superman set, Six Million
Dollar man repair station and
Six Million Dollar man, tent,
backsack, with an axe, plastic
water tank, compass belt,
hammer, flashlight, Star Trek
set, cowboy set, a walkie
talkie, camping set and suit,
and a fireman suit. Thank you.
Stephen Coffey
Dear Santa Claus,
Please leave a Baby Alive
under my tree. Also I would
like a Weebles Tree House.
thank you very much. Granny
says I have been a real good
girl. I love you.
Sherry McNeel

-, IqOur best wishes to you for a
Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. As you.rejoice
with family and friends, we hope that you will think of us.

Roche Furniture

and Appliances

Best wishes for a joyous Noel
to all our wonderful friends. May
the holiday season be yours!_

the best of

Skip's Gulf Service

701 Monument Ave.

A cheery hello to all our many
friends, with warmest wishes for
a very happy Christmas season!

Thames Fabrics

To say "Happy Holidays."

Wishing our customers the best all year

We hope the season finds you full of good cheer.

Rich's IGA



peace + +


May the joys of the season
dwell, in each and every heart

Florida Boy Seafood
The B. A. Colliers



Christmas Spirit
SEery Christmas, Port St. Joe takes on a festive air with
colored lights and special decorations placed on the streets.
The top photo shows some of the lights on Reid Avenue
looking north. The middle photo shows the Santa Claus
strung in front of City Hall in its night-time glory. The bottom
photo is one of the special lighted decorations which are
interspersed throughout the business district.
Star photos

To everyone
in all the nations of the world:
A prayer for peace and goodwill

Albert Thames
County Veterans Service Officer
Cathy Blackburn

A Christmas Poem
The young mother (so
very young!)
Smiles softly to behold Him
And takes a ragged
swaddling cloth
To tenderly enfold Him
His infant eyes gaze upon
A world of strife and sorrow
Does He see now the silent

Awaiting some tomorrow?
But loving fingers take
His hand
With playfulness,
He stretches infant arms to
As if in some new blessing
The mother laughs with
sweet delight'
At this endearing game
And speaks-it for the
first time:
His wondrous, holy Name.


Warmest Wishes for
a Cozy Christmas to
all of our friends
and customers

St. Joe

Furniture Co..
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wiiLamar Miller, Agentc-i.
J. Lamar Miller, Ageit

Standard Oil Co.

Port St. Joe, Fla.

Ecology Factor
Spells End for
Yule Bonfires
Twelfth-night, the night
before the feast of the
Epiphany, marks the end
of the Christmas season. In
past times, it has been the
practice of celebrants to
observe the end of the.hol-
iday season by burning
their Christmas trees in one
great bonfire. But the ecol-
ogy movement has appar-
ently finished off any rem-
nants of this old custom
here in this country.
In one midwestern city,
where the burning of
Christmas trees had been
an annual community event
for many years, complaints
from pollution conscious
citizens has forced the
abandonment of the tradi-
tion. So much pressure was
brought to bear on the local
pollution control agency by
environment-minded resi-
dents that harried officials
were forced to reject a re-
quest for an open-fire per-
mit from would-be Twelfth
Night celebrants.

May the love and warmth
of the Holiday Season
be with you for a truly
Blessed Christmas

St. Joe



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skates, 3 pares of blue jeans, a
teddy bear, and a new bike. I
am 12 years old and I'm in the
8th grade. I made real good
grades too: I will leave you
some cookies and coffee when
you come.
Love you..
Sheila Scott

Dear Santa Clause,
I love you. Warren ben real
good this year. I want a B-B
gun and a walkei talk to, and a
many bike and a big while and
a pockit watch.and a six Millin
Dioller Man.
Warren Renfro

Dear Santa Claus,
I want a Star Trek phaser,
communicator, belt, boots, Six

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

Million Dollar Man repair sta-
tion, Superman set, Batman
set, battleship model, starship
Enterprise model, ,,shovel-
craft, a new set of crayons,
two coloring books,-tent, back-
sack and a Walton's family
set. Thank you.
Richard Coffey

Dear Santa,
My name is Sherry Renee
Creel. I am 512 years old and I
live on Gulf Street at St. Joe
Beach. Santa, I have been a
real good girl this past year,
so would you please leave the
following toys under our tree
for me Christmas eve night. I
want the Family Tree House,
a Barbie doll and some

THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 197:

clothes, a walkie baby, a cash
register, a doll buggy and
maybe a surprise. I will live a
special treat on the table for
you. Thank you.
P.S. Remember to bring
something for my brother

Dear Santa,
My name is Stacy Ann
Creel, and I am 9V2 years old. I
live on Gulf Street and Ala-
bama Ave. on St. Joe Beach.
Santa, I have been a good girl
this past year and I have made
all A's on my report card for
the past two six weeks in

We wish to extend to you our best
wishes for a healthy, happy Christmas
Season and a Joyous New Year.

Thames Jewelers

Have a Happy Holiday Season and
A Joyful New Year. We have enjoyed
serving you in the past and hope that
we can continue to do so in the future.

The Sewing Center

Mrs. Mary Kent



Construction Co.

Port St. Joe, Florida

Dear Santa:
With Christmas so near I
want to ask you to bring my
sister, Calondra and me some-
thing special. We have been
good and would like some
My mommy will make you
coffee -and cake 'cause it's
very cold lately.
Thank you.
Carl L. White, Jr.
Dear Santa,
Please make me happy on
Christmas Day by bringing
me a bike, skates and Barbie's
camper, Kimberly and Wendy
would love to receive a doll
house, tea sets and a Baby
Tender Love. Thank you, San-
ta and Merry Christmas.
Carla Osborne

Dear Santa Claus,
I have' been a good girl all
year and this is what I want
for Christmas: B. B. gun,.
Baby Thataway, sleeping bag,
clothes, recorder player
needle, bookshelf for books,
doll clothes and scarecrow
I love you.'
Monica French
I hope you have a nice-
Christmas, Santa.
Dear' Santa Claus,
I want a baby doll that eats,
drinks and wets and I want a
set of play plates and a'tea pot
and glasses for a baby doll and
dress pants and a shirt and
shoes. I am only 5 years old.
Love you always.
Irene Amerson
Dear Santa Claus,'
My name is Christopher

Bowen. I am 4 years old. I live
at 1004 Garrison Ave, Port St.
Joe, Fla. My little sister's
name is Pam, she is 1 year old.
We are writing to tell you we
have been a good boy and girl
and we would like these pre-
sents for Christmas.
Christopher motorcycle,
watch, gun, cars and blocks.
Pam-doll, stroller and
Thank you. Love,
Christopher & P3am

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like a
Baby Alive, a record player
and records, some doll
clothes, a Taffy Maker, scis-
sors, paper, necklace, brace-
let, earrings, dishes and
Weebles Tree House. I will be
visiting my grandparents in
Port St. Joe, so please bring-
my toys there. I will leave you
a snack. I love you Santa.
Meredith Ann Pate
Dear Santa:
My name is Crystal Lynn
Smith, and I am 2 years old.
I have been a good girl this
year. I would like for you to
bring me, a family tree house,
and icebird and a inch worm
and some clothes and a Baby
I will leave you some milk
and cookies under the Christ-
mas tree.
Crystal Lynn Smith
Dear Santa,
I love you. I have been good
this year. My brother Leslie
has too. For Christmas I
would' like to have a Baby
Alive, 100 Archie comic books,
an easy bake oven, some

May your Christmas tree shine with
ornaments and your hearts
be bright with merriment.

St. Joe Accounting
now located at
5 18 First Street

Enjoy the "sporting life"
w'ith a Merry Christmas

The Athletic House


holiday greetings
to all our friends
May we take this oppor-
tunity to wish you the best
I of everything' at Christ-


Just a "note" that says:


K&D TV & Sound

Motel St. Joe
Warren & Mary Ruger, Mgrs.

and the Langes

Happy Holidays to All of Out Patrons 4
" I 1 --

May the Spirit and Joy of the Holiday

Season stay with you always

Pate's Shell Service Center
othe BEST to YOU


^iPate Shell Service Center

0 the RADIAL Tire People!
Wh" ... 1-El

school. If you could, would yod
please leave the following
things under the tree for me
this year. A Baby-That-Away,
a View Master theater, a
Barbie beauty center, a nurse
kit and a Walt Disney game]
and maybe a good surprise. I
will leave some cookies and
milk on the table for you. I
love you.

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girli
Please bring me a baby-that-
awvay, tea set, a necklace and
a ring and some surprises.
Donna Brownell



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TMHE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1975


A Long

It's been two months since
Hurricane Eloise slammed
into the Gulf coast and caused
considerable damage here in
the Port St. Joe area.
Workmen are still busy
repairing the damage inflicted
along Highway 98 in the
Highland View area.
In the photo at left, work-
men of the Department of
Transportation work at stabil-
izing the road shoulder near
the Highland View bridge.
Star photo

Bank Offers

Charge Card

John H. Manry, Jr., Presi-
dent and Chief Executive Offi-
cer for Florida National Banks
of Florida, Inc., announced
recently that the 32 Florida
banks will offer Master
Charge credit card services to
:.aer.chpn(s and *..pn.nmers
-'^n making -the" aniounce- '
ment, Manry said, "We be-
lieve that Master Charge is
one of the finest retail credit
plans available and by offer-
ing this service to our mer-
chants and consumers we will
be able to significantly expand
our retail banking services in
the communities we serve."
The Florida Banks had just
recently introduced Bank-
Americard, which places
them in a most competitive
position of having both ser-
vices available to merchants
and consumers.
"An intensive training pro-
gram involving more than 100
of our most qualified people
has been completed, and all 32'
member banks will imple-
ment this service in their
market areas," Manry stated
The service will be offered
through an agreement with
the Trust Company Bank, At-
lanta, Ga.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sheffield
returned home Wednesday
from two weeks vacation with
Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Sheffield
and daughter, Cheryl, of
Hampton, Virginia.

"Mad as a March hare" comes
from the fact that hares ar4
unusually shy and wild in
March, which is their rutting

Let us not forget the First Christmas and the Lord's most
precious gift, the Christ Child, on this Holy Holiday.

Billy Joe Rich, Jr., Owner
Sugar Plum Tree Gift Shoppe
319 Reid Avenue Phone 229-6010

ftjil StOa ^f

Like the Wise Men of old, let us bring our gifts before the
Holy Child. May the star of that first Christmas night guide
us all with its holy light to peace on earth.

The Billy Joe Rish Family
Billy Joe, Carol, Jay and Cathy

Sleigh bells ringing in the night.
Yule logs burning warm and bright.
Children laughing with delight.


Savings and Loan Association,

401 Fifth Street



Phone 227-4646


Distributor of Farmbest Products

Christmas Inspires

Interesting Customs

. Charming customs add
to the beauty and meaning-
fulness of Christmas in
Bulgaria. The kravai, a
large round cake decorated
with pastry birds, flowers,
and a cross, is brought out
with the appearance of the
first star on Christmas Eve.
The cake is lighted with a
candle, and incense is burn-
ed while prayers are offer-
ed. Then the father, and
mother of the household
break off a piece of cake
for good luck.
"- On Christmas Day, the
Yule log is brought in by
the 'father, while other
members 'of the family
sprinkle him with corn.
This is to insure good
health for all and a boun-
tiful crop. The corn is also
placed in a stocking and
sprinkled upon the door-
step to insure a happy new
year. The Yule log is then
lit and the children of the
family make wishes as
they strike the log.
After church services,


Bulgarian children receive
their gifts from Grandpa
Koleda, the equivalent of
our Santa Claus. The par-
ents in turn receive gifts
from their youngsters on
the last day of the year.

In Rumania, on the day
before' Christmas, young
boys visit neighboring
homes to sing a Christmas
greeting, Colinde. They
are rewarded with apples,
cakes, and coins by the
listeners. The singing visits
begin at dawn and last
until after sunset one
can imagine some rather
stuffed little boys at the
end of the day!

In an ancient Rumanian
custom, villagers gather at
a river bank clad in biblical
costumes, to sing Christmas
carols. A young boy is
selected to break the ice
that has formed upon the
river and a wooden cross.
is thrown into the water.
A scramble then ensues,
for the rescuer of the cross.
* is assured of good fortune
in the coming year, accord-
ing to the custom.
Just as in other parts of
the world, .feasting is an
important part of the holi-
days in Rumania. Roast
pig is the center of attrac-
tion of the holiday table.
It is served with turta.
The latter is a cake made
of layers 'of thin dough,
shaped to form leaves, and
symbolic of the Infant
Jesus' swaddling clothes.
Yugoslavia also has some
interesting customs with
which to celebrate Christ-
mas. On the day before
Christmas, the men in Yu-
goslavian families rise early
to look for a Yule log, the
Badnyak. This is no simple
task, for many strict cus-
toms must be observed in
bringing in the log. It must
fall toward the east at the
moment of sunrise and its
branches must- not touch
another tree, as that would
mean bad luck in the year
When the log is brought
in, the men are greeted
with singing and food. La-
ter, fire is made and the
family gathers around the
log to await the arrival of
the polaznik, a village lad.
He must be the first to en-
ter the house on Christmas
morning. As he enters, he
throws a handful of grain
at each member of the fam-
ily, asking a blessing as he
does. The log is then struck
so that many sparks will
fly into the air; this means
"" iapy, shepp and other live-
Ioc'1 forihe house h6Td.
The polaznik next throws
some wine on the log, leav-
ing a coin at one end. This
assures the family of pros-
perity in the coming year.
After the ritual of the log
is completed, the polaznik.
is feted by, the grateful
family for the rest of the
In Mexico, colorful cus-
toms add to the festive at-
mosphere of the holiday
season. The most popular
custom, as far as the child-
ren are concerned, is the
tradition of the pinata. This
is an earthenware bowl,
decorated to resemble ani-
mals usually, and filled
with fruit, candy, nuts, and
coins. The pinata is strung
up and the children gather
around it as one youngster
is blindfolded. The blind-
folded one, now takes a
swing at the pinata with a
stick. If he can't break the

Christmas is the season for
children and family. We hope
this holiday season finds you
and your loved ones healthy

pinata, another young
attempts. At last one of t
children breaks open
earthenware bowl and
contents spill out fort
delighted youngsters.
Customs may vary fr
country to country,
they all have one comn
denominator a joyf
ness of heart, in celebrate
of that most wonderful
seasons Christmas.



THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1975

Greetings Began In Victorian Era

yet Back in the. late 1800's,
non sending greeting cards to
ful- friends and relatives at
ion Christmas came into vogue
of for the first time.
Those early Christmas
cards were quite different
from the cards you receive
^ in your holiday mail to-
day. Many greeting cards
during the Victorian era
featured satin fringes; Pop-
ular designs were centered
about such subjects as
birds, animals, flowers, and
children in grown-up poses.'
The first Christmas card
was designed by John Cal-
cott Horsley for Sir Henry

Cole in 1843. It read, "To
Uncles, Aunts, & Cousins,
A merry Christmas and at
happy New Year to you."
The illustration featured a
family celebration, with
glasses raised in a toast.
, Another card of this era,
features angels with trum-
pets and peacock wings,
along with the message:
"Shout with joy ye mortals
pray for Christ is born on

Christmas Day." It was they couldn't be distin-
published by. Louis Prang, guished from the originals.
a pioneerin the manufac- We can thank the holi-
ture of holiday greeting day spirit of those living in
cards. the Victorian era for one of
Prang perfected -repro- our nicest Christmas cus-'
ducing processes and spon- toms of all cheery, friend-
sored art competitions to ly greeting oardsl
stimulate outstanding de-
signs for his greeting cards.
Many of his reproductions, Local Businesses Need
involving as many as 15 Your Support St. Joe
colors, were so accurate Buyin Port St. Joe
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The joy of Christmas is in giving and we would like to give
you our best wishes for the holiday season.

Western Auto Associate Store

David B. May
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reflect and remember

for the great

St. Joseph Telephone & Telegraph Co.

114 Monument Ave. Phone 229-3831

We offer you the gift of friendship
this Yuletide season.

Marvin's TV Repair

Phone 229-6324

and happy.

St. Joe Natural Gas Co., Inc.


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Chemicals Pressed Into

War Against Forest Fire
st Fir

By Ralph J. Edenfleld.
County.Forester .
* High, above a column of
angry, white smoke, a bomber
poises for a drop. A hatch

opens beneath the plane, and
Within seconds the blazing
treetops below are coated with
chemical. War? No, only a
campaign offensive against a


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Pollock's Cleaners

1 07 Second St.

Happiness is a warm .
.Christthas greeting to all of our friends

: Phur debut 227-4271Su

Phone. 227-4271

I forest fire.
From roof shingles to chil-
dren's wear and Christmas.
trees, fire retardants help to
reduce the dangers of death
and destruction by fire.
Fire retardants are not new.
Ancient Egyptians cleverly
steeped wood in a mixture of
vinegar and alum fireproof-
ing. In America, firefighters
in the West discovered borax
in the Death Valley-and
transformed it into sodium
calcium borate for the first
long-term retardant.
Borate has largely been re-
placed by high grade fertilizer
solutions (diammonium phos-
phate and monoammonium
phosphate), which can be used
without harm to vegetation.
'Florida' Division of Forestry
aerial tankers make drops
over; wildfires usually using
.liquid fertilizers.
Fire retardants protect peo-
ple in many ways-if they
are careful to read labels.
.Lumber, shingles, and many
wooden components of houses,
treated with retardants, are
available and carry a grade
In centiril Florida, fire fight-
ers of the Division of Forestry,
Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer, Ser-
vices, have tried a purely
Florida-style retardant-
orange juice! (Well, truthful-
ly, it's a- citrus processing
waste product known as
sodium hydroxide or common
lye). It has higher moisture
retention than plain .water,
and helps saturate mucksoils
where the ground smoulders
months after a forest fire has
been "put out".
But don't rely on your wall-
hanging extinguisher for re-
tardant purposes. It's good to
suppress fires only as they are
happening. A simple carbon
dioxide type extinguisher
should not be confused with a
chemical or a. detergent which
when added to water and used
to treat an object will keep it
from being a fire hazard.
Think fire protection! And
have a Merry Safe Christmas!

One horsepower is equal to
the raising of 33,000 pounds
one foot in one minute.

Handel's "Messiah" Is

A Beloved Tradition

Of Christmas Season

Each Christmas season
finds music-lovers enrap-
tured by performances of
George Frideric Handel's
oratorio, "Messiah".
Since its first perform-'
ance in 1742, "Messiah" has
been thrilling listeners and
adding to the significance
of religious holidays.
The libretto is generally
attributed to Charles Jen-
nens, a wealthy patron of
the arts. The libretto is a
compilation of passages
from the Old Testament
and the New Testament.

At Christmastime, certain
sections of the work are us-
ually deleted and emphasis
is placed on the Nativity
portion of the libretto.
"Messiah" begins impres-

sively with stately meas-
ures .that become a vigor-
Sous fugal passage, giving
way to the recitative for
tenor voice, "Comfort Ye."
A lovely aria, "Every Val-
ley Shall be Exalted," is
followed by a stirring chor-
us of praise, "And the
Glory of the Lord." A reci-
tative for bass proclaims:
". Thus saith the Lord of
Hosts:- Yet once .a little
while, and I will shake the
heav'ns and the earth." The
aria, "But who may abide
the day of His coming?" is
then followed by a chorus,
"And. He shall purify the
sons of Levi."

Now the narrative cen-
ters on the birth of Jesus ...
a recitative for alto, "Be-
hold! A virgin shall con-
ceive" is followed by the
joyful aria, "0 thou that
tellest good tidings to
Zion."-The chorus joins in
the familiar melody to em-
phasize the joyous quality
of Handel's music.
"For behold, darkness
shall cover the earth," con-
tinues the narrative in a
bass recitative,, and the
air, "The people that walkR-7
ed in darkness have seen a
great light.".Now the chor-
us sings in jubilation, "For
unto us a Child is born,"
with majestic emphasis on
the words, "wonderful,
counselor, the mighty God,
the everlasting Father, the
Prince of Peace!" Thrilling
words, equaled by Handel's
thrilling music.

The oratorio continues
with pastoral themes, set-
ting the scene for a series
of recitatives, beginning
with, "There were shep-
herds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their
flocks by night." The chor-
us now proclaims "Glory
to God" as trumpets sound,
recalliiag the wondrous
sight and sound beheld. by
those shepherds at the very
first Christmas. A soprano
aria, "Rejoice greatly, 0
daughter of Zion!" contin-
ues the mood of joy as the
Nativity story unfolds. A
lovely aria, "He shall feed
His flock like a shepherd",
is followed by the chorus,
"His yoke is easy," ending
in majestic chords.
The second part of "Mes-
siah" contains what may be
the most famous choral
music of all time, the Hal-
lelujah Chorus. No one
who has heard this stirring
chorus can ever forget it.
A serenely beautiful aria,"I

know that my Redeemer
liveth", begins the third
part of this magnificent
work. This section contains
yet another great chorus,
"Worthy is the Lamb." The
choir sings, "Blessing and
honor, glory and power be
unto Him" in a joyful
fugue. The oratorio is then
concluded with the words,
"Amen" voices soar
Sin glorious sound, as Han-
del's monumental work
comes to its conclusion.
The listener, moved by
the story of the "Messiah"
and its enduringly beauti-
ful music is left with a
*vision perhaps that
same vision that Handel
spoke of, after he had fin-
ished his greatest work.
"I did think I did see all

Heaven before me", the
inspired Handel exclaimed,
"and the great God Him-

Two Local

Students Earn
UF Degrees
Two Port St. Joe students
were awarded degrees at the
University of Florida during
fall commencement exercises
December 13.
Gary Thomas Pitts earned a
Bachelor of Science degree in
Civil Engineering in the Col-
lege of Engineering at the
Martin Drake Biggins earn-
ed a Bachelor's of Arts degree
in the College of Arts and.
Sciences at UofF.

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1975

Carl Guilford, Jr., On

Berry Dean
Carl A. Guilford, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Carl A. Guilford of
Overstreet, has merited the
Dean's List at Berry College
near Rome, Ga., for the fall
quarter. *0
Guilford is an English major
and plans a writing career.
Guilford is among 230 stu-
dents to be. named to the
Dean's List this quarter, a
record-breaking number of

's List
students to achieve that scho-
lastic level during a quarter.
Berry College is a four-year
school with 19 programs of
study leading to B. S., B.A.,
and B.M. degrees. Masters
degrees are offered in busi-
ness administration and edu-
cation. Established in 1902,
the college includes 30,000
acres in its campus and sur-
rounding lands.


To wish you a Merry Christmas

S a Happy New Year for 1976

St. Joe Motor Co.

Phone 227-3737 322 Monument A
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Joyous Christmas hymns ring out,

sounding a message of peace and love to all

mankind throughout this Holy Season.

Wewahitchka State Bank

"A Gulf Coupty Landmark"

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lI-E STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1975

Names of Second Period Honor

Roll Students Listed by School

Kenneth Herring, Principal
of Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High
School has announced names
of students attaining the honor
roll for the second six weeks
period at the school.
Making "All A's" were:
Seventh grade: Laura Col-'
linsworth, Elizabeth Pollock,
Stacey Tharpe and Lee Ann
SEighth grade: Phyllis Cum-
bie, Lisa Fadio, Dianne Gra-
ham and Ronald Minger.
Ninth grade: Phoebe Bar-
4ow, Karen Collinsworth,
,Yvonne Guilford, Matthew
Groom, Woodrow Jones, Trac-
ie -Norwood, Teresa Nichols,
-'Cindy Murphy, Caron Lynn
sand Roxanne Lee.
Tenth grade: Suzanne Ham-
mock, Keith Neel, Teresa
Register, Julane McFarland
and Teresa Sweet.
Eleventh grade: Philip
Davis; twelfth grade: Susan
Dupree, Dennis Arnold, Beth


Ely, Pam Collier, Amy Bailey,
Debbie Kearns, Nan Parker,
Sam Parisi, Archie Shackle-
ford and Tammy Rushing.
Making all "A's and B's"
Seventh grade: Tammy
Butts, Joanne Freeman, Ter-
esa Cox, Malinda Cox, Deb-
orah Dunigan, Gene Floore,
Wanda Grimm, Neva Janow-
ski, Larie Jones, Paula Hutch-
inson, Steven Hughes, Cathy
McFarland, Donny McArdle,
Debbie Patterson, Dina Par-
ker, Tina Pierce, Joseph Pip-
pin, Mark Powell, Lisa Ray,
Laurie Smith, Tiffany Swatts,
and Franklin Thomas.
Eighth grade: Chris Alexan-
der, Tim Beard, Jeanette
Brown, Andrea Bush, Gay
Ford, Carl Fox, Greg Lay-
field, Maxine McPherson,
Dusty May, Lavon Pace, Ray
Pence, Greg Phillips, Sherri
Raffield, Sheila Scott, Gwin
Silvia, Joann Skyles, Kent

Smith, Steve Sullivan, Evelyn
Sweet, Bernie Wester, Joey
Whitehead and Elizabeth Wil-
Ninth grade: Lynn Besore,
Tom Bouington, Brenda Dan-
iels, Vicky Dunigan, Johanna
Harrison, Rodney Herring,
Charles Hatcher, Robert
Lange, Karen Kimmell, Ber-
nie Pridgeon, Chuck Pollock,
Monique Pierce, Ronald Pic-
kett, Kevin Pettis, Sammy
Neel, Edwina Matlock, Kaye
Lee, Janet Leavins, Stephanie
Russ, Cherry Stebel, Paula
Tenth grade: Greg Chason,
Alice Goff, Charles Kilbourn,
Vickie Land, Lynn Laramore,
Jerry Norwood, Chip Pollock,
Tammy Raffield, Stayce
Trammell, Debbie Stutzman,



"Students ranging from se-
venth graders to high school
seniors are joining the ranks
of hospital volunteers at Vet-
erans Administration Hospi-
tals," said W. B. Mackall,
Director of the State of Flori-
da's Division of Veterans Af-
fairs under the Department
of Community Affairs.
Almost 7,000 young people
started their new semester
this fall with VA hospital vol-
unteer assignments that will
provide background in medi-
cal care and in working with
people. Many high school
students earn course credits
for the volunteer work, said
Number of student volun-
teers vary locally according
to each hospital's ability to
provide adequate place-
ment, training and supervi-
sion. Overall, they presentt
about 10 percentoft the total
number of regularly sche-
duled volunteers serving in
the 171 hospital VA medical
care system. (AFNS)

Hughey Williams, Sandra
Young and Delores Wilkinson.
Eleventh grade: Eddie
Davis, Dorothy Gliem, Karen
Gosnell, Tim Hatcher, Wil-
liam Hughes, Wendy Keiser,
Steve LaFrance, Steven
Pierce, Jim Roberts, Donna
Pitts, Marlen Taylor, De-
wayne Patterson, Sammy
Parker, Keef Pettis, Lorin
White and Patrick Tooney.
Twelfth grade: Sue Cream-
er, Regina Ellis, Cindy Atkins,

Eddie Creamer, David Bar-
ton, Steve Cloud, Curtis Also-
brook, Ricky Hatcher, Deedee
Gainous, Deward Harper,
Cheryl Hatcher, Greg Her-
ring, Buddy Hamm, Cindy
Freeman, Cindy Nixon, Mike
Knox, Tammy Norwood, Kim
Measamer, Bill Norton, John-
ny Merritt, Katie Mock, Lisa
Melton, Joni Shores, Gail
Rogers, Sandra Tootle, Bill'
Wall, William Whittington and
Scotty White.

Blooming bouquets of good
cheer to all our fine friends from

Debbie's Flowers Sylvachem Corp.
Phone 229-5821




May the sounds of Christmas .. happy
children's. laughter, crackling lighted
fires, melodious tolling bells .
bring song to your hearts.

St. Joe Hardware Co.

Ph pne 227-8111 20'3 Reid Ave.

May glad tidings sound forth this Holy Season, renewing

the hope and joy of that most wonderous night, bringing

good will and harmony to all men everywhere.

Apalachicola Northern Railroad Co.


May Your Christmas be filled with
faith and goodwill.

Pauline's Restaurant


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