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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: January 22, 1976
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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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Industry Deep Water Port Fine People Safest Beaches in Florida

15 Cents Per Copy

First Break In Vandalism Case

The Gulf County Sheriff's Depart-
ment received its first real break in
the case of vandalism destruction at
Port St. Joe High School Thanksgiving
A considerable amount of property
stolen from the school in the break-in
was recovered last Thursday. by the
Gulf County Sheriff's Department.
Rex Strickland, 14-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Strickland found

the stolen articles while hunting in an
area south of Holly Hill Cemetery.
Rex went home after finding the items
and reported to his mother who called
the authorities.
Sheriff Raymond Lawrence noted
that it appeared as if the items had
been dumped, or thrown from a
vehicle. The recovered property in-
cluded the laboratory- balance, film
strip projectors, numerous tools and
school supplies. They are all being

processed for fingerprints and other
physical evidence.
The Sheriff commended young
Strickland for his help in locating the
property and promptly reporting it to
the Sheriff's Department.
Vandals broke into the local high
school during the week end of the
Thanksgiving holidays and caused
considerable damage to the building,
equipment and supplies, as well as

removed several items, including the
recovered cache, from the building.
Sheriff's Department and Port St. Joe
City Police officers have been inves-
tigating the case searching for proof
to tie in suspects ever since the-::
incident occurred.

A $600.00 reward for information
leading to apprehension and convic-;
tion of the guilty parties has been put-'
. up by a group of local citizens. :

Funds Will Finance Water Improvements

FHA Loan Approved

The City of Port St. Joe had
a Farmer's Home Adminis-
tration loan approved on Wed-
nesday of last week for $1.4
million. The notification was.
sent to the City Wednesday'
afternoon of last week by the
office of Congressman Bob
the loan was applied for
early last year to finance
extensive work and improve-
ments in the city's water
Work to be accomplished
includes considerable rehabil-
itation of the water treatment
plant. The plant capacity will
also be doubled under the

Rex Strickland points out to Sheriff Raymond Lawrence the location where the property
stolen from the high school was found in the woods near Holly Hill Cemetery.

City Will Request

Hospital Mila

plan. A new 500,000 gallon
water storage tank will be
erected in the vicinity of the
Port St. Joe High School and
the oldest tank at Long and
Tenth will be taken down. The
old tank is in bad shape from
age and needs replacing. The

city will also drill three water
wells to increase the water
supply. The city's supply from
the St. Joe Paper Company'
canal is limited and summer
usage now goes over the
limits. The water supply from
the canal is limited by the

size of the siphon pipe under
the Intracoastal Canal at
White City and increased
needs of the Paper Company
and the city has taxed this
source of supply.
The funds will also finance
installation of a 10-inch main

to the new storage tank near
the High School.
Smith and Gillespie Engin-
eers, of Jacksonville are' al-
ready at work designing the
projects and work will prob-
ably get underway the latter
part of the year.

Four Juveniles Arrested for School Bomb Threat

Port St. Joe High School had
its first bomb threat in its
history last week, when three
threats were phoned in during
the day Wednesday.
Four threats were phoned in
to the Gulf County Sheriff's

office, starting around 8:30

The Sheriff's office manag-
ed to get a trace on the calls
and arrested four juveniles in
connection with the felony,

turning them over to the
Division of Youth Services.
Two of the juveniles were still
in custody at the Youth Deten-
tion Center in Panama City at
press time yesterday, await-
ing a hearing. The other two

have been released.' ,
According to information
from the Gulf County Sheriff's
office, the State's Attorney
will prefer charges for -the
action, which is both a .state
and federal felony.

The City Commission
agreed Tuesday night to re-
quest the County Commission.
to levy a county-wide tax to
help support the Municipal
Hospital during times of fi-
nancial crisis for the hospital.
.The Commissioners will ask
the County to approve a levy
of up to one-half mill per year,
ear-marked for the hospital.
While the hospital pays its
way most years, there are
times when it runs in the red
and puts a strain on the city's
treasury to pay the bills. It is
the opinion of the .Commission
that the tax should be levied
county-wide since the facili-
ties are used by people.from
all over the county. A census
count shows that about 30

In a time of uncertainty
throughout the nation, the
financial institutions of Port
St. Joe reported a good year
last year, with their financial
base growing.
During a time when housing
starts are depressed through-
out the nation, Citizens' Fed-
eral reported they let out
$850,000 for new housing starts
in their operational area. "It
was a good year for loans",
manager Charles Stevens
Citizens' Federal also re-
ported increases in money
placed with them on savings.
The institution reported a gain
of $756,000 in new savings. The
firm paid out $423,166 in
interest on savings during the
year and increased their re-
serves and surplus by $82,576.

percent of the patients in the
hospital live outside the city
limits of Port St. Joe.
A half-mill levy would pro-
vide about $50,000 for the
hospital and would be levied
only when needed.
The City faces the prospect
of having its, staff of employ-
ees go union on February 4,
according to announcement
from the Public Employees
Relations Act (PERC) receiv-
ed last week. Employees of
the city will vote on Wednes-
day, February 4 on whether or
not to accept the services of a
union as their bargaining
Involved in the election will
be all city employees with the'

The Florida First National
Bank also reported a good
financial year, with president
Ted Cannon saying, "We had a
24 percent increase in deposits
for the year".
Cannon reported their indi-
vidual checking and saving
accotfnts had increased by 6.18
percent, reflecting a healthy
"Loans were down a frac-
tion", Cannon said, "But our
total assets were up $3 million
over the previous year, re-
flecting a healthy growth for
Looking at the reports of the
two financial institutions, it
looks as if the people of the
Port St. Jpe area are saving
their money while others are
investing theirs in homes.

January 19-25 Designated

National Jaycee Week

The Port St. Joe Jaycees,
along with National and State
organizations have set aside
the week of January 19 25, to
observe the founding of the
Jaycees and to commemorate
such founding by the selection
of the Outstanding Young Man
in the community as the reci-
pient of the Distinguished
This award winner is chosen
by judges who base their

decision on nominations given
them by the people of the

Ballot boxes have been
placed in the Post Office and
the Florida' First National
Bank. Everyone is *urged to
cast a ballot for the young
man between 18 and 35 years
old, who they think has contri-
buted the most to their com-

exception of Municipal, Hospi-
tal and Police Department
The election will be held in
two sessions, morning and
afternoon, in order to allow all
employees to cast their ballot.
Legal activities leading up
to the election have been going
- on for the past year, with city
and PERC attorneys setting
the stage for the election.
The city employees peti-
tioned for the election, with 30
percent of the employees sign-
ing a petition asking for the
In other action, the Com-
-Agreed to call for bids to
re-build the City Pier, des-
troyed by, Hurricane Eloise.
-Approved an annual con-
tribution of $300 to the Cham-
(Continued on Page 3)




County voter registration
books are currently open for
registration at the office of the
Supervisor of Elections, Mrs.
Dessie Lee Parker, in the
Mrs. Parker said voters
have until Saturday to register
in order to cast their votes in
the Presidential Preference
Primary on March 9. "The
books will be closed after
Saturday", Mrs. Parker said.
The registration call is only
for those who have moved to
the county since the last
election, or otherwise become
eligible to cast their vote since
the 1974 elections. Those desir-
ing to change their party
affiliations may do so while
the registration books are
Mrs. Parker said her rcfice
would be open all day Satur-
day from nine to five to
accommodate any last minute
Mrs. Parker has also named
two deputy Supervisors to
register voters throughout the
county. Cantey T. Jones has
been appointed Deputy Direc-
tor in the North Port St. Joe
area and Mrs. C. W. Norton at
Lakeside Florist in Wewa-

New officers and directors for 1976 for the Chamber of Commerce are: left Brown, Wendell Whitaker-and Mrs. Jean Atchison. Star Photo
to right: John L. Miller, Higdon Swatts, Dickie Brown, David Roche, Wanda

Pretty, Red-Headed Woman Will

Head Chamber of Commerce

Port St. Joe's Chamber of
Commerce set two records 'at
their installation banquet
Monday night at the Centen-
nial Building. For the first
time in history, the Chamber
installed a red-head as presi-
dent and for the first time in
history the Chamber installed
a woman as president.
Mrs. Wanda Brown, opera-
tor of a bookkeeping and tax
business here in Port St. Joe
was installed as president by
George Y. Core. Core also
installed David Roche as vice-
president; Higdon Swatts,
treasurer and John Miller,
Wendell Whitaker, Mrs. Jean
Atchison and Dickie Brown as
new directors.
In stepping down from the
presidency, L. L. Copenhaver
said the Chamber had exper-
ienced a good and a busy year.
"We had an increase in mem-
bership and a working group
of Directors", Copenhaver
told the 125 people who turned
out in the cold night for the
Copenhaver's report was
ultra condensed in 'deference
to the program which was
prepared for the night. He said
later that the Chamber had
several inquiries during the
year. "We were very active in
trying to attract new business
here and made several con-

tacts", the past president
said. Copenhaver was espe-
cially proud of the new cus-
tomer relations program set
up to try to solve grievances of
customers and local mer-
chants during the year. "We
feel this will serve to improve
the report between custom-
ers and merchants", Copen-
haver said.
The Chamber answered 446
inquiries during the year.
"That's nearly a record",
Copenhaver said. "We have
been very active in 1975 and
feel we accomplished a lot for
our city and county", he
concluded. .
Incoming president, Wanda
Brown congratulated Copen-
haver and vice-president, Bob
Moss for. their active year.
"We need more of this type
during the coming year", she
said, "in order to become even
more active and progressive".
Guest speaker for the eve-
ning was A. P. Rollins, with
the Department of the Inter-
ior. Rollins told the audience
and showed slides of the
Alaska pipeline project.
"The $9 billion project is
being financed entirely by
private industry", Rollins
said. The project is being
financed and accomplished by

a group of American oil firms
to move the crude oil from
Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic
Ocean to Valdez, Alaska,
where it will be transported by
tanker to the American main-
land for distribution.
Rollins said there are 20,000
men involved in the project
which will start 1.2 million
barrels of crude per,day on its
way to the mainland by the
middle of 1977. He said the
pipeline itself was about half
completed, with pumping sta-
tions and support facilities to
be completed during the com-
ing year.
The pipeline construction
crews have built eight self-
supporting communities along
the line as operational bases.
The first phase of the line will
have eight pumping stations to
move the 1.2 million barrels a.
day and work will start im-
mediately on the installation
of four more pump stations to
increase the flow to 2 million
barrels a day.
Rollins said the Prudhoe
Bay will produce as much oil
as the states of Texas, Okla-
homa and Louisiana combin-
ed. It will replace one in eight
barrels of oil now being im-
It will require 430,000 horse-
power per day to operate the

Outgoing President of the Port St. Joe Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce, L. L. Copenhaver, presents the gavel
to Mrs. Wanda Brown, the incoming president for the 1976
year. Star Photo


Financial Houses

Show Growth

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PAGE TWO THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 1976

Published Every Thursday at 306 Willians Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida
By The Star Publishing Company 3
Second-Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Wesley R. Ramsey ............................................. Editor and Publisher
William H..Ramsey ..........:...................................... Production Supt.
Frqnchle L Ramsey ................................................ Office Manager g
Shirley K. Ramsey...................................... Typesetter, Subscriptioos 4


IN COUNTY--NE 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. AVERKTIERtS-n 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 weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


Would Put Employees

at Disadvantage

For almost a year now, the City St. Joe, almost all employees can
have been enmeshed in various legal signers directly. As far as the
procedures under the state's new employees are concerned, such di-
Public Employees Relations Act rect access would seem to be more
(PERC). The proceedings have been favorable than to. hire someone to
leading toward an election in which talk for him, who is unknown to the
most city employees will have the Mayor and Commissioners.
opportunity to decide whether or not Secondly, underEthe state law
they want to hire the Laborers' governing public employees (includ-
Local Union, No. 1306, located in ing city employees) 'striking or
thattahoochee to bargain for them threats of strikes are illegal. The law
with the city. This election has provides very harsh penalties
finally been scheduled, tentatively, against unions and individual mem-
por February 4. bers in the event any strikes occur.
: Unions have long been a part of Employees can lose their jobs, be
the local scene, representing em- fined and the union can be heavily
:ployees working in industry. In fined and even lose its right to
private industry, unions have often represent employees under the
.been helpful to employees in two PERC law.
Ways. First, where an employee is In sum, if the city employees
working for a big company like St. vote to hire the union, the union
jloe Paper Company, where most would have no power to pressure the
..employees do not have an opportunJ .',city,,:','any :way:-. The-'state law
;ity to talk to top management on a provides that the City Commission
'laily basis, the unions have provid- would make the final decision in all
ed a means whereby employees can contract disputes. The union has no
have their problems and desires recourse if it does not like the
presented to top management. decision.
Even here, it would be better for Employees would no longer be
the employee if he could talk in allowed to take their problems
person to the management, but due direct to the department head or to
"to the large number of people the individual Commissioners.
involved, it is difficult. Thereby, they would lose a valuable
: The second way in which unions right and gain nothing in return. In
are beneficial to employees is where addition, of course, the employees
unions can exert economic pres- would have dues ,taken out of their
'sures on employees by threatened or paycheck to pay.the union and the
actual strikes. While striking em- city would have money taken out of
ployees sometimes lose their jobs, its budget to pay high-priced law-
;and at other times strikes result in yers-money that could be given to
tess than the desired benefits; at employees.
times strikers get what they want. If the union is hired, then, both
It's a gamble. the city and city employees will lose.
As far as the employees of the The only ones who would gain would
[city are concerned, however, neither be the union business agent and the
.of these benefits will result by lawyers. We urge the employees to
having the union. In the City of Port reject the union in February.

We 're Growing

The Department of Administra-
tion says Gulf County is growing at
a rate not seen here since the paper
company came to town with its
influx of people.
Normally, the census taken by
'the government at the beginning of
-every decade shows Gulf County has
grown by a few people. Rarely is the
:rate of growth more,than 10 percent
ifor the entire decade. The last
census indicated a growth of around
-90 people over a 10-year period.
: According to the Department of
'Administration, we have had a
:tremendous growth during the past
-'five years. Their figures show we
have increased our population by
-nine percent in the five years-a
irate more than twice our best

performance in the past.
The department's figures show
we now have a population of 10,920.
In 1970, the U.S.. census showed a
population of 10,096 for Gulf.
If these figures are true, and we
have no indication that they aren't,
then Gulf seems to be finally on the
way to a slow steady growth.
This growth 'indication should
pacify the County Commission who
thought all those zoning and plan-
ning documents they were required
to come up with was time wasted. It
seems as if we will be needing these
plans in the very near future.
As our population grows, so will
our problems. With planning, the
problems can be reduced.

Attending Presidential Classroom

Have you ever watches one
of those news conferences on
television. and wished that
you could be there to ask the
question nobody else dared to
ask? Regina Ellis and Cheryl
Hatcher. students at Port St.
Joe High School in Port St.
Joe. will have that opportunity
February 14-21. They have
been selected to go to Wash-
ington, D.C.. joining other
high school students from all
parts of the country, to attend
the week-long Class Five of A
Presidential Classroom for
Young Americans.
Regina is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Ellis of 1008
Woodward Avenue and Cheryl
is the daughter of Staff Ser-
geant and Mrs. Cyrus Riley,
149 Avenue C, both of Port St.
Since its inception in 1968,
the non-profit, non-partisan



In P.C.
Presidential candidate Ron-
ald Reagan will address a full
house Monday evening during
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege's George Tapper Gov-
ernmental Seminar at the
Panama City Municipal Au-.
According to Dr. Larry Ty-
ree, GCCC executive vice
president, only a few tickets
remain for the evening session
and ticket holders are encour-
ged to arrive well in advance
of the 7:30 EST starting time.
"Our College Singers will
entertain the audience before
Mr. Reagan's address and we
would like everyone to be in
their seats well ahead of his
scheduled appearance," Dr.
Tyree said.
GCCC's three-part govern-
mental seminar, named for
former Florida Senator,
George G. Tapper, chairman
of the College's District Board
of Trustees, is based on the
theme, "Presidential politics
Another publicfsession, fea,- -
turing University of West
Florida Professor Donald
Freeman, is scheduled for 2
p.m., Monday in the GCCC
Fine Arts Auditoruim.
"No tickets are required for
this session which is also being
offered as a free educational
service to all interested per-
sons in our community," Dr.
Tyree noted.

standing of the Federal
government through personal
contact with its institutions
and leaders. Students live in a
Washington-area hotel, and
S, attend seminars and discus-
S sion groups led by key Wash-
ington officials. Past speakers
S, have included Senators, Con-
gressmen, Supreme Court
'.. Justices. Cabinet Secretaries,
.members of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, White House staff mem-
bers, foreign ambassadors,
members of the news media,
and representatives from
S- many different Federal agen-
Regina and Cheryl will have
the opportunity to study all
Regina L. Ellis three branches of Federal
Presidential Classroom has government, in depth, and to
hosted over 11,000 students in gain an increased understand-
the nation's capital. The ing of the issues and personali-
Classroom program is design- ties. which directly influence
ed to promote a greater under- the conduct of political affairs

Cheryl A. Hatcher
on the national level.
But, says Presidential
Classroom Executive Director
Angie Whitaker, that's not all:
"The meetings with promi-

nent people in the Washington
community are only part of
the Classroom experience. Ac-
cording to the students them-
selves, equally important is
the opportunity to exchange
ideas and points of view with
their peers form distant areas
of the country."

Ms. Whitaker also stresses
that a student's participation
will often involve not only the
student and his school, but the
entire community as well.
Upon their return home, many
students are asked to be guest
speakers before local com-
munity organizations, and
share their Washington exper-
ience with others. A signifi-
cant percentage of Classrqom
students are' sponsored by
local citizens' groups, such as
the Rotary Club, Lions, Ki-
wanis and Civitan.



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This information has been gathered for you
at considerable expense and effort by our staff
here at The Star. It concerns the phenomenal
Tuit and its many applications and usefulness:
especially the round Tuit.
The Tuit comes in a myriad of sizes. Some
Tuits are almost microscopic in size. Some folks
say the average size Tuit fits nicely in a bread
box and others claim to have seen individual

Sikes Arranges Meeting

with Federal Officials

; Congressman -Bob Sikes has announced. ,,for
meeting for county leaders with Federalffial als in th<
Courthouse at Bonifay, 10 a.m., on Friday, January 23.
Representing the Federal Government will be officials from
the Farmers Home Administration, Small Business Admini-
stration, Department of Housing and Urban Development
and others who may be able to assist in plans for local
The meeting will be open to the public but Sikes has
urged that county commissioners, city councilmen, Chamber
of Commerce officials and others directly interested in local.
development be present.

Beauty: Deep

and Pure Desire


The hay rides of the Yellow
River Valley of long ago were
enjoyed by most all young
people. We had all kind of
rides, one-and-two-mile rides,
even an ox cart hay ride pulled
by a slow but sure-footed ox:
The one ride enjoyed the
most was the annual hayride
donated by the turpentine still
owners in a long, high-railed
wagon' pulled by four fat
mules. The polished brass
trim on the wide. leather mule
harni'ss. glistening in the
moonlight, added beauty and
glamor to the ride in the
excitement of our young
There was always an indivi-
dual on the ride who was full of
fun and mischief. When the
wagon was going down hill
through a kind of scary and
shaded spot under large trees
overhanging the wagon route.
the mischevious one would run
his hand under the hay and
pinch some beautiful young
The young lady pinched
would let out a scream that

Economy Should Expand

Florida's economy should
make great 'strides toward
recovering next year but it
would recover a lot more if
something could be done about
inflation and increased gov-
ernmental regulations, the

Florida Chamber of Com-
merce reported recently.
In releasing the Florida
Chamber's annual Economic
Profile of Florida Counties,
Ronald S. Spencer, Jr., exe-
cutive vice president of the

Florida Chamber, said infla-
tion and constantly expanding
governmental regulations are
causing the cost of doing busi-
ness to rise faster than some
companies are able to keep up
with it.

"Inflation is causing pro-
blems for the individual con-
sumer but it is a tremendous
problem for business as well.
The 30 percent increase in
postal rates will affect every
business in Florida and even-

would frighten the mules pull-
ing the wagon load of happy
young people sitting on top of
the soft and sweet-smelling
hay. They would break into a
fast trot down the road to the
chinquapin roast and picnic.

The beautiful young lady's
scream was loud but contain-
ed no retalliation. because-she
knew that she was beautiful
and that someone, sooner or
later, would pinch her.

tually all consumers will have
to pay through higher prices
which will be necessary to
compensate for the increased
mailing cost," Spencer noted.
Spencer said a recent sur-
vey of about 600 business peo-
ple around the state indicated
most feel the worst of our
economic times are behind us
but more than 50 percent said
inflation and governmental
encroachment are the biggest
obstacles to full economic re-
Spencer. in releasing the
Economic Profile publication,
said final statewide totals for
1975 are not in yet but figures
for 1974 provide a good back-
drop for this year's economic
For instance, the Economic
Profile reported single and
multi-family residential build-
ing permits in Florida totaled
114,823 in 1974, a 60 percent
drop from the 1973 figure of
289,480 and a good indication
of the reasons behind high un-

It seems that the desire to be
beautiful and the desire to
touch the beautiful is impor-
tant during youth. Also, to
always remain beautiful and
to touch the beautiful, not only
in the physical.but also in the
beauty of thoughts and actions
remains vital during the won-
derful sunset years of life.
Perhaps the desire to be
beautiful and to touch beauty
could be a deep and pure

employment in the construc-
tion field in 1975.
While the total annual pay-
roll increased from $19,353,957
in 1973 to $23,535,594 in the
state during 1974, the numbers
of employees dropped in con-
struction and manufacturing.
At the same time, the number
of employees in federal gov-
ernment employment more
than doubled, going from
73,672 two years ago to 463,-
192 in 1974.
Spencer said the bright star
in the state's economic sky is
the agricultural industry
which ranks 14th nationally in
cash receipts for farm com-
modities. Also, Florida topped
all other states in receipts
from the sale of oranges $433
million and grapefruit with
$120 million. The state was
second in the nation in sales of
greenhouse and nursery pro-
ducts at $156 million and
second in sales of tomatoes at
$126 million in 1974.


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Tuits that require at least a hundred acres to
store. Size not withstanding, a Tuit is a Tuit.
The size of a Tuit has no bearing on its
utility. It is the shape of certain Tuits that
determine their value.
There are square Tuits, rectangular Tuits,
pentagonal Tuits, and others too numerous to list
but it's the round Tuit which seems to be the
most helpful to mankind, even though it is
seldom sought with much enthusiasm.
Experts have shown statistically that if the
95 percent of the population who are not even
aware of the round Tuit were educated to its
existence and its possible application for the
betterment of society, it might well become one
Sof the most, ~ynvesilgy distributed and highly.
prized personal possessions.
It is this evidence which prompts us to
present the story of the Tuits.
some typical Tuits are shown in the
illustration at the head of this blurb. Ignore all
except the round one. Take a pair of scissors and
cut out the round Tuit along the dotted lines. Now
you have a round Tuit. How will it help you?
There are hundreds of things that you have
promised yourself that you would do when youth
got a round Tuit. Now that you have gotten a
round Tuit you can; repair that leak in the roof,
write that letter to your congressman, tell your
wife (or husband) that you love him or her, go to
church, pay your paper bill, and ... you name it.
Now that the round Tuit has become
available to the citizenry of Gulf County, it is
probable that we will shortly have the most
energetic and vibrantly alive community in ,the

I ought to save this little item until the month
of March; but, if I know me, I would forget it.
I was reading the other day and picked up a
Readers Digest for the month of March, 1975
(that shows you how far I am behind with my
Readers Digest). An article on the index caught
my eye; "March: Who Needs It?" Turning to the
article, I saw one of my favorite months
described in all sorts of unkind ways. March
was accused of having a split personality just
because of its habits of alternately roaring and
baaing. That is the nature of the month, for
heaven's sake!
The author, Melvin Maddocks, said Febru-
ary can make a sunny day white and dazzling
and April promises green. But March? March is
mostly bare trees, cloudy skies and the ground
all mud-brown and tattletale gray.
March was described as one you wouldn't
hire for a job worth having if she were a person,
because she was so emotionally unstable.
The poor month was labeled as "the blank
space in nature... a time when the winds blow in
all directions and nothing seems to happen. It is
one of those slightly vexing transition periods
that everybody wishes would hurry up and
That's some pretty nasty things to say
about one of our months. They may not be much
sometimes, but they are all we have. We have to
make the best of them.
I particularly think we should keep our snide
remarks away from the month of March. If it
wasn't for March, I wouldn't be here. March is
OK as far as I'm concerned, since that's the
month in which I was born.

(Continued from Page 1)

Hutto Men's Day Speaker Sponsoring age

Gulf County Ladies' League
On lanes one and two, C & G
took four games from Play-
er's. Lou Mork had a 181 high
game and Cathy Blackburn
had a 458 high series for C & G.
Shirley Hicks had, a 170 game
and 454 series for Player's.
Lanes three and four had St.
Joe Furniture taking four
games from the Kats. Faye
Pope had a 169 game and
Brenda Mathes had a .492
series for St. Joe Furniture.
Marian Deeson had a 189
game and Norma Hobbs had a
445 series for the Kats.
On lanes five and six Pepsi
Cola took three games from
the Playgirls. Kay K. had a 151
game and 414 series to lead
Pepsi Cola.' Pat Hutchinson
had a 147 game and 383 series
for the Playgirls.
On lanes seven and eight,
Pate's also took three games
from the Bank. Ruby Lucas
had a 165 game and 462 series
for Pate's. Christine Lightfoot
led the Bank with a 166 game
and 443 series.
Standings: W L
Pi4yert -" I5 ;T
Sr.-- urntire,.o, 24
Kats 39'/2 242
C&G 37 27
Pate's 33 31
Playgirls 27/ 361/2
Bank 25 39
Pepsi Cola 9 55

Gulf Co. Men's League
Monday night on lanes one

and two, Player's Si
ket took all four poi
Butler's Restaurant.
Yeager's 569 series
game led Player's. G
Neel added a 503.
Butler's was Bill Bes
509 and Harry Lowry
Lanes three and
Stems and Seeds tak
from Campbell's Dru
man Hodges topped S
Seeds with a 508. Bo B
had a 536 for Campi
On lanes five and s
Carr's Auto Sales t
four points from
Lounge. Swamprat h
for Carr's. Al Scheffe
good effort by coming
a 412. For 10-Pin, it w
Johns with 537.
Lanes seven and e
King's Gulf Service
and Trophy splitting
taking two points. R
Peters led King's w
Red Todd was top
Shirt and Trophy wi
Player's S'market
Campbell's Drugs
.Shirt & Trophy
Buile'sRe'st. '
King's Gulf
Stems & Seeds
Carr's Auto Sales
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The Long Avenue Baptist
Church will observe Baptist
Men's Day on Sunday, Jan-
uary 25. The speaker for the
morning worship service at
11:00 A.M. will be Earl Hutto
of Panama City. Mr. Hutto is a
deacon and active member of
his church.
He serves as Representative
for the Eighth District of
Florida in the State Legisla-
ture. His business background
has been in education and
television. He is currently in
the advertising business.
Rev. J. C. Odum, pastor,
extends an invitation to every-
one to cdme and hear Mr.
Hutto. The church choir will
sing and also the men's quar-
tet of the church. Willie Ram-
sey is Brotherhood Director of
the local church.

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The Wewahitchka Rotary
Club is sponsoring their sec-
ond annual Charity Gospel
Singspiration Friday night in
the Wewahitchka High School.
The program will begin at 6:30
p.m., CST.
The featured singing group
will be the nationally famous
Telestials from Nashville,
Tennessee. They have record-
ed several albums and have
appeared on TV and radio.
Several local and area
groups will also be featured
including: The Bryan Family
from West Bay, the Gay
Children from Quitman, Ga.;
the Gospel Joybells from
Blountstown; the Jackson
Trio from Springfield; Sam
Spence and the Spentations
from Panama City and the
Truth Couriers from Grace-
Advance tickets will be on
sale by members of the Rot-
ary .Club or they can be
obtained from several Wewa-
hitchka merchants.

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 1976 PAGE THREE

ber of Commerce.
-Were notified of a meeting
on February 10 with National
Flood Insurance representa-
tives to review the flood
insurance rate for Port St.
-Accepted a bid of $59.76
per ton for lime from St. Joe
Hardware Company.
-Agreed to re-advertise for
bids on construction of a chain
fence link fence around an
emergency generator behind
the City Hall and installation
of a well and sprinkler system
at the old St. Joseph Ceme-

Need Pipe
The 'Port St. Joe Elemen-
tary School physical education
department is in need of iron
pipe-any size from 3/4" dia-
meter to two inch diameter.,
This pipe.will be used to con-
struct playground equipment.
Anyone having pipe to don-
ate, please contact Cary,
Floore or Harry Herrjngton at
the elementary school.


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 1976

Miss MaryAnne Henderson and

William Scott Snyder HII Wed

Miss Mary Anne Henderson
of Tallahassee, became the
bride of William Scott Snyder
II in a ceremony December 19,
at 7:00 p.m. Scene of the
wedding was the bridegroom's
parents home in Blountstown.
The bride is the daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. Louis F. Ken-
nedy of Atlanta, Ga., and the
groom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Grayson Synder of
The double-ring ceremony
was performed by Dr. Louis
Kennedy, the bride's father,
who is a Baptist minister.
Nuptial music' was provided
by Billy Rich, pianist.
Given in marriage by her
father, the bride was lovely in
a champagne-colored gown in
a soft knit with long sleeves.
Ruffles accented a deep V
neckline, both in the front and
back. The gown featured an
empire waistline, with a slim
skirt, accented by a tie sash in
the back. She carried a single
lotig-stemmed red rosebud.
The bride's only attendant
was Mrs. Ted Burns of Talla.-
hassee,. the groom's sister,
who served as matron of
honor. ,
Best man was Dr. Grayson
Synder, the groom's father.
A reception followed the
ceremony at the Snyder's
home, hosted by both the'
families of the bride and
"Mrs. Myra Cleo Duncal, the
groom's aunt, greeted the
guests. Mrs. Ted Burns and
Miss Wanda Smith, the
groom's step-sister, kept the
bridal registry table.
'Mrs. W. J. Hutchinson of
Tallahassee presided at the
panch bowl and Mrs. Ella Mae
McClellan presided at the
bride's cake.
'Out-of-town guests were:
William Scott Snyder, groom's
paternal grandfather, of Cres-
cent City, Mrs. Myra Cleo
Duncal, groom's aunt, of
Eyerett, Penn., John Duncan
6f Everett, Pa., Mr. and Mrs.
Ted Burns, Trey Carr and
Robert Snyder, all of Talla-
lhassee, Billy Rich of Port St.
Joe, Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Hutch-
iason, Mrs. Bob Moody and

Mrs. Eddie Williams, all of
Tallahassee and Merrill Tray-
lor of Milton.
The bridal couple visited
Orlando and Disneyworld on
their wedding trip. They are
now at home at Beacon Hill.
The bride graduated from
Thomasville, Ga. High School,
attended the Georgia Baptist
Hospital School of Nursing in
Atlanta, Ga. and Abraham
Baldwin Nursing School in
Tifton, Ga., receiving her R.N.
degree. She has been asso-
ciated with Georgia Garden
Clubs and the Junior Service
The groom graduated from



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the members of the

Church of Christ
invite you to meet with them:

Sunday Morning Bible Study ... 10:00
Sunday Morning Worship....... 11:00
Sunday Night .................. 6:00
Wednesday Night ............. 7:00

Corner 20th St. & Marvin
James Brantley, Minister
Phone 229-8153

Mrs. William Scott Snyder II

Blountstown High School,
Chipola Junior College with 'an
A.A. degree, from F.S.U. with
a B.S. degree, and is presently
a pharmacy intern at Florida
A. & M. University. He is

president of the National Asso-
ciation of Retail Druggists,
student branch at FAMU and
is on the Student Conduct
Committee. He is employed at
Campbell's Drug Store.

Mission Group H Met

with Mrs. George Adkins

Mission Group II of the First
United Methodist Church met.
in the home of Mrs. George
Adkins on Monday, .Jan.. 19,
withT 1,i'embers and two
visitors attending.
The Chairman, Mrs. Alfred
Joines, called the meeting to
order and opened the meeting
with prayer. Reports were
given and the Chairman' re-
minded the members that
February was the group's
activities month.
Mrs. George Suber was in
charge of the program and
presented "A Greek Drama-
Creation and Choice". Taking
part in the drama were Mrs.
Suber, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs.
Joines, Mrs. Williams, Mrs.


Port St. Joe High School
Lunch Room Menus
Monday, Jan. 26
Tuna salad, hamburger with
bun, French fries, lettuce,
tomato, pickles, strawberry
shortcake, crackers, milk.
Tuesday, Jan. 27
Battered fried fish, tartar
sauce, hamburger with bun,
potato chips, English peas,
tomato, lettuce, pickles, pine-
apple upside down cake,
Wednesday, Jan. 28
Hamburger with bun, ham
and cheese sandwich, French
fries, cabbage, carrot and rai-
sin slaw, lettuce, tomato, pic-
kles, apple crisp, milk.
Thursday, Jan. 29
Barbecue chicken, mashed
potatoes, string beans, bread,
rolls, peach with cookie, milk.
Friday, Jan. 30
Sloppy Joes, pork chops,
rice with gravy, turnips,
tomato slice, coconut cake,
bread, rolls, milk.


Women Met

Mission Group I of the First
United Methodist Church met
n the home of Mrs. W. L.
Altstaetter on January 20, at
9:30 a.m. Refreshments were
served to the 13 members and
one visitor present.
The meeting was opened
with a "Thought for the Day"
from the Upper Room by Mrs.
Johnie McCurdy, chairperson.
A short business meeting was
held and coming events were
discussed. The program was
presented by Mrs. Altstaetter
from the book, "In Search of a
Crown". ScE.ipture was read
from Proverbs 31, followed by
prayer. The meeting was
closed with the benediction.

Stone,' Mrs. Brinson and Mrs.
Mosely. IJI .A
The February meeting will W WV
be in the home of Miss Ger-
trude Boyer. ......e.. .

Vicki McArthur fOrestS
On Dean's List t, burn
Approximately 3,046 stu- burn.

dents at Florida State Univer-
sity made the Dean's List for
the fall quarter. The Dean's
List is an honor roll of students
. whose grade averages are
"B" or "A" for all courses
taken during the quarter.
Vicki E. McArthur of P. 0.
Box 266, Port St. Joe, attained
the Dean's List for the fall

Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue
Rev. George Gay, Interim Pastor

Sunday School .... ................. 9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship Service ............. 11:00 A.M.
Church Training ...................... 6:30 P.M.
Evening Worship Service .... ..... 7:30 P.M.
Prayer Meeting (Wed.) ................ 7:00 P.M.
"Come and Worship God With Us"


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Elementary Schools
Monday, Jan. 26
Tuna salad. French fries,
English peao, strawberry
shortcake, crackers, milk.
Tuesday, Jan. 27
Battered fried fish on bun,
tartar sauce, grits, baked
beans, cherry pie.
Wednesday, Jan. 28
Ham and cheese sandwich,
potato chips, cabbage, carrot
and raisin slaw, fruit cocktail.
Thursday, Jan.29
Barbecue -chicken, mashed
ptoatoes, string beans, bread,
rolls, peach with cookie, milk.
Friday, Jan. 30
Pork chops, rice with gravy,
turnips, tomato slice, corn-
bread, peanut butter delights.

Bible Club Activity

Begins Next
-The Senior High.Bible Club
of Joy Clubs, Inc. will begin
Tuesday, January 27, at the
Dick Lamberson home, 143
Westcott Circle. Mrs. Benny
Roberts will also be working
with these young people each
This Club, now 'in its fifth
year, is for teenagers in

Julie Holland

grades nine through 12, and
will meet on alternate Monday
and Tuesday nights at 7:30
p.m. Many activities, and a
Bible study geared for this age
group, will be offered, with
awards for memory work at
the end of the year. All teens
are invited to attend.

Square Dancers

On Dean's List MeetingTuesday

Miss Julie Holland has been
named to the Dean's List for
the fall quarter at Auburn
University, Auburn, Ala. In
order to be placed on the
Dean's List a student must
place in the upper five percent
of the School of Education.
Julie is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Holland Sr.
of Mexico Beach, and is a
senior, majoring in Elemen-
tary Education.

The Sunshiners Square
Dance Club of Port St. Joe is
square dancing every Tues-
day night at 8:00 in the Stac
House. Anyone interested in
learning to square dance.may
do so by coming to the Stac
House any Tuesday night from
8:00 until 10:Q0.
New officers in the club are:
President, Mike Roche; Vice
President, Wesley Grace;
Treasurer, Mary Baxley and
Secretary, Anita Register.

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N ew Bridal Selections

Merchandise of

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Joy Clubs Beginning 10th Year

Melody Rebekah Lodge 22
held their installation services
at the Union Hall on January
17. The hall was decorated in
the-a variety of flowers.
Mrs. Margaret Shirah, out-
going Noble Grand, presided
at the opening of the installa-
tion and gave a message of
what 1975 meant to her. She
then turned the installation
over to the District Deputy
President of District Two,
Grace Tucker.
Installing officers were: De-
puty President, Grace Tucker,
Deputy Marshall, Juanita Mc-
Neil; Deputy Warden, Ora
Dean; Deputy Sec., Gladys
Jones; Dep. Financial Sec-

k Joy Clubs will begin its tenth
year in the Port St. Joe area

There will be a "Jesus Ral-
ly" in the Commons Area of
the high school this Friday
night, Jan. 23, at 7:00. There
will be local talent represent-
ed, among them will be "Jubi-
lation" from the Long Avenue
Baptist Church.
(PSAT-NMSQT) taken in 1974 while a student Special guests will be a
at Taylor County High School in Perry. gospel group from Quincy,
Steve is thekson of Mr. and Mrs. Tracy and sharing a message of love
Pierce of St. Joe Beach. He entered Port St. and concern will be Rev.
Joe Jr.-Sr. High School in September, 1975 as David Fernandez, pastor, Oak
a member of the Junior Class. He is active in Grove Assembly of God
school activities, -being a member of the Church.
Outreach Club, Key Club, and plays bass Everyone is invited to at-
clarinet in the band. tend. Admission is free.

retary, Countess Harwell;
Delp. Treasurer, Marjorie
Strickland; Dep. Chaplain,
Doris Smith; Dep. Inside
Guardian, Nellie Woolslare
arid Deputy Outside Guardian,
Estella Parramore.
The officers elected for the
ensuing year of 1976 were:
Noble Grand, Shirley Webb;
Vice Grand, Elizabeth Jones;
Recording Secretary, Elaine
Handley; Financial Secre-
tary, Aliene Hightower; Trea-
surer, Onnie Herring.
Appointed officers are:
Warden, Ann Sims; Conduc-
tor, Margaret Maige; Music-
ian, Lois Daniell; Chaplain,
Merle Weeks; Inside Guard-

ian, HIazel Sims; Outside
Guardian, Fannie McMillan.
After the installation, re-
freshments were served to.the
assembled guests. Members
from'other lodges were: Pan-
ama City 15, Friendship 25,
Lynn Haven 35 and Wewa-
hitchka 6L
The incoming Noble Grand,
Shirley Webb, extended
thanks, and pledged to pro-
moted friendship and har-
mony, and to work diligently.
for the order during her term.
Vice Grand, Elizabeth Jones,
also extended appreciation to
the members for her election,
and introduced her guests to
the club.

McCurdy Selects Workers

-'Rev. Johnie McCurdy,
chairman of the Port St. Joe
unit of the American Cancer
Society has made several
appointments for the 1976 fund
Serving in various capaci-
ties will be, Mrs. Paul Fen-
som, secretary; Mrs. Jean
Atchison, treasurer; Sara
Maddox, professional educa-
tion chairman; Mrs. Polly
Sowers, service chairman;
Mrs. Sara Fite, public educa-
tion chairman; Mrs. Frenchie
Ramsey, public information
chairman; Joe St.Clair, cru-
sade chairman; Mrs. Von
Bouington, Mrs. Bobby Halli-
nan, Mrs. Hubert Thomas and
Mrs. Gillie McNair, house-to-
house canvass co-chairmen.
This group will be attending
meetings and making plans as
they aim to challenge each
person in this area to partici-
pate in some type of life-sav-
,ing program being offered by
the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Sally Bond, unit direc-
tor of the ACS, Panama City,
has said the mobile testing
van will be in Port St. Joe one
day during the month of May
to give free examinations for
,the early detection of breast
cancer and free Pap smears.
Volunteers will be needed
for the April residential cru-
sade of the Cancer Society.
Persons interested in assisting
the Crusade may contact Rev.
tJohnie McCurdy for informa-

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Memorial contributions to
the ACS help in many ways.
They support cancer research
and public education as well
as other programs. Memorial
gifts may be sent to your local
office of the American Cancer
Society. Contributions should
be accompanied by the full
name of the deceased, the
name and address of the
family member to whom a
memorial card should be sent
and the donor's own full name
and address.
Mail your memorial contri-
butions to Mrs. Jean Atchison,
Treasurer, American Cancer
Society, Box 275, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456.

Rev. Johnle McCurdy

Manry Takes On More

Duties with Banks

John H. Manry, Jr., Presi-
dent and Chief Executive Offi-
cer of Florida National Banks
of Florida, Inc., was elected
January 15 to the additional
post of Chairman of the Board
of Florida First National Bank
of Jacksonville. The Board
elected John P. Helmick, Jr.,
Vice President General Man-
ager of Claude Nolan, Inc., as
a Director.
In other action the Board
elected Edwin M. Clay as Vice
President. Mr. Clay is a
resident of Jacksonville, who
formerly represented Asso-
ciates Capital Company, Inc.,
of Atlanta. He has had exten-
sive .experience in commer-
cial lending.
Promotions within the bank
which the Board approved are
as follows: Dean J. Madsen, to
Vice President and Robert J.
Dahl, to Assistant Vice Presi-

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Cashiers are R. Allen Bellamy
and Linda Cleghorne.

People believe that if your
right hand itches you will
receive money in it: if the
left itches, a letter.

Warning to Armed Robbers

Deputy Raymond Watson and Gulf
County Sheriff Raymond Lawrence hold a
poster being'-plackt- inilbhsinesses around

Judge Taunton

Wants Court Chi

County judge David Taun-
ton spoke to the Rotary Club
last Thursday, telling the club
members of some of the
changes made in the court
system during recent years.
Taunton said that prior to
1972, there were 14 various
court systems in Florida for
conducting trials. After court
revision, passed by the Legis-
lature, there are now only two
trial court systems in the
state-County and Circuit
Here in Port St. Joe, the city
still maintains a *city court,
but this will be phased out at
the end of the current year,
under mandate of, the new
state law.
At the beginning If last year,
there were changes in the laws
governing traffic violations.
"Many of the traffic violations
were de-criminalized", Taun-
ton said. "Many traffic viola-
tions are now punishable by

fines, stated for e
Taunton said
dar year 1975,
Judge's Court h
cases. "The cou
ed $700 in local
the operation of
the Judge said.
Taunton said h
personal conce
court system. He
concerned that
resident prose
must rely on pros
other counties a
unhandy", he s
expressed conc
massive problem
alcoholism. He a
a desire to remo
judgement" froi
court. "We want
applied to every
the County Judg
Guests of the i
Rick Morley of
and Wheelettes B
and Tammy Lew

town, warning would-be criminals of the
penalties, involved in armed robbery.
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Sell Spaghetti

A Spaghetti Supper will be
range held at the First United Meth-
odist Church Fellowship Hall
each ottense". Friday evening, Jan. 23, from
that in calen- six to eight. The supper is,
the County sponsored by the Methodist
handled 1,038 Men's Club. Tickets are on
nty contribut- sale by members of the men's
tax money to club. Tickets also may be pur-
f the office", chased at the door. Price is
adults, $1.50, children under
ie had several 12, $1.00.
rns for the Proceeds will be used to
e said he was purchase cushions for the
there was no church pews. The St. Joe foot-
cutor. "We ball team will be special
sectors from guests. The public is cordially
and makes it invited, announced Rev. Joh-

aid. He also
ern for the
ms related to
lso expressed
ie "selective
m the county
the law to be
man alike",
;e concluded.

club were Dr.
Beacon Hill
Branda Young

nie McCurdy, pastor.

work. Its purpose is to reach grow into mature Christians.
boys and girls for Christ and This year there will be three
to teach these young people Joy Clubs at central locations
God's Word so that they might for ages Kindergarten through

eighth grades. In Highland
View, the club will meet in the
school at 2:30 p.m. on Tues-
days. Mrs. Rudy Richards will

Mrs. Helen Ramsey Will

Chair Mother's March

The Mothers March against birth defects
takes place on January 29-30 to benefit
March of Dimes programs of research,
medical service, and professional and public
health education. All are directed at overcom-
ing the nation's most severe child health
Mrs. Helen Ramsey, chairman of the
drive, says the Mothers March this year will
stress the theme, "Happy Birth Day, Amer-
"We are opening 1976 with a declaration
of revolutionary war against infant disease
and infant mortality," she reports. "Physical
and mental birth defects strike more than

200,000 infants every year; low birthweight,
strongly associated with increased risk of
brain damage and death, affects another
200,000 babies. Our infant death rate is higher
than that of 17 other countries.
"Only through more research into the
causes of high-risk pregnancies and improv-.
ed prenatal care of mothers and infants can
these figures come down. With your help, the
March of Dimes can make progress in this
If you are interested in participating in
the Mothers March, Mrs. Ramsey asks that
you call her home, 229-6962.

Circle Three

'Meets with
M Mrs. Taylor
S Circle Number Three of the
United Methodist Women met
Tuesday night in the home of
Mrs. Roy Taylor, with Mrs.
j Paul Edwin Ramsey, presid-
Mrs. Ramsey opened the
meeting with prayer and con-
ducted a short business ses-
Mrs. Sidney Anchors pre-
sented the program entitled,
"Keep it going", by Dr. Nor-
,.* man Vincent Peale, with
S, guidelines for Christian living
'. and new resolutions for 1976.
Following the program,
Mrs. Taylor served refresh-
^, ments to one visitor and 14
members present.

be the teacher, and the co-
workers are Mrs. Walter Rob-
erson and Mrs. William Dee-:
In North Port St. Joe, Mrs.
Oscar Jones will teach a club
at the Zion Fair Baptist
Church. She will be assisted
by Mrs. Ernest Jones, Mrs.
Thaddeus Russ and Mrs. Will
Bess. This club will meet on:
Thursday at 4:30 p.m
The third Joy Club will meet
at the Union Hall on Sixth St.
in Port St. Joe, Thursdays at
3:30 p.m. Teaching this club
will be Mrs. Dick Lamberson,
Mrs. Billy Johnson, Mrs. Os-
car Bateman and Mrs. Ed-
ward Wood. Bringing the chil-
dren from their respective
neighborhoods will be Mrs.
William Tom Davidson, Mrs.
Mike Groos, Mrs. Cliff San-
born, Mrs. Tom Ford, Mrs.
Rick Lamberson, Mrs. Ray
Walding, Mrs. Billy Quarles,
Mrs. James C. Cox and Mrs.
Patrick McFarland. These
ladies will listen to the verses:
of the children in their groups.
and will see that the boys and
girls in, their care get home.
safely. All children in these
areas are invited to attend the
Joy Clubs and if a ride is need-'
ed, please call one of the ladies
listed above.
The Joy Club lessons will be
a series on the "Life of
Christ", and the clubs will
continue until the week after
Easter. In addition to the.
Bible lessons and longtime,
scripture verses can be
memorized. Those children
learning 100 verses will be.
awarded with a free week at:
Camp Victory.
The Joy Club Directors.,;
Floyd Roberts, Henry Camp-
bell, Emory Stephens and.
Dick Lamberson, also invite
young and old to listen to th'eO
Children's Bible Hour opi
WJOE each Sunday morning
at 9:00 a.m.

First United

Methodist Church
Constitution and Monument
Port St. Joe, Fla.

CHURCH SCHOOL ..................... 9:45A.M.
PREACHING SERVICE ......... 11 A.M. &7:00 P.M.
CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday) ...... 7:30 P.M.

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend.


Corner Long Avenue and 16th Street

SUNDAYSCHOOL ..................... 9:45A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP .................11:00 A.M.
CHURCH TRAINING ................. 6:15P.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ................. 7:30P.M.
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) .... 7:15 P.M.
Jerome Cartier,
Rev. J. C. Odum, Pastor Minister of Musie

, Commended Student

Steve Pierce has been named a Com-
mended Student by the National Merit
Scholarship Corporation. Steve earned this
honor by his excellent performance on the
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test -.
National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test

Mrs. Shirley Webb Seated

to Top Rebekah Office

We are proud to announce the addition of a new funeral
coach to our fleet.

Comforter Funeral Home has, and will continue to strive
for the best in facilities, equipment and service.

Pete, Hortense & Rocky


Funeral Home

Ph. 227-3511

601 Long Ave.



THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

PAGE SIX TflE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 1976

Pulp and Paper

Industry Major

Part of Economy

Last Rites

Today for Mrs.


Funeral services will be
held this afternoon at 2:00
P.M., from the Pentecostal
Holiness Church for Mrs. Em-
ily Claudine Vandevender,
age 61. Mrs. Vandevender
died Tuesday night. Rev.
James Gosnell will officiate at
the services. Burial will be in
Holly Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Vandevender was a
native of Indiana, and had
been a resident of Port St. Joe
for the past 12 years. She was
a member of the Pentecostal
Holiness Church.
She is survived by her
husband, J. R. Vandevender
of Port St. Joe, and two
step-children, Mrs. Patricia
Ruth Kent of Valdosta, Ga.,
and James David Vandeven-
der of Fort Worth, Texas; one
sister, Mrs. Marie Clopton of
Los Angeles, California and
one brother, Jack Long of
Elkhart, Indiana.
St. Clair Funeral home of
Port St. Joe, is in charge of


Dies from

Oliver W. (Doug) Campbell,
age 54, died Tuesday night,
following an accident at his
home. He was a veteran of
- WWII and a painter by trade.
Mr. Campbell is survived by
his sister, Mrs. Louise Beckun
of Flint, Michigan.
Funeral services were in-
complete at press time, but
will be announced later by
Comforter Funeral Home of
Port St. Joe.

Help Wanted

needs mature person M-F for
short trips surrounding Port
St. Joe. Contact customers.
We train. Write T. W. Dick,
Pres., Southwestern Petro-
leum, Ft. Worth, Tx. E.O.E.

ATLANTA, GA.-A major
new economic survey, just
released by the Southern For-
est Institute, shows the pulp
and paper industry pumped
more than $3 billion into the
South's economy in 1974.
"The South's pulp and paper
industry's payroll alone total-
ed $1 billion, 474 million,"
according to SFI executive
Vice President Benton H. Box.
"Another $1.48 billion went for
the purchase of pulpwood in
the 13 Southern states". Box
added, "The significance of
the amount spent on pulpwood
is that most of the money went
to small wood dealers and to
private landowners who own
approximately 74 percent of
the forest lands in the South".
Payments for other goods and
services would raise the econ-
omic impact still higher.
The last "Economic Analy-
sis of the Pulp and Paper
Industry" was published by
SFI in 1972. In the interim, five
new mills were built in the
South, bringing the 1974 total
to 117 mills. Those mills, and
associated operations, employ
over 128,000 workers. The,
mills have a pulp and paper
manufacturing capacity of
more than 96,000 tons a day.
Dr. Box added, "Our two-
year survey also shows indus-
try's concern for the forest
resource. More than 2,000
foresters are on industry pay-
rolls to help manage some
32-million acres of industry
lands and work on smaller,
non-industry timberlands."
"In 1974, the number of
seedlings planted by industry
increased 138-million, or 47
percent". Box went on, "In-
dustry increased expenditures
for improving their forests.
They spent 57-million more
. dollars in 1974 than two years
prior.' That's a 99 percent
The forestry institute points
out that intensive forest man-
agement can help assure
enough wood fiber to meet
future consumfier demands.
With such management our
nation need not/worry about
running out of'wood because,
unlike coal, iron, aluminum,
and other materials, trees are
"Our forests also provide
other benefits besides fiber for
products", Box said. "The
new survey shows over 24-mil-
lion acres of industry lands
open for public hunting, hik-
ing. fishing and other forms of
recreation. There are a total
of 247 areas designated as
recreation sites". Box added,
"Another three-and-a-half-
million acres of industry for-
est lands are being managed
in cooperation with various
state wildlife agencies as wild-
life management areas".
The veteran forester con-
cluded. "This survey and pre-

vious analyses show the econ-
omic impact the forest pro-
ducts industry has on the
South. As the jobs, payrolls,
and other benefits continue on
the upswing in the Southern
region, all forest land owners,
private, industrial and >gov-
ernmental, will benefit from
practicing intensive forest
management". 'Box conclud-
ed, "It's an industry that is



veterans who have not al-
ready done so, should take
advantage of the free service
which enables them to have
their military discharge pa-
pers put on record at the
County Court House. Ac-
cording toW. B. Mackall, Di-
rector of the State of Flori-
da's Division of Veterans Af-
fairs under the Department
of Community Affairs, many
veterans have already re-
corded their discharges, and
thus are able to quickly ob-
tain a certified copy in the
event it is needed.
There are many occasions
when a veteran is called
upon to provide proof of his
military service. Many em-
ployers require proof of ser-
vice in personnel files, and
the veteran must produce an
honorable discharge in order
to obtain admission to a Vet-
erans Administration hospi-
tal. When faced with a medi-
cal emergency, it is most im-
portant that hospital admis-
sion be accomplished with-
out any unnecessary delays.
It appears that many Viet-
nam. veterans have not re-
corded their discharges or'
DD Forms 214. Every, veter-
an is advised to immediately
take his discharge to the
Court House for free record-
ing, as such action now may
save him untold hours or
days of anguish later when
he is badly in need of proof

Help Wanted

Regional Agency has open-
ing for a qualified Planner II
.to -be headquartered in Pan-
ama City, Florida. Masters
Degree in Urban Regional
Planning, under-graduate
degree in Economics and
three to five years Planning
Experience desired.
All replies must be in this
office by January 23, 1976.
Send resumes, employment
availability, and reference
information to Box Holder, P.
0. Drawer 71, Panama City,
Florida 32401.
We are an equal opportunity

here to stay. It's been predict-
ed that by the year 2000, the
South will be. called on to
supply 50 percent of the na-
tion's wood needs. Today it is
producing about one-third."
The Southern Forest Insti-
tute, a division of American
Forest Institute, is supported
by America's forest industries
to conduct public information
and education programs on
matters concerning the na-
tion's forest resources and to
encourage the wise use and
management of these re-


Hamilton 992B railroad
watch. Call 229-5136. tfc 1-22

19' Nomad travel trailer,
self-contained, sleeps four.
Canopy, tow-bar and hitch
included. Like new, $1,995.00.
Call Bill Brown 227-8581.
2tp 1-22

Friday and Saturday, clothes
and miscellaneous items. 120
Third St., Highland View.

No. 1 Drive-In Theater
Apalachicola, Fla.
Friday & Saturday
January 23 & 24
2 Big Shows!
GUN GIRLS, western, and
Next Week!
The Cheerleaders

For Sale: Dinette suite with
four chairs. Call 229-6506.
tfc 1-8

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, hems,
sews on buttons, guarantee.
229-6782. tfc 1-30

Phone 229-6253 for
tfc 7-3
10 speed bikes in stock,"
men's, women's. Racing style.
Touring style. Credit terms
available. Western Auto, Port
St. Joe. I
tfc 6-15
Honda 550 motorcycle, good
condition, beautiful bike. If
interested call 229-6060.
tfc 12-25

BID NO. 197
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
Invites bids on the following described
1,000'--" cast Iron 'soil pipe, 10'
lengths, extra heavy duty, sin-
gle hub.
50-cast Iron cleanouts, 4".
Bids shall be sealed in an envelope and
plainly marked "Bid No. 197". All bids
must be F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida,
and approximate delivery date shown.
Bidders are requested to submit bids in
,item sequence and totaled. The City of
Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids, waive any
formalities and to choose the bid deemed
best to meet the city's needs. Bids must
be good for 30 days after opening.
Bids must be submitted to the City
Clerk's office, P.O. Box A, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before 5:00 P.M.,
E.S.T., February 3, 1976. Bid opening
will beheld at the Regular City Commis-
sion Meeting February 3, 1976, at 8:00
P.M., E.S.T.,. in the Municipal Building,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
-s- C. W. BROCK,
City Auditor and Clerk 2t 1-22

401 Garrison Ave.
Port St. Joe, Florida
NOTICE Is hereby given that 1, Ray-
mond Lawrence, Sheriff of Gulf County,
Florida, under and by virtue of a Writ of
Execution heretofore issued out of the
above entitled Court, in the above en-
titled cause, having levied upon the

following personal property, situate,
lying and being In Gulf County, Florida,
One (1) 1972 Ford Station Wagon,
Lic. No. 66W1816, Id. No. 2E76N-
173808, Title No. 5071918
and that upon the 13th day of February,
A.D. 1976, during the legal hour of sale,
namely, 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon, on
said day, at the front door of the
Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Florida, I will offer for sale and sell to
the highest, bidder for cash, in hand, the
above described property, as the proper.
ty of said Defendants, to satisfy said
execution. Said property to be sold at
sale as subject to any and all existing
s. Raymond Lawrence, Sheriff
Gulf County 4t 1.22
Notice is hereby given that the Board
of County Commissioners of Gulf Coun.
ty, Florida, will receive applications for
a County Service Officer and Civil
Defense Director. Applications should
be filed with the Clerk's office at Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Flor.
ida, prior to Tuesday, January 27, 1976,
at 7:30 P.M., E.S.T.
The person selected must be an
honorably discharged wartime veteran
with a two-year degree from an accredit.
ed university, college or community
college, or a high school graduate or
equivalent with four years of admini-
strative experience.
The Board reserves the right to select
the person who, in its opinion, is most
qualified and to reject any or all appli.
Board of County Commissioners
Eldridge Money, Chairman
Attest: George Y. Core, Clerk
It 1-22
NOTICE Is hereby given, that pur-
suant to Chapter 102.012, Florida Sta-
tutes 1971, the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Florida appoints
the following Election Boards to conduct

the Presidential Preference Primary
election to be held on March 9, 1976,
PRECINCT NO. 1-Whiffield; City
Hall, Wewahitchka; Clerk, Eunice Ar.
helger; Inspectors: Fredna Price, Ruby
W. Gay, Janice Forehand and Alice
PRECINCT NO. 2-Davis; White
Building, Wewahitchka; Clerk, Dorothy
E. Strength; Inspectors: Bessie M. Nun-
nery, Johnnie May Johnson, Laura
Wynn Hinton and Ola Harden.
PRECINCT NO. 3-Whitfield; Crutch.
field.Bldg., Honeyville; Clerk, Carmle
B. Crutchfield; Inspectors: Stella Till-
man, Bessie Smith and JoAnn Forehand.
PRECINCT NO. 4-Player; Over-
street, Community Bldg.; Clerk, Mrs.
Annie M. Cook; Inspectors: Mary F.
Hanlon, Minnie E. Herring and Jimmie
M. Hardy.
PRECINCT NO. 5-Player; Highland
View; Clerk, Mae P. Creamer; inspec-
tors: Pearl Whitfield, Lorene Richards
and Mrs. Helen Miles.
PRECINCT NO. 6-Player; Fire sta-
tion, White City; Clerk: Mrs. Aliene S.
Hightower; Inspectors: Eloise Harper,
Lois Peterson and Eunice Daniels.
PRECINCT NO. 7-Player; the
Beaches; Clerk, Nadine B. Robertson;
Inspectors: Barbara Creel, Joyce Young
and Lou Mork.
PRECINCT NO. 8--Owens; City Hall,
Port St. Joe; Clerk, Zola M. Maddox; In-
spectors: J. A. Garrett, Mary F. B--ant;
Addle Goodson, Lucille Sheiield,
Nadine Lowery and Geraldine Wilson.
PRECINCT NO. 9-Owens; Stac
House, Port St. Joe; Clerk, Elsie Griffin;
Inspectors: Virginia Smith, Lois
Tharpe, May Pierson, Beulah K. Hat-
field and Betty J. Cloud.
PRECINCT NO. 10-Money; Scout
House, Port St. Joe; Clerk, Mrs. Ralph
Macomber; Inspectors: Mrs. 0. M. Tay-
lor, Mrs. E. C. Cason, Margaret H.
Nichols, Hazel Blackburn and Gertrude
PRECINCT NO. 11-.Money; Centen-
nial Bldg., Port St. Joe; Clerk, Caterine
Kennedy; Inspectors: Mrs. Willie Key,
Mrs. N. G. Martin, Dorothy M. Hamm,
Opal Howard and Brenda Mathes.

Sharks Bumped by Bay

Port St. Joe's Sharls lost
their only game this week
against the Bay High Tor-
nadoes, 61-51, in Tuesday
night's action.
The Sharks were only be-
hind by two points at the end of
the first quarter, 14-12, and

outscored the Tornadoes dur-
ing the second quarter 17-14, to
lead at the end of half-time,

The Tornadoes were unable
to hit a free throw in the first
half of the game.

St. Joe Singers 'On

TV Sunday

The St. Joe Singers of Port
St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High School will
be appearing on the March of
Dimes Telethon Sunday, Jan.
25, on Channbl 13, between the
hours of 12 noon and one p.m.,
Members of the group are:
Roxanne Lee, Mary Dell Adki-
son, Paula Tankersley,
Marian Murdock, Kenneth
Turner, Scottie Bryant and
William Whittington. The
group is under the direction of
Miss Ann Aldridge, choral

15 acres on Wetappo Creek
between Overstreet and
Wewahitchka. Call 229-5136 or
229-3107. tfc 1-22

Like new, 12 x 60 furnished
mobile home, complete with
carpet, 10 x 10 utility bldg,
approximately 1 acre (5 lots)
of partially landscaped land.
229-5692. tfc 1-22

3 BR house, partially car-
peted. Has spacious den, in-
side laundry and utility room.
Large back yard located on a
quiet residential circle. Call
229-6918 for appointment.
2tc 1-22

Large 3 BR home with huge
den, living room with fire-
place, 2 baths. 229-6147.
tfc 1-15
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 house and two-story
apartment building. Call 229-
6538. tfc 12-11

3 BR masonry house
with den on 1/2 lot with
chainlink fence, only

2 BR masonry house on
7th St., $11,250.00.

4 BR frame dwelling on.
1.2 acres of land at Dal-
keith. Nice lawn, fruit
trees and outbuilding.
Excellent buy at $12,900.

3 BR frame house on 3
lots on Madison St., Oak
Grove. To sell for only

Two lots in first block
off Hwy. 98 at St. Joe
Beach, a bargain at

3 BR masonary dwell-
ing on 75 x 175' lot. A good
buy at only $15,000.00.
Reg. Real Estate Broker
221 Reid Ave. 227-3491
Port St. Joe. Fla.
3tc 1-22


3 BR furnished house at St.
Furnished apartment for Joe Beach. Phone 648-4259 or
rent, 4 rooms; bath, 1 BR, 648-7586. tfc 11-27
lower apt., adult. 510 8th St. -- .
Call 648-5340 evening. Furnished 3 BR house, cen-
tfc 1-22 tral heat, washing machine,
229-6777 after 5 p.m. tfc 1-i

Adults only. LR, BR, break-
fast nook, kitchen and bath.
229-1352. tfc 1-22

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

of Clairol) needs representa-
tives to sell its prestious line.
For immediate training of
black or white ladies call
Jeanie 904-653-8794. 2tp 1-22

Help Wanted: Waitress at
Motel St. Joe. No phone calls.
tfc 1-15


Prayer Meeting

At First Born

A prayer meeting is being
conducted each evening at
6:30, at the First Born Church
of the Living God, by District
Mother A. Garland. The Lord
is blessing greatly through
these prayer sessions.
Everyone is cordially in-
vited to attend.

Unfurnished large 2 B:
house, auto. heat, scree
porch, car port, laundry an
storage room. 229-6777 after
p.m. tfc 1-

BEACH, 648-3600. tfc 5

Port St. Joe- still led the
scoring at the end of the third
quarter, 42-39. However, the
big quarter for the Tornadoes
and the let-down of the Sharks
came in the final period as
Bay High outscored the
Sharks 22-9, to end the game at
Robert Thomas and Preston
Gant led the Shark offense
with 16 and 14 points, respec-
tively. Bay High was led by
the scoring ability of Randall
Lewis who tossed in 22 points
for the visiting team.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 12 17 13 9-51
Bay High 14 15 11 22-61
PORT ST. JOE-Jenkins,
3-2-6; C. Daniels, 1-1-3; Gant
6-2-14; Larry 1-1-3; Thomas 6-
4-16; Davis 3-1-7.
BAY HIGH-Hanson 4-1-9;
Lewis 9-4-22; Covington 4-0-8,
Nichols 2-1-5; McIntyre 1-3-5;
Holsombake 6-0-12.

Bay High defeated the

Sharks jayvee team, 43-38, 4i'
the strength of a 16-4 fourth

Basketball action for the
upcoming week will have Ric-
kards here tonight, Jan. 22,
and the team will travel to
Apalachicola Monday night,
with game time at 6:00.

The St. Joe Merchants Bowl-
ing Team would like to thank
all of the following merchants
for their support toward the.
team's trip to Tallahassee to
bowl in the Mixed Bowling
Tournament. The merchants
are: St. Joe Furniture Cr.,
Jake's Restaurant, Mrs. E. L.
Gray, Jimmy's Restaurant,
Hedy's Florist, Mo-Jo Service
Station, Piggly Wiggly, Pate's
Shell Station, 13-Mile Oyster
Co., Superette Market, Pol-
lock's Cleaners, Rich's IGA,
Renfro Auto Parts and High-
land View Motors. y

R CARPET cleaning with R.A.M.-Regular convaca-:
m HOST couldn't be easier. Just tion on St. Joseph Chapter No.
d brush and vacuum for clean, 56. R.A.M. 1st and 3rd Mon-
5 dry carpets. Rent our HOST days, 8 p.m. All visiting
-1 machine. St. Joe Furniture, companions welcome.
229-1251. tfc 10-23 J. L. SIMS, H.P.
p- E. William McFarland, Sec.i


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

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

-- o-o-

1971 LTD Ford, good cond.,
low mileage, 229-6291 or 227-
7011. tfc 12-18

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

Free adorable puppies, call
229-6631. ltc 1-22



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
Roofing & Repairing
Call 229-6462
4tp 1-8,

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

All types carpet an
flooring installed. 10
experience. For free m(
ment and estimate, ca
ald Ross, 229-6822. tf

Tues. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 4 p.m.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Social Hall
tfc 4-24

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

House need repairs? Are
you renovating or adding on?
For quality work, call Jack
Hall, 229-6321. tfc 12-18

Family of problem drinkers
can find help in Alanon and
Alateen. Call Alanon 229-6948
or 229-3392. 13t 1-1


d vinyl All Types
vears 229-6482 or 229-6447
years tfc 9-20

A New Service At

For Information, Come by
or Call ifc 62'
107 Second Street
Phone 227-4401

Hurlbut Supply
306 Reid Ave.

Every Thursday & Saturday
7:30 p.m.
American Legion Hall
Sponsored by American
Legion Post 116
tfc 10-9

There will be a regular
communication of Port St. Joe
Lodge No. 111, F. & A.M.,
every first and third Thursday
at 8:00 p.m.
Everett McFarland, Sec. 4

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

Dressmaking, alterations,
all types of women's and chil-
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of the

Gulf County Commission. j
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The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County met
on January 13, in regular ses-
sion with the following mem-
bers present: Eldridge
Money, Chairman; Everett
Owens, Jr.; Otis Davis, Jr.; T.
D. (Doc) Whitfield and S. C.
Player. Others present were:
George Y. Core, Clerk; Jerry
Gates, Financial Officer; C.
E. Daniell, Mosquito Control
Supervisor; Lloyd Whitfield,
Road Superintendent; Ric-
hard Lancaster, Civil Defense
Director; Albert Thames,
County Service Officer and
Raymond Lawrence, Sheriff.
The meeting came to order
at 9:00 a.m. The Clerk opened
the meeting with prayer fol-
lowed by the pledge to the
The minutes of December 9,
1975, were read, approved and
Frank Graddy presented the
fleet policy for the Board of
County Commission covering
all county vehicles in the
amount of $11,300.00. Mr.
Graddy stated that the policy
covered 69 vehicles, less the
two fire trucks in Highland
View and White City. The
Board agreed to accept the
policy and requested the two
.fire trucks to be added. Fi-
nance Officer Jerry Gates
then reported that this policy
was double the amount paid
last year and was more than
budgeted. Mr. Graddy stated
that there had been an in-
crease due to the accidents the
road department were in-
volved in and the fact that all
companies had increased-
their premiums. In. addition,
Mr. Gates^presented a bill for
an additional $7,796.00 pre-
mium on the workmen's com-
pensation policy which
brought the total cost to
$41,433.00, $11,433.00 more
than was budgeted for work-
men's compensation. Comm.
Player moved the Board pay-
the additional premium as the
Board was required by law to
furnish workmen's compen-
sation. Comm. Whitfield
seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously.
Walter Wilder, County Re-
creation Director, presented a
report on the activities of that
program. The County Com-
mission thanked Mr. Wilder
and commended him on the
excellent job he is doing as
Director of the program.
E. F. Gunn, County Building
Inspector, appeared before
the board for a discussion of
his authority and duties and a
request for travel pay. After
discussion, Comm. Whitfield
moved the Board allow Mr.
Gunn travel pay in the amount
of 14 cents per mile, and that
Mr. Gunn use his own judg-
ment in inspecting according
to the ordinance adopted by
the Board. Comm. Player
seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously.
Mr. Gunn then told the
Board, as president of the St.
Joseph Bay Country Club, that
he felt there was a lack of
communication concerning
the Club's request for tax
relief. He stated that the club
was not asking to be exempted
from property taxes but only
that the land be put on an
acreage basis as has been
done under the Florida Sta-
tutes in other counties
throughout Florida. He said
this would not affect the taxa-
tion status of the buildings or
golf carts. He asked the Board
to reconsider this matter in
view of the misunderstanding
about what the Country Club
was actually asking for.
Mrs. Jean Arnold presented
a subdivision plat of Wetappo
Creek Estates for approval by
the Board. After discussion,
Comm. Whitfield moved the
Board tentatively accept the
plat. Comm. Player seconded
the motion and it passed un-
Mrs. Betty McNeill present-
ed a report covering the acti-
vities of the library commit-
Dave Maddox appeared be-
fore the Board to ask for
support in requesting the
Coast Guard to place passing
lights in the main commercial
Shipping channel in the bay to
improve boating safety.
Comm. Player moved the
Board write the Coast Guard
requesting these lights be in-
stalled. Comm. Whitfield

seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously.
Sheriff Raymond Lawrence

presented an application for
Law Enforcement Assistance
Administrative Funds to pur-
chase telecommunications
equipment, i.e. personal port-
able radios in the amount of
$4,448.00. He explained that
Gulf County would be required
to supply only $223.00 to obtain
this grant. After discussion,
Comm. Whitfield moved the
Board adopt Resolution 76-1,
and support the grant applica-
tion in the amount of $223.00.
Comm. Player seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
Copy of the resolution is on
file in the Clerk's office.
Calhoun County Commis-
sioner Gene Bailey and
George Atkins of Blountstowh
addressed the Board repre-
senting the people of Calhoun
County in opposition to a dam
on the Apalachicola River.
After discussion, the Chair-
man noted that this Board had
previously went on record as
being opposed to the dam. The
Commission stated that their
present position was still one
of opposition. In conjunction
with this matter the Board,
upon motion by Comm. Davis,
second by Comm. Whitfield,
and unanimous vote decided
to no longer pay dues in he
amount of $201.92 to the Tri-
Rivers Waterway Develop-
ment Association, an organi-
zation supporting the dam on
the Apalachicola River.
Board Attorney William J.
Rish asked Comm. Bailey's
help in obtaining support from
the Calhoun County Commis-
sion on the repaving of High-
way 71 from Marianna to Port
St. Joe. Mr. Bailey said he and
his Commission would support
any action taken to have this
road repaved.
Mr. Bailey said he would
also like to have the Gulf
County Commission support
efforts to, have the fifth and
sixth cent gasoline tax return-
ed to the counties. The Board
agreed to support these ef-
forts .
Ed Bandjough reported that
the City of Wewahitchka soon
will be forthcoming with a
.hold harmless clause protect-
ing the Board from any liabil- *
ity for work done on city
streets. He requested the
Board continue city projects
as soon as this letter is re-
Leo Kennedy reported there
were several people in the
audience interested in the re-
ported consolidation of the
Veterans Service Office and
the Civil Defense Office.
Comm. Davis then moved that
the Board consolidate the two
offices and make it effective
within two weeks. Comm.
Owens seconded the motion.
After a long discussion on
both sides of the issue Comm.
Davis asked that the minutes
of Dec. 9, 1975, be corrected to
show that several people were
interested in the job, provided
the two offices were consoli-
dated, not one as might be
interpreted by the minutes.
Comm. Owens stated that he
is a veteran and has had com-
plaints about the service re-
ceived in the veterans office.
He said he had received no
complaints about the Civil De-
fense office. He said the Board
must look at both offices to-
ward providing better service
at a lower cost. He said
neither director or secretary
is overworked and one full-
time director and one full-time
secretary can do the job and
provide better service. Civil
Defense Director Richard
Lancaster said, "That for the
record if Civil Defense can't
stand on its own feet, then I
say close it down." Chairman
Money said he would like to
see the matter studied further
as he hadn't had time to in-
vestigate it fully. The Chair-
man then called for a vote on
the motion. The motion passed
as Commissioners Owens,
Davis and Whitfield voted
Aye. Commissioners Money
and Player voted Nay.
Comm. Player said that he
has studied the matter and the
most that could be saved is
$3,000.00. He said everyone is
doing a good job and he didn't
want to cut down on the ser-
vice. Civil Defense Director
Lancaster asked the Board to
direct him as to what to do.
Comm. Owens said that he
would like to offer the full time

job to Mr. Thames or Mr.
Lancaster according to senior-
ity. The Chairman requested

the Board take four weeks to
make the change, not two as
made in the motion. The
Board agreed that the present
operations should continue un-
til February 10.
Upon the request of Mos-
quito Control Supervisor Em-
mette Daniell, Comm. Davis
moved the Board advertise for
bids for repairs to the L578
LinkBelt dragline; bids to be
opened January 27. Comm.
Whitfield seconded the motion
and it passed unanimously.
Mr. Daniell reported that he
also received notification of
cancellation of the insurance
on the Mosquito Control Build-
ing. Insurance agent Mark
Tomblinson said that the in-
surance would be placed with
another company.
Mr. Daniell reported that he
had passed the state examina-
tion for Mosquito Control
Directors as required by the
new state law.
Upon motion by Comm.
Davis, second by Comm. Whit-
field and unanimous vote, the
Board voted to accept a ditch,
cleaning easement from Jim-
mie L. Sellers, Thomas G.
Sellers, Dora B. Sellers and
Fannie E. Sellers in Sec. 23,
T4S, R10W, as recorded on
Official Records Book 64, page
Sheriff Raymond Lawrence
asked the Board the status of
his request for an office in the
old county courthouse in
Wewahitchka. Comm. Davis
reported the only available
space would be the food stamp
office which is now used only
once or twice a week. The
Sheriff said he was not sure it
would work as he would like to
have a permanent base but he
would try the arrangement.
Comm. Davis reported that
Leroy Stevens wants to pur-
chase the junk iron at the John
Land pit. The Board agreed to
sell it after the Road Superin-
tendent salvages all useable
Attorney William J. Rish
presented a check for $4,538.00
for state aid grant for public
Comm. Davis reported that
Fred Greer would like the
Board to cover a ditch running
by his home. The Board
agreed to cover the ditch pro-
vided Mr. Greer purchases the
Comm. Davis reported that
the Herbert Whitfield ditch
needs maintenance.
Comm. Player reported that
the Board needs to discuss its
paid holiday policy as the
Road Department is now
working 10 hour days and the
holiday pay was set up on an
eight-hour day. Comm. Davis
added that the Board needed a
work session to revise the em-
ployee handbook. The Chair-
man set January 19, at 5:00
p.m. as the date for the work
The Board received notifica-
tion that the Department of
'Administration had received
the Board's community block
grant application.
Emmette Daniell, Mosquito
Control Supervisor, was in-
structed by the Board to con-

tinue running the dragline five
days a week in a manner that
would best suit the overall
program. The Board also in-
formed Mr. Daniell that they
would stand by him in any
dispute with an employee as
he was the Supervisor and had
the power to replace any em-
ployee who was not satisfac-
The Board agreed to advertise
for a public hearing on Feb-
ruary 10, to consider the ad-
visability of closing, vacating,
and abandoning any interest
the County might have in and
to a road immediately west of
the Post Office of Overstreet,
in the vicinity of Highway 386.
Legal description of the road
is on file in the Clerk's office.
Upon motion by Comm.
Owens, second by Comm.
Player, and unanimous vote
the Board agreed to nominate
Douglas C. Birmingham,
Wewahitchka, to serve as an
agency representative on the
District Advisory Board to the
State Manpower Council.
Mrs. Dessie Lee Parker,
Supervisor of Elections, 'noti-
fied the Board that she had
appointed Canty T. Jones,
209 Avenue B as a deputy
registrar for North Port St.
Joe for the year 1976.
The Clerk informed the
Board that the Department of
Transportation is willing to
pave the Roberts Cemetery
Road, the Kemp Cemetery
Road and Cypress Avenue in
Port St. Joe under the Off-
System, Federal Aid Highway
Program, provided the Board
will prepare the roads for
paving. Upon motion by
Comm. Player, second by
Comm. Davis, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to
prepare the Roberts and
Kemp. Cemetery Roads for
paving and request the City of
Port St. Joe to prepare Cy-
press Avenue.
The Board received a letter
from Walter M. Kitchens op-
posing the combination of the
veterans office and the Civil
Defense office.
Charles Dunn, Department
of Transportation, informed
the Board of the status of the
five-year secondary road pro-
gram and informed the Board
he would meet with them on
February 10, to discuss this
The status of Gulf County's
Secondary Highway Program
projects is as follows:
1. Mitchell Road plans
complete. To be let in Jan-
uary, 1976.
2. Chipola Ave., East 4th to
East 7th-plans complete.
Right of way clear. To be let in
June, 1976.
3. SR 22A-Plans complete.
To be let in June, 1976.
4. Niles Road-Plans to be
drawn in 1976-77. Scheduled
for letting around August,
5. Streets in St. Joe Beach
(priorities 5-8)-plans to be
drawn in 1976-77. Scheduled
for letting around August,
The Board received notifica-
tion that M. K. Ranches would
spread any dirt removed from
SR 387 in a workmanlike man-
ner .from the edge of the ditch
to the edge of the pavement.
The Board received the fol-
lowing employment applica-
tions: Debra Ann Jones, Hen-
ry G. Oldenbrook, Carolyn
Doris Petty, Billy Eugene
Traylor, Sara Elizabeth Pres-
ton, Larry Barnes, and Jimmy
Carl Nunnery.
The Board received notifica-

tion by phone that the price of
Standard Oil was seven cents
lower, effective December 9,
Upon Inotion by Comm.
Player, second by "Comm.
Davis and unanimous vote,
the Board approved a correc-
tion in the tax roll for R.E.
parcel 3705 for Gene C. and M.
R. Degler.
Upon motion by Comm.
Player, second by Comm.
Whitfield and unanimous vote,
the Board executed the fol-
lowing contract with Gulf Oil
Corporation, effective Janu-
ary 1, 1976, through December
31, 1976.
Gulfcrest gasoline, 32,650
gals., TW $.3803 per gal.
effective Dec. 17, 1975.
No Nox gasoline, included in
above, TW $.3653 per gal. eff.
December 17., 1975.
The Board received monthly
reports from the County Agent
and the Road Department, on
file in the Clerk's office.
The Board tabled discussion
of an invoice from the City of
Wewahitchka for rent charged
for housing the county am-
bulance in the city fire station.
The Board tabled discussion
on a request by the ambulance
volunteer EMTs for dues to be
paid to the Florida Association
of EMTs. The Board request-
ed time to see if there was
money in the budget for this
Upon motion by Comm.
Player, second by Comm.
Whitfield, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed to pay
C. A. Floyd, Chatom, Ala-
bama, $115.00 for two time
clocks as ordered installed by
Sheriff Raymond Lawrence.
The Board requested the
Chairman write the Sheriff a
letter requesting prior ap-
proval from the Board before
any changes or additions are
made to the jail building
which would require payment
by the Board.
The Board agreed not to
make payment for nursing
home and medicaid payments

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

in the amount of $1,728.51 for
N, vember, 1975 and $1,716.31
for nursing home and medi-
caid for December, 1975.
The Board received a letter
from Mrs. Edna Rowell con-
cerning a ditch at Howard
Creek. The Board directed the
Road Superintendent to check
into this matter.
The Clerk filed a report on
the activities of his office for
the year ending December 31,
1975, showing a continued in-
crease in the volume of work.
There were 2,706 deeds, mort-
gages, etc. recorded in the
Public Records. In the Circuit
Court there were 201 Civil, 145
criminal, 34 probate and 34
juvenile cases filed. In the
County Court there were 371
misdemeanor, 407 traffic and
359 summary claim cases
filed. In addition 166 marriage
licenses issued, 73 divorces
granted, and 1,945 alimony
and support payments were
processed. Also, 34 building
permits were issued.
Monies paid into the ac-
counts of the Clerk's office
were as follows:
Alimony support pay-
ments, $11,687.22; sale of doc-
umentary stamps, $46,500.15;
class "C" intangible tax, $12,-
835.78; interest earned, $56,-.
660.30; recording & -copies,
$17,360.75; circuit court filing
fees, $6,673.00; county court
filing fees, $3,358.00; fines and
restitution, $43,364.66; .jury
and witness fees, $11,500.00;
miscellaneous fees and com-
missions, $3,117.12; Dead
Lakes permits, $11,380.97;
county receipts from all
sources, $1,855,579.65; for a
total of $2,180,017.60.
On behalf of- the County
Commissioners, the office
mailed out 4,311 county checks
in the total amount of $1,547,-
678.12. Of particular interest
is the earning of $56,660.30 by
investing all funds on. a month
to month competitive basis.

223-225 Monument Ave.

THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 1976

He said that the financial
position of. the county has
declined since January, 1975.
This weakened position is pri-
marily caused by the general
fund obligations being $185,-
460.61 more than the receipts
in that fund. The road and
bridge fund used $54,864.34,
from its reserve for contin-
gencies, which would have
been carried forward had
these funds not been needed.
He reminded the Commission-
ers that the State Department
of Revenue has announced
that state revenue sharing
funds will be less in 1976 than
that received in 1975. All
operating budgets for the year
1975-76 were reduced by 10
percent to compensate for
these losses.
The county's remaining long
term obligations are the court-
house bonds and interest in the
amount of $2,143,113.50. Also
there is $42,275.00 remaining
to be paid for the Highland
View and White City Fire
Department buildings.
Upon motion by Comm.
Player, second by Comm.
Whitfield, and unanimous
vote, the Board adopted an
electrical ordinance, which is
on file in the Clerk's office in
the Ordinance Book, an offi-
cial record.
The Board approved pay-
ment to J & S Communica-
tions for work completed on
Comm. Davis' radio.
The Board approved an in-
crease from'.$50.00 to $75.00 in
the cost of publishing the
Upon motion by Comm.
Owens, second by Comm.
Whitfield, and unanimous
vote, the Board'authorized the
down payment on the backhoe
in the amount of $26,152.00, to
be paid from Federal Revenue
Sharing, upon delivery from
Burford Equipment.


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Anita Bryant will be 'mis-
tress of ceremonies when the
Bicentennial Wagon Train
Pilgrimage to Pennsylvania
is launched from Polk City
Saturday, January 31.
Destined for Valley Forge,
Florida's "prairie schooner"
will join a train of horse
drawn wagons crossing the
country as part of the nation-
al Bicentennial celebration.
The wagon, an authentic
hand-inade replica of those
which carried settlers west
is a gift to Floridians from
the state of Pennsylvania.
Celebrities will join state
and local officials to inaugu-
rate this historic journey
along America's pioneer
trails. Ceremonies are sche-
duled for 1 p.m. at the Star-
ling Ranch on State Road 33 1
mile north of Interstate 4C
The Wagon Train will tra-
vel north through Florida,
joining the Alabama train
March 5 to reach Valley
Forge by July 4. Riders on
horseback may join the train
for a day, a weekend, or the
entire trip.

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,Alcohol Questions

Dear Mr. Norwood,
You have written a lot about
drinking problems. I know a
lot of people who drink and
don't have problems.
Where does social drinking
end and problem drinking
Social Drinker
J. N.
Dear J. N.
I agree with your statement
that a lot of people do drink
and don't have any problem
with alcohol. What does hap-
pen though, is that if we look
At the picture in that way, we
blind ourselves to the fact that
there are an awful lot of
people who do have problems
with alcohol.
There is no simple answer to
the question of where social
drinking ends and problem
drinking begins, but here is a
,pretty good definition that you
mav hoave heard hfnre:

"If you need
social, that's no

a drink to be
ot social drink-


Dear Mr. Norwood,
After New Year's Eve, I had
a hangover. I put my pillow
over my head and had my feet
on top of a blanket so they
would be higher than my head.
It seemed to work and my
hangover went away.
A friend told me that it
really doesn't work and that
he had a better cure. Is it true
that one cure is better than
Dear T.I.,
It is true that no one cure is
better than another. There are
almost as many hangover
"cures" as there are hang-


Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 865.09 FF the undersigned
oersonlsl .nienling to regster wiln the
ClErk a lie Gulf Coun,'. Flor.aa C.rcuit
Court the fictiious t rade name unoer
which they will be engaged in business
.and in which said business to be carried
lon, to-wit:
Name of Business: SAVEWAY FOOD
Location of Business: 510 5th Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida
Owner (s): George W. Duren
We the undersigned, being duly sworn,
do hereby declare under oath that the
ames of all persons interested in the
business or profession carried on under
Sthe name of ECONOMY MOTORS &
GARDEN CENTER at Hwy. 98 & 3rd St.,
Highland View, Florida, 32456 and the
extent of the interest of each, is as
Thomas A. Mangum, 100 per cent.
.s. Thomas A. Mangum
4t 1-15
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 865.09 FF the undersigned per-
son (s) intending to register with the
Clerk of the Gulf County Florida Circuit
Court the fictitious trade name under'
which they will be engaged in business
and in which said business to be carried
on, to-wit':
Name of Business: FLORIDA BOY
Location of Business: 2007 Long Avenue
Owner (s): B. A. COLLIER
4t 1.-15
CASE NO. 75-199
TN RE: The Marriage of
-*TO: James G. Ledbetter, Respondent,
Whose Residence and P. O. Address is:
B. R 2, Box 270.
Wetumpka, Alabama 36092
-YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a petition
for dissolution of marriage has been
filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Hon. Cecil G. Costin, Jr.,
plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 221
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, Fla., 32456, on or
beforee January 30th, 1976, and file the
original with the clerk of this court
either before service on plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on December 26, 1975.
-s- George Y. Core,
Clerkof Circuit Court 4t 1-1

SECTION 18-44 and 18-47
/f INTRODUCED in the regular meeting
of the City Commission on the 16th day of
December, 1975, and ADOPTED and
passed by the City Commission on the
16th day of December, 1975.
i By: Frank Pate,
Charles W. Brock, Clerk

overs. But nothing cures a
hangover except time. You
can do all the other things that
you want to make yourself
comfortable, but only "time"
will get rid of the hangover.
There is one way to avoid
getting a hangover, though.
Preventive medicine: if you
don't drink too much, you
won't get a hangover.
Dear Mr. Norwood,
My boyfriend drinks a lot.
Everytime I try to talk to him
about his drinking, he just
says, "All the guys drink so
why not me?"
It seems like an endless bat-
tle with all his friends doing
the same thing. It'seems like I
am fighting not only him but
all of his friends as well, when
I ask him about his drinking.
B. K.

Dear B. K.
I understand your problem.
Men and'adolescent boys in
America often have the head
that it's very manly and cool
to drink a lot. Somehow the
idea that "the more you can
drink, the more of a man you
are" became part of our folk-
lore. It's nonsense, yet this
feeling has caused a lot of
foolish behavior, a lot of drink-
ing problems, and a lot of
deaths on our highways.
It is no more masculine to
drink a lot than it is to eat a
lot, smoke a lot, or take an
overdose of any other drug..
Besides, a real man doesn't
have to keep trying to prove
his masculinity.
Any questions' concerning

alcoholism, submit to De
Norwood, Panhandle A

We the undersigned, do hereby di
that the names of all persons inter
in the business or profession carri
under the name of LILI US JEWEL
228 Reid Avenue. Port St. Joe, F
32456 and the extent of the inter
each, is as follows:
Anais J. Lilius, Sole Owner.
-s- Anais J. Lilius

Notice is hereby given
the Board of County Corn
sioners at their regular n
ing on February 10, 1976
9:00 A.M., E.S.T., at
County Commissioners 1V
ing Room in the Gulf Co
Courthouse, will consider
advisability of closing, va
ing and abandoning any
terest the County might 1
in and to the following
cribed road:
Begin at the Southwe
corner of Section
Township 5 South, Ran
11 West, for point of. I
ginning; thence run Sou
21'3"; thence turn rig
91 degrees and run 24(
thence turn North 33 c
grees, 15 minutes and ri
35'; thence turn 91 degre
45 minutes right and ri
246'; thence turn Sou
13'9" to point of begi
ning; the above road beii
in the vicinity of HighwE
386 immediately west
the Post Office at Ove
street, Florida.
-s- Eldridge Money,
Clerk 2t 1-
IN RE: The Estate of
All persons interested in the EST
OF I. C. NEDLEY who died on De
her 20, 1975, while a resident of
County, Florida, are notified that a
tion has been filed in the Circuit COi
Gulf County, Florida, Gulf Co
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida
requesting that ROBERT EARL
LEY, whose address is P. 0. Box
Port St. Joe, Florida, be appointed
Personal Representative of the Este
I. C. NEDLEY; that an Order has
entered appointing ROBERT E
NEDLEY as Personal Representati
the Estate of I. C. NEDLEY;
Representative, as designated FRE
WITTEN, .303 Fourth Street, Por
Joe, Florida 32456 as his attorney;
with the first publication of this No
publication of notice as required
Florida law has begun; that all inte
ed persons are required to file witi
Court within four (4) months of the
publication of this Notice all cl
against the Estate, all challenges t
validity of the instrument present
the Court as the Last Will and Testae
of I. C. NEDLEY., all challenges tc
qualifications of the Personal Re
tentative, all challenges to the ven
the Court, and all challenges 'to
jurisdiction of the Court.
DATEDthis 13thdayof January,
First publication on January 15,


holism Council, 321 Reid Ave.,
Port St. Joe. The phone nurnm-
ber is 229-3515.

?-0 V-l in

Brothers Take

Marine Training I Bowling

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. -- Joe, graduated as Marines on
Two. brothers from Port St. Dec. 16 with Platoon 2006, 2nd
Recruit Training Battalion at
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WliDepot here. m
wI William W and Robert L mmmmm. mm

MOCK COMBAT-Private William (left) and Robert
McKiernan participate in mock combat exercises during the
Individual Combat Training phase at the Marine Corps
Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. Training with Platoon
2006, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, the brothers graduated
Dec. 16. They are the sons of Mr.. and Mrs. Robert L. McKier-
nan of Port St. Joe.



Decorating Classes


exter A course in Interior Decor-
Alco- ating for homemakers is being
offered in Port St. Joe by Gulf
Coast Community College.
The course will cover the
basic principles and elements
rested of interior design and their
ied on practical application to to-
ERida day's home.
est of Jeanne McDermott,, Gulf
Coast College instructor and
4t 1- Decorating Consultant will
ta each the six week, non-credit
i iurse at St. Joseph's Parish
that Hall on 20th St. Classes will
mis- meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30
neet- a.m. on Thursdays, beginning
atJan. 29. Fee for the class is
,athe $12.50.
[ethe Further information can be
unty obtained by calling Mrs. Mc-
the Dermott .at 229-5991 or the
acat- Continuing Education Divi-
c in- sion at Gulf Coast at 769-1551.


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Classes in Middle Eastern
dance (belly dancing) will
begin Monday, Jan. 26 at the
Centennial Building, from
seven to nine p.m. The classes
will last for six weeks, and will
be offered in two classes, be-
ginners and advanced.
Fee for the course is $8.00,
and you may register by
calling 229-6119, or contacting
the Gulf County Recreation

Workshop for
Belly Dancing
Ladies, a Mid-Winter Work-
shop for Eastern Dancing
(Belly Dancing) will be held
Saturday, Feb. 7, nine a.m. to
five p.m., CST, in Pensacola.
Interested ladies in this area
may get information and tic-
kets by calling Theba Gibson
at 648-5335.


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McKiernan, Jr. entered the
Marine Corps last August on
the buddy system and arrived
on Parris Island for training.
Both are four-year enlistees
and William is guaranteed as-
signment to the mechanical-
electrical field; Robert will be
assigned to aviation techno-
logy and hopes for electrical
Pride was the motivation for
both McKiernans to join the
Corps. Robert says, "Boot
camp has built up a lot of pride
in me," and William added,
"That's what I joined for-
the pride Marines have."
Eighteen-year-old William
is a 1975 graduate of Port St.
Joe High School. Robert grad-
uated from there in 1972 and
went on to attend Gulf Coast
Community College in Pan-
ama City, before working as a
construction electrician.
Earlier in training the Mc-
Kiernans fired marksmen's
scores on the rifle range with
the M-16 service rifle.
They are the sons of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert L. McKiernan of
Port St. Joe.

Winter Mixed League
The Winter Mixed League
met on January 13 at St. Joe
Bowling Lanes.
On lanes one and two,
Varnes Seafood took three
games from Fiesta Food
Store. David Seymour, substi-
tute bowler, bowled a 192 high
game and 460 series, for
Varnes. Lou McDonnell had a
136 high game and L. P. West'
had a 357 high series for
Lanes three and four'had
Sylvachem winning four
games from No Names. Bill
Whitfield bowled a 191 high
game and 521 high series for
Sylvachem. David Howell had
a 146 high game and Robert
Montgomery (sub) had a 427
high series for No Names.
On lanes five and six, Ten
Pin Lounge won four games
from Kennedy & Wombles,
Inc. James Hicks led Ten Pin
with a 214 game and 554 series..
Steve Wombles had a 188 high
game and 456 high series (or K
& W.
On lanes seven and eight,
Rotagilla and Carr's split
games, each taking two. Jo
O'Barr and Donnie Maddox

each had a 163 high game and
Jo bowled a 437 high series for
Rotagilla. Chuck Guilford had
a 212 high game and 579 series
for Carr's.
Standings: W L
Rotagilla 48 16
Carr's 44 20
Sylvachem 44 20
10-Pin Lounge 40 24
No Names 30 34
Varnes Seafood 24 40
Fiesta Food Store 13'2 5012
K & W,.Inc. 12'2 51's

Thursday Nite Ladies' League
On January 15, the Thurs-
day Nite Ladies' League met
at St. Joe Bowling Lanes.
On lanes one and two,
Ward's Fishery won three
games from Surfers. Trudy
Pate and Toby Gray each
bowled a 150 high game, and
Toby Gray had a 390 high
series for Ward's. Betty Har-
din led the Surfers with a 130
game and 363 series.
On lanes three and four,
Hi-View Motors won four
games from the Swingers.
Sandra Brock had a 146 high
game and Sue Parrish had a
385 high series for Hi-View.
Kim Ernest bowled a 109



Consolidating domestic subsidiaries of the

Florida First National Bank
Name of Bank

of Port St. Joe

Inthestateof Florida at the close of business on December 31, 1975
published in response to call made by Comptroller of the Currency, under title 12, United States Code, Section 161.
Thousands of dollars
Cash and due from banks (including! None lxxx xxi unposted debits) .................. 3154, XXX XX
U.S. Treasury securities .. .......................................................1 402, XXX XX
Obligations of other U.S. Govt. agencies and corps............................................. .No e XXX XX
Obligations of States and political subdivisions .............................................. 2, 45, XXX XX
Other securities (including I 32, 000 XXX I XX corporate stock) .......................... 177 XXX XX
-. Trading account securities .............. ................. ...... ............... None XXX xx
LU Federal funds sold and securities purchased under agreements to resell......................... 1,500. XXX XX
U) Loans... ........................ ........................................... 5,504 XXX XX
<. Bank premises, furniture and fixtures, and other assets representing bank premises ................. 385, XXX XX
Real estate owned other than bank premises ................................. .............. 9, XXX XX
Investments in unconsolidated subsidiaries and "associated companies" ........... ...........None XXX XX
Customer's liability to this bank on acceptance outstanding ...................................... None XXX XX
Other assets (including | NONE |XXX XXJ direct lease financing) ........................ 137, XXX XX
TOTAL ASSETS ........... ........................... .. ..................... 14 513 XXX XX

Demand deposits of individuals, prtnshps., and corps....................... ................ 6,565, XXX XX
Time and savings deposits of individuals, prtnshps., and corps....................... ............ 2 ,297 XXX XX
Deposits of U.S. Govt .................. .............................. .......... ... 27, Xxx xx
Deposits of States and political subdivisions ........................... ................. 3,610, XXX XX
Deposits of foreign govts. and official institutions ................. ....................... None XX XX
Deposits of commercial banks ....... ... .. ......................... ...... None XXX XX
W Certified and officers' checks, etc. ................... ......................................60, XXX XX
W TOTAL DEPOSITS ........................................ 12,559, IXXX XX
3 (a) Total demand deposits .............. ... ................. 7,042, XXX XX
ra (b) Total time and savings deposits:............................. 5,517, XXX Xxl
< Federal funds purchased and securities sold under agreements to repurchase .................... 50, XXX XX
-I Liabilities for borrowed money..................... ............................................ None XXX XX
Mortgage indebtedness ...................... ....... .............. ............ None XXX XX
Acceptances executed by or for account of this bank and outstanding ............................ None XXX XX
Other liabilities........................ ............. ............... ........... 304, XXX XX
TOTAL LIABILITIES .............................................. ........................... 12,913,. XXX XX

.j Reserve for bad debt losses on loans (set up pursuant to IRS rulings) ................. ........... 112 XXX XX
m= Other reserves on loans .................. ........................................ None XXX XX
Eu M Reserves on securities ....................................................... ............ None XXX XX
=g TOTAL RESERVES ON LOANS AND SECURITIES ........................................... 112, XXX XX

Capital notes and debentures ......................... ........ ................................ None XXX XX
0 EQUITY CAPITAL, total .. .. ................................................ 1,488, xxx xx
Z Preferred stock, total par value .............................................................. None xxx XX
D (No. shares outstanding None )
o Common stock, total par value ........... ..................................... ... 400, Ixxxxx
o (No. shares authorized 16,000 ) (No. shares outstanding 16,000 )
S Surplus ......................................................................L 650, XXX XX
-J Undivided profits ............................. ................... ........ 256, XXX XX
I.. Reserve for contingencies and other capital reserves ............................................ 182, XXX XX
TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS ............ ................................................... 88, XXX XX
AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS ................................................................ 14,513, lxxx Ixxi

Average of total deposits for the 15 calendar days ending with the call date ......................... 4 29, XXX X
Average of total loans for the 15 calendar days ending with call date ............................ 9, / b XXX XX
L Interest collected not earned on installment loans included in
3 total capital accounts ............................. ................... None XXX XX
= Standby letters of credit ............................ ... ......................... .. None IXXX IXX
J. T. Cannon
of the above-named bank do hereby declare that this report
of condition is true and correct to the best of my knowledge
and belief.

January 15, 1976
We, the undersigned directors attest the correctness of this report of condition. We declare that it has been examined by us, to the best
of our knowledge and belief is true and correct, and that it has been or will be published in the manner prescribed by Title 12, U.S.C.
161, within twenty days from the date of the call for report of condition, or as otherwise prescribed by the Comptroller of the Currency.


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high game and Marion Mur-
dock had a 290 high series for
the Swingers.
Lanes five and six had
Ralph and Henry's winning
three games form Bowen's
Cowgirls One. Susan Bigelow
had a 166 high game and Anna
Smith had a 370 high series for
Ralph & Henry's. Pat Hutchin-
son led the Cowgirls with a 143
game and 366 series.
On lanes seven and eight,
Renfro won three games from
Bowen's Cowgirls Two. Cathy .
Blackburn rolled a 160 game
and 430 series to lead Renfro.
Brenda Guilford (sub) bowled
a 160 high game and 427 high
series for Cowgirls Two.
Standings: W L
Renfro 51 13
Ralph & Henry's 46 18
Hi-View Motors 42 22
Cowgirls One 41 23
Swingers 25 11
Cowgirls Two 21 43
Ward's Fishery 7 41
Surfers 7 57

We wish to thank each and
everyone for their help, food,
love, kindness, sympathy and
phone calls during the loss of
our loved one, Charles Wat-
kins. May God bless each and
Esther Pettis and Famify
We are deeply grateful to all
our friends who shared our
grief with us during the recent
death of our loved one. The
flowers, food, calls, cards, and
prayers are appreciated for
the comfort they brought.
Erma Creel