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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: February 26, 1976
Frequency: weekly
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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 )
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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

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15 Cents Per Copy

Oak Grove

Water, Sewer

Farmers Home Administration Offers Money for Construction

...Preacher .. Singer

Lead Methodist

Revival Services

Hold the phone! Don't take down that tree,
Christmas isn't over yet!
Ernest Pittman and Chester Smith proved
it Tuesday night, when they showed up at the
County Commission meeting bearing a
document which stated the Farmer's Home
Administration would finance the long-pro-
posed Oak Grove water and sewer system.
Pittman, who acted as spokesman for the
government agency men, said the FHA would
provide a grant of $123,000 (."grant" is
government-ese for "gift") and a 40-year loan
of $136,300 to finance construction of the
In the past, the district has sought gov-
ernment grant money to finance the sys-
tem to no avail. The project has been suf-
fering set-back after set-back because the
area didn't have the required population

thought necessary to pay back the money
necessary to construct the services.
At Tuesday night's meeting, Pittman and
Smith offered tlge financing plan, provided the
County would exercise the option of whether
or not to accept almost immediately.. "We
must have th6 application in process by
March 12", Pittman said, which didn't leave
much time for' making up minds.
Pittman said 'it was FHA's calculations that
potential customers would have to put up
$20.00 deposits 'which would be put into an
operation and maintenance fund for the first
year of operation. Water and sewer bills
would be charged at the rate of $5.80 a month
for a flat sewer service charge and water on a
sliding scale. The first 2,000 gallons of water
would cost $4 50, the next 3,000 gallons would
be $1.00 per thousand and the cost would

reduce with the increased use. The minimum
bill, according to Pittman would be $10.30.
Pittman said FHA suggested the county
contract with the City of Port St. Joe to
furnish treated water, collect the sewage for
its disposal plant and do all maintenance and
billing. "This will insure the system will be
well maintained and bills collected", Pittman
said. He pointed out this was necessary for
the system to pay off its bonded indebtedness.
,Pittman said a minimum of 170 customers
would be needed to make the suggested rates
reasonable. "If you have less customers, the
rate would have to be increased slightly and if
the county puts in some money, the rate can
be reduced, slightly", Pittman said.
Jesse Hallman, a resident of Oak Grove
was present at the meeting and said he felt
the people of the community would accept the

system at a fair price.
Pittman pointed out that the offer was the
best available. "There are hundreds of areas
waiting for this money if you don't take it. It
wasn't easy to get. It's a matter of building
now or waiting a year or two and having
pollution control people say you have to
establish a tax district and put in the system
Commissioner Everette Owens made the
motion that the County give Pittman a letter
of intent to proceed with the project and get
the application moving while the Commis-
sioners spend the next 10 days to two weeks
polling citizens in the Oak Grove area. "We
want to tell them the story", Owens said,
"and get their reaction." The Board unani-
mously agreed to Owens' motion, which, for
the first time in five years of planning, put the
actual project into motion.

A five-day revival emphasis
will be held at the First Unitec
Methodist Church, starting
Sunday, according to the pas
tor, Rev. Johnie McCurdy.
The special emphasis wil
begin with a dinner in Fellow
ship Hall at 6:00 P.M., Sunday
and the first preaching service
at the Sunday night service at
7:00 P.M. Services will be helc
each day through Thursday of
next week at 7:15 A.M., ir
Fellowship Hall and 7:30 each
evening in the church sanctu-
The visiting revival team is
Clifford Abbott, now pastor o:
the First United Methodist
Church of Enterprise, Ala
bama, who will be doing the
preaching. and Lt. Col. James
B. Overton who will lead the
'singing. Mrs- George Duren ol
Port St. Joe will be the
musician for each of the
Rev. Abbot is much ir
demand for revival services
throughout the conference. He
has pastored at Marianna
Tallahassee, Fairhope, Toul
minville, Montgomery and
other south Alabama chur
Lt. Col. Overton is from Fort
Walton Beach qnd has spent
much time in revival crusades
since his retirement from the
military in 1970. He was the
soloist for Dr. Billy Graham's
Christmas visit to Korea in
1968. He was a command pilot
in the Air Force for 28 years.
The church congregation
extends a cordial invitation to
everyone to attend their spe-
cial services.

County Accepts

Insurance Plan

for Courthouse

Frank Graddy, Gulf Coun-
s ty's insurance comptroller,
f gave the Board a plan which
t would reduce their projected
insurance premiums Tuesday
e night on coverage *for the
s courthouse and Jail with con-
e tents. Graddy hasn't come up

Sharks Hosting

District Tourney
e Port St. Joe will be host to
the Class 2A, District 3 Bas-
_ ketball Tournament starting
1 Friday night. Teams seeking
- advancement in the state
play-off system will be
Blountstown, Chattahoochee,
t Carter-Parramore and Port
t St. Joe.
S In the opening round at 7:30
p.m., Blountstown and Chat-
tahoochee will be vying for a
place in the championship
game Saturday night. Carter-
Parramore and Port St. Joe
will play at nine p.m. Friday
night. Winners of the- two
games will meet to decide the
number one team at eight
p.m. Saturday night.

Two were hurt when this car and another vehicle collided
at the intersection of Fifth Street and Long Avenue.

Two Injured In

2-Car Accident

Two women were injured in
a two car collision last Thurs-
day night, according to Port
St. Joe Police Department.
Miss Dee Dee Gainous re-
ceived cuts about the face and
Eugenia Watts Thomas was
treated for leg injuries as a
result of the accident.
The mishap.occurred when
a sedan, driven by Janet Ann
Gautreaux, with Miss Gainous
as a passenger crossed the
intersection at Long. and Fifth

Street into the path of the
second car, driven- by Mrs.
Thomas, who was travelling
west on Fifth Street.
The Thomas .car struck the
Gautreax machine in the pas-
senger 'side, injuring Miss
Gainous. Both injured ladies
were taken to Municipal Hos-
pital by Gulf County Volunteer
Ambulance Service..
The accident was investi-
gated by City Patrolmen Bob
Lightfoot and Oscar Jones.

with a plan as yet to reduce
the big items of workman's
compensation and vehicle in-
surance, which really digs into
the county pocket.
Graddy suggested the coun-
ty increase the insured value
of the Courthouse from $650,-
000 to $812,500. an increase of
25 percent, and assume 20
percent of' the insurance,
while purchasing coverage of
80'percent of the value. "This
will increase your premium
but make it something you can
live with", he 'said. Graddy
suggested three premium
plans-one with a $100.00 de-
ductible; another with a $1,000
deductible and a third with a
$5,000 deductible.
Premiums on the $100.00
deductible would run $2,582 a
year for a three year period.
The $1,000 deductible would
cost the county $2,169 and the
$5,000 deductible, $2,066.
Jail coverage would cost
$775, $651 and $620 for the
three deductibles, based on a
value of $320,000 for the jail
and its contents.
The big item in each policy
was the extended coverage
item which took well over half
of the premium.
The Board decided to take
the $1,000 deductible policies
on. both the Courthouse and
Jail which still increases their
insurance premium $700.00
over the previous year, with
less protection.
The thinking of the County
Board was that they could
take care of small claims
themselves but would be ade-
quately covered in case of a
large loss or claim.
Still to be decided is what
plan to follow to reduce the
remainder of the county's
gargantuan insurance bill
which is expected to run in the
neighborhood of $100,000.
The Board was also in
receipt of another letter 'call-
ing for an investigation on
actions of some five years
A letter from J. A. Mulren-
nan, director of the state's
mosquito control program,
and co-director with the coun-
ty over the county operation
said he would be in town in the
near future to examine the
results of an investigation
which had been brought to his
attention by County Judge
David Taunton.
, Mulrennan's letter and C. E.
Daniell, Gulf's Mosquito Con-
trol supervisor, said Judge
Taunton was investigating
some work performed by the
Department for the St. Jos-
eph's Bay Country Club about
five years ago. Daniell said
the department had sought
permission to build a ditch on
the property to drain a swam-

py area. Daniell said his state
supervisors would not approve
the project as a drainage
operation and the county, in-
structed him to dig the ditch
anyway at their expense.
"There was nothing wrong
with the project or the way it
&was done Dani'ell said. "The
whole problem is that it
couldn't be done on the budget
of our department since it is
partially financed by the state
and each project needs state
approval. We can rent our
men and equipment for county
projects, but the county must
pay for it. The whole question
is whether or not the county
ever paid the Mosquito Con-
trol Department for the
The biggest question the
Board had was why Judge
Taunton was investigating the
matter in the first place. '
The County Commission re-
ceived a threat from the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers
Tuesday night by letter. The
threat was instigated when the
county and MK Ranches filled
(Continued on Page 8)

Port St. Joe will have its
Bicentennial batteries charg-
ed Monday night by a per-
formance by the official U.S.
Navy Band and choral group
in the High School Coliseum.
The performance" has been
arranged for by the Port St.
Joe Kiwanis Club, who have
been working on the project
for about six months.

The band and choral group
-will present a two hour con-
cert Monday' afternoon and
another performance at night
during their visit here. The
afternoon performance will be
aimed mostly at students of
the area schools and the night
performance will be favorite'
niusical numbers for adults.
Bands from area high schools

will converge on Port St. Joe
Monday afternoon for the
performance. Some local and
area band members will be
playing with the Navy band.

Admission to the perform-
ances are $1.00 for students
and $2.00 for adults in ad-
vance. Door,sales of tickets
will be 50c more each.



Their daddy had said a hundred times, "When are you
going to get that long, stringy hair cut", to no avail. Their
sixth grade teacher, Bill Barlow just kept on getting his cut to
the crew-cut style (one of about six men in town who do) and
his stubbornness of sticking to his style paid off. About a
week ago, Frankie Williams, right, said, "Mr. Barlow, I'm
going to get my hair cut like yours". Bill Barlow (the oldest

kid in the picture) said he didn't believe Frankie would do it.
The next day, Frankie came to school with his butch cut and
during the following week, Kenny Hutchinson, Danny
McDermott, Joey Hewett and Patrick May turned up with
the short style hair cut, emulating their teacher. Patrick May
said, "Everyone can tell who is our home room teacher
how." Which all goes to show that example can speak louder
than harsh words in this the day of the long hair. In the
meantime, the boys are enjoying the attention they are
getting as the only short hairs in school. Star photo

To promote the program
and spur advance ticket sales,
the Kiwanis will be going door
to door with their ticket sales
and set up a booth at the
corner of Reid Avenue and
Third Street in downtown
Thursday, Friday and Satur-
day, manned from 10:00 A.M.
to 4:00 P.M., by Kiwanians
and Key Clubbers.

The Navy Band is touring
the nation in celebration of the
Bicentennial year and is mak-
ing select stops in smaller
communities. The perform-
ance here in Port St. Joe will
be their only stop in Northwest
Concert times are 1:00 P.M.,
Monday afternoon and 7:$0
P.M., for the evening show.

In High School Coliseum

Navy Band Performing Here Monday





PAGE TWO THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 1976

Published Every Thursday at 306 Willla$hs Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida 4
By The Star Publishing Company 44
Second-.Class Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Wesley R. Ramsey ........................... ................. Editor and Publisher
William H. Ramsey .............................................. Production Supt.
Frenchie L. Ramsey ................................................ Office Manager
Shirley K. Ramsey........................................ Typesetter, Subscriptions '

IN COUNTY-ONE YEAR, $5.00 SIX MOS., i3.00 THREE MOS., $027.50
OUT OF COUNTY-One Year, $6.00 OUT OF U.S.--One Year, 57.0 ,

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

The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely ,
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.

Editorials. .

Flood Insurance

Regulations Stupid

Regulations as set out by the
federal government regarding flood
insurance here in Port St. Joe seem
to us to be in a word, stupid.
The City has been told they can
counter the requirements only with
facts and statistics, while the regu-
lations were not drawn by the same
facts and statistics. They were
arrived at from theory. According to
the representatives of the insurance
program which visited Port St. Joe
recently, they said, the' off-shore
water depth, the continental shelf
and the average path of hurricanes
in the Gulf of Mexico makes floods of
12 feet possible. Then they go on to
say they are basing their building
requirements on the 100 year exper-
ience from flooding.
The fact is that Port St. Joe has
not had flooding of 12 feet in the past
140 yeajps..rhis is fact based on the
testimony of people who have lived
here over the years and not based on
some theory. The flood insurance
people counter this fact by stating
that we are due a flood if we have not
-had one in 100 years.
The fact is that we had our 100
year flood this past year when the
::tides came in at about eight feet
above normal and caused some
flooding in about three homes. All
three homes suffered damages but
not to the extent to justify building

them 12 feet in the air just so they
could be insured.
It's possible we could have a 12
foot tide, but based on history, just
as all insurance rates are based, the
possibilities are very remote. In
fact, based on experience, Port St.
Joe should be a pretty good flood
insurance risk; better than Panama
City Beach, which was given a
building elevation of 10 feet.
It would seem that based on the
same theory used by government
flood control people, private insur-
ance companies would require us to
have fire-proof homes in order to get
fire insurance; or burglar-proof
buildings in order to get burglar
insurance. We would need crash-
proof cars to get automobile insur-
ance and a guarantee of eternal life
in order to get life insurance.
Insurance is purchased to pro-o
tect the property owner from un-
usual circumstances. If people in
Port St. Joe are eventually required
to build to the requirements of the
flood insurance people, we won't
need the flood insurance: we'll be
protected by our building practices
from unusual flood conditions.
Requirements from the flood
insurance people is only another in
the long list of evidence that the
government doesn't belong in the
areas of private business.

Some of the most bloody wars
fought in the old West were over
water rights. A land owner with a
creek running through his property
at times thought he had the right to
dam up the creek and preserve all
;the water for himself. Of course, the
man who owned property down-
stream had a difference of opinion
,and the range war was the result.

We have such a war going on
right here over the Apalachicola
:River. Industrial interests in Geor-
gia and Alabama want to control the
Apalachicola River for shipping.
:Fldrida interests want to leave it like
it is. A member of the Florida
'Cabinet went so far as to publicly

state, "It isn't your river, it's ours."
Now river control advocates of
the water supply upstream are
saying, "It isn't your water, it's
The most recent event in the
river wrangle is that the people of
Georgia and Alabama are threaten-
ing to drink the water of the Flint
and Chattahoochee before they get
to Florida to form the mighty
Apalachicola. They say they are
thirsty up there and getting more
thirsty as each year passes by.
There may not be any six-guns
drawn over the matter, but the
range war over the Apalachicola
could get bloody and nasty before a
truce is called.

Stt s, to the Editor
)ear Mr. Ramsey: charge.
SOf the many cogs in the h b
wheel that keeps us turning it You have been a true pro- GARC M t
:will not be an overstatement mother of the Association and
to say that you are a very much of our success is mainly On March 4
special cog in the GARC's due to your dedication to your
i h ee Gprofession and to the people of
wheel. Port St. Joe. The Gulf County Association
: Your perserverance and for Retarded Citizens (GARC)
continuous efforts in helping We will always remember will hold its monthly meeting
:as in our endeavor to become you for your willingness to next Thursday night, March 4,
known is to be considered as serve your community, you at seven p.m. The meeting will
- hat of one who is truly dedi- are always there when pic- be held in the GARC Activity
cated to the betterment of our tures are to be taken. And it is Center, located next door to
:society. a wonderful feeling to know the American Legion on Main
" that we have a person such as
Of the many news items and yourself pulling for us. St. in North Port St. Joe.
either publications we have
brought to you, you have, The GARC salutes you and For
fever failed to print them with would like to thank you. Aa
4:zesty flavor that was most Sincerely, Ambulance
Appealing and always brought Gulf County Association for Call 227-23 11
positive results, and without Retarded Citizens C

Pollution Control Working
This aerial photograph, made by a Star photographer
recently, would indicate that St. Joe Paper Company's pollution

Billy Joe

Is Going

to Talk

It has been announced that
Billy Joe Rish, local area re-
presentative to the Florida
State Legislature is to speak to
a gathering of all Fourth
Masonic District Masons;
their wives and families on
Saturday evening, Feb. 28.
Mr. Rish will speak on the
subject of Americanism and
will be joining with the local
Masonic Lodge in celebrating
a portion of the Bicentennial
Members of Masonic
Lodges, F & AM in Gulf, Cal-
houn and Bay counties are
urged to join with Port St. Joe
Lodge No. 111 in the enjoy--
ment of a covered-dish sup-
per, and to hear Rep. Rish.
The meeting will take place
at the local Masonic Lodge
buildingat 7:00l.r-i

control devices are working. In the past, the smoke from the
mill would stretch out half-way to Wewahitchka, but now it just
blossoms up into the air and condenses into the air, since the
emission is mostly steam. The local mill has set the pattern for
other paper mills in the South for ridding the air of pullutants.



I received a mail-out from Senator Richard
-Stone the other day, in which he was pleading our
cause (yours and mine) against the bureaucracy
which makes us do things we don't particularly
want to do and all with the immunity of not
having to face the voter for approval on
One of the biggest gripes of the American
people today is the bale of regulations which
seem to come out daily from Washington or
Tallahassee, saying we have to do this or that in
a certain way to comply with government
regulations. Most of these regulations seem
asinine to most of us. The flood insurance
regulations are a good case in point.
Senator Stone said, "An army of 100,000
federal regulators is now patrolling our free-
enrerprise economy' and it's time Congress

River Town

Boys Dream:

Green-Visored Cap

The railroad depot and the
green visor-wearing depot
agent were popular in our
river town. Most entertain-
ment was held on the loading
platform, while the audience
sat on the cross ties parallel to
the platform.
If you have never sat on the
end of a railroad cross tie and

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Episode One
About 55 years ago it got so
cold in. Alligator Harbor the,
speckled trout froze. The way
we found out was the pelicans
were diving at the fish.
Me and Fergie and Jimmie
and Charley McKissack were
on a camp supervised by H. V.
Campbell's daddy, Mr. John
Henry. (Not the one who had
the hammer in his hand).
We built a big lighterd knot
fire on the beach and arming
ourselves with sharpened cab-
bage palm limbs, waded
through a thin skim of ice and
on out to knee deep and waist
deep. Each one strung his
limb full and drug it back
toward the fire (pronounced
for). There was some confu-
sion around the for-some
shovin' and pushin' and turn-
ing around but we eventuallyy
had to quit as the sun came out
and the fish thawed.
(Continued Next Week)
Smiley Anchors was his name.
He slid into the Halls of Fame.
Although a lie he'd never tell,
Welknopw,e.ill not go to H111.
But if he changes all his ways
He may live out his elder days.
E. A. Poe
Killer K.

enjoyed a one man ventrilo-
quist from a depot, while help-
ing your sweetheart remove a
train cinder from her high top
shoe, the experience could be
a long time in coming around
We were not hostile people,
but often two peppery men in a
flare up of some kind, after
exhausting other means of
communications, such as
naked words and bare fists,
would then reach up and per-
manently part each other's
hair with a few strokes of a
slick peavy handle.
No damage was ever done to
the handles, which was a good
thing, because as a sawmill
town, a hickory peavy handle
was the pride and joy of our
river-logging survival.
As boys we loved to wear
long bibbed caps to school and
would keep the cap in a back
hip pocket during the day,

hoping to be the first boy out of
school with a cap on.
The boyish dream was to
own a green-visored cap just
like the depot agent's. A
teacher realized this and car-
ried us to the depot to see the
cap and hear the thumping of
a telegraph machine under a
Prince Albert tobacco can.
Each boy tried on the cap,
then looked up at the sun
through its green shade. One
weak-eyed member of the
group later on made discov-
eries within the solar system
that benefited all humanity.
It is difficult to say what
youth will see when youth
looks toward the sun.
The sun's brilliance and
power, when observed by the
brilliance and power of youth,
could be a true factor within
the beauty of today and could
help create the wholesome
dreams of tomorrow. '


By Michael A. Guido, Metter, Georgia

We are men and women
with an emptiness that noth-
ing here can fill. There is
something that is in us that
the world never satisfies.
It is a built-in thirst which
the Creator planned with a
purpose. It is a longing for
Himself and only He can fill
But the mass of men and
women do not understand it.
They just know that life is
empty and meaningless. They
have a feeling that there is
something more to life. So
'they search for it.
When a person begins that
search, it grows in him. He
gets hungrier and thirstier for

the real thing. Then he real-
izes at last that he is really
thirsting for the living God.
Listen to how a king des-
cribed it in Psalm 143:6, "I
stretch forth my hands unto
Thee: my soul thirsteth after
Thee, as a thirsty land."
And that thirst does not go
unrewarded. God has prom-
ised in His Word, "When you
seek Me, you shall find Me,
if you search with all your
Many centuries ago a man
prayed, "Thou hast made us
for Thyself, and.-our heairs
are restless, 'till they rest in
Thee." He satisfies. Why not
try Christ now!

policed their excesses". Stone went on to say, "..
last year business and industry was swamped
with 5,146 different forms that took over 100
million man-hours to fill out".
Talk about wasting energy!
Senator Stone is in the place one has to be in
order to curb these excesses. I will watch the
papers daily for his positive action in this

A sociologist in West Palm Beach is now
conducting a course in Palm Beach Junior
College on how to handle space beings. Dr.
Richard E. Yinger is teaching earthlings how to
handle meetings with life from outer space. He
says the first thing to learn is not to panic.
With that insight to Dr. Yinger's course, it
would ar as if one would handle space
Beings about as&he would earth beings.. 'p''
If I should meet a person from outer space, I
will try not to panic as I put as much distance
between it or him and me as quickly as possible.
I wonder where Dr. Yinger received his
instruction to teach a course? Is he qualified?
Who set the 'qualification standards? Who
checked the standards and Dr. Yinger out as to
the authenticity of their knowledge?
Luckily Dr. Yinger is teaching the course
free of charge. I would hate to think the state was
paying him to teach such subjects.

The Harvard "Lampoon", a publication at
the famous university has celebrated its 100th
anniversary by seceding from the union and
applying to the United Nations for admission as
"The People's Newly Emerging Nation and
Republic, of Lampoon".
The application says, "We are the only
potential member nation that has not violated
any resolutions of the U.N. Universal Declara-
tion of Human Rights of 1948. Furthermore, our.
gross national product exceeds that of both
Comoros and the Maldive Islands, member
nations that have yet to be found on any map."
If the nation of Lampoon is accepted, that
ought to qualify them for foreign aid. That's a
sneaky way of getting aid to education at a
church-supported school.

The three former General Electric nuclear.
power employees are making headlines in the
news these days claiming they quit their jobs
because G.E.'s nuclear power program has
moved too far, too fast and has become so
dangerous that it now threatens the very
existence of life on this planet.
The three were referring to the manufacture
of nuclear power plant facilities.
Life on this planet has always been
threatened: first by the sword, then gunpowder
and now atomic power. As we see it, life on earth
is also threatened by a lack of power production.
If the three engineers have the answer, they
would have performed a far better service to
stay on the job and help correct the mistakes
they think they have discovered.

Marion Clay Daniels, a former resident of
Port St. Joe has also been making the headlines
during the past week with his suit against the
state for $75,000 in damages for being kept in the
state's Sunland centers for eight years, when he
didn't belong there.
Daniels attorney, Jon Caminez of Tallahas-
see made a statement about Daniels the other
day about his mental condition when he referred
to his client's status as a student at Florida State
University at the present time. Caminez
remarked, "It would be a sad commentary to
think FSU has retarded students".
You can write your own editorial comment
to that statement.

Could Get Nasty

Take Double-Header from Florida High

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Hatcher, Sanborn, Pettis Hurl Sharks Season Openers

The Sharks opened their
1976 season with a double-
header sweep over district foe
Florida High.
In the opener Port St. Joe
downed the Demons 8-0 behind

The Republican Party of.
Florida meeting of the State
Executive Committee in Or-
lando last week end was cer-

May On

Dean's List
Bruce May, son of Mr. and
Mrs. David B. May of this city
has been named to the Dean's
List at the University of North
Carolina at Chappel Hill, ac-
cording to the university ad-
. A student must maintain a
3.0 grade average to qualify
for the Dean's List. May is a
first year student at the

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the three-hit pitching perform-
ance of Ricky Hatcher. Hat-
cher fanned 10 Demons while
giving up two base on balls.
All Florida High hits were
singles as they never threat-

tainly a huge success if at-
tendance and enthusiasm are
a criteria.
Over 300 current members
and candidates for election
made up a noisy and happy
group who cheered on Mary
Louise Smith, the Chairman of
the National Republican Par-
ty who flew down from Wash-
ington to address the group.
There was jubilation when
Mary Louise announced that
for the first time in the history
of Florida there are over a
million registered Republi-
cans. This means that one
third of the voters in Florida
are now Republicans. Five
years ago only one out of five
voters were Republicans,.
Mrs. Smith also stressed
that the Republican Party
firmly believes the smaller
the federal government, the
better, and that the people and
their local governments know
best what their own problems
are and the federal govern-
ment should stay out of pro-
blems that can best be solved
at the local level.
Stiles Brown, who attended
the meeting as a representa-
tive of Gulf County Republi-
cans, announces that he now
has available for any regis-
tered Republican who wishes
to attend the National Con-
vention as a delegate or an al-
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IHatcher led the Sharks at
the plate with two singles and
two RBI's. John Owens, Eddie
Creamer and Keef Pettis were
credited with one hit each.

essary for filing for election.
The forms must be in the state
office in Tallahassee before
March 15: The election of
delegates from the fii'st con-

In the second game the
Sharks fell behind 3-0, but
fought back for a 4-3 win.
Sandy Sanborn started on the
mound but needed relief help
by Keef Pettis in the fifth

inning. Pettis pitched three
innings of no-run, no-hit ball.
Sanborn and Tim Hatcher led
the hitting with two hits each.
The Sharks travelled to De-

gressional district will be held- gates and three alternates.
in Fort Walton Beach on, Mr. Brown stresses that any
March 20. registered Republican in the
The first congressional dis- first congressional district
trict is entitled to three dele:- may run for any of the six

land and had very little to
cheer about as the Sharks lost '
8-2 and 3-1. The Saturday night
game was rained out. The
Sharks loaded the bases
with back-to-back hits by Bill

Mr. Brown can be reached
for further information at his
residence at 1505 Monument
Ave. in Port St. Joe.

Norton and Wade Stoutamire
and a walk to Rick Hatcher
when the rain came.
Sandy Sanborn pitched for
the Sharks, giving up nine
hits and two bases on balls,
while striking out three De-
land batters. Costly Shark er-
rors and a strong hitting at-
tack by Deland kept the
Sharks in trouble. Sanborn
collected two hits, Pettis got a
bunt single and Tim Hatcher
had the only other hit, as the
Sharks were held to only four
In the second game the
Sharks fell behind 1-0 in the
first inning, but came back in
the second inning to tie the

score when Harlen Haddock
walked and Bill Norton doub-
led to left field scoring Had-
dock. The Deland Bulldogs
pushed across two runs in the
fifth on two errors and a base
on balls.
Ricky Hatcher pitched his
second strong game as he al-
lowed Deland two hits while
striking out five. The three
runs were all unearned. The
Sharks were held to three hits.
The Sharks play at home
Friday at 3:00 against Apa-
lachicola and entertain Monti-
cello Saturday in a double-
header beginning at 1:00 p.m.

1976 Marking Number 53 with a

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TnIE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THU'RSDAY, FEB. 26, 1976


-.PAGE FOUR THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 1976

Thanks Marching Mothers

A belated by very sincere
.tank you to approximately 55
eogople who collected $1,048.88
:i6m Port St. Joe, Highland
View, Oak Grove, North Port
9t. Joe and St. Joe Beach for
the Mother's March of Dimes.
Thie following seven people

-The Mexico Beach Baptist
churchh is being reopened,
wIith the Rev. William C. Gil-
bert, formerly of Liberty,
South Carolina, as pastor.
Rev. Gilbert is married and
has six children. He formerly
conducted a radio ministry
over station WKKR in Pic-
kens, South Carolina.
SThe church will be an inde-
-pendent Baptist church, the
,.same as formerly, and will
;commence having Sunday
:morning and evening worship
:services along with Sunday

were area chairpersons:
Gladys Brown; Pat Costin,
Peggy Whitfield, Dorothy
Jones, Shirley Williams, Mad-
eline Swatts and Joyce
Walking with these chair-
persons in a door-to-door ef-

School this Sunday, Feb. 29.
Sunday School will begin at
9:45 a.m., with worship ser-
vices following at 11:00. Sun-
day evening services will be at
6:00 p.m. Prayer meeting will
be on Tuesday night at 7:00
p.m. All times are Central
times. A nursery will be avail-
able for small children during
The church is located on the
north side of U. S. Highway 98
at 35th St. in Mexico Beach.
The public is cordially in-
vited to attend.

fort were: Loraine Carter,
Clara Evans, Dorothy
Thomas, Phyllis Willis, Rosa
Anthony, Mary Sims, Marilyn
Batson, Mary Lee Pittman,
Mrs. Frank Barnes, Carolyn
White, Ruth Lucas, Lou Mork,
Sandra Raffield, Miriam Dee-
son, Irene Burkett, Martha
Roberts, Phalere Ramcey,
Nora Gibbs, Mrs. Wallace
Guillot, Bobbie Rhames, Olga
Choranel, Linda Pursnell.
Also: Mindy Roberts, Trina
Roberts, Margaret Benson,
Catherine Minger, Betty Wal-
ton, Wynell Burke, Stella Far-
ris, Margie Miller, Mrs.
Charles Cloud, Dorothy Gross-
man, Virginia Smith, Betty
Herring, Bill Summers, Pam
Parker, Mary Dell Pettis,
Debbie Tankersley, Mrs. Ran-
dall McClain, Ida Copenhaver,
Sylvia Costin, Mary Knox,
Greta Freeman, Phyllis Alt-
staetter, Franki6 Taylor,
Mary Levins and Marie Davis.
Helen Ramsey, Chairperson
Mother's March of Dimes

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pares to open one of her gifts received at a Anderson, Mrs. Marjorie Boswell, Mrs. Joy
shower Friday night. With her is her mother, Richards, Mrs. Erma Kennedy and Mrs.
Mrs. Jesse Hallman. Standing are the Vivian Little. Star photo

Bridal Shower Honors Miss Sharron

IHallman, March Bride-Elect

. Miss Sharron Hallman,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.

DAR, CHARTER N#EMIBEjI Mrs. George Core, Mrs.
Roy.Smitlu, Mrs. i., sdM,*rs. J es.-fberts pose,
with speaker, Charles Smith, center. Mrs' OwensIs wearing

Charles B. Smith, guest
speaker for the History Month
meeting of St. Joseph Bay
Chapter Daughters of the
American Revolution on Feb.
:18 was introduced by Mrs.
Tom Owens, program chair-
man, as "Mr. History of Port
St. Joe". His lifelong interest
in history, particularly of this
area, has earned him this title.
His timely subject, "Events
Leading to the American Re-
volution", emphasized hap-
penings during the 12 years
prior to the outbreak of the

war and taxes without repre-
sentation levied against the-
He stated that a compara-
tively small percentage of
colonists were really dedi-
cated to the cause of Inde-
pendence. Had all had equal
zeal, the war could have been
won in three instead of the
eight years it lasted.
George Washington was
singled out by Mr. Smith
because of his unique qualities
of leadership and greatness.
He concluded by saying that



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the Bicentennial costume which she will wear to represent
the local chaptr'ate' the slate DA "6'odfer 'fed-tn' Daytona
'Beach on March 1-3. Star photo

events in the world today
could require dedication equal
to that of revolutionary pat-
riots before this century is
' Mr. Smith displayed a com-
memorative coin given him by
his grandfather struck in 1783
in honor of George Washing-
Mrs. Nobie Stone reporting
as National Defense Chair-
man spoke of taxation without
representation in the country
today. The unbelievable de-
ficit spending is a tax burden
to generations yet unborn,
taxation in a chronological
sense rather than geographi-
cal, as in 1776.
Presiding at the meeting,
Mrs. Paul S. Fensom, Regent,
welcomed Fran Hannon
Smith, (Mrs. Roy) as a chap-
ter charter member. She was
admitted at the National
Board meeting in Washington,
Jan. 30.
.The Regent announced that
Mrs. W. S. Quarles, Jr. is DAR

Schools Chairman and Miss
Margaret Howell, Press Book
Chairman for the Chapter.
A seventh freedom flag, the
Bennington, has been added to
the collection already given
the chapter. All are gifts of
William B. Simmons.
Guests of members attend-
ing were Mrs. Paul Johnsen;
Mrs. Barbara Watts, Mrs.
Joseph Salter (nee Ann Belin),
of Montgomery, Ala. and Mrs.
L. L. Copenhaver, Sr. of Nash-
ville, Tenn.
The luncheon meeting was
held at the Garden Center.
Mrs. George Suber, Chaplain,
conducted the opening ritual,
Mrs. J. I. Melvin led ip the
pledge of allegiance to the flag
and American's creed.
Garden Club members serv-
ed a delicious luncheon to the
27 members, prospective
members and guests present.
Flower arrangements of red,
white and blue carried out the
patriotic theme.
In addition to those named,

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Rev. George. Gay, Interim Pastor
Sunday hool ....... .... ......... 9:45A.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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Our mother, Mrs. Delie Hat-
cher, went to meet the Lord on
Feb. 13, 1976, carrying with
her the assurance of the love
and concern of many dear
friends and neighbors who
tried in every way humanly
possible to make her last days
We who are left behind are
deeply appreciative of all the
ways that love and compas-
sion were exhibited in her be-
half and ours. We realize that
many of you expect no
"thanks" for what. you did
because she was your "Ma,"
but we must use this means to
express our deep gratitude to
all who had a part in sharing
life's greatest treasure, love.
1 Corinthians 13.
E. L. Antley & Family
Earl Hatcher
Jack Hatcher & Family

attending were Mesdames
Charles Brown, Herb Brouil-
lette, Gannon Buzzett, Ronald
Childers, L. L. Copenhaver,
Jr., George Core, Herman
Dean, Richard Porter, James
B. Roberts, Ralph Swatts,
Mark Tomlinson, S. H. Wea-
thington, Eloise Cain of Pan-
ama City and John Howard of

Jesse Hallman of Oak Grove,
was honored with a Bridal
Shower last Friday night, at
the Highland View Baptist
The room was beautifully
decorated with Sharron's
chosen colors of yellow and
Sharron and her mother
were presented lovely cor-
sages. The honoree received
many beautiful gifts and fond
Hostesses for this event
were Mrs. Erma Kennedy,
Mrs. Audrey Anderson, Mrs.
Marjorie Boswell, Mrs. Wayra
Peterson, Mrs. .Vivian Little

and M:
ried or
tist Ch
All f
the coi
tend at
They p
in Tall

rs. Joy Richards.
Hallman is to be mar-
a March 20, to John J.
e, Jr. in the First Bap-
iurch Chapel in Talla-
e at three p.m.
friends and relatives of
uple are invited to at-
ind witness the nuptials.
lan to make their home

The family of Arnett Gipson
wishes to express their thanks
for gifts of food, flowers and
cards at the time of their
bereavement. Your thought-
fulness is deeply appreciated.
Christine, Lorraine & Earl

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Baptist Church

Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

SUNDAY SCHOOL ................
MORNING WORSHIP.................
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PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) ....

Rev. J. C. Odum,

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11:00 A.M.
6:15 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
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Mexico Beach Baptist

Church Being Re-opened

Charles SmithIs Guest Speaker

forDAR's Hisotry Month Program

Mission Group

Met Feb. 16

Mission Group II of the First
United Methodist Church met
in the home of Miss Gertrude
Boyer February 16th, with 14
members present.
The Chairman, Mrs. Alfred
Joines, presided over the busi-
ness meeting and reminded
the members that February
was Activities Month and also
of the workshop to be held in
Mrs. Edith Stone presented
the program: "Are you Boxed
In or Boxed Up?" The scrip-
ture reading was Isaiah 56:6-8
and Romans 12:1-5.
The meeting was dismissed
with the benediction.

Square Dancing

The Gulf Copunty Recreation
Department is considering the
possibility of offering square
dance lessons. Anyone inter-
ested in taking lessons should
call the Recreation office at

Gives Students Variety of Experiences THE I ST.\, Port St. Joe. Fla. TIlURSDAY. FEB. 26, 1976

Youth Work Program Gives Practical Exposure

Next time you report a
forest fire, don't be surprised
if a polite, young voice ans-
wers "White City Fire Tower"
instead of the deeper voices of
veteran forest rangers John
Redmon or Tom Blackwell. If
you are interested in the Mun-
icipal Hospital, you'll be glad
to know that the Medical Re-
cords Office now has some
extra help in updating their
records of past years.
These workers are just a
few of the almost 60 persons

enrolled in the Work Experi-
ence Training and Education.
Program in Gulf County. Ann
Sherry Herring, Gulf County's
Field Supervisor, reports that
there 'are actually four differ-
ent programs making -up the
Work Experience Program.
These programs are: Youth
Work Experience, Adult Work
Experience, Older Workers
Work Experience and Class-
room Training.
The Work Experience
Training and Education Pro-

gram is directed by A. G.
Standland and is just one of
the many different programs
under the Department of Com-
munity Affairs.

The intent of the program is
to help disadvantaged persons
help themselves, either
through actual work experi-
ence and training or class-
room training in a vocational
school. In order to be eligible
for the services of the pro-
gram, the applicant must

meet the economic guidelines
set up by the U. S. Department
of Labor.
Youth enrollees must be
14-18 (or 21 if. still in high
school), Adult and Classroom
Training enrollees must be at
least 18,-and the Older Work-
ers Program is for persons
over 55 years of age. All
clients receive at least the
minimum wage. Youth en-
rollees work 10 hours per
week, while the other clients
work and-or attend school up
to 40 hours per week.
The clients are not the sole
recipients of the advantages of
these programs. The entire


,community is helped by the
'services these people per-
form. In addition to the two
worksites already mentioned
(White City Fire Tower and
Municipal Hospital), enrollees
work at Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr.
iHigh School, Port St. Joe Ele-
mnentary School, Highland
View Elementary, Wewa-
-hitchka Jr.-Sr. High School,
Wewahitchka Elementary
School. Gulf County Recrea-
tion Department, Wetapo Fire
Tower and St. Joe Public
Library. Most of the persons
working at the schools serve
as teacher aides or clerical
aides. The workers at the Re-

creation Department do any- has been the incentive that has
thing from lining baseball' kept some students from drop-
fields to helping a youngster ping out of school.
learn how to do a forward roll. The Classroom Training
Fire Tower workers' duties Program is new to Gulf Coun-
include manning the tower, ty this year. This program en-
issuing burning permits, and ables a person' to attend a
maintaining the grounds vocational school and learn a
around the site. trade or skill which will enable
him to earn a good salary
As one can see. the Work after completion of the course.
Experience clients perform a At the present time, clients
.wide variety of services for are attending classes at Gulf
the community, while at the Coast Community College and
same time, they are learning Haney Vocational Technical
valuable skills and improving Center in Panama City.
their own families' economic Ms. Herring attributes the
situation. In more than one success of the program to the
incident in the past. the oppor- cooperation she has received
tunity to work 10 hours a week throughout the community.
--- "Everyone has always been
more than willing to help, es-
pecially the School Board",
A_ &M_ _. she said. "Superintendent Bid-

well and Ms. Laura Geddie,
Director of Instruction, are
especially cooperative and
helpful. Without the coopera-
tion of the schools and other
agencies, we couldn't have a
program. We have some ex-
cellent worksites and worksite
supervisors who are devoted
to helping the enrollees any
way they can."
Any non-profit, public or-
ganization or agency who
would like to take part in
helping a deserving person
better his economic plight
should contact Ms. Herring at
the Staff Development Center,
Gulf County Courthouse (229-
6124). "We are-always striving
to improve our program",
stated Ms. Herring, "and we
need the help of the entire
community in order to do so."

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. FEB. 26, 1976

School Board Borrows

Money for Stadium Repair

ATTEND WORKSHOP- Left. to right, Mrs. Harry
Hallinan, Mrs. Hubert Thomas, Mrs. Von Bouington and

Mrs. Gillie McNair.

According to Superintendent
Bidwell, the Gulf County
School Board has secured a
$20,000.00 loan approved by
the Florida Department of
Education for the alteration of
the Port St. Joe baseball com-
plex. This loan has been
approved for the complete re-
novation of the baseball com-
plex, to install seats and roof,
and to replace the fence and
This complex was acquired
from the City of Port St. Joe
by the School Board in a trade
for the Washington School site
which is now being developed
by the City of Port St. Joe.
This property is a valuable
asset to the schools and for
providing community services
to Port St. Joe.
In regards to this project,
Superintendent Bidwell
stated: "The Gulf County
School Board is proud of this
Star photo facility which we are able to

provide for our school and
community. The alterations
were necessary for the safety
of the spectators and partici-
pants in events at the com-
plex. The coordination and
labor provided by the Quarter-
back Club is certainly indica-
tive of the cooperative nature
we are attempting to develop
between the community and
the school. We are all appre-
ciative of the accomplish-
ments of this organization.
Through projects such as this,
we always strengthen our
total educational opportuni-
ties for the entire commun-
Much has already been ac-
complished toward complet-
ing this project. Still to be
completed are the metal roof
for the bleacher section and
the installation of lights. The
School Board has just award-
ed the contract for the lighting
which will be installed during

the next month.
An invitation is extended to
all people to visit the complex.
The next home baseball game

will be on February 27th when
the Port St. Joe Sharks will
entertain Apalachicola. The
game starts at 3:00 p.m.

McSpadden Recalls 60's

for Rotary Thursday

Bob McSpadden, Dean of
Continuing Education at Gulf
Coast Community College,
reminded the Rotary Club of
the turbulent '60's at their
meeting Thursday, by show-
ing a film which was compos-
ed of scenes from the decade
and the main events which
made the news.
The film clip contained
scenes of the Kennedy era, the
Nixon-Kennedy debate, the
Cuban crisis, Berlin wall,
Selma, Alabama march, Viet-
nam and student riots.
In short, the film made the

Rotarians sit in awe that such
scenes could take place in the
United States of America and
the nation remain intact be-
cause of them
After the film was finished,
McSpadden remarked how
strong the U.S. system must
be to withstand such an on-
slaught and come out of it
even stronger.
Guests of. the club were
visiting Rotarians Doug Brog-
don of Gulf Breeze and Max
Kilbourn of Wewahitchka and
Wheelettes Dorothy Boykins
and Vanessa Willis.

Workers Attend Training Session

Co-chairmen for the 1976
House to House Cancer Cru-
sade Fund Drive, are shown

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-after attending a training
session for workers held last
Thursday evening at the First

United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Sally Bond, district
director for the American

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Cancer Society, instructed the'
volunteers present for the
session, on ways to educate
the public using the educa-
tional materials to be given .
out during the house to house
and business crusade. The
crusade will be conducted
April 11 through 14.
When ACS volunteers go
door to door in April, everyone
is encouraged to give gener-
ous donations to be used in
cancer education, patient ser-
vices and medical research.
Tuesday, March 2, Coffee
Day will be observed at Pau-
line's Restaurant. Proceeds
from coffee sales on the day
will go to the cancer 'fund.

Man Arrested

Sheriff Raymond Lawrence
announced this wdek the ar-
rest of harvey M. Swain, of
Mexico Beach, on charges of
maliciously killing an animal
of another.
Swain' allegedly shot and
killed a cow in a pasture on M
K Ranches in the Willis Land-
ing area. 0. R. Stockman,
ranch manager, valued the
cow at $350.00. Mr. Swain was
released from the Gulf County
Jail after posting $750.00 bond.

Haney Vocational center in Panama City last week. Making
V is t H aney School the trip were: front row, left to right, Mike Knox, Mike
Etheridge and Ricky Summers. Back tow, Donnie Mathes,
Several students from Port St. Joe High School Dee Harper, Katie Mock, Chuck Tharpe, Buddy Hamm,
Vocational Educational classes made a field trip to Tom P. Debbie Kearns and faculty advisor, Woody Busby. Star photo

In State Meet

Carl Beard of Port St. Joe High School's
wrestling team has qualified for the State
finals to be held in Winter Park this Friday
and Saturday. Carl defeated first-ranked

Bowling News

Gulf Co. Men's League
Monday night onh lanes one
and two, Player's Supermar-
ket took three from Carr's
Auto Sales in an unusual way.
The teams tied both the first
and second games giving each
team one point each. Player's
won the third game giving
them that game and total pins
for the three points. Garry
McNeel led Player's with 497
while Carr s top man was
Randy Weston with 512.
Lanes three and four had
Shirt & Trophy and Stems and
Seeds each taking two points.
Robert Montgomery led Shirt
and Trophy with 490, while
Norman Hodges had a 616
series and 247 game for Stems
& Seeds.
On lanes five and six, it was
Butler's Restaurant taking all
four from Ten-Pin Lounge.
Butler's had a good night with
Bill Besore's 599, Bill Parker's
549 and Harry Lowry's 526.
For 10-Pin it was James Hicks
560 and Gene Johns 537.
Campbell's Drugs had a
good night on lanes seven and
eight taking four from King's
Gulf Service. Bo Bouington led
Campbell's with 542 and Ralph
Ward had a 516.
Standings: W L
Butler's Rest. 28 12
Player's S'market 25 15
Campbell's Drugs 24 16
Shirt & Trophy 21 19
10-Pin Lounge 17 23
Carr's Auto Sales 16 24
King's Gulf Ser. 15 25
Stems & Seeds 14 26

Thurs. Nite Ladies' League
On lanes one and two, Ralph
and Henry's won four games

Henry Peterson of Mosley High in District
competition to take first place in that com-
petition. Carl had been seeded before the
match as. second favorite. In regional com-
petition held recently in Longwood, he placed
fourth, and qualified for the state finals.
Star Photo

Blackburn had 182 games and
Cathy had a 470 series for
No Names and 10-Pin
Lounge split two games each.
Johnny Linton bowled a 202
high game and 497 series for
No Names. James Hicks had a
169 game and 490 series for
10-Pin Lounge.
On lanes five and six, Ken-
nedy & Wombles, Inc. won
three games from Fiesta Food
Store. Steve Wombles bowled
a 225 high game and 524 series
for K & W. Billy McDonnell
had a 128 game and, Rosalie
West and Billy each had a 355
series for Fiesta,.
On lanes seven and eight,
Carr's won three games from
Sylvachem. Chuck 'Guilford
had a 183 high game and 493
high series for Carr's. Bobby
Hicks had a 179 game and 490
series for Sylvachem.
On Friday, Carr's and No
Names made up their post-
poned match on lanes five and
six, with Carr's winning three
games from No Names. Chuck
Guilford had a 489 series and
Dot Guilford bowled a 174
game for Carr's. Johnny Lin-
ton bowled a 215 game and 517
series for No Names.

from Highland View Motors in
action last Thursday in the
Thursday Nite Ladies' Lea-
gue. Sheila Stoutamire had a
158 game and 373 series for
Ralph and Henry's. Gloria
McMulon had a 129 game and
Sue Parrish had a 332 series
for Hi-View Motors.
Renfro Auto Parts won four
games from Ward's Fishery
oh lanes three and four. Cathy
Blackburn had a 150 game and
415 series for Renfro. Karen
Rayburn had a 162 game and
424 series for Ward's.
On lanes five and six,
Bowen's Cowgirls One won
three games from Surfers.
Rosalie West bowled a 158
game and 384 series for
Bowen's One. Betty Hardin
had a 164 game and 446 series
for Surfers.
Bowen's Cowgirls Two won
four games from Swingers on
lanes seven and eight. Hanna
Justice had a 124 game and 365
series for Bowen's. Marion
Murdock had a 130 game and
Kim Ernest had a 320 series
for Swingers.
Standings: W L
Ralph & Henry's 141 11/2
Renfro Auto Parts 12 4
Bowen's Two 11 5
Bowen's One 10 6
Ward's Fishery 7%/2. 81/2
Surfers 7 9
Hi-View Motors 2 14
Swingers 0 16

Winter Mixed League
On lanes one and two, Var-
nes Seafood won four games,
from Rotagilla. Danny Tal-
bert had a 169 game and 472
series for Varnes. Robert
Montgomery (sub) and Cathy

10-Pin Lounge
No Names
Varnes Seafood
Fiesta Food

6112 2212
58 26
56 28
44 40
39 45
34 50
22/2 61,'2
21 63

Dance Saturday
The "Sunshine Band" will
be playing at a dance Satur-
day night at the Dico Tex
The dance will start at 10:00
P.M. Admission will be $1.25.

Classes Open In Hiland View

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f The Gulf County Recreation
Department has available for
residents of Highland View
a ceramics, arts and crafts
,class each Tuesday and
Thursday night, which will be
held at the Highland View Fire
Station. The class will last
from seven till nine p.m. Call




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Two participants in the Special Olympics strain for the
finish line in the 50-yard dash. Star photo

Thirty Participate

In Special Olympics

The Third Annual Special
Olympics was held last Friday
at the football stadium. The
Olympic games are sponsored
by the Gulf County Associa-
tion for Retarded Citizens.
The photo shows some of the
children who participated in
the various events, such as
100-yard dash, 50-yard dash
and softball throws.
Winners in the various
events will be announced after
the bowling competition which
will be held tomorrow night, at
St. Joe Bowling Lanes.
Eight events were in the

competition last Friday, with
30 young people participating.
Many merchants donated
food and drinks to be sold at
the concession stand Friday,
with proceeds going to the
Gulf County Association for
Retarded Citizens. These mer-
chants are to be commended
for their involvement in mak-
ing the Special Olympics a
Citizens of Port St. Joe are
really proving they care, by
donating their time and efforts
to help in all phases of. the
GARC's work in aiding Gulf
County's retarded citizens.

the Recreation Department at
229-6119 or register at the fire
station on same evenings.
The class is' open to adults
and young adults, with a mini-
mum age of 12.
The Ceramics and arts class
formerly held on Tuesday and
Thursday nights at Port St.

Joe High School have been re-
scheduled for Monday and.
Tuesday nights, six to nine

Curtis Harper, Former Resident,

Died Recently In California

Curtis Harper, a former
resident of Port St. Joe, died
January 26 in Long Beach,
California. Mr. Harper was
the brother of Mrs. Virginia
Graves, Mrs. Betty Collins-
worth and Dee Harper of Port
St. Joe.
Luyban Family Mortuary

was in charge of the funeral

The family wishes to ex-
press their appreciation to the
-churches and to their friends
and neighbors for all the
expressions of kindness and
concern shown them.

First United

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

CHURCH SCHOOL ..................... 9:45 A.M.
PREACHING SERVICE ......... 11 A.M. &87:00 P.M.
CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday) ...... 7:30 P.M.

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the members of the

Church of Christ?
invite you to meet with them:
Sunday Morning Bible Study .......... 10:00 A.M.
Sunday Morning Worship .............. 11:00 A.M.
Sunday Night ....................... 6:00 P.M .
Wednesday Night ................... 7:00 P.M.

Corner 20th St. & Marvin
James Brantley, Minister
Phone 229-8153
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By Joe St. Clair
The story is told of the
great Dutch artist who
was commissioned to
paint the portrait of a
famous man of his coun-
After -weeks of work,
the artist completed the
painting. It was beauti-
fully executed. Wonderful
in detail-vibrant in
In the foreground of the
picture the artist had
painted some tulips. The
'flowers were so beautiful
and colorful that those
who viewed the painting
never saw the portrait of
the subject-they could
not take their eyes beyond
the tulips.
Sometimes we all tend
to major in minors. In
doing so we place impor-
tance on trivial matters
and fail to see the entire
picture. It is difficult in
many instances to see
beyond the "tulips."
REMEMBER: Those who
look beyond small things
see more of the world.

St. Clair

Funeral Home

507 10th St.


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and injured by dispensing to them
the most advanced medicine in
the world. Through his product,
he eases the pain of tragedy, pro-
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and helps make life longer and
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a career in Pharmacy. It's a field
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Negro History

Program Sat.
:A Bicentennial program in
conjunction with Negro His;
tory Month will be presented
at New Bethel A.M.E. Church
Sunday, Feb. 29, at three p.m.
This program will feature
some of the contributions that
have been made by black men
and women in helping Amer-
ica to grow.
Special presentations will be
given by Cheryl Hatcher, Port
St. Joe's reigning Junior Miss,
and Phyllis Mathis, first run-
hner-up in the Miss Black Pan-
.ama City pageant. Everyone
is invited to come.

Softball Leagues

Are Organizing
. There will be organizational
meetings next week for both
men's softball open league
,and Port St. Joe women's
.softball league. The men's
"league will be organizing
Tuesday, March 2 at five p.m.
in the Gulf County Recreation
The organizational meeting
for the women's league will be
held on'Wednesday, March s,
at six p.m., also in the Gulf
County Recreation office. The
office is located upstairs in the
City Hall.

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in a small slough during the
heavy rains of last July
through September in the
Sauls Creek area. Heavy
floods threatened to wash out
a 40-foot bridge over Brown's
Creek and in the. process,
would have washed away
about a mile of road. The
county and MK Ranches filled
in the creek at the bridge.
crossing with dirt to prevent
the washout and the dirt is still
The Corps of Engineers says
to move it and replace the
bridge, which Road Superin-
tendent Lloyd Whitfield esti-
mates would cost around
Whitfield told the Board the
fill is near the end of Brown's
.Creek. "You can see the
beginning of the creek from
i the road", Whitfield said and
" it is dry in this area except in
times of high water or heavy
Attorney William J. Righ
suggested the Board answer
the letter imniediately and try
to get the Corps of Engineers
to come back and survey the
-area before coming out with
an edict of what the county
must do.
It seems the Corps of Engin-
eers made an inspection of the
-area in secret and didn't
consult with any county offi-
cial or employee when they
examined the area prior to
writing their letter.
The Commission agreed to
contact the Corps and set up a
meeting with them on Mon-
day, March 8 at 4:00 P.M.

Other actions of the Board
-Granting Florida Power
'Corporation a permit to put a
transmission line across How-
ard Creek Road. The line will
be 37.5 feet in the air.
-Refused to allow payroll
deductions for a cancer insur-
ance policy sold individually
to county employees by Amer-
ican Family Life Insurance
-Agreed to pave the road
into the state park north of
Wewahitchka as soon as pos-
sible this year. Director Jim-
Hagan said it was needed to
allow compers to come into
the area and increase use of
the park on the Dead Lakes.

St. Joe & Wewa Firemen

Having Dance March 6
Volunteer firemen of We- Port St. Joe from 9 P.M. to 1
i.vwahitchka and Port St. Joe A.M., with music by' the
,-are joining their, efforts to "Sweet Rock".
Produce a dance Saturday, to the ball will be
-March 6 in the Centennial Admission to the ball will be
,Building. $6.00 per couple. Tickets are
: The dance will be held in the on sale by members of both
:Centennial Building here in fire departments.

Sharks End Regular Season with 12-10 Record

The. Port St. Joe Sharks
ended their cage season Mon-
day night, with an easy 88-71
win over Apalachicola, ending
their season with 12 wins and
10- losses. In other action
during the past week, the
Sharks lost to Rickards, 69-56
Friday night of last week and
won over Liberty County, 67-42
last Thursday night.
In the Bristol game, both
teams started off slow, with
only 16 points scored in the
first period. The Sharks jump-
ed on the Bulldogs for 17 points
in the second period to take a
26-13 halftime lead and domi-
nated the game the rest of the

Cub Scouts

Visit Museum

Recently, Den Two and
Three of the Cub' Scouts
traveled to Panama City to
tour the Jr. Museum, with its
current Bicentennial theme.
Exhibited were items from the
first printing press to the
modern day voting machine.
Each boy had a chance to
cast his vote on the machine.
.Highlight of the day was the
boys acting out a script to a
trial in a courtroom setting.
Those attending were: Brad
Pridgoen, Tim McFarland,
Cecil Lyons, Kyle Grossman,
David.Pridgeon, Keith Pres-
nell, Tommy Williams, Jamie
Lester, Mike Huggins and
leaders Mrs. Perry McFar-
land and Mrs. Cecil Lyons, Jr.

Do It



with materials &
tools from Earley

Stanley tools
Custom Cut


Hdwe. & Supply
Phone 229-2763
Hwy 98 Hiland View

?gal Advertising


..-Pursuant to Section 13 of Chapter 717,
:-Florida Statutes, entitled "Florida Dis-
:position of Unclaimed Property Act",
-notice is hereby given that the persons
-listed below appear to be the owners of
u'nclalmed personal or intangible pro-
.perty presumed abandoned. THIS DOES
'-Account Number: F119'1-0002, Apparent
:Owner, Ashley, Mrs. Wayne, 1401 Consti-
tution Dr., Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456;
-.F.1191-0001, Ashley Wayne, 1401 Consti.-
'tutlon Dr., Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456;
SF.1191.0003, Belin, Jake C., 1601 Garri-
-son Ave., Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456; F-1191-
0004, Belin, Myrle F., 1601 Garrison
Ave., Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456; F.1191-
-0006, Cooper, George W. or Wilma
Frances, P. 0. Box 726, Port St. Joe, Fla.
'4256; F.1191-0009, Hodrick, Susie, Ave.
-D, Box 262, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456;
F-.1191-0010, I L A Local 1713, James
-Wise,Treas.; F-1191-0011, Lister, Claude
-E., Wewahitchka, Fla. 32465; F.1191-
,0012, Mitchell, Thomas J.; F-0135-0004,
Stikes Jr., Henry A. or Mrs. H. A. or
Henry P., 101 Allen Memorial Way, Port
St. Joe, Fla. 32456.
Information concerning the amount or
description of the Property and 4he
names and address of the holder may be
obtained by any person possessing an
interest in the property by addressing an
Inquiry to GERALD A. LEWIS, State
Comptroller, Abandoned Property Sec-
tion, Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida 32304.
Be sure to mention account number,
name and address, as published in this
notice. Unless proof of ownership is pre-
sented to the holder by May 7, 1976, the
-property will be delivered to the Com-
ptroller of Florida. Thereafter, all
further claims must be directed to the
Comptroller of Florida.
BID NO. 199
'The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
invites bids on the following described
corrugated galvanized steel culvert
pipe: .
.440' of 30" Asphalt coated (triple dip)
16 gauge corrugated galvanized steel
culvert pipe in 20' lengths;
.160' of 30" Asphalt coated (triple dip)
12 gauge corrugated galvanized steel
culvert pipe in 20' lengths;
.300' of 48" Asphalt coated (triple dip)
12 gauge corrugated galvanized steel
culvert pipe In 20' lengths
; 34-30" Bands, asphalt coated;
18-48" Bands, asphalt coated
Bids shall be sealed in an envelope
and plainly marked "Bid No. 199". 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
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., March 9, 1976. Bid opening will
be held at the Regular City Commission
Meeting 'March 9, 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 2-26
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
invites bids on the following described
1-150 B Del-Monox Single Cartridge
Unit. For Compressed Air Breathing to-
meet OSHA Standards.
Bids shall be sealed in an envelope and
plainly marked "Bid No. WWP94". 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 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., March 9, 1976. Bid opening will
be held at the Regular City Commission
Meeting March 9, 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 2.26
IN RE: The Marriage of
Husband, Respondent,
Wife, Petitioner.
TO: Daniel Graham Brinson, Jr.
c-o Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Graham
Brinson, Sr.
Box 213
Pollocksville, North Carolina 28573
a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed and you are required to
serve a copy of your Answer or other
response to the Petition on Petitioner's

P. O. Box 248
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Circuit
Court Clerk's Office, Gulf County Court-
house, Port St. Joe, Florida, on or before
the 26th day of March, 1976. If you fail to
do so, a Final Judgment for the relief
sought may be granted by Default.
DATED this the 20th day of February,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: -s- Margaret S. Core,
Deputy Clerk 4t2-26

Case No. 76-30
IN RE: The Matter of the
Adoption of
TO: Monroe Alvin Marshall
South Lizella Road
Lizella, Ga. 31052
FIED that a Petition for Adop-
tion has been filed and you are
required to serve a copy of
your Answer or other response
to the Petition on Petitioner's
P. O. Box 248
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in
the Circuit Court 'Clerk's Of-
fice, Gulf County Courthouse,
Port St. Joe, Florida, on or
before the 26th day of March,
1976. If you fail to do so, a
Final Judgment for the relief
sought may be granted by De-
DATED this the 25th day of
February, 1976.
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: -s- Margaret S. Core,
Deputy Clerk 4t 2-26

Johnny Jenkins led the
Sharks' scoring with 18 points
followed by Ward and Davis
with 10 each.
Read led the Bulldogs with
13 points.
Scoie by quarters:
Port St. Joe 9 17 17 24-67
Liberty Co. 7 6 13 16-42
PORT ST. JOE-Jenkins,
8-2-18; C. Daniels, 2-0-4; Gant,
1-1-3; Larry, 4-0-8; L. Daniels,
1-0-2; Ward, 5-0-10; R. Dan-
iels, 4-0-8; Davis, 5-0-10; Wat-
son, 2-0-4.
LIBERTY-Moran, 4-4-12;
Reddick, 2-0-4; Read. 6-1-13;

Baby bed, car seat, bouncer
walker, stroller and play pen,
all in excel. condition. (Rea-
sonably priced) Call 229-4193
or come by 203 13th St. for
more information. 2tp 2-26.

13'4" Boston Whaler with 50
h.p. Mercury and 16' heavy
duty galvanized trailer with
12" tires. $1,900.00. Call Wewa
after 4:00 p.m: 639-5678.
4tp 2-26.

Rummage Sale: Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, across
from Highland View Super-
ette, nine a.m. to five p.m.

No. 1 Drive-In Theater
Apalachicola, Fla.
Saturday Only! Feb. 28
Held Over by Popular
Come early and get a good
place on our ramps.

1976 Trojan Express Crui-
ser, all fiberglass, 25.5' length,
beam 10.5", top cond., com-
pletely equipped. $8,500. Call
Apalachicola, 653-8139..
tfc 2-12

1970 20' Aristrocrat travel
trailer, fully self-contained
with air cond. Also Reese
hitch and equalizer, $2,250.00.
229-6797. tfc 1-29

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. tfc 6-151,

Two lots with extras in
Lester Subdivision. Call after
five pnm. 229-3941 It 2-26

3 BR house, 1 bath
link fence, 3 lots, 50' x
Located at Land's L
area, phone 639-2217.

For Sale by Owner
Two lots with highway front-
age, located in Ward Ridge.
City water and sewage avail-
able. Call after 5:00 p.m.,
229-5296.. tfc 1-29

3 BR house and two-story
apartment building. Call 229-
6538. tfc 12-11
2 BR furnished house and
two unit furnished apartment
building, only $29,500 at 1505
Monument Ave. By owner.'
tfc 1-29

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

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

Flowers, 0-3-3; Rudd, 3-2-8;
. Brown, 1-0-2; Nobles, 0-0-0.

Friday night, the Sharks
couldn't put it together in the
first half and lost to Rickards
of Tallahassee, 69-56. The
Redskins scored more points
in the second, period alone,
than the Sharks scored in the
entire first half before the
local's big guns could get
Rickards had 36 points in the
first half, with 26 of them
scored in the second period.
The Sharks had 24 points for
the half.

The Sharks bounced back in
the second half but couldn't
bounce high enough.
Preston Gant had himself a'
night against the Redskins
leading the Sharks with 24
points and 21 rebounds.
Sermon led the Redskins
with 29 points.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 12 12 11 21-56
Rickards, 10 26 12 21-69
PORT ST. JOE-Jenkins,
3-3-9; Larry, 1-3-5; DaVis,
1-0-2; L. Daniels, 2-0-4; Ward,
1-1-3; Gant, 9-6-24; Watson,
0-0-0; R. Daniels, 0-1-1; C.
Daniels, 4-0-8.

RICKARDS-T. Sermon, 13-
3-29; Tookes, 1-0-2; Dockery,
0-2-2; Dyreson, 6-0-12; R. Ser-
mon, 7-3-17; Dukes, 0-0-0;
Williams, 1-1-3; Mitchell, 2-

Monday night, the Sharks
ended their regular season
with an easy win over Apala-
chicola. The Sharks bounded
off to a 31-14 margin in the
first period and coasted to
their twelfth win of the season.
Four Sharks scored in the
double figures with Johnny
Jenkins leading the way with
23. Carey Daniels had 19

NOTICE There will be a regular
15 acres on Wetappo Creek As of this date, February 12, communication of Port St. Joe
between Overstreet and 1976, I will not be responsible Lodge No. 111, F. & A.M.,
Wewahitchka. Call 229-5136 or for bills made by anyone other every first and third Thursday
229-3107. 4---22 than myself. at 8:00 p.m.
3 BR masonry house -s- Earl Major F. E. BROGDON
3 BR masonry house -s arl Major. Everett McFarland, Sec.

with denn on 1/2 lot with
chainlink fence. Priced
for quick sale at $22,000.

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

Reg. Real Estate Broker
221 Reid Ave. 227-3491
Port St. Joe, Fla.

2 Bedroom furnished apart-
ment, 522V2 Third St., 229-3011.
tfc 2-26

2 Bedroom apartment fur-
nished, corner of 14th & Palm
Blvd. 227-4311. tfc 2-26

Furnished: apartment for
rent, 4 rooms, bath, 1 BR,
lower apt., adults. 510 8th St.
Call 229-6394. tfc 2-12

1 BR furnished apartment,
1506 Long Ave. 229-6688. tfc 2-5

Furnished two and three BR
houses, at Beacon Hill, by
week. Bill Carr or call 229-
6474. tfc 3-13

Unfurnished house, 2 BR, at
Overstreet, newly decorated,
648-5124. ltp 2-26

3 BR furnished mobile home
at Overstreet. Call 648-7581.
tfc 2-19

Trailer for rent: 3 BR, bath,
central air & heat. Contact
Nell Smith after 6:00 p.m. at
511 Woodward Ave. or 229-
6501. tfc 2-19

For Rent: 2 BR mobile
home at St. Joe Beach. Phone
648-4976. tfc 1-29

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

, chain GROUND, 15th ST., MEXICO
tfc 2-19 BEACH, 648-3600. tfc 5-8

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

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

Needed: Carrier for the
Panama City News-Herald
for the areas of Garrison &
16th St. to 20th St., and
from 16th St. & Palm Blvd.
to Monument and Consti-
tution Dr. Contact Joyce
Clayton at 227-7081. It

1 4Ep t-1
R.A.M.-Regular convaca-
tion on St. Joseph Chapter No.
56. R.A.M. 1st and 3rd Mon-
days, 8 p.m. All visiting
companions welcome.
J. L. SIMS, H.P.
E. William McFarland, Sec.

Every Thursday & Saturday
American Legion Hall
Sponsored by American
Legion Post 116
tfc 10-9

Complete Wood Shop
Custom Cut Lumber
Want to Do It Yourself?
Then come see us for Stan-
ley tools, hardware, paneling, ,
paint, lumber.
Earley's Hardware &
Building Supply
Hwy. 98 W. 229-2763

Lawn & Gardening Needs
Small Engine Repairs
Economy Motors &
Garden Center
301 Hwy. 98, H.V.
tfc 2-12

Painting-Interior or Exterior
By the Hour or Job .v-
Call Ronald Ross 229-6822.
tfc 2-5

Isn't it time you improved
the value of your home? A
fresh coat of paint will do it.
For low off-season rates, call
229-6394.* Make your home a
Bicentennial Beauty. Guaran-
teed lowest rate going. tfc 2-5

Port St. Joe-Gulf Co. CofC
Call 227-2501 or go by the
Chamber office, Municipal
Building, 5th St., Monday thru
Friday, 9-12 EST. tfc 5-1

Septic Tanks Pumped Out
Carefoot Septic Tank
229-8227, 22.9-2351,
and 229-6694
tfc 8-21

All types carpet and vinyl
flooring installed. 10 years
experience. For free measure-
ment and estimate, call Ron-
ald Ross, 229-6822. tfc 2-5

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

Need help with your
If So Call

PAINT Dealer in
Port St. Joe


306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida

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

Beach cottage for rent. In-
quire at Smith's Pharmacy.
tfc 2-12

Furnished 3 BR house, auto.
heat, washing machine. 229-
6777 after 6 p.m. tfc 2-26

Dirt Hauling &
Land Clearing
1905 Long Avenue
2tc 2-19
Fri. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 4 p.m.
St. James Episcopal Church
Parish House
tfc 4-24
Saw Filing-handsaws,
skillsaws and table saws. Call
Bert Hall 229-6185 or come to
White City, first white house.
on left behind Gulf Station.
tfc 2-5

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

All Types
99Q-A9 n or 2299-6447

Visit or call the
Counseling Infor
Center of the Panhan
coholism Council, In
Reid Avenue, Port S
.Phone 229-3515.

Complete Commerical or
Offered for Carpets
Wax for Floors
Also plumber available for
routine repairs.

A New Service At


For Information, Come by
or Call ttfc6-2
107 Second Street
Phone 227-4401

Going Fishing.
Stop here first
for a complete
line of

Fishing Tackle

Hurlbut Supply
306 Reid Ave.

points, Preston Gant, 15 and
Kim Davis 10.
R. Joseph led the Oyster-
men with 16 points.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 31 18 18 21---88
Apalachicola 14 20 15'22-71
PORT ST. JOE-Jenkins,
10-3-23; C. Daniels, 7-5-19;
Gant, 7-1-15; Larry, 1-2-4; L.
Daniels, 0-0-0; Roy, 4-1-9; R.
Daniels, 3-0-6; Davis, 4-2-10;
Watson, 1-0-2.
5-1-11; R. Joseph, 7-2-16; Mil-
linder, 2-2-6; M. Joseph, 6-2-
14; Lane, 2-0-4; Clay, 2-0-4;
Brown, 5-4-14; Myers, 0-2-2.

Furnished 2 BR house, auto.
heat, washer & dryer, 229-6777c
after six p.m. tfc 2-26

1968 VW, looks sharp, fair,
tires; 8' x 40' house trailer,
ideal for camp. Phone 648-i
5441. ltc 2-26:

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

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

Wouldn't You Really
Rather Have Caboe TV?

For Cable TV
Installation In Port St. Joe
S.1th aW Fint MIMrIl
Phone 229-7232-
Or Visit the Telephone Company
Business Office

Nothing is Better
for Your Carpets -
than Steam Cleaning
Window Cleaning Jani-
torial Carpet Experts

tfc 9-20 General Contracting, resi-
dential, add-ons, repairs, re-
Alcohol novations. No jobs too small, -
all work guaranteed. Call
mdle Al- Jack Hall. 229-6321.
0 1 tfc 1-29

1c. 321
3t. Joe.
tfc 1-30

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


Heating, Cooling &
Electric Service

Commercial or Residential
Installation & Service


Port St. Joe
Owned & Operated by
Edward & Tommy Smith ;
fc 8l-14

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

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 1976



of the

Gulf County Commission

The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
met on January 27, in regular
session with the following
members present: Eldridge
Money, Chairman; T. D.
(Doc) Whitfield; S. C. Player;
Everett Owens, Jr. and Otis
Davis, Jr. Others present
were: George Y. Core, Clerk;
Jerry Gates, Finance .Officer;
William J. Rish, Attorney;
Lloyd Whitfield, Road Super-
intendent; C. E. Daniell, Mos-
quito Control Supervisor; Ric-
hard Lancaster, Civil Defense
Director; and Jimmy Wil-
liams, Deputy Sheriff.
The meeting came to order
at 7:30 p.m. The Attorney
opened the meeting with pray-
er and led in the pledge to the
Because of the number of
citizens present, the meeting
was moved to the court room.
Pursuant to notice to re-'
ceive bids to sell the Mosquito
Control Department parts for'



LBis Traylor
SR. 1, Box 72
Wewahitchka, Fla.
: Plaintiff
Gtover "Buddy" McLemore
&,or Latrell McLemore
Rt. 1, Dalkeith
WLwahitchka, Fla.
NOTICE is hereby given that I, Ray.
mond Lawrence, Sheriff of Gulf County,
Flbrida, under and by virtue of a Writ of
Execution heretofore issued out of the
above entitled Court, in the above
entitled cause, having levied upon the
following personal property, situate,.
lying and being in ,Gulf County, Florida,
S1971 Chevrolet Truck, Id. no. C5141360.
3107, Title no. 10339927, Tag no, 66-GH-
254, 6 cyl., f
: and
1970 Plymouth, Id. no. PM41GOD-
228908, Decal no. 7090738, tag no. 66-W-
and that upon the 12th day of March,
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 Court
House 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 pro-
perty 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 Sheriff Department
4t 2-19

DeWayne Manuel
d.b.a- Western Auto Store
P. 0. Box 711
Wewahitchka, Fla.
David E. Abrahamson
& or wife Betty Abrahamson
Rt. 1, Box 57
Wewahitchka, Fla.
NOTICE is hereby given that I,
Raymond 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
entitled cause, having levied upon the
following personal property, situate,
lying and being in Gulf County, Florida,
to-wit: 0
1967 Pont. 2 dr. Id no. .237077P225219,
Title no. 2423682; Tag no. 66.001285
and that upon the'12th day of March,
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. Jye, Gulf County,
Fla., I will offer for sale and sell to the
highest bidder for cash, in hand, the
above described property, as the pro-
perty of said Defendants, to satisfy said
execution. Said property to be sold at
sale as subject to any and all existing
-s- RaymoAd Lawrence, Sheriff
Gulf County Sheriff Department
4t 2-19
DeWayne Manuel
d-b-a Western Auto Store
P. 0. Box 711
Wewahitchka, Fla.
George Sheresh
Rt. 3, Box 46
Wewahitchka, Fla.
NOTICE is hereby given that I, Ray.
mohd 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
entitled cause, having levied upon the
following personal property, situate,
lyirg and being in Gulf County, Florida,
:Lots 7 & 8 of Gulf County Land Co.
subdivision and that upon the 5th day of
March, A.D. 1976, during the legal hour
of sale, namely, 2:00 o'clock in the after-
noon, 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
thelhighest bidder for cash, in hand, the
aboie described property, as the pro-
perly 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 2-12

the repair of LS78 Link Belt
Dragline, the following bids
were received: 1. Ring Power
(Jacksonville), $1,400.92; 2.
Ring Power Corp. (Tallahas-
see), $1,422.56; and 3) Equip-
ment Service Co., Inc.,
Whereupon, there was a
motion by Comm. Player,
seconded by Comm. Whitfield,
and unanimously carried, that
the bid of Ring Power Corp. of
Jacksonville, be accepted and
the Supervisor .is hereby
authorized to place a purchase
order for the advertised
Pursuant to notice to receive
bids to construct an ambu-
lance building, the following
bidds were received: 1) Kol-
metz Construction, $41,000.00;
2) Griffin, $38,000.00; and
3) J. B. Jinks, $47,363.00.
Whereupon, there was a
Motion by Comm. Owens,
seconded by Comm. Whitfield,
and unanimously carried, that

IN RE: The Marriage of
Case NO. 76
Greenville, South Carolina
a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your answer
or pleading to the Petition on Petition.
er's Attorney, RAYMOND L. SY-
FRETT, 0. 0. Box 1186, 311 Magnolia
Avenue, Panama City, Florida, and file
the original answer or pleading in the
office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on
or before the 15th day of March, 1976. If
you fail to do so, judgment by default
will be taken against you for the relief
demanded in the Petition.
This notice shall be published once
each week for four consecutive weeks In
The Star, a newspaper printed in Port St.
Joe, Florida.
DONE AND ORDERED this 5th day of
February, 1976.
Clerk.of the Circuit Court
By: Margaret S. Core
As Deputy Clerk
G. ROBBINS, Husband, and SHIR-
c-o Lavon Confehr
3048 N. 85th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona
an action for dissolution of marriage has
been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on William E. Harris,
Attorney for Petitioner, whose address
is 406 Magnolia Avenue, Panama City,
Florida, 32401, and file the original with
the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or
before the 15th day of March, 1976,
otherwise a judgement may be entered
against you for the relief demandeU In
said Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal this 4th
day of February, 1976.
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Margaret S. Core,
Deputy Clerk
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
invites bids on the following described
. 1-Y.S.I. Self Stirring B.O.D. Probe,
Model no. 5720
2-Y.S.I. Cable Adaptor, model no.
1-Y.S.I. Field Oxygen Probe, Model
no. 5739
1-Y.S.I. Detachable Cable 50 ft.,
Model no. 5740.50 .
1-Y.S.I. Dissolved Oxygen Meter,
model no. 57
Bids shall be sealed in an envelope and
plainly marked "Bid No. WWP95". 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 submitted to the City
Clerk's Office, P. 0. Box A, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32456, on or before 5:00 P.M.,
E.S.T., March 9, 1976. Bid opening will
be held at the Regular City Commission
meeting March 9, 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 2-19

The Gulf County School Board will
receive bids until 9:00 A.M., EST, March
2, 1976 in the office of the Superintendent
of Schools on one 1967 Ford F600 Dump
Truck No. F61CCAS7921. Minimum bid
of S300.00. This vehicle may be seen at
the Port St. Joe High School Auto
Mechanics Shop.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.

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: ST. JOE MACHINE
Location of Business: 506 First Street
-s- Emory L. Stephens 4t 2-12
We the undersigned, being duly sworn,
do hereby declare under oath that the
names of all persons Interested in the
business or profession carried on under
the name of THE DECORATING
PLACE at 210 16th St., Port St. Joe, Fla.
32456 and th.e extent of the interest of
each, is as follows:
Laura F. Ramsey, Owner.
-s- Laura F. Ramsey

all bids be held for up to 30
days to allow the architect to
study and make his recom-
mendation as to the lowest and
best bid.
Pursuant to notice to receive
applications from all persons
interested in the position of
County Service Officer and
Civil Defense Director, the
following -applications were
Norman Franklin Hodges;
Gerald Dexter Norwood; Les-
lie Junior Nichols; George Al-
frod Glaze and Albert Trenton
Whereupon, there was a
motion by Comm. Player,
seconded by Comm. Davis,
and unanimously carried, that
all applications be held for
J. C. Gissendaner appeared
before the Board and discuss-
ed the proposed dam on the
Apalachicola River near
Blou stown. He said the Apa-,
lachiiola River is a great
source of income and could
become a greater income pro-
ducing resource if this pro-
posed'dam is constructed. He
told of the growth, economy,
advantage of water-borne
freight, as to oyster produc-
tion a~n additional payrolls.
After discussing this matter
for 45 minutes, he presented
brochures on the subject mat-
ter ad:fliscussed.
Wayne Childers questioned
some of the information as
being a documented fact.
Mr. Gissendaner left the
meeting at this point.
Robert Livingston, PhD, a
marine scientist, appeared be-
fore the Board in opposition to
the proposed dam. He said he
is employed by the Board of
County Commissioners of
Franklin County in making a
long-term study of the Apa-
lachicola Bay. He told the
Commission that Mr. Gissen-
daner's presentation contain-
ed many half-truths designed
"to sh6w' hig ptirpose only HBe
then said, "I deal only in
scientific facts which cannot
be disputed;" that his work is
not to favor or to oppose any
idea as to the river and bay,
but only. to determine scien-
tific truth. He said the project
is designed to draw industry to
be located on the river, which
in turn draws people; that
both offer poisonous pollution
that will find its way to the
river and will then flow to the
bay where it will infect all
marine life. He said he regret-
ted that Mr. Gissendaner saw
fit to leave the meeting while
the subject he introduced was
still at issue.
George Atkins, Dr. Finlay
Corbin and Donnell Whitfield,
County Commissioners of Cal-
houn County, each spoke in
opposition to the dam. They
presented a copy of. a resolu-
tion adopted by the Board of
County Commissioners of Cal-
houn County opposing the
dam. Michael Dorsey, Presi-
dent, 4Wewahitchka Jaycees,
read a letter from his or-
ganization in opposition to the
The~ Chairman announced
that tlis Board has heretofore
unanimously gone on record
oppos&ig the dam and con-
tinues0to oppose it at the pre-
sent time.
Dick Lamberson, Chairman
of the 911 Emergency Com-
munication System Commit-
tee filed a written report
showing the provisions of the
law and how it affects Gulf
County. He said that the
County must provide for the
911 Emergency System, thd
cost to be paid from local
funds. He then presented a
proposal from St. Joseph Tele-
phone and Telegraph Com-
pany wherein the following
two systems can be provided,
1. A call relay system at
$229.50 per month plus $42.50
installation fee)
2. Automatic call transfer
system at $438.91 per month
(plus $50.25 installation fee).
After discussing both sys-
tems, Mr. Lamberson.recom-
mended the call relay system
because it would cost much
less than the automatic call
system. The Chairman said
the Board will not take action
on this matter at this meeting.
The Board having hereto-
fore requested Mr. Lamber-
son to pursue the matter of ob-
taining a state grant for a

county-wide emergency medi-

cal services communications
system; that he filed the nec-
essary application, which has
resulted in the approval of a
$17,200.00 grant. He then pre-
sented the contract to be exe-
cuted by the Board. He in-
formed the Board that the
required equipment can, be
purchased under the state
contract price of $34,374.85
from the General Electric
Company; it will take six to
nine months for delivery after
the order is placed which
would make the payment
come due after the next bud-
get is adopted. He recom-
mended that the Board place
an order at this time because
the state contract price will
soon expire and the next con-
tract price will be about 22
percent higher. The Board
tabled this matter for study.
Bob Smith, Civil Defense
Coordinator for the Northwest
Florida area, appeared before
the Board and discussed the
.Civil Defense program. He
told the Board that Gulf Coun-
ty was one of the smallest
counties, yet had one of the
best programs in the state. He
used a slide prevention to in-
form the Board as to its obliga-
tions in the matter of Civil De-,
fense. After a question and'
answer period, he said he has
been informed the Board was
considering combining the
Civil Defense and Veterans
'Office. He recommended a
full-time Civil Defense Direc-
tor, but if the two offices are
combined, he will work with
the director to see that a good
Civil Defense program is
maintained. He said the Coun-
ty would continue to receive
matching funds on a 50-50
basis for all Civil Defense
expenditures. He said if a new
director is employed, he would.
be required to take a one-week
training course the first year,
which would be paid for by the
B. M. Janowski asked the
Board to reverse its decision
to combine the Civil Defense
and Veterans Office.
Leo Kennedy presented a
petition containing 934 names,
requesting the Board to re-
view and reconsider the mer-
ger of the Veterans and Civil
Defense Office. He also pre-
ented a copy of a resolution
adopted jointly by the Ameri-
can Legion Post 116, Ameri-
can Legion Post 211, and Vet-
erans of Foreign. Wars Post
10,0692 Said resolution oppos-
ing legislation (HB 4120) that:
would place the County Ser-
vice Officers under the juris-
diction of the State of Florida.
The Chairman thanked Mr.
Kennedy and assured him the
Board was also opposing HB
4120 and that the request in the
petition for the Board to re-
view and reconsider its action
taken on January 13, 1976, to
combine the Civil Defense and
Veterans Office will be grant-
The Chairman then called
for the Board members to re-
view and reconsider its action
to combine the two offices. He
said that before he calls for a
vote on the question, that
everyone present is invited to
speak on the subject.
George A. Glaze announced
that he was an applicant for
the combined position, that at
the present time a citizen
cannot find the Veterans Offi-
cer or the Civil Defense Direc-
tor when they go to these
offices because they are each
only part-time employees and
They both have a. regular job
elsewhere, but a full-time
director will be on the job all
W. C. Robinson said he dis-
agreed with Mr. Glaze if he,
was insinuating that the Civil
Defense director was not per-
forming his duties because'he
knows that he does more than
other directors. He recom-
mended that the two offices
continue as separate opera-
George L. Cooper observed
that because of what Bob,
Smith said, the Board ought
not to combine the offices.
Asa B. Pratt informed the
Commission it should refrain
from combining the two jobs
because all of the C.D. volun
teers have resigned in the face
of the action already taken.
Mrs. Judith Harvey said
that in the interest of all
veterans, the county should

have a full-time officer and
this has not been the case in
the past. He said, "Just ask
any veteran who has helped
Leo Kennedy told the Board
of the growth of the Veterans
office over the past 15 years
and of the great increase in
the dollar recovery during
that period.
After lengthy discussion,
Comm. Player stated that he
cannot see how the combined
offices will work and it is his
belief that they should be kept

separate. He then made a
motion that the action by this
Board on January 13, 1976, to
combine the Civil Defense and
Veterans 'Office be rescinded
and continue the two- offices
as they now are until the next
budget and at that time let the
people decide by placing the
question on a referendum bal-
At this point in the meeting,
the Chairman gave his seat as
presiding officer to the vice
chairman, Comm. Owens, at
which time,- Comm. Money
seconded the motion. The fol-
lowing voted Aye: Player and
Money. Nay: Whitfield,
Owens and Davis.
Comm. Owens assured
those present that his action
in this matter was for no other
purpose except to provide
better service in each of the
areas involved; that there
was nothing personal involved
in his decision and that he was
certain that both the Veterans
Officer and the Civil Defense
Director were doing an out-
standing job as part-time offi-
cers. He then said that several
of those present requested
that the people of the county
be given an opportunity to
vote on this question in the
general election, therefore, he
made a motion that the fol-
lowing question be placed on a
referendum ballot in the 1976
general election, to-wit:
1. Combine the C.D. and
Veterans Office with one full-
time director and one full-time
2. Separate the C.D. and
Veterans Office with two part-
time directors and two full-
time secretaries.
Motion seconded by Comm.
Davis, and upon vote all
members voted in favor of the
The Chairman asked if .the
Board wanted to make a deci-
sion as to the employment of a
director for this combined
position. After discussion,
there was a motion by Comm.
Owens,' seconded by Comm.
Player to employ Albert
Thames, the present Service
Officer at a salary of $8,200.00
per annum, beginning Febr-
uary 2, 1976. The following
voted Aye: Owens, Player,
Whitfield and the Chairman.
Nay: Davis.
Richard Lancaster told the
Board that from the first day
he took over the Civil Defense
Department, with no salary,
his, only purpose was to..pro-
vide the best Civil Defense
services possible; that the
change cannot be to save
money as indicated because
there is not that much money
involved. He then discussed
the costs of operating the Civil
Defense and the amount that
would be saved would be less'
than $3,000.00. He said he be-
lieves combining the two of-
fices cannot work for the best
interest of the people.
Mrs. Lancaster said that she
knew her husband's thinking
about this matter .and she
assured the Board that he only
wanted the very best service
possible for the Civil Defense
program and one of his fears
was that in a combined office,
too much time would be spent
on veterans business, but that
he was certainly not against
the veterans in any way.
The Gulf County Recrea-
tional Department requested

Now Is the Perfect

Time to Plant Trees

By Ralph J. Edenfield
County Forester
The present snappy weather
is the perfect time for planting
Although many trees may
be planted year-round, parti-
cularly those grown in con-
tainers, survival with minimal
care is invariably better if the
winter planting period is ob-
served, says the Division of
Forestry, Florida Department
of Agriculture & Consumer
When the weather cools,
tree growth slows down and in
many species, ceases. Fores-
ters refer to this condition as
"winter dormancy".
While seedlings are dor-
mant, they are much less like-
ly to, be affected by shock of
transplanting and tend to re-
quire much less water than
when actively growing. This
trait allows the seedling to es-
tablish its feeder root system
before heavy growth demands
are plAced on it.
It is not enough, however,
simply to dig a hole and throw
the seedling into it. Many fac-
tors must be considered in the
planting of shade and orna-
mental trees.
First, one must consider the
desired results. What do you
want the tree to produce?
Shade? Flowers? Accent for
the home? A border for your
lot? Screen for your yard? Or
something else entirely? To
make this decision, learn what

payment in the amount of
$6,000.00 as the counties' con-
tribution for the 1976 program.
Upon motion by Comm. Play-
er, seconded by Comm.
Owens, and unanimously car-
ried, the Clerk was directed to
make this payment from Fed-
eral Revenue sharing.
The Big Bend Health Plan-
nirig Council requested pay-
ment of $1,400.00, as hereto-
fore approved by this Board.
Upon motion by Comm. Davis,
seconded by Comm. Owens,
and unanimously carried, that
said bill be paid from the
General Fund and the Finance
Officer make the necessary
budget transfer from the re-
serves for conuingenies into
the proper account number for
this purpose.
The following applications
for employment were re-
ceived: Johnnie 'Marrie
Vathis, Dorothy Yvonne Wil-
liams, Ronnie Keith Davis and
Earl W. Blakenship.
The Department of the
Army, Corps of Engineers
advised the Board as to its
study being made on the Chip-
ola River Cut-off as to stream-
bank erosion that is endan-
gering SR-22A. The most eco-
nomical solution appears to be
the relocation of a portion of
said highway that is endan-
gered. This is not a final con-
The Chairman ordered this
meeting recessed until Jan-
uary 28, 1976, at 5:00 p.m.
Eldridge Money, Chairman
George Y. Core, Clerk

species may be appropriate
for the use you have in mind.
You may want to consult an
expert, such as a forester
or nurseryman.
Second, one should.take into
account the site, or location
available. What kind of soil is
present? Is the site well-drain-
ed, or does water stand on ii
for long periods?'How large is
the area? Will it accommodate
the selected species when the
tree is full-grown?
Third, you should be aware
of any potential disadvantages

of the species you have ten-
tatively selected. Will the
roots interfere with your spe-
tic tank or sewer lines? Will it
withstand high winds when
planted on the site? Is its fruit
poisonous to children that
might be tempted to taste?
Fourth, you should consider
the care the tree will require.
Does it require frequent fer-
tilization or pruning? Is it sus-
ceptible to common insects
and diseases? Is it cold toler-
ant? If you live near the
beach, is it salt tolerant?

State Rules

Now Govern

Water Wells

TALLAHASSEE-Implementation of water well
construction regulations began January 1, 1976. This
rule of the Northwest Florida Water Management
District, Chapter 16G-3, Florida Administrative Code,
also requires permitting of all wells over two inches
inside diameter.
Properly constructed wells are essential to the
protection of the ground water resources. Improperly
constructed wells may permit direct flow of contam-
inated surface water into the well or provide free lines
of communication between aquifers of different quality
and pressure. This interchange of water can result in
irreversible damage to the underground water system.
Construction of any well disrupts the geologic integrity
of an area.
As the population of north Floida grows, the
number of wells will also increase. The importance of
assuring that these wells are properly constructed is
becoming more important than ever.
The permitting system involves a request for
.permit to drill a well over two inches inside diameter.
A small fee schedule based on the size of the well is
established. A notification of intent is required to drill a
well with an inside diameter of two inches or less.
It is essential that the District have prior notice of
a well being drilled, as there is no effective means of
checking for proper well construction after a Well is
"The permitting process is an initial and
important step toward protecting the ground water
resources in the panhandle," said Calvin Winter,
Executive Director of the District. "Ground water is
the most dependable source of drinking water for the
citizens of northwest Florida and it must be protected
from waste and contamination."
Though the well owner is responsible for.acquiring
eoapirp&mit4d drai awell,,the inostexpedientiprocedure is .';
through the licensed well 'driller.
Any water well contractor who operates in Florida
is required to have a license. This license is issued
after the contractor has passed tests and is bonded.
This license number is to be prominently displayed on
his drilling rig.
Not only is the licensed well contractor operating
within the laws of the state of Florida, he is more likely
to construct a well that will prevent contamination. A
local well contractor will also be familiar with the
geologic structure of the area in which you wish to have
a well drilled.
Another reason for the permitting procedure of the
District's rule is there is a shortage of reliable data on
the ground wat&r acquifers of northwest Florida. The
permits are often issued with certain restrictions
which will assist in the data collection effort.
With the expected growth of north Florida, and the
increase in private homeowners who will construct
wells, it is important to assure compliance with all
state regulations governing these wells. Names of
licensed water well contractors are available for your
area from your local authorities as well as from the
Department of Environmental Regulation and the
Northwest Florida Water Management District.
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Port St. Joe High School Thursday, March 4
Lunchroom Menus Dry lima beans with ham,
hamburger with bun, potato
Monday, March I chips, cabbage slaw, pineap-
Pizza, luncheon meat sand- ple upside down cake, corn-
wich, buttered potatoes, cab- bpa
bage, carrot & raisin slaw, Friday March 5
peanut butter cake, bread, Tuna salad, grilled cheese
milk. sandwich, French fries, Eng-
Tuesday, March 2 lish peas, lettuce, tomato, pic-
Hamburger with bun, kles, jello with topping, milk.
French fries, green salad,
whole kernel corn, peach with Elementary Schools
cookie, rolls, crackers. ,Lunchroom Menus
Wednesday, March 3 Monday, March 1
Oven fried chicken, rice Pizza, buttered potatoes,
with gravy, green beans, cabbage, carrot and raisin
tomato slice, applesauce, slaw, peanut butter cake,
bread, milk. milk.

Tuesday, March 2
Hamburger with bun,
French fries, baked beans,
tomato, lettuce, pickles,
onions, apple crisp, milk.
Wednesday, March 3
Fried chicken, rice and
gravy, green beans, tomato
slice, fruit cocktail, rolls,
bread, milk.
Thursday, March 4
Lima beans with ham, cab-
bage slaw, whole kernel corn,
peach half with cookie, corn-
bread, milk.
Friday, March 5
Tuna salad on lettuce,
French fries, green limas,
brownie, crackers, milk.

Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Gant
wish to express their sincere
thanks to everyone for the
many acts of 'kindness shown
to their family following the
loss of their home by fire. We
appreciate and will never for-
get those who were so thought-

PEIRCE will update area nautical charts

NOAA to Survey Accuracy

of Gulf Navigation Charts

Intensive on-the-spot inves-
tigations designed to update
five nautical charts of the
Florida coastal areas between
Pensacola and Port St. Joe
will be conducted from Feb-
ruary 22 through April 10 by
the Commerce Department's
National Oceanic and Atmos-
pheric Administration.

The investigations are a
part of the NOAA's National
Ocean Survey program to
evaluate its marine surveys
and charts, and will be carried
out by the Norfolk, Va.-based
The PEIRCE, which is a
163-foot, 760-ton ship with a
complement of 39 officers and

crew, will work out of Pensa-
cola from February 22 to
March 19 and from Panama
City from March 20 to April 10,
The ship will evaluate the
adequacy on existing charts of
sounding data depicting water
depths, and conduct a 'user
analysis' of the National
Ocean Survey's products.

Where important discrepan-
cies are discovered in nautical
charting data, the PEIRCE
will conduct on-the-spot hy-
drographic surveys.
Captain Robert Munson, As-
sociate Director of the NOS
Office of Marine Surveys and
Maps, said changing times
and conditions require a bet-
ter and more swift response to
consumer needs.
"The increase in the size of '
commercial vessels, espe-
cially oil tankers, in water-
front construction and in the
use of pleasure craft and the
greater emphasis on ecology
and pollution control, require
better chart coverage of an
area and more immediate
response to these needs," he
declared. "In order to better
direct our limited resources,
our task will be to determine
exactly where inadequacies
exist so that .priority may be
given to solving them. The
new program is designed to
accomplish this."
The PEIRCE's operations
will cover five charts on the
Gulf Coast of Florida: St.
Andrews Bay (Chart Number
11391); Pensacola Bay (Chart
Number 11383),; St. Joseph
and St. Andrews Bay (Chart
Number 11389); Choctaw-
hatchee Bay (Chart Number
11388); and Pensacola Bay
anc Approaches (Chart Num-
ber 11382).
MOAA Corps officer Cdr.
Joseph W. Dropp of Walton, N.
Y., is the PEIRCE's com-
manding officer. While in
Pensacola, the ship will be
berthed at the Naval Air
Station. An open house is
tentatively scheduled for the
week end of March 13 at the
Municipal Pier. A second open
house is tentatively scheduled
for the week end of April 3 at
the Panama City Marina.

Twenty-one Cub Scouts of
Pack 47 went.on their first
hike of the year, Saturday,
Feb. 14. The Cub Scouts and
five adult leaders journeyed to
the group primitive area of St.
, Joseph Peninsula State Park
on two pick-up trucks,, a.
station wagon .and a car..
Needless to say, the ride in the"
back of a pick-up was worth
the trip.
Some of the more interest-
ing items found along the hike
included different kinds of
shells on the Bay and Gulf
beaches, animal tracks found
and identified, and thbe way
birds open different shells by
dropping them from high in
the air onto the beach. Sand
-castles had to be built by most
everyone, which included get-
ting a.few wet feet in spite of
repeated warnings by the
Bag lunches were hard to
stay away from by 11:30, so
after a campfire was built, the
always hungry boys inhaled
their favorite sandwiches and
soft drinks at tables provided
by the Park Service. The op-
portunity of rolling and tumb-

ling down the sand hills was
impossible to resist after a
satisfying lunch.
By 3:00 p.m. the pack had
made it back to St. Joe. Adult
leaders accompanying the
Scouts included Jewelene Far-
.mer, Den Mother for Den
,Four ;Il-Bonnie BellWWebloes
-Leadet for Den Four; Diann
McFarland, asst. Den Mother

for. Den Three; Perry J.
McFarland, Cubmaster and
Ed "Jiggs" Pridgeon, em-
ployee of the State Park Ser-
All of the Cub Scouts are
looking forward to their next
hike and field trip, which will
i beto 'the Marianna Caterns
SState Park in the very near

Lila Gunter Initiated

Into Phi Mu Sorority

Initiated into Phi Mu Soro-
rity at the University of
Florida recently was Lila
Gunter, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James Gunter of Port St.
Organized in 1851-52 at Wes-
leyan College in Macon, Ga.
shortly after the 75th anniver-
sary of the founding of our
country, Phi Mu's 125th birth-
day celebration is being ob-
served concurrently with the
United States Bicentennial.
Phi Mu is not only one of
the oldest college organiza-

tions for women in the coun-
try, but also one of the five
largest national sororities in
number of collegiate chapters.
Miss Gunter is a freshman
in the University College at
the University of Florida.

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