The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: March 11, 1976
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Industry Deep Water Port Fine People- Safest Beaches in Florida

Wallace, Reagan, Carry Gulf County

State Preferred Ford and Carter

There's no doubt about it.
This is Wallace Country.
With George Corley Wal-
lace, Governor of Alabama,
coming in second state-wide in
the Presidential Preference
Primary, former Georgia
Governor Jimmy Carter, who
carried the state in the Dem-
ocratic contest, wasn't even
close enough to be called
second in the contest here in
Gulf County.
Wallace gleaned 1,368 of the
2,059 Democratic votes cast,
to completely out-class all his
opposition. Carter came in a
far, far distant second with
only 320 votes.
It was a light vote which was
cast Tuesday, with only 36
percent of the 5,709 registered
Democrats bothering to cast
their ballots for the covey of 12
candidates listed on the voting
The only precinct carried by
Carter was Precinct Eight
here in Port St. Jo'e, and even
there, Wallace was breathing
on Carter's coattails as Carter
collected 70 ballots and Wal-
lace 59.
Wallace carried every other
precinct in the County by huge
Republicans in the county
were better stewards of their
voting privilege, with 71 of the
115 registered Republicans go-
ing to the polls and voting at a
61 percent rate. .
The Gulf County Republi-
cans, like the Democrats,
didn't see eye to eye with the
rest of the state. While the
State of Florida was giving a
majority to President Gerald
Ford, Gulf County Republi-
cans were expressing their
desire to see Ronald Reagan
as their next president. Rea-
gan carried the county han-
dily, 55 to 16.
Gulf Countians continued to
remain a suspicious lot when
it comes to voting Constitu-
tional Amendments upon
themselves. They.have a rec-
ord of turning down amend-
ments and they did it again
The water tax Constitutional
Amendment failed here in
Gulf County, 1,337 to 374, but

managed to squeak by with
approval over the state when
the populous south Florida
counties reported in. 'These
counties were already paying

The City of Port St. Joe
received its first request for a
meeting to begin negotiations
with the State Employees
Union Local 1306 Tuesday
night. The union wanted to
meet with the Board to begin
negotiations on March 22, but
the Commission has asked for

the tax and evidently wished
the remainder of the state to
join them in their revelry.
While a small minority of
the registered voters went to

another date.
City employees recently
voted by a slim majority to
become affiliated with the
union under the new state
Public Employees Relations
Act. Every city employee with
the exception of hospital and
police department employees

the polls here in Gulf County,
there is little doubt but what
they expressed the opinions of
the majority, in the way they

This is how Gulf voted by Precincts

Burch Bayh ................... 0. 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Arthur O. Blessitt .............. 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 4
Robert C. Byrd .................. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jimmy Carter .................. 42 24 3 2 8 8 27 70
Frank Churc' ................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Fred R. Harris .................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Scoop Jackson .................. 18 12 9 6 7 9 23 69
Elen McCormack................ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Milton J. Shapp ................. 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
,.Sargent Shriver .................. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Morris K. Udall ................. 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
George C. Wallace .............. 220 122 81 37 143 83 86 59
No Preference ................. 8 2 6 1 0 0 1 4

Gerald Ford .................... 3 2 0
Ronald Reagan ................. 5 2 1
Y es ......... ................ 42 22 18
N o .... . . . . . 158 119 64

3 0
5 1

9 10 11-Tot.
1 0 2- 7
4 4 4- 25
0 1 3- 7
25 52 59- 320
9 0 1- 12
9 0 0- 10
22 34 25- 234
2 2 2-- 7.
0 0 0- 5
0 0 0- 7
3 3 1- 12
35 189 213-1368
9 6 8- 45

1 3 1 2- 16'
2 3 6 14- 55

7 15 11 26 30 22 139 42- 374
45 122 68 101 96 141 206 216-1337

Voters sign in to cast their ballot in Tuesday's Precinct Eight in the Fire Station. Star photo
Presidential Preferential Primaries. This scene was taken at

Board Investigating Investigation

The Gulf County Commis-
sion looked further, Tuesday,
into the matter of an investi-
gation being conducted by
. County Judge David Taunton
into some ditch digging which
was done in the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club area prior to the
construction of the golf
The Commission wants to
know why the investigation is
going on because they feel

everything which was done,
was done on a legal basis, they
have been audited many times
since the work was done and
have not been criticized by the
state auditors.
Chairman Money sent to the
Judge's office to have him
come and explain his investi-
gation and explain just what
he was looking for. Judge
Taunton said he would not
come to the Cbmmission

chambers at this time but may
appear before them in a future
The Commission then de-
cided they would go see the
Judge and question his actions
and motives.
In the judge's chambers,
Taunton explained he was
looking for nothing in particu-
lar. He said he just wanted to
find out what was going on and
he was exercising his right as

a private citizen to search the
public records. He said when
his investigation was com-
pleted he would approach the
Commission with what he had
Taunton was then asked if.
he was making the investiga-
tion as a private citizen or
under his official title of Judge
of the county. Taunton studied
the question a moment then
replied it was a matter of

interpretation as to which
capacity he was operating
When that question was
disposed of, Chairman Money
hit him with several long
distance telephone bills char-
ged to the Judge's office which
evidently were made in con-
nection with the investigation.
"Should the county pay these
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Paper Mill

Going Down
St. Joe Paper Company will
cease operations on Saturday,
March 13 for a two to three
week period, according to
Tom S. Coldewey, vice-presi-
dent in charge of operations.
Coldewey said the mill
would be down for at least two
weeks and possibly three as
the firm adjusts its inventory
on hand.

O'street Offfice

Faces Extinction

Overstreet's'Fourth Class Post Office fi the only
installation in Northwest Florida which f, aces the
danger of being closed down under the Pos 't Office
Department's newest attempt to cut their opE 'rations
cost. Overstreet is one of 12 Fourth Class off. ices in
the Panhandle and serves some'42 families.
The office has been operated for many neai"s 'by
Mrs. Roland Hardy, Postmistress. She nov faces the
mandatory retirement age of 70 and the Departmer. 'tii
considering closing down the office rather I than fine >a
new Postmaster. A petition is presently in WVashingtc In
trying to maintain the office.
The Post Office has three alternatives: shut the
office down, continue the service on a contract basis or
continue under the manner it is operated now.
At Overstreet, the postal service operates for four
hours a day, six days a week. The Postmaster salary
for the office is $8,000 a year and rent on the building an
additional $1,200. Other similar areas have contracted
the service for around $3,000 a year.
While the Postal Service makes up its mind as to
the fate of the Overstreet service, Mrs. Hardy is
continuing to operate the facility on a month to month

will be affected by the negotia-
tion session.
The City Commission didn't
specify what date they wished
to.meet, but asked the unions
to name another date.
Several months ago, the
Commission was asked to

replace the bleachers on the

old city baseball stadium on
Avenue A. Residents of North
Port St. Joe who use the
facilities almost exclusively
said the bleachers are in
dangerous condition and need
An attempt was made to
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Bottom photo shows TV antenna tower of Harry Hallinan
blown down. In the center photo at right, the remains of a
utility shed is perched atop the home of Joel Gainous on
Cypress Avenue and at right, the roof of a carport at the
Daryl Strickland home in Ward Ridge was blown off, landing
on his car. Star photos

Heavy Rains, Winds, Bring Damage

Heavy rains lashed the Port St. Joe area
Monday night and early Tuesday morning,
bringing with it hail and a small tornado
which inflicted considerable damage in the
southern portion of the city and Ward Ridge.
According to "unofficial official" wea-
therman Bill Simmons of St. Joe Paper
Company, the area received 4.8 inches of rain
during the night. The heavy rains caused
some flooding which quickly ran off.
The tornado roared in from the bay about
5:00 A.M. Tuesday morning and seemed to
have a special taste for TV antennas.

The twister, which brought the hail with
it, touched down in the Cypress Avenue area,
twisting TV antennas and laying them down
and picked up a small utility shed from the
back yard of Joel Gainous and placed it on top
of his home. The contents of the shed were
still in place, just as they had been placed in
the shelter. Several pine trees in the area had
been broken or twisted off and limbs were
strewn over the area.
In Ward Ridge, the TV antennas were
again the chiof victim of the twister, but a
green house and car port roof also resisted the

twisting winds to no avail.
A tall TV tower at the home of Harry
Hallinan was blown to the ground, a green
house at the home of John Rich was blown
into the street and the roof from the carport of
Daryl Strickland was picked up and laid in
the driveway at the home.
Power was out in the entire southern
section of the city but was quickly restored by
Florida Power. Lack of power hampered the
opening of schools Tuesday morning. Power
was restored to the schools just before classes
were to begin.

In dollar value, the Port St. Joe High
School probably suffered the most intense
damage. The twister blew the roof off one of
the classroom-pods, causing intensive flood-
ing inside the building. Roof damage was also
reported to the new vocational education
building at the rear of the high school
In checking on the rainfall with Simmons,
he said the deluge was the sixth largest in
volume over a period of time in the 12 years
he has been keeping up with rain measure-

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THE STAR, Port St. J oe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1976

THE Sl' AR -
Published Every Thursday at 306 Williams Avenu e, Port St. Joe, Florida
By The Star Publishing Comp, any
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


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Editorials. .

Reagan Has Some

( ood Ideas

Whether or not R onald Reagan
wins the Republica .n nomination
and-or election as p resident of the
United States, every tone must agree
that he has hit u pon some valid
points in his car npaign which it
would seem all leaders of our
country should c' consider.
Reagan has hit hard at Ameri-
ca's foreign po] .icy which seems to
be that we have assumed the
position of is( (lationists and could
care less what ; happens in the rest of
the world. RE Jagan didn't say this in
so^many wor Ads, but he said it in his
allegations that the United States
ha placed too much faith in the
so-called detente agreement with
the Russi ans.
:Dete' ate, along with our folding
up: our t ent and coming home from
Virtnar a seems to have given the
Rtissia ns an engraved invitation to
walk into any small undeveloped
natio' i in the world they wish with no
threr. 't from the United States.
Our failure to mount an offen-
siv' e in Vietnam, even our gathering
up. our toys and coming home gave
tl- 'iat unfortunate nation to the Com-.

munists, backed principally by the
Earlier this year, we handed the
Russians and their poor cousins, the
Cubans, the unfortunate nation of
Angola and its wealth of natural
Early this month, the Russian-
backed mini-nation of Mozambique
gathered its army on the borders of
Rhodesia and now threatens to
overrun that small nation with a
standing army of 10,000.
Already our vital chromium ore
supply comes from Rhodesia, after
being bought by Russia and a
"reasonable profit" added thereto.
If a Russian-backed nation takes
over Rhodesia, there will be no
reason for the Russians to sell us the
.chromium ore since we couldn't then
.; buy it directly from. Rhodesia
Ronald Reagan rnmay not be
elected: he may not even make it all
the way through the primaries, since
he has yet to win one (unless he won
Florida Tuesday), but what he says
makes sense and should be taken
into consideration in our future

After nearly three months of
inactivity, we see where our com-
mittee here in Port St. Joe is getting
back to work on a new library for the
city. Port St. Joe has had a donor
pledge a substantial sum of money
for the building of the library if the
county will come up with the other
arrangements. A committee was
named to work out the details and
they got. right to work. With the
holidays, their work was halted and
they are now getting back to work.
We hesitate to rush someone
who is donating their time and effort
ih such public endeavors. Those who

will do such work are so few and
hard to find. We do sincerely hope
the committee makes such headway
in the next few weeks that visible
work may soon get started on a new
library. By visible work, we mean
things like plans being drawn,
property prepared, bids let, etc.
We think it would be a fine
gesture in this Bicentennial year if
our community could at least break
ground on a new library building on
July 4, our nation's birthday.
What better way could we
celebrate the birthday of our nation
than providing a center to perpetu-
ate one of its basic freedoms?

I Letters. to the Editor

Dear Mr. Ramsey,
1I would like to thank the
citizens of Port St. Joe for so
generously supporting the 1976
Girl Scout Cookie Sale. Every
person who bought a box of
cookies was expressing his be-
lief in the value of the Girl
Scout program as well as in-
dulging his sweet tooth.
: Girl Scouts around the Apa-
lachcee Bend Council sold
sme 100,000 boxes of cookies
this'year. Many girls who sold
200 or more boxes of cookies
are entitled to a week of sum-
mer camp, fee paid. All girls
wlio sold at least 36 boxes of
cookies will receive a cookie
Profits earned by the Coun-
ciI will go directly toward out-
door program. A Camp For
All Seasons on Lake Talquin
and Camp Eleanor on St. An-
drews Bay are maintained
with cookie money. The camp-
ing equipment the girls use for

their troop camping is paid for
with cookie money. Cookies do
mean camping for the 4,500
girls in the Council.
Again, may I express my
heartfelt thanks for all the
support people who bought
Girl Scout cookies this year.

Our girls will benefit immea-
surably from the funds gene-
rated by this sale.

Mrs. Willia~p C. Smith,
President. The Girl Scout
Council of The Apalachee

Select Proper Time to Burn

With thousands of acres of
Florida's forests and grass-
lands now facing wildfire
threats, residents should use
caution in'outdoor burning.
A cold winter with heavy
frosts has left grasses and
underbrush tinderbox dry-
and ripe for wildfires which
often spark major forest fires.
What can be done to reduce
the dangers of fire? The Flor-
ida Division of Forestry, De-
partment of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, points out
the first and most important
thing is to be careful in burn-
-Don't leave a brush pile to
burn unattended.
-Put cigarettes out, don't
just throw them away.
-Landowners should consi-
der in burning their woodland
to reduce the fire hazard.
If controlled burning must
be done, landowners should be
sure to have enough men and
equipment on hand to keep the
fire under control and on their
own property.
Florida law requires neigh-
boring landowners must be
notified on burning one to 10
days ahead of time. In addi-
tion, landowners must obtain
permission from the local of-
fice of the Division of Forestry
before burning.
The Division has prepared a
pamphlet, "Using Fire Wise-
ly", which is available to the
landowner outlining how safe,
effective controlled burning
can be used to improve forest
Landowners can contact
their local forestry unit for
additional advice on pres-
cribed burning and how it best
can be used to suit their parti-
cular woodland needs.
Remember only a few days
in each year are just right for
prescribed burning and land-
owners are advised to wait
until the best conditions possi-
ble before attempting a burn.
For example, one require-
ment is a steady five to 10
miles an hour wind just strong
enough to sway the tree tops.
A stronger breeze may whip
the flames out of control while
a weaker one might let the fire
scorch the tree crowns.
. The ideal burning day will
have a cold steady wind from
the north-usually after a
winter rain-and fuel will be
moist enough to keep the fire's
heat down.
The colder the day, the less
fire damage and don't burn
unless there is a steady wind.

The occupation of a detec-
tive is honorable and a detec-
tive should have deep percep-
tion and a good reading abili-
ty. Why a group of young men
in a pioneer town decided to
take a three-months corre-
spondence course on how to
become a detective is difficult
to resolve by logic.
The detective advertise-
ment read: "Get out of your:
overalls, use your perception
and reading ability 'to catch,
the really big crooks." The
business of getting out of your,
overalls we understood and
could unfasten the galluses
without help, but the depth of
our perception was shallow
and our reading ability was
slow and difficult.
Our perception: on a cloudy
day a few drops of rain in, the
face allowed us to perceive
that it was going to rain, but
we were never sure. Our read-
ing ability depended upon
many things. One member of

Reports Available

People can get a report on
the earnings credited to their
social security record free of
charge by calling or writing
any social security office, ac-
cording to David P. Robinson,
Social Security Field Repre-
sentative for'Gulf County.
"You don't need to pay
anyone to help you get a
statement of your earnings,"
Robinson said. "Just ask any
social security office for a
'Request for statement of

earnings' post card. Fill in
your name, address, date of
birth, and social security num-
ber. Sign, stamp and mail the
card. Social security will send
you a statement of earnings
credited to your record free of

Earnings credited to the
worker's social security num-
ber build retirement, disabili-
ty, survivors, and Medicare
protection for workers and

their families. The amount of
monthly social security pay-
ments is based on the worker's
average earnings over a
period of years.

The Social Security Admini-
stration is an agency of the U.
S Department of Health, Edu-
cation and Welfare. The Pan-
ama City social security office
is located at 1316 Harrison
Avenue. The phone number is



It's interesting to read some of the
comments by the Presidential. hopefuls which
cover the face of our land like the crab grass
these days.
I was reading some of the statements of
Georgian Jimmy Carter the other day where he
was commenting on his failure to best Scoop
Jackson in the Massachusetts primaries. Carter
made a statement to the effect that he thought
Jackson made such a good showing because he
was more cognizant of just how important the
bussing issue was to the people of Massachu-
setts. Carter said he wasn't aware they felt so
strongly about the matter.
If Jimmy Carter is to stand a chance of
becoming the first true southerner to sit in the
White House, it would seem'rto me that he had-
better cock at least one of his ears to what the
people are saying. They're displeased about a lot
of things: bussing is just one of them.
Carter has been catching it from the national
TV networks. They picture him as a dictator sort
who does what he wants regardless of what his

the class said that he could red
enough to tell the time of day,
if the face of the clock was
large and marked with plain
American numbers, instead of
Roman numerals. He also
claimed that it helped if he
was allowed to point one
finger at the clock's hour
hand, while he figured where
the minute hand pointed.

After finishing the last in-
stallment of the course, which
was a lesson on, "How to pre-
sent your detective creden-
tials to anyone of the land," a
letter was received stating
that the school had a few

pewter and a limited number
of silver detective badges for
sale, with a quote that the
silver ones were best, because
a sophisticated international
crook would thumb his nose at
anything less than a silver
badge in a leather case.
The pretty little detective
diploma arrived and was fold-
ed neatly into our empty poc-
ketbooks to become the first
physical token of many more
frustrated dreams down the
wondrous ego journey side of
life-the impossible egos that
seem to give beauty and light
within the often recurring
darkness of life's reality.

To Help Residents

Find State Positions

A representative of a new
program to aid residents of
rural areas find jobs in State
Government will be in Port St.
Joe on March 10 and 11 to take
Ann Esner, a rural equal
opportunity specialist for the
Florida Department of Com-
merce's Rural Equal Oppor-
tunity Program, will be at the
Employment Service office on
Long Avenue. The Employ-
ment Service office is located
in the mobile home next to the
Gulf County Health Clinic on
Long Avenue.
Ms. Esner will be at the
office March 10 from 10 a.m.
to two p.m., and March 11,
from 9:30 a.m. till one p.m. to
answer questions and take ap-
plications for State employ-

REL, a program funded
under the Comprehensive Ed-
ucation and Training Act
(CETA) was established to
ensure that job applicants
from rural counties receive
equal treatment in State hir-
ing with urban applicants. The
program is set up in 12 North
Florida counties, including
Gulf, Franklin, Wakulla,
Liberty, Jackson, Calhoun,
Holmes, Walton, Gadsden,
Jefferson, Madison and Wash-

"We can't guarantee anyone
a job," says Program Direc-
tor Wayne R. Malaney. "We
can guarantee that applicants
will receive equal considera-
tion with those 'from other
areas. The State of Florida is
an equal opportunity employ-

constituents wish. They also show him as saying
one thing in one state and changing his mind or
saying the opposite in another. I don't know
whether Carter is this type of man or not. I do
know the networks are good at this sort of

One hardly ever hears of a case of smallpox,
diptheria, polio, scarlet fever or any of the other
dreaded diseases of the past any more. History is
full of the feared epidemics of the plague and
other killers of thousands of people.
Here in Port St. Joe, we have two epidemics
raging at this time, which science has not
seemed to be able to curb. The flu has hit a large
portion of our people and the kids are currently
going through a rage of chicken pox. Hardly a
family has escaped the flu these past few weeks
and the chicken pox is running through the
children like a dose of castor oil.
Both are more or less "nuisance" diseases,
but they account for a lot of lost days about this.
time of the year.

I had never been to south Florida during
"the season" before. Last week end, I took a trip
to Tampa, via one of those National Airlines 727
taxis for a couple of days at the Florida League
of Cities meeting and found out what they mean
by "seasonal" prices.

We were there with Mayor Frank Pate and
Clerk Charkes Brock, but didn't stay long. None
of us were that flush.
A hotel room was $30.00 a day and up and a
steak in the restaurant didn't leave much out of a
$10.00 bill. Even the hamburger we had for lunch
Monday was $2.75. That's a little too rich for my
Even so, the place was crowded with
tourists. I don't see how they afford it. I know I'm
not going to work hard all year for what little bit
of money I make and take it down there and give
it away like that unless it's a matter of necessity.
We all left Tuesday morning just as soon as
we could get away.

We received quite a bit of comment about
our picture and article on the "Burr-heads" a
couple of weeks ago. The word I get now is that
there are about 50 boys in the Elementary School
with the butch haircuts.
When we printed the article, our information
was that Frankie Williams Was the first brave
soul to flaunt tradition and get a short haircut.
Since that time, more accurate information has
been furnished us that the first to get sheared of
his long locks was Danny McDermott.
The way things have been going since Danny
followed the example of his sixth grade teacher,
Bill Barlow, I'm predicting that the boys in the
sixth grade are setting a new nation-wide hair
style trend. Just you wait: about six to 12 months
from now, when all the boys are wearing their
hair cut short, all over the nation, you can
proudly say, it started in Port St. Joe.
Short hair will be our claim to fame.

A letter from Senator Dick Stone's office this
week had a short paragraph about Daylight
Saving Time. Stone's letter said Daylight Saving
Time begins Sunday morning at 2:00 A.M. Get
ready to turn those clocks ahead one hour and go
fo bed early Saturday night, or you will be sleepy
all day Sunday.

Moving Again


A Silver Badge and

A Leather Case


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SThe Port St. Joe High School
golf team won their first home
match this past Friday.
Schools participating in addi-
tion to St. Joe were Marianna,
Quincy Monroe and Chatta-
hoochee. St. Joe's golf team
took the match with a low-
score of 159; followed by
Quincy and Marianna with 163
each and Chattahoochee with
Steve LaFrance of Port St.
Joe was low medalist with 36.
Other low scorers for St. Joe
were Tim Etheridge, Danny
DeWitt and Jay Fleming, each
with 41. Competition consisted
of a nine-hole match.

Church League

Is Forming
The first organizational
meeting for churches interest-
ed in sponsoring a team in the
Port St. Joe Men's Church
Softball League will he held

COUNTY CHAMPIONS--For the second year in a row, Hall, Leon Leslie, Thomas Sims, Wayie Russ and NM
Zion Fair Baptist Church captured the county-wide Daniels. Back row, I to r: Nett Fenn, coach, John I
basketball championship. Both first and second place honors Adrian Gant, Brat Lowery, Jeff Dixon and Coach J
were won by Port St. Joe teams. Front row, I to r, are: Leslie Thomas.

today at five p.m., March 11.
lichael The meeting.will be held in the
Briggs, Gulf County Recreation Office
Johnny located upstairs in the Port St.
Joe City Hall.
All churches interested in
participating should plan to
have a representative at this

Softball League
An organizational meeting
4 of the Men's Open Softball
League will be held tonight,
March 11, at seven p.m.
The meeting will be held in
the Gulf County Recreation
office located upstairs in the
Port St. Joe City Hall.

Investigating Investigation

bills?" Money asked.
Judge Taunton said after
the investigation is complete
and his position clarified, he
will reimburse the county for
the phone bills if he is ruled to
have been acting in a private
The Judge turned down any
offer of help or information by
members of the Commission
at the meeting stating he was
getting along very well by
He never said what he was
looking for.and even refused to
say definitely what he sus-
pected. Appearances are that
he is investigating digging of a
ditch by the Mosquito Control
Department which had been
turned down as a drainage
project by the State Pest
Control Department head, J.
A. Mulrennan. The County, at
the time, hired the Mosquito
Control equipment and men to
do the job at county expense,
which was perfectly legal.
The whole problem seems to
be that the county may not
have paid the Mosquito Con-
trol some $1,600 for the work.
County finance Officer said
the question was moot since
the Mosquito Control returned
$5,000 in un-used county funds
that year. "It's just a matter
of whether they returned $5,-
000 or $6,600", Gates said.
That little problem contin-
ues to be with us until Judge
Taunton decides his "inves-
tigation" is complete.
In other business, the Com-
-Was notified by C. E.
Daniell that the Mosquito
Control budget was getting

short due to extra work put on
his department. He asked for
and received permission to
reduce digging on the Wash-
ington Branch drainage pro-
ject from five to four days a
week to conserve money.
-Discussed increasing poll
holders salaries which now
stand at $2.00 per hour. While
they were sympathetic with
the request, the money wasn't

in the budget this year and
Clerk George Core said it was
too tight to get the money from'
other sources.
-Paid their annual dues of
$1,167.67 to Northwest Florida
Planning and Development
-Instructed supervisors not
to order supplies with billing
to be done in the following

Union Calls Meeting

repair the bleachers but City
Street Superintendent Dorton
Hadden reported the structure
was beyond repair.
Tuesday night, the Commis-
sion decided to install a steel
frame bleacher section at the
ball park with a steel shed
overhead. The bleachers
would have wooden seats in-
stalled. The cost of the project
is expected to run $16,315.00.
Some good news was on tap
for the Commission. Clerk
Charles Brock said the City
had been refunded $13,652.00
on its Fire and Extended
Coverage insurance premium
paid recently. The City had
paid an estimated premium of
$20,884.00 and the premium
has since been established at
$7,232.00. This was a welcome
surprise in an era of sky-
rocketing insurance costs.
Other of items of business
before the Board included:
-Receipt of a letter from
the U.S. Environmental Pro-
tection Agency giving its ap-
proval to the city's water

-Agreed to allow the high
school to use the tennis courts
for practice and play between
the hours of 3:00 to 6:00 P.M,:--
five days a week through April
-Received word from the
Department of Transportation -
that the traffic count at the
intersection of Garrison Ave-
nue and Fifth Street didn't
warrant installation of a traf-
fic light.
-Approved the cost free use
of the Centennial Building by
the Cancer Society to give a
dance to raise funds for the

Beach Chamber
Plans Supper
The Mexico Beach Chamber'i
of Commerce will be sponsor"
ing a chicken supper Saturday' *;
evening at the Chamber :of
Commerce building.
The festivities will begin.at
6:00 P.M., with admission
being $2.00 for adults and $1.25
for children. -

PIONS-Long Avenue Baptist Church took second place
honors n the County Basketball Tournament held this past
week-end in Wewahitchka. Front row, left to right, are:

Martin Adkison, Fred Witten, Clay Thomason, Willie
Ramsey and Jim Mashburn. Back row, I to. r: Joel Adams,
Joel Brown, Joe Griffin, Coach Milo Smith, Rev. J. C. Odum
and Wendell Whitaker. Star Photo

SRecreation Director Walter
Wilder presents Most Valu-
able Player trophy for the
tournament to Leslie Hall of
^, ,Zion Fair Baptist Church.
Star Photo

Walter Wilder, Gulf County
Recreation Director, at left,
presents the 1975 Interleague
Softball Championship trophy
to Eddie Jones, representing
M & K Ranches. Star Photo


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla.



E. J. Daniels Preaching

In Tent Cathedral at

Apalachicola Airport

The Northwest Florida Bi-
centennial Crusade, being
conducted nightly at Apalachi-
cola's airport, is attracting
large crowds from a radius of
3..miles. According to Rev.
,hur Edwards, pastor of the
First Baptist Church of Apa-
KtWhicola, and general chair-
?ian of the crusade, "All sur-
rounding towns have been well
;presented in the services."
,,Conducted by the E. J.
.Yaniels Evangelistic Team of
rlando, the crusade is "for
#yerybody, regardless of
Cwrch preference or denomi-
fiAtion"; according to Rev.
..Special youth services will
be held Friday night, with a
special pre-crusade pizza
"$rty for all teens will be held
ift 6:30.
There will be a message for

E. J. Daniels
adults only at the crusade
Saturday night, when Dr.
Daniels will speak on "How to

be Happy 'Though' Married."
After the musical program,
children through age 12 will be
transferred to a separate aud-
itorium for their own program
of movies and music, while
Dr. Daniels speaks to the older
youth and adults.
The final service of the cru-
sade will be conducted Sunday
night, and will feature Dr.
Daniels' famous sermon on
"Gambling with Destiny."
This message has been
preached by Dr. Daniels over
500 times around the world,
and has resulted in literally
tens of thousands of decisions
for Christ. An overflow crowd
is expected for the closing ser-
A free nursery for children
through age three is provided
nightly at the Apalachicola
First Baptist Church.

Leif Erickson Appearing

Jn Wewa Cancer Show

.Big plans are underway for
uti's year's Cancer Crusade in
Wgwahitchka. The campaign
W. eme this year is "Living is
..autiful! Giving is Beauti-
ful!" The highlight of the
drive will be an evening fas-
hion show, Thursday. March
'^ from seven to nine p.m.
The show will feature fas-
hions of men, women and chil-
'dren and will be modeled by
professionals and local talent.
')Master of ceremonies will
' Leif Erickson, who has
0,1yed feature roles in many
-mtion pictures, stage plays
and top TV shows. Many will

remember him from recent
years in "High Chaparrel".
You won't want to miss this
chance to meet Leif who is to
be commended for donating
his time to such a worthy
cause as the Cancer Crusade.
Tickets may be ordered by
writing Max Kilbourn at the
Wewahitchka State Bank.
Three kind of tickets can be
purchased: a single ticket-
$10.00, couple's ticket, $15.00;
and patron couple's ticket,
$25.00. Those purchasing a
patron ticket will also be
invited to attend a free recep-
tion after the fashion show at
the home of Mr. and Mrs.

Garden Club Meeting

Today at Garden Center

The Port St. Joe Garden Mrs. Winston Ielis" ays
Club will meet today, March and Means Chairman, asks
1, at three p.m. in the Garden members to bring donations
renter on Eighth St. for the second annual Trash
Mrs. Lila Brouillette will and Treasures and Spring
Discuss "Color in Flower Ar- Plant sale to be held March 20.
hanging" Port St. Joe Fire This big sale will be from nine
chief Hamm, schedule per- a.m. to four p.m. at the Gar-
pitting, will give fire safety den Center.
$ps. Mrs. Ralph Nance will The hostesses are Mrs.
comment on the all-green ar- Ethel Bridge4 and Mrs. H. W.
Eangements each member is Griffin. Interested ladies are
isked to bring, invited to join the meeting.

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Larry White, which Mr. Erick-
son will also attend. Each tic-
ket purchased is a donation to
the American Cancer Society.
Dress "or the occasion will
be semi-formal.



The GARC has opened its
Activity Center for Retarded
Adults, which is located in
North'Port St. Joe on Main
Street, next door to the Ameri-
can Legion Hall. They are in
great need of_ many things.
Please check to see if you have
items that you could donate.
All items donated are tax
The following are some sug-
gested .,ite-ms: .pots, pans,
mixe:., towels, .spoons;: forks,
large mixing spoons and
bowls, scrap materials,
vacuum cleaners, TV, radio,
chairs, tables, rugs, sewing
machines, end tables, coffee
tables: Donations need not be
new. Anything you feel you
would like to give will be ac-
Items may be delivered to
the Center or will be picked
up. Call 229-6327 between the
hours of 8:00 and 4:00 p.m. if
you wish someone to pick up
the items.


PORT ST. JOE-St. James
Episcopal Church
Tuesday. 7:30 PM
No Charge to Calling Party

Historical Society Now Planning Activities

for Bicentennial Year Celebration

The St. Joseph Historical
Society was off to a good start
in its first meeting of the new
year, held March 6, in the
City's new fire station, where
future meetings will be held
until the society can make ar-
rangements for a permanent
In the chair was the new
president, Mrs. Ralph Swatts,
Sr., and others in attendance
were Wayne Childers, Mrs.
Charles Browne, Mrs. Ber-
nard Pridgeon, Sr., Mrs.

James McNeill. Mrs. R. H.
Brinson. Mrs. Nobie Stone,
Mrs. George Suber, Mrs. John
Robert Smith, Miss Netta Ni-
black and Jesse Stone. junior
past president.
The meeting opened with
prayer by Mrs. Pridgeon and
was followed by the pledge of
allegiance to the flag, led by
Mrs. McNeill, who will also be
supplying "bits of history" at
each meeting throughout the
year. The society will be in-
volved in Bicentennial pro-

jects during the year, under
the leadership of Mrs. Mc-
Mrs. Swatts presented to the
society an original cover of a
copy of the earliest edition of
"The Great Tide", a gift of
Mrs. Walter Cassel of St.
George's Island. The cover
was from Mrs. Cassel's per-
sonal copy of the book. Each
member was given a copy of
-"The Romance is Legend", a
story of Torreya State Park
written by George Atkins of

Blountstown, and an early
map of Calhoun County, list-
ing families who were promi-
nent in the history of the
county. These materials were
used by Mr. Atkins at the
annual dinner meeting in Feb-
ruary when he was guest
Members also received
copies of the original by-laws
of the society, courtesy of Mrs.
Brinson. Revision of the by-
laws is one of the early pro-
jects for the new year. Mrs..
Nobie Stone is heading this
The society will try to locate
all missing minutes and make
copies of the original minutes
of the early years for perma-
nent filing, and is asking that
anyone, past secretary, past
president, or member (past or
present) having any of these
minutes to turn them in to
Mrs. Charles Browne or to
Mrs. Ralph Swatts, Sr. The
society will be most grateful.

The society will display the
painting, "The Old Salt-
works", by Jonnia Sykes, in'
the lobby of Florida First
National Bank. The display
case, donated by Mrs. H. S.
Lilius, will be placed in the
City Hall, so that the public
might enjoy them.
Possible projects for 1976 in-
clude: Locating and listing all
the old cemeteries in Gulf and
Calhoun counties and listing
all the tombstones for perma-
nent record; placing markers
at the sites of the other old
cemeteries in the Port St. Joe
area; restoration of the old-
saltworks; securing lola land
for a park project. The group
may also revive the diving
project, which had been well
under way, but had to be
dropped because of the direc-
tor's health. Another effort
will be made to secure the
original copy of the first state
Constitution for the local

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Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue
Rev. George- Gay, Interim Pastor
Sunday School ................... ..9:45 A.M. -
Morning Worship Service .............. 11:00 A.M.
Church Training ..................... 6:30 P.M.
Evening Worship Service ............ 7:30 P.M.
Prayer Meeting (Wed.) ................ 7:00 P.M.

"Come and Worship God with Us"

Most of your attention this
month, at least in the begin-
ning, should be directed to-
wards your lawn says Florida
Nurserymen and Growers As-
sociation (FNGA). Lawn
grasses are slowly awakening
from their long winter sleep
and cold weather. In order to
prepare them for the rigorous
summer climate they need a
certain amount of care almost
Bahia, regardless of whet-

Miss Teresa Noel Bishop



Mis Teresa Noel Bishop',
dfigh't& of "Mr: and Mrs.
Wayne Bishop of Beacon Hill,
celebrated her first birthday,
March 3 at home with her
family and friends.
Those attending were Nor-
ma, James and Rhonda Mur-
ray, Lorene and Newton Bis-
hop, Jean, Charlene and Ir-
ving Murray and Josh Hanna.

her it is in the north, central or
south will need power raking.
This process requires spec-
ialized equipment. It also re-
quires a lot of work. After the
lawn has been power raked do
not let the garbage man haul
off the material removed. Use
it to your advantage and make
a compost pile. In most areas
of Florida the compost will be
most welcomed when planting
trees, shrubs or flowers.
After power raking most
lawn specialists will apply an
application of a pre-emer-
gence herbicide. This will pre-
vent summer weeds from tak-
ing over since the lawn will be
a little thin. You will need to
give the established grass
all of the advantages avail-
Power raking Bahia stimu-
lates growth. Once the grass
begins to grow you may want
to apply an application of fer-
St. Augustine will resume
growth more quickly than the
Bahia. This is not the time to
remove excessive thatch.
Wait until the grass begins to
grow vigorously.
A big problem that you may
encounter on all types of
grasses at this time is heavy
infections of fungus. The
warm days and the cool nights
with heavy dew are ideal for
fungus invasion. The most
common disease encountered,
particularly in St. Augustine;
is brown patch. Learn to re-
cognize this disease immedi-
ately says FNGA before it
completely engulfs the lawn.
Brown patch is indigenous
to most of the soils in Florida.
It begins feeding on the lower
part of the grass blade pro-

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Baptist Church

Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

SUNDAY SCHOOL .................... 9:45 A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP.... ...... 11:00 A.M.
CHURCHTRAINING ................. 6:15 P.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ............... 7:30 P.M.
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) .... 7:15 P.M.
Rev. J. C. Odum, Jerome Cartier,
Pastor Minister of Music

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dressing to a slick, slimy stage
and complete deterioration of
the leaf. The disease generally
works in a circle. At first,
brownpatch is difficult to re-
cognize. Once the circle ap-
pears then the disease is well
on its way. There may be
some green grass within the
area of the circle. The outside
circle will be a cocoa-brown
color and this is the area of
greatest activity. Use one of
the recommended fungicides
according to directions for
best control. Repeat the appli-
cation, if necessary.

I would like to thank all my
friends and loved ones for
their kindness and love shown
to me while I was in the hospi-
tal. All of the cards and
flowers were deeply appre-
ciated. I would also like to say
thank you to Rev. and Sister
Dave Fernandez as well as all
the other praying people that
were.praying for me.
May God bless you.
Inell Stutzman

*1IIV Y 1D

Lawn Needs Attention

Now for Growth Season


March 17, 1776...
The important harbor city of Boston, held by
British troops under Gen. Howe, was put to
siege with heavy cannonade fire from Gen.
Henry Knox's 2,000 man artillery force. Heavy
rains and continuing fierce attack forced
Howe to gather his men and evacuate Boston,
a decisive victory for the colonists.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY. MARCH 11, 1976i




r 1 County Spelling

MINUTES Bee March 26
of the

Ie u1n t I Gulf County is conducting pionship in Washington,

SulJ county commission A

The Board of County Com-
missioners met on January 28
in regular session as a contin-
uation of the meeting of
January 27, which was re-
cessed until 5:00 p.m. Jan. 28.
The following members were
present: Chairman Eldridge
Money; Otis Davis, Jr.; Ever-
ett Owens, Jr. and Silas
Player. Also present were
Clerk George Y. Core, Fi-
nance Officer Jerry Gates,
Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Wil-
liams, Attorney Fred Witten,
and Mosquito Control Super-
visor Emmette Daniell.
Comm. Davis opened the
meeting with prayer and led
the pledge of allegiance to the
Troy Gay appeared before
the Board to request the Board
change. its alcoholic beverage
ordinance regulating package
sales of beer. He said that the
1,000 feet limitation from a
church or school would not
allow anyone in Highland.
View to get a license and he
wishes to sell package beer at
the Temko Station. Comm.
Owens moved the Board table
the discussion until Feb. 10.
Comm. Davis seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
Jimmy Burke appeared be-
fore the Board to discuss
drainage problems near his
property. The Board agreed to
have Emmette Daniell shoot
the grade to see how much the
drainage pipes could be lower-
' The Road Superintendent
reported that Willie F. Bass
would like clarification on the
Board's vacation policy. The
Board replied that he would
qualify for one week's vaca-
lion after one year of continu-
ous employment.
The Clerk presented the
changes made in the employee
handbook at the work session.
After discussion and correc-
tion, Comm. Owens moved the
handbook be amended to in-
clude the following. Comm.
Davis seconded the motion
q#4tpanssed-uranimously --i
R The additions, corrections
and deletions made in the
handbook are on file in Clerk's
The Board received a letter
from the Department of
transportation concerning
wayside parks at West Arm
Creek and White City. The
Board agreed to study this
patter further.
Comm. Player reported that

he and the Clerk had attended
a meeting of federal officials
in Bonifay on January 23. He
said that HUD officials had
reported no money for new
construction which could hin-
der the application made
through HUD for Oak Grove
Water and Sewer. He said the
FHA reported that the option
for the Oak Grove water and
sewer was still available pro-
vided the residents could af-
ford the user fees. Comm.
Money reported that Mr. Bar-
rett, Department of Commun-
ity Affairs, had reported to
him that the Oak Grove-HUD
application looked real good,
but they needed more infor-
mation concerning the econo-
mic status and minority hous-
ing in Oak Grove.
Upon motion by Comm.
Player, second by Comm.
Davis, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved payment
of dues in the Florida Asso-
ciation of Emergency Medical
Technicians, Inc. for 12 EMTs
in Port St. Joe and 18 EMTs in
Dick Lamberson reported
that the consensus of the 911
Communicatoins Committee
had been to use the call relay
system as it would be the most
economical. He requested that
the Board write Allen A. Eh-
lert, Dept. of General Ser-
vices, of this decision so that
the Board might be included in
the state plan for 911. The
Board discussed this matter
and informed Mr. Lamberson
that they would rather be left
out of this plan as Gulf County
just did not have the money
nor the need for this plan and
would notify Mr. Ehlert of this
matter. Mr. Lamberson
agreed and told the Board his
Committee had acted in the
face of state law and persis-
tent phone calls from Mr.
Ehlert. Mr. Lamberson then
requested the Board notify
Mr. Ehlert that he was no
longer chairman of the 911
Committee, that the commit-
tee had been disbanded and
.any other.correspondence cons-.
cerning this matter should be
directed to the Board. In line
with this matter, Comm. Play-
er moved Resolution 76-2 be
adopted. Comm. Davis
seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously.
The Resolution requested
that State government assist
local governments in imple-
menting the 911 Emergency
Telephone systems, since the
state had mandated its im-
plementation. but not pro-
vided for its funding. Copy of
said resolution is on file in the
Clerk's office.
Comm. Owens asked Mr.
Lamberson the status of the
new ambulance. Mr. Lamber-
son replied that the Board
should receive a check shortly
for the state's share of the cost
of the ambulance and that he

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is presently able to hold the
successful bidder to the bid
price, pending arrival of this
Mr. Lamberson then pre-
sented a contract for a county-
wide emergency medical ser-
vices communications system
grant in the amount of $17,200.
to be used to purchase equip-
ment costing $34,374,85. Upon
motion by Comm. Owens.
second by Comm. Davis, and
unanimous vote, the Board
executed this contract.
After discussion of the bids
on the proposed ambulance
building the Board deleted al-
ternate two, alternate six, and
added alternate five to the bid
of Griffin Construction Co.
Comm. Player then moved the
Board execute the contract
with Griffin Construction
Company, Box 442, Blounts-
town, to construct the ambu-
lance building at the following
Base bid, $37,800.00; alter-
nate two, deduct $600.00; al-
ternate six, deduct $1,300.00;
alternate five, add $208.00;
total amount of contract,
Comm. Owens seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
The Chairman announced
he had asked Albert Thames
to be present at this meeting to
discuss the Board's offer of
the job as director of the
Veteran's Civil Defense of-
fice. Comm. Owens said he
thanked Mr. Thames for tak-
ing the job and knew he would
do a good job. He said the
Board expected Mr. Thames
to be at the courthouse from
nine to five to serve the people
and work for the betterment of
both offices. Comm. Money
stated that although he voted
against the combination he
would stand behind the
Board's majority and he re-
quested Mr. Thames to apply
an equal amount of time to
keeping the Veterans office
and Civil Defense office.
Comm: Davis stated that the
-Board, "would" ba. k Mr,..
Thames in any manner and he
felt any member of this Board
would furnish any veteran
with transportation if it was
needed. Mr. Thames thanked
the Board for offering him the
job and he asked the Board
about the Civil Defense station
wagon. The Chairman replied
that the vehicle was for the
director to drive back and
forth to work from his home so
that he would have it with him
in case of an emergency.
Chairman Money reminded
the Board that they need to
look at the roof in Wewahitch-
ka to decide what kind of roof
repair is' needed.
Comm. Davis told the Board
that the Stone Mill Creek
bridge needs repair before a
serious accident occurs. After
discussion. Comm. Davis

be Vm

By Joe St. Clair
What is the price of vic-
tory? Now, there is an
age-old question for us to
It is said that Robert
Louis Stevenson became
a master of Ehglish by
writing some of his pieces
nine times over. The man-
uscript pages of Tenny-
son's poems sometimes
have 50 corrections on a
single sheet. Goethe took
a lifetime to write
"Faust" and half a life-
time to write Wilhelm
To be aware of the ef-
forts of these men in
achieving their greatness
teaches us one thing-
everything has a price on
Without patience-it
can't be accomplished.
The life that spurns effort
is without results and ac-
complishments. In other
words-if you will pay the
price you may have it.
The skillful surgeon be-
came so because he paid
the price of preparation.
The artist paints because
he painfully learned
draftmanship .. .on and
on we could go-they all
:paid the price.
REMEMBER: "Victory
is never won by the slug-

St. Clair

Funeral Home


its Second Annual Spelling
Bee in the upcoming weeks.
Grade and school champion-
ships for schools within Gulf
County's system will be held
on March 26. Students parti-
cipating are in the fifth
through eighth grades.
All students in grades five
through eight compete at their
own grade level, within their
own school. Grade level cham-
pions then compete to deter-
mine each school's champion
speller. County competition
for school champions will be
held April 9 at Wewahitchka
High School. The county
champion will be Gulf Coun-
ty's representative for the
Regional spell-down May 1 in
Jacksonville, to decide who
will attend the national cham-


June 7-12.
Interested students may ob-
tain the booklet, "Words of the
Champs", from which contest
words are taken, by writing to
Florida Times Union, Box
1949, Jacksonville, 32201. They
should send 25 cents and a
self-addressed stamped legal
sized envelope. Over 500 word
changes have been made from
last year's booklet.
Each school champion will
receive a lapel medallion and
an award certificate. The
county champion will receive
a plaque and can compete for
prizes offered in the Regional
championship. Regional
prizes include TV sets, sets of
encyclopedias, dictionaries
and trophies.

Outlines New

Tag Laws

Tax Collector Harland
Pridgeon told the Rotary Club
Thursday that important
changes have been made in
the license tag laws which
become effective this year.
One of the most important
changes is that all boats
require registration now, re-
gardless of the size motor used
for power. "If it is propelled
by machinery it must be
registered", Pridgeon said.
Another important change
is that beginning this year, the
state is initiating a new pro-
gram for tag purchases. Now,
license tags, like drivers' li-
censes, will be issued in the
owner's birth month. This first
year will be a little confusing
in that some people will be
required to buy 18 month tags,
while others will be able to
purchase six month tags. It all
depends upon what month a
person's birth falls in.
The new tags will be sold in
moved the Board hire extra
help in the Road Department
for 30 days to fix the bridge
using approved Federal funds
received as a result of .the July
floods. Comm. Owens second-
ed the motion and it passed
Chairman Money told the
Board that the Mayor of
Wewahitchka has completed
the necessary work to present
the streets in Red Bull Island
to the Board. He also remind-
ed the Board to be ready to
discuss the five-year second-
ary road program at the
meeting of February 10.
Comm. Davis requested the
Mosquito Control Superinten-
dent run a cost factor on con-
tracting the ditch work at But-
ler Bay. Comm. Davis said the
Board had several projects
that needed to be completed
as soon as possible before
rainy weather set in. The
Board directed Emmette
Daniell to run this cost analy-
Comm. Davis said the old
WPA ditches on the Kemp
Cemetery Road need cleaning
before the road is paved.
Comm. Davis said a culvert
on the Rowell Fish camp road
is stopped up and David Gas-
kin is willing to allow the
Board to drain across his pro-
perty into a pond to alleviate
the problem.

July. Thus, if a person is born
in October, he must purchase
a 16 month tag.
Pridgeonsaid the Associa-
tion of County Tax Collectors
are now making an effort to
simplify the tag classifica-
tions. "We now have 56 differ-
ent series of tags", he said,
"and we believe it would be
much simpler to have only
four classifications."
Another new requirement
for automobile ownership is
that the owner must have the
license tag registration slip in
the vehicle at all times. "Don't
put your title in the car",
Pridgeon cautioned. "You
need only a copy of your tag
While he was talking about
licensing, Pridgeon threw in a,
tidbit of information, saying
his office had sold 18,005
hunting and fishing licenses
and 329 business licenses dur-
ing the past year. This proves
Gulf Countians had rather fish
and hunt than conduct busi-
Guests of the club were
Chuck Peacore of Columbus,
Ga., Rev. Johnny McCurdy
and Jim Overton and Wheel-
ettes Karen Gosnell and Kar-
en Young.

Mr. and Mrs. Gus Creech
toured Florida last week,
visiting relatives and seeing
sights. Cities visited included:
Jacksonville, Neptune Beach,
Marineland, St. Augustine,
Miami, Coral Gables, Mara-
thon, Florida Keys, Key West,
Ft. Meyers, Sarasota, Bra-

BOY: "A noise with dirt on
it." Anon.

Mrs. Opal Howard. Mrs. Eleanor Wil-
liams and Norma Hobbs hold an afghan given

away recently by the Ladies Bowling League.

Bowling Association Kicks

Off Annual City Tournament

The Port St. Joe bowling
Association kicked off their
Annual City Tournament this
past weekend. Team events
were held Saturday and Sun-
day, March 6 and 7.
Doubles and singles will be

bowled this Saturday and Sun-
day, March 13 and 14.
The Association also held a
drawing for a hand-made af-
ghan and $25.00 Savings Bond.
Saturday. Sid Brown was the
winner of the afghan, donated

Bowling News

Gulf Co. Men's League
Monday night on lanes one
and two, Carr's Auto Sales
dropped three to Ten Pin
Lounge. James Hicks had a
good night for 10-Pin with his
252 game and 585 series. Bub
Maguder led Carr's with a 204
game and 472 series.
On lanes three and four it
was Shirt and Trophy taking
all four from King's Gulf Ser-
vice. For Shirt & Trophy, Jim
Mashburn and David Roche
each had a 539. David Lewis
led King's with 472.
Lanes five and six had
Campbell's Drugs taking all
four from Stems and Seeds. Bo
Bouington led Campbell's with
a 528. For Stems & Seeds Yank
Lyle and Donnie Maddox
shared the lead with 431 each.
On lanes seven and eight it
was Butler's Restaurant tak-
ing all four from Player's
Supermarket. Butler's had
Harry Lowry high with a 581.
Warren Yeager led Player's
with 462.

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Dr. Richard E. Hosea

Dr. Daniel M. Rosof

announce their association in the Practice
of OPTOMETRY at their new location at:
Suite 14, Panama City Marina
Panama City, Florida Ph. 763-6681

Bro. Wiley Hopps, Pastor
Invites you to
The Official Opening of

Jesus House of Prayer


Sunday, March 14, 1976 3:00 P.M.
We Warmly Welcome You All
Located At
Across from Washington High Playground

Butler's Rest.
Campbell's Drugs
Player's S'market
Shirt & Trophy
10-Pin Lounge
Stems & Seeds
Carr's Auto Sales
King's Gulf Ser.

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Shop the Classifieds
for Quick Bargains

by Mrs. Anna Smith. The
$25.00 Savings Bond, donated
by Florida First National
Bank, was won by Opa)
Howard. Mayor Frank Pate
drew the lucky tickets.

Speaker Stresses

Herbert Jamison, an em-
ployment specialist, gave 6
presentation recently to the
Port St. Joe High School
Senior Exceptional Education
Class. The consultant's pre-
sentation was centered on em-
ployment and its relationship
to social problems.
The students learned that
unemployment creates many
social problems. Some com-
mon problems listed were
poverty, crime, loss of self-
respect, alcoholism and fam-
ily deterioration.

Dr. Elliot F. Monroe, MD.

Panama City

705 East 6th St.


the members of the

Church of Christ

invite you to meet with them:
Sunday Morning Bible Study ........... 1000 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

Full Service Florist

Gifts, Party Goods,

China Silver

Watch for Our

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Bidwell Appointed to

SACS Program Committee

Biddy Ball's Best
The Biddy League Basketball program
most valuable player trophies were presented
last week by Recreation Director Walter

7th and 8th Winners

Seventh and Eighth grade trophy winners
in the basketball program were, Jeff Hinote,
left, Sportsmanship award and Fred Smith,

Wilder. Shown above with their trophies are
Marty Russ, left, MVP and Tommy King,
right, sportsmanship award. Bill Wood, who
supervises the program is behind the two
boys. Star photo

right, most valuable player. Bill Woods,
center, is the director of the program.

It was recently announced
by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools that
David Bidwell, Superinten-
dent of Gulf County Schools,
has been appointed to the Pro-
gram Committee, Elementary
and Secondary Commission.
The major responsibilities of
this committee are to evaluate
the 1975 conference, and to
recommend plans for the 1976
meetings, including topics and
At the annual meeting of
S.A.C.S., all levels of educa-
tors from 11 Southern states,
spanning from the Atlantic
Ocean westward to T6xas, are
in attendance. The initial
meeting for the planning com-
mittee was held in Atlanta,
Georgia on March 8. The com-
mittee will recommend that
the annual conference be
held in Atlanta, on December
12 through 15, 1976, with a
theme "Past is Prologue;




The Port St. Joe Jr.-Sr. High
School Library is in the pro-
cess of sponsoring hobby dis-
plays and talks in various
fields of interest. The hobby
sessions are designed to offer
the students help and infor-
mation on starting a hobby as
well as fun and relaxation.
The first of the hobby series
featured a display of Primi-
tive American antiques.
Woody Busby, Career Educa-
tion Instructor for Gulf County
was the featured speaker for
the day.
Clarence Monette, lib-
rarian, asks that any member
of the community that has a
hobby and would like to share
with others please contact him
at the high school media
center or call 229-6314. These
hobbies may include any sort
of collections or do-it-yourself
hobbies and handicrafts. The
library is also in need of a
locking display case to show
small or valuable items. Any-
one wishing to donate such an
item should also call the above

Future is Promise".
Concerning Bidwell's
appointment, Felix Robb,
Director of S.A.C.S, stated
"We are indeed pleased to
have educators from the local
level such as Mr. Bidwell to
give a viable voice in the edu-
cational situation as it is and
the needs which should be

considered by the Southern
Association of Colleges and.
Schools. Assistance by Super-
intendent Bidwell and others
will be invaluable, and we
thank him for giving his time
for this worthwhile endeavor
to improve the educational
opportunity for all youth in the

Mrs. Cathryn Davidson

Taken by Death Sunday

Mrs. Cathryn Coatney
Davidson, 36, died Sunday
night at her home at 302 16th
Survivors include her hus-
band, James Paul Davidson;
two sons, Keith and Paul Jr.;
all of Port St. Joe; four bro-
thers, Frank Coatney and R.
L. Coatney, Jr., both of Pan-

ama City; Bernice Coatney
and Shelton Coatney, both of
Vernon; and two sisters, Mrs.
J. W. Sellars of Cedar Grove
and Mrs. Leon Burdeshaw of
Funeral arrangements were
incomplete at press time. Peel
Funeral Home of Bonifay will
be in charge of arrangements.

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It's Only


"Tax Facts"
Comptroller of Florida

It is some consolation to know what your taxes are all:
For that very reason, the Comptroller's Office publishes an:
annual "Taxpayer's Almanac," a 10-page brochure which:
explains each of the 21 taxes levied by the State of Florida.;
It's a particularly handy reference for new residents of the.
The "Almanac" explains, the rates levied as well as the:
history and purpose of each tax. This includes such items as
state sales tax, tobacco and alcoholic beverage taxes, cor-
porate income taxes, auto license fees and more than a dozen
other taxes which you might not even know you are paying.:
The "Almanac" is recommended reading for all Floridians
and for banks and financial institutions who frequently deal:
with new residents who have questions about the tax:
structure of their new home state.
Twenty copies or less are available free of charge upon:
request. There is a charge of six cents per copy for orders in
excess of 20 to cover the cost of preparing and printing the-
Almanac. (AFNS)

New Marine Service to the Big Region on the Gulf
9 AM to
Saturday, March 20 5 PM

Manufactured Boats To suit the taste of the sportsman to the most rugged fisherman, of great interest to all.
Do-it-Yourself Hull For the handy man who can complete it himself.
Marine Supplies For the Most Sports-minded Individual or Rugged Seaman who gathers the fruits of the sea.

If you furnish the Container.
Fiberglass Resin $7.70 gal. Excer

Fiberglass Matting $1.20 yd. Va


Enterprises, Inc.


Bottom Paint 30 to 50% off

Anchor lines, Tie Ropes, etc.

One, Come All. See Wakulla County's newest industry & participate

Highway 319
11/2 Miles N. of Crawfordville

Some baseball players believe that if they wear a piece of
chewing gum on the top of their caps they will get a hit!


Machine Shop
Now Operating In

Port St. Joe

Machine Repairs


All Types



Machine Company

506 First St. Phone 229-6803




For over 5,000 years, RX has sym-
bolized man's weapons against
disease. The ancient Egyptians
used the magic eye of Horus,
God of Day, as a charm to guard
them against ills and suffering.
Centuries later, the eye reap-
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its present RX. But your doctor
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Pharmacist and the improved
drug products your pharmacist
stocks. You, too, can rely on
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Ph. 227-8371 317 Williams
Convenaidt Drive-In Window
Plenty of Free Parking

Tapper Resigns

Bank Position
It was learned at press time
yesterday that George G.
Tapper of Port St. Joe has
resigned as chairman of the
board of the Wewahitchka
State Bank.
Tapper was named chair-
man of the board of the bank
about a year ago.
No further details were

GARC Selling

Fish Dinners

The Gulf County Association
for Retarded Citizens will be
selling fish dinners on Friday,
March 12. The plates will be
$1.50 each and will consist of
fish, cole slaw, baked beans
and bread.
Anyone wishing to order
may call 229-6327, 8:00 to 4:00
p.m. Dinners may be picked
up at 113 Main Street, next to
the American Legion Hall in
North Port St. Joe.

Ladies Slow

Pitch Tourney

There will be a Ladies' Slow-
Pitch Softball Tournament in
Port St. Joe on Friday and
Saturday, April 2 and 3. All
teams interested in entering
the competition may contact
David Player at 227-3636 after
five p.m.
This will be a 12-team tour-
nament, for the first 12 teams

Society Cooks


The Altar Society of St.
Joseph's Catholic Church will
be serving seafood jambalaya
Friday, March 26 between
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the
St. Joseph's Parish House.
Tickets are $1.75 and may be
purchased from members of
the society or at the door.

Meeting the morning after a
five inch rain in the county,
the county Commission had
their share of people com-
plaining about their drainage
problems Tuesday morning.
At least five direct complaints
and several indirect took up
much of the meeting time of
the board.
Mrs. Winston Wells was
there to complain about what
she described as a long stand-
ing problem on Americus
Avenue in St. Joe beach.
James Little of Fifth Street in
Highland View said water
was backing up in his yard for
the first time since he moved
there 14 years ago.
Preston Simpson of Dalkeith

A Red Cross standard first
aid course will be held begin-
ning Monday, March 15. The




Several members of the Di-
versified Cooperative Train-
ing (DCT) class of Port St. Joe .
High recently attended the
Cooperative Education Dis-
trict contest, which was held
at Chipola Jr. College in Mar-
ianna on Feb. 25.
Of the five students com-
peting from Port St. Joe there
were three with first place
honors and one with second.
They were: Tammy Norwood,
first place, spelling; Tammy
Rushing, first place, extem-
poraneous speaking; Pam
Collier, first place, recruiting
poster; and Scotty White,
second place, sales demon-

The three first place win-
ners will be competing for top
honors at the state contest to
be held at Miami Beach,
March 18-20.

Ladies Ball

League Is


There will be a meeting for
anyone interested in women's
softball in the Gulf County
Recreation office at City Hall
on March 15 at 5:00 p.m.

Walter Wilder, Recreation
Director, urges anyone wish-
ing to enter a women's team
into the league to please have
a representative present at
the meeting. For further infor-
mation contact Mr. Wilder at
229-6119 or Dereama Kent at

Legal Advertising

BID NO. 199A
The City of Port St. Joe.
Florida, invites bids on the
following described item:
1-New or Used Motor
Grader with the follow-
ing specifications:
Length-Approx. 17'
Blade-Approx. 10
Engine-40 hp engine, 4
cyl. gas
Tire size-7:50 x 20 10 ply
Six Wheel
No Cab
Bids shall be sealed in an
envelope and plainly marked
"Bid No. 199A." All bids must
be F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, and approximate delivery
date shown. Bidders are re-
quested to submit bids in item
sequence and totaled. The City
of Port St. Joe reserves the
right to accept or reject any or
all bids, waive any formalities
and to choose the bid deemed
best to meet the City's needs.
Bids must be good for 30 days
after opening.
Bids must be submitted to
the City Clerk's Office, P. 0.
Box A, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, on or before 5:00 P.M.,
E.S.T., March 16, 1976. Bid
opening will be held at the
Regular City Commission
Meeting March 16, 1976, at
8:00 P.M., E.S.T., in the Muni-
cipal Building, Port St. Joe,

-s- C. W. BROCK.
City Auditor and Clerk It 3-11

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 G & F
Monument Ave. at Port St.
Joe, Fla. and the extent of the
interest of each, is as follows:
Larry Clayton. 50 percent.
R. L. Killingsworth, 50 per-
-s- Larry Clayton
-s- R. L. Killingsworth
4t 3-11

We the undersigned, being
duly sworn, do hereby declare
under oath the names of all
persons interested in the busi-
ness or profession carried on
under the name of ST. JOE
Box 927, Fifth St., .Highland
View, Port St. Joe, Fla., and
the extent of the interest of
each, is as follows:
Joel D. Adams, 100 percent.
-s- Joel D. Adams

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

complained about water prob-
lems in the vicinity of his
home and the Dalkeith Baptist
Church. Simpson lives near
what is described as the
Butler Bay area, which has
been a problem of the Board
for years.
That was the way it went.
Too much water in too short a
time with nothing but a flat
table for it to lie .on spells
problems. In each case, the
County Board said they would
do what they could to alleviate
the problem. In fact, their
Road Superintendent, Lloyd
Whitfield was not at the
meeting Tuesday horning; he
was out working on water

course, sponsored by the Gulf,
County Volunteer Ambulance
Squad, is designed to train
anyone in the emergency
treatment of accident victims
in the home, on the job, or at
You do not have to be a
member of the ambulance
squad, or any other organi-
zation, to take the course. The
only criteria is the minimum
age of 18, and members of
civic clubs, church groups,
and individuals are urged to
take part.
The course will last 15 hours
and will be given three hours a
night for five nights. It will be
followed at a later date with
one in cardiopulmonary re-
sucitation, known as'CPR.
Anyone interested in taking
the first aid course should
contact Dick Lamberson at
227-2141 or Bob Rogers at
227-2311 or 229-8160.



It has been discovered that
many citizens are not aware of
the existence of the Gulf
Association for Retarded Citi-
zens (GARC) and the Activity
Center for retarded citizens.
Neither do some understand
what the organization and
center is all about or the main
cause for which it is in opera-
Therefore, the GARC and
the staff of the Activity Center
extends an invitation to all the
citizens of Port St. Joe to
attend its next meeting so that
they can become more in-
formed about the plight of the
The next GARC meeting will
be held April 1, at 7:00 p.m. at
the Activity Center in North
Port St. Joe. 113 Main St., next
door to the American Legion



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Phone 229-2763
Hwy 98 Hiland View

Start Your Own home busi-
ness. $200.00 weekly possible
stuffing envelopes. Start im-
mediately! Details $1.00 re-
fundable. Everett Chase. P. 0.
Box 308. Pawling. NY 12564.
4tc 3-11

needs dependable person.
Contact Port St. Joe area cus-
tomers. Be your own boss. We
train. Write W. C. Crawford.
Pres.. PANC(). Box 52. Fort
Worth. Tex. 76101.

After completing the discus-
sion of their water run-off
problem, the Board got right
on to another water problem:
water and sewer for Oak


100 gal. gas tank, $200.00.
648-4935. 2tc 3-11

Frigidaire side-by-side
freezer-refrigerator with auto.
ice maker. Excellent cond.,
$225 firm. 648-5385. tfc 3-11

Call Betty Gilbert
tfc 3-11

24' x 54' mobile home with
washer & dryer. Will trade for
single wide trailer or small
equity and take up payments.
229-6739, 203 Madison St., Oak
Grove. ltp 3-11

Western Auto's new FREE
275 page Spring and Summer
Catalog is in. If you did not
receive one at home, please
drop by and pick one up.
219 Reid Ave. 227-2281

Western Auto has skate-
boards, Skateboards, Skate-
boards, $24.95 $27.95. Free
pack bandaids with each one.
219 Reid 227-2281

Tomato plants, pepper, egg
pant, sage. Rogers Nursery,
Wewahitchka. 3tc 3-4

Golf clubs, 2 woods, 5 irons,
putter, bag and cart, $25. CB
radio, 123A Johnson Messen-
ger, like new, $85. Call 229-4193
or see at 203 13th St.
2tp 4-3

CB Radios, Johnson, Craig,
Surveyor, antennas, base sta-
tions, terms available. West-
ern Auto. tfc 3-4

Wizard garden tillers, hand
plows, lawn mowers, all gar-
den needs. Western Auto.
tfc 3-4

1974 23' tandem travel trail-
er. electric brakes & Reeves
hitch, complete bath, electric-
gas refrigerator, forced air
furnace, like new cond.,
$2.850.00. St. George Island,
670-6367. 2tc 3-4

13'4" Boston Whaler with 50
h.p. Mercury and 16' heavy
duty galvanized trailer with
12" tires. $1,900.00. Call W6wa
after 4:00 p.m. 639-5678.
4tp 2-26

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
Garage and rummage sale.
Saturday. March 13. 9 a.m.
American Legion Hall. corner
of Williams and Third St.


1974 V6 Capri, $2.700.00. 648-
5289. 2tp 3-11

66 VW van. needs minor
body work. $595.00. Come by
203 13th St or call 229-4193.
2tp 3-4

Commissioner Silas Player
said he had completed a
survey of part of Oak Grove
and Chairman Eldridge Mon-
ey said he had practically


completed his section and the
two reported the people of Oak
Grove are almost unanimous
in their approval of a financ-
ing program offered by Far-
mer's Home Administration
two weeks ago for financing
installation of a water and
sewer system in the commun-
Oak Grove has wanted a'
system for some time, but
population in the area has
made it too expensive. FHA
came up two weeks ago.
offering a grant and loan to
finance the project which

brings it into the reach of the
potential customers.
Even before making their
poll, the County Commission-
ers applied for the grant and
loan to tie the money down,
with the provision they could
cancel the application if the
Oak Grove people turned the
deal down.
At their meeting Tuesday,
the Commission said all indi-
cations that they would give
their final approval .of the
project tomorrow, which is the
deadline set by FHA for filing
the application.

'I I I


Two lots at St. Joe Beach,
one corner lot and adjoining
lot. Call 648-7569 after six p.m
tfc 3-11

3 Bedroom house on two
lots, oak floors, aluminum sid-
ing, full length screens, priced
to sell. 229-5533. 2tp 3-4

3 Bedroom house, living
room and den, spacious yard,
priced to sell, 229-6918. tfc 3-4

Two story house at 708 Long
Ave., inquire at address.tfc 4-1

3 BR house, 1 bath, chain
link fence, 3 lots, 50' x 175' ea.
Located at Land's Landing
area, phone 639-2217.
tfc 2-19

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
2 BR furnished house and
two unit furnished apartment
building, only .$29,500 at 1505
Monument Ave. By owner.
Financing available. 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

2 BR unfurnished house, 401-
Woodward Ave. Call 227-4671.
ltp 3-11

Ski Meadows Trailer Park
Campsites on Gulf in
shaded woods.
Phone 229-6622
Hwy. 30S, Port St. Joe

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 3-4

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
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

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

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

Governor's Crime Prevention Committee
Tallahassee. Florida

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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

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

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

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

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.
(fc 2-5
Painting--Interior or Exterior
By the Hour or Job
('all Ronald Ross 229-6822.
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, 229-2351,
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
'tfc 3-6

PAINT Dealer in
Port St. Joe

306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe. Florida

2 BR furnished house, Canal
St.. first block from Hwy. 98,
St. Joe Beach. Owner will be
there Sunday, nine a.m. to
three p.m. Call 482-3354 or 482-
3884. 3tc 3-11

Two one-bedroom furnished
houses for rent in town. In-
quire at Smith's Pharmacy.
tfc 3-4

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

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

Tires Now Installed
In Our Own
Auto Service Center
Western Auto Assoc. Store
tfc 3-4

General Contracting
dential, add-ons, repair
novations. No jobs too
all work guaranteed
Jack Hall. 229-6321.

Visit or call the A

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

Recovering, Upholstering
High Grade Work,
Large selection of vinyls
and Fabrics
Free Estimates
Pick-up & delivery service
12 years experience
:156 Gaskin St.
Blountstown, Fla.
Phone 674-5207

4tp 3-4

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 tfc 6-2
107 Second Street
Phone 227-4401
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Hurlbut Supply
306 Reid Ave.

Nice furnished apartment,
call 229-4836. 2tp 3-11

2 Bedroom furnished apart-
ment, 522'2 Third St., 229-3011.
tfc 2F26

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

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

tfc 2-12
g, resi-
is res" Isn't it time you improve(l
lrs, re- the value of your home? A
small, fresh coat of paint will do it.
1. CallFor low off-season rates, call
229-6394. Make your home a
tic 1-29 Bicentennial Beauty. Guaran-5
teed lowest rate going. tfc 2-5


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

Fri. at 8 p.m., Sun. at4 p.m.
St. James Episcopal Church
Parish House
tfc 4-24

Wouldn't You Really
Rather Have Cable TV?

For Cable TV
Installation In Port St. Joe

Phone 229-7232
Or Visit the Telephone Company
Business Office


Heating, Cooling &
Electric Service

Commercial or Residential
Installation & Service


Port St. Joe
Owned & Operated by -
Edward & Tommy Smith
tfc 8-14

"Ithink it was something I ate."

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
Port St. Joe. Florida

This means it will be only a
matter of months before Oak
Grove will have water and
sewer service. -
In the meantime, much
work has to be done. FHA
wants the City of Port St. Joe
to service, bill, maintain and
provide treated water and
collect sewage from the sys-
tem. This agreement still has
to be worked out. The City has
already taken steps to put
service mains to the edge of
the City Limits where Oak
Grove can tie on at some time
in the future.

Torrential Rains Monday Night

Pour Water Problems On Board

First Aid Class

Starts Monday



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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1976

Alcohol Topics....

Dear Mr. Norwood,
My father and I make wine
at home for our own family
use, I was told by my father
that tne alcohol is good for our
blood and it also helps my
uncle who has diabetes.
in school the other day, I
was told that alcohol is not
good for the blood and that
alcohol could. hurt someone
with diabetes. Is this true?
A. F., Jr.


DeWayne Manuel
db-a Western Auto Store
P. 0. Box 711
Wewahltchka, Fla.
Daniel W. Jones
Rt. 1, Box 105
Bristol, Fla.
NOTICE is hereby given that I, Ray-
mond Lawrence, Sheriff of Gulf County,
Florida, under and by virtue of a Writ of
Execution heretofore issued out of the
above entitled Court, in the above,
entitled cause, having levied upon the
following personal property, situate,
lying and being In Gulf County, Florida,
1972 Datsun Truck, Id. no. PL620083214
Title no. 5474986, tag no. 67-GH.000109,
decal no. 7096185
and that upon the 26th day of March,
A.D. 1976, during the legal hour of sale,
namely, 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon, on
said day, at lthe 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
as. Raymond Lawrence, Sheriff
Gulf County Sheriff Department
4t 3-4

At a special meeting of the Gulf
County School Board on February 20,
1976, it was approved to advertise for
two positions for grounds maintenance
persons. Applications are now being
accepted in the Gulf County School
Board office or the school center offices
until March 12, 1976, at 12:00 noon.
The grounds maintenance person will
assume responsibility for keeping the
school grounds through the provision of
useful, attractive and safe means. The
grounds maintenance person will work
with the principal to develop an overall
plan to make the necessary provisions
The specific duties as outlined in the job
description include:
1. Tooperateand maintainequipment
to be utilized In ground mainte.
nance ;
2. Clean yards;
3. Plant shrubbery;
4. Plant grass;
5. Water plants and grass as needed;
6. Mow lawns, ball fields and other
7. Level grounds where necessary,
taK'ig care or erosion problems as
they occur;
8. Prepare grounds in accordance
with schools' landscape plan;
9. Fertilize plants and grass as need.
10. Build or work with maintenance
personnel to build any enclosures,
fences, etc. that relate to school
grounds and beautification; and
11. Other pertinent tasks as assigned
by the school center principal.
The salary for this position will be paid
at the rate of $3.00per hour. The grounds
maintenance person will be directly
responsible to the school principal.
BID NO. 195
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
invites bids on the following described
76 If-6' fabric (9 ga.)
8 ea.-22'/" x 8' terminal-gate posts,
standard pipe
4ea.-2" x 8' line posts, standard pipe
76 If-1%" top rail, .065 wall thickness
2 ea.-6' x 12' drive gates with 1%"
standard pipe frame
All posts to be set in 30" cement
Bids shall be sealed in an envelope and
plainly marked "Bid No. 195". 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. 6. Box A, Port St. Joe,
FIroida 32456, :n or before 5:00 P.M.,
E.S.T., March 16, 1976. Bid opening will
be held at the regular City Commission
Meeting March 16, 1976, at 8:00 P.M.,
E.S.T., In the Municipal Building, Port
St. Joe, Florida.
City Auditor and Clerk 2t 3-4
We the undersigned,being duly sworn,
1o hereby declare under oath that the
names of all persons interested in the
business or profession carried on under
the name of ST. JOE OUTBOARD
REPAIR SHOP at 309 Monument Ave.,
Port St. Joe, Fla. and the extent of the
interest of each, is as follows:
Lloyd R. Etheridge, 100 percent.
s -Lloyd R. Etheridge 4t 3-4

BID NO. 198
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
invites bids on the following described
Design Principle
Design principle must have been use
tested under all climatic conditions. Coin
gauging mechanism features cam-lever
action to multiply coin diameter differ-
entials up to a minimum ratio of 3 to 1,.
affording positive and accurate engage-
ment of time pick-up with broad opera.-
ting tolerances. Modular type design to
permit easy on-street removal of all as-
semblies for easy trash and slug
removal. Anti-backup lever easily ac-
cessible for service disengagement
when required. NO adjustrments required
on standard mechanism.
When the proper coin is inserted in
appropriate coin slot, an operating
handle is turned to actuate the meter.
The time indicator is to remain at zero
and the violation flag shall be in effect
while the meter handle is being turned.
When the handle has been cycled cornm.-

Dear A. F.,
What you heard in school is
correct. There is no scientific
evidence that alcohol is help-
ful for your blood. Alcohol
may make you feel like it is
doing you good, but in reality,
it isn't.
The use of alcohol by a dia-
betic is dangerous. A diabetic
needs insulin to keep their
blood sugar down. The use of
alcohol can interfere with the
insulin doing its job and that

person can go into a diabetic
Alcohol is a drug that can be
used as a sedative, but there
are other alternatives to alco-
hol which do not interfere with
body functions. Most doctors
who are up-to-date about the
dangers of alcohol, will tell
you that the use of alcohol for
medical reasons is not a good
Mr. Norwood

'al Advertising

pletely, the predetermined time value
for the coin inserted is then indicated on
the dial. An anti-backup pawl prevents
rotation cycle is completed. Instruction
plate is located directly above operating
handle and provides simple instructions,
graphically 'displayed, detailing the
steps required to operate the meter.
Operates in all climatic conditions
ranging from sub-zero to tropical tem-
Coin Entrance
Coin entrance easy to see and provides
highly visible identification using white
numbers on dark gray background for
each coin slot. Built-in safety zone traps
most foreign objects, bent coins, etc.,
before they enter coin handling mech-
anism. Coin entrance made of perma-
nent dark gray material whichl will
never corrode. Stainless steel coin en-
trance shutter blocks coin slots when.
ever operating handle Is rotated from
home position, thus preventing addition-
al insertion of coins into mechanism
before handle cycle is completed. Coin
entrance positioned to allow easy inser-
tion of coins. Coin entrance available
with one, two, or three coin slots
depending on coin combination required.
Coin Combination
Operates with pennies, nickels and
dimes,or oany one or more of these
combinations. Coin handling mechanism
may be converted to a wide variety of
different coin combinations depending
upon requirements.
Rate Setting
Any period of time for a particular coin,
or combination of coins up to a maxi-
mum of 24, available within the time
limit of a given meter. Special rate
settings using up to 36 coins available
depending upon rate-time combination.
Time Limit
Overall time limits available for 6
minutes to 24 hours. The meter is
designed for ease of conversion to one-
half movement time limit using full
scale dial with the only part change
being the new dial. The meter is to be
adjustable to allow for a grace period of
up to 5 minutes, with no special Parts
The meter and parts must be strong and
durable. The handle shaft must be at
least .370 inches In diameter and
operates in a permanently lubricated
Dial to be made of heavy gauge alumi-
num with baked-on white enamel back.
ground. Time scale silk screened in
permanent baked-on black enamel for
long life and high contrast. Time limit
identification on the dial is minimum
size of '/2 inch number (s).
Signal Windows
Large front and back windows for easy
enforcement and public view. Made Of
Lexan Polycarbonate material which is
break-resistant. Both windows contain
recessed o-ring seals to protect against
dust, moisture, etc. with separate, in-
dividually replaceable windows.
Rate and Enforcement Inserts
Separate rate and enforcement inserts
are displayed at approximately forty.
five (45) degree angle for easy reading
on the front 'Tde of the meter. Inserts are
removable for easy change. Eash insert
made of aluminum with baked-on white
enamel background with legend print in
permanent black ink. Fully enclosed to
protect against dust, dirt and moisture.
Signal Flags
Red expiration and violation flags are
minimum of three square inches in area.
The red "Expired" flag shall be visible
from both sides of the meter. Flag shall
appear whenever allowed time has
expired. Large yellow "Violation" flag
visible from both sides of meter. Flag
appears whenever the operating handle
is rotated from home position. Both flags
made of aluminum with baked-on fade-
resistantenamel with legend silkscreen-
ed in white on each flag.
Materials Used
All gears,pinions, levers and bearings in
the coin handling mechanism are made
of the best grade stainless steel or clock
brass; precision involute type gears are
used throughout the meter. Stainless
steel handle shaft operates in a perma.
nently lubricated bearing. Coin carrier
and coin cams are made of die cast
Movements available for time limits
ranging from 6 minutes to 32 hours.
Movement runoff accuracy is to be 60 to
63 minutes per hour, always slow.
Escapement is self-starting at all tem-
peratures from -25 to +150 degrees to
insure correct operation under all
reasonable weather conditions. Mat-
erials and workmanship must be of good
quality. All shafts and fixed pinions must
be made of stainless steel. Gears,
bearings, and plates may be made of
clock brass, tool grade aluminum, or
delrin no. 500 as most suitable for the
individual part. Clutch is self-adjusting
to prevent slipping off or high handle
torque of the meter. The movement beat
is audible through the meter case. The
complete movement is easily removable
for conversion or maintenance. The
movement has a rigid die cast aluminum
dust cover sealed with a recessed O-ring
to protect it from dust and damage
in handling.
Time Wipe-Off
Means of wiping off time from the meter
without the use of tools provided to give
easy coin checking of the meter. Ac-
cessory lock available to provide time
wipe-off with special key without open-
ing the meter case.
Case Construction
Standard case made of high grade die
cast aluminum and treated for corrosion
resistance and painted with two coats of
scratch-resistance acrylic paint on a
well primed base.
Mechanism Door
Mechanism door opens to horizontal
position providing convenient work shelf
for maintenance. Pressure type mech-
anism door lock with O-ring gasket for
proper sealing when door is closed. Door
easily removed without tools by disen-
gaging two lock pins. Hinge pin com-
pletely concealed.
Coin Door
Coin door equipped with suitable lock
available to match existing series.
Opens from the front side. Provides
access to coin chute, completely sep-
arated from mechanism section.
Number Plates
Recessed number plates for attachment

to mechanism door and allow numbering
of up to four digits.
Collection System
Standard case equipped with dump
Post Attachment
Meter case attaches to pipe standard
with self-adjusting, three piece wedge
assembly. Access available only when
locked coin door is open. Permits meter
to be positioned at any angle on the post.
Bid will be for one hundred fifty (150)
meters, giving credit for one hundred
fifth (150) old "dual" meters.
Bids shall be sealed in an envelope and
plainly marked "Bid No. 198". 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 for-
malities and to choose the bid deemed
best to meet the City's needs. Bids must
be good for 30 days after opening.
Bids must be submitted to the City
Clerk's office, P. O. Box A, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32456, on or before 5:00 P.M.,
.E.S.T., March 16, 1976. Bid opening will
be held at the Regular City Commission
Meeting March 16, 1976, at 8:00 P.M.,
E.S.T., in the Municipal Building, Port
St. Joe, Florida.
City Auditor and Clerk 2t 3-4

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 ST. JOE COMPONENTS at
Fifth St. and Third Ave., Highland View,
P. O. Box 927, Port St. Joe, Florida, and
the extent of the interest of each, is ias
Joel D. Adams, Sole Owner.
Joel D. Adams 4t3-4

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 R & T COMMUNICATIONS
at 109 Bellamy Circle, Port St. Joe, Fla.,
and the extent of the interest of each, is
as follows:
Kenneth F. Ritch, 50 percent; Sheri-
don L. Turner, 50 percent.
Kenneth F. Ritch
Sheridon Turner 4t 3-4

Lois Traylor
Rt. 1, Box 72
Wewahitchka, Fla.
Grover "Buddy" McLemore
& or Latrell McLemore
Rt. 1, Dalkeith
Wewahitchka, Fla.
NOTICE is hereby given that I, Ray-
mond Lawrence, Sheriff of Gulf County,
Florida, under and by virtue of a Writ of
Execution heretofore issued out of the
above entitled Court, in the above
entitled cause, having levied upon the
following personal property, situate,.
lying and being in Gulf County, Florida,
1971 Chevrolet Truck, Id. no. CS141360-
3107, Title no. 10339927, Tag no. 66-GH-
254, 6 cyl.
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

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
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

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extension are required to file a
Florida tentative tax return
and pay 100 percent of the
tentative tax due on or before
the original due date of the re-
turn. A Florida tentative tax
return is required even though
the taxpayer has received an
extension from the Federal
Internal Revenue Service.



Call 227-2311

Lawrence Tyree Named

President of Gulf Coast

Dear Mr. Norwood,
I'm not sure, but I think that
my parents are alcoholics.
They party all week-end and
during the week when my
father comes home from
work, the first thing he does is
have a drink. My mom works
part-time and she always hps
a drink or two in the after-
noon. They don't fight too
much when they are drunk but
they usually drink until they
pass out and I have to take
care of my little brother. Do
you think it would be okay for
me to say something to them?
I worry in case something
might go wrong while they're
passed out.
C. W.
Dear C. W.,
Let me state that an alco-
holic is a person who, when
using alcohol, lets that use
interfere with his family, eco-
nomic, and-or physical well-
being. Also, if a person loses
control over the use of alcohol,
he is considered to be an al-
It seems to me that your
parent's drinking is interfer-
ing with your family and phy-
sical well-being. I know that it
would be difficult for you to
tell them directly that they
have a problem, but what you
could do is get help from other
parenA that you know. Maybe
with their help yob can con-
front your parents. Also, it
would be helpful to have the
phone number of a friend you
can call who would be helpful
when your parents drink too
much. Don't try to solve the
problem all alone.
I strongly suggest that you
give the Alcohol Counseling
and Information Center in
your area a call. They are
there to help and they won't
give out your name if you are
afraid of getting into trouble.
Reach out for help, people do
care and would like to help.
Mr. Norwood

If you have any questions
concerning alcoholism, con-
tact Dexter Norwood at 321
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, phone




The Joint Legislative
Management Committee
announced the toll-free
legislative number for the
1976 session of the Florida
Legislature will be 1-800-
342-1827, the same as last
session. It will be opera-
tive from March 29 thru
June 18.
The line is available to
all citizens throughout the
state and the widespread
interest in legislative act-
ivities, as shown through
this service, has been
gratifying. It was initi-
ated, on a trial basis,
during the 1972 session
when over 4,000 calls
were received. There
were close to 8,000 calls
on the one line during the
1975 session.
The WATS line is oper-
ated by staff in the Legis-
lative Information Divi-
sion whose primary func-
tion is to record, through
a computer, actions on all
bills, as they occur on the
floor of the House and
Senate. The on-line sys-
tem is current at all
times, and the WATS
operator has a video ter-
minal for inquiry on her
desk. A recording device
is utilized after hours to
record requests.

Corporate Tax

Returns Due

1975 Florida Corporate In-
come Tax returns for calendar
year taxpayers will be due on
April 1.
The Florida Code imposes
penalties for failure to file on
time whether or not any tax is
due. Corporations desiring an

Port St. Joe

l "School


Port St. Joe High School
Lunchroom Menus
Monday, March 15
Luncheon meat and cheese,
sandwiches, hamburger with
bun, French fries, field peas,
tomato, lettuce, pickles, fruit
cup, milk.
Tuesday, March 16
Lasagna, barbecue beef on
bun, whole kernel corn, potato
chips, brownies, rolls, bread.
Wednesday, March 17
Cheeseburger with bun, bat-
tered fried fish with bun,, tar-
tar sauce, baked beans, let-
tuce, tomato, pickles, peanut
butter cake with icing, milk.
Thursday, March 18
Fried chicken, mashed pota-
toes with gravy, string beans,
tomato slice, peaches with
topping, milk.
Friday, March 19
Common Inservice Day

Elementary Schools
Lunchroom Menu

Monday, March 15
Luncheon meat and cheese
sandwich, French fries, field
peas, tomato slice, fruit cup,
Tuesday, March 16
Barbecue beef on bun, pot-
ato chips, whole kernel corn,
brownies, milk.

Wednesday, March 17
Battered fried fish with bun,
tartar sauce, baked beans,
cabbage slaw, peanut butter
cake with icing, milk.
Thursday, March 18
Fried chicken, mashed pota-
toes with gravy, string beans,
tomato slice, peaches with
topping, bread, rolls.

Friday, March 19
Common Inservice Day


Tyree has served as execu-
tive vice-president of Gulf
Coast Community College
since July 1, 1975, and was
previously dean of the West
Campus of Pasco-Hernando
Community College in New
Port Richey.
Prior to that he served as an
assistant professor of psy-
chology and an administrator
at Albany Junior College in
Georgia and as an administra-
tor -at Indiana University
while a doctoral student there.
Dr. Tyree attended Samford
University in Birmingham,
Pensacola Junior College, and
received his bachelors and

Dr. Lawrence W. Tyree has
been named president of Gulf
Coast Community College ef-
fective July 1 of this year.
Dr. Richard Morley will
remain with Gulf Coast for one
year as a special consultant
having been named "presi-
dent emeritus" by the Gulf
Coast Community College Dis-
trict Board of Trustees at their
regular meeting last week.

Dr. Bill Carter, vice chair-
man of the board of trustees,.
in making the announcement
said, "I must praise the
dedication and tremendous
accomplishments of this insti-

at Port St. Joe


First United

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

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



Everyone is thinking about economy these days, so
if you're in. the market for a new car, you're prob-
ably wise to shop around a bit, looking for the

best deal you can get. And if you're going to finance your new car purchase,
you'll probably choose low-cost bank financing. So shop around, find the new
car you want to buy, then talk with our loan experts about our easy budget
terms and low interest rates. You'll be glad you did.

Florida First National Bank

tution under the guidance and
leadership of Dr. Morley."
Carter continued saying, "Dr.
Larry Tyree is a man that is
most capable of continuing the
ideals, goals and aspirations
of this college."

Morley also praised Tyree
saying, "He was chosen over a
year ago by a special commit-
tee and for a year now has
grown close to our students
and the faculty as well as to
our community. Dr. Tyree is
indeed an able individual, a
man in whom I have every
possible confidence," Morley

masters degrees from the
University of Florida. He
earned his doctors degree
from Indiana University.
Tyree was active in civic
and community affairs in New
Port Richey, serving as presi-
dent-elect and on the board of
directors of his Rotary Club,
as well as on the boards of
directors of several organiza-
tions dealing with mental
health, drug awareness and
prevention, alcohol rehabilita-
tion, and Police Explorer
Scouts. He also served as a
member of the Sixth Circuit
Judicial Nominating Commis-
sion and was active with the
Chamber of Commerce. Tyree
is presently serving on the
board of directors of the
United Way of Bay County, as
co-chairperson of the 1976
Easter Seal Drive and as a
member of the Panama City
Rotary Club.
Dr. Tyree is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Esker W. Tyree of
Pensacola and is married to
the former Ann Kirkham, also
a graduate of the University of
Florida and a former junior
high school English teacher.
They are the parents of identi-
cal twin daughters, Kimberly
and Tracy, age 9 and a son,
Kirk, age 3. The family re-
sides at 2228 Pretty Bayou
Island Drive in Panama City,
and the Tyrees are very active
members of the First Metho-
dist Church of Panama City.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1976

State Draft Board Offices C se

Hand-Made Quilt Marks Bicentennial

These three young ladies are shown
working on a Bicentennial quilt which their
Girl Scout Troop 76 is currently working on.
The quilt will be on display in the Girl Scouts
parade in Panama City this Saturday, March

13. The industrious young ladies, left to right,
Jacquelyne Wilson, Marchell Sims and Ju-
Vanna Williams, are handsewing the red,
white and blue stars onto the background
material of the quilt. Star Photo


Danley established their first store in 1923, with a strong t
customer service and guaranteed satisfaction. Since thl
blossomed into one of the leading furniture retailers in the i
pioneer in the furniture-showcase concept. A concept that e
customer to see completed rooms (over 300) of furniture in
Featuring nationally known brands at tremendous saving
immediate delivery from readily available in-stock invento
is your assurance of lower prices due to vast volume buying
better quality for less!


Colonel Peter P. Pierce, Jr.,
the State Director of Selective
Service for Florida has an-
nounced the closing of all draft
board offices at the end of
February, 1976.
Colonel Pierce said this is a
result of a drastically reduced
budget recommendation for
the Selective Service System,
and will cause what the
National Director, Byron V.
Pepitone, recently termed "a
dramatically altered struc-
ture" of the agency.
In Florida, 52 employees
were terminated on February
28, and another 3 will be termi-
nated on May 8. Throughout
the entire Selective Service
System, 1,400 employees will
leave the agency in February
and another 200 in May. By the
end of fiscal year 1977, the
entire agency will employ only
approximately 100 people.
This reduction in the work
force of the draft agency made
necessary the termination of
all registrant processing on
January 27. State Director
Pierce said: "This means

Apply Now for GCCC En

I Bowling

. ...News

Thursday Nite Ladies' League
The Thursday Nite Ladies'
League met in action on
March 4, with Ralph and
Henry's winning four games
from Bowen's Cowgirls ONe
on lanes one and two. Brenda
Livings (sub) had a 162 high
game and 425 high. series for
Ralph &.Henry's. Jo O'Barr
(sub) led Bowen's with a 162
game and 462 series.
On lanes three and four,
Renfro Auto won three games
from Bowen's Cowgirls Two.
Cathy Blackburn bowled a 254
high game and 548 high series
for Renfro. Sandy Wood had a
180 game and 517 high series
for Bowen's.
Surfers won three games
from Ward's Fishery on lanes
five and six. Betty Hardin had
a 165 game and 424 series for
Surfers. Karen Rayburn had a
142 high game and Trudy Pate
had a 370 high series for
On lanes seven and eight,
Highland View Motors won
three games from Swingers.
Sue Parrish had a 140 game
and 378 series for Hi-View.
Kim Ernest led Swingers with
a 155 game and 363 series.
Standings: W L
Ralph & Henry's 20'2 3'
Renfro Auto 17 7
Bowen's Two 14 10
Bowen's One 12 12
Ward's Fishery 11'2 12'2
Surfers 11 13
Hi-View Motors 8 16
Swingers 2 22

Winter Mixed League
On March 2, the Winter
Mixed League met in action,
with Kennedy & Wombles
Winning four games from Ten
Pin Lounge on lanes one and
two. Steve Wombles led K &
W with a 220 game and 570
series. Bertha Clayton was
tops for Ten Pin with a 186
game and 515 series.
On* lanes three and four,
' Carr's and Rotagilla each split
two games. David Roche
(sub) had a 195 high game and
549 series for Carr's. Red Todd
(sub) led Rotagilla with a 198
: game and 525 series.
Sylvachem won three
games from No Names on
lanes five and six. Bill Whit-
field had a 192 game and 485
high series for Sylvachem.
David Howell led No Names
with a 183 game and 503 series.
On lanes seven and eight,
Varnes Seafood won four
games from Fiesta Food
Store. Danny Talbert led
Varnes with a 222 game and
534 series. Billy McDonnell
had a 140 high game and L. P.
West had a 350 high series for

Carr's Auto
10-Pin Lounge
No Names

6412 2712,
61 31
61 31
47 45
43 49

Varnes Seafood
K & W, Inc.
Fiesta Food

im at Local high school seniors
I planning to enter Gulf Coast
Community College this fall
are being encourage to com-
0plete application procedures
now, according to College offi-

GCCC student counselors
will visit the schools through-
out March to administer
placement and career gui-
I dance tests, assign advisors,
set up appointments to plan
39 53 fall schedules and to provide
27 65 information regarding finan-
2512 66"2 cial aid, extra-curricular acti-

vities and the like.
"Although Gulf Coast does
not anticipate having to limit
enrollment in any way, we do
intend to 'protect' local high
school students and others in
our service area by encourag-
ing any who are even remotely
considering entering this col-
lege to complete these steps
by April 30," commented Mrs.
Pam Hooper, director of test-
"As a College that practices
an active equal access-equal
opportunity policy, we are

there will be no registration or
lottery drawings in the fore-
seeable future, no classifica-
tion actions, and young men
will no longer have any re-
quirement to report changes
of address or anything else to
their local boards."
For many years, all men
were required to have their
"draft" card in their personal
possession at all times, but
this is no longer required. If a
Selective Service Status Card
is lost or stolen, there is no
need to ask for a replacement
card. "In fact", said Colonel
Pierce, "replacement cards
will no longer be issued."
After the local draft board
offices closed in February, all
Selective Service records
were transferred to appro-
priate Federal Records Cen-
The State Director said the
only Selective Service contact
in Florida will be his office. He
may be reached at:
Florida State Headquarters,
Selective Service System,
Southgate Plaza Office Park,


committed to assisting all stu-
dents throughout every phase
of their college careers and
this is certainly a vital first
step," Mrs. Hooper added.
Mrs. Hooper warned that
students who delay might find
themselves caught in long
waiting lines at registration
Those students who might
have missed previous pre-
enrollment counselling ses-
sions may go directly to the
College where testing is being
conducted at eight a.m. and
one p.m. CST daily.

U. S. 1 South (P. 0. Box 1988),
St. Augustine, Fla. 32084.,
Any perons participating in
President's Ford's Clemency
Program who wishes to enroll
with Selective Service to per-
form his alternate service ob-
ligation must contact the State
Director in person, by phone
or by mail after the end of
Colonel Pierce added that
the termination of all regis-
trant processing makes it im-
possible for any new informa-
tion to be added to a regis-
trant's file. Selective Service
registrants with any valid
questions about their status

may contact him at the above
With the exception of a few
registrants who may be viola-
tors of the Military Selective
Service Act, all registrants
are now considered to be clas-

sified i
tive of
that tho
lill \
vor i : '

,s 1-H, irrespec-
Irevious classifi-
1-H indicates
*;trant is not cur-
*t to processing
or alternate ser-

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MARCH 10 THRU 16,1976.
Port St. Joe, Florida

O ver $25 ,'0

has been wLV,

Over $125,0oi"
to be won
$100 Cash King Winners:

Lee Hatcher

Inez Rhees, left and Isadora Blackshire, right, presented checks for $100
by Mrs. Maurice Hildbold

Inez RheE

Coretha Turner
Isadora Blackshire

Odd., -iy dpnding on number of game pieces you obtain
Th. mo, pi.cio1 yu c tllict the baotor your chances of win
1000 I 36 1 in 126,610 1 n"15,827 1 in 4,870
S100 32 1 in 11,628 1 in 1,454 1 in 448
10 51 n 8,125 1 n 1,016 1 in 313
5 972 1 in 4,690 1 in 587 1 in 181
2 2,204 1 in 2,068 1 in 259 1 in 80
i 35,377 1 129 1 in 16 1 in 5
P'1' 39,542 1 in 116 1 in 14.5 1 in 4.5
This Game being played in 70 participating Piggly Wiggly
storms located in Alabnm3a (34) Mississippi 114). Georgia (7)
and Florida 1151
SchnelulJ oioin iiaiion date of this Promotio is April 28, 1978
These odds ar it eHeft for one month afte start After on
mndth updalted odds will be posted in all participating stores
and in Newspaper ads

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Cudahy All Beef
Cudahy-12 Oz.
Blue Ribbon Rump
Blur Ribbon Round

with $10 or more
additional purchase

Merico Texas Style f
BISCUITS cans 99
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Pillsbury B'Milk or Country Style c
Kraft Singles 16 Slices 12ozS1 19 Kraft Parkay Whipped 8 oz. 6
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Good Value Yellow Cling
Halved or Sliced
Rainbow Yellow Cling
Rainbow Short Cut
Good Value Whole Kernel
or Cream Style
Good Value Mixed;

4 880

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15.5 oz. $100
4. oz. 88
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Good Value California
Good Value Cut
Good Value Whole or Sliced
Good Value
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