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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 10, 1977
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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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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IKE STA
Industry Deep Water Port Fine People Safest Beaches in Florida
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1977


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15c Per Copy


Five Scheduled for Port St. Joe


County Paving Proj ects On Tap


Charles Dunn, District Rep-
resentative of the Department
of Transportation told the
County Commission Tuesday
thai 11 paving projects will be
let for construction throughout
the county during the current
budget year, which ends in
July. Included in Dunn's list of
paving projects were five here
in Port St. Joe, four at St. Joe
Beach and two in Wewahitch-
ka.
Roads in Port St. Joe to be
paved include 16th Street, 8th
Street, 10th Street, Long Ave-
nue and Avenue A.
Roads in St. Joe Beach to be
paved include Santa Anna St.,
.Selma St., Atlantic St., and


Canal St.
Wewahitchka paving pro-
jects include Highway 71 in
the City bf Wewahitchka and
State Road 22 from Highway
71 to the Dead Lakes Dam.
Dunn advised the Commis-
sion to examine their list of
priorities for the next five
years and have them ready fod
presentation to DOT on March
15 or 16.
He advised the Commission
they could plan on having
more money available for
paving purposes in the next
five years, ranging from $282,-
000 in fiscal 1977-78 to $314,000
in fiscal 1981-82.


REGULATIONS
The County received 200
copies of their Subdivision
Regulations, adopted last
year, presented to, the County
in booklet form by the North-
west Florida Planning and
Advisory Council.
Barry Boswell, manager of
the Council presented the
Commission with 200 mimeo-
graphed copies of the regula-
tions which had been set down
in everyday language to be
handed out to those who need
them for future reference.
Boswell said, "We prepared
the regulations in a form
anyone can understand since
many of those who need them


will not be able to interpret
some Of the legal language
involved in the official docu-
mant and may misunderstand
the meaning of certain por-
tions".
The NWFPAC had been
asked by the County to pre-
pare the regulations in booklet
as a service offered by that
organization.
The County is a member of
the NWFPAC.
INSURANCE
Insurance and its complexi-
ties and rising costs continues
to plague the County Commis-
sion.
The County's insurance co-


ordinator, Frank Graddy told
the Commission Tuesday that
insurance companies writing
coverage on the Courthouse
and contents continue to push.
for a new statement of values
for the building and its con-
tents before renewing policies.
Graddy explained that at
present the Courthouse is
covered on a temporary basis
and that the companies are
pushing for a new statement of
values to write a new policy.
Presently, the Courthouse is
insured for the value of the
building and contents when it
was. built back in 1968 at
$812,500 for the building, $120,-
000 f6r the contents, $12,500 for


heating and air conditioning
and $5,000 for contents. "Our
companies would like to see an
increase of at least 10 percent ""
on this declaration of value'",
Graddy said.
The Commission continued
to put off the matter by voting
to table the matter until the
next meeting. By this time,
Graddy is to try and have
some firm rates available for
a 10 percent increase. '
Although the Commission
has been through this hassle ,
before, some new members
have come on the Board since
that time, and possibly were a
(Continued on Page 2)


Board Considering Water for Beaches


Director, presenting subdivi-
ty Commissioners.


Senators Lecture


to Students On


Robbery Rap

State Senators Pat Thomas for armed robbery. Thomas
(D.-Quincy) and Jim Glisi6i, 'iput it bluntly when he stated,'
(D.-Lake County) brought "If you take something which
their lecture tour to Port St. belongs to someone else and
Joe High School Friday of last use a deadly weapon to do it,
week, enlisting the aid of high you are going to jail for at
school students in spreading least three years if you are
the word of the new state convicted in court. There will
penalty for armed robbery, be no pardons or paroles".
Speaking before a room full Thomas said the state pri-
of interested senior high stu- sons are already overcrowd-
dents, Senators Thomas and ed, with 18,000 criminals now
Glisson impressed upon the incarcerated in facilities de-
students the serious penalty signed for 12,500, but "If you
now meted out by the courts or someone else is convicted of
armed robbery, we will find a
Chamber Elec place for the guilty party."
Chamber ElectS Thomas said the purpose of
S* his barnstorming the state and
Th ree DirectorS appearing at schools with his
explanation of the law is to
Membership of the Port St. make the public aware of the
Joe Chamber of Commerce serious consequences of arm-
elected three new directors for ed robbery. "We want your
three year terms at the regu- help in spreading the word",
lar meeting of the board of Thomas said.
Directors Monday afternoon. In explaining the purpose
Elected were Mrs. Jean n e i the purpose
EleAtchisonted, werJohn Mller Jean behind the three year manda-
AtchWiie Ramseyson, who miller and tory sentence, Senator Glisson
installed to their offices at the said the law was working well.
installed to tir toffi sat- He pointed out that armed
annual meeting of the Cham- r y h d i b 39
ber. robbery has declined by 39
The Board of Directors vot- percent since the law was
ed to elect Mrs. Wanda Brown instituted last year. As a local
to another term as president example, Glisson said the
of the organization. Mrs. owners of the Jr. Food chain
Brown will also be installed at have stated that robbery at-
the annual meeting which will tempts at their stores, alone,
be held on February 28. (Continued On Page 2)


With the flush of success under their hat
since accomplishing the beginnings of instal-
lation of a water and sewer system for Oak
Grove, the County Commissionis eager to try
again somewhere else. A water system for the
beaches-St. Joe Beach and Beacon Hill-,
now seems to be their target.
Two weeks ago, Robert Nations, owner of
Florida Engineering Associates, told the
Board he thought the area would sustain and
pay for a water system with revenue from
customers. The Commission had been trying
to work for a Federal grant for water and
sewer for the area, but were turned down.
Nations was asked to make a report to the
Board yesterday on his claim and report he
. -did .The Engineer told..the Commission a.;
water system could be installed to serve the



Doctors Resi


area and furnish several fire plugs along
Highway 98 for around $750,000. "The system
would use a pressure tank and a 500 gallon per
minute pump to serve the area", he said.
Nations said the 530 customers who live in
the area would face a monthly bill of about
$10.00 for the water service and payments on
the system., Nations' figure was a little off
since he figured interest at five percent and
Farmers' Home Administration, from whom
he was suggesting money be borrowed, is
charging more interest.
Nations' preliminary plans were to run
mains, up the four avenues of the beaches
area with laterals serving the side streets. He
said the system would start at the pump with
an eight inch mai,.andgraduate down. to a.. ,
three inch main at the extreme ends.


The Commissioners seemed amenable to
Nations' plan although some wished to delay
for at least six months to see if more grant
money would become available allowing the
capability of installing a sewer service also.
Others wanted to ,proceed immediately on
Nations' plan.
The "take it easy" faction, composed of
almost the entire board except Leo Kennedy
won out and agreed to poll the people of the
beaches before taking any concrete steps. It
was agreed to hold a public meeting with
citizens in the area on Saturday, March 5 at
7:00 p.m., to discuss the project.

OAK GROVE WATER AND SEWER
Progress of the O0ak Grove Water and,
Sewer District is moving along at a -steady


pace, with a call for bids already sent out oii
the project. The bids will be received and
opened by the Board on March 8 at 10:00 a.tn.
Tuesday, the Board agreed to accept the'
deal offered by the City of Port St. Joe 'to '
furnish treated water, collect sewage, do all
routine maintenance work, read meters and
collect bills for a minimum.charge of $8.50 per
month. A charge of $5.50 will be placed on top
of that charge to make payments on the
system. The agreement with the City was
hammered out at a special session by the two
Boards on Thursday, January 27.
The County decided Tuesday to go ahead
and try to purchase a small piece of property
in the Oak Grove area on which to place a
sewage lift station to boost the collection on to
the Port St. Joe collection system.


ign from


Emergency Room Duty


Port St. Joe's physicians
tossed a bombshell at the
Hospital Board at their regu-
lar meeting Monday night
which could cause the Hospi-
tal to discontinue emergency
room services in the near
future.
Dr. J. Wayne Hendrix, act-
ing as Chief of the Medical
Staff, handed Hospital Admin-
istrator David Dunham a let-
ter from the entire staff of
doctors stating they would no
longer be able to continue
coverage of the emergency
room after April 1 of this year.
The doctors had expressed a
desire to discontinue the cov-
erage earlier, giving strain to
their physical condition and
the increased liability to their
medical malpractice insur-
ance as their reasons for
making, the move.
Presently, emergency room
coverage on a round-the-clock


basis is taken care of by the
doctors rotating the duty.
The doctors stated they are
currently trying to work up an
agreement to provide the
emergency room coverage
during the week but not on
week ends and they stated
they will probably continue to
give emergency service to
their own patients.
Dr. Joseph P. Hendrix stat-
ed, "All these things are sort
of uncertain as of this time.
We think it is best to just state
there will be no emergency
room service after that date".
If the doctors stick by their
guns and shed themselves of
the responsibility of manning
the emergency room, the only
alternative the Hospital Board
has 'is to close down its
emergency room or hire phy-
sicians to perform the service.
The cost of providing such a


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Library Work Underway

Work started in earnest this week on Port St. Joe's new


library building. In the photo above workmen are shown
preparing the construction site on the East side of the Gulf
County Courthouse. Muck is being removed in this project
and replaced with good dirt for the foundation.


service would make it almost
prohibitive with current hospi-
tal financing.
The Board explored several
possibilities with the physi-
cians in order to maintain the
service. One of these solutions
would be for the doctors to
perform the service during the
week as they stated they
might be agreeable to do and
hire emergency room physi-
cians to cover for the week
end.
The doctors pointed out that
three of their number were
just physically unable to be re-
sponsible for their own private
practice during the day and to
cover the emergency room at
night. The job is also too great
for the remaining two doctors
to take care of by themselves.
All of the doctors expressed
a willingness to continue to see
their own' patients on an
emergency basis at the hospi-
tal after regular office hours
after they had been called for
such services by the patient.
Hospital Administrator Da-
vid Dunham told the Hospital
Board members that the
emergency is more or less a
service offered to the public
now, and the service in no way
compensates the hospital for
the expense involved. "Hiring
special doctors for this duty
would only compound the
expense", Dunham pointed
out.
The Hospital Board expres-
sed a reluctance to close the
emergency room and agreed
to try and work out some sort
of arrangement between now
and April 1 to keep it in
service.
In other business, the Hospi-
tal medical staff recommend-
ed that Doctors Vijay and
Anila Poonai be admitted to
the hospital staff. Both Doc-
tors Poonai have completed
their six month probationary
period necessary before being
admitted to the staff.
The two doctors were admit-
ted to the staff by the Hospital
Board.


Teaches 40 Years
Mrs. Minnie Howell was recognized by
the Gulf County School Board at its meeting
Tuesday afternoon for her long service with
the system which ended in retirement at the


end of the 1975-76 school year.
Mrs. Howell was presented with .a:
handsome plaque of appreciation by Superin-
tendent of Schools, Walter Wilder in a short
ceremony prior to the meeting. Wilder noted
that Mrs. Howell had served the School
system since August 21, 1935.


Coliseum Leak Repairs


Reach A Hefty $64,000


The Gulf County School
Board officially learned what
it had suspected all along
Tuesday that it was going to
have trouble collecting full
damages on repairs to the roof
of the Coliseum here in Port
St. Joe following damages by
Hurricane Eloise.
Permanent repairs are now
being made, but in order to
make the repairs, an entire
new roof must be put on the
building. Nothing will bond to
the roofing material on the


dome, which made patching
impossible.
The nature of the repairs is
going to run up a hefty bill to
be paid by someone. Already,
the School Board has paid out
$17,000 to repair,the gym floor
and inside of the building
damaged by water coming in
from the leak. Replacing the
roof cover is going to cost the
Board $64,000.
Frank Graddy, county in-
surance agent, told the Board
the insurance company is


going to balk at paying sugb-a
bill. He noted that the enflre
roof was being replaced ra-
ther than a patch made on the
damaged area.
Graddy advised the Board
to go ahead with their repairs
and replacement of the roof
and then get into a bargaining
session with Hartford Insur-
ance Company, who holds the
policy on the building.
The Board pointed out that
several attempts were milide
(Continued on Page 3) .


FORTIETH YEAR, NUMBER 25


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With the state receiving a "no
new tax" mandate from the vast
majority of the people, it would
seem the U.S. Congress could bene-
fit by reading the same polls.
Florida is a pretty cosmopolitan
state, in that we have residents here
from all parts of the United States,
giving a good cross section of the
thinking of the nation,
Congress, bent on being all
things to all people and spending
money we won't have for the next
hundred years, could well benefit by
the results of Florida's polls.
If Congress were to ask, we
think the tax payer would say "No"
to the proposal by them and Presi-
dent Carter to dole out checks to
every tax payer in the nation under


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County

little in the dark about what
Graddy was trying to put
across.
AMBULANCE
Port St. Joe ambulance
squad director Dick Lamber-
son asked the Commission to
back a previous statement of
Policy not to transfer patients
utiless it was an emergency.
Lamberson said his organiza-
tion had caught some criti-
cism for not transferring a
patient to Panama City Mon-
day night when they were not
informed the transfer was an
emergency. "I was asked to
make a transfer about mid-
night Monday night", Lam-
berson said, "but I informed
thp calling party we made
only emergency transfers.
That was the end of the
conversation", Lamberson
said, "And the next morning I
Slerned the patient had acute
appendicitis. Had we been
n' otified of the emergency, we
would have responded imme-


the pretense of "getting the econo-
my rolling". The head money man-
ager of the nation, with years of
experience at his job, says the dole
isn't needed. Our present national
debt says it isn't needed and our tax
payers would bear witness that we
don't need the Government taking
our tax money from us, just so they
can pay for a $50 rebate to those
same tax payers.
If government, from the Feder-
als right on down to the local level
will spend only what they can
comfortably collect, we think the
confidence in our nation and its
future would be such that there
would be no need for pump priming,
for make work, for Federal subsi-
dies to pay for jobs which really
don't need doing.


Lecture

have declined by 40 percent
within.the past six months.
Glisson said the new law has
given Florida "the best record
in the nation" in combatting
armed robbery.
Also present for the presen-
tation by the two Senators was
Representative William J.
Rish of Port St. Joe.
Rish pointed out the bad side
effects a person realizes from
being placed in jail in ways
other than three years of being
out of circulation. He pointed
out there were any number of
jobs, including serving in the
armed forces, a person who
has served a term in jail is
denied. "We tell you these.
things because we love you
and not because we just want
to scare you", Rish stated.
The local Legislator also
pointed out that in the next
session of the Legislature,
plans are to pass a mandatory
one year sentence for burg-
lary. "I feel certain the law
will pass and this should
reduce burglary in the state
just as the present law has


diately", the ambulance di-
rector.
The Board reaffirmed the
policy made at the inception of
the ambulance service that it
would be used for emergency
service only, with elective
transportation arranged for
by the party involved.
Lamberson reported that
the local service answered 338
emergency calls during 1976,
at an average of 28 runs per
month. He reported the ser-
vice has 17 volunteer Emer-
gency Medical Technicians
and three who are not regis-
tered on call at all times.
In other business, the Com-
mission instructed attorney
William J. Rish to begin
procedures to secure the old
government lighthouse pro-
perty at Beacon Hill and to try
and secure a declaration as a
disaster area for Gulf County
due to the recent cold weather.
The Commission felt the des-
ignation was needed to help
fishermen and farmers who
were hard hit by the inclement
weather.


Senate Bill 55 Given Credit



for Reducing Armed Robberies


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reduced armed robbery."
After the presentation, Sen-
ators Thomas and Glisson and
Representative Rish fielded
several questions from the
audience concerning the sub-
ject matter.
Senator Thomas, who intro-
duced the bill during the'1795
session, stated, in summing
up, "for the first time, law
officials and criminologists
have demonstrable proof of
the deterrent concept func-
tioning successfully. There is
a direct link between the
implementation of this law
and the subsequent reduction
in crimes involving the use of
firearms".
Senator Jim Glisson, who
co-sponsored the bill with
Senator Thomas, said he be-
lieves that the impact of the
law would be farther reaching
if more criminals or potential
criminals were aware of its
existence.
Both stated that to spread
this word they have taken it
upon themselves to appear in
high schools all over the state
to enlist the help of young
people in spreadin spreading the word
concerning the law.


crime. If we could raise the
state-wide awareness by
another 25 percent, the results
would be quite significant. We
would be talking, about a 75
percent drop, instead of 39
percent," said Glisson. "The
deterrent effect has been
proven, but we must effective-
ly get the word out to the
criminal," he added.
Senators Thomas and Glis-
son have also co-sponsored a
bill to be introduced in the up-
coming legislative session.
Senate Bill 175, the innocent
victims bill, proposes to esta-
blish a fund and a commission


to administer the fund to
families or persons who were
innocent victims of violent
crimes. The commission
would review caes, make "fi-
nancial stress" determina-
tions, and make monetary
awards to those victims deem-
ed in need of assistance.
Thp principal sponsors of
the legislation, stated that the
bill would "introduce no new
taxes, no new bureaucracy
and, for the first time, would
offer financial assistance to
-the hence forgotten man...
the victim."
The money for the trust fund


would come from three
sources. 1) A one-time $10
assessment against all con-
victed felons; 2) a monthly
$10 assessment against all
parolees and probationers;
and 3) a five percent sur-
charge on all fines and for-
feitures levied by any govern-
mental entity in the state.
"These sources would produce
a trust fund totaling over $4
million and not one penny
would come from law abiding
taxpayers," said Senator
Thomas.
"If this legislation is not
passed this year, the victim


would be better off to demand
to be arrested like the crimi-
nals. This would, at least, give
the victim a chance to receive
some of the over $200 million
now being spent annually on
Florida's criminal justice sys-
tem," said Glisson. "If the
victims chose not to be locked
up, they must resolve to suffer
their losses as if they were the
ones who committed the
crime," he added.
"We, Senator Glisson and
myself, think this is the year
Florida will decide to start
aiding these innocent vic-
tims," said Thomas.


idvertlsements. tIe publishers do not hold themselves liable
vertisement.

nted word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
spoken word Is lost; the printed word remains.


Senate Bill 55, the three
year-to-life mandatory sen-
tence for use of firearms
during commission of a crime,
has, in less than 18 months of
enforcement, reduced armed
robberies and other similar'
crimes.in Florida by a signifi-
cant percentage.
The Florida Department of
Criminal Law Enforcement,
has released statistics that-
show a 39 percent drop in,
armed robberies in comparing
the first half of 1976 to the last
half of 1975. This three years-
to-life legislation became law
in October of 1975. Figures to
be released in the Department
of Criminal Law Enforce-
ment's 1976 Annual Report
will record a drop of 39
percent over last year.
Senator Pat Thomas (D-
Quincy), who introduced the
legislation during the 1975
session, stated that "for the
first time, law officials and
criminologists have demon-
strable proof of the deterrent
concept functioning success-
fully. There is a direct link
between the implementation
of this law and the subse-
quent reduction in crime in-
volving the use of firearms."
"Many opponents of the
deterrent concept have claim-
ed that no proof was available
to substantiate this relation-
ship," he added.
Senator Jim Glisson (D-
Tavares), who co-sponsored
the bill with Senator Thomas,
believes that the impact of the
law would be farther reaching
if more criminals were aware
of its existence.
Despite an extensive state-
wide public awareness cam-
paign, which included bill-
boards, decals, television and
radio spots, and numerous
speaking engagements by
various representatives of the
law, a recent poll conducted
for the Governor's Help Stop
Crime Commission revealed
that only 49 percent of Flori-
dians;,>ge 16 to 25, were aware
of the law. "This group ,om-,.
prises the majority of those
who commit these types of




Letters

to the


'Editor

Dear Editor,
This is to the person on
Maddox Street in Oak Grove,
who set the steel trap that a
stray dog got into, and cut its
tongue half in two and broke
up its mouth.
I am a resident here in Oak
Grove and have been for
nearly 40 years. I love Oak
Grove and the people and their
pets.
I have friends who have
children and pets, and also
grandchildren out here. This
has really grieved my heart to
think we have a person living
here that could be so cruel.
Signed,
S.P.A.
(Name withheld by
request


On Capital Punishment


Floridians Don 't Wan t


New Taxes .

A poll taken last week by the thought that any tax which was
e Senate Commerce Committee unavoidable should be an addition to
cated the people of Florida want the sales tax. Th'thiinking in this is
ew taxes, nor do they want any that others, such as tourists, are
programs started which will paying a portion of this tax. Any
*rate new taxes for financing, added tax is OK if somebody else is
According to the poll, 48.76 per paying it.
of those interviewed wanted no The Legislature will soon be
taxes and an additional 30 per meeting for their annual 60 day
thought services, and taxes session and they are bound to be
ild be decreased. bombai'ded with requests for more
Counting on our toes and fing- money. Superintendent of Education
that comes to 78.76 per cent of Floyd Christian has already served
people who do not want any new notice that his organization needs an
s. In these days where a person 18 percent budget increase. The
win a "landslide victory" with state mental hospitals are crying for
er cent of the vote in any given more money. Other agencies also
ion, we would say the 78.76 per want their money pot sweetened.
of the people who say "no" to If the Legislators are cognizant
taxes, should constitute prac- of the wishes of the people, they will
ly a unanimous vote. abolish some programs to get addi-
State law makers should have no tional,k financing ,-for others,, more *,
ble getting. the .inessage as a .necessary. It seems the peopleknow
It of the poll. better than some law makers just
[t was also interesting to note how much they are willing to pay out
most of the people interviewed for social services.


What has Congress been doing? The ex-
tremely cold winter has triggered natural gas
shortage while all the gas producers and even
government officials say we have a plentiful
supply. The problem is that Congress has
ignored warnings from the gas people that the
controlled price will not allow them to make the
money necessary to put more wells on the line.
As a result of the do nothing attitude, some 70 to
80 people have died in the North from the
extreme cold weather.
Again we ask, "What was Congress doing?"
We're supposed to have the best brains in the
nation in Washington and they let something like
this happen.

I guess it is too much to expect for Congress
to consider something as low on the totem pole as
heating and energy when they have to put their
minds to getting their 28 percent raise approved.
Congress was busy working on a $50 tax rebate to


take the life of any individ- the tax payer to make him look with a kinder eye
ual. The debate will intensify on the proposed Congressional raise in salary to
over the next few months, be bothered with matters like energy.
and it reaches Florida as in-
mates on death row come be- ,~,, ,.I:;.the memory of this cold winter prolongs
fore the Governor and Cabi- into next year and the sting of the pay raise
neAdmittedly, the death pen- persists, we predict there will be a lot of new
alty is not going to prevent Congressmen taking up residence in Washing-
many crimes... but in many ton.
instances, it is the only de-
terrent that society has. Now, if you think Congress has missed the
Without the death penalty,
the most severe punishment boat in the energy supply, just look at what I
for any crime is life impri- found in the papers the other day. Some guy (and
sonment. If a person is in the I suspect it is at the suggestion of Congress) has
act of robbing another per- put the blame square on our shoulders for being
son at gunpoint for which the cold during this long, drawn-out winter.
penalty is only a life sen-
tence, what is to prevent the An article in one of the dailies last week said
criminal from simply pulling the reason we were freezing two weeks ago is
the trigger and eliminating because we have neglected our underwear.
the eyewitness to his crime Nobody wears long handles anymore. Only
and the possibility that he h
wil be caught, identified and hunters, outdoor workers and eskimos wear
convicted. Rape is another insulated underwear. The rest of us wear
example of a life felony underwear which is too flimsy to keep us warm,
where the criminal may de- according to the article. It isn't lack of energy at
cide it is in his interest to kill all that is freezing our toenails off, it's lack of
the victim and thus elimi- proper underwear.
nate any witness to the proper underwear.
crime. Without the death Of course our recent habit of wearing the
penalty, where is the deter- flimsy underwear has caused the merchant to
rui -.n in IiZ r l c DilipjJq of tJ e mreat L rahe


I want to cite another hy-
pothetical situation that of
a person already in prison
for life, if there is no fear of
capital punishment, what is
to prevent that criminal
from killing guards and
other inmates inside prison
walls? Since our nationwide,
unofficial moratorium on
capital punishment, prison
killings have increased sub-
stantially.
At a certain time, I believe
that a criminal by the very
nature of his crime, forfeits
his right to live in a society
.. and have the taxpayers
divert thousands of dollars
from helping those who need
help . to house, feed and
care for.. for the rest of his
life... or until he is released.
As long as there are those
who would perpetrate attro-
cious, heinous crimes on
their fellow human beings, I
believe we must have an ap-
propriate deterrent and pun-
ishment. There is a certain
point that society must take
a stand for its own protection
. . and I believe that the
State of Florida has.
As a member of the cabi-
net, I sit on our Clemen-
cy Board. It is not easy to
judge a fellow human being's
right to remain alive. It is a
terribly heavy responsibil-
ity. It is the most birdnh-
some responsibility of my
career, however, it is a re-
sponsibility I intend to carry
out.


kind. As a result, he ran out before we could all
get a pair to keep warm in the Florida snow.
If you were freezing, it's all your fault.
Back when the wind whistled through the
cracks in the house and heating was done by an
open fireplace or space heater with its limited
warm areas, we wore long underwear in the
winter time. Back when I was a kid in Oklahoma,
it was a regular chore every fall to cut up
cardboard boxes and line the walls and cover
them with wall paper to keep out the cold.
Nobody insulated. The dog slept under the covers
at the feet of us boys to keep our feet warm. The
long underwear, the sheepskin coat, the brogan
shoes and the caps and gloves were to keep the
cold out and not necessarily to be in fashion.
I thought we had graduated from that, but if
the gas keeps getting scarce, we might just have
to go back to those habits.

Panama City news services are making hay
with the small oil spill here in St. Joseph Bay by
Hess Oil Company, but hardly a word has been
seen or heard about the spill in Panama City by
McKenzie Oil Company after the first day's
reporting. Maybe we should go to Panama City
and dig up the whole dirty deal on that spill. I
wonder, too, if the government has the people of
McKenzie removing rocks from the water,
steam cleaning them and putting them back like
they do over here?

Wednesday was ground hog day and the
comic strip "Small Society" summed it all up
pretty well. One character said to the other, "If
the groundhog sees his shadow today, we'll have
six more weeks of winter." The other character
countered with, "And if he doesn't, we'll have six
more weeks of 10 degree spring."


ETAOIN SHRDLU

By WESLEY R. RAMSEY


Sidney Ellis stopped me the other day and
posed the question, "Is your pet rock a male or
female?"
Sidney had me there; I couldn't tell him.
Sidney then said, "I was just asking:, I
thought we might bring your pet rock to see my
pet rock and we might get some little pebbles out
of the deal".
I groaned at that one too.


For many years the death
penalty for crime in the Uni-
ted States has been written-
off as something that people
just don't do anyinore. Now,
* this week, we learn that soci-
ety does do it. And it will con-
tinue in accordance with
laws deemed constitutional
by the Supreme Court.
We are hearing the cries of
many who label the death
penalty barbaric, "cruel and
unusual punishment,"
"morally unacceptable" and
a litany of other catch phra-
ses.
I cannot agree. For my
own part, I endorse the death
penalty as a deterrent to
crime. I submit, that it is go-
ing to be a deterrent to cer-
tain crimes, and that there
are certain heinous, attro-
cious, and brutal crimes for
which death is the only just
punishment.
As one who was selected to
help-draft our existing sta-
tute, and as one who now sits
as a member of the Clemen-
cy Board, I am not one new
to the issue.
Basically, the Florida
death law consists of two
parts: the first is the jury tri-
al to establish the guilt or in-
nocence of the accused. The
second is a separate trial to
determine whether a jury
recommends a convicted fel-
on should be executed or sen-.
tenced to life imprisonment.
This trial also considers mit-
igating and aggravating cir-
cumstances. The final decis-
ion is upon the judge in light
of the jury's recommenda-
tion. Another safeguard is
that every case is automatic-
ally reviewed by the Florida
Supreme Court, and in addi-
tion to the courtroom deci-
sions, every prisoner sen-
tenced to death has his or her
case reviewed automatically
by the state Clemency Board
... which is composed of the
Governor and the cabinet of-
ficers. After weighing all the
facts and acting as the tribu-
nal of last resort, the Cle-
mency Board niay commute
the death penalty or even
grant a pardon by a vote of
the Governor and three
members of the Florida Cab-
inet.
It is a long and complica-
ted process with many safe-
guards. No one can argue
that the death penalty in
Florida is decreed arbitrar-
ily or unfairly. The convicted
person has many ways to
show his innocence and his
need for mercy.
Since Gary Gilmore's exe-
cution, the debate in the Uni-
ted States has increased as
to whether society should


iiGETWO


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 1977


VOICE
of the

PEOPLE
By BRUCE A. SMATHERS
Florida Secretary of State















Sam Dudley, aged 76, a
'* resident of 419 Robbins Ave.
Port St. Joe, passed away
Thursday in a Tallahassee





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hospital. Mr. Dudley had been
a resident of Port St. Joe since
1939. He was a fromer employee
of St. Joe Paper Co. and
custodian of Washington High
School.
Survivors include his wife,
Mrs. Lucille Dudley of Port St.
Joe, two sons, Mr. Johnnie J.
Dudley of Metuchen, N.J., Mr.
Coy D. Dudley of Oddington,
Md., and three grandchildren.
Also two sisters, Mrs. Essie B.


Russ and Mrs. Eldis Olds both
of Campbellton, and two
brothers, John L. Justice and
Bruce Justice of Campbellton.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday at the New Bethel
AME Church with the Rev.
Elder White officiating. Inter-
ment followed in the family
plot of Forest Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Fune-
ral Home of Port St. Joe.


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Whether you're cooking for a big family, a small one,
or just for yourself-it's important to plan nutritious,
well-balanced meals.
To focus your attention on this very vital part of every-
one's life, the first week of March has been designated
National Nutrition Week.
How can you be sure you're serving nutritious meals?
First, you have to know generally the basic needs of
the human body. For this you learn about the Basic Four
Food Groups of bread and cereals; fruits and vegetables;
meat, fish, poultry, and eggs; milk and milk products.
In the second place, you have to have specific nutri-
tive information, which you can get from the labels on
many food products. For instance, the labels for rice


Night driving greatly in-
creases the chances of being
killed said the Florida High-
way Patrol today.
Colonel Eldrige Beach, Pa-
trol Commander said, "Our
records show that people are
being killed at a much faster
rate during darkness hours.
While 33 percent of all crashes
occur during darkness, 55
percent of all fatalities happen
in the dark."


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 1977


OBITUARIES

Sam Dudley Dies In Tallahassee


Murphy Speaks to Rotary


11. U. box 3UH U
-tPORT 6T..,JOE,,FLjRl DA 32456-


Gulf County Sheriff Ken
Murphy spoke to the Port St.
Joe Rotary Club at their
regular meeting last Thurs-
day at their regular noon
meeting.
Murphy advised the Rotar.
ians that the Florida Highway
Patrol had advised him that
they would have a new High-
way Patrolman stationed here
on May 1. Murphy said the
new trooper would be a wel-
come addition to the law
enforcement community here
in Gulf County.
On the local scene, Sheriff
Murphy told the Rotarians of
some of the experiences his
office has had since his taking
over the office. He said there
has been a rash of breaking
and entering in the past two
months and that his depart-
ment has arrested a juvenile
which has solved six of the
reported cases.
. Murphy went on to. warn the


Rotarians that a bad check
artist was coming in and out of
the area passing checks on a
firm by the name of Glenn
Seafood, signing the checks
with the name of Blake Wil-
liams. Murphy said there is no
such firm. He warned that
there may be at least two
persons passing the checks


since descriptions given by
those taking them have been
different.
He reported that his, office is
making progress on the Tom-
linson Gulf Service Station
robbery after being stalled for
a while.
He reported that the case of


the attempt to pass counterfeit
$20.00 bills recently has been
turned over to the United
States Secret Service, along
with the man arrested for
attempting to pass the money
at a local convenience store.
Guests of the club were
Keyettes Rhonda Herring and
Jean Whitfield.


Records also show that the ing speeds can vary depending
most dangerous hours to drive on visibility conditions, but a
are from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 driver should never drive so
p.m. fast that he cannot stop within
the distance illuminated by his
He continued, "The first headlights."
rule of safe night driving is to Beach concluded by saying,
slow down and stay alert. "Drivers should be most care-
Motorists often overestimate ful when meeting cars at night
their night vision when they because after looking at bright
are driving in familiar areas. headlights, it takes about se-
However, it takes much more yen seconds to regain clear
time to recognize unexpected ..sight and at 55 mph your car
hazards at night. Night driv-, will travel almost 600. feet.'


PAGE THREE


tell you that rice has only 100 calories per 1 ounce or
about 1/2 cup serving, but that it also contributes pro-
tein, iron, thiamine, and niacin to the diet.
Since rice is frequently combined with other foods,
its nutritive contribution enhances that of the other
foods in the combination. The result is a casserole, side
dish, or'dessert that is more nutritious than any of the
foods alone would be.
The following recipe for Casserole Beef Ole is a good
example. The protein of the rice teams up with that of
the pinto beans; the B-vitamins of thiamine and niacin
add to that contributed from the cheese and so on.
BEEF CASSEROLE OLE
Quick to fix and just right for the family on-the-go...
1 lb. ground beef 1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped onion 3 cups hot, cooked Carolina
1/2 cup chopped green or Mahatma Rice
pepper 1 can (15-16 oz.)
1 clove garlic, minced pinto beans
2 cans (8 oz. ea.) 1 cup crushed corn
tomato sauce chips
2 teaspoons chili 1 cup shredded American
powder process cheese
Brown ground beef and drain excess fat. Stir in onion.
green pepper, and garlic. Continue to saute until vegetables
are tender. Blend in tomato sauce, chili powder, and
salt. In lightly buttered 2 quart casserole, layer the cooked
rice, pinto beans, and meat sauce, beginning and end-
ing with the meat sauce. Sprinkle with corn chips and
bake at 350OF. for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with shredded
cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes. Makes 8 servings
(about 1 cup each).
Beef Casserole Ole is in a collection of 50 recipes
printed on handy index cards in five colorful card file
folders for Entrees, Casseroles, Side Dishes, International
and Desserts. You can have a set by sending 50 cents
to Carolina/Mahatma Recipe Offer, P.O. Box 55019,
Houston, Texas 77055. An attractive Recipe File Box
can be had by sending $3.25 to the same address.


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School

to patch the roof, but no
patching material would bond
to the roofing material.
Other leaks in the high
school building were reported.
to the Board and a decision
was made to negotiate with
the roofer already on the job
with the gym repairs to make
the additional repairs for a
cost of $5,000. The other parts
of the building are roofed with
the same spray-type roofing
as the Coliseum.


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"PAGE FOUR


THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY,


FEB. 10, 1977


Rep. William J. Rish Will


Speak to DAR On History


iTelestials Perforj
,..!The Telestials will perform Nashville sound, has the pol-
;.iat the Oak Grove Assembly of ish that has kept them on
God Church on Friday at 7:15 stage with all major gospel
p.m. artists. They have appeared
The Telestials, from Nash- with such notables as Myron
-ville, Tennessee, with that Floren of the Lawrence Welk



First Aid Tip



Unhealthy PI
Unhealthy plants are un- tion from vigorous growth and
'sightly! Regardless of where leaf color should provide you
,you grow them they are not with an indication that there is
,the ones you would like to have something wrong.
"decorating your home or home Some plants have naturally
V'rounds, says Florida NtUr- light colored leaves: Others
*--Mryrnen and Growers *Asso--- will have a marbling of color;
'ciatiori (FNGA):'Can it aTwaC' A few may have red leaves or
"be assumed that a plant is combinations of color.
;doing its best if the leaves are Examples of these would be
Green? Is there a possibility of the croton and some of the
:z.the plant suffering from some ligustrum family. There are,
-malady, yet appear complete- others. However, the discolor-
.-3Y healthy? Generally the ation of foliage can be an
.health of a plant is associated indication of problems.
:with growth that's character- Many deficiencies charac-
.-istic of the species. Any devia- teristically show up in leaves.
"-__


It's Only Your


MONEY 1L

Credit Refused? You Can Ask Why!
By GERALD A. LEWIS
Comptroller of Florida


If you are denied credit,
ask the loan officer or fi-
nance company official why.
They may have a legitimate
reason related to their indi-
vidual credit standards. For
instance, you may not have
lived in the city long enough
for the lender to consider you
a good credit risk, your in-
come may not be large
enough to support the loan
you want, or the lender may
feel you cannot carry any
additional loan: payments.
If you don't get a satisfac-
tory answer orally, make
your request in writing. If
the lender tells you credit
was denied because of "neg-
ative information" in your
credit history, ask the lender
which credit bureau the
company uses and then con-
tact that credit bureau. You
have the right to a free copy
of your credit history if
you've been turned down.
. Typical pieces of "nega-
tive information" are a cred-
it inquiry which never re-
sulted in a loan or a constant


history of late payments.
There is no way you can get
rid of the credit inquiry
which stays on your record
twelve months if there is no
update like a credit appro-
val, as long as the inquiry it-
self was really made.
But let's say your late pay-
ments were the result of a
dispute with a merchant
over a defective. piece of
merchandise. You resolved
the dispute and have now re-
sumed payment.
That kind of "negative in-
formation" can be correct-
ed. All you have to do is ask
your credit bureau for a copy
of your credit history. Then
write in the correction and
return it to the bureau. They
will check out the situation
and if the new information is
correct, they will add it to
your history.
If you have any questions
about obtaining credit, con-
tact Gerald A. Lewis, Comp-
troller of Florida, The Capi-
tol, Tallahassee, Florida
32304. (AFNS)


nforter Funeral
Home
Gulf County's First
Beginning 31 Years of
Continuous Service
Hortense S Rocky Comforter
telephone 227-3511
K.:.: ~. .- _______.


ming at Oak Grove Church
Show, noted country star, the last two years at "The Time Gospel Hour, Seven
Wanda Jackson, The Osborn World-Wide Fun Day" in Flor- Hundred Club, and others.
Brothels, Lester Maddox (ex- ida. They have been on var- The Telestials are self-con-
governor of Georgia), Jimmy ious radio and TV shows such tained and have a complete
Davis (ex-governor of Louisi- as: Nashville's Grand Old program for concerts, fairs,
ana), and have appeared for Gospel, Jimmy Snow's Ole festivals, celebrations, fun


s for Those



lants, Bushes


Magnesium deficiency of
some palms and pittosporum
is indicated by a yellowing of
ithe outer edge of the leaf.
When the deficiency is ex-
otreme;,- the' entire -leaf, may
- turn brighiellow.
Ma'gahes'e deficiency of
cocos plumosa is a different
'story. In the beginning of the
deficiency, the bud will not
emerge as quickly and the
new frond will not be as large
as the others. As the defi-
ciency progresses, there is a
distinct change in growth of
the top fronds. The new ones
may not emerge as far as
usual. 'Severe deficiencies will
be indicated when the leaflets
become fizzled and begin to
turn brown. If manganese is
not applied to the palm, the
deficiency progresses and the
palm'will die.
Iron deficiency is one ele-
ment that is most frequently
noticed. It is also one of the
elements that is commonly
deficient in the soil of the acid
loving plants. All along the
coast where soil has been
pumped in to make land for
homes, -this element is almost
-always lacking.
The symptoms are simple to
diagnose. There is a general
degreening of the leaf. At first
it may show only around the


edge and be confused with
manganese or magnesium
deficiency. As the element
becomes less and less avail-
able to the plant, the entire
"leaf will become yellow. Only
the veins will be green These
will be 'very narrow. They
stand out like the framework
of a skeleton.
Iron can be applied to plants
in two forms-iron sulfate and
iron chelate. The chelate.form
can be applied directly to the
foliage and soil without any
harm to the plant. However,
iron sulfate should be applied
only to the soil. This form does
not last for any prolonged
period, while the chelate form
will. Frequent applications of
sulfate will need to be applied
for continued health of the
plant. Of course, the other
,solution, says FNGA, is to,
correct the pH of the soil. This
can be done by adding an
acidifier to the soil. Small
amounts of sulfur can also be
used in the soil. Check with
your local nurseryman for the
correct amounts and time to
apply.
Don't let your plants be-
come unhealthy from the lack
of a few necessary minor ele-
ments. Use a good fertilizer
with extra amounts of iron,
manganese and magnesium.


Selection of

Hollingsworth

Valentine Candy


SMITH'S

Pharmacy
Drive-In Prescription Windowo
Phone 227-5111


parks, churches, conventions,
meetings, colleges and televis-
ion.
One member of the singing
group, Jim Wood, is formerly
of Port St. Joe. Everyone is
invited to attend and enjoy the
gospel music.


The Honorable William J.
Rish, member of the State of
Florida House of Representa-
tives, will address St. Joseph
Bay Chapter Daughters of the
American Revolution at the
American History Month
meeting on February 16 at the
Garden Center.
Representative Rish's sub-
ject, "Our Constitution A
Landmark to Preserve, Pro-
tect and Defend" carries out

Masons Set

Classes for
It has been announced by
R.C. Chandler, master of the
local Masonic Lodge, that the
local masons are to have a
busy schedule for the month.
Specially called meetings
have been called for Friday,
Feb. 11 for work in the
fellowcraft degree; Saturday
Feb. 12 for Americanism night
at which time families and
friends are invited to join in
the enjoyment of a chicken
and rice dinner, complete with
guest speaker; and for Tues-
day, Feb. 15 for work in the
entered apprentice degree.
Mr. Chandler reminds us
that all special called meet-
ings take place at the hour of

Crochet Classes
Are Offered
YPIA social club is offering
a crochet class on Tuesdays in
the Mount Carmel Baptist
Church dining hall. There is no
age limit. Beginning techni-
ques are being taught. The
class will be offered for one
month. It is under the direc-
tion of Mrs. Maxine Gant and
the instructor is Miss Clotel D.
Williams.


the year's theme of the Natio-
nal Society "Remove not the
ancient landmark which thy
fathers have set." Proverbs
22:28, as well as American
History Month.
"American History Month
sponsored every February by
DAR encourages all Ameri-
cans to learn how men and
women of courage, faith and
dedication carved from the
wilderness a great nation


Special

Degrees
7:00 p.m., unless specifically
designated.
The above meetings will be
open to members of the fra-
ternity who are properly qua-
lified, as are the regularly
scheduled meetings on the
first and third Thursdays of
each month.


where more people enjoy*"
more spiritual and material
benefits than at any time in
recorded history. We must
understand and appreciate
our great American heri-
tage", states the DAR Hand-
book.
Carrying out the national
program, Mrs. Charles Nor-
ton, American History Month
Chairman for the local chap-
ter, has initiated a History
Month Essay Contest in the
Port St. Joe schools for the
5th.8th grades. Winners will
be announced soon.
As part of the History Month
activities St. Andrew Bay
Chapter DAR of Panama City
has invited the St. Joseph Bay
Chapter to a George Washing-
ton Birthday Tea and Fashion
Show to be held at Panama
City Garden Club House for
the benefit of DAR Schools.
This is February 16 from two
to five.


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'Dreaded Yellow Fever Zapped Old City of St. Joseph


,A (Editor's Note: The follow-
ing accounts of the last days of
Old St., Joseph are being re-
printed from the first issue of
The Star, on October 29, 1937.
The story as -it appeared at
that time was taken from
copies of The Saint Joe Times
as the same appears on file in
the Congressional Library in
Washington, D.C.)

(The following is supposed
to be in the year 1851, and
describes the awful plague of
yellow fever that wiped out the
town and which was followed
later by a terrific hurricane.)
Then uncontrollable fear
seized upon all. Business.
ceased. Ships slipped their
anchors and stole away in the
night. The air was stagnant
and filled with pestelential
vapors. Many sought safety
through flight only to be
stricken and die by the way-
side. Soon the horrid pesti-
lence held undisputed sway
throughout the city. Deaths
were no longer counted. All
day long was heard the
'i rumble of the death wagons
upon the streets. Trenches
took the place of graves and
rude boxes for coffins. Half-
crazed men would rush to the
5 surrounding woods for safety,
with heads bursting with in-
expressable pain and eyes
forcing themselves from their


sockets. Under some lofty pine
they would check their mad
flight, hesitate, stagger, then
the dark blood, the black
vomit of death, would come
rushing through their parched
.lips-they would fall forward
into this pool of. deadened
blood and die. Great God,
what a death!
The heretofore prosperous
city was doomed. The Death
Angel held undisputed sway,
and as he passed from door to
door he found no blood-stained
lintel as in the days of yore.
None were spared. Families
were broken up by flight, only
to be soon reunited in death.
How quickly love, hatred, the
passion for wealth, for learn-
ing, were placed in one com-
mon receptacle. How insignifi-
cant was man! Reason,
humanity, charity-all had
fled. Like the dumb brute of
the woods or field, man died
uncared for and alone. In a
very brief space of time, the
city was depopulated, never
again to be the habitation of
man. The few that escaped,
and the pUre-blooded African,
who is immune, remained for
a while to dispose, of the
property, often left without
living beneficiaries. The
famed city of St. Joseph was
dead!
Three years had passed
over the deserted city: rank


vegetation had taken the place
of the choice shrubs and
flowers of the erstwhile well-
kept grounds. Wind and rain,
joined with the heat of sum-
mer, had made sad havoc with
the uncared-for wharves., hos-
telries, stores and homes.
Stately herons paraded the
waterfront in place of the city
watchman. Raven croaked
and whirled above the vacant
landings. The mocking bird,
the South's favored songster,
alone remained to chant its
melodious requiem over the
field of death.
Summer was passing away.
Already the days were grow-
ing short and the first cool
breath of the faraway North-
land heralded the approach of
the impending struggle be-
tween the mighty wind forces
of the north and south. A week
of calm had passed when, as
the sun rose, through the pine
forests to the northwest there
came fitful gusts of wind,
increasing in strength with the
growth of the day; nor did the
wind go down with the drop-
ping of the green sun into the
darkened waters of the Gulf.
All during the night it roared
and shrieked through the
abandoned city, gaining
power with each succeeding
hour.
The few venturesome fisher-
men remaining there, who


feared death neither by pesti-
lence or storm, anchored their
boats in the "Shipyard Cove"
and watched the seething
waters. For two days the
northeast gale continued,
steadily increasing in velo-
city. Then came a lull in the
storm. The mountainous
clouds, which had been driv-
ing across the sky with terri-
fic force, seemed to stand still.
But only for a brief time. The
wind was shifting. Slowly it
veered from northeast to
north-from north to north-
west, then to the west. There it
stopped, as though preparing
for a last gigantic onset upon


Local 3171 C.W.A. AFL-
CIO are now in negotiations
with St. Joseph Telephone and
Telegraph Company. The
Union declares they are bar-
gaining for higher wages,
better working conditions,
pensions, insurance, cost of
living and etc. The contract,
now in existence will expire



Friday Is

Last Day

for Trees
Friday, February 11, will be
the last day orders will be
taken by the local Division of
Forestry for Flowering Dog-
wood trees at $6.00 per hun-
dred. These tree seedlings,
approximately 18 inches in
length, will be sold on a first
come basis and tree deliveries
will be made the following
Thursday, February 18. Inter-
ested parties should contact
their forestry field office
located in Panama City on W.
Hwy. 98, 15th St., or phone 763-
6589 ',. ,, ,

CARD OF THANKS
We would like to express our
appreciation to all our friends
for the prayers, food, flowers,,
cards and many acts of kind-
ness following the recent
death of our beloved husband
and father. A very special
thanks to all the doctors and
nurses, the ambulance squad,
and the men of St. Joe Paper
Company, with whom he
worked for and with for so
many years. We love you all
and you'll never know what
your kindness has meant to us.
Mrs. Wade B. Neel and family

CARD OF THANKS
Thank you to my friends and
relatives who were so thought-
ful during my stay in the
hospital. A special thanks for
all the flowers, cards and
prayers and especially to the
Municipal Hospital staff and
Drs. Poonai.
Dessie Lee Parker

NOTICE
Services to Persons Unable
to Pay Therefor
Municipal Hospital, 20th
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
has certified that it will not
exclude any person from ad-
mission on the ground that
such person is unable to pay
for needed services, and that
it will make available to each
person so admitted services
provided by the facility with-
out charge or at a charge
which does not exceed such
person's ability to pay there-
for, as determined in accord-
ance with criteria established
in the Florida Medical Facili-
ties Construction Plan. This
certification has been made
pursuant to the requirements
of the regulations of the Public
Health Service, U.S. Depart-
ment of Health, Education,
and Welfare, (42 p53.111), and
the applicable provisions of
the Florida Medical Facilities
Construction Plan. The Bu-
reau of Community Medical
Facilities, Department of
Health and Rehabilitative Ser-
vices, State of Florida, has,
therefore, established the
foregoing level of services as
the level of uncompensated
services to be made available
by said facility in the period
October 1, 1976 to September
30, 1977. The level of services
seutout meets the presumptive
compliance guidelines of the
Federal regulations.


the quivering land. Soon it
began again, now with all the
titanic force and fury of the
tropical hurricane. It broke
the cables of the few boats in
the cove, tossing them ashore
like cockle shells. Roofs went
flying through the air and
brick walls crumbled at the
onslaught. Chaos reigned sup-
reme. Then from out of the
west there came above the
crash of falling walls and
flying debris a sound that
struck terror even to the
hearts of those long accustom-
ed to the angry moods of the
Gulf. From San Blas to St. Joe
Piont there arose such a thun-


March 3.
Local 3171 represents 116
members covering traffic and
service departments. In 14
years there has never been a
strike by.. the members of
Local 3171 against St. Joseph
Telephone and Telegrpah.
Members of the C.W.A. bar-
gaining team are Dorothy E.
White, President and Monroe
Register, Chief Job Steward.
Byrl Baker, North Florida
Director, is assisting in nego-
tiations.
According to Dorothy White,
in the state of Florida, C.W.A.
represents more than 28,000
working men and women in-
cluding telephone and public


during reverberation from teh
mighty, ponderous waves
crashing upon the beaches as
had never been heard before.
They were the equal of a tidal
wave, but with a continual
power far more destructive.
They rushed unobstructed
through and over the narrow
barrier opposite the city that
separate the bay from the
Gulf, and came roaring in at
the wide entrance to the bay.
The waters quickly flooded
the streets. Before one could
note the advance they were
crashing thru the doors and
windows of the vacant build-
ings. The low plain on which
the city was built was now a


employees, and throughout
the nation C.W.A. represents
more than 600,000 working
people.


Special


Services
The First Baptist Church
extends an invitation to the
public to attend their special
services on Tuesday evening,
Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m., when the
Handbell Choir from the St.
Andrew Baptist Church of
Panama City will be in con-
cert. This is a special event
during the WMU Focus Week.


raging, furious, tempestuous
sea, the few taller buildings
seeming but islands in it. And
there was no cessation in the
hurricane. Hour after hour it
forced the waters of the Gulf
in gigantic waves over the city
of the twice-doomed city,
crumbling to atoms brick
buildings, undermining
streets and carrying far in-
land with the furious sweep of
the storm, brick and timbers
that formed the most stable
structures in the city.
The light of another day had
come. The desolation and des-
truction was complete. Heaps
of sand dug out of the depths of
the sea and driven forward by
the irresistable waves, had
buried even the foundations of
the once-stately buildings.
Slowly the sea returned to its
depths.
The sun shown down bright-
ly over the wrecked ambitious
works of man. Death's aide,
the hurricane, had completed
the work begun by its twin
brother, Pestilence, and
buried beneath the sands of
the sea, or swept to the four
winds of Heaven, all that
remained of the proud young
city of St. Joseph.
Four score years have pass-
ed since the hurricane des-
troyed old St. Jo, but even now
a visit to the wilderness where
at one time stood the city that
came so near being the capitol
of Florida, is not without
interest. Other hurricanes
have swept over the site since


Special Occasions


the one made memorable by
the destruction of the city, but
they would no works of man
upon which to wreak their ven-
genance. Here and there great
clumps of rugged Spanish bay-
onet stand guard over the
foundation walls of some mas-
sive building, and beneath the
waters along the beach may
still be seen sections of the
brick sidewalks of the old city,
while the many bricks scat-
tered through the young pine
forest, even a mile back from
the shore, attest the poweirof
the wrathful sea. In the old
roadbed of the old railroad are
found a few ties and stringers,
so rich in resinous material
that for 70 years they haine
defied the elements. At ~a
nearby turpentine still hangs
suspended by wires, and used
as a bell to call together the
laborers, a steel driving axle
from the first locomotive that
saw service upon this histori-
cal road. These relics, with-a
few ruined tombs in the obd
burying ground, are all that
remains of St. Joseph. 'te
ambitious, strenuous men:of
that long ago recked not oftlie
power of the or frequencyhf
the tropical hurricanes that
come creeping off the Gulf, as
a lion seeking its prey, but like
the foolish man of Scripture,
'Built his house upon the sand;
and the rain descended, and
the wind blew, and beat upon
that house, and it fell, and
great was the fall thereof."
(Continued Next Week)


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY.


Case No. 76-214
FLORIDA FIRST NATIONAL BANK at
Port St. Joe, a National Banking Asso-
ciation with its principal office in Port
St. Joe, Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES R. LECKIE and ROSEMARY
LECKIE BROWN,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Pursuant to Chapter 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a
Final Judgment dated February 3, 1977,
in case no. 76-214 of the Circuit Court of
the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and
for Gulf County, Florida, in which
Florida First National Bank at Port St.
Joe is the Plaintiff and James R. Leckie
and Rosemary Leckie Brown are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, in the lobby at the
front door Of the Gulf County Courthouse
In Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida, at
11:00 AM EST on February 18, 1977, the
following described property set forth In.
the.Drder of Final ljd.rMent ,:
Commenc.ng at me Southwest corn '
er of West one-half of SW Quarter of
SW Quarter of Section 32, TSS,
"' R 11W, and run North 225 feet; thence
run East 390 feet; thence run South
225 feet; then e run West 390 feet to
the point of beginning; said land ly.
ing and being in Section 32, T5S,
RIlW.
DATED February 4, 1977, .
GEORGE Y. CORE,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: Susan E. Bigelow,
Deputy Clerk
Publication of this Notice on February
10, 1977, in ,the Port St. Joe Star.
It 2-10

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Gulf County Board of County Commis-
sioners
Gulf County Courthouse
Port St. Joe, Florida
Separate sealed BIDSfortheconstruc-
tion of Oak Grove Water and Sewer.
System will be received by Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners at the
officeof The Board until .10:00a.m. Day-
light Savings Time) Tuesday, March 8,
1977, and then at said office publicly
opened and read aloud.
The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, con-
sisting of Advertisement for Bids, Infor-
mation for Bidders, BID, BID Bond,
Agreement, GENERAL CONDITIONS,
SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL CONDI-
TIONS, Payment Bond, Performance
Bond, NOTICE OF AWARD, NOTICE
TO PROCEED, CHANGE ORDER,
DRAWINGS, SPECIFICATIONS and
ADDENDA, may be examined at the
,-4following locations:
Dodge Plan Room, Tallahassee, Florida
Dodge Plan Room, Pensacola, Florida
Dodge Scan, Atlanta, Georgia
Copies of the CONTRACT DOCU-
MENTS may be obtained at the office of
the Engineers located at 28 Eglin Pkwy.,
S.E., Unit 4, P. 0. Drawer 1708, Fort
Walton Beach, Florida 32548 upon pay-
ment of $25.00 for each set.
Any BIDDER, upon returning the
CONTRACT DOCUMENTS promptly
and in good condition, will be refunded
his payment, *nd any non-bidder upon so
returning the CONTRACT DOCU-
MENTS will be refunded $15.00.
February 3, 1977
Board of County Commissioners
Gulf County
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
BID NO. 219
*U. S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Project No. CDBG 2-11
City of Port St. Joe, Florida
Separate sealed bids for Sewer System
Extension for Millview Addition Unit III
will be received by City of Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456atthe office of City Auditor
and Clerk until 4:00 o'clock P.M. E.S.T.
March 1, 1977, and then at said office
publicly opened and read aloud.
The Information for Bidders, Form of
Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifi-
cations, and Forms of Bid Bond,
Performance and Payment Bond, and
other contract documents may be exa-
Smined at the following:
City Auditor and Clerk's Office
Municipal Building, P. 0. Box A-
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Copies may be obtained at the office of
City Auditor and Clerk located at Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456 upon payment of
$25.00 for each set. Any unsuccessful
bidder, upon returning such set prompt-
ly and in good condition, will be refunded
his payment, and any non-bidder upon so
returningg a set will be refunded $25.00.
The owner reserves the right to waive
any informalities or to reject any or all
bids.
Each bidder must deposit with his bid,
security in the amount, form and subject
to the conditions provided in the Infor-
mation for Bidders.
Attention of bidders is particularly
called to the requirements as to condi-
tions of employment to be'observed and
minimum wage rates to be paid under
the contract.


No bidder may withdraw his bid within
30 days after the actual date of the
operating thereof.
January 25, 1977
-s- MICHAEL WRIGHT,
City Auditor and Clerk et 2.10
BID NO. 220
U. S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
City of Port St. Joe, Florida
Project No. CDBG 2.1
Separate sealed bids for Heating and
Ventilation for Washington High Gym-
nasium will be received by City of Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456 at the office of City
Auditor and Clerk until 4:00 o'clock P.M.
E.S.T. March 1, 1977, and then at said
office publicly opened and read aloud.
The Information for Bidders, Form of
Bid. Form of Contract, Plans, Specifi.
cations, and Forms of Bid Bond, Per-
formance and Payment Bond, and other
contract documents may be examined at
the following:
City Auditor and Clerk's Office
Municipal Buildng, P. 0. Box A
Port St Joe, Florida 32456 ..
Copies may be oblairred ati ne o(keot.
CZ'vAua.lbr and Cigrk locafed al5oPi,
SI. Joe, Florida 32456 upon pa,menl 0o
$10.00 for each set. Any unsuccessful
bidder, upon returning such set prompt-
ly and in good condition, will be refunded
his payment, and any non-bidder upon so
returning such a set will be refunded
$10.00.
The owner reserves the right to waive
any informalities or to reject any or all
bids.
Each bidder mustideposit with his bid.
security in the amount, form and subject
to the conditions provided in the Infor.
nation for -Bidders.
Attention of bidders is particularly
called to the requirements as to condi-
tions of employment to be observed and
minimum wage rates to be paid under
the contract.
No bidder may withdraw his bid within
30 days after the, actual date of the
opening thereof.
February 4, 1977
-a- Michael Wright,
City Auditor and Clerk 3t 2-10
BID NO. 222
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
invites bids on the following described
crawler tractor:
(1)-New Crawler Tractor with fol-
lowing minimum specifications:
ENGINE: Shall be a four cylinder, four
stroke cycle diesel. Shall have a pistol
displacement of not less than 300 cubic
inches. Shall produce at least 62 flywheel
horsepower. Shall be equipped with dry
type air cleaner with primary and safety
elements.
STARTING SYSTEM: Shallbe equip-
ped with a 12 volt direct electric starting
system and be equipped with glow plugs
for cold weather starting.
POWER TRAIN: Shall be equipped
with a torque converter and a plane-
tary power shift type transmission
which will permit unrestricted speed
and direction changes under full load.
Shall have at least 3 forward and one
reverse speeds, capable of at least 6.9
MPH forward and 3.1 MPH reverse.
STEERING: Steering and braking shall
be controlled by a foot pedal for each
track. Clutches shall be multiple-disc
type that are spring actuated and
hydraulically released.
UNDERCARRIAGE: Track roller
frames shall be full length box section
type with 6 rollers per frame. Length of
track on ground shall be at least 81.5
inches. Track shoes shall be at least 25
inches wide. Track gauge shall be 65
inches. Track rollers and idlers shall be
lifetime lubricated. Track links shall be
sealed with cone shaped discs between
bushings and link counterbore.
DOZER: Shall be equipped with an
outside mounted dozer blade that is at
least 110" wide and at least 29 inches
high. Shall be equipped with a hydraulic
tilt cylinder capable of tilting dozer
blade 12.5 inches right or left.
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM: Shall be a
double valve system and hydraulic relief
pressure shall be at least 2500 PSI.
WINCH: Shall be equipped with a rear
mounted winch with cable and hook.
CANOPY: Shall be equipped with
ROPS Canopy with front sweeps.
OTHER REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS:
Engine enclosures, vandalism protec-
tion group, accelerator decelerator,
pull hook, back up alarm, and front
warning horn.
Bids shall be sealed in an envelope and
plainly marked "Bid No. 222". All bids
must be F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida,
and approximate delivery date shown.
.Bidders are requested to submit bids in
Item sequence and totaled, The City of
Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids, waive any
formalities and to choose the bid deemed
best to meet the City's needs. Bids must
be good for 30 days after opening.
Bids must be submitted to the City
Clerk's Office, P. O. Box A, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before 5:00 P.M.,
E.S.T., March 1, 1977. Bid opening will
be held at the Regular-City Commission
meeting March 1, 1977, at 8:00 P.M.,
E.S.T., in the Municipal Building, Port
St. JOe, Florida.
-s- Michael J. Wright
City Auditor and Clerk 3t 2-10 -


IT l


Gulf Co. Men's League
The Gulf County Men's
League bowled Monday night,
with Shirt and Trophy taking
three games from 10-Pin
Lounge on lanes one and two.
Red Todd was. the leader for
Shirt & Trophy with a 521.
Tops for 10-Pin was Donnie
Cox with 501.
Lanes three and four had
Butler's Restaurant taking
three from Campbell's Drugs.
Harry Lowry led Butler's with
a 596 series and 247 game.
Glenn Williams was high for
Campbell's witfi556.
Lanes five6'ansix saw High-
land View Superette take
three from the U. S. Coast
Guard. Joe Davis' 493 was the
high:for H. V. Superette while
Dick Prange led the Coast
Guard with 497.
Standings: W L
Butler's Restaurant 24 8
Shirt & Trophy 20 12
Campbell's Drugs 17 15
10-Pin Lounge 16 16
H. V. Superette 13 19
U. S. Coast Guard 6 26

Wed. Night Ladies' League
The Wednesday Night
Ladies' League met on Febr-
uary 2, with the following re-
sults.
Pate's and Pepsi Cola
squared off and Pate's came
out on top with a four game
sweep. Peggy Heacock had a
172 game and a 488 series for
Pate's. Toby Gray led Pepsi
Cola with a 394 series.
Eleanor Williams led her
Alley Kats to a three game win
over C & G with a 498 series
and a 203 game. Janet Murphy
had a good game of 189 and a
405 series for C & G.
Bertha Clayton had a 201
game and a 509 series for the
St. Joe Furniture team to led
them to a three game win over
Florida Bank. Christine Light-
foot rolled a 172 game and a
417 series for the Bank.
The Superettes and the Play
Girls met on lanes five and six
with the Superettes coming
out on top with a three game
win. Mary Brown had a 191
game and a 484 series for the


Superettes. Nita Whitehurst
had a 404 series for the Play
Girls.
Standings: W L
St. Joe Furniture 57/2 18%
Superettes 55 22
Alley Kats 46 30
Florida Bank 35 41
Pate's 36 40
Pepsi Cola 27% 47%/
C & G 26 50
Play Girls 21 55

Thursday Nite Ladies' League
The Thursday Nite Ladies'
League met on February 3,
with Tomlinson Insurance
Company for'eiting to the
Surefoots. Elsie Parker bowl-
ed a 157 game and Hanna
Justice bowled a 342 series for
the Surefoot.
On lanes three and four,
Bowen's Cowgirls won three
games from Red Hot Mamas.
Arlene McCullough led
Bowen's Cowgirls with a 155
game and 390 series. Ruby
Wilson bowled a 156 game and
375 series for Red Hot Mamas.
On lanes five and six, Ralph
& Henry's won three games
from Renfro. Sheila Stouta-
mire led Ralph & Henry's with
a 155 game and Susan Bige-
low bowled a 387 series.
Bertha Clayton, sub, bowled a
174 game and 497 series for
Renfro.
On lanes seven and eight,
Highland View Motors won
four games from the Loonies.
Sandra Brock bowled a 189
game and a 486 series for
Highland View Motors. Elea-
nor Williams, sub, bowled a
173 game and 474 series for the
Loonies.
Standings: W L
Renfro 60% 15%
Ralph & Henry's 57 19.
Loonies 50 26
Hi-View Motors 45'/z 30/2
Bowen's Cowgirls 37 39
Surefoot 24 52
Red Hot Mamas 19 57
Tomlinson Ins. Co. 15 61

Winter Mixed League
The Winter Mixed League
met in action on February 1.
The Dairyburger and 4-Bea-
cons postponed their games


I


Sharks Take Conference




Girls' Cage Championship


Port St. Joe's girl's basket- holding Wakulla to only one with 12 points while Linda Score by quarters:
ball hasn't even had what field goal, put the game on ice. Jackson led Wakulla with 10 Port St. Joe 12 6 8 6-32
could be described as a "So- Diane Sealy led the Sharks points. Wakulla 4 13 2 6-25


so" season this year, but
tournament play in B1
town last week end, the
the Gulf Coast Confe
champions. The tournz
win gave the girls their
conference champion:
since the girls' program
here in Port St. Joe
school.
The young ladies de:
Chattahoochee on Thu
. night and came bac
SSaturday night to defea
kulla girls to take the t
The girls jumped off to
lead in the first period
scoring Wakulla 12-4, an
their margin to victory
kulla nearly caught the
Sharks in the second
when they came up w
points to only 6 for the


squad. An eight point pi
ion in the third period

intil a later date.
On lanes three and
Whammos andc Sylva
split, each taking two g
Mary Whitfieldled Sylva
with a 187 game and
Whitfield had a 478 s
Bertha Clayton and R
Montgomery each bow
175 game and Bertha
series for Whammos.
On lanes five and six,
Two won three games
Fiesta Food Store. J
Hicks led Team Two with
game and 485 series.
Henderson had a 168 gamr
443 series for Fiesta.

On lanes seven and
Team Eight won three g
from St. Joe Paper Corn
Steve Wombles bowled
game and 516 series for
Eight. Rick Bond had
game and 473 series for S


44




T
fI


Paper Co.

Standings: --.
Sylvachem
WJOE Whammos
Team Two
Fiesta Food Store
St. Joe Paper Co.
Team Eight


t after
ounts-
ey are
erence
ament
r first
nship
began
High


Boys Lose In First



Round to Blountstown


Port St. Joe's Sharks were
heated, edged out of competition for
rsday the Gulf Coast Conference
rs on crown last Friday night by one
it Wa-point in overtime by the
ti Wa- Blountstown Tigers.
itle. The Sharks had defeated the
o a big Tigers earlier in the season by
I, out- a two point margin in the
d rode Tiger gym.
r. Wa- A slow first period, with only
e lady six points scored proved to be
period the Achilles heel for the
ith 13 Sharks in their quest for the
local Conference crown.
roduc- The Tigers were defeated
while Saturday night in the finals by
a strong Wakulla team.
The Tigers had a three point
four, lead at half time, but the
four, Sharks could not come back
achem with enough points in the
;chem second half to win the victory.

h Bill In the overtime period, the
series. Sharks, scored only seven
Iobert points while the Tigers netted
led ,a eight for the win.
a 492 Derek Dixon led the Sharks
with 26 points while Robert
Thomas added 20. Dixon and
Team Thomas were the only Sharks
from scoring in double figures.
James Curt Garrett led the Tigers
a 169 with 35 points.
Nett Score by quarters:
ie and

Softball League
eight,
games Forming
pany.
a 191 Anyone interested in form-
Team ing a team for the Church
a 192 Slowpitch Softball League is
3t. Joe urged to attend an organiza-
tional meeting next Friday,
W L Feb. 18, at-seven bisat the
48 28 Gulf County Recreation De-
44 32 apartment office. The office is
41 35 located upstairs in City Hall.
29 47 Further information may be
24 52 obtained by calling John L.
20 56 Cleeney, Recreation Director.


PortSt. Joe 6 18 15 16 7-62 son, 3-0-6; Bailey, 2-2-6;
Blountstown 14 13 16 12 8-63 Capps, 2-0-4; Snowden, 1-0-2.


PORT ST. JOE-Thomas,
10-0-20; Dixon, 12-2-26; Rog-
ers, 1-3-5; Lawrence, 2-0-4;
Riley, 2-3-7.
BLOUNTSTOWN Garrett
15-5-35; Casey, 5-0-10; Jack-


During the coming week,
the Sharks will be in Cotton-
dale tonight and will host Leon
tomorrow night. Tuesday of
next week, Cottondale will be
here.


Forests Yield



Quality Water

By Ralph J. Edenfield practices that can help pro-
County Forester tect the quality of Florida's
Division of Forestry surface water supplies.
Well-protected and well- "Water running off abused
managed forested watersheds forest areas can carry many
are virtually the last remain- tons of soil into our streams
ing sources of high quality and lakes each year," Greis
surface water so vital to explained, "Besides the soil
Florida's millions of citizens. loss and the resulting reduced
Good watershed manage- capacity of the land, this sedi-
ment can help increase the ment laden water, with its
potential yield of usable fresh higher eroding capability,
water supplies by both con- scours stream channels and
trolling the rate of runoff and deposits the sediment in the
reducing pollution levels, stream beds."
To do this effectively, water Water scientists like Greis
specialists are required to are expected to play greater
understand the ecological pro- and greater parts in Florida's
cesses operating within the forest industry because future
forest environment, management and multiple-use
The Florida Division of For- planning for forestry re-
estry, Department of Agri- sources will demand the skills
culture and Consumer Ser- of water quality specialists to
vices, is studying the role that round out a modern interdisci-
water plays in the state's plinary land-use approach.
unique environment through -
its water quality specialist.
.- Divisidn.Water.Quality.Spe- -
cialist John G. Greis, who was -
recently appointed to the new-
ly-created post, is examining AM
the mechanisms by which
watersheds produce water, When stacked, 490 U.S.
and the forest management dollars weigh one pound.


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4 tects the health of our community
l = M k and helps make life longer and
1 r'i. more comfortable. If you're unde-
S cided about your future, consider
a career in Pharmacy. It's a field
of importance, responsibility, and
challenge...overflowingwith grati-
A ifying personal rewards.

YOUR RECALL PHARMACY
S rfr~ * :'. ., | -


A pharmacist daily assists the sick
and injured by dispensing to them
the most advanced medicine, in
the world. Through his product,
he eases the pain of tragedy, pro-


14' fiberglass boat, 25 h.p.
'; motor, trolling motor, trailer.
1976 Kawasaki 400, low mile-
age. Call Bill Sumner, office
639-2222, after 5, call 639-
5793. 2t 2-10

Country Club membership
for sale. Call 229-5991. ltp 2-10

58' shrimp boat, double rig,
cat. power, radar, loran, DF
and DHF. $30,000.00. 648-7755.
ltp 2-10

Auto. washer, several re-
frigerators, one stainless steel
refrigerator, portable dish-
washer, older model, arm
chair, several bricks, blocks,.
timber, roofing, etc. Make
offer. 648-5272. tfc 2-10


GARAGE SALE
10-4


1015 Marvin Ave


YARD SALE
Y.P.I.A. Social Club
ing a yard sale on Sa
Feb. 12,1977 at9:00a.m
: Washington Recreatio
ter. Items being sold
:lamps, toys, dishes,
, and many other ho
-goods.


Control hunger an
:weight with New Sha
.Plan and Hydrex Wat
:at Campbell's Drug.


Want Better Healt
Shaklee food su
ments and vitamin
completely natural
household products
gradable. Further
mation, call 229-1591
I 4t


Reduce safe & fast with
Go-Bese Tablets & E-Vap
"water pills". Campbell's
Drugs. 4t 2-3

KEEP WARM with a hand
crocheted colorful AFGHAN,
$35. Call 648-6023. 2tp 2-3

-*One six ft. & 12 ft. tandem
:wheel flat bed trailer. All
welded construction, $350.00.
;Call 648-3600 after 1:00 o'clock.
tfc 2-3

650 yard trammel net, 400
yd. gill net. Call 227-8305.
tfc 1-27

Kenmore zig zag sewing
machine, 8 decorative stitches
excellent condition. Call 229-
6369. tfc 1-27

"The Great Tide", a beauti-
ful hardbook edition is in its
sixth printing, one of Florida's
Most famous historical novels
written by Rubylea Hall, for-
mer resident of Port St. Joe, is
now on sale at Campbell's
Drug Store, Buzzett's Drug
Store, Pauline's Restaurant,
Economy Washeteria or con-
tact Mrs. Eunice H. Brinson,
229-4171. Ideal for gifts.
tfc 1-13

12' galvanized canoe trailer,
229-6961. tfc 12-23


BUZZETT'S
DRUG STORE
Ph. 227-3371 317 Williams
Convenient Drive4n Window
Plenty of Free Parking


DRY cleaning carpets is
easier, faster, ans safer with
HOST. Rent our machine. St.
Joe Furniture, 229-1251.
tfc 10-23

CB Radios and marine elec-
tronics sales and service. 106
Monument Ave., phone 229-
8100. Open daily five p.m. to
nine p.m., Saturday, eight
a.m. to five p.m. tfc 10-7

FOR STANLEY HOME
PRODUCTS
Call Betty Gilbert
648-7534
tfc 7-15

Custom-made wooden name
plaques, for mail boxes, front
gates, door posts, etc. Econo-
my Motors & Garden Center,
301 Hwy. 98, HV, 229-6001.


short
truck,
dump
fc 10-7

ouses,
. 229-
c 1-6

Craig,
se sta-


!. Firewood for sale,
1tp 2-10 2x4's. You load pick-up
$10. We load and deliver
truck full, $25. 229-6380.tt
is hav-
iturday, I will demolish h
n. at the garages for materials
on Cen- 6402. tfC
include
clothes, CB Radios, Johnson, (
usehold Surveyor, antennas, bas
tions, terms available.
ltp 2-10 ern Auto.

id lose Lovely antique pe
pe Diet watch. Sacrifice $200.00
er Pills 227-3151 or 648-3197.
4tp 2-10

m Mirrors for sale: 7"
$1.50; 10" x 70", $2.00. P
pple- | at Smith's Pharmacy o
Sall field's Fisheries.


New brick home, 3
rooms, 2 baths, fireplace
sq. ft., $35,000. Call 229-
t

Lot for Sale: St. Joe B
nice yard, with facilities
trailer. 75' by 150' depth
information call 227-82
229-6129. t

Frame house, comp
furnished, fireplace.
garage, greenhouse fu
plants, 400' new chain
fence at Dalkeith. 639-53:
calls collect please. 4t

12' x 60' mobile home
tially furnished, carpet
BR, 1 acre of land, clear
part landscaped, in
City. Complete with new
well and pump, 10 x 10'
bldg., with concrete
Phone 229-5692
5:00. tf

Wanted to Buy: 14'
boat trailer. 229-6961.
tfc
VETERANS $300 dow
We have 2 new brick h
for sale in Wewahit
These homes have 3 B
baths, central heat, ca
garage, etc. FHA and co
tional financing avai
Call collect 205-794
Dothan. An equal housing
portunity builder, tf


Activities for

Sr. Citizens
Leisure time activities for
senior citizens in the area are
being coordinated through the
efforts of the Gulf County
Recreation Department with
the cooperation of Gulf Coast
Community College and the
Gulf County Schools' Superin-
tendent's office. Senior citi-
zens are those who have
55 years or older.
are
Activities offered include
two classes of healthful exer-
cise, (male and female), crea-
tive sewing and crochet, cera-
mics, carpentry and a nutri-
tion program which features
economical food recipes.
Inquiries and registration
may be made at the Gulf
County Recreation Office, 229-
6119. Classes will begin Mon-
day, Feb. 14.


3 BR house, bath, LR, DR,
kitchen, den, carpet, 1' lots,
$15,000. Can be seen after one
p.m. 516 9th St. tfc 11-25

House, 3 BR, 11'/ bath, Ir, dr,
kitchen, block, one year old,
$28,000. 229-6319. 2110 Long
Ave. tfc 11-1

3 BR house, 2 baths, 3 lots on
Palm Blvd. For information
call 227-2181. tfc 11-4

New brick home at 106 Yau-
pon Ave. 3 BR, 2 bath, dining
room, living room, den and
kitchen. Call 227-2291 or 229-
5302. tfc 10-7

House at White City, 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths, 1% acres of
land. Call 229-1138 after 5 p.m.
tfc 9-23





Not responsible for debts
after this day, February 7,
1977, on Eileen Walker.
RANDALL WALKER
4t 2-7


e s-. I There will be a regular
West-4 communication of Port St. Joe
t- Lodge No. 111, F. & A.M.,
ndant every first and third Thursday
D. Call at 8:00 p.m.
R. C. CHANDLER, W.M.
tfc 1-6 F. E. Brogdon, Sec.

x 70", R.A.M.-Regular c,,, a-
ick up tion on St. Joseph Chapter No.
r Raf- 56. R.A.M. 1st and 3rd Mon-
tfc 1-6 days, 8 p.m. All visiting com-
___ panions welcome.
J. L. SIMS, H.P.
E. William McFarland, Sec.

There will be a VFW meet-
ing the third Tuesday of each
month in the American Legion
bed- Hall. tfc 6-19
, 1,800
-8119.
fc2-10 WANTED

leach,
es for Wanted: Aluminum cans for
h. For the retarded adults. Monies
h41 or derived from sale of the cans
fc 1-20 will be used to purchase
S1-20supplies to be used for activi-

letely ties. Please call 229-6327 or
metal bring by the Center at 113
ull of Main St. 1-6
link Job Wanted: House clean-
35. No ing, call Marlene Silvia. Call
tp 1-20 227-8141 after 7:30 p.m. 3tp 2-3


, par-
ed, 2
d and
White
deep
utility
floor.
after
fc 1-13

or 15'

c 12-23
'n.
tomes
tchka.
BR, 2
arpet,
nven-
lable.
1-6711
ig op-
fc 9-23


I *



1972 Dodge pickup, D100,
auto. side boxes. Call 648-5272.
tfc 2-10

1976 Chevy van, loaded, call
227-8241 before 5 p.m., after 5
p.m., call 229-6129. tfc 11-11
APTS.


I-.
2 BR apartment for rent.
229-6538. tfc 2-3

Furnished apartment for
rent, 510 8th St. Call 229-6895
before 5:30; 229-6827 after
5:30.


Dunham Tells Lions of


Hospital Improvements


Municipal Hospital Admin-
istrator David Dunham told
the Lions Club at their noon
meeting last Wednesday, "Im-
provements made during the
past year and plans for the
future will make Municipal
Hospital an adequate medical
treatment station for the Port
St. Joe area.
Dunham said that last year
the hospital served 1,052 pat-
ients, including 6,237 patient
days and experienced 94
births. The hospital perform-
ed 22,984 lab tests and 2,266
patients used the emergency
room.
The administrator said the
hospital had an average of 20
patients per day last year. He
pointed out the institution had
a capacity'of 35-45 beds and
needed to maintain 80 percent


MAINTENANCE
UTILITY JOB
Mechanical ability required.
Duties include general utility
work including tank gauging,
barge handling, and plant
maintenance. A general know-
ledge of boiler operations is a
definite plus.
GOOD WAGES & BENEFITS
Apply in person to:
AMERADA HESS
CORPORATION
First St. & Baltzell Ave.
Port St. Joe, Fla.
An equal opportunity employ-
er m f

DIRECTOR
Needed: Director for Acti-'
vity Center for Retarded
Adults. Minimum require-
ments: 4 yr. college degree,
two years work experience
with administration and
supervisory duties. Some
knowledge of the needs of the
retarded, a sincere desire to
work with the retarded, and
must be willing to relocate in
the Gulf County area. Re-
sumes accepted until Feb. 20,
1977.
Address to: Gulf Co. Associa-
tion for Retarded Citizens,
Board of Directors, P. 0. Box
296, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456
3t 2-3

Teaching Supervisor:
A four-year degree in fields
related to rehabilitation of the
handicapped, mentally retard-
ed, early childhood develop-
ment; social and-or rehabili-
tative sciences; recreation,
speech, occupational or physi-
cal therapy; or nursing. It is
essential that the Teaching
Supervisor have teaching ex-
perience with the handicapp-
ed. An understanding of men-
tally retarded persons, and an
ability to work with others is
necessary.
Address to: Gulf Co. Associa-
tion for Retarded Citizens,
Board of Directors, P. 0. Box
296, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456.
3t 2-3

Secretary-Aide:
Minimum requirements:
Graduation from an accredit-
ed high school is required. At
least one year of work exper-
ience in a secretarial position
shall be required. Should have
a sincere interest in helping
retarded persons and be ac-
cepting of their handicaps.
Address to: Gulf Co. Associa-
tion of Retarded Citizens,
Board of Directors, P. 0. Box
296, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456.
3t 2-3

WORK AT HOME in spare
time. Earn $250.00 per 1000
stuffing envelopes. Send 25c
plus stamped, self-addressed
envelope to: R.P. SALES, P.
0. BOX 8327, MERRILL-
VILLE, INDIANA 46410.
4tc 1-13


FOR RENT

For Rent: One 2 BR house
on Duval St. at Oak Grove,
also one 3 BR furnished house
on Beacon Hill. Call 229-6961.
tfc 12-16


occupancy to make ends meet.
Plans for the future include
initiation of a contract on Feb-
ruary 1 to provide respira-
tion inhalation therapy, up-
grading the nursing staff and
an in-service education pro-
gram.
The hospital. has made sev-
eral improvements, includ-
ing the addition a a ventilator
in the surgical suite, fibrilla-
tor, cardiac monitor, systa-
scope and many items of
surplus military equipment.
Hospital costs are rising
according to Dunham, due to
new technology, labor costs,
ififlation and more intensive
services ordered by the doc-
tors.
The biggest problem at the
local hospital is the problem of
unpaid bills which are running


mobile home sites at
Rustic Sands Campground.
Mexico Beach. $30.00 month.
Laundry and rec hall. 648-3600.
tfc 12-9

For Rent: 3 BR furnished
trailer, carpet, washer, dryer,
dish washer, Overstreet. 648-
7581. tfc 2-3

1 BR trailer and 2 BR trailer
at St. Joe Beach, Canal St. For
more info call 648-5650. For
Sale: 1967 extra clean Impala
Chevrolet, good cond., for
more information, call 648-
5650. tfc 1-6

Trailer lot for rent, Madison
& Cherokee, Oak Grove.-
Brooks Anderson, 229-6604.
ltp 2-10

Why live in the crowded
city? Move your mobile home
to peace, quiet and tran-
quility. Water, garbage collec-
tions, yards mowed, live lei-
surely. Gulf privileges. Only
VA approved mobile home
park in Gulf County. Ski
Breeze Meadows Trailer
Park, 9 miles southeast of
Port St. Joe on Hwy S-30.
Come out and enjoy the quiet.
tfc 5-6

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

For carpets cleaned the way
professionals do it-at a frac-
tion of the cost, rent Rinse N
Vac, the portable steam car-
pet cleaning system. Avail-
able at Western Auto, phone
227-2271, 219 Reid Ave.

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





Furnished one bedroom
house in town. Call 227-5111,
Smith's Pharmacy. tfc 2-3

FOR RENT: Furnished
large 2 bedroom house. auto-
matic heat, carport, laundry
and storage room. Call 229-
6777 after 6 P.M.

Beach cottage for rent. Call
648-5144. tfc 9-2


SERVICES

REPAIRS
Aluminum screens and doors,
carpentry, house repair, mill-
work, roof repair and re-roof-
ing.
SMITH & SON WORKSHOP
Phone 229-6018
Port St. Joe
tfc 7-22


at the rate of 18 percent. "We
can't make it with that per-
centage", Dunham said.


Softball

League


Forming

There will be an organiza-
tional meeting for all con-
cerned in forming a sanc-
tioned softball league, Tues-
day, Feb. 15. The meeting will
be held upstairs in City Hall,
in the Gulf County Recreation
Department office at six p.m.
For further information con-
tact John Clenney, Director,
at 229-6119.


ISE VSERVICESi


Have a Highly Profitable SIGNS PAINTED LEWIS FLOOR CLEANING
and Beautiful Jean Shop or For information All Types
Ladies Apparel Shop of your Call 227-7751 229-6482 or 229-6447
own. Featuring the lates in For Sign Painting Needs tfc 9-20
Jeans, Denims and Sports- 2tp 2-10
wear. $13,500.00 includes Be-
ginning Inventory, Fixtures, VINYL REPAIR SERVICE
ginning Inventory, Fixtures, We repair cuts, tears, ciga-,
and Training. Partial Financ- Sharron Sunshine rette burns. Also vinyl clean-.
ing Available. Open your store CERAMICS
within 15 days. Call anytime Now open for all your f ree estimates calloning. For
for Mr. Wilkerson (501) 847- ceramic needs 648-5272
4050. No Collect Calls Please. Call 227-8716 tfc 2-3
P.S. 80 Stores Strong Now!
~~~_____~______or come by the shop at


L and L Repair
and Rental
for Repairs to Washers, Dry-
ers Refrigerators, Air Condi-
tioners and all appliances,
. plus rental of large and small
tools. Sandblasting done also.
Call 648-5272 tfc 2-3

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 CASH OR JUST
CLEANING HOUSE?
Sell me that unwanted gun,
highest cash paid, regardless
of age, make or condition.
Also buying extra barrels and
parts.
Red Carter, Gunsmith
St. Joe Beach
tfc 1-6



Tires Now Installed
FREE
In Our Own
Auto Service Center
Western Auto Assoc. Store
227-2281
3-4 tfc

Septic Tanks Pumped Out
Carefpoot Septic Tank
229-8227, 229-2351,
and 229-6694.
tfc 7-1


Carpentry Work Done
Reasonable Rates
Jimmy Johnson
Phone 227-7657
tfc 8-19

ST. JOE MACHINE CO.
Machine Work Weldin
506 First Street
Phone 229-6803
Machinist on duty all day
Every day



GLEN'S CABINET SHOP
Kitchen Cabinets -
Vanities Mill Work
Cabinet Hardware & Tops
White City, Hwy. 71
Glen Combs
Shop 229-6017 or
229-6530
tfc 1-13


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. tfc 8-5 229-2763


Jones Homestead.
Firing also done.
3t 2-3



For Prayer Needs
Call 648-6260
Night or Day
For body, soul or spirit
tfc 2-3



Lawn mowers, tillers and
garden tractors repaired.
Economy Motors & Garden
Center, 301 Hwy. 98, HV,
229-6001. tfc 8-5

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

For Your
Painting &
Wallpaper Needs
Call
"SPOTBALL"
Phone 227-5716.
12tc 1-6


Lawn & Gardening Needs
Feed
Lawn Mower &
Small Engine Repairs
Economy Motors &
Garden Center
301 Hwy. 98 H.V.
229-6001
tfc 8-5


Your SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
PAINT Dealer in
Port St. Joe



covift
(EARIM




HURLBUT SUPPLY CO.
306 Reid Avenue
Port St Joe, Florida




















tfc 8-5
I asI Ilt% a 6. 11 11)

D:IgItf 8-5


All types carpet and vinyl
flooring installed. 10 years
experience. For free measure-
ment and estimate, call Ron-
ald Ross, 229-6822. tfc 12-2


FOR TV REPAIRS and
Zenith Sales see K&D TV and" .
Sound at 301 Reid Avenue. Call
227-2071. tfc-1-27


Painting, Carpentry &
Masonry work done
Jimmy Griffin
Call 229-1711
tfc 2-3










"Ithink it was something I ate."



kills bugs for
up to six months,
and saves you about $100 yearly
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 1977


V MINUTES

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I GulfCounty Commission

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Legal Ads
BID FOR POLICE CAR
The, City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
Invites bids on the following described
vehicle:
One (1)-New 1977 model 4-door Auto.
mobile to be used as a police car with the
following specifications:
1. Battery 80 amps, alternator, 80
amps.
2. Instrument Package, amp meter,
oil pressure gauge, temperature gauge
and certified speedometer Installed in
dash
3. Undercoated
4. 15" Wheels
S. Tires G78 x 15 (4 ply)
6. Heavy duty bench seats, all vinyl
7. Automatic transmission, 3 speed,
heavy duty
8. Body type A door
9. Directional signals
10. Color Black with white top, white
rear deck and upper half rear doors and
fenders
11. Factory air conditioner, heater
and defroster
12. Spotlight -'5" heavy duty, mounted
on left side front door post with Inside
control
13. Oil filter heavy duty
14. Engine 8 cylinder with minimum
390" displacement, 2 barrel carbueretor
15. Heavy duty springs and shock
absorbers
16. Windshield wipers two speed,
electric, minimum
17. Wheelbase 119" minimum
18. Outside mirrors, rear view right
and left
19. Power steering
20. Power disc brakes heavy duty
fade resistant
21. Cooling system heavy duty, with
coolant recovery system
22. Radio AM transistor, factory
installed
23. Safety shield heavy duty solid
mount plexiglass shield installed behind
front seat, extending from floor to roof of
car
24. Factory installed fast idle arm
adjuster
25. Warning lights double mounted
strobe lights, mounted on cross bar,
lights to be 9" in diameter and 8/4' in
' height, minimum. Lights to produce 4
million candle power In bright position,
minimum, with -blue dome covers.
26. Sound system PA-siren speaker
mounted on light bar, polished alumi-
num finish
27. PA-Siren electronic combination
public address and siren wired through
speaker on light bar with "Radio,
Manual, Wail, Yelp and Hi-Lo" modes,
to include microphone installed
28. Include all standard equipment
and safety features
29. Equal or better above specifica-
Stlons
S Bids shall be sealed In an envelope and
plainly marked "Bid for Police Car". 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 Por i S 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., February 15, 1977. Bid opening
will be held at the Regular City Commis-
sion Meeting February 15, 1977, at 8:00
P.M., E.S.T. in the Municipal Building,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
-s- Michael J. Wright,
City Auditor and Clerk 2t 2-3
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT
COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DIS-
TRICT OF FLORIDA
Marianna Civil No. 76-40
NOTICE OF MARSHAL'S SALE
,THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff
vs.
WILLIE FLOYD NOBLES and
DOROTHY NOBLES, his wife,
Defendants.
NOTICE is hereby given that under and
by virtue of a Final Decree of Fore-
closure rendered on the 3rd day of
December, 1976 by the United States
District Court for the Northern District
of Florida, Marianna Division, in the
casa above styled in favor of the
Plaintiff, the undersigned appointed in
said Decree will on 25th February, 1977
at 12:00 o'clock noon EST in front of the
Gulf County Courthouse door in the City
of Port St. Joe, Florida, offer for sale
and sell at public outcry to the highest
bidder for cash the following mortgaged
property, situate, lying, and being in
Gulf County, Florida, and described as
follows:
The South 45 feet of Lot 4 and the
North 30 feet of Lot 6, Block 4, Pine
Ridge Addition to Wewahitchka,
Florida, a subdivision of part of Sec-
tions 23 and 26, Township 4 South,
Range 10 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida, according to the official plat
thereof on file in plat book 2, page 8,
Public Records of Gulf County,
Florida.
SALE SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION
OF THE COURT
Method of Payment: Cash, Postal
Money Order or Certified Check, pay-
able to United States Marshal.
Datedf 1.10-77
EMMETT E. SHELBY,
UNITED STATES MARSHAL 4t 1-27
REGISTRATION OF
FICTITIOUS NAMES
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 PIER 98 RESTAURANT at
302 Fourth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida,
and the extent of the interest of each, is
as follows:
Robert V. Rogers, 100 percent.
-s- Robert V. Rogers 4t 1-27
S NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County will receive sealed bids
from:any person, company, or corpora.
tion interested in selling the County the
following described personal property:
Furniture and equipment for Gulf
County Library. Specifications on
file" in Clerk of Court's Office, Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456.
Floor plan and layout are on file in
the'Clerk's office.
Bilds will be received until 7:00 o'clock
P.M.g E.S.T., February 22, 1977 at the
officeof the Clerk of Circuit Court, P. O.
Box 968, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reflect
any and all bids.
BOARDof COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
.GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


-s- Everett Owens, Jr., Chairman
2t 2-10


The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
met on January 25, 1977, in
regular session with the fol-
lowing members present:
Everett Owens, Jr., Chair-
man; Leo Kennedy; Jimmy
Gortman and William R.
Branch. Others present were:
George Y. Core, Clerk; Jerry
Gates, Finance Officer; K. E.
Murphy, Sheriff; Tommy
Pitts, Mosquito Control Direc-
tor and Lloyd Whitfield, Road
Superintendent.
The meeting came to order
at 7:00 p.m.
The Clerk opened the meet-
ing with prayer followed by
the pledge to the flag.
The minutes of the meeting
of January 11, 1977, were read,
approved and adopted.
Mrs. Wanda Brown, Presi-
dent of the Port St. Joe-Gulf
County Chamber of Com-
merce, appeared before the
Board and discussed the
Chamber's advertising pro-
gram for 1977. She said that
newly designed brochures
have been ordered at a cost of
$3,500.00, which will be the pri-
mary advertising literature to
be mailed to every person or
firm inquiring as to Gulf
County and will also be placed
in all Florida welcome sta-
tions and selected welcome
stations in other states. She
requested $1,400.00 from the
county to help pay for these
brochures and the cost of
postage in mailing them. After
discussion, there was a motion
by Comm. Kennedy, seconded
by Comm. Gortman and
unanimously carried, that the
county pay over to the Cham-
ber $1,400.00.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Schreck, residents of Cape
San Blas, appeared before the
Board with reference to the
quicksand problem at the
point of Cape San Bias. They
presented pictures of this dan-
gerous area. Ho.,, William J.
Rish told the Board that he,
with members of the Depart-
ment of Natural Resources
and the U. S. Corps of Engi-
neers, spent several hours at
this quicksand site this morn-
ing in an effort to determine
what can be done to alleviate
the danger to the public using
that portion of the beaches. He
said that the engineers at
Eglin Field are at this time
preparing "Danger" signs,
which will be erected by Vitro.
It has not been determined
what permanent measures
will be taken at this time.
Mr. Rish informed the
Board that he has been in
contact with the U. S. Corps of
Engineers on another matter,
which is a request to have
several sloughs along the Apa-
lachicola River opened; that
dredging operations had
closed these sloughs several
years ago. He said the Engi-
neers indicate these sloughs
were closed intentionally to
eliminate loss of flow in the
main channel. He then said
that he has requested Con-
gressman Sikes to pursue this
matter in an effort to have the
sloughs opened. Comm. Gort-
man said that the stagnant
water standing in the sloughs
is a definite health hazard to
the game and fish.
W. B. Simmons, Chairman,
Library Committee, reminded
the Board that it is time to-
advertise for the furniture for
the library. After discussion,
there was a motion by Comm.
Gortman, seconded by Comm.
Branch and unanimously car-
ried, that the Board advertise
to receive bids for the library
furniture on February 22, 1977
at 7:00 p.m.
George L. Cooper appeared
before the Board and said that
he watched the county road
department re-locate a pri-
vate driveway on SR 22-A. He
said he understood the county
had a policy against this type
work, therefore, he wanted to
know just what the policy of
the Board is in matters of this
type. The Chairman said the
Board will now install culvert
for driveways on state roads,
providing the owner will pur-
chase his own culvert and
obtain a permit from the De-
partment of Transportation.
Mr. Cooper said this person
the county was helping al-
ready had one driveway and
the county was re-locating a


second driveway. He then
asked how many driveways -


the county would install for
one owner. He said that His
only interest was that the
county had refused to help him
when he requested the same
type project. After a very
lengthy discussion, Comm.
Kennedy made a motion that
the county discontinue install-
ation of driveways unless the
county has constructed a ditch
or caused other road construc-
tion to be done that has inter-
ferred with a homeowner get-
ting to his property. Motion
seconded by Comm. Gortman,
but after discussion of the
motion, Comm. Gortman
withdrew his second. This
motion declared dead for the
lack of a second. Comm.
Branch then moved that he
county will not re-locate cul-
verts. This motion died for the
lack of a second. Comm.
Gortman moved that when a
person establishes a residence
and there is a ditch hindering
him from getting to his resi-
dence, the county will cover
his culvert, but will not re-
locate the culvert at a later
dae. This. motion received no
second. Comm. Branch moved
to continue operating under
the old policy as recorded in
the minutes of September 23,
1976, but will not re-locate a
culvert until approved at a
Board meeting. Motion
seconded by Comm. Gortman
and the following voted: AYE,
Branch, Gortman and Owens.
NAY, Kennedy.
Comm. Branch discussed
request for speed signs in
Ward Ridge. The Attorney
said he will contact the De-
partment of Transportation
with this request. Comm.
Branch told of the need for
street signs on all county
streets and roads. He suggest-
ed that while the road depart-
ment has extra employees,
this project be commenced,
starting with the roads and
streets leading. away from
U.S. 98 and the state roads.
The Road Superintendent
said he will contact the City of
Port St. Joe in an effort to use
the city's sign making
machine.
Comm. Kennedy asked if
the dog ordinance included a
provision with reference to
dogs molesting garbage cans.
He was advised it only deals
with biting dogs.
Comm. Gortman discussed
the problem of trash and gar-
bage and all sorts of pollutant
materials being thrown into
the rivers and streams in Gulf
County. He said the Board
should write letters to people
using our streams urging
them to protect these waters
and to report people they see
throwing trash and garbage
into the water. He said that the
Dead Lakes dam is a special
problem spot. He also said
that something should be done
about the fishermen at the
dam disregarding the law as
to the number of fish caught in
one day. He said that every-
body knows of the "limit" law
being broken by many fisher-
men every day during the
spring fishing season. He said
that the "drawdown struc-
ture" is a very dangerous
place to fish and that is the
very spot that people will fight


over. He suggested that the
county pass an ordinance pro-
hibiting fishing in and around
the "drawdown structure".
He then asked the Attorney to
arrange for Major Garrison of
the Game and Fish Commis-
sion to meet with this Board at
an early date to discuss this
matter.
The Mosquito Control Super-
visor told the Board that his
maintenance shop requires a
steam cleaner and that he has
funds in his budget for this
purpose. The Board voted to
advertise to receive bids for
the steam cleaner. Bids for the
steam cleaner to be received
February 22, 1977, at 7:00 p.m.
The Clerk reported interest
earned on county funds for
1976 was $54,996.94 and $218.90
on Register of the Court funds.
He said that Jerry Gates,
Finance Officer, has done an
outstanding job in seeing that
every surplus dollar has been
invested in 30 day interest
bearing certificates of deposit.
He said it is the policy of his
office to advise each bank in
the county, once each month,
as to the surplus funds for the
next 30 days and each bank
then gives us a written bid as
to the interest it can pay for
the 30 day deposit; that the
money is then deposited in the
bank that bids the highest
rate.
The Chairman announced
that this Commission will
meet with the city officials of
Port St. Joe on January 27,
1977, at 6:00 p.m. at the city
fire department to discuss the
operations of the Oak Grove
water and sewer facility.
There was a motion by
Comm. Branch, seconded by
Comm. Gortman and unani-
mously carried, to advertise
to receive bids to construct the
Oak Grove Water and Sewer
facility, that the engineer be
instructed to include an alter-
ante for cast iron pipe, in
addition to the P.V.C. pipe,
bids to be received on March
8, 1977 at 9:00 a.m.
The Supervisor of Elections
presented a map of Gulf
County showing the precinct
boundary lines of the 11 voting
precincts. She said it is neces-
sary for the Board to adopt the
new boundary lines to comply
with Section 98.031 (2), (c),
which directs that precinct
boundary lines be clearly
observable lines. She remind-
ed the Board that even though
s6mne of the lines have been
changed, all voters remain in
the same precincts they were
already in. After considera-
tion, there was a motion by.
Comm. Gortman, seconded by
Comm. Branch and unani-
mously carried, that the fol-
lowing precinct boundary
lines be established. Copy of
said lines are on file in the
Clerk's office.
The Department of Environ-
mental Regulations filed its
notice that FS 403 requires all
solid waste disposal sites to be
in compliance by July 1, 1977.
The Board entered into a
lengthy discussion on this
matter. The Chairman said
the Board has been consider-
ing steps to take to comply
with the regulations; that he
and former Comm. S. C.
Player met with the DER
several months ago, at which
meeting the county was ad-
vised-to earmark $60,000.00 for
the commencement of the re-
quired program, but that no
funds were available at that
time. He then suggested that
revenue sharing funds be ear-
marked at this time for this
program, which will show good
faith and allow the county to
obtain a deferment on the
deadline date. The Attorney
suggested that this should be
done. The Board instructed


the Mosquito Control Super-
visor to set up a meeting with
the municipalities and all
industry to begin considering
a plan to comply with all
garbage disposal. The Attor-
ney reminded the Commission
that many counties in the
State are in the same position
as Gulf County.
The Board was informed
that unknown persons are
dumping garbage on the pro-
perty owned by Bob Jackson.
The Standard Oil agent noti-
fied the Board that gasoline
prices have, increased .08
cents per gallon as of this
date.
The Clerk reported that S. C.
Pridgeon fell at the Court-
house front door on January
11, 1977; that he received cuts
about his left eye that required
* several stitches; that his
glasses were broken and had
to be replaced. After being
advised by the Attorney,
there was a motion by Comm.
- Kennedy, seconded by Comm.
Branch and unanimously car-
ried that the county pay his
medical bill and the bill to
replace his glasses.
The Chairman appointed
Comm. William R. Branch to
represent this Board on the
Northwest Florida Planning
and Advisory Council.
There was a motion by
Comm. Kennedy, seconded by
Comm. Brnach and unani-
mously carried that the
county pay $6,000.00 to the
Gulf County School Board to
be used in the Gulf County
Recreation Department for
1977.
The Department of Trans-
portation informed the Board
that the Kemp and Roberts
Cemetery Roads to be paved
with Federal Off-system road
funds are now advertised for
the February letting; that the
county will be required to pay
those charges not paid by
federal funds; that the Board
is given the opportunity to
reject the bid if the county
costs exceed $12,000.00. Upon
motion by Comm. Kennedy,
seconded by Comm. Branch
and unanimously carried, the
Board executed an agreement
for this work to be done by the
Department of Transporta-
tion.
The following applications
for employment were re-
ceived: Bobby Lee Field, Deb-
bie Tankersley, William Ed-
ward Wise, James Edward
Rogers, Randall Wayne 0'-
Bryan, Marle Drew, Harold
Cook, Horton Ray Miller and
Willie Carr.
The Road Superintendent
reported that Dewayne Ste-
wart has been assigned to the
pipe shop permanently at the
wage rate of $3.79 per hour.
Upon motion by Comm.
Branch, seconded by Comm.
Kennedy and unanimously
carried, the Board executed
an Interlocal Agreement
creating the Northwest Flor-
ida Planning and Advisory
Council, Inc. and directed that
the county',s dues be paid.
The Attorney reported that
he is continuing his efforts to
have the Department of
Transportation recap SR 71.
He then reported that the
State will return to the county
the title of the park at the east
end of SR 22-A as soon as a
"reverter" clause in the origi-
nal deed can be handled by the
legal department. He said that
the owner has agreed that the
title may be transferred from
the state to the county and the
owner will give additional
land if it is needed for the
addition to the present park.
The Sheriff asked about the
law as to- moving wrecked
vehicles from road rights of
way. He said three chip trail-
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For Damages from Freeze


Growers of dooryard citrus
trees should check their trees.
for damage after the record
cold wave in Florida, but hold
off on remedial action until
spring, according to Drs.
Julian Sauls and Larry Jack-
son of the University of Flor-
ida's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences (IFAS).
They urge growers of citrus
trees to keep in mind the
following after-the-freeze
facts about their trees.
-Freeze damage to the
plant will show up as water-
soaked spots in the leaves, and
leaves and twigs may wilt and
turn brown. If the damaged or
dead leaves stay on the tree
for several weeks it is likely
that damage has occurred.
-Damaged trees should be
watered periodically as need-
ed. Remember that trees al-
ready damaged from the cold
are more susceptible to future
cold damage and should be
protected accordingly.
-It is best to wait until
spring before pruning. At this
time new growth begins and a
valid assessment of damage
can be made. At that time,
dead wood can be pruned and
the trees sprayed with a fungi-
cide to protect against mela-
nose infection. New growth
should be checked closely for
aphids. Also in the spring,
normal cultural operations
should be continued.
-The damaged tree will
have a reduced crop next-
year, but this is normal
because it will not be able to
carry as many fruit as a
normal tree.
AZALEAS & CAMELLIAS
-Azaleas and camellias can
sometimes do their own prun-
ing after a freeze, but if they
need your help, don't prune
until you know the extent of
the damage, says Dr. Robert
Black, extension urban horti-
culturist at the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences (IFAS).
Azaleas flower bud damage
will show up at blooming time
with few or no flowers. Death
of branches in late spring or,
early summer will mark
stem damage. Dead azalea
branches must be pruned as
they occur, Black says.
Freeze damage to camel-
lias is probably confined to
flower buds and leaf burns.
Damaged flower buds will
either drop from the plant or
only partially open showing a
brown center. Leaf damage on
camellias will not be lasting,
since new leaves will come out
in spring and the damaged
ones will drop from the plant.

way of SR 71 for several weeks
and should be moved. The
Chairman requested the At-
torney to check the law on
abandoned vehicles.
After discussion of the need
for a wayside park on the
beaches, Comm. Kennedy
moved the Board undertake
measures to obtain a wayside
park, to be constructed and
maintained by the State
Department of Transporta-
tion. Comm. Branch seconded
the motion and it passed unan-
imously.
There being no further busi-
ness, the meeting did then
adjourn.
Everett Owens, Jr., Chairman
Attest:
George Y. Core, Clerk


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Port St. Joe


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Port St. Joe High School
Lunchroom Menus
Monday, Feb. 14
Spaghetti, hamburger with
bun, lettuce, tomatoes, pic-
kles, French fries, Valentine's
cake, rolls, milk.
Tuesday, Feb. 15
Barbecue beef on bun, ham-
burger on bun, whole kernel
corn, lettuce, tomato, pickles,
onions, French fries apple-
sauce with graham crackers,
milk.
Wednesday, Feb. 16
Hoagies burger, string
beans, potato chips, fruited
jello, milk.
Thursday, Feb. 17
Fried chicken, mashed
potatoes with gravy, carrot
and raisin slaw, peaches with
cookies, rolls, milk.
Friday, Feb. 18
Hot dog with bun, mayon-
naise and catsup, roast beef
with noodles, English peas,
cole slaw, peanut butter
delights, rolls, milk.

Port St. Joe Elementary &
Highland View Elementary
Monday, Feb. 14


Spaghetti, tomato slice,
French fries, cabbage slaw,
Valentine's cake, rolls, milk.
Tuesday, Feb. 15
Hamburger with bun, whole
kernel corn, lettuce, tomato,
pickles, mayonnaise, catsup,
French fries, applesauce with
graham crackers, milk.
Wednesday, Feb. 16
Hoagie burger, string
i beans, potato chips, fruited
jello, milk.
Thursday, Feb. 17
Fried chicken, mashed pota-
toes with gravy, carrot and
raisin slaw, peaches with
cookies, rolls, milk.
Friday, Feb. 18
Roast beef with noodles,
English peas, tossed salad,
peanut butter delights, rolls,
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SUNDAY SCHOOL .................. 9:45A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ............... 11:00 A.M.
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PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) . 7:00 P.M.

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SElectric bills go up
when the temperature drops
Already it's being called the terrible winter of 77.
And one result of the extremely cold weather we've
experienced will be higher electric bills for all of us. For
power consumption is up. Way up!
The reason for this is primarily heating. During colder
weather, you can actually double the amount of heat
you use in any one month. Your water heater works
harder too. And, since days are shorter, you use more
electricity for lighting.
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 1977


Over 1 Million Acres Affected by Pitch Canker


GAINESVILLE-A new sur-
vey of Florida forests indi-
cates just over one million
acres of slash pine are now
affected by destructive pitch
canker, and the disease ap-
pears to be spreading.

Early in 1976, University of
Florida (UF) foresters esti-
mated some-350,000 acres of
slash pine plantations were
affected by the disease, repre-
senting a potential timber
growth loss of nearly $2 mil-
lion. But a more comprehen-
sive survey indicates the
;disease is now widespread,
with potential loss in excess of
$50 million. Total acreage of
planted slash pine in Florida is
about 3.4 million acres.
"The disease is present in 58
of 60 counties surveyed, but
the infection rate varies great-
ly from one area to another.
Infection levels range from
near zero in some stands to
virtually 100 percent in
others," says Dr. George M.
Rlakeslee, assistant professor
with the Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
at the UF.
A, Hardest hit are slash pine
plantations in Volusia, Sum-
ter, Osceola and Lee counties,
with infection rates there peg-
ged at 50 percent or greater.
Flagler, Hillsborough, St.
Lucie and Glades counties are
experiencing an infection rate
ranging from 31 to 50 percent,
while up to 30 percent of the
slash pine plantations in
Liberty, Franklin, Alachua,
Marion, Seminole and Indian
River counties are infected
with the disease. Elsewhere,
the disease rate is 10 percent
or less.
Blakeslee, a forest patholo-
gist who recently joined the
IFAS faculty to study the pitch
canker problem, says a Fusar-
ium type of fungus is causing
the disease, but no one is
certain how it is spread and no
control methods are economni-
fally feasible at present.
Rapid harvest of diseased
stands is nshidered the best
alternative.
\, "The incidence of the infec-
tion seems to be related to the
age of the slash pine," Blakes-
lee explains. "Young trees are
relatively untouched by the
disease, while those in the
eight to 25-year age bracket
are most severely affected.
There's a rather dramatic in-
crease in the rate of infection
between the ages of eight and
10."
Symptoms of the disease
include a copious flow of pitch
(resin) along the tree trunk
and brown needles at the end
of branches, he says.
Pitch canker is also a seri-
ous problem in other parts of
the southeast, with scattered
infections extending from
North Carolina to Mississippi.


Outside of Florida, it's most
prevalent in loblolly pine seed
orchards where trees are
grown for improved seed vari-
eties.
First observed in 1945, the
disease has occurred periodi-
cally over the years, seeming-
ly at random. During the last
serious outbreak in 1969, many


trees were infected, but few
died. Most trees actually re-
covered. The present rate of
spread, however, has been
alarming, Blakeslee says.
"While previous outbreaks
of pitch canker have been
fairly localized and short-
lived, we are now faced with a
different situation. We are


now in the third year of major
infection and the disease
shows no sign of diminishing.
Heretofore, the disease
attacked only the terminal
leader and tree mortality was
not severe, but it's now affect-
ing the entire crown with a
tremendous impact on the
health and growth of the


tree," he states.
Because of the seriousness
of the problem, the Florida
Forestry Association has
named a special Pitch Canker
Task Force which will meet at
the UF on February 23 to
review research findings and
plan future studies.
The task force includes re-
presentatives from major
pulp and paper companies in
Florida, the U. S. Forest
Service, the 'Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services, and IFAS.
With the aid of a $92,000
.grant from the U. S. Coastal


Plains Commission, Charles-
ton, South Carolina, a $20,000
grant from the U. S. Forest
Service, Athens, Georgia, and
a $2,500 grant from Union-
Camp Corporation, Savannah,
Ga., Blakeslee and other IFAS
faculty have initiated an ex-
tensive pitch canker research
program.
Scientists want to deter-
mine the source of the disease,
how it spreads, if insects are
involved, effects of soil fertili-
ty, types of sites and tree
species most susceptible and
methods for controlling -the
disease.


Blakeslee says several as-
pects of the disease suggest
insects may be involved in
spreading pitch canker, but no
conclusive proof of an insect
vector is available.
"We know this organism
produces spores very abun-
dantly and they could be dis-
seminated by wind or insects.
We are also looking at the
possibility of a genetic asso-
ciation between susceptibility
and resistance to the disease,"
he explains.
There is a strong indication,
he points out, that the disease
develops in trees that are


under some sort of stress.
These stress conditions may
include drought, over-stocking
(too many trees for the site),
or problems associated with
the water table or the soil.
"We need to understand how
all these factors, along with
cultural practices, can in-
fluence susceptibility to the di-
sease," Blakeslee concludes.
"If we know how the disease is
spread and why certain stands
are more prone to infection
than others, we should be able
to design management strate-
gies to control the disease.
Prevention is the key word."


HOOT, MONey does0t


DOROTHY GLIEM


Dorothy L. Gliem, Port St.
Joe High School senior, has
been named 1977 General
Mills Famil Leader of To-


Miller Is

New State

Assistant
State Attorney Leo Jones
yesterday announced appoint-
ment of Edward A. Miller as
his chief assistant. Miller is
scheduled to take over the new
assignment next Tuesday.
Jones describes the 45-year-
old lawyer as a "criminal law
specialist", explaining that
Miller has "concentrated on
criminal law since graduating
from Stetson University law
school in 1964."
Miller is stepping into the
position recently vacated by
the now Circuit Court Judge
N. Russell Bower. "We think
Ed Miller is a competent
replacement for Judge
Bower," Jones said.
Although Miller will main-
tain an office in the State At-
torney's office complex in
Panama City, Jones stressed
that his new top aide will
"concern himself with the pre-
paration and trial of cases in
all of the six counties in the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit."
Miller is leaving his eight-
year postas chief field coun-
sel for the Florida Depart-
ment of Criminal Law En-
forcement to become the
second man in the state attor-
ney's office in Panama City.
He joined the FDCLE in 1968,
at the time of its creation.
Prior to his stint with
FDCLE Miller served as chief
assistant state attorney and
chief assistant county solicit-
or, beginning immediately
upon his graduation from Stet-
son Law School.
Miller and his wife, the
former Marion Olson of Tam-
pa, plan to move immediately
to Panama City. Nine-year-
old Edward, Jr., an only son,
and both of Miller's parents
will round out the household.
The newest edition to Jones'
staff said he is "delighted at
being able to go back into the
courtroom as a prosecutor."


IIWISE








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F~re stone


morrow. The student won the
honor by scoring highest in the
school in a written knowledge
and attitude examination ad-
ministered to high school
seniors here and throughout
the country December 7. The
Family Leader will receive a
certificate from General
Mills, sponsor of the annual
Search for Leadership in
Family Living, and will now
be considered for state and
national honors.
From the ranks of all school
winners in the state, a State
Family Leader of Tomorrow
will be selected through judg-
ing centered on test perform-
ance and will receive a $1,500
college scholarship. The
second-ranking student in the
state will receive a $500 scho-
larship, Encyclopaedia Bri-
tannica Educational Corpora-
tion will present "The Annals
of America," a 20-
volume work, to the state
winner's school.
Representing every state
and the District of Columbia,
the 51 General Mills Family
Leaders of Tomorrow will
gather in Colonial Williams-
burg, Virginia, in April for an
expense-paid educational tour
there and in Washington, D.C.
During the tour, personal ob-
servations and interviews will
be conducted to select the All-
American Family Leader of
Tomorrow, who will receive a
$5,000 college scholarship.
Second, third and fourth place
rational winners receive scho-
lirshipi increased to $4,000,
$3,000 and $2,000, respectively.
The test, personal observa-
tions and interviews are all
prepared and conducted by
Science Research Associates
of Chicago.


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Illegal burning in Florida
carries a stiff penalty and
Florida Statutes, Section
590.12, is amended to read
thusly:
"It is unlawful for any
person, either willfully or
carelessly, to burn or cause to
be burned, or to set fire to or
cause fire to be set to, any
forest, grass, woods, wild
lands, or marshes, or vegeta-
tive land clearing debris
owned or controlled by such
person without first obtain-
ing authorization from the
Division of Forestry."
Failure to obtain authoriza-
tion can be punished by a


Smokey Says:


Jo Hobbs Is

Tapped by DPK
The Beta Upsilon Chapter of
Delta Psi Kappa at Florida
State University recently held
their tapping of new members
for 1976-77. Delta Psi Kappa is
a national professional physi-
cal education honorary soci-
ety whose members are of
"high standing" and possess
an interest, understanding
and high ideals of the physical
education field. To be consi-
dered for membership in Del-
ta Psi Kappa you must main-
tain a 3.0 average in all
physical education classes
and a 2.8 overall average in
other academic classes.
Jo Hobbs of Port St. Joe was
one of those tapped for mem-
bership. She is the daughter of
Mrs. Shirley T. Hobbs and the
lae Major C. N. Hobbs of Port
St. Joe.


maximum sentence of $500.00
fine and 60 days in jail!
Anyone may obtain a Burning
Authorization Permit (free of
charge) from any Division of
Forestry field office of their
local forest fire control'unit,
either in person or by. tele-
phone. floca forest fire con-
trol units are located at the
White City Fire Tower, the
Odena Fire Tower and the
Overstreet Fire Tower.


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