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FOY SCHEFFER BEING
RETURNED TO STATES
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Scheffer re-
ceived word' Monday from the war
department that their son, Pvt.
Foy Scheffer, a German prisoner
pf war for some time, was being
returned to the States and that
upon arrival he would be able to
BILL HARRELSON GETS 18
COPIES OF STAR AT ONCE
Philippines, May 31.
Ye Ed-It has 'been such a long
time that I am almost ashamed to
write. However, since I received
18 copies of The Star today I am
obliged to send you my sincere
gratitude 'for keeping 'em coming.
I see in the column, "Our Boys
With the Color"," where'somei of
the fellas are on the Island of
Leyte. It wocid be quite a big
event to bump into some. of them
while I am here. There have been
so many changes around' St. Joe
that reading 'the names of the peo-
ple that .appear in The Star doesn't
mean an awful lot to me. How-
ever, it is worth plenty to me just
to sort of keep in contact with the
fellas who are my fellow soldiers
and also you people who are fight-
ing a good, battle on the home
My deepest sympathy for the
folks back home whose loved ones
have paid the supreme price for
VOLUME VIII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1945 NUMBER 38
Six Per Cent Tax
To Be Levied By
City. On Utilities
Funds Will Be Earmarked for Con-
Atruction of New Municipal
The 'board, of city commission-
ers at its meeting Tuesday night
passed a resolution to levy a tax
or 6 per cent on all public utilities
within the city. This means that'
every user of electricity, gas, tele-
phone or telegraph will pay an ad-
dcitional 6 per cent each month.
Funds' raised by the new 'tax
will be earmarked for a building
fund. to be .used' in the construction
of a new municipal building to
house city offices, fire station and
jail. It is estimated that the levy,
which was, passed! unandmous'y by
the board, will bring in approxi-
mately $8000 yearly.
FINANCIAL REPORT OF
P.-T. A. IS SUBMITTED
The .following financial report of
the Port St. Joe, Parent-Teachers
Association was submitted at -the
last meeting of the association by
Mrs. M. J. Ward, treasurer:
Balance brought forward ..$ 97.99
the Victory which is evidently Hallowe'en carnival .......$529.28
ours. And' may the time .be near Membership dues ......... 72.50
when we can all 'drink together Founder's, Day gifts. ...... 13.96
the same toast to the defeat of Donation for carnival ..... 3.30
Japan as we did to the fall of Gei- Return. to funds from ,. 717.03
many carnival.. expenses.-,,......" 7.0Q
Bill Harrelson. Return' for credit (.slides) 95.26
WO W. 0. Harrelson W2133443 Total ................... $819.29
15th AAF Emerg. Rescue Boaat Sqd Debits-
P-562 APO 719 c/o Postmaster Playground equipment ....$261.19
San Francisco, Calif. Prize for room attendance.. 18.00
Hospitality fund. .......... 14.50
High school ,band ........ 75.00
EDWARD EELS STILL IN Scout books ......... ..... 2.50
U. S., MUCH TO HIS REGRET Lunch room ............... 5.15
Dear Editor Bill-Although it National P.-T. A. dues .... 21.73
may surprise you and all of myFounder's Day gif'......... 13.00
ma Laundry (first aid)) ....... 8.87
friends in St. Joe, I am still here Library books ............. 35.0o
in Eainbridige, Md., and regretting Barrier's 5&10 Store ...... 10.60
it very much. Magazines for library ...... 11.50
When I arrived here I started Nat. and state magazines.. 4.00
checking out in order 'to be trans- Carnout picnic.............. 12.0
ferred. When I went up for the -
usual physical before .transfer the Total ...................$. 503.14
doctor found my leg in a bad con- Balance on hand .......... $316.15
edition (so he says) and instead 01
signing my release for transfer to' SCHOOL TAKES LEAD
Lido Beach, he said: "You are, in IN SOFTBALL LEAGUE
no condition to go overseas; fur-
thermore, I am turning you in on The High School won from the
the sick list." That really irked I Rotary Club 20 'to 8 Thursday
me and I protested loudly, but as night of last week and, from Maln-
he was alieut. commander and mp tenance 19 to 18 Monday night to
just a mere HA1/c, there wasn't take the lead in the St. Joe Soft-
much I could do about it. I really ball League. Only other game was
wanted to go over, because. I've between the Paper Makers ann
been in the navy nearly two Kiwanis, with the former winning
years now and am still a land by a score of 9 to 7.
sailor. The Paper -Makers play the Le-
Continue to send The Star to gion tonight and the Kiwanis ant
m- old address. Also give every- Rotary have a maikeu.p game to
body my best regards and. -tell play to end' the first 'half.
them to keep upthe grand job they CLUB STANDINGS
are doing in our little city. Team- W L Pct.
Ed Eells. High School ........ 8 .3 .727
E. L. Eells, HA,l/c, U.S.N.R. American Legion .... 7 3 .700
Barracks 865, UTSNH Staff ,Rotary, Club ........ 6 4 .600
SILVA JOINS NAVY
Ralph J. Silva, 17, of this city,
took the oath at Jacksonville on
Thursday of last week to serve
his country as a member of the
navy. He. was enlisted as an ap-
prentice4 seaman and is spending
a period of inactive duty at home
before beginning "boot training."
Attends Wedding of Sister
Mrs. Roy F. Gaskin and daugh-
ter of 'Blountstown attended the
wedding of her sister, Miss Evelyn
Ta'7ittimn,'herei Tuesday alght.,
Kiwanis C:u'b ....... 5 5 .500
Paper Makers ...... 4 6 .400
Maintenance ........ -1 10 .090
Return To Home In Tuscaloosa
Mrs,. Bill Whaley and son and
Miss Dorothy Whaley left Monday
for their home in Tuscaloosa, Ala.,
after several weeks'- visit here
with Mrs. Ella Chafin.
Blounts Are Viaitor.
Mr. and Mrs. John Blount of
Panama City were the week-entl
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Rush
Chism. Little Delor'e Chism ac-'
companied them home for a visit.
St. Joe Ma ine Receiv
At an advanced base in the
Pacific, Marine Private Hillard
M. Hammock,:Jr.. so" of Mr. and
Mrs. H. M. Hammrock of this
city, is shown in hia official
Coast Guard photo, Aeceiving the
Purple Heart Medal -rom Marine
Brigadier General Robert Blake.
He was one of several hundred
Army, Navy and Marine wounded
to receive the Purple Heart at
impressive ceremonies ,partici-
MEET YOUR MEN AND
WOMEN IN SERVICE
ON SCREEN AT POR'
"Meet Your Men. adiWomen Ii
the Service" is a new feature at
tracLion planned by the Port the
ater whereby you can meet your
service men and women on the
screen. The theater plans to show
pictures of 10 service men an
women on the screen each weel
starting on Thursday and running
Anyone wishing to see theil
son, daughter or husband on tne
screen is asked to bring a photo
graph to the theater with the fol
lowing Information: Parents o
wife's name, branch of service
where serving, rank, whether o
no' wounded, awards, etc. Write
this information on the back o
The photograph must Ibe a
least postcard, size or larger. Pic
tures will be. 'returned undamaged
Each week as ten are shown 01
the screen, the names o'f the, ten
to be shown the following weel
will be announced.
Manager Ben Rivers 'desires to
make this an outstanding feature
and asks the co-operation of .every
one in sending in photographs.
Attend Graduation ExerciseP
Mr. and Mrs. George Suber, Mrs
Blackie Milstead, and Mrs. G. L
Kennington attended the gradua
tion of Miss Kathleen Thagard' a
the Florida State Hospital ii
Chattahoochee last Friday.
Home From Vacation
Mr. and, Mrs. Jack Frost and
children and Mrs. Whaley Johnsoi
returned Thursday of last weel
from Georgetown, S. C., where
they spent their vacation.
Home From Pensacola
Mrs. Pearl Smith and son, Harr.
Lee, returned home last Frida
from Pensacola, where they ha
made their home for the past sev
To Hot Springs
Mr. andi Mrs. Thos. McPhaul lef
Monday night for Hot Springs
The Home NwspWper of Nrtwe.t FloriWd's Few In ial Centvr
es Purple Heart Award Census Indicates
Gain For County
Approximate Population of Port
St. Joe and Environs Is
Placed At 4200
Thos. R. L. Carter, in h.arge of
,~ ', compiling the state census in G-ult
S-.' .':." county, came through with his
_X promised story this. week, which
s- indicates (unofficially) that Gulf
county made a gain of 77 in popu-
la-ion since the 1940 census.
This might not seem so good at
first glance when we consider the
,. gains, made by other counties in
Northwest Florida, but our popu-
lation is here to stay, unlike that
of neighboring counties where
cities have-mushroomed overnight
pated in by a score of admirals due to war plants and adjacent
and generals, led by Fleet Ad- army and air fields. When V-J Day
miral Chester W. Nirtz.-Iln this -arrives, Gulf county will continue
picture Pvt. HAmmoqg has his in, the even tenor of its, way while
left hand bandaged' 'd fingers the transient population of our
in a splint. Recent wq d received neighbors melts away like dew In
by his parents was thpt his left the sunshine. Yes, our gain may,
leg had been amputated, and he be small, but it is permanent.
is now in the hospital at Mare Unofficial figures for Port 6r.
Island, Calif.. The medal was Joe within 'the city. limits,, as given
received a few week- back by b)y Mr. Carter, is 2,551. The popula-
SMr. and Mrs. HammoCk. tion of Highland View, Bay View
Heights, Gaulding's Addition anut
the unpla'tted part, is 623. Exact,
.MAHONS HOLD FAMILY population of Oak Grove cannot b e
REUNION FATHER'S DAY given, since it was counted witn
r the rest of old Precinct 7 dutsiu'e
A family reunion was, held Sun- the city limits, but a fair estima'.e
n day, June 17 (Father's Day) at the of the suburb, including "fad'bxo
- home of Charlie Mahon in Oak Addition and the unplatted pars,
,Grove, at which 23 members of the would be 500. This would, give St..
r family sat down to a wonderful Joe and environs a' population o0
e dinner with the man ot the hon.., better than 4,200.
S"Uncle Chai-lie." Population of Precinct 1, whicu
d Present were Mr. and Mrs. Guy includes Wewahitchka, is 1,'651, bit
c Little and daughters of Wakulla; a breakdown in and outside tnu
g Mr. and, Mrs. Gordon Warren and city limits will not be available
son. of Chipley; Mrs. Peter Ma- until the official report is made.
r hon, of Jacksonville; FPrancis Ma- The unofficial population of the
Shown, of Panama City; Mr. and Mrs. county, as given by Mr. Carter, is
- James 0. Mahon, of St. Augustine; 7,028, which is a gain of 77 over
- Miss Verner Mahon and- Miss Inez the 1940 census of 6,951. Figures
r Borders, of Pensacola; Mr. anfi on the remainder of the county by
, Mrs. V. G. Sangaree, daughter and precincts will await the official
r granddaughter, Mrs. Sally Mahon, report.
e Mrs. V. Marks, and Mrs. Jack Zin- In commenting on these figure's,
f garelli, of Apalachicola; and Jack Mr. Carter had this to say: "I
and Roland Mahon of this' city. might add that the unofficial popu-
t lation of Kenney's Mill precinct,
- T/4 MONROE DUNCAN IS which included a small part of the
AWARDED BRONZE STAR Port St. Joe city limits, was 819.
Here are some conclusions which
n T/4 Monroe C. Duncan, member I believe are correct: The popula-
k of the 186th Field Artillery Bat- tion of St. Joe increased normally
talion now with the Fifth Army among the white population but
Corps in Czechoslovakia, has been lost in the colored, the latter loss
awarded the Bronze Star Medal being, I believe, caused' by the
"for meritorious, service in con- decrease in the payroll of the St.
section with military operations Joe Lumber & Export Company,
against an armed, enemy during There is evidence of a healthy in-
tl.e period 18 June 1944 to 9 May crease in the population of Wewa-
" 194.5, in France, Belgium, Luxem- h'itchka, and I feel that the in-
. burg, Germany, Czechoslovakia," creases shown indicate a heatny
" according to the' citation, growth throughout the county."
0 O. E. S. SCHOOL NEW COOLING SYSTEM IS
There will be a school of In- 'BEING INSTALLED AT PORT
struction for District 3, Order ot Workmen started yesterday on
Eastern. Star, held June 27 in 'the installation of a new and larger
d Masonic hall beginning at 10 a. ni. washed-air cooling system for the
n All members, are urged to be prea- Port theater.
k ent. Grand Instructor Frances Day ----
e of Panama City will be in charge.! To Make Home In Alabama
-- ---- Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Sellers left
Attend Red Cross Meet Saturday for Geneva, Ala.. where
Mrs. B. E. Kenney, Mrs. J. L. 'they will make their home in the
1 Sharit. Miss Geraldine Parker and future. Mr. Sellers was connected
y Miss Sara Brinson attended tne I with the Danley Furniture Coan-
ti Red Cross council held Tuesday 'at pany while here.
r- Camp Gordon Johnston. ------ ------
'Discharged From Coast Guard
Vlsltlhg In Tampa Harold Powell, who has been in
Mrs. Nick Comforter. left Mon- the coast guard for '-he past three
.t day for Tampa, where she. will years, has received his discharge
s, visit for several weeks with her and is making his home here for
siste. tie ~r-seuL
ht e present.
PAETOTESAPR T OGL ONY LRD RDY UE2,14
Published Every Friday at Pert 1t
by The Star Publishing Camn
W. 8. SMITH, Editor
Entered as eecond-class matter, December 10,
'uontoftice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of M
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE I
One Year ....... $2.00 Six Months
-.4 Telephone 51 )--
TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omisi
tisemenit, the publishers do not hold themse
damages further than amount received for such
The spoken r/ord is given scant attention; the
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right
FEDERAL AID FOR PUBLIC
Secm like, with all the easy
money floating around apparently
had merely for the asking, the N;
.cation Association, supported byr
people-inithe various states, is ma
for federal aid for state schools.
We don't want it. This is not
editor's opinion, for anybody wit:
sense can see that if the states al
eral government extend them "
eventually lead to "control," for
government generally controls, dictates and
R manages what it puts its money into.
With 'a federal appropriation the state
t. Joe, Fla, school system eventually would become so
pany dependent on federal funds that it couldn't
possibly live alone in the manner it had be-
come accustomed to. And then the federal
1987, at the
larch 3, 1879. government would step in and dictate school
IN ADVANCE policy-who should attend them, who should
s ....... $1.00 teach, and how they should be managed.
The states would be told precisely what to
do, and if a state failed to toe the rmark, the
sions in ader- money would, be withheld. And if any state
lS averiable me wanted to show rugged individuality by
breaking away from this control, it would be
e printed word helpless te
barely assert helpless and impotent.
e spoken word No, sir, and no, ma'am, us folks here in
Florida don't want the policies of our school
t or Wrong dictated by somebody up there in Washing-
ton. Maybe our system isn't as good as it
SCHOOLS should be, and perhaps it doesn't come up to
some systems in other states, but it belongs
government to us and we can say how it is to be run.
ready t~o be Let the federal "aid" go to anything else,'
national Edu- but keep it out of our school systems.
king a drive
War is a time when everyone is supposed
merely your to do more with less.
h a grain .of
low the fedN A Chicago man played a harmonica con-
aid" it will tinuously for 48 hours. With all that wind
, the federal he ought to be in congress.
Special Invitation to the Young Folks
AFTERNOONS 2 TO 7 P. M. Under Reliable Supervision
* / /
Saw Windy Tharpe eating a wa-
termelon, Sunday alongside the
Beacon Hill highway, and, he had
seeds and rind in his ears. "Best
melon I ever et," said Windy.
Little Doris IThursiby, who re-
cently underwent a tonsilectomy,
asked her mother if the doctor re-
moved-here "adenoise." Her moth-
er replied' that she didn't know
about the "addie" but they sure
got the "noise."
A't softball game Monday night:
Judy Greer, 9, took a foul tip right
out of Tom Parker's hands; went
after it like a veteran. 'Chuck"
Gibson, Jr., had to come half way
back from second to touch first
,base on a sure three-bagger. Looks
like. Chuck's feet ar.e big enough
to cover 'the bag without a bit of
trouble. Pat Patterson pass-
ing H. I. Wooden coming in to
I I --. ---.................-----. ----
Let Us, Quote You On Your
STEPS \SIDEWALKS FLOORS
B. B. "Red" MORROW
P. O. Box 39
I- II- 1 I I II t 1
OCCASIONALLY, I wake up in
the morning with a Headache.
It sometimes -wears off along the
middle of the forenoon, but I don't
want to wait that long, so I drink a
glass of sparkling ALKA-SELTZER
In just a little while I am feeling a
Sometimes the week's ironing tires
mne and makes me sore and stiff.
Then it's ALKA SELTZER to the
r-esue-a tablet or two and a.little
rest es me feel more like finish-
ing 'the job.
.And when I eat "not wisely but
too well," ALKA-SELTZE relieves
the Acid Indigestion that so often
Yes, Alka-Seltzer brigitebs my
day. It brings relief from so. many
ad a discomforts, that I 'always
keep it handy.
-'v s *,, ,- *' '
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We take this means of
notifying all our Friends and Customers that
it is necessary that our store be 'closed
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
JUNE 29 AND 30
for the purpose of taking our annual inventory.
In order that no one
may be inconvenienced, we shall request that
you- anticipate your needs as much' 'as possible
so, that all necessary deliveries may be made
before the above dates.
Gilf hardware & Supply Co.
.. PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
WHETHER it's baseball or business, Americans
expect fair play all the way.
In baseball, the umpire sees to it that the game is
played according to the rules. But he is not a player.
In business, government should be the umpire who
enforces fair rules.
; But when government goes into business and com-
petes with its own citizens, the American tradition ol
fair play is set aside. The umpire then becomes a
player, and he enjoys advantages that are denied to all
the other players.
For example, government and municipal power-
plants are not required to pay federal taxes; often get
money from the U. S. Treasurer at little or no interest;
make up losses out of the pockets of the taxpayers.
Maybe you run a store or service station or beauty
shop. Would you like to have a next-door competitor
who has little or no rent, or taxes, or interest to pay,
and who is kept in btiuiness partly by your tax moneyF
SRON HAUTEY CUBAN RUM
89 PROOF Was $4.66 $325
HAVANA CLUB Puerto Rican Rum $3 25
86 Proof Was $4.21. NOW..........---
RON CHIKOTO Puerto Rican Rum $3 25
86 Proof Was $4.21. NOW .....--... w7
ST. JOE BAR
:" -_, .; 2-'. .. .' .. -- ... .
home, since H. I. was plodding Undergoes Appendectomy
along too slow for Pat. Goods thing Ralph Plair underwent 'an ap-
Prof. Biggart, the school team's pendectomy at the -local" hospital
mentor, didn't see it. It sire last Friday night. His friends wish
was a ]alapalooza of a game! You him a speedy recovery.
fans. who didn't attend really did ----- --
miss something. Mrs. John Lindsay of Sumatra
Jimmy Greer, who still has. a lot is the guest 'this week of her son
of young ideas, 'says that in the and family, Mr. and Mrs. James
good old days a man could kiss his Lindsay.,
'girl without skidding on the lip- Mr. and Mrs'. R. V. Coburn spent
stick or getting cigaret ashes, in several days in Greensiboro this.
his eyes. week visiting relatives and friends
Martin's Beach cu
BEACON HILL, .FLORIDA
On the Gulf Between Port St. Joe- and Tyndall Field '-4,
DANCING EVERYIN, .12 MIDNIGHT
For Reservations Call Marikenhe Taunton, Port St. Joe
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FL.ORIDA
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1945
IA J 2 T
Harold Palmer of Jacksonville
is visiting here this week with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Palmer.
Mr.'and Mrs. Marion Foley and
children of St. Marys, Ga., visi':ed
Miss Ruby Hal' this week.
JOS. B. SPEAR
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
'AV you tried Alka-Selt-
S serfor Gascl Stomach,
After" and Cold DistressT
If not, why not? Pleasant.
prompt in action, effective.
C. Thirty cents and Sixty
OR relief from Fdnctional Ncr-
Tvous Disturbances such a SileP-
Semnhno. Crankiness, Ezcitability,
Nervoga headache and Nervoun* -
buigtion. Tablets -d5B0 and 79 "
-Liquidt and $.00. Bead dI
tione and ue only a direwte
BnGLE'D nSil3wsn3 t
Papin Pill ofed ri W A
tMuw Pals r\
or Sontioal la y W aoly
tiw~~nB< Abtuted, ~
MONEY TO LOAN
NO RED TAPE ---
IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT FIVE MINUTES
TO GET UP TO $300.00!
At O O.
Confidential Loan Co.
PORT ST. JOE'
THE STORE WHERE YOUR DOLLAR HAS THE MOST CENTS
A Complete Line of
Groceries Meats Dry Goods
PHONE 136 W
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 1945
9:455-Sunday School for all.
11:00--Morning Worship. Sermon topic:
"WHY LIVE A CHRISTIAN LIFE?"
6:55-Baptist Training Union.
8:00---Eveniing Worship. Sermon topic:
*- -*- -. ** " '*17"
J. A. M. CLUB MEETS
WITH MISS COODY
The regular meeting of the J. A.
M. Club was held Monday, evening
at the. home of Miss, Myrtice
Coody. on Fourth Street. After the
regular activities of the club, the
hostess served a salad course with
devilfood cake and iced tea 'to
Next meeting of the club will be
July 2 with Mrs. Florrie Connell
at her home on Third Street.
Miss Erline McClellan is. visit-
ing in Blountstown this week with
relatives and friends.
Miss Betty Thurman of Camden,
Ark., is visiting here for several
weeks with her aunt, Mrs. C. M.
IF you drive in at
Sunny State for
service and don't
get your wind-
shield cleaned, we'll give
you your purchase! *
COME IN TODAY!,
A TROPICAL ISL....
OF LOWE AND HATE!
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
"PROUtLY WE SERVE"
Port. St. Joe
nmy Docter's Pr-e4rlptile
Chapter 5 of Serial
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
June 28 and 29
5,06: M11 I
MRS. LEWIS HONORS SON BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS
ON FIFTH BIRTHDAY J Mr. and Mrs. George, Whitfield
Mrs. E. Clay Lewis honored her announce the .birth of a daughter
little son, Clay Jr., on his fifth on May 23.
birthday last Friday at her home Mr. and Mrs. Van Jones of We-
on Sixteenth Street. wahitchka announce the birth or
Party hats, candy-filled baskets a daughter on June 3.
and accordion strips of paper Mr. and Mrs'. M. J. Moat are au-
made by the little host and his sis- nouncing the birth of a son June 1.
ter decorated the dining room iMr. and Mrs. John, H. Chain are
table where the! 34 small guests the proud parents of a son, born
were served ice cream and cagK-. June 8.
All voted the, affair most enjoy- Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Tillman of
able and' wished Clay many mor% Wewahitchka announce the birth
happy birthdays to come. of a son on June, 9.
Mr. and Mrs. Ruoert .R, Parrishli
GARRY BIGGART HONORED of Sumatra announce thethe birth o
ON THIRD BIRTHDAY a daughter on June 11.
Mrs. W. A. Biggart honored hei Mr. and Mrs.' R. A. Bishop are
little son, Garry, on his third birth- announcing the birth of a daugn-
day Monday at the city park. After ter, born June 15.
various, games were enjoyed, 20 T/Sgt. and Mrs. C. W. McLean
small guests were'served birthday of, Randolph Field, Texas, are an-
cake, leanonade and candy, anu nouncing the birth of a son, Rich-
each was given a story book as a ard Cecil, on June 12. Mrs. Mc-
memento of the occasion. Lean will be remembered as Miss
PEPPER-STEWARiT *f *
Mr. and Mrs.. A. P. Wakefield an- Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kelly and
nounce the marriage of their sons, and Mrs. Sara :Willaims of
daughter, Mary K. Stewart, to Pensacola arrived Sunday for a
S/'Sgt. Ennis B. Pepper on Sun- visit with Mr Pearl Smith
day, June 17, at ,9:45 a. m., at J. B. Traweek and Gaughter,
their home on Sixteenth Street. Carolyn are visiting relative's in
The happy couple are at home to Montgomery and Greenville, Ala.,
their friends, at Camp Gordon this, week
Johnston. Miss Wanda Mae; Sipencer left
last Thursday for the summer to
Miss Louise Garrison of Jack- visit relatives in Louisville, Ky.,
son, Miss., arrived, Wednesday for and Chicago, Ill.
an extended visit with her aunt,
Mrs. J. C. Evans. --- -
Aubrey E. Roiwell, CM 1/c, USN, P
of Wewahitchka was a visitor here
last week. Aubrey ,has recently
returned to the States from threat P T
years of overseas duty.
Mrs. A. L. Ward and daughter A Martin Theatre
left Monday for a visit in Pensa-
cola. THEATRE OPENS SATURDAY'
Pvt. Edwin. Whitehurst from CONTINUOUS PERFORMAO
Camp Claiborne, La., spent Satur-
day here with his mother.
Mrs. Dewey Davis. had as her SATURDAY, JUNE 23
guests Monday and Tuesday her 2
sisters, Mrs. Thomas Mizner, Mrs
'W. H. .Hill and Miss) Malvina
Parker, all of Panama City. AUTR
M:-s. A. M. Jones and Mrs. M.ENE AUREY
P. Tomlinson left Tuesday night
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, RIPAY, JUNE; -22, 1945.
PAGEFOU TH STR, PRT T. OEGUL COUTYFLOIDAFRIDY, UNE22,lO4
MINUTES OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Wewahitchka, Fla., June 12, 1945 having submitted bids at this
The Board of County Commis-'meeting, to submit sealed bids not
sioners of Gulf County me' this 'later than Saturday noon, June 16,
day in regualr session with the at the office of the' Clerk of the
following members present: W. R. Circuit Court. Upon examination
Connell, Chairman; W. C. Roche, of said bid's by Commissioner W.
Vice-Chairman; J. S. Daniel, J. C. R. Connel, the contract will be
Martin and Basil E. Kenney, Jr. awarded' 'by him to 'he lowest bid-
Clerk, Deputy. Sheriff and Coun- der. It is, further ordered, that the
ty. Attorney were also in attend- successful bidder be paid at sucn
ance. time as 'said work shall have been
The meeting came to order at inspected and *accepted by Corn-
10:00 A. M. and' the following pro- missioners J. S. Daniels; and J. C.
ceedings were had: Martin, and' the Clerk and Chair-
Minutes of May 8th, 1945, were man of this Board are hereby au-
read and adopted. thorized and.directed to issue war-
The Port St. Joe Dock & Terml- rant for amount of said bid, but
nal Railway Co.. having submitted in no case shall the, amount be In
the original plat together witu excess of $200.00.
blueprint thereof of "St. Joseph's Whereupon the. following bills
Addition of the City of Port St. were presented. examined, ap-
Joe, Florida, Unit Number Four," proved and ordered paid:
a part of the Northwest Quarter o0 General Fund
Section 12, Twp. 8,S, Range 11W, Robert Scott, janitor etc....$122.80
and the same having been in an- E. Clay Lewis Jr., salary .., 39.50
cordance with specifications as to C. G. Rish, salary ........ 74.30
size adopted by the Board of Postmaster, postage ....... 9.00
County Commissioners on January Mrs. Pear: J. Whitfield, sal-
4th, 1926, the same was approved ary and expenses ....... 100.00
and filed in Plat Book No. 1 at W. R. Connell, salary ...... 49.90
page 38. as nart of the Public Rec- J. S. Daniels, sal. and mil.. 50.90
ords, Gulf County. J. C. Martin ...... .... 53.40
Whereas, this being the meeting Basil El. Keney Jh. .... 52.50
at which the County Depository is W. C. Roche .... 52.50
designated, and applications of the Polly Hardly, co. indigent.. 10.00
Wewahitchka State Bank of We- W. T. Strange .... .... 10.00
wahitchka, Fla., and Florida Bank J. R. Hunter, salary and ex-
at Port St. Joe, Port St. Joe, Fla., press. etc. .............. 137.65
having been submitted, there was The Star Pulblishing Com-
a motion -by W. C. Roche tha, the pany, minutes ........... 5.00
Wewahitchka State' Bank of We- Municipal Hospital, county
wahitchka, Fla., be designated as indigents. ............... 34.25
County Depository for all funau E. C. Pridgeon, commissions 39.59
coming under the jurisdiction nu The Gu'f County Breeze, a/c 14.00
the County Commissioners, for tne Pridgeon's Supply Store a/,c 4.25
period beginning July 1st, 1945, and St. Joe Tel. & Tel. Co. a/c .. 5.28
ending June 30th, 1946. 'The mo- Bishop Off. Equip. Co., a/c 18.35
tion 'was seconded by J. S. Dan- H. & W B Drew 'Co., a/c .... 57.96
iels and upon vote being called, Byrd E. 'Parker, cost bills... 18.50
the motion carried unanimously. 20% Tax Account., withheld
Mrs. Sarah 'Campbell, County 'for 'May ................. 17.00
Social Welfare 'Worker, came ibe- Wewa. Power, Light & Ice
fore the Board and, discussed' in Co.. a/c ................ 67.06
general' the work within this Fine and Forfeiture Fund
County, offering full co-operation J. E. Pridgeon. cost bills..$3'42.00
with the Board, in any matters per- E. Clay Lewis', Jr., salary
gaining to this work that might 'be and convictions ......... 265.00
brought before them. Mrs. Camp- J. R. Hunter, recording con-
bell expressed her appreciation for victions ................. 36.00
the use of the office and also other, Byrd E. Parker, cost ,bills.. 647.45
courtesies extended her in the Culf Drug Co., a/c ........ 2.10
work. The Boird thanked her *ant Road and Bridge Fund
expressed willingness to fully co- W. T. Rowell, cash adv. for
operate with her. road crew .............$ 48.00
The, application of Asa G. Mont- D. M.Thomas, sal., less tax 132.60
gomery, for admittance to the, Jesse Gaskin, cashpaid road
State T. B. Sanatorium was before crew .................. 86.00
the Board' and approved, under the Henry Rodgers, road work. 4.00
County and State aid maintenance J. R. Hunter. recording R/W
plan. deed ..................... 1.25
Whereas. the public schools or A. J. Jenks, salary, etc ... 140.9u
the County having closed -as or City Service Garage, a/c .. 6.50
June 1st, it was ordered that the P. F. McDaniel, a/c ....... 9.55
Mothers Pension be discontinued Pridgeon's Supply Store, a/c 6.0u
until the next school year and that Wewa. Hardware Co., a/c.. 124.7'7
the Clerk .notify all those hereto- J. J. Roberts, tractorman
fore receiving aid, to 'this effect. (less tax) .............. 46.10
It having been made known to St. Joe Motor Co. a/c ..... 9.73
the Board that Mrs. Etta Rhames Johnson's, Garage., a/c ..... .4.00
being in need. and physically un- M. G. Lewis & Sons Gar-
able to work, it was ordered that age, a/c.. ............... 4.25
she be placed' on the County In- James Laurimore, a/c ..... 200.&a
digent roll for the sum of $10.00 Jno. Strange. repair. bridge 3.75
per month until further notice. A. N. R. 11. Co., a/c ...... 5.6,
Mr. F. E. Trammell of the Frank- Ray-Brooks Machinery Co.,
lin-Gulf Health Unit, came before a/c ..................... 4.48
the Board-in the matter of furnish- Unit 'Steel Corn.. a/c ...... 17.40
ing transportation of sanitary tol- Burford-Toothaker Co., a/c. 56.71
lets from Wakulla to Gulf County. 0. H. .Collins Garage, a/c... 32.0LO
After discussion, Mr. Trammell 0. Z. Thomas,. work on ferry 4.00
was advised that, due to lack of Gary Thomas ... 8.00
funds and no county truck avail- Byrd E. Parker, cost bills.. 120.00
able at this time, no steps could ibe 20% Tax Account, withheld
taken, and the matter was ordered for May. .............. 25.40
tabled. Sunny State S'ervce, a/c ... 65.58
The 'Clerk of this Board was dl- Roland P,. Hardy. road work 48.00
rected to write to Hon R. A. Gray, Mothers Pension Fund
Secretary of State, for certified Minnie Piul, mothers, pension $6.00
copy of the bill authorizing a cer- Minnie Paul. 3 months omitted0
tain percentage of the race track for one child ............. 9.00
money paid to the School Board; Jessie Wals.ingha.m, mothers
also for a certified copy of publi- pension .................... 3.00
cation of notice of such act. Mrs. J. C. Laurimore .... 6.00
A.t the request of the State Road Julia Odom ....... .... 3.00
Department, Tallahassee, the Board Etta Rhames, ....... .... 6.00
directed' the Clerk to list the fol- Corine Jenks ....... .... 3.00
lowing as Federal and State see- Rosa Stevens ...... .... 3.00
ondary roads, in the following or- Mrs. R. L. Williams .... 3.00
der: Eliza W illiams ..... .... 6.00
1. Wewahitchka-Overstreet and Mrs.. Cause Griffin. .... 6.00
Beacon Hill 'Road. Mrs. Fred, G. Hall .. .... 3.00
2. Dalkeith Road. Agriculture and Livestock Fund
3. Niles Road. S. L. Brothers, bal. on salary $15.00
4. White' City-Wring Jaw Road. Court House & Jail Interest ant?
5. Willis Landing Road. Sinking Fund
6. Wetappo-Early Road. Wewahi'tchka State Bank,
7. Wewahitcha-Lake Grove Road.I Interest 7/1/45 ........$1470.00
Whereas, there has accumulated Canal Toll Fund
to the credit of the Canal Toll $200,000 'Canal Bond Fund,,
Fund, money in excess of amount' t-ansfe.r ................ $3400.00
necessary to meet ,principal and in- R. J. Pi'tts, salary. less tax 125.8u
terest on the $200,000.00 Canal The Star Publishing Comn-
Bond Fund, there. was a motion by pany, stationery ....... 4.50
Basil E. Kenney. Jr., that the .20% 'Tax Account, withheld
County purchase an additional $10,- for May ................ 9.20
000 00 War Bond of the series 'G' Race Track Fund
and the. Clerk of this Board pu- Court House and Jail Inter-
chase said bond through the We- est and Sinking, transfer $1170.91
wahitchka State Bank: the motion Ariculture and Livestock,
was seconded by W. C. Roche and transfer ................. 15.00
upon being put to a vote was unan- Franklin-Gulf Health Unit,
imously carried. transfer ................ .96.28
It was ordered that all bids sub- Franklin-Gulf Health Unit Fund
emitted at 'this meeting for the Florida State Board' .Health,
scraping, talking and painting the balance allotment ......$300.00
ferry at Overstreet be rejected, $200,000 Canal Bond Fund
and, the Clerk of this Board In- Wewahitchka State' Bank,
structed' to notify in writing those interest 7/1/45 .........$3400.00.
Wewahitchka State Bank,
1 Series' G War Bond.. 10,000.00
There being no further business
to come before the Board at this
time, it did then adjourn until the
next regular meeting in July, the
same being the 10th day of said
month, unless called in special ses.
sion ,by the .Chairman.
Attest: s/ W. R. CONNELL,
J. R. Hunter, Clerk. Chairman.
Miss Edwina Howell returned
home Tuesday from Cottondale,
where, she visited, several weexa
with her aunt, 'Mrs. W. B. Shores.
Mrs. Milton Para.more of Ash-
tord, Ala., was the guest Monday
of Mrs. B. F. Daughtry.
Miss Sara Gill. RN, left Satur-
day for her home in Jasper, where
she will spend her vacation.
Mrs. H. A. Drake is the guesi
this week of her sister, Mrs. Tom
Yancey. in Marianna.
Mrs.. Charles Hill and Mrs. Joe
Child's returned last Thursday to
their home in West Point, Ga. Mrs.
S. B. Shuford and son returned
home wtih them for a
CLARINET In excellent condil-
tion. See C. W. Mathews, 4th
FISHING POLES Cured fishing
poles for sale. Creech & Brooks.
office, Monument Ave. 4-6tf
FOR SALE OR RENT
HOUSES NOW AVAILABLE for
rent or purchase. Call B. W.
Eells, Phone ,39 or 100. 5-25'tf
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
..days each month, 8:00 p. rlm.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. J. L.
Temple, W. M.; G. C. AtWlns, Sec.
.. N .O.T ,C E
We will meet on July 2, at 10:00
a. m. for hte purpose of hearing
complaints 'and receiving testi-
mony as to the values fixed by the
County Assessor on real and per-
sonal property for the year 1945.
Board, of County Commissioners,
By W. R. Connell, Chairman.
S N NOT ICE
S Gulf County, Florida, June 22, 1945.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 9 of Chapter 18296, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1937, known as the Murphy Act, the following described land in Gulf
County, Florida, will be offered for sale at public outcry for the highest and best caali
bid, subject to the right of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to reject
any and all bids, at the Court House, WewahitchRa, Florida, beginning at 10:00 o'clock
A M., CWT, on the 23rd day of July, 1945. Outside of Municipalities easement for road
right of way 200 feet wide will be reserved from any parcel through which there is an
existing State Road. As to all lands, title to one-lhalf of ill petroleum and thr6e-
fourths of other minerals will be reserved.
DESCRIPTION Sec. Twp. Rge. AcreA
Lots 18 and 19, Block "A", College Park Addt.
to Wewahitchka, Fla. 25 4 S 10 W.
TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT FUND
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
By: J. R. HUNTER, Agent
Trustees I. I Fund, Gulf County.
Notice is hereby given that the following described lands, or so
much thereof as will be necessary to pay the amount due for taxes
of 1944 herein set opposite to the same,' together with cost of such.
sale and, advertising, wil' be sold at public auction on MonUtay, the
second day of July, A. D. 1945, at the hour of 12:00 o'clock, noon, at
the Court House door, the County of Gulf, in the City of Wewahitchka,
State of Florida:
DESCRIPTION OF LAND
SE4 of SWl/4, SWl/4 of
SE/ ................. 4
Lot 26. Blk. F, Alderson
Lot -9, Camp Palms ... .20
EV2 of NE 4 ...........34
Lot 6, Bk. 7, Beacon Hill 31
Lots 7, 8, Org. less 1/2acre
in NW part sold to J.
W Rainer .............31
SI/2 of SW% ...........32
Lots 7, 8, Bk. 3, Yons Add 5
Lot 12, Blk. B, Highland
Lot 15. Blk. C, Highland
View ................ 26
Lot 1, Blk. C, Gaulding
Sub. .......... .......26
Lots 7, 8, Blk. C, Bay-
view Heights .........26
Lot 12, Blk. D, Bayview
Heights ............... 26
Lots 9, 12. Blk. D, Bay-
view Heights .........26
Lot 16, Blk. G, Bayview
Heights .............. 26
N1!2 Lot 5, Blik. A, St. Joe
H eights ............... 2
S.2 Lot 4, Blk. B, St. Joe
Heights .............. 2
Lots 1, 3. Blk. 23, Port St.
Joe ................... 1
Lot 27, Blk. 36, Port St.
Joe .......... ........ 1
Lot 4, Bk. 60, Port St. Joe.1
Lot 5, Bk. 61, Port St. Joe 1
Lot 7, Blk. 61. Port St.
Joe ................... 1
Lot 6, Bk. 62. Port St. Joe 1
Lots 10, 12, B'k. 65, Port
St. Joe .... ..... ...... 1
NV2 Lots 2, 4, 6, Blik. 1,
Oak Grove ...........13
80 Delia Ash ...........$ 6.35,
Mrs. Allen Cox ..... 1.35
E. W. Neat ....... 12.00
80 Ruthford Allen ..... 3.25
C. G. Costing ....... 3.10
90 Paul Carter ........ 51.01
80 Paul Carter ........ 6.20
Virginia P. Moore .. 4.02
George, Bennett .... 12.92
M. I. Harper 1943-44 9.70
J. P. Morrison ..... 2.30
B. Yon Est. ....... 2.20
N. A. Johnson ..... 6.0U
David Hollington .. 6.93
W. J. Todd ......... 6.3U
Nero Hopps ........ 8.07
J. B. Godwin ...... 6.30
Lawson & L-pton .. 23.33
Dewey Davis ......
S. J. Jordan .......
Johfi Okefe ........
Harold C. Palmer,
1943 1944 ....
C. A. Lupton 1943-1944 ..
,R. R. Kingry 1943 .. 5.40
J. L. Hughs ....... 7.22
EDD. C. PRIDGEON,
6-1 6-29 1 Tax Collector, Gulf County, Florida.
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