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VOLUME IX PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1946 NUMBER 40
Mayor Soule Sets
When the hot weather rolls
around every year the editor of
The Star has been continually
hoping that some male citizen
Would get up sufficient courage
to come down town in shorts sim-
,liar to those worn in England,
Australia and other countries
when Old Sol really turns, on the
w Our prayers were answered
Wednesday when our most out-
standing citizen, Mayor Horace
Soule, was seen transacting busi-
tness on the rofain street wearing
a pair of nifty short pants.
Who'll be the next brave soul
to dare long-establikhed conven-
tion.? (Don't look at us-we'll
have to see at least a dozen on
the streets flaunting their manly
calves before we join the parade.
Murder Charge Brought By
Grand Jury Against Rogers
The Gulf county grand jury, in
session at Wewahitchka this weeK.
returned( an indictment of. murder
against Henry Rogers, 16, for the
slaying of Oscar L. Redds, 35, last
On being charged, by 'Circuit
Jddge Ira A. Hutchison, the grand
jury went in session and returned
two indictments. The other wa
against Walter Davis. colored, who
'was charged with assault to com-
According to' Rogers,' story, told
to Sheriff Byrd Parker at the time
of I'is arrest, he and Red'd were
driving down the Indian Bayou
road in Redd's truck and got into
an altercation during which he
claimed, Redd drew a knife on
him. He asserted that he took the
'knife away from Redd, threw it
'into the creek and then knocked
'the older man unconscious with a
fbricl. He then went to the car, got
the car crank and' beat him over
.the head with it. He stated that
when he found that Redd was dead
he dragged the body to the creek
ha.ud slid. it into the water, where It
was found by officers after the
Two "Jamesu' Pictures
Play At Port Wednesday
They're back again-and prob-
ably for the last time, according to
N. L.. MeCollum, manager of the
"Jessie James" and 'The Return
of Frank James," two of the great-
est action pictures ever filmed,
will 'be shown at the Port next
Wednesday on the same bill at no
advance in prices.
BLEACHER SEATS SECURED
FOR LOCAL FOOTBALL FIELD
E. M. Bailey,- city recreation di-
rector, states that he has secured
portable bleachers from Tyndtall
Field for erection at the local foot-
ball field, which will provide seats
for aWbout 400 spectators when the
rapidly approaching pigskin season
Goes By Plane To New York
Analysis Shows County
Cost of Government
Not Highest In Florida
Breakdown of Figures By County Attorney Clay Lewis Con-
tradicts $32.95 Per Capita Cost As Set Forth in
Story Released By State Comptroller
several weeks ago a story was balance of cash on hand of $69,-
released to all newspapers in Flor- 057.0'5 and that total receipts re-
ida by State Comptroller Jim Lee ceived came to *186,312.46, plus
in which it was stated, that it cost $5,690.48 f rom non-revenue re-
every man, woman and child ili ceipts, making a total of funds
Gulf county $32.95 each for opera- available for the fiscal year o0
tion of the county government dur- $261.059.99.
ing the fiscal year, "being the Fund Transfers Not Receipts
highest of any county in the state." Breaking down the sources frnom
According tob E. Clay Lewis, Jr., !which the revenue was received, it
of this city, county attorney, this is found that in addition to the
statement was very *misleading, I cash on hand' of $69,057.05 there Is
and to prove his point he made a an item of transfer of fund's com-
lengthy analysis of the comptroll-
er's, report which shows trnat the
actual cost of government for Guir
county was in actuality $8.35 or
less per capital for the period..
We do not have sufficient space
ivailaible to produce Mr..Lewis' re-
port in its entirety, but will pub-
lish the outstanding portions.
"The news articles carried by
the newspapers whicrn were ftur-
nished to them iby4h'e comptroller's
office," says Lewis, "althougli true
and, correct as to the facts and fig-
!ires therein given, is 'somewhat
misleading as to the reported per
capital cost of the government of
"The article stated, that Gulf
county's cost of government wa.
the highest in Florida per capital,
being $32.95 per person, based
upon a population of 7,010. The ar-
ticle stated that there.was a total
authorized expenditure by the com-
missioners of Gulf county of $230,-
.'171.76. This figure is correct for
bookkeeping purposes but, as, a
matter of fact, the commissioner
did not actually expend the sum o?
$230,971.76, as we will attempt to
ing to $45.768.65. 'This does not
represent actual additional re-
ceipts by the. county," points out
Lewis. "but represents the totas
amount of funds transferred from
other items during the year. When
you deduct the transferred funds
.romn the total of all receipts for
the period it leaves a balance or
actual receipts received of $146,-
234.29. Adding this figure to casn
balance on hand it mjlkes a total
of actual funds handled by the
county commissioners for the pe
liod of $21t,291.34. The $45,768.65
although shown as funds received
by the county, was not an actual
receipt over and above the othryr
items, but was a .bookkeeping en-
try reflecting transfers of money
from o 'e fund to another."
Actual expenditures, disregard-
ing bookkeeping entries, totals
$185,153.11, rather than the $-;0,-
971.76 shown. This figure is the
balance after subtracting the $45,-
768.65 transfer of funds from the
total authorized expenditures of
$230,971.76. This, based upon a
population of 7,010, represents a
per capital expenditure of $.26.41.
Canal Toll Funds Invested
The $185,153.11 set forth above
Mr. Lewis points out that tre includes expenditures which should
county began the period with a (Continued on Page 3)
Boost Made In Program
Of Payments To Needy,
A grant of. $5 per month addi-
tional for 'each ,person on the old
age assistance and blind aid, pro-
grams was voted by congress prior
to its' adjournment. Dependent
children will receive $3 each per
These sums are in addition to
whatever amount is now being re-
ceived by each person on the pro-
grams named. The increased grants
will become effective October 1.
Called To Bedside of Sister
C. M. Warner was called to Bas-
trop, La., this week to the bedside
of his sister, Mrs. W. E. KenneJy,
who suffered serious injuries when
an electric fan fell from the ceiling
and struck her on the' head.
Miss Emily Ogilvie left Satur-I Home From Visit
'day ;by plane for New-York City Mrs. Patty Lovett and daughter
to visit. her sister, Mrs. Robert G. Martha returned. last week from
Wagner of Engelwood, N. J. Mrs. Valdosta, Ga., where they visited
Wagner will accompany Miss Ogil- Mrs. Lovett's son, and family, Mr.
vie back: next Thursday, at whitch and, Mrs. James Morton. She was
.time they will spend a few days accompanied home by her little,
with their parents at Greensboro. granddaughter, OlShann Moi'toan.
Local Trustees Place Ban On
Sports With Wewa Schools
At a meeting of the board or
trustees, of the Port St. Joe
schools held Wednesday after-
noon it was unanimously voteac,
after considerable discussion, not
to compete with Wewahitchka
schools in any game of sports for
a period of one year. :
This means that all basketball,
baseball, football and field events
generally participated in by the
schools of the two cities during
the school term will be cancelled.
Four Youths Injured As
Speeding Car Overturns
As the result of an automobile
accident Tuesday night of last
week on the Apalachicola highway
about 18 miles south of this' city,
Noah Sarvis, 19, and Karl Messina,
17, both of Apalachicola, are in the
Poit St. Joe municipal hospital'
Sarvis suffering from a, broken
aeck and shoulder andi paralyzed
;rom the wasit down, and Messina
suffering from shock 'and a severe
The two boys, with Charles Sar-
vis, were occupants of a new Ford
won in a July Fourth raffle, by
Bobby Messina when it careneed
from the highway near the horn.
of Dewey Miller at Eleven Mil l,
struck a culvert 'andi camfe --; a
stop when striking a large pine
tree. The four boys were thrown
from the car, which was completely
demolished. The driver of a Lee
Coach Line bus stated that shortly
before the accident the car passeat
his 'bus traveling at an excessive
rate of speed. -.
Three of the boys were rushed
to the St. Joe hospital where Noan
Sarvis was found to be. seriously
injured, Bobby Messina had scalp
wound's, and Charles Sarvis was
suffering from slight head injuries.
At this time it was discovered
that Karl 'Messina, home on leave.
from the naval training station at
Great Lakes, Ill., had also been an
occupant of the car, and he was
discovered about 4 o'clock Wed-
nesday morning by a searching
party in a palmetto clump about 60
fet- 'from the wrecked car ann ar-
Failure of All Business Establish-
ments Closing On Victory
Day Shows Necessity
Several times in past years vari-
ous merchants associations, have
been set up in 'Port St. Joe, but
all of them, for one reason or an-
other, have fallen by the wayside.
That some sort of organization
of the. city's business establish-
ments is necessary is admitted by
those who operate them, and the
failure of allconcerns to close
Wednesday (Victory Day) brought
the matter to the front again.
The majority of the business
houses readily consented to close
all day Wednesday, instead of clos-
ing at noon for the regular mid-
week half-holiday. But operators
of grocery stores, while willing to
close had' they known about 'the
plan several days in advance, said
they could not, in 'fairness to their
customers, close on but half a
dfay's notice. (The closing petition
was circulated Tuesday afternoon.)
All agreed that had, a notice to the
effect that the stores would be
closed all day Wednesday been
published in The Star last week
that they would have 'been more
than willing to, cooperate.
As stated above, past organiza-
tions have falr-len ''. ih- i. ..i -
after a brief span of life, and prob-
ably future organizations would do
likewise. However, we have in our
midst the Junior Chamber of Com-
inerce. made up principally of
young men who are in business,
and' it would seem logical that they
could undertake such matters. If
not, it might be a good idea for
business men to get together and
draw up a calendar of days on
which they would close throughout
the year, thus doing away with the
circulation of petitions every time
it is felt that the stores should be
Under such a setup at least a
week's notice could ibe given con-
sumers for any particular holiday.
Saints Meet Tyndall Field
Today On Local Diamond
ently having wandered away in a Due to the fact that no games in
Schools Here To Open l',zed condition as a result of. the the Gulf. Coast League have been
head' injury. played by the .Saints this week,
First Week September The boys, all from Apalachicola, since Carrabelle dropped out of thn
hadi spent the evening in this city league, local baseball fans have
and were on their way home when been starved for action, couse-
Principal W. A. Biggart has an- the accident occurred., quently there should, .be a record
nounced that the Port St. Joe eo crowd out this afternoon when the
schools will open for the fall term Saints meet Tyndsall Field at 3:30)
the first week of September. Mem- Zim Has New Sign on the local diamond.
'bers of the faculty will be on hand In order that anyone coming up __
September 2 for a week's training. Reid' Avenue will not fail to know STORIES WE SHOULD HAVE
and students will enrol on Sep- that he's in business. L. L. Zim- S CARRIED BUT MISSED OUT
tem'ber 9. mierman has had erected; on the Ed was under the weather
Mr. Biggart reports that instruc- top of his store building a large with tonsilitis five days this and
tors for all courses with the ex- sign adorned with boxcar letters last week, and we were promised
ception of high school math and a "Zim's Men's Store." dataon the following ews stories,
first grade teacher., have been se- I which never showed up:
cured, and all members of the fac- Brother Dies Jaycee Charter Night; Meeting
ulty this year year will have col- Mrs. J. D. Lane was called to of Volunteer Fire Department; Ro-
lege degrees. Covington, Ky., last week due to tary Club Bigwig Speaker; Amerl-
Housing for the teachers this the death of her brother, M. S. can Legion Victory Day Banquet.
year will be quite acute, said' Mr. Grace. The intentions of our wonldibe
Biggart, and he is appealing to ----- -----reporters were good, but their ex-
anyone able to prdvid'e board and Will Work On Dredge ecution was poor or their mem-
.room for one or more teachers to Carl Guilford and Dan Coleman ories faulty. We're indeed sorry
get in touch with him immediately. of Overstreet left Monday for Pen- that we were unable to get the
-- sacola where they have accepted data on these happenings.
Roy Gaskin Discharged Jobs on the dredge Blackwater. ----- --
Roy "Bud?' Gaskin received his ---- Home From Hospital
discharge from the army at Fort Return From Visit Mrs. C. C. Taunton and Mrs. Roy
Sam Houston. Texas, and, arrived Mrs. Stanford Beckham and Gaskin returned Saturday from
home Saturday, much to the de- daughters returned this week from Pensacola, where Mrs. Taunton
light of -his wife and' small daugh a visit with relatives In Marianna had been a patient for several
ter. and Sneads. weeks in a hospital.
PAGE TWO ThE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLOR~A FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1946
Drivers License Exam I
To Be Stricter In Ful
With a nation-wide drive under
way to promote safety on the high-
ways, applicants for drivers li-
censes in Florida from now on
--must not only pass a stiffer examl-
nation, but their car must also be
in good condition.
S'gt. C. W. Keith of the Florida
Highway Pati.ol, who is stationed
in .Port St. Joe, has informed us
of what is required of applicants
Applicant must have a car or
truck, which must be in good me-
chanical condition, must have read
the driver's handbook, and must
be accompanied by a licensed
driver. Minors must have the sig-
natures of both parents, if living,
The regular application form
must be filled out and' the appli-
cant will be checked for mental
and physical disabilities and hear-
aing, as well as undergoing an eye
test. An examination will also be
given on road signs and knowledge
of Florida traffic laws.
The actual driving test will con-
sist of quick stops, backing, par-
allel parking, turn about, and leav-
ing car propec'ly parked.
The vehicle will undergo a thor-
ough inspection to see that the
horn, foot and hand brake, heao,
tail and stop lights, and the wind-
shield wipers are in operating con-
,Sgt. Keith will be in charge or
examinations in Gulf county and
will be available in port St. Joe
on Tuesday from 10 a. m. until
noon at the office of George Tap-
per in" the Costin Building. He
will be at the county judge's office
in Wewahitchka on Tuesdays from
2 to 4 p. m.
Have Birthday Dinner for Guests
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Montgomery
had as their guests over the week-
end Mr. and' Mrs. N. Lanmons of
Live Oak and' Mrs. W. C. Simmons
of Jacksonville. Mrs. Montgomery
entertained with a birthday dinner
Sunday honoring .Mrs. Lanmons,
Mrs. Simmons and Mrs. Duffy
To Vacation In Arkansas
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Temple expect
to leave today for Little Rock,
Ark., for a vacation of two weeks
with the latter's' mother, Mrs. W.
L. Belin, and other relatives.
Visiting In Georgia
The Misses Martha Ann and
Sara Brinson left last week for a
two weeks' visit with their grand-
parents, Mr. and. Mrs. H. T. Brin-
Son, at Brooklet, Ga.
Home From Carolina Vacation
Mr. and' Mrs. M. J. Ward and
children returned last week from
a week's vacation sent in North
Visits Parents In Alabama
Dan B-ooks, Jr., andi daughters
spent We'nesday visiting with his
parents in Elba, Ala.
CAN YOU USE
$100 $200 $300
We specialize in all
types of personal loans,
including& loans to
One Day Service
Leo Kennedy, Manager
Port St. Joe, Florida
TO ATTEND SISTER'S WEDDING CATHOLIC SERVICES
Mrs. Ralph Thomipson expects to Mass is held at St. Joseph'S
leave tomorrow for Rome, Ga., Chapel the first Sunday of each
where she will visit with her par- month at 8 a. m. Second, third aad
ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Glynn, fourth Sundays at 10 a. m.
and on Sunday attending the wed- ------ ---
ding of her sister, Mrs Mary H. Spending Week In Tuskegee
Haynes of Lakeland to Stanley Mrs. H. W. Soule and' son Hor-
Kingham of Chicago, Ill. ace, Jr., Miss Sara Jo Costin ana
_-- ___- M.rs. Mel Magidson left Monday for
'P 1 l
HELD FOR AIRPLANE THEFT
Howard ,C. Branch, 18, of East-
point, is being held in the Frank-
lin county jail for theft of a small
airplane from the Apalachicola air
base last week. Branch, who had
six hours of flying time ibut had
never soloed, was forced down at
Quincy early Tuesday morning and
was placed under arrest when it
was discovered the plane had :been
Leave On Vacation
.Mr. and, Mrs. R. J. Hall and
daughter Nan Page of Tallahassee
joined Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Ferrell
here Sunday, and all left Monday
for a vacation to be spent visiting
relatives and friends in New Or-
leans, La., Chattanooga, Tenn.,
Asheville, High Point and Star, N.
C. They will take in all points of
interest on their trip.
Returns Home After Visit
Mrs. A. N. Hester left last week
to return to her home in Climax,
Ga., after spending a few days
visiting here with her daughter ana
family, Mr. and Mirs. R. H. Brinson.
Have Visitors From Alabama
Mrs. Lonnie LeGrone and Mrs.
Bill Walters of Oak Grove have as
their guests this week Mr. ana
Mrs. Virley Junkins and R. H. Jun-
kins of Gordb, Ala.
LIBERTY COUNTY ROAD OPEN
The paving of Roadi 135 in Lib-
erty county between Hosford and
Wilma has been completed and the
road is now open to traffic. It is
expected the road from Sumatra to
Wilma will -be ready -for paving by
next summer. The state road de-
partment will'koon ask for bids on
that part of the road from East
Point to Bucks Siding in Franklin
county. Completion of these two
projects will provide a paved roaC
from East Point to Quincy.
Visiting In Alabama
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Evans an(!
daughter Jane, and Mrs. W. M.
Quarles and' son Billy left Monda
to visit relatives in Montgomery,
Tuscaloosa and Birmainhgam, A;a.
Attending Music Course
Attending the six weeks course
of music at Florida State (' ..'.-_
for Women, Tallahassee, are Stan-
ford Beckham, Ronald D an and
Miss Merita Sutton.
Miss Evelyn Bridges of Brinson,
Ga., was the week-end guest of.
Mrs. David Hinote.
Simpsons Visit In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Simpson an11
children spent last week-end in
Bainbridge, Ga., visiting relatives.'
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Drive in for a check-up and catch little troubles before they grow
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Let Us Give You A Free Estimate
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Port St. Joe, Florida Phone 37
The Star extends congratulations
to Mr. and' Mrs. R. F. Scheffer on
their silver wedding anniversary,
which fell on Monday, August 12.
In Dothan On Business
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Horn spenL
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, GUL~F COUNTY, FLIDMIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1946
Have Your Prescriptions
John Robert Smith
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
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FRDY AUUT1,14 H TRPR T OGL OUTFOIAPG HE
Analysis Shows County ing the period from tolls from the
Gulf County Canal, and which were
Cost of Government Is in turn invested by the county
Not. Highest In Florida commissioners for the account or
ot Highest In a the canal toll fund. These were
monies invesitd in War Bonds ana
(Continued from page 1) which were not actually spent, but
not be chargeable to the cost of INVESTED."
government of Gulf county, avers According to the figuress $3,950
Lewis. "A large amount of the to- was invested for dredging the
t.l sum for expenditures were ex- canal after it had caved in; $81,-
pended? from monies received dur- 000 was invested in the purchase
- MOTOR WINDING
I AM AGAIN BACK, IN THE
with a big new truck, and am soliciting moving
of all types.
LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE MOVING
I am especially set to handle furniture! All loads
C. W. "'Red" HORTON
(Only Licensed Transfer Man In Gulf County)
SUNNY STATE STATION
The cooling system of your car is most imoprtant.
It deserves more attention than the average car
owner gives it. This is the time of year it will pay
you to let us check the cooling system of your car
and take car.e of any leaks -in the radiator and hose
connections. -DONT PUT IT OFF-come in today!
FREE ESTIMATES 'ON ALL TYPES OF REPAIRS
Body and Fender Repairing Upholstering and
Glass Painting Wheel Alignment
Washing Polishing Lubrication
WE HAVE A COMPLETE LINE OF
FIRESTONE TIRES and TUBES
WAYNE-McGOWI MOTOR CO.
WRECKER SERVICE 24 HOURS A DAY
Phone 129 Day or 170-W Night
PORT ST. JOE
of War Bonds for the account o
the canal toll fund, and $11,90
went for payment of bond's and in
terest on canal bonds. These tw
sums, totaling $10.3,850 were cana
funds, expended and, invested' fo
the benefit of the Gulf Count
Canal toll fund.
"It is our contention," say
Lewis, "that this sum of $103.85
should not ;be charged against th(
county commissioners as an itei
of cost of county government. I
was the cost of maintaining an
operating the Gulf County Canal
which was a self-liquidating prop
position and, you might say, a busi
ness venture on the part of th'
county. The bonds to construct
the canial were voted Dy, tne tree
holders of the county."
After deducting tht $103,850 o
expenditures made for and' on be
half of the canal from the total o
expenditures made by the county
commissioners of $185,153.11, i'
leaves a net balance of expendi
tures of $82,3.03.11, or a per capital
cost of government of $11.74.
Other Items Not Chargeable
Lewis goes on to say that "while
this per capital figure of $11.74 is
greatly below the figure of $32.95
carried' by the press, 'we feel thai
trere were other expenditures made
by the commissioners which they
were required by law to make, ant,
that these expenditures should noL
be actually chargeable to the or-
dinary and regular cost of govern-
for the period."
These required' expenditures are
payment of $3000 each to the cities
of Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka;
payment of $3,005.98 of debts ac-
crued during previous years; $3000
paid on courthouse and jail bonas;
$3,030 interest paid on courthouse
and jail 'bonds; $1500 paid on time
warrants; $270 interest on $15,000
time warrants, and $1,940 paid, on
judgment against county entered
in previous years, for a total o;
Deducting this $18,745.98 from
$82r-30,3.11 beingg the total expen-
diture after deducting cost of, the
canal) it leaves: a net balance of
expenditures 'by the commissioners
of $63/,557.13, or a per cap'ita cost
Money Given Hospital
Lewis further points out that
during the fiscal year, at the rv-
quest of numerous citizens ana
taxpayers, the county contributed
the sum of $5000 to the Port St.
Joe municipal hospital to help it
out of financial difficulties. After
deducting this from the remaining
net expenditures of $63,557.13, it
leaves a net balance of total au-
thorized expenditures by the conm-
missioners of $'58,557.13, or a per
capital cost of $8.35.
Attorney Lewis points out that.
only the sum of $14,8.27.30 was
collected by the county fronm. ao
valorem taxes for use of the
county commissioners, which is a
per capital tax of but $2.11. Alh
other funds exendiedi by the county
were received from canal tolls,
racing tax, gasoline tax and other
miscellaneous funds from the state.
Canal Toll Funds Invested
"We, have referred to the racn
that $88,000 of War Bondls werw
purchased with canal tolls," says
Lewis' analysis. "The county com.
missioners found that the canaL
toll fund was growing into a large
and considerable sum, the canal
bonds were not callable, therefore
the commissioners, rather than at
low this large amount of canal toll
money lie idle in the banks with-
out interest, decided to invest such
toll funds in War Bonds at inter-
est, and) collected several hundred
dollars in interest. The War Bonds
were to be cashed as the canal
bonds became due and payable.
"After purchase of the bonds,
the commissioners were able to
negotiate with the holders of the
canal bonds and wpre able to pur-
chase such canal bonds. The com-
missioners, then cashed in their
War Bonds and retired canal .bonds
with the proceeds, thereby saving
a large amount of interest that
would have had to have been paid
if the canal bonds had' not been
called and paid off."
The canal bonds were drawing
4 per cent interest and the War
Bonds were paying but a fraction
of that amount in interest. The
canal bonds were in an original,
amount of $200,000 and were is-
sued a few years back. The coin-
,misstioners, through good business
judgment and, management have
been, able to pay off and retire all
iof the canal bonds except $6000
worth, and these they. expect to re-
tire before January 1, 1947, and
transfer the canal to the Unitea
States for upkeep and mainten-
ance, and to be free of tolls.
Per Capita Cost Actually $8.35
Concluding the analysis, Lewis
Published Weekly By
Port St. Joe, Florida
Quiet, unassuming Alex Young
L was one of the first to compliment
this column, and we appreciate his
encouraging words a great deal.
Once upon a time Alex did this
writer a favor 'which he shall never
forget, and' he did' it as he does
other things, with the greatest- o0
ease, as though it, was nothing. .
Isn't it a fact, though, that the
little things o'f life are longest re-
memnbered? Speaking of little
things, we sell J & P Coats thread
(spool cotton and mercerized) for
4c and 8c. Did you know that's
We .are happy to offer another
little service"with a smile. We
furnish paper and ribbon, alsu
wrap your gift package for the
asking. .. -That remind's us .
Stork Showers are unusually pop-
ular, it seems! When you look
closely at all the hand work on
those dainty, lovely $4.95 baby
dresses you'll agree they're worth
Our right hand man and man-
ager of our back and forth to
Creech's pants department, Howard
Kelly, is rapidly recovering from a
sudden appendix operation. Mat.
garet Elder, man-ager of our Holly-
wood Pattern Department, select-
ed asters for uis to send him. .
How Were they, Howard? Another
Kelley, Tommy (not related) help-
ed us out this. week. The writer
*ind Tommy were old buddies from
a. former connection and it was a.
.pleasure to have him the ladies
say he's "handsome"! We say he's
a fast worker (department store
Folks, when we don't have ex
actly what you want, don't get the
idea we're not trying. In our quest
for desirable hot off the fashion
griddle merchandise, we've made
the following hard, tiresome, ex-
pensive treks: Once to Mobile and
St. Louis, twice to New York City,
three times to Atlanta, once to
Lynch'burg. Va., Augusta, Ga., and
Bremen, Ga. Believe us, it's no
fun, and searching for merchandise
now is the hardest work one can
do. However, Boyles Department
Store is here to render a service
and we shall leave no stone un-
turned, to make that service worthy
of your loyalty and patronage..
One of these days its going to be
a great deal better. We have
brought you so far the following
lines which you can .always buy
with pleasuree and confidence: For
the ladies Gage Hats, Welles-
ley Modes, Croydon Sportswear,
Lombardy Dresses, Surrey Class-
ics, Kent Juniors, JoBurt Juniors,
Derby Sportswear, Koru Sweaters,
Henry Rosenfeld Dresses, Haynes
says, "We feel sure that after con-
sideration of the above analysis 'by
the citizens and taxpayers of our
county that they can justifiably
appreciate the good business man.
agement and judgment that their
board, of county commissioners, has
shown in the carrying on of the
"We feel that this analysis gives
a more correct statement of the
per capital cost of the county gov-
ernment; that a study of this an-
alysis and the comptroller's report
correctly shows that the actual per
capital cost of county government
in Gulf county for the period was
$8.35, rather than $32.95, as state(r
in the published newspaper ar-
ps From Across Our
Counter To Wise
Luxury Undlies, Seamprufe Slips,
g Sure-Fit Gloves, Starlight Brass-
t ieres, Fine Feathers Hosiery (now
and, then). For the miss .
Teen-Age Hats, Rainbow, Winikif,
s Girleen, Preteen and Airess Dress-
es. We almost forgot Natural
3 Bridge Shoes for women, which Is
one of the foremost popular priced
shoes in the good old U. S. A. We
believe this is doing fair unaer the
circumstances, and frankly, we are
just getting started you'll be
getting plenty more top lines as
the merchandise situation eases.
Men, we have a message for
you, blut not enough space this
time for it!
Mrs. John Maddox, Jr., informed
us last week that Mr. and'Mrs. Max
Maddox, now living in Knoxville,
Tenn. (I believe) are. the proun
parents of a daughter (their first).
Congratulations, Max, we'll take a
cigar if it is a girl!
Our TWO-FOR DRESS SALE
made quite a hit last week its
the 'LAST Round-up of Summewr
Dresses and "Out They Go" at
fast moving, smashing, cost-for-
gotten prices. You have at least
60 days yet to wear 'em, and Mr.
T. H. Stone says our hottest wea-
ther is usually between the 1st and
15th of September. You'll hardly
believe it when we tell you that
a man (of all things!) from Way-
cross, Ga., holds the record pur-
chase so far with FIVE at a clip
($57.50 value for $37.00). You can
buy two for about the price of one.
OUT THEY GO at top speed,
and you'd better hurry right down
while the choosing is still good!
Come in and meet a new ment-
ber of our store family Mrs.
Kathryn Brock. Kathryn is a pretty
name and you'll find her quiet,
pleasant and anxious to serve you
with a smile.
M.rs. Barineau (works here when
she isn't in Cuthbert, Ga., with D.
B.) still doesn't know whether she
is living or will live in Cuthbert,
Ga., or Port St. Joe : the hous-
ing problem is bad here and still
worse at Cuthbert
Have you visited Brooks Sport-
ing Goods Store where Dan seems
perfectly hapay in this business.
he's always ready to serve you
quickly, pleasantly and efficiently.
The best of luck to you, Dan.
Had a funny story to get in
here, .but space is running out, so
will save for next week. Fa-
Mnous Last Words: Men we
have UNDERSHIRTS NOW!
Yours for BETTER WATEI
in Port St. Joe,
R. GLENN BOYLES.
Friday, August 16, 1946
F;RI~DAY, AUGUST 16, 1946
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
We Salute Veterans of
SOWER'S SUNNY STATE
GULF HARDWARE & SUPPLY
ST. JOE MOTOR
Sales F O R D Service
SHIREY'S MOTEL AND
ST. JOE ICE DELIVERY
CHAS. "Bo" BROWN
ST. JOE BAR
ST. JOE LIQUOR STORE
The REXALL Store
M. G. LEWIS & SONS
FIRESTONE HOME &
B. W. EELLS, Owner
W. E. SNEED, Manager
THE STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY
Fine Commercial Printing
Port St. Joe, Fla.
C. C. WILSON
A & P FOOD STORES
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
"The Best Food In Town"
Have Your Prescription Filled By a
JOHN ROBERT SMITH
A Martin Theatre
N. L. McCOLLUM
Complete Home Furnishings
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
Fried Chicken Seafoods
Sandwiches Short Orders
All Kiinds of Drinks
CENTURY LOAN COMPANY
Leo Kennedy, Manager
$25 LOANS $300
CITY FISH MARKET
All Kinds of Seafoods
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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Clarence Pridgeon, Mgr.
ST. JOE HARDWARE
J. LAMAR MILLER'S
JIMMY GREER, Manager
"A Good Place To Eat"
THE TATTLER COLUMN
AT PORT ST. JOE
LeHARDY'S BAR AND
and FRANK'S BAR
ST. JOE LUMBER AND
ST. JOE PAPER
BARRIER'S 5 AND 10c STORE
Port St. Joe -:- Apalachicola
ZIM'S MEN'S STORE
THE WHITE SPOT
MARTIN'S BEACH CLUB
A Decent Place for Decent People To Meet and Eat
Make This Your Club
ST. JOSEPH TELEPHONE &
an Post 116,
"We Teach Your Watch To
Tell the Truth"
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
ST. JOE ICE COMPANY
MAX KILBOURN, Owner
Modern Air-Conditioned Cold Storage
Lockers Available While They Last.
By the Month or Year.
W. H. WEEKS
Dry Goods, Notions and Clothing
Our Store Is a Bargain Mart.
Come and Be Convinced!
Costin Bldg. Monument Ave.
GEORGE W. COOPER
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Entered :Is sec. -l ,.s matter, December 10, 1937, at the
-oetoffice, foit St. Joe, F!a., Under Act of March 3, 1879.
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the pulMishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken e rord is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtful. y weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
Is los t; the printed word remains.
Our Country "-bJ Right or Wrong
A DOUBTFUL INVESTMENT
The 79th congress has at last completed its
labors and the individual members thereof
have headed for home, happy in the thought
that, in the course of the past session, more
legislation regarded as "Must" by the admin-
istration had been sabotaged, gummed up and
abandoned than had been the case in any
,single session heretofore.
The departing members, representatives
and senators Alike, are for the major part has-
tening home to do battle with their opposi-
tion, and to render, as a part of their defensive
program, an accounting of their stewardship
while in Washington. Just what sort of form-
ula they hope to cook up for the benefit of
their respective constituents defies the im-
agination, and only a candidate for public o0-
fice would undertake the carrying out of such
Not unaware of the perils that confront the
several incumbents, the Republican and Dem-
ocratic national committees are preparing to
go "all out" in behalf of the embattled candi-
dates, and according to press reports some
two million dollars is earmarked for spending
in the course of the impending campaign.
Personally, we can readily understand why
the expenditure of such a sum is necessary if
Congressman Doe and Senator Roe are to be
re-elected. The records appended to the two
non-existent gentlemen would clarify the
question. But what we do not understand is
why does such expenditure constitute a good
investment in view of all that has "not been
done" in the course of the months that lie ihn-
mediately behind us.-Highland County News.
Secretary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace
says the nation is bound on a "boom and bust"
economic ride and present-day full employ-
ment "ca:' t last long." Which is an excellent
re-ason for putting your spare cash into U. S.
Savings bonds and hanging on to them.
Keep smiling-and buy U S Savings Bonds.
U. S. Swaps Soap
From soap to maps, American
exports to the Soviet Union in
1945 i;, :uded virtually every type
of co nmodity produced in this
county. La gely carried in either
Amerirn. ships or Americaknbuilt
ships lendleased to Russia, this
vast b.ievement was valued at $1,-
834,926.000, or 34 times the value
of articles imported from the So-
Our exports included $2,467,OOU
lbs. of laund.ry soap, 926 locoma
tives, 8,252 trucks, busses, chasis
ani n-'tArcycles, 31 merchant ves-
sels, $,,382,000 lbs. of writing pa-
per, 10,419,000 lbs. of steel barbed
wire, 30,774,000 pairs of rubbei
boots and shoes, and: $476,000
worth of books and maps.
In return we received, among
$53,793,000 worth of items, 95,000
Ths. of caviar, 2,330,000 1ibs, of li-
corice, 46,000 Ibs. of feathers,
nearly 4,000,000 lbs. of horsehair
from tWails md manes, and smaller
SOLONS LOSE SOME VOTES
We read where President Truman has or-
dered a cut in personnel of a number of the
alphabetical agencies in order to effect some
economies in government. He says he is or-
dering a cut of 14 per cent to equalize the
boost in salary recently voted themselves by
members of congress.
Naturally, those political parasites who hat c
been holding down good jobs with various
bureaus with a minimum of work and maxi-
munm pay are going to be quite put out .ver
loss of their sinecures, and the only ones they
can blame are the members of congress. .,
when re-election times rolls around they are
going to take out their grudge b'y working
against their particular representative or sen-
ator, for, they reason, "If he hadn't boosted
his own 'salary, I'd still have my soft job."
MOTHER KNOWS BEST
A youngish mother tells of the time she
had reconverting her CI son when he got
home. First morning, before she and dad were
up, into their room stepped son with a tray
of breakfast for them and orders that they
eat it then and there. The boy said he'd read
of returned guys being babied by parents who
insisted on serving them meals in bed. Said
he'd stand for none of that. He'd reverse it
and wait on the "old folks." He'd bring their
breakfast for the rest of the week.
Mama blew her nose and winked awfully
hard over that orange juice and coffee. But
she's a stern lady. Next morning when son
appeared in the kitchen she was waiting
Marched him right back to bed. Then she
served him as she'd planned all those anxious
months. Who'd the young scamp think he
was anyhow, cheating his Mom like that?--
New York World-Telegram.
WHAT! NO BUTTER?
No, Bud. Those aren't just synthetic tires
you have on your car. Actually, you have 48
loaves of bread whirling around on the axles.
Yeah! And 12 additional loaves in the spare.
Whatzat? You think we're screwy or
sumpin'? Oh, yeah! Well, listen:
'The whole thing hinges on the fact that
wheat goes into making alcohol for those
synthetic tires that have been developed to
such a remarkable degree during the war
Now one of the leading tire manufacturers
has come clean and confessed that his com-
pany has been hiding bread in tires and there-
fore, has reduced output in order to aid in the
present food shortage.
Now, if someone will only give us the low-
down on where the missing butter's got to.-
A Chicago man was hit by a pistol bullet,
but a wallet in his breast pocket containing
$200 in $5 bills stopped the bullet. Suppose
the poor guy had been broke?
quantities of oriental rugs, min-
erals, diamonds, emeralds, not to
mention $151,000 yorth of stamps
and stamped envelopes, largely
for our philatelic enthusiasts.
Returns To Texas
Miss Ruth Metz returned Mon-
day to her home in San Antonio,
Texas, after a very pleasant visit
here with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Le-
Hardy, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. LeHardy
and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Thomas.
The Capitol in Washington was
designed by an English architect.
For Those Who Think
Run down shoes make you
look sloppy and unattractive.
Better keep yours in repair
and well polished. Let us be
your footwear valets.
THE LEADER SHOE
FOR YOUR PARTIES READY TO SERVE
DRY MARTINI $3.65
MANHATTAN COCKTAIL $3.80
ICE AND SERVE!
St. Joe Bar St. Joe Liquor Store
"But I tell ya, I gotta look
numbers on it"
at my car. I had important phone
Steve McPhaul Visiting daughter Margo spent last week-
Sjteve McPhaul of Tampa is the end in Sneadis, Fla., guests of Mr.
guest this week of his brother and Snead's mother. Mrs. Snead, andF
anmily, Mr. and Mrs. T. McPhaul. Margo remained for a longer visit.
Spend Week-end In Sneads The Gospels were first written
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Snead and in Greek.
are holding us up!
The nationwide shortage of material is
affecting this company just as it is all
others. Copper wire is as hard to get as
tenpennyy" nails, aon
scarce as bathtubs.
But your electrical servant wants to get
the convenience of electricity to those who
request it so as a friendly tip, if you
plan any new construction or expansion of
your present facilities, drop into the office
and give us as much advance notice as
possible, and every effort will be made to
have service there when you want it.
PORT ST. JOE, FLA,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY6, AUGUST 16, lS4G
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THE' TAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor
STORK SHOWER HONORS
MRS. MELVIN MAGIDSON
Mrs. Robert Tapper and Mrs. C.
A. McClellan were Joint hostesses
Thursday of last week at the Tap-
per home honoring Mrs. Melvin C.
Magidson with a stork snower.
An interesting program consist-
ing Of a pencil game and vocal se-
lections by Mrs. Marigene Taunton
accompanied 'by Miks Faye Morris
on the flute, was enjoyed by the
Mrs. Magidson, to whom the,
shower was a complete surprise,
was presented with numerous gift's
in a most unusual and. appropriate
manner. Little 'Misses Betty Ward
andi Patsy Brooks approached the
honoree pulling behind them withI
blue ribbonn halters a dainty pink
paper basket simulating a bassi-
net ,filled with attractive and use-
The hostesses served' refreshing
fruit punch, dainty sandwiches' ana
cookies' to the honoree and about
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Thomas D. Byrne, Pastor
Sunday services will be held as
follows: 7:30 a. m. celebration of
the -Holy Communion; 11:00 a. m.
morning prayer and sermon.-
Ants smell with their antennae.
DR. C. L. REICHERTER
EYES EXAMINED- GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.,
FOY SCHEFFER AND MISS
MARGUERITE DODSON WED
A wedding which will be of In-
terest to his many friends was sol-
emnized Monday, August 12, in
Bainbridge, Ga., when, Miss Mar-
guerite Dodson of that city became,
the bride of Richard Foy Seheffer,
Jr., of Port St. Joe. The double
ring ceremony was performed, b)
the Rev. Maurice Fain, pastor of
the First Baptist Church of BaIl-
Miss Eloise Scheffer, sister or
the groom, acted as bridesmaid,
and Dan Coleman was best man.
The bride was lovely in a dress
of navy blue crepe with white ac-
cessories, and carried a corsage or
white rose buds.
Those from Bainbridge attending
the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. T.
H. Dodson, Miss Fay Dodson, Hu-
bert Dodison, Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Dodson, Mrs. Lizzy Pridgeon, Miss
Blanche Powell, Mr. and' Mrs. C.
.W. White and daughter Iris, Mrs.
R. A. Griffin, Mrs. W. J. Weatherby
and daughter Yonva, Miss Cather-
ine Nix, Edd Powell, Mrs. E. W.
Harrell and Miss Catel Harrell.
Attending from Port St. Joe were
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Scheffer anut
daughter Eloise, and Mr. and Mrs.
E. C. Muslewhite and children, Da-
vi~di and Elaine.
After a week's honeymoon In
Daytona Beach the young couple
will return to this city to makh
their home with the groom's par-
ents for the present.
Rev. 0. D. Langston, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening Worship.
Woman's Society meets Mon-
days at 3 p. m. Prayer meeting,
Bible study and choir practice
Wednesday at .7:30 p. m.
APPLIANCE AND MOTOR REPAIR
RADIO AND REFRIGERATION SERVICE
Guaranteed Service Pickup and Delivery
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 1946
9:45-Bible School for all.
10:55-Morning Worship. Sermon Topic :
S 6:55-Baptist Training Union.
8:00-Evening .Worship. iSermon Topic:
S"OUR ONLY PLEA." ,
S n, anytime.
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PARTY HONORS STEPHEN
WHEALTON ON BIRTHDAY
Mrs. Allen Whealton and Mrs. R.
W. Smith honored, their son an(d
nephew, Stephen Alien Whealton,
on his, third, birthday' with a lovely
party at their home on 9th Stre3t
The small guests were enter-
tained ,in the yard, where, varied
playground equipment was place
for their enjoyment. Assisting in
entertaining were Mrs. W. T. Mos-
ely, Mrs. Glenn Grimsley, Mrs. B.
E. Rawls, Mrs. George Wimberly,
Mrs. Joe Mendelson, Mrs. Howard
MicKinnon, Mrs. M. A. H.igdon, Mrs.
LTroy Gainous, Mrs. Clinton Res-
ter, Mrs. Otis Pyle, Mrs. Franklin
Jones, Mrs. A. L. Ward and: Mrs.
The honoree opened his gifts as
they arrived and enjoyed each one.
He presented each guest, with a
glass toy filled, with candy as
favors. The table was centerear
with a beautiful two-tier cake witai
the inscription "Happy Birthday,
Ste.phen." The hostesses served
ice cream, cake and lemonade to
Enjoying this affair with Stephen
were Kay Creech, Dianne Hannon,
lennifer MclKinnou, Mary MacLaw-
h0on, Susan Gainous, Eva Linda
Mendelson, Barbara Ann 1Maxwell,
Peggy Pyle, Brenda Wardi, Sharon
Rester, Ann Mosely, Mary Agnes
'Culpepper, Jan Rawls, Mary Dell
Ramsey, Jimmy Johnson, Jonny
Hunt, Ralph S'hirah Jr., Clifford
Wimberly, Wayne Childers, Allen
Higdon, Larry Jones and, Tommy
Assisting in serving were Mrs.
Floyd Hunt, Mrs. Frank Hannon,
Mrs. Gus Creech and Mrs. Walter
REV. BYRNE SPEAKER AT
JR. WOMAN'S CLUB MEET
At the regular monthly meeting
of the Junior Womnan's Club, held
F.uesday evening at the Centennial
Building, Thomas D. Byrne, pastor
of St. James Episcopal Church, was
the guest speaker, taking for his
topic "Environmental Education."
The business session of the club
was opened with the club creed
.and, the Pledge to the Flag, fol-
lowed, by two solos, "Roses of Pic-
ardy" 'and "The Gypsy," sung by
Norma Jean Lewis. accompanied at
thl. piano by Miss Erline McClellan.
Hostesses were Mrs. Estelle Mos-
ely, Mrs. Vivian Hardy and; Miss
A special meeting has been called
.'or this evening at the home or
\Mrs. Basil E. Kenney for the pur-
pose of reviewing the club's by-
laws: All members are urged to be
'n attendance at this meeting.
and are AT YOUR SERVICE!OF
." Come to the LILIUS
JEWELRY COMPANY fop
jewelry in good taste. We'd
like to add you to our long list
of satisfied customers. Drop
Chapter 13 of Serial
'The Monster and the Ape'
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
August 19 and 20
Newsreel Pictures of
'Underwater Atomic Bomb
Test At Bikini
LAST TIME .TODAY
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
TWO OF THE GREATEST
ACTION PICTURES EVER
FILMED, NOW OFFERED
ON THE SAME PROGRAM
No Advance In Prices!
Probably Your Last Chance
To See These Two Great
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
August 22 and 23
with DANA ANDREWS *--'"
NEWS and MICKEY
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Campbell o01
of this city anr'oun-ce the birth of
a daughter, Minnie Geraldine, on
Friday, August 9..
Mr. and Mrs. Theo Bishop of this
city are announcing the birth ol a
daughter, Dianne, on Friday, Au-
Mr. and' Mrs. Paul Smith of this
city are the proud parents of a
daughter, born Sunday, August 11.
The young lady has been named
DISTRICT MEET OF YOUTH
FELLOWSHIP HELD HERE
The regular subdistrict meeting
of the Methodist Youth Fellowship
was held at the local Methodist
Church Wednesday night with NM.
Y. F. members ,present from Pan-'
ama City, Wewahitchka, Millville,
Cedar Grove, Calloway, Lynn Ha-
ven and St. Andirews.
The main purpose of the meet-
ing was-to discuss the buying of,
a cow by the M. Y. F. for the starv-
ing people of Europe. Each group
expects to hold a parade in their
town in order that each may help
toward buying the cow.
Refreshments were served by
the local group and a good time
was enjoyed by all present.
BAPTIST BIBLE STUDY HELD
AT CHURCH MONDAY
The Bible study of the Baptist
W. M. S. was conducted at the
church Monday afternoon by the
pastor, R. F. Hallford, from the
fourth chapter of Acts. .Twenty
members were in attendance.
During the business session a
mission study on stewardship was
planned for Thursday afternoon at
the church. The book, "This World's
Goods," was taught by Mrs. C. M.
Palmer at this meeting.
'Circle meetings for next Monday
were announced' as follows: Circle
One, with Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon;
Circle Two, with Mrs. W. I. Car-
den; Circle Three, with Mrs. Wal-
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
FEATURE NO. 1 -
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FEATURE NO. 2 -
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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
HAVE SOME NICE BARGAINS in
Oak Grove houses. If interested
see me at once.
CARTER, Costing Building
FOR SALE-Two bedroom house,
completely furnished (or can be
bought without furniture); fenced
all around; chicken house anu
storeroom; good, garden, fruit and
pecan trees; chicken and garden
tools; beautiful lawn, shrubs and
flowers. Close to church, school
and town. Equity priced for quick
sale for cash; FHA loan on bal-
ance. Will consider late model car
as part cash. See Harold Powell
at St. Joe Hfardware Co.
-iAv'E TAKEN OVER THE SALE
OF REMAINING LOTS IN OAK
GROVE SUBDIVISION NO. 2
next Centennial Building and on
Niles Road. Reasonable prices
and good terms.
CARTER, Costin Building
LOTS We have a nice selection
of residence and business lots.
ACREAGE- Close to city limits.
. From 5 to 160-acre tracts.
Registered Real Estate Broker
Office St. Joe Motor Co. Phone 37
HAVE SOLD ALL OUR BEACH
FRONT LOTS EXCEPT TWO.
Better hurry ll
/CARTER, Costing Building
CORNER LOT in Bay View Heights
fronting on highway, just this
side of where St. Joe Lumber Co.
shed burned. Carter, Costin Bldg.
CABIN-One small cabin for sale,
furnished or unfurnished. G. A.
Whittington, P. 0. Box 272, Port
St. Joe. Fla 1*
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. 8-3
WON'T IT BE A GRAND AND
when you can get building ma-
terial and go ahead on that FHA
home? But wouldn't it te
even better if you were ready
when that time arrived. It takes
from 30 to 90 days to get a com-
mitment, which is the go-ahead
Why not send off your applica-
tion now and be ready. At least
come in and let's talk it over.
CARTER, Costin Building.
FOR SALE-Woodi burner hot wa-
ter heater and 80-gallon tank;
just the thing for a beach cottage;
$35. Carter, Costia Bldg.
TYPEWRITER Underwood type-
writer in good condition. Creecn
BrotherPs Laundry. 8-16 tf
PEARS FOR SALE
I have choice canning pears for
sale at my place at 75 cents per
bijshel; you gather them. W. G.
Hardy, Overstreet. 8-23*
Advertising doesn't cost--it PAYSI
If your sewing machine is out
of order, Telephone 149.
Z. B. ADAMS
Gulf Coast League Results
Blountstown Protests Game
The Sunday game between Ap-
alachicola and. Blountstown, played
at the, Oyster City, resulted in a
5 4 win for the Oystermen and a
protest iby the Bucs. The protest
,came up when Charles Gander,
former manager of the Carrabelle
team, took the mound, for Apalachi-
cola. The Blountstown manager
contended that a player must wait
15 days if he plays with any other
club than his original within the
league. This protest, along with a
number of others, will hbe acted on
at a league board of directors ses-
sion to b. held in Port St. Joe
Gators Win From Spartans
The WAwabitchka Gators won
their Sunday tilt from Panama
City by a, 6 -4 count. The sched-
uled game between the two teams
for Wednesday was rained out in
the. fourthl inning with the Gators
in the lead],
BOY SCOUT NEWS
Local Boy Scouts left Tuesday
for a camping trip at the Conklin-
Ward cabin on Wetappo Creek.
The 21 boys attending this camp
will return tomorrow.
The troop will have a number or
first and second class Scouts at'
the end of the period,, as some or
the boys will take their tests at
The regular troop meeting will
be held at the Scout hut Monday.
Visit Relatives Here
Charles Creech and Charles Jr.,
of Andalusia, Ala., spent the week-"
end here visiting with relatives.
Mrs. Ruth Sadler of Tampa is
the guest this week of her mother,
Mrs. L. C. Wise.
Visiting Relatives In Pensacola
Mrs. Pearl Smith and son Harry
Lee left Saturday for Pensacola.
for a short visit with relatives.
LOST OR STRAYED
STRAYED-Black and white, bob,
tailed female fox terrier; an-
swers to name of Jackie. Return
to C. P. Moxley, 7th Street. 1*
LOST-Screwtail Boston bull dog,
8 months old. Answers to names
"Butch." Finder please contact C.
A. McGowin for reward, or call
BOOKKEEPING SERVICE-If you
have accounting or bookkeeping
troubles, a post card will bring
free information and illustrated
)booklet that may solve your prob-
lem. Mutual Bookkeeping Service,
Box 1096, Panama City, Fla. 2*
FOR SALE-One battery and one SCRATCH PADS-4 by 6 inches. A. L. Crawford of Thomasville, Ga.,
elec-tric radio; one wall clock and Good white bond paper. Package spent Sunday here as guests of
one mantel clock; ice chest; an- of 12 pads, 30c. Their Star. tf Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Ferrell.
tique bedistead with marble top
washstand to match. If interested LODGE NOTICES --k-
see J. K. Williams, Highland View. Visiting Sons
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M- lMrs. Geo. Ward of New Orleans
GUEST CHECKS for restaurants, ort St. Joe Lodge and. Regular is visiting here wth her sons an
in- pads of 100; 75c per thousand. A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
The Star. tf days each month, 8:00 p. ni. their families, Dr. A. L. Ward' and
____\ Members urged to attend; M. j x.Ward.
ROOMS FOP RENT visiting brothers welcome. G. W .
CROOMS FOR RENT ooper. W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec. ----
ROOM-Large, airy front room Special meeting tonight; work in' Have Guest From Dothan
with connecting bath; for gen- the M., M. egree, Mrs. H. M, Snead of Dothan, Ala.,
tleman only. -See Ralph Swatts, is the uet this week of Mr. and
phone 104. 1* SAMA-RtTAN LODGE NO. 40, 1. th uest ts week of M and
O. F.-Meets every Wednesday Mrs. R. M. Spillers.
HELP WANTED night at 8 o'clock in Masonic hall. --- --
All members urged to attend and Mexico City and Rio De Janeiro
WANTED--Experienced alteration visiting brethren invited. W. C. are the .ame distance from New
lady; steady work. Creech Bros. Forehand, N. G.; W. H. Sansom..
Laundry 8-16 t. Secretary. ....-... ..... s Yornk City.
This is to notify that the Regis-
tration Books for Gulf County will
be opened August 5, 1946, for the
registration of those who did not
register for the primaries and wisht
to vote in the Genferal Election.
The books will be out in the
various precincts as follows:
Kenney's Mill-At Kenney Mer-
cantile Company store, Mrs Louis,
Highland View and Beacon Hill
-At Weeks' Store, Mrs. W. H.
White City- At Harper's Sfbre,
Mrs. Harper, registrar.
Dalkeith At Pippins' Store,
Mrs. Pippin, registrar.
North Port St. Joe-At St. Joe
Hardware Company, Horace Soule,
South Port St. Joe-At Love's
Store, Mr. Love, registrar.
East and West Wewahitchka and
Overstreet books will be open in
the office of the Supervisor of
Registration at the Court House,
C. G. RISH,
Supervisor of Registration
8-2 16 for Gulf County, Fla.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the County Judge's Court,
Gulf County, Florida.
In re: The estate of H. P. HAYES,
You, and each of you are hereby
notified and required to present
any claims and demands which
you, or either of you, may have
against the estate of H. P. Hayes,
deceased, late of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, to the County Judge of Gulf
County, Florida, at his office' in the
Court House at Wewahitchka, Flor-
ida, within eight (8) calendar
months from the date of the first
publication of this notice, each
claim or demand must be in writ-
ing and must state the place of
residence and the post office ad-
dress of the claimant and must be
sworn to by the claimant, his
agent. or his attorney, or the same
will become' void according to law.
This 20th day of July., 1946.
Executrix of the estate
of H. P. Hayes.
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr.
Attorney for Executrix.
Port St. Joe, Florida. 8-16
First publioatlon July 6U, 1946.
WHO'S WHO IN PORT ST. JOE R R-ST.I1o
SPEND YOUR MONEY AT HOME WHERE YOU WILL GET ANOTHER CRACK AT IT --sPLEE
THESE WELL-KNOWN BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS OFFER YOU GOODS AND SERVICES UNEXCELLED
Residents of Altha, in northern
Calhoun county, voted 112 to 52
Tuesday to incorporate. The voters
elected B. A. Baldwin as the town's
Eirst mayor, and C. J. Bailey was
named town clerk.
Off On Vacation
Mr. and Mrs. N. L. McCollum and
son left last Saturday for a week's
vacation "to be spent in Georgia
and on the Florida east coast.
Little Miss Betty Ferell Perry of
Bainbiiidge is visiting here for sev-
eral weeks with her aunt, Mrs. Da-
Has Visitor From Bainbridge
Maurice Fain of Bainbridge, Ga.,
was the guest last Friday of Miss
Carolyn Baggett at the home of
Mrs. JT. Perritt of Panama
City visited here-this week witli
her daughter and family. Mr. ana
Ms. Leroy Gainous.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Crawford anm?