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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, NEW YEAR'S DAY, 1947
Suggests Lar ger
Portion of Racing
Fund Go To Cities
Mayor Soule Would Have Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka Split 50
Per Cent On Pro Rata Basis
With operating costs in all de-
partments of the city on the up-
grade and 'with practically every
source of revenue already being
tapped, 'Mayor Horace Soule came
forth this week with a suggestion
'which, if put into -effect would aid
greatly in replenishing the city's
coffers and allow for a considerable
drop, in the 19.7 millage which is
no-w being assessed.
Briefly, Mayor Soule's suggestion
Pointing out that the two cities
of the county, Port St. Joe and We-
waltitchka, provide a large portion
of the county's income in the form
of taxes, and yet receive but $3000
each from the race track funds a.l-
located to the county each year by
the state, Mayor Soule suggests
that the funds, be divided 50-50 be-
tween the county and the two
cities, with the 50 per cent allocated
to the cities divided on a pro rata
population basis. -
The 1945 state census shows that
of Gulf county's population 3,606
reside in the two cities and 3,404
outside, which is approximately a
half-and-half division. The popula-
tion of Port St. Joe is placed at
2,467 and Wewahitch-ka at 1,139,
which gives -Port' St. Joe slightly
more than twice the population of
the county seat city.
On this.basis, the $90,000 in race
t ack money received from the
state in 1946 would be divided $45,-
000 to the county, $30,000 to Port
.St.- Joe and $15,000 to. Wewa-
It is pointed out by Mayor Soule
that- this would be no more than
fair, since half of the county's pop-
ulation is urban and half rural, and
in addition,, of the county's. 7,010
-residents 5,015 live south of the
Iintracoastal canal and 1,995 north
'Song of the South' Has
Early Showing At Port
"Entertainment for Everybody':..
is the slogan that goes with Walt
Disney's newest. production, "Song.
of the South," which plays at the"
Port Theater Wednesday, Thurs-
day and Friday. In his .new pro-
duction, Disney has come up with
a picture like nothing he nor any-
one else has ever supplied t'he en-
tertainment screen. The story is
about a little, boy who listens to
the tales about Br'er Rabbit and
Br'er Fox, told him by the all-wise
An unusually long run of three
days was decided upon by Manager
McCollum due to the great interest
the picture- has created in this sec-
tion of the country. Throughout the
Bouth "Song of the South" is rank-
ing up near "Gone With the Wind"
.MANGER SCENE AT ST.
JAMES IS BEAUTIFUL
While there were a number of
beautifully decorated outdoor trees
-throughout the city during the holi-
day season, the most outstanding
and eye-attracting motif of the glor-
ious season 'was a large manger
scene on the lawn of St. James
Episcopal Church, the work of Mr.
.and Mrs. Ralph Rich.
Charley Martin Held Items of Interest
Under $1000 Bond From St. Joe News
According' to a story appearing Issued During '26
in Friday's issue of the Apalachi-
cola Times, Charley 'B. Martin, a
"ormnr employee of the Quality Gro- Number of Copies of Newspaper
ccry here, is being held iln te Issued For This City Now In
Franklin county jail under .bond of Possessijon of H. A. Drake
$1000 charged with embezzlement
of $400 from A. H. "Hop" Hopkins Piobably the majority of the resi-
of Apalachicola. dents of this city do not know that
The Times' story states that Port St. Joe hadl a newspaper back
Hopkins entrusted Martin wita in 1926. Several copies of the pub-
bank money orders of the Apalachi- location, "The Port St. Joe News,"
cola State Bank in the amount of printed in Apalachicola by The
$400 and that Martin converted toe Port St. Joe News Publishing Corn
orders to his own use. pany, are now in the possession of
The story goes on to say that Postmaster H. A. Drake, through
Martin came to Apalachicola last whose courtesy we will reprint a
year and was employed by the Mc- number of items from the. old pa-
Coy grocery store and that he and pers during the next few weeks.
Hopkins decided last spring to open R. L. Howell was o president ol
a curb market, and that Hopkinste p hing company, D
a111tnnum, vice-president, audi C. B. Mc.
gave Martin the money orders for Cnu' vice-president, ans C. B. M-
the PurposeOf going dow Cranie, secretary- treasurer, with
and purchasing supplies for the 1 0 M. Morton as editor. The News
market, but that was the last seen i was a four-page paper, two pages
of him until he arrived in Apalachi- of "ready print" and two pages set
f .h u and printed in Apalachicola..
.ola last week and was placed un- a prited in Apalachicola.
der arrest. We reprint the following items
The Times goes on to say t~hat from the issue of August '13, 1926,
The Times goes on to say that Vol. 1, No. 10:
"so far as is known, Martin has
made no explanation to anyone as St. Joe-Louisville ~reaik Even
to his whereabouts since he left The series of ball gaes between
Apalachicola last spring Port St. Joe and Louisville, Ala.,
-aa a ls were four of the cleanest and. most
interesting of the season. Port St.
Back In States From Pacific i Joe won the first game 4 to 3.
C. W. Williams, WT 1/c, son of Henry Drake pitched six innings
Mr. and Mrs. Ivey Williams, landed for St. Joe, holding thQ visitors to
in San Diego last week after a year two hits and one run,. giving way
in Ja-pan. He hopes to be home in to McKeithen in the asventh, who
the near future. .. (Continued on Psge 3),
City To Receive Gift of
Water Filtering Plant
From Mrs. A. I. duPont
Conklin Named Chairman By Removing Iron From Water
Of Bay-Gulf Scout District wil Be Blessing To House.
wives of Port St. Joe
At the annual meeting of the
Bay-Gulf District, Boy Scouts o Next Tuesday' evening, January
7, at the regular meeting of the
city commission, Commissioner J.
L. Sharit will present to the com-
mission for acceptance a gift from
Mrs. Alfred I. duPont in the form.
of a complete water filtering sys-
tem for the city.
Housewives of the city should
give Mrs. duPont a rousing vote of
thanks for this Christmas gift, as
it will remove all discoloration
frmn the water and will do away
with the bleaches so necessary in
the past when washing clothes, for
with the iron that is present in
the water, the clothes turn out
dark and dingy without the use of
the lucky recipient of the Ford car some type of -bleach. Too, with the
awarded by the local American Le- new plant in operation, discolored
gion post in its building fund drive, refrigerator water bottles. will be-a
Iand Donald Totman, mail carrier thing of the past, as will the dark
of Apalachicola, received the Nash iced tea which results from use of
sedan awarded Christmas Eve by the present city water. But one of.
the Machinists Local. th, &biggest reliefs will be" in te _-
bathroom where the water de-
..., posits a brown stain on the 'enamel
of tubs and lavatories that is im-
possible to. remove, and also when
one takes a -bath it will not seem
Sas if they were stepping into a tub
filled with beef bouillon.
-This filtering plant will only re-
S / A move the discoloration from, the
S" water and will in no wise soften
R it. But that alone will be a great
boon to our housewives.
Further details of Mrs. duPont's
gift will be presented. to our read-
ers, from time to time as they be-
Christmas Seal Sales To
Date Amount To $683
-, Since the official close of the
1946 Christmas Seal sale December
25, contributions of $51 have beenO
received, according to Harry Saun-
ders, seal sale chairman for Gulf
county. These late returns, he said,
bring the total received to date to
"The late returns are from per-
sons who forgot to send in their
checks when they received their
seals in the mail a month ago," he-
said. "We are grateful to them for
acknowledging the seals now and
door and the we hoea that any other residents
who may not yet have made their
us, we wish returns will do so promptly.
"A new year is upon us and the
ur Gulf County Tuberculosis Associa-
OU for your ion, which depends entirely upon
seal sale receipts to support its
r. May you health program, is ready to launch
Ste c its 1947 campaign against tubercu-
I the coming loss, a disease which kills more
young people between 15 and 35
closer to the than any other disease. With the
backing of the people of Gult
e future. county, the association expects to
S m.lke great progress in the coming
year. It is grateful to the people
who have responded to its appeal
and hopes that those who, for one
Season or another, lhyve neglected
to make their returns, will try to
3 do so immediately."
America, held December 19 at the
Cove hotel in Panama City, B. B.
Conklin of this city was elected as
district chairman for the ensuing
year. Others from Gulf county
named to serve in various capaci-
ties on the council were Floyd
Hunt, Rudy Gaskin and, C. W. Nor-
ton, executive board members; C.
W. Norton and Mark Tqmlinson,
Rev. Tom Byrne will (lead tne
committee on inter-racial scouting,
and Harry McKnight was elected
chairman of Cub Scouting.
J. 0. Bragdon of Indian Pass was
*Published Every Friday at 306 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Fla., by The Star Publishing Co.
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1987, at the
Poetoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla.. under Act of March 3, 1879.
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Our Country ` Right or Wrong
COUNT YOUR SCORE
The end of an old year and the beginning
of a new one is a good time to check up and
see where we have come and whither we are
headed. Business firms usually take an inven-
tory about this time, and each individual might
well do the same.
Dr. Hugh H. Bennett expressed the thought
ably in the following words: "There is really
no such thing as returning to the places and
people you remember from your youth. It is
a disquieting experience. You realize that on
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TO THE EDITOR
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Dec. 27, 1946
Dear Editor Bill-Ever since the
revamping. of Federal Housing I
have been more than anxious to get
'back to Port St. Joe. My health Is
steadily improving and I expect to
get back shortly after the first.
My assistants have been sending
me The Star, and, I have never ap-
preciated it more.
Incidentally tVey have. a very
wideawake First Federal & Loan
Association here, and one of the of-
ficials, knowing my interest in
loans,, housing, values and apr
praisals, was, kind enough to take
me over the town and show me the-
various properties on which they
had made loans. It was very inter-
esting, and' I find values here a
little higher than in St. Joe. This,
as you know, is a fruit and cattle
!we could not want
. better friends
we could not
Sincere good wishes
for a happy and
T14M QT.AR- rsjnRY AT- InP- MIq F COUN.- '"s...'
THE-m S TA, rTn i 1. S u-, JOE, GUL1 U i,
this 61d earth with its endless changing pro6
cesses we are all transient visitors, and you
begin to count your score."
While it is a good idea, when taking stock,
to see whether we have made progress finan-
cially during the year, it is much more im-
portant to check on less tangible assets 'also.
Have we been good citizens of the com-
munity in every sense of the word-lending
our time, our energies, our substance to those
things which build, and refraining from those
things which tear down? Have we given our
children the opportunities they deserve in
proper nutrition, good health, schools and
other training? Have we aided the church and
other assets of the community, or have we
left that work to others because we have been
:oo busy or too indifferent to give of our time
and our substance?
These and other questions will help us ar-
rive at our true balance, will tell us whether
we are progressing as we should or just let-
ting another year pass because time inexor-
ably moves onward.
Immediately after Pearl Harbor, President
Roosevelt said, "We Americans are not de-
stroyers, we are builders." Has 1946 proven
this to be true in our case?
"We should tell children the truth about
Santa Claus," says an educator. And while
we're about it, why not tell the taxpayers
country with little or no industry To Make Home In Jacksonville
other than packing houses. This Mr. andi Mrs. Maurice Maige of
bank has done a lot also for the GI Keissler Field, Miss., are visiting
boys, and here at least they are here "with their parents before go-
getting some reward for the sacrl- ing to Jacksonville, where they
fices they made for us. I feel sure will make their home.
we can in Port St. Joe do more for ---
them than we have in the past. Visitors From Tampa
Only the doctor's orders to go Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Gilmore of
slow keep me from coming home Tampa visited here through the
at once, but will be seeing you holidays with Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
soon. With the Season's Greetings McQuaig adid Rev. and Mrs. J. R.
and' yours and to whatever
of mine you happen to
Thos. R. L. Carter.
"Red" Hendricksonis Visit
Mr. annd Mrs. V. R. "Red," Hen-
drickson of Kalamazoo, Mith., were
here'last week for a visit of several
days with friends. "Red" is farm-
ing way up there in the North anfd
says he had a bumper crop of
onions this year.
Spending Week In Dothan
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Skipper left
Sunday to spend a week visiting
with relatives in Dothan, Ala.
The Spotlight is on our
new arrival and we, as
one of the welcoming
committee, hope 1947
will be a joyful and
beneficial addition to
HAPPY NEW YEAR
5 and 10c Store
Spend Holidays Here
Mrs. Mary Goudy of Asheville,
N. C., and Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Mer-
cer of Oklahoma spent the holidays
here with Mr. and Mrs. S. J.
Spend Christmas Here
Mr. and, Mrs. Oris Miller of
Blountstown spent Christmas Day
here with relatives and friends.
Spends Christmas In Perry
Evelyn Hunter spent the Christ-
mas holiday in Perry with her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. G Hunter.
An old adage assures us
that "silence is golden,"
but, on the Eve of New
Year's, .we can hardly
agree. We believe this is
the time to speak up and
tell you how much we
have appreciated your
patronage during the past
year, and to wish you
NEW YEAR'S DAY, 1q47
"Tips From Across Our
Counter To Wise
Vol. 1 NEW YEAR'S DAY, 1947 No. 23
HAPPY NEW YEAR, Shoppers: Pads! While you're here ask us tu
May 1947 bring you 365 days of show you those wonderful Natural
Health, Happiness and Prosperity. I Bridge Shoes. Some of them
We are proud and happy that we do have strings.! Keep on the
shall have the opportunity to serve' lookout, ladies, for another ship-
you. We look Forward with Faith ment of those beautiful Pure
and Confidence. We believe that Thread Silk to the top (lace edge)
1947 will be a great year for those FVllfashioned Hose only $1.95
who are looking for great things. (sheer and beautiful!)
We are deeply grateful for your --
confidence and goodwill demon- KIWANIS mee-ts every WED-
strated by your generous patronage NESDAY at 12:30 (Kenney's Mill).
during these ten months we have Good Fellows-'ip! Good Food! Ab-
had the pleasure to serve you in sentees, take notice! Your
1946. You:.- friendliness, courtesy names will appear in this column
and liberality has made this a each week. Let's begin a New Year
la'ppy experience for us. We have with 100 per cent attendance. Do-
lived among you long enough- to tary meets at the same place and
know your wants and needs in our hour each Thursday.
line. of merchandise. Improved
market conditions and sources of, Among this week's pleasant
supply will enable us to do a bet-! thoughts. Kind word's for
ter job for you this year. We shall "The Tattler" from Mrs. Ben H.
be on the alert for every opportun- Dickens, Jr. (formerly 'Miss Royce
ity that p:'esents itself that we Goforth of this city) we o&-
may serve your needs more fully. lierv.e she looks happier than ever!
APARTMENT STORE for QUALITY
MERCHANDISE at CASH Prices
'resh, new cottons that simply sing
a New Year's song; the best values
we've offered, you so far! Tk.he
group also includes quite a number
of quality dresses formerly priced
up to $16.50. Junior, regular aDi
half sizes.! Take a look today anml
see for yourself!
Men, iif you have one of thdae
tnnoyling head; colds we are sorry..
We suggest that you check
your supply of handkerchiefs :..
if it's low. see these .
Large, White, Hemstitched
Fine, smooth muslin that looks
like. an oldtime value the
best you've seen in a long time for
Ladies who play bridge, come in
and get your "Score Pads FREE!
This offer made possible through
the co-operation of Natural Bridge
Shoemakers and Boyles Depait-
ment Store. The pads have an at-
tractive picture of Natural Bridge
of Virginia on the cover and gives
a complete "Revised. InternatioflaT
Code of Contract Bridge Valugi.
No strings to this offer ja#.
ask for it .. Natural Bridge ScQr
*..^^-s-'- .a~'-^ '^-^af-
A basket of luscious Indian River
Fruit from South Florida friends.
Life wouldn't be the same
without a goodnatured ribbing quite
often from Dr. Bartee. That
smoked sausage Trom a friend and
customer now living down south.
A huge package from North
Carolina containing fresh country
sausage liver pudding (if you
don't know what that is, just drop
around you ain't tasted noth-
ing yet!) spare ribs, backbone,
tenderloin steak, dried apples and
water ground corn meal yum,
yum, what a Christmas,! what
a New Year!'. what a feast!
Here 'w., are, off the subject again,
for we are really trying to give
you "Tips From Across the Coun-
ter" instead of the kitchen. We
have so much to tell you we just
can't get it all in this week, for
space is running low. Can't stop.
without telling you the Importecr
Gingham mentioned in this column
some time ago has finally arrived!r
This fabric comes from that his-
toric city of Florence, Italy, and
the-'quality is superb. If you think
the price is high, just find a gar-
ment made up of this material (if
there is one) and ask the price.
This store will be closed New
Year's Day ... .Open Thursday,
January 2, 1947, with a BANGr
May we close as we started and
HAPPY NEW YEAR, Folks!
R. GLENN BOYLES.
P. S.-Plumb forgot to mention a
new shipment of famous Birdseye
Diapers which ought to be a good
New Year's item! No limit, tVhank
r ^o- ^WW I
Published Weekly By
Port St. Joe, Florida
and Friendly, Courteous
with a. bright 1947 Smile!
You'll smile, too,' when
,his glorious group of
NEW SANITARY OFFICER f -W W W il^W K
According to anno uncement from
the Florida State Board of Health,
Frederick E. Trammell of Port St. .
Joe has graduated from the state -
board. of 'heatl-h training school for
sanitarians in Gainesville and will ..
work with, the Gulf county health
department as sanitary officer.
Visiting With Father
Richard Mahon is here from Wil-
mington, Del., for a week's visit
with his father, COharlie Mahon, and N EW Y A R
]E-- r of a&+ 3E
Home From Lakeland
Mr. and Mrs. George Wimberly
and children returned Sunday from The LEADERSHOE SHOP
-akeland, where they spent the
holidays with relatives.
~i~Ba~iilIt~ii~3~~ I --
NEW YEAR'S DAY, 1946 THE STAR, PORT ST.~ JOE, GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA PACE THREE
The che is a Chinese musical in-
strument with 25 strings.
$50 BORROW $300
ON YOUR OWN
Leo Kennedy, Manager
Port St. Joe, Florida
-When you awaken on
New Year's morning may
you awaken not onli
to a day of happiness,
but to -a whole year of
happy days. We welcome
the New Year and take
this opportunity to
greet all our friends.
Here From Eglin Field
Cpl. Alfred Pitts, who is sta-
tioned. at Eglin Field, spent the
Christmas holiday here with Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Roberts.
ST. JOE SIGN SHOP
"If It's Made of Wood, We'll
WINDOWS, DOORS, SASH,
SCREENS, BOATS, KITCHEN
CABINETS, OR ANYTHING
MADE OF WOOD OR
Ask Us for Bids and Free Estimates
Your Business Solicited
Phone 94 Third Street
On this happy occasion.
\when friendship means
more than at any other
time, we look back grate-
fully upon 1946 and look
forward hopefully to 1947.
Thanking you one and
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
St. Joe Hardware
Items of Interest From St.
Joe News Issued In 1926
(Continued from Page 1)
pitched' nice ball through the 7th
and 8th, but was relieved in tnr.
9th by R. Porter. With a runner on
first and one out, Porter went to
the mound. The batter hit the first
ball for what looked like a fence
buster, but Tom Owens, making a
running jump, captured the ball,
throwing to first base and com-
pleting a, double play which ended
the game in a blaze of glory.
Louisville took the second game
5 to 2, with Porter and Smith on
the mound for St. Joe. Porter was
hit hard during the seven innings
he worked, and allowed, the visitors
all their runs. Smith took up the
.hurling burden in the eighth and
held them for the remainder of the
The third game was a corker, St.
Joe winning 3 to 1, with pitching
honors for the locals going to G.
Suber and MccKeithen knocking a
.tomer over the left field fence.
The fourth and last game was
won by Louisville 2 to 1, after a
pitchers battle between Matthews
and Suber. By winning this game
Louisville tied upp the, series two-
The St. Joe lineup for the final
game was: Kennedy, If; Butler, e,
T. Owens, ss; Drake, 3b; Kilbourn,
2b; McKeithen, 1b; B. Owens, rf;
Miller, cf; Suber. p.
At a, special meeting of the city
commission held Monday afternoon
at the city hall, Mr. J. W. West,
who -has been city marshal for sev-
eral' years, tendered' his resigna-
tion, which was accepted. Mr. W.
E. Murdock was appointed to' act
until the selection of. a regular of-
ficer could be made.
Raid At White City
It is understood' that the sheritt
made a real raid at White City Sun-
day night and arrested a man by
the name of Johnson with a hair
gallon of "shine" in his possession.
Mr. M. 'B. Smith ,has returnetl
from Bainbridge. where he took
Mrs. J. C. Mathis to the hospital
for an operation.
Mr. B. W. Eells returned las.
week from a visit at Morgan City,
La. Mrs. Eells and children will re-
main in Louisiana for some time.
Mr. Eells has purchased' a new
Buick and is well pleased with it
Mr. C. A. McClellan of Blounts-
town was in the city over the
week-end attending to business.
- Mr and Mrs. R. A. Costin, sons
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The future? Your quess
is as good as ours-but.
if our wishes count for
anything, there is a lot
of health and happiness
in store for you,
Edd. C. Pridgeon
County Tax Collector
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Chauncey and' Paul, and daughter
Neoma, have returned from a two
months' visit to North Carolina. Choose Your
iMr. Nick Comforter has pur- Pharmacist As
chased a new Willis Knight car,
and says none better. YOU Would
Miss Ruth Mowbray of Tallahas- Your Physician
see is visiting Miss Ma.ble Stone.
Manager Billy Murdock of the St.
Joe Ball Club states he has' opened
dates and desires to book games Have.Your Prescriptions
with good strong teams. Compounded At
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Perritt or
Jacksonville are visiting Mr. Per- Smith s Pharmacy
ritt's mother, Mrs. J. J. Perritt
New Barber At Cooper's John Robert Smith
Just in case anyone would like PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMIST
to know, that new barber working
in Cooper's Barber Shop is named Phone 5 Port St. Joe
J. 0. McDaniel.
With light heart
and gladdened spirit
we welcome the New Year
that the 1947 "picture"
is a rose-colored one e
: for you and yours.
Gulf Service Station
AUBREY TOMLINSON, Operator
Corner 1st St. and Monument Ave Phone 200-W
I NEW YEAR "
0 Satisfactory business
relatiolis rest upon past perform-
ance. It has been our aim during all
the years to justify your confidence
* in us and to merit your continued
Accept our hearty thanks for the
* pleasant associations of the past
year, and our best wishes for a
happy and prosperous 1947. 0
: St. Joe Bar St. Joe Liquor Store "
* PHONE 114 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
'AS we say adieu to the year just
passed and prepare to welcome
the juvenile 1947, may we pause
t imot itft to wish you clear and
smooth sailing through the 364
days to come and remind you
that your continued courtesy will
be our incentive toward increas-
ing good service in the forth-
Chavers-Fowhand Furniture Co., Inc.
THE STAR, PORT MT JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
NEW YEAR'S DAY, 1946
PAGE FOUR THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA NEW .YEAR'S DAY, 1946
Now Located at Highland View, Near Chestnut Grocery
(hliinqg you a
In the saune friendlly
spirit with wh i
we stand pledged to serve you in 1947.
With grateful acknowledge, mnent
of past favors we extend to all
the season's greetings.
Sheriff Byrd E. Parker
aggagggi a '*** * i i I
N EW YEAR
*In saying Happy New
Year we have ,the satisfac-.
tion of knowing that during
the past year we have, in
some small degree at least,
contributed to the well being
of most of the citizens of this
community. We hope to en-
joy your continued friend-
ship in 1947.
Gulf Hardware & Supply Co.
And Many More
to our many new friends,
to all our old friends,
and to friends still to be.
* We wish to thank you most
cordially for past favors,
and look forward to
still greater and better service
to all of you in 1947.
Florida Bank at Port St. Joe
NEW YEAR'S AGAIN!
X With its noisy celebrations, laugh-
ter and light-heartedness, its moments
of thoughtful retrospect and purpose.
9I Enjoy the holiday. Accept our
thanks for past favors and our good
wishes for A Happy New Year.
J. Lamar Miller's Standard Service Station
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
NEW YEAR'S DAY, 1946
fOU'D need a pair of strong arms
to carry our load of New Year wishes
for you. Every conceivable wish for
your well-being and happiness is in-
cluded in the assortment, with grate-
ful acknowledgments for your kind-
ness to us during 1946.
Walter's Bar & Grill
(21/2 Miles from Port St. Joe on Beacon Hill Highway)
W. I. GARDNER, Owner
and our success are
We hope, in 1947,
to strengthen still
further these bonds
HAPPY NEW YEAR
* As 1947 moves in we want to say;
"hello" to everybody in this section
and to wish them a very Happy
New Ye.r. At _he same time we want
to express our deep appreciation
AT THE OPENING OF ANOTHER YEAR
EVERY MEMBER OF THIS ORGANIZATION
JOINS WITH US IN WISHING ALL OUR
FRIENDS AND PATRONS A HAPPY AND
PROSPEROUS NEW. YEAR, AND THE RE-
NEWAL OF OUR PLEDGE TO GIVE YOU
THE UTMOST IN SERVICE DURING 1947.
LeHARDY'S BAR and BILLIARDS
and FRANK'S BAR
of your friendship.
I S. 30oe upplp Companp, 3nc.
ALEX YOUNG PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
cA// cAoadO/ for
* Just in time to wish all of
our friends a Happy and
Prosperous New Year.
Many pleasant memories of
the past year come marching
in review on this Eve of 1947.
Outstanding among them is
the cordial association
we have had with you.
We look forward hopefully
to a continuance
of these pleasant relations.
St. Joe Lumber & Export Company
AS THE PORTALS OF THE NEW YEAR
SWING OPEN, WE PAUSE TO
CONSIDER WHAT THE OLD YEAR HAS
BROUGHT AND WHAT THE NEW YEAR
MAY BRING. OUR FRIENDS HAVE,
INDEED, BEEN GOOD TO US IN 1946.
ACCEPT OUR SINCERE THANKS.
IN APPRECIATION WE PLEDGE
TO MAINTAIN OUR HIGH STANDARDS
OF SERVICE, EVER STRIVING
TOWARDS STILL HIGHER GOALS.
MAY THE NEW YEAR BE
ONE OF HEALTH, HAPPINESS, AND
SUCCESS TO ALL.
Tostin's fEikpartment &torc
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
NEW YEAR'S DAY, 1946
PAGESiXTHESTA, PRT T. JE, ULF~OLNTY FLRIDANEWYEA'S AY,194
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE O. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
BAPTIST CIRCLES ENJOY SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM ESTERTAINED AT SUPPER
The Young Peoples Auxiliaries The Baptist Sunday School De-
and the Woman's Missionary So- apartment No. 1 was delightfully
city of the Baptist Church met ai entertained with a supper at the
the church Monday afternoon of church December 19 ,by the Byrd
last week for their Christmas pro- group of the Royal Hearts class.
gram. Youpon and other greenery, in
Beautiful Christmas music was terspersed with white and red
played as a prelude -by Miss Faye candles, was arranged most effec-
Morris; the Junior G. A.'s, Junior tively on the white-covered tables
R. A.'s and Sunbeams, under the and the overhead lights were
direction of the young people's shaded, lending further enchant-
leader, -Mrs. T. V. Morris, gave the ment to the holiday atmosphere.
scripture and sang carols, and Lu- The devotional was, given by Joe
other Carden gave a talk on "The Ferrell, teacher of the men's clasm,
True Meaning of Christmas.". after which Wilbur Smith led in
Refreshments were then served prayer. Games and contests in
downstairs for the young people charges of Miss Vonnye Heath were
and upstairs for the W. M. S. mem- thoroughly enjoyed, and as a fit-
bers. The Christmas colors were ting climax to this happy occasion
beautifully carried' out in the dec-
Following the social hour, the
Royal Service program was pre-
sented by Circle Three, with Mrs.
Otis Pyle in charge, the topic for
the month being "Christmas for
The church was artistically dec-
orated with potted poinsettias, you-
pon and lighted candles.
Spend Holidays Here
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gay of Mont-
.gomery, Ala., spent the Christmas
holidays here with Mr. and Mrs. W.
F. Faircloth and in ApalachicolaEA
with Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Gay.
Spend Christmas In Graceville Here we are again
Mr. and Mrs. Ivey Williams spent
Christmas in Graceville with theth the sun about
.latter's pareots, Mr and Mrs. Wes-
to rse upon a
t brand-new year.
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!,
--------------- ^-- U^ May 1947 be filled
DR. C. L. REICHERTER with many happy
OPTOMETRIST days for you and
EYES EXAMINED- GLASSES FITTED your loved ones.
Ritz Theatre Building Hours:S to 5 Comforter Funeral Home
First Floor Phone 560 218 SEVENTH STREET
PHONE 326 Day or Night
PANAMA CITY, F.LA.
24-Hour Ambulance Service
Flying in safety after a stormy!
12-month journey, 1947 promises to;
be a big year for all Americans and
we extend our heartiest wishes to
every one of you for a year filled to
the brim with good cheer,
the group gathered about the piano
and closed the- program by singing
'ad~' II1A7 ) 4
S EAS ON
WE'RE INTERRUPTING THE
FESTIVITIES AT YOUR HOME
JUST LONG ENOUGH TO
How many of us await the oppor-
tunities of the coming year! With
how many of us it is the unuttered
hope that tomorrow, next week, next
month, things will be better. We
hope it may be so. We hope that
BROOKS SPORTING GOODS
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
NEW YEAR'S DAY, 1946
N Y F O F E
Spend Christmas In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Cooper spent
the Christmas holidays in Georgia
with relatives, returning home Frl-
B E S r r-r rT r-- rTTT
\Heartfelt good wishes
you have ever
J. R. HUNTER
Clerk Circuit Court
& & a &'A, AAA&
W V V W V V V 'V V 'V
We extend to
you and yours
a cordial greeting
for the New Year.
May it be filled
to overflowing with the
blessings you so much
desire and which you
so richly deserve.
GROCERY and MARKET
B T S T
A 0 O cir carn1ct hop
the coming new yce
ttay continue our
lat'onship with ou
trons and that they
;:.l the folks in our
cnjoy the holiday a
to follow in peace,
and good health.
A ^. ^^^ A A *^
C i:s WC fzlCt
ar ib.that we
ir many pa-
y, as well as
and the days
e J A A J
their golden wedding anniversary.
Mrs. C. R. Sinitbh, Chuck Gibson
andi T. S. Gibson, Jr., were joint
hosts to their parents on this oc-
The living room of the Gibson
home was most attractive with
baskets and, vases of cut flowers,
and the many gifts were on display
on a large table.
Fifty years ago the friends or
this couple were receiving invita-
tions as follows: "The pleasure of
your company is requested at the
marriage of Miss Cora Crawford to
Thomas Sandifer Gibson on De-
cember 24, 1896, Donalsonville,
Dinner guests, including five
grandsons, six granddaughters'and
one great-grandson, were Mr. ano
Mrs. C. C. Gibson and Mrs. N. C.
Gibson o' Donalsonville, Ga.; Dr.
and Mrs. T. S. Gibson, Jr., of Hunts-
ville, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. C. R.
Smith, C. L. Gibson, Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Gibson, Jr., Mrs. 'B. R. Gibson,
Wilmutih Gibson. Bobby, Billy ano
Tommy Gibson, Thomas and Bobby
Smith, Mrs. Stanley, C. Miller, Paul
Miller, and Margaret, Joan, Caro-
lyn. Frances and Cora Sue Smith.
Friends calling from 4 to 6 to
wish Mr. and Mrs. Gibson happi-
ness inii the future and to partake
of wedding cake and punch were
Miss Mary Amelia Gibson, Charles
Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Max Kilbourn,
Mr. and Mrs. W. Shelby Smith, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert E. Bellows, Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Sharit, Rev. and, Mrs.
Loyd Tubb, Mr. and Mrs. A. D.
Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. Nobie Stone.
** *es*** a* ** *0*,
Mrs. J. L. Temple, Mrs. J. T. Mc-
Neill, Mrs. jA. M. Jones', Mrs. R. A.
Swatts, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Tomlin-
son, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Boyles,
Mrs. Fred Maddox and Mrs. George
A Martin Theatre
# THEATRE OPENS SATURD
TODAY-WED. JAN. 1
Chapter 3 of Serial
"KING OF THE FOREST
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 4
- FEATURE NO. 1 --
only once a year
J. E. PRIDGEON
- FEATURE NO. 2 -
Alan Lane Jean Rogers
Chapter 6 of Serial
The Purple Monster Strikes
Port St. Joe, Fla. *
SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
'E DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
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THURSDAY and FRIDAY
January 2 and 3 j
pst.e Paul clouded*
DAVIS. HENREID. RAINS
NEWS and ODDITY
SUNDAY, JANUARY 5
l \ GHOSTSj -
SPORT and MUSICAL
January 6 and 7
NEWS and CARTOON
f.. .... ... *.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Wind & Weather Lotion
Use this silken lotion once and
you'll never be without it!
Helps prevent chapping, helps
protect sensitive skin, softens
and smooths skin. Even doubles
as a make-up base.
$1 SIZE NOW ONLY
3BI Gf D YS *WED. THUS. FRI.
you'll be whistling "Sooner
or Later" and all the other
hit songs in
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALL.FORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 1947
9:45-Bible School for all.
10:55-Morning Worship. Sermon Topic:
"PUTTING FIRST THINGS FIRST."
6:25-Baptist Training Union..
7:30-Evening Worship. Sermon Topic:
"WORTHY OR WORTHILY?".
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NOW $ I
Handy family caona a
six $1.00 bodies, $3.01
oil prices plusltax
MILLER'S DRUG STORE
Port St. Joe, Florida
1.8 a aiiiala a 0 0 i0a ali
fULL OF WARMTH AND
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Gibson Observe Golden
Wedding Anniversary On Christmas Day
The home of Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Mrs. R. A. Costin, Mr. and Mrs. B.
Gibson at Beacon Hill was the set- D. Ramsey, Mr. and Mrs. T. -l.
ting for a lovely reception Christ- Stone, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Ferrell,
mas Day when they celebrated Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Costin, Mr. ana
Live.-action Musical Drama
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-STAR,, PORT'ST. JOE; 'GULF, COUNTY; FLORIDA-"-
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N -EW',-YEAW'S: DAY,- 194,T*
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MRS. HURLBUT ENTERTAINS
CHURCH SCHOOL CLASS
Mrs. M. K. Hurlbut entertained
the senior class of the Methodist
church school -with a Christmas
party Monday evening of last week
at her home. Christmas greenery
was used in decorating the living
and dining rooms.
Following a nurnmber of contests
and games, the guests gathered
around the piano and, sang Christ-
mas carols, after which the hostess
served sandwiches, cookies and
soft dinks to twenty guests.
Each member was given a port-
folio of scripture text stationery as
a memento of the occasion.
Miles and Kenneh Hurlbut as-
sisted in entertaining and serving.
Will Be Found On Page Eight
. . . .
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, .ULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
WHO'S WHO IN PORT ST. JOE
SPEND YOUR MONEY AT HOME WHERE YOU WILL GET ANOTHER CRACK AT IT -
THESE WELL-KNOWN BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS OFFER YOU GOODS AND SERVICES UNEXCELLED
IUp I UP1HOLST. JOE SIGN SHOP
U 4,110 UPHOLSTERING FURNITURE REPAIR
_- FREE ESTIMATES
FOR DEPENDABLE SERVICE PHONE 94
S FREE PICKUP AND DELIVERY
THOSE. R. L. CARTER
Abstracts of Title Loans on Real Estate
Registered Real Estate Broker
REID AVENUE PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
WILKS JEWELRY COMPANY
Diamonds and Jewelry
WE TEACH WATCHES TO
TELL THE TRUTH
* CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING *
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
Registered Real Estate Broker
317 REID AVENUE
Day Phone 201; Night 105-2 Collect
about the following this week's
The building material situation is
improving and a number of veter-
ans and others have been making
application for construction loans.
Others are contemplating applying
-for loans to finance -purchase of
some one of the remaining houses
on sale. We have only three houses
listed eligible for FHA or G. I.
Loans, or the combination of the
two. Come in and we will be glad
to explain these loans, whether you
decide to apply or not. Remember,
loans for construction, financing
and refinancing existing structures.
House in Oak Grove,. $2000. Good
terms. Also lots in Oak Grove Sub-
division No. 2; reasonable prices
Drive out and look at the new con-
crete stucco house on Garrison,
first house on the right; $6750.00
You can apply for FHA. Loan on
this, or combination IF'HA and GI
if a veteran,
A neat and clean little house, cor-
ner Woodward and 10th. Very rea-
sonable at $3500.00. Immediate
The beautiful LeGrone place on 7th
Street, $10,500.00, and you can get
the furniture very reasonably.
Want a place to move Into at
once? No waiting. Have one on
7th; $2500.00 plus mortgage.
The former Echols place on Hunter
Circle, $6000.00. Good terms ox
this by PHA Loan and perhaps the
'whole amount for a Veteran under
G. 1. Combination. There are sev-
eral figuring on this now.
KITCHEN CABINETS BUILT IN
Door Frames, Window Casings',
Store Shelving and Counters
ST. JOE SIGN SHOP
Second Street Phone 94
SWAP-New 'Schick electric razor.
What have you? See it at The
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
days each month, 8:00 p. ni.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. G. W
FOR SALE--Single bed, complete
with mattress; in good condition,
$12. 219 Ninth Street. lec
FOR SALE-50 gallon gas water
heater. See Mrs. R. A. Costin,
phone 200-J. 12-25 1-1
HEATER Circulating oil heater,
in excellent condition; $59.50.
See J. R. Chestnut. phone 222 or
RECONDITIONED OIL STOVES-
Plain and table-top models. We
buy and sell. St. Joe Sign Shop.
phone 91. 9-27tf
UPHOLSTERY REPAIRS AND
REFINISHING OF FURNITURE.
SLIP COVERS TAILORED TO FIT
ST. JOE SIGN SHOP
Second Street Phone 94
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
Gulf View Apartments
Modern Houses and, Apartments
Hot Water, Gas Heat, Gas.Cooking.
.Permanent Guests Solicited.
J. S. .PATRICK *
Beacou Hill, Fla. 2-14
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. 8-3
HELP WANTED MALE
Good Pay and Expenses
If you can measure up to tile
standards of, the peacetime Regular
Army, you now .iave an unusual op-
portunlity. By enlisting for 3 years
you can choose one of the ,famous
fighting divisions now on occupa-
tion duty in Japan and Korea.
The, divisions in which you can
enlist include such outstanding
units as- the 1st Cavalry Division,
6th Infantry. Division, 7th Infantry
Division, 24th Infantry Division and
25th Infantry Division, each ot
which had a great battle record
during the war.
After initial training in the U. S.,
you .can join the unit of your choice
and, take part in the interesting
work of maintaining a just peace
in the Far East. You'll have the ad-
vantage of 20% extra pay for your
overseas service. Starting base pay
for a Private overseas is $90 a
month in addition to food, clothing,
good quarters, medical and dental
care. And you'll enjoy excellent liv-
ing conditions, plenty of sightsee-
ing, sports and recreation, and the
satisfaction of doing a. worth-while
job. Enlistments open-to men 18 to
34, inclusive (17 -with parents' con-
sent). Get full rl tails at U. S. Army
Recruiting Station, 210 Harrison
Avenue, Panama City, Fla. Recruit-
ing Officer in Port St. Joe Friday-
of each week.
What more could we
wish for you? May
these three cardinal
blessings make life
for you in 1947.
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Mr. and Mrs. James W. Gibson of
Beacon Hill a.re the proud parents
of a son, borif December 27 at the
Port St. Joe Municipal Hospital.
WOMAN'S CLUB ENJOYS
At the December meeting of the
Woman's Club a splendid Christ-
mas program was presented and a
silver tea and clothes shower for
.harity was sponsored.
The program consisted of a song,
'The Holy City," by Norma Jean
Lewis; .a talk on Palestine by Miss
Marjorie Philyaw; a series of tab-
leaux portraying the Clhrlstmas
story, .by Misis, Philyaw, Vivian
Hardy, Billy Quarles, Paul Ramisey-
and. John. Barrier, accompanied by,
carols sung by Mrs. Edwin Ramsey.
Mrs. J. L. Tedlple, Mrs. Elmo God-
frey and ,Mrs. Charles Brown.
. Immediately: after the program,
:'ruitake and eofifee were served to
the members .present andi a number
J. L. McQuaig of this city and
Miss Pauline 'Wilkins, recently of
Tampa, were married December 19
in Panama City by the Rev. B. E.
Chesser, pastor of the Church of
Maurice FaMin Visits
Maurice Fain, a student at the
Southwestern Baptist University,
Fort Worth, Texans, visited; Thurs-
diay and Fridlay of last week with
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Baggett and
Home From Visit In Miami
Mr. ,and Mrs. Joe Mira and chil-
dren returned Saturday from Mi-
Cooper, W.M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec. LOST AND FOUND mi. where, they spent the C'hris-
yAMAITAN LODG;E NO*.^i-..--mas holidays.
SAMARITAN LODGE NO..40, I. O. FOUND-._Lady's glove, soft, brown mas holidays.
O. F.-Meets every Wednesday br o
night at 8 -o'clock in Masonic hall. leather, long, with slight flare. Visitors From Apalachicola
All members urged to attend and Owner can rave same by calling at Mrs. Tom Fleming Smith and
visiting brethren invited. W.C. The Star offi d i f d
Forehand, N. G, W. H. Sansomfice and payg or a. Ison, Tom, Jr., of Apalachicola were
Secretary. AdvertilnB. do.m't **t--it PAYSI visitors here Saturday.
- FAN'S FLOWERS
^oi'JSS\ A Floral Arrangement for
"FLOWERS ARE THE PERFECT GIFT"
SL PHONE 246 We Make Deliveries
DON'T FOR QUICK, DEPENDABLE
-Orfpie PLUMBING SERVICE
f CALL EDWARD LeGRONE
-- PHONE 88 OR 233-W
Formerly Connected With LeGrone Plumbing and Heating
WHEN YOU NEED A
At Sunny State Service Station
WE HAVE ALL THE LATEST
HITS! ALBUMS, TOO
ST. JOE FURNITURE AND
Plumbing* GENERAL PLUMBING
SEPAt ) SEWER CLEANING and REPAIR
G. W. BRODNAX
Phone 94 At St. Joe Sign Shop
are Ourbe alt
Clothing for All the Family
& COMPLETE SERVICE
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
e^^ V e We recommend fire insurance because its easy to start a fire
%O P uessY BUCK ALEXANDER
AMlss is held at St. Joseph's
Chapel the first Sunday of each
month at a. m. Second, third and
fourth Sundays at 10 a. m.
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Thomas D. Byrne, Pastor
Sunday services will be held as
7:30 a. m.-Holy Communion.
9:30 a. m.-Sunda-y school. .
11:00 a. m.-Holy Communion.
Vt It, .It
Loyd W. Tubb, 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.
Choir practice every Wednesday
at 7:30 p. inm.
Bayview Worship each Sunday
morning at 10:00 o'clock. Church
school following worship service.
We extend a cordial invitation
to all to attend these services.
Spend Holidays Here
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Boswell, T. B.
Boswell and Miss Alva McCaffery
of Mobile. Ala., spent the Christ-
mas holidays here with Mrs. T. V.
Westbiook andi family.
Home From Visit In Arkansas
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Whatley re-
turned Thursday of last. week from
a week's' visit in Arkansas with
Mrs. Whatley's father.
Spends Holidays With Parents
Thomas Smith, who is attending
school in Memphis, Tenn., spent
the holidays here with his parents,
Mr. 9nd, Mrs. ('. R. Smith.
Spend Christmas Here
Mrs. J. E. Miller and Jesse Miller
of Graceville spent Christmas here
with Mr. and Mrs. J'. R. Smith.
Spend Holidays In Alabama
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Allemore
and children spent the holidays In
Tuscaloosa, Ala., with relatives and
QUICK RELIEF FROM
Symptoms of Distress Arising from
DUE TO EXCESS ACID
Must Help or it Will Cost You Nothing
over two million bottles of the WTLLARD
' ICEATME\t r N iThavo been sold for relief ol
symptoms of (ist ress arising fromnStonmat
and Duodanal Ulcers due to ExcessAcid-A
Poor Digestion, Sour or Upset Stomacl.
Gassiness, Heartburn. Sleeplesscn*si, efe.,
due to Excess Acid. Sold on1 .5 1ys A i-lI
As. f-'r "Willard's Message" wh,,: 1 i fJ
plainss this treatmens--fr<. -: .
CARVER DRUG COMPANY
NEW YEAR'S DAY, 1947