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GULF COUNTY I
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1947
City Is Planning Death Takes Vice-President ScoutReforestation! Citizens Urged To Return
Monument Park of St. Joe Paper Company Project Underway March of Dimes Envelopes
St. Joe Will Observe Fourth of July
With Baseball, Bathing and_
(Ed. Note: Here is another res-
ume of stories appearing in The
Port St. Joe News of July 2. 1926.
Don't be like Mrs. Floyd Hunt and
mistake it for news of today.)
Around the imposing monument
which marks the place where Flor-
ida's first state constitutional con-
vention was held, citizens of Port
St. Joe are preparing -to create a
Standing on a little knoll looking
.over the waters of St. Joseph's Bay
.and within a short distance of the
Gulf Coastal Highway, the monu-
ment is an ideal center for a park
site. The lot on which it stands is
150 by 200 feet, and this is enclosed
with an iron fence. This inclosure
will be sodded and laid out with
bed's of native flowers. Concrete
walks have been constructed lead-
-ing up to the monument from each
entrance of the inclosure.
Thie monument is an artistic
work of silvery gray Georgia gran-
ite. It is 32 feet 6 inches long, 7
feet 6 inches wide and 15 feet high.
It was erected at a cost of $10,000.
The lot on which it was erected
'was donated to the state memorial
commission by the St. Joseph Land
& Development Company.
Port St. Joe To Celebrate
The A N Railroad will operate its
most popular excursion of the sea-
son on Sunday, July 4, with ticket
*limit extended on-return to Monday
evening,, July 5. The round trip
fare will be $1.00.
Manager Billy Murdock has se-
,cured the strong Chattahoochee
baseball team for the Sunday game
and Hosford for Monday. The Wo-
man's Clu;b will serve lunches on
Monday and a dance will be given
in the evening. The celebration will
not be as extensive as last year,
but a good time is promised, all.
George Goody Has Birthday Party
Tuesday afternoon George Cood'y
entertained a few of the young
folks by giving a birthday party on
his seventh birthday. A number of
games were played and Jefferson
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PAPER MAKERS WIN FROM
ALL-STARS IN BENEFIT TILT
The March of Dimes benefit bas-
ketball game played Monday night
at Centennial Auditorium between
the St. Joe Paper Company team
and an .all-star team made up of
selected players from other teams
in the city league was won by the
Paper Makers 32 to 24.
Making up the all-star aggrega-
tion were Buck Walters, Cy Wil-
liams, Gene Bradley, Bill Trawick,
Dave Maddox and J. B. Pitts.
The second game of the evening
between the Tyndall Tornadoes
and the Navy Mine Base team was
a one-sided, affair, with the Tor-
nadoes winning 57 to 21.
Proceeds from the benefit, which
was well attended, netted slightly
over $200 for the March of Dimes.
Again Heads School Board.
At the January meeting of the
board of public instruction of Gulf
county, Thos. Meriwether of Wewa-
hitchka was re-elected as chairman
of the board for the ensuing year.
Firemen and Wives Enjoy Supper
Members of the volunteer tire
department and their wives en-
joyed a chicken supper last Tues-
day night at the Bus Statiion Cafe.
Funeral services for James C.
liright, vice-president, comptroller
anil tax consultant of the St. Joe
Paper Company, were held Wecu-
nesday afternoon in Jacksonville.
Bright died. Tuesday night at the
age of 64 after a brief illness. The
body was sent to Washington, D.
C., Wednesday night for interment.
Prominent in Florida financial
and business circles and well
known in this city, Bright was a
director of the Florida National
Banks of Jacksonville, Bartow and
Lakeland, and was treasurer of the
Hope Haven foundation for crippled
children, the hos-pital being one of
his principal interests.
Survivors are his widow, Mrs.
Estelle C. Bright, one sister, Mrs:
C. T. Haines, and a niece, Mrs. Al-
ton Keller, all of Washington, and
two nephews, Gordon Haines of
Boston and Al C. Kimbel of Jack-
Mr. Bright spent quite a bit of
time in this city during the past
nine years, where he made many
friends in social and, business
circles, and these deeply regret
the loss of such a valued friend.
Jaycee Delegation Meets
With County School Board
A committee from the Port St.
Joe Junior Chamber of Commerce
met with the county board of pub-
lic instruction Tuesday for the pur-
pose of studying the budget, learn
hobw monies -are appor.tjohled to tihe
county, and, to become better ac-
quainted' with what the board is
attempting to do in the way of
erecting new school buildings.
The committee was composed or
Jake Belin, W. 0. Anderson, Dr. A.
L. Ward and Sol Shirey.
BARBECUE IS ENJOYED BY
LEGIONNAIRES AND LADIES
Members of WVillis V. Rowan
Post 116. American Legion, and
their ladies, enjoyed a particularly
delicious barbecue Thursday night
of last week at the Centennial Au-
ditoriumi which included as invited
guests all ex-servicemen of this
section and. members of the. Ap-
paJachicola Legion post,
A general good time was had by
all in spite of talks- by Gene Austin,
district commander, J. G. Bruce,
Bill Lovett and Pres Nichols, all
of Apalachicola, and Commander
J. D. Lane and J. L. Sharit of this
A number of new members of
both the Legion and- Auxiliary were
signed up after the supper,
WIMICO LODGE TO REOPEN
Winlico Lodge, at White City, a
convenient starting point for fisher-
men who enjoy fishing in Lake
Wimico and the canal,, is being
completely remodeled by Mrs. C.
A. Stebel and under the manage-
ment of J. A. Christmas will soon
be reopened to the public.
Ten-Acre Tract Will Enable Youths
To Study Forestry Pi'actices
And Earn Merit Badges
With an enthusiasm that augers
well for the project, memberss of
Boy Scout Troop 47 of, this city
last Saturday began the planting
of a troop forest on ten acres or
land on the Weiwahitchka highway
just beyond the railroad crossing
of the St. Joe Lumber & Export
The project is' .being sponsored
by the Port St. Joe Rotary Club;
and the land has been leased' to-
the troop by the St. Joe, Paper
Company. The planting was super-
vised, by members of the Florida
The scouts., directed by Scout-
master J. T. Simpson, started
planting early in the morning and
completed setting out 1000 pine
seedlings by mid-afternoon. Tohe
scouts will plant additional seed-
lings every year. They will care for
the forest and when the trees are
large enough to thin, they will cut
out the unfit and undesirable ones
and, sell them, leaving .the better
trees to mature.
As this i eforestation project
progresses the scouts will be, given
technical advice and education oil
planned forestry management, fire
control and gum farming, thus en
abling them to earn merit badges.
Among the spectators. on hana
to watch the boys in th5edir initial
planting were Basil 'E. Ke'nley of
ths city, president of the Florida
Board of Forestry and Parks; Dis-
trict Forester John Bethea of Pan-
ama City, and Norman Savelle,
scout executive of the Gulf Coast
Council, also of Panama City,
August Is Tentatively
Scheduled For Return
Of World War II Dead
The tentative date for the re-
turn of the first remains of Amer-
ica's -World' War II dead from tem-
porary military cemeteries ever-
seas is August 1947 according to
war department information re-
ceived this week by The Star.
Operational schedules prepared
by the office of the quartermaster
general contemplate t ha t those
who fell at Pearl Harbor and other
armed forces personnel who now
rest in seven cemeteries in Hawaii
will reach the San Francisco port
of embarkation about August 18.
Those who are:buried in Henri Cha-
pelle temporary cemetery in Bel-
t:ium are scheduled to arrive at
the New York port of embarkation
about August 25.
Only the remains of those who
re.tur'n is requesed by the next of
kin will be brought back to the
United States for final burial in
either a private cemetery or a na-
-- 4'-- -
Here From School for Week-end THREE LOCAL YOUTHS
Miss Virginia Pridgeon and Miss
Tula Williams, students at Au,
burn, Ala., spent the week-end here
with the former's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon.
Visitors From Cottondale
Mr. and Mrs,. W, B. Shores, Mrs.
Leonard, Shores and son and' Mrs.
Kate Harrell, all of Cottonndale,
spent Sunday here as guests of
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Howell and
ENLIST IN U. S. ARMY
Bill N. Nowling, George WV Par-
rish and, William F. Rogers, all of
Port St. Joe, were enlisted recently
In the regular army at Ft. BennJing,
Ga. They were recruited through
the Panama City recruiting sta-
tion whose representative calls in
this, city each Friday.
Transacts Business In Atlanta
G. F. Lawrence made business
trip last week to Atlanta, Ga.
Joe Mira, Gulf. county chairman
,or the March of Dimes cailipaign,
stated yesterday that a very small
number of the coin card envelpoes
mailed out January 15 have been
returned to date, and he asks that
Ihose who received them please re-
turn them with their donation.
"A number of people have told
me that they have laid down the
envelope and just can't think to
look it up," said Mira. "The enve-
lope isn't absolutely necessary-
anyone can just mail their check
to me or send in cash."'
We should all realize that funds
provided by the March of Dimes
have ad-vanced, knowledge of infan-
tile paralysis at least 100 years.
While much was done before the
National Foundation for Infantile
Pralysis appeared on the scene, it
was this organization, sparkplugged
with March of Dimes, funds, that
first made available huge sums for
research. This has speeded up re-
search to a degree which can only
be described" as remarkable.
If you haven't yet made your con-
tribution, do so today.
Chairman Mira announces that
the collection boxes will be taken
Mrs. Abbie Gaill Danley
Dies At Home qf Sister
Mrs. Abbie Gaill Danley passed
away at .6:20 p. m. Thursday of last
week at the home of 'her sister
after a short illness. She r ." : na-
tive of Geneva county, Al.I.ii., 1.i
Mrs. Danley is survived by foui
sisters, Mrs. Lena Stevens of this
city, Mrs. J. W. Danley of Fort
Myers. Mrs. Vasie D. Lee Jones of
laBelle, Fla., and Mrs.Gussie Brown
of Texarkana, Texas, and one
brother, C. F. Cuthriell of New
Funeral services were conducted
Friday at the graveside by Rev. W.
G. Mizelle with interment in Jehu
cemetery near Wew'ahitchka.
The Comforter Funeral Home of
this city was in charge of arrange-
SCHOOL BOARD APPOINTS
NEW ST. JOE TEACHERS
At the regular meeting of the
board of public instruction held
Tuesday in the court house at We-
wahitchka, the resignation of Miss
riary Dodd from the Port St. Joe
school faculty was accepted, and
Mliss Eva Lee Haire was appointed
to fill the vacancy. Mrs. Joe Brooks
was also appointed at this time to
teach the second grade of the
The board also okehed the pur-
chase of two snare drums and an
oboe for the St. Joe school ]band.
COUNTY GETS $20,000
Gulf county this week received
$20,000 as the second installment
of the state-collected race track
taxes. The first contribution or
$10,000 was received last month.
Last year the county received $98,-
000 from this source.
Visitors From Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Perry and
children and Mr. and Mrs. Archie
Simpson of Donaldsonville, Ga.,
vi-ited relatives and friends here
Has Father As House Guest
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Biggart have
as their guest the latter's father,
J. W. Garrett of Bonifay.
Week end Fires
Do Much Damage
Roof Blaze Guts Pridgeon Home;
Highland View Cottages Burn;
Woods Fires Burn Acreage
The Port St. Joe volunteer fire
department had, a busy time over
the past week-end, with two serious
residential blazes and two woods
The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Pridgeon, Jr., on Third' Street was
badly damaged Saturday night by
a roof blaze, believed started by
fireworks in the .hands of several
children, Practically the entire roof
was demolished and considerable
damage done to the interior by wa-
ter and smoke. All furnishings and
clothing were saved through quick
work on the part of friends. The
loss was partially covered by in-
Mr. and Mrs. Pridgeon were en-
tertaining Mr. and Mrs. J. Greer
at the time and. when the fire siren
sounded, Mrs. Pridgeon stepped out
on the porch to see where the blaze
was, to find the roof burning over
A four-room and a three-room
cottage at Highland View belonging
to W." C. Forehand were completely
destroyed Sundlay night and, the
second story of a garage-apartment
building badly damaged by a blaze
starting from an exploding kero-
sene stove. Loss was estimated at
According to Mr. Forehand', one
of the tenants, Mrs. Tyndell, came
blioi lit the oil stove to warm up
4.he house ah d went next door-.to
visit with a neighbor, fhe gtovetf-
ploding during her absence. In ad-
dition to the St. Joe fire depart-
ment, trucks were sent to the scene
by Tyndall Field and Apalachicola.
A truck from the Panama City fire
department threw a piston on the
run to Highland View and had tf
return to Panama.
Two woods fires were handle
by the local department, one Sun-
day near. the St. Joe Ice Company,
which was quickly subdued, and
another Tuesday night on Six-
teenth Street which burned over
a large area and endangered the
homes of Clay Lewis, Jake Belln
and Dr. A. L. Ward.
MEETING IS HELD TO DISCUSS
CONSERVATION LAW CHANGES
Dr. A. E. Hopkins, aquatic biolo-
gist and Dr. Anderson, a shrimp
expert with the U. S. Fisheries bi-
ological office in Pensacola, last
night attended, a meting of oyster.
men, shrimpers. dealers and, inter-
ested' citizens held, in the court-
house at Apalachicola. Others at-
tending were J. T. Murst of Talla-
hassee. state supervisor of conser-
vation; Dr. H. Smith, marine bi-
ologist with the. state, and. Col. W.
Purpose of the meeting was to
consider possible changes in the
conservation laws of the state more
suitable, for this section in the fish-
ing industry. These changes, it
any, will be presented to the state
legislature in April.
Mrs. John Ford was called to Al-
bany, Ga.. last week due to,the ill-
ness of her mother. Mrs. J. D.
Patient At Hospital
Doc Evans of St. Marys, Ga.,
brother of Roy and, Curtis Evans
of-this city, is a patient at the lo-
Minutes of County Commission
!February 4, 1947.
The Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County met this day
in regular session with the follow-
ing members present: W. C. Roche
vice-chairman; -J. S. Daniels, J. C.
Martin and' Basil E. Kenney, Jr.,
clerk and sheriff were also in at-
The meeting came to order at 10
a. m. and the following proceed-
ings were had:
In order that other matte-rs might
be taken up, reading of the min-
utes of stated and intervening
meetings was dispensed with at
Burley .E Parker, Jr., filed surety
bond in the sum of $1000 as deputy
sheriff, Gulf County, Florida, with
Hartford Accident and Indemnity
Co. as surety, and the same was
J. R. Hunter, clerk circuit court,
filed his report of receipts and ex-
penses for the period beginning
January 1st, 1946 and ending De-
cemiber 31st, 1946, as required un-
der Section 472 Compiled General
Laws of Florida 1927.
Thos. Meriwether filed his add?-
tional bbnd, as chairman of BoarO
Public Instruction, Gulf County, in
the sum of 81000, with Hartford Ac-
cident and Indemnity Co. as surety,
and, the same was approved.
.Samuel A. Patrick filed his re-
port of receipts and expenses foi
the period beginning January 1st,
1946 and ending December 31st.
1946, as required under Section 472
Compiled General Laws of Florida
Mr. C. A. Melvin came before the
board, in the matter of sewage from
the. court house and jail emptying
on his property. After discussion,
the board requested Mr. B. T. Tay-
lor to submit estimates of the cost
to correct this and submit bids at
the earliest moment.
lMr. 1. E. Bobbitt pres-nted his
ar'liction' f'-o liquor license a;
Wimnico Lodge, White City, and the
same was approved.
'-The farm agent and health unit
filed reports for the month of Jan-
uary 1947, respectively, and the
same were ordered filed in the of-
fice of the clerk of the circuit
court as part of the records of the
Contract was awarded Mr. B. T..
Taylor for the construction of ce-
ment walk from the front steps of
the court house to the curb for
the sum of $239.
Commissioner W. C. Roche, gave
an interesting report of the meet-
ing he attended of the State Asso-
ciation of County Coplmissioners
held at -Tampa January 30-31 and
February 1st, 1947.
Whereupon the following bills
'were. presented, examined, approv-
ed and ordered paid from the sev-
eral county funds, to-wit:
Pensacola Hospital, county
B. E. Parker, sheriff, cost
bills January 1947 ----- 14.2b
EdJ. C. Pridgeon, payment
on comm. '16 roll ------- 500.00
Postmaster, county postage 6.00
Gulf Coast Elec. Co-op., a/c 22.46
Chestnut's Grocery & Mkt.
county indigent --------- 15.00
WV. T. Strange -----10.00
Delana Parish "-- 10.00
Sally Ramsey "--- 10.00
Leona Taylor, supplement
to salary ------------- 25.00
Wilma A. Revell, salary --- 125.00
E. Clay Lewis Jr., retainer 50.00
Connell Ice & Water Co., a/c 37.00
J. R. Hunter, clerk, sal. and
cash paid for jail laundry 142.70
20% Tax a/c, Hunter -- 9.80
J. E. Lanier, salary ------- 125.00
Boyd Printing Co., a/c ---- 9.00
Commercial Office Sup., a/c 1.20
11 & W B Drew Co.. a/c -- 17.73
J. S. Daniels, per diem and
mileage -------------- 16.00
W. C. Roche 2--- 2.40
J. C. Martiin "--- 26.00
B. E. Kenney Jr. 22.40
Keys Printing Co., a/c 10.65
Kenney Mercantile Co., 3 I
county indigents ------125.90
Gulf Co. Breeze, a/c----- 7.9.75
Datfin Mercantile Co., a/c-- 30.10
St. Joseph Tel. & Tel. Co. a/c 7.77
Mrs. C. G. Rish, 25 days at
$75 per month ---------- 62.50
State TB Sanatorium, county
indigent at Marianna --- 35.00
State TB Sanatorium, county
indigent at Orlando ----- 35.00
C. W. Norton, Jr., co. indig. 10.00
Samuel A. Patrick, balance.
on E. & I. roll ......---. 427.13
C. E. Glass, for jail -------- 5.51
P. F. McDaniel, Mrs. Ruby
Atkins ------------------ 20.7S
Pridgeons Supply Store, a/c 4:65
W. C. Roche, exp. to Tampa 86.00
Municipal Hospital, Alice
Glass ------------------- 115.50
Roy S. Gaskin, transcribing 2.50
J. E. Pridgeon ---- 2.50
Fine and Forfeiture Fund
G. S. Croxton, juror --------$ 4.80
Wm. Linton "---- 3.00
Charles S. Gill -- 5.50
W. M. Lee 3.70
Byron W. Eells Jr." ---- 5.50
B. F. Lanier -- -- 3.00
George Rhames ------ 3.00
Alex LeGrone "---- 5.50
P. G. Hart -.--- 6.40
G. Manasco ------ 5.60
H. A. Hardy ------ 4.70
J. S. Shirey ------ 5.50
Monroe Morgan, witness --- 2.20
M. J. Duke ----- 3.50
John Davis _----- 1.10
J. R. I-unter, clerk, record-
ing convictions ---------- 36.75
E. Clay Lewis, Jr., salary
and convictions ----------290.00
Game and Fresh WTater Fish
Ca"vnmission, arrest ticket 12.50
B. E. Parker, cost- bills,
January 1947 ------- 1099.63
J. E. Pridgeon, cost bills,
Road and Bridge Fund
Ed. Odom, salary ferryman $135.00
Gulf H-dw. & Supply Co., a/c 23.98
St. Joe Lbr. & Exp. Co., a/c 21.15
Bud Williams, work on
tractor ----------------- 40.00
Ray-Brooks Mach. Co., a/c-- 135.75
Alva F. Kemp, road work __ 60.00
Glenn Daniels ------ 4.0u,
G. T. Rhames --- 52.00
Archie Kemp ---- 76.00
Lloyd Whitfield ----- 96.00
Willie Lester ----- 150.00
A. J. Jenks. road. supt. ... 163.91
Bvyrd E. Parker, guard
aroi jail ----------- 155.00
Ga-k.i R tro. LbrA Co., a/c -- 205.36
Priageon's Supply Store, a/c 4.7b
20% Tax a/c, Jenks -----..... 16.00
5% Tax a/c. lenks ------- 9.25
Agriculture and Livestock Fund
C..R. Laird,, salary and exp. $157.60
20% Tax a/c, Laird --------. 17.40
Mothers Pension Fund
Mrs. Allie Porter, -mothers
Mrs. Minnie Patterson -- 3.00
MIrs. Minnie Paul _--- 3.00
Mrs. Ruby Atkins ------ 3.00
Mrs. Izella Lester ---- 6.00
trs. Rosa Stevens --- d.u7t
Mrs. Fred, G. Hall ------ 3.00
M.rs. Jessie Walsingham __ 3.00
irs. Eliza Williams _--.--- 6.00
Mrs. Corine Jenks ---- 3.0,
Mrs. SThellie Davis ---- 3.00
Mrs. Carrie Bell Parish -- 6.00
Mrs. Annie Willamson .-am 3.00
Race Track Fund
Fine and Forfeiture Fund,
transfer --- -$772.39
County Service Officer's Fund
William H. Linton, salary
and expesnes ------------$100.00
There being no further business
to come before the board at this
time, it did adjourn until the regu-
lar meeting in March, the-same be-
ing the llth day of said month, un-
less called in special session by
the chairman or vice-chairman.
s/ W. C. ROCHE,
Attest: J. R. HUNTER, Clerk.
Visits Parents Oer Week-end
Nolan Rawls, a student at tile
!S. J. Peters .high school, New Or-
.leans, visited here over the week-
end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
B. E. Rawls.
Visits Parents In Bonifay
Miss Christine Wilcox, beautician
at the Modern Beauty Shop, spent
the week-end in Bonifay, the guest
of her parents.
Spend Week-end Here On Business
-\Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Moore and
Mrs. Ellen Kirkland of Aublrn.
Ala., spent last week-"nd here on
Mrs. Ralph Carter of St. Marys,
Ga., is the house guest this week
of Mr. and Mrs. Rush Chism.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
City Is Planning Park
(Continued from page 1)
Plair found the golden peanut and
received the prize, which was a
box of stationary. Refresilmenta
consisted of ice cold lemonade and
cake. Present were Ben and Wil-
liam Williams, Dorothy and Wir-
liam Trawick, Eugene and Martha
Singletary, Maxie Ferrell, Jeffer-
son, Viola and Elizabeth Plair, Mar-
garet and Pauline Smith, Jack and
C'ary Lockhart, Mildred McCranie,
Billie Martina, Clarence, Billy and
The past week was the most
successful of the season for the
Florida Menhaden Company. The
net catch was 5,910 barrels. This is
an increase of 2,824 barrels over
the previous best week. Plenty of
fish are showing, and with favor-
able weather conditions the catches
should increase. -
Robert Bellows, general manager
of the Florida Menhaden Co., was
a business visitor to Wilmington,
N. C., last week.
Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Brock, who
have been visiting her sister, Mrs.
J. E. Pridgeon, returned' to Bartow
Mrs. J. C. Connell has returned
from Wewahitchka, where she has
geen for a few days.
Mrs. T. S. Gibson was hostess to
the Woman's Missionary Society of
the Methodist Church Tuesday af-
ternoon. Delicious refreshments
Miss Annie May Dickey of Haines
City, who has been visiting in Ap-
COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE
In the Circuit Court, Gulf County,
Florida, IN CHANCERY.
Jerry Gant, Plaintiff,
Alice Wright Gant, Defendant.
The State of Florida,
To: Alice Wright Gant, whose resi-
dence and address is: c/o Alice
Butler, 618 East 131 P. L., Los
You are hereby notified and or-
dered to appear on the 3rd day of
March, 1947, before the above
styled court to the bill of complaint
for divorce filed against you in the
above entitled cause.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal at Wewahitc'hka, Gulf County,
Florida, this 28th day of January,
(Court J. R. HUNTER,
Seal) Clerk of Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida.
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr. 2-7
Attorney for plaintiff. 2-28
CLOROX ...... 12
OLD DUTCH.... .7
P 0 LISH.... 190
EGGS Doz. 52c
NO. 212 CAN VAN CAMP'S
1 LB. PREMIUM
(CUP and SAUCER) .
CABBAGE lb 4o
CELERY Stalk 120
APPLES lb. 160
LETTUCE Head 110
CARROTS Bunch 9
M l 3 LARGE 5 Pound Bag JIM DANDY
MIL 6 SMALL C90 GRITS 47c
5 POUND BAG LARD PRIDE OF THE FARM
.SUGAR 46c Qr .. 73 CATSUP 19c
2 Gallon $1.19 14 Oz. Bottle
1 Gallon $2.05 w .mww
WILSON CERTIFIED ONE GALLON CAN
MOR 12ounce can 37cI CO KING OIL
MARK ET SPECIALS
69o lb. .
SMOKED BACON lb. 39o
SHOULDER ROAST lb. 390
WHITE MEAT lb. 35,e
Mc.OY FOOD STORE
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SPECIALS for February 7 and 8
I U. S. NO. 1
POTATOES 10 lbs. 29c
FRIDAY,,FEBRUARY 7, 1947
alachicola, is the guest of Miss Ida-
Spend Week-end In Blountstown
Mrs. Bert Hall and children vis-
ited with her parents in Blounts-
town last week-end.
Guest of Parents Over Week-end
Mrs. Tom Saleva of Dothan,, Ala.,.
was the week-end' guest of her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cook.
NOTICE OF FILING PETITION
FO'R FINAL DISCHARGE OF
In the County Judge's Court, Gulf
In re: The estate, of CHARLES
EDISON STEBEL, deceased.
To All To Whom It May Concern:
Notice is hereby given that I'
have filed my final returns as the.
Administratrix of the estate or
Charles Edison Stebel, deceased;
that I have filed, my petition for
final discharge, and, that I will ap-
ply to the Honorable J. E. Pridgeon,
County Judge of 8ulf County, Flor-
ida, on the 28th day of February,
1947, for approval of the same, anCr
for final discharge as Adaninistra-
trix of the estate of Charles Edison
January 27th, 1947.
Administratrix of the estate
of Charles Edison Stebel.
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr. 1-31
Attorney for Administratrix. 2-21
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PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA
Marianna Top Seeded
Team In Conference
Marianna's fighting Bulldogs, the.
ranking basketball team within the
Northwest Florida Conference, was
given the number one seeding -in
the forthcoming tournament to be
ild in DeFuniak Springs February
;i to 15 by the committee meet-
ing in DeF'uniak last week.
Malone's Tigers, only West Flor-
ida team to hold a victory over
Pensacola high school, was given
number two seeding, with Chiplcy,
in e:irly season victor over Ma-
lone, and Tate's Aggies, third and
fourth seeded teams.
Fifteen teams are entered in the
meet, including two newcomers,
Apalachicola and Niceville, the lar-
gest number to take part iln any
.Marianna, G-raceville, Bay high,
-.MJilton, Crestview, Catholic high,
Niceville and Tate are in the upper
bracket. Those in the lower bracket
are Port St. Joe, Malone, Apalachr-
cola, Bonifay, Gadsd'en county high
of Quincy, Chipley and the host
team. Walton. The Walton Braves
drew the only bye of the meet and
will make their first appearance at
2:30 p. m., February 14, meeting
the winner of the Malone-Port St.
Marianna cranks off the tourna-
ment with Graceville. on February
13 at 10 a. m. Bay high and Milton
collide at 11:15. The afternoon
schedule pits Crestview against
Niceville, at 2:30 and Catholic
meets Tate in all all-Escambia
county battle at 3:45.
Port St. Joe will battle Malone
at 7 p. m. February 13; Apalachi-
cola and. Quincy tangle at 8:15, and
Boniray and Chipley meet at 9:30
in the final of the first round.
Winner of the Marianna-Grace-
ville game will meet the winner ol
the Bay high-Milton contest at 10
a. in. February 14 i. a,quarter-final
engagement. At 11:15 a. m. the
winner of the Port St. Joe-Malone
game: meets Walton, and winner o r
the Apalachicola-Quincy contest
will face. the winner of the Boni-
fay-Chipley game at 3:45 p. m.
Semi-finals are scheduled for "'
and 8 p. mi. Friday, and finals will
be played Saturday night at 7 and
A & P'COMPANY TRYING
NEW TYPE ADVERTISING
An experimental plan of placing
company advertising in at least one
newspaperr in every community in
which it has a store, has been put
into effect by A & P Food Stores.
The new advertising, which will
appear every other week in The
4tar. is entitled "Marketing Wit'h
Marjorie," and is newsy and chatty,
in form, following somewhat the
style used by Glenn Boyles in his.
*Tattler" columinn. It will tell cus-
tomers about the famous quality
Brands to be found in the local A
We Have Just Received a
Fine Line of
SMALL LEATHER :
Billfolds, Change Purses,
Men's Belts, Sam Browne
Belts, Wrist Watch Straps,
Dog Harnesses, Key-Kits
and Key Rings, Suitcase $
Handles, Truck Drivers'
Billfolds, Skate Straps. *
We Also Stock a Full Line otf
All Types of Shoe Polishes *
THE LEADER SHOE 0
We Doctor Shoes, Heel Them,
Attend Their Dyeing and 0
Save Their Soles
'W- l 0 0 a a 0 a *00 *a a ,4-b
& P store. differentials in shipping and hand-
Some of the ads will describe the ling costs. As a result, this, column
quality of' the products and others is a marked! departure from the ac-
will give hints on how to use these tual practice of most food com-
foods to make more tempting and -panies.
tastier dishes. Prices are not in-
clided in the ads, since these vary Falling in love is about the worst
in different communities', due to of all the tumbles.
Published Weekly By Featuring
BOYLES "Tips From Across Our
DEPARTMENT STORE Counter To Wise
Port St. Joe, Florida Shoppers"
Vol. 1 Friday, February 7, 1947 No. 28
February --- A Short Month of Long
Values At Boyles Department Store!
DEAR SHOPPERS: probably say you're not interested,
Don't let anyone make you be- but we're talking about flne, sneer
lieve that good, reputable, ,quality quality by HAYNES. Briefs
merchandise at the right price is in tea rose with elastic top and
plentiful or easy to buy, even with legs comfortable .
CASH. Mrs. B. takes a whole day easy to launder .. long wear-
in New York to spend $500 for lin- ing. Sold. only by Boyles Depart-
gerie. Why? Simply ment tore in Port -St. Joe.
to bring you the best values ob-
tainable direct from manufacturers Men, our all-wool Sport Coats at
who have built a reputation 'for $17.50 are hitting the mark. Plenty
quality merchandise at the RIGHT of swell slacks to go with them.
price. Peace time. Ten-dollar Wright hats ring the bell
war time. Any time! Re- of value for the man who is looking
liable sources still report severe for Quality and everything that is
shortages in many lines which will needed in a hat!
not be corrected for some time to
come therefore, prices will It made us very happy to see our
not be lower until supply exceeds High School Girls beat Apalachl-
demand that condition is cola in basketball. It was a close
not in sight! So, customers, take game and our girls had to really
this tip shop this store of- work for the winning points. It's
ten and thoroughly you'll the same way in operating a store
see merchandise coming in all we have to work hard to win
along that will be as good as money Top Values for you many
can buy you anywhere, for the times money is not enough, and
price. Buy Light. Buy patience, perseverance and persua-
Right. Buy Often! We are sion must be used.
passing on to you savings effected
by effort, time and money spent in You can make an old dress look
search of these True-Blue Values new with one of our pretty collars
from strictly dependable sources.
Mrs. Marilyn Hardin Dickson
joins our store force with a great
deal of enthusiasm for our Ladies
Ready-to-wear Department. She
really loves to sell dresses anld
takes pleasure, even in trying them
on customers who will buy "next
week." She wonders how we can
sell those wonderful cottons at $6.95
and $8.95. It's just another case of
buying RIGHT and buying in time.
If you want to buy right, buy in
time don't wait until the
cream is gone! Some time ago a
customer called us asking us to
put aside two dresses she. had seen
in the window a day or so before.
It was too late!. They were
gone, and this happens so often!
Some wise shoppers are buying for
Easter now on our easy Lay-A-Way
Plan. They are getting first choice
andi top values!
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ramsey have
the perfect setup for a chicken bar-
becue in their spacious back lawn,
and- the recent meeting of thlu
Methodist Men's Fellowship Club
made a flock of chickens look
mighty thin in a little while! D. B.
Lay presided at the pit and
'does D. B. know his barbecue
chicken? We never knew it was so
easy to eat a whole chicken before!
It looks like we might still have
some winter, and we have only two'
winter coats and one winter suit
left! But. you'll love these beautl-
ful spring COATS by Rothshire,
made especially for us ex-
pert tailoring Right on the
beam style, features. Suits,
too, and more coming. Now is the
time to BUY!
When we say COTTON PAN-
TIES for misses and women you'll
or dickies. A crisp new shipment
now on display. Head'starfs at 69c
arrived in the same shipment. They
are practical, colorful and smart!
While talking about small items it
might be well to mention Safety
Pins. We may not be, smart to take
up space and ink on a dime item
but we've seen the time when that
was one of the most important
items around the house! in
fact, the supply had to be ample at
all times! You took 50 dozen
Birdseye out in a few days! .
We figure you'll need several dozen
Safety Pins! A new suuply of Rib-
bons on the way colors
and widths you need. When.,you
buy Anklets, see our values, get
your money's worth at Boyles! We
have a table of Smart Korn one
hundred percent wool Sweaters, $5
each (values to $7.95) that has
brought a great deal of interest and
action. Drop in and look 'enr over.
The merchandise here at reduced
prices is neither old, shop worn or
soiled, for we don't keep it long
enough. It's seasonable items that
we. want to dispose of regardless of
profit to make room for new Spring
Stocks coming in every day.
January and one-twelfth of 1947
is already gone. Our friends and
custOmers have made this the best
January we've known ihi Port St.
Joe. February will be a good
month, too, with signs of Spring,
our favorite season, showing up
everywhere in the store
. and out of the store. Yes,
we're happy to be here to serve you
this February, which will round
out a full year for Boyles Depart-
ment Store in Port St. Joe the
City of Opportunity a good place
to live and work!
Yours for a Bigger and
Better Port St. Joe,
R. GLENN BOYLES.
-FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1947
pAMr WOUR T S P
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, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla.. under Act of March 3, 1879.
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver.
timements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken rord is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken wori
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
AN OPPORTUNITY AND A DUTY
The navy's vast program aimed at a naval
reserve one million strong is not just a plan
in dream stage in Washington, but a down to
earth, progressive major operation already un-
derway. This enormous organization will form
a defensive bulwark that will insure the ever-
lasting peace that the men of our nation
fought half the World to establish. ,
And just what has this plan to do with Port
St. Joe and the ex-servicemen who reside here?
Just this: Mlen who have served in the navy,
marine corps, army or coast guard may enter
the naval reserve V-6 and retain the rate they
held at the time of discharge ; they will have a
chance for further advancement; service in the
reserve adds up for longevity purposes the
same as active duty, and in the event of pos-
sible return to active duty, this would pay off
in dollars and cents.
That takes care of local personnel. Now
just how is it to affect Port St. Joe? Well, if
we can scare up a sufficient number of re-
servists, we stand an excellent chance of hav-
ing a reserve unit established here, which
would mean an armory and a payroll whose
size would depend upon the number of men
joining the organization.
Here's a project that could well be under-
taken by the Junior Chamber of Commerce at
no expense to the organization beyond a little
time devoted to making a survey of the num-
ber of men eligible for the reserve and the
writing of a few letters to proper authorities.
Well, Governor Caldwell can now throw out
his chest and say "I dunnit," since the state
supreme court has ruled that Gay remain in
as state comptroller. We don't know whether
or not he has any further political ambitions
after serving out his term as governor, but
after his Talmadge-like behavior in the state
comptroller issue-refusing to abide by the
will of the people and the recommendation of
the state Democratic executive committee--
we believe the majority of the voters of the
state would turn a rather cold shoulder to his
campaign for any office.
Mayor Horace Soule, who thinks consider-
able of his prowess as a chess player, is talk-
ing of organizing a chess tournament if he
can find enough followers of the ancient game
hereabouts. If you play, tell him.
The cost of appendix operations has become
so cheap that they are hardly worth bragging
It's easy to be optimistic if the rent's paid
A theory is a hunch with a college educa-
Taxes for this and taxes for that, leave the
well-known pocketbook flat.
Keep smiling-and buy U S Savings Bonds.
NOT A THIN DIME FOR RURAL ROADS
Sixty-five million, four hundred and fifty-
.nine thousand, eight hundred and sixty-five
dollars for highways in Florida in 1947, but
not a thin dime for rural roads!
That's the state road department budget es-
timate for this year.
How do you ruralites like it? How do you
school bus drivers like it?
And you rural mail carriers, who are daily
beating yourselves and your automobiles to
pieces over Florida's impassable (and impos-
sible) rural dirt roads, whaddla you think?
And you small truck drivers and owners,
private and commercial, wh6 must ride dirt
roads the greater portion of your time; and
you heavy truck operators and owners who
must reach outlying districts with your im-
portant cargoes of food, feed, fertilizer
and other vital supplies, you're gonna con-
tinue to-splash through mud and bog holes
-and like it?
And you sawmill, naval stores and pulpwood
men who operate your trucks over rural
roads most of the time, giving employment to
thousands upon thousands of workers in mills
and factories of our state, doubtless you will
be happy to know that you will have to con-
tinue to shift for yourselves in the matter of
roads for another year.
And you farmers, we KNOW you'll like it.
You'd be surprised, to death if your state road
board ever thought of you except at election
time when THEY want to elect THEM an-
other governor. The fact that you -produce
the food that your road board and your gover-
nor-and all the world, for that matter-eats
every day, makes no difference. Being a
"tiller of the soil" you're supposed to ride on
a "dirt" road, ain't you? A little "black top"
on the road that runs by your place and Bud
Smith's and on to John Jones' and thence by
wav of the Perkins old mill to Punkville where
you do your "trading and selling," ain't good'
for those Rareback mail order tires on your
old jaloppy. Besides that, such luxury as riding
a surfaced country road might make you so-
phisticated-or just plain hightt hat."
Nope, our road board in fixin' up their bud-
get don't seem to have thought of any of you
Instead, they- seem to have concentrated on
four-lane super-highways, "relocating" others
that must have been put in the wrong place
to start with at a cost of a few millions, put-
ting in a little "maintenance" here and there,
and building roadside parks, and the like.
In all seriousness, dear reader, the above
picture, admittedly a bit overdrawn, is not so
much so as you may think.
In fact, think it over!
-Holmes County Advertiser.
The Red Cross will soon make its annual
appeal to the public. Nobody has to contribute,
but we feel sure that most of the people of
Gulf county will.
An economist says there are at least 25,000
different ways of making a living in this coun-
try. Bet he didn't include those who arc
mooching off Uncle Sam.
There are no recesses or holidays in tli.-
school of experience.
Best Similic of the Week:
kiss over the phone.
Tasteless as a
If the dawn of a new era should break, a
lot of people would be asleep and fail to note it
Some husband are very generous. They givt
their wives everything that credit will buy.
~ -.'' "
The more you see'of some people the more
you want to see less of them.
Loafing is a bad habit-that is, unless a fel-
low is on one of Uncle Sam's payrolls.
Hyacinths bring to the spring
garden its first brilliant red and
pink flowers. Blossoming with the
daffodils, they also can contribute
deep porcelain blue and sky'blue va-
rieties, which make a vivid and
pleasing contrasting with the dom-
inant yellow of the daffodils.
Their flowers stand straight, re-
sembling the plume of a grenadier's
hat; and because of this hya-
cinths are usually considered to
be suitable for "formal" planting,
in orderly rows or patterns, rather
than in groups arranged informally
in the border. But they can be
tucked among .-,ther bulbs and
perennials in numbers sufficient to
register a desired color-note; and
they also look well in rows in the
foreground of informal planting, or
grouped at accent points.
Besides vivid red and blue and
lovely pink varieties, there are yel-
low hyacinths. All are once again
available in several sizes. For gar-
den planting second size bulbs are
recommended,; as they will do as
well and arc much less expensive
1han the mammoth bulbs; which are
Intended to be forced into flower
Indoors, in pots, or in "hyacinth
glasses." These hold the bulb
suspended above water in which
their roots develop, the bulb con-
taining sufficient substance to de-
velop its flc.ver with the aid of the
Hyacinths tend to be shorter lived
in gardens than do other hardy
bulbs. They bloom early, and
should be planted in the fall i time
tc develop roots sufficient to support
ilieir early growth in the spring.
Hyacinths are not as easy to keep
Tweenty years ago, Ankara, cap-
tal of Turkey,,was a small slumber-
ing town. in Asia Minor, known
only for its city walls and forum
dating back to Roman times.
Hyacinths Stand Like Plumes
on a Grenadier's Hat.
with you, as are daffodils and tu.
lips They seldom multiply, and
second year blooms are not as large
as first. They should never be
planted in a poor draired location;
the safest method is to plant them
in a place which is well above the
surrounding surface. The bulbs
should be set with four to six inches
of soil above them, deeper in light
soil and in locations where subzero
temperatures are experie'c',d in
'Coffee drinkin-g increased dur-
ing the war, despite a 37 per cent
drop in world coffee production and
the fact that many European coun-
tries could get very little coffee.
.February may be short on days, but it's certainly long on holi-
'days... what with national holidays and Valentine's Day, too,
'all calling for celebration this month! So here are some special
'dishes for these special days. (They're so easy to fix you'll'
probably want to serve them even if you're not having a party.)
Your family will elect you their val-
entine when they taste this dessert
starring SPARKLE VANILLA
PUDDING from the A&P! Cut
pastry (%s" thick)
\\\1 // with heart-shaped
Prick with fork
S ? nd bake in very
hot oven, 450F.,
8 to 10 minutes.
Prepare SPARKLE VANILLA
PUDDING according to package
directions; cool. Just before serv-
ing, put a layer of pudding and
your favorite preserves between
two hearts. Ummm!
CHEER-WORTHY CHERRY PIE
Washington's Birthday without
cherry pie? No, indeed! And, to
give it an extra festive touch, be- -
fore baking it I cut out with a
sharp knife two hatchet-shaped
designs about three inches long in
the top crust. Then, after it's
baked and cool, I fill the hatchet
designs with whipped cream. I
make my light, flaky crust with
SUNNYFIELD FLOUR, which I
get at the A&P. This bleached, en-
riched flour is grand in any recipe
requiring all-purpose flour. Try it!
TEA FOR TWO... OR TWENTY
Tea goes well with any of the holi-.
day treats I've described ... espe-
cially when it's flavor tested tea
from A&P! Buy OUR OWN or
NECTAR tea bags at your A&P,
and let your guests make their tea
as they like it. They're sure to like
it a lot, for these teas are blended
to give real enjoyment!
TREAT FOR THE TWENTY-SECOND ,
It's easy as rolling off a log td
make this Washington's Birthday.
salad. Cover straight pieces of ba-
nana 4" long with ANN PAGE
ING from your \\ /
A&P, roll in
chopped nuts, and
insert a cardboard
hatchet in a slit in 3
Pretty! And oh so tasty-thanks
to the tart-sweet flavor of creamy-
smooth ANN PAGE SALAD
as & '"mbe. 4
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FRIDAY, -F-EB.RUARY 7, 1'94Z~
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF 6OUNTY, FLORIDAA
FRDY ERAY7 97TESAPR S.JE UFCU1Y LRD AEFV
$30 CASH $300
SFOR TAXES AND
On Your Own Signature
Leo Kennedy, Manager
Port St. Joe, Florida
- --- ---- -
St. Joe Bar St. Joe Liquor Store
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
Just Arrived! "The Woman Who Knows"
PALMIST AND PSYCHIC
She. advises you to a certainty, nothing concealed
but ALL revealed. She convinces her callers by
telling their every trouble, hope, fear, wish and
ambition in. complete detail, (giving names, dates,
location and actual facts concerning your life. If
your friends are true or false; where to go; n.eunites the separ-
ated, rerfioves evil influences; tells lucky .dates and numbers;
helps you no matter what the trouble. All who are unsuccessful
or unlucky, who are undetermined, dissatisfied or confronted with
any difficulty, trouble or sorrow whatever, SHOULD SEE this
wonderful medium. Reception Rooms for White and Colored.
Hours 9:00 A. M. to 8:00 P. M. All Welcome. Open Sunday.
LOCATED JUST BEYOND CITY LIMITS ON DOTHAN
HIGHWAY 231, NEXT TO BAY AUTO WRECKING CO.
PANAMA CITY, FLA. LOOK FOR HAND SIGN
No Home Calls. Readings Guaranteed. No Letters Answ.red.
WE ARE SELLING ALL POPULAR BRANDS OF
$1.85 Per Carton
COME AND GET 'EM
Sunny State Service
PHONE 227 C. W. "Red" HORTON
Always Remember That Our Gasoline Is Two Cents Per
Gallon Less Than Any Other Brand Sold In Port St. Joe
Pleasant Service ..
That is what you get at Walter's place. ... So
drop in here when you want good food and drink
deliciously prepared and satisfyingly served. .
Bring the whole family!
ALL KINDS OF DRINKS
Walter's Bar & Grill
(21 Miles from Port St. Joe on Beacon Hill Highway)
W. I. GARDNER, Owner
To 'Make Home In Ohio
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Birath left
by plane Wednesday night from
Tallahassee for Youngstown, Ohio,
where they will make their future
home. Mrs. Birath, in turning in
her change of address to The Star,
asked that it be published so that
her friends might write her. Here
'tis: 531 West Ravenwood Avenue,
Spends Week-end With Parents
George B. Connell, who is comn-
pleting his schooling at Tallahas-
see ukder the GI bill, spent tne
wseek-end here with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Connell.
A recent innovation for the
assurance of correctly recorded
birth certificates by the State
Board of Health's Bureau of Vi-
tal Statistics is a special tech-
nique for verifying information
contained on the certificate.
During past year mistakes such
as color, sex, names and other
vital bits of information, were
found to be incorrectly reported
-were righted by parents upon
receipt, of photostatic copy of
certificate and finally corrected
for all time in the VS Bureau.
FLORIDA POWER EMPLOYES [director of Florida Power, and the
ATTEND SAFETY MEETING! presentation of individual and de-
Nation's Capital Is Again
Faced With Bird Problem
That bird is back again in Wash-
ington, D. C.
Congress soon will be asked to
do its bit about Washington's star-
ling problem. District of Columbia
commissioners said they *ave a so-
lution ready to send to the capitol
(which is Washington's city hall).
For 15 years they have tried-
unsuccessful~'y, to scare starlings
.way. Now they want congress to
change the bird protection law so
it wil be okay to bump them off.
Since the starling lives mainly in
the east, many fortunate people
know little or nothing about its un-
fortunate habits. .So its only fair
to explain why Washington works
:o hard trying to get rid of them.
Pennsylvania Avenue is one of
this town's main streets. It runs
aiom the White House to the capi-
ol. It has trees along it. Every
night starlings come. by the thou-
sands and sit in these trees.
No we approach delicate terri-
tory, but let us .forge bravely ahead
The truth must out. And the truth
is, anyone who happens to stroll
)enath' these trees emerges as
spotted as a leopard'.
The odd part about all this is
:mit we asked for it. Frederick
C. Lincoln of the fis-h and wildlife
service says that 60 starlings were
. ircaght over from England in 1890
another 40 were fetched in in 1891.
The millions of starlings in this
country today are descendants of
this hardy 100.
Just how the commissioners plan
to kill the starlings is not disclosed.
But they ,have had lots of helptu,
One citizen said bring in owls to
eat or scare the starlings.
But what if the owl became an
equally big menace..
All right, replied the citizen.
Bring in eagles to eat the owls.
Nobody has figured out yet what
to do about 'the eagles.
Named To Committee Posts
Two Gulf countians have been
.named to committee posts by Colin
English, state superintendent of
public instruction, in preparation
or the annual supervisor's confer-
-nce to be held at Gainesville Feb-
ruary 11-15. Nobie H. Stone has
been named as a member of the
banquet committee, and Miss Eloise
McGriffe as a member of the ex-
hibits and publicity committees.
Send The Star to a friend.
Where Does Your
Health Dollar Go?
John Robert Si
Phone 5 Port
.A. hA A. 6AL
R. G. Porter, manager of tna
Florida Power Corporation office
here, attended the annual safety
dinner meeting held Monday night
of last week in Apalachicola for
personnel of the utility's Apalachi-
cola division and Jackson Bluff
Included in the after-d'id er pr-..-
gram were a national safety coun-
cil movie., "Screw Drivers and
Screwjays"; the presentation of
company, officials, pensioned em-
ployes' and visitors; discussions lcd
by H. B. McMahan, safety director,
and H. D. Own.by, assistant safety
Have Your Prescriptions
... can be embarrassing.
Reddy tries to keep out of the dog house...
but hi6 popularity with the Florida homemakers
is proving to be embarrassing.
Everyone seems to want him to come to work
at the same time. And though Reddy is a very
versatile fellow, he must have wire, transform-
ers, poles and a thousand and one other things
in order to get the convenience of electric
service to those requesting it.
Shortages are easing up a bft new but
it'll still take time to catch up on the unpre-
cedented number of requests for electrical
WE STOCK MANY BRANDS OF WHISKIES
r Roses Imperial Carstairs White Seal
unnybrook Hill and Hill Schenley's Reserve
Lord Calveht Calvert Reserve Golden Wedding
Old Thompson Paul Jones Calvert Specia
Three Feathers Mt. Vernon Carstairs 17
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1947
partmental safety certificates to
those employes, and groups having
completed the past year or more
without a lost-time accident.
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plastic coated, easy to clean, 0
rust-proof, will not chip, and
will not sag, are noiseless and
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Phone 184 P. 0. Box 403
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
ST. JOE HIGH GIRL CAGERS' the final score to 28-23 in their
IN 28-23 WIN OVER APALACH favor.
Last Friday night the Port St. ---
Joe high school girls' basketball Newlyweds Visit
team met the Chapman high girls Mr. and Mrs. Owen Burley, who
in a tilt on the Apalachicola court, were married January 25 in New
At the half the score stood 16-15 Orleans, spent several days here
in favor of the Oyster City lassies, last week as guests of Mr. and Mrs.
but the Saint players, Irene Wilder, L. R. Holliday.
Edith Garrett, Betty Jean Peacock, ----- ---- -
Lanette Traxler, Inez Hill, Gerry Radium melts at 900 degrees cen-
Edwards aud Alice Blder, advanced tigrade.
,,AlZE D-' :,,
AND A SENSIBLE THIN
TO DO TO OAY IS CO TO
THEIR HICH STANPAROD
Three Million Fund for high dams producing hydro-elec-,
tric power are also planned at
Apalachicola Waterway Columbia, Ala., and at Buford, Ga.,
Dam I To Be Sought and, a low, navigation dam at Cor-
umbus, Ga. The dams would pro-
--- video a nine-foot channel to Column-
Fourteen Florida, Georgia andI bus.
Alabama congressmen have agreed Estimated cost of the Junction
to seek a 1947-48 appropriation of diam is $24.139,000. Representative
at least $3.000,000 to begin con- Pace of Georgia said engineers
struction of the Chattahoochee- probably would be able to spend
Flint-Apalachicola waterway. This only three to four million dollars in
minimnun,''" would be used on a the fiscal year beginning July 1,
dca.m at the point where the Flint ; is ileded to ask for $3,000,000
and Chattloochlee rivers join to as the minimum." He estimated
form thee A,)al:bhicola. live or six years will be required
Army engineers recommend that I to complete the Junction dam. *
construction begin at this point and Completion of this waterway
1)r-DcrK.eOS ii ) the C'hattahoochliee. In project would be of great benefit
addition to the dam at Junction, to Port St. Joe, which is the logical
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outlet to the Gulf for traffic down
these three rivers.
I desire to express my sincere
thanks for the splendid help of the
Port St. Joe fire department. The
excellent work of the forest re-
serve and the bucket brigade was
especially effective. I also wish to
thank the Panama City and Tynidall
Field fire departments who rushed
to the'sc3ne, to the many neighbors
and friend's. The fact is. all are
friends and all showed such splen-
dd, willingness to help, both as to
the fire and to assisting in remov-
ing and replacing household goods
of the tenants.
W. C. FOREHAND.
The humble hamburger is now in
the social register.
Now Located at Highland View, Near Chestnut Grocery
DO YOU NEED
Two Attractive 5-Room
Dwellings On McClellan
$5800 and $5900
We will assist in securing a GI or FHA Loan
HOUSES NOW OPEN FOR INSPECTION
AND READY FOR OCCUPANCY
Kingry & Gilbert Realty Co.
PHONE 335-J PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
NEAR CHESTNUT'S GROCERY
We Are Equipped To Do All Types
of Mechanical, Body and
Expert Auto Painting
We Have a Small Quantity of the
Best Paint Obtainable
SEE US-We May Be Able To Save You Money!
Lasts Only A Few More Days!
I $149.50 Mahogany BEDROOM SUITES $79.50
$109.50 MAPLE BEDROOM SUITES $69.50
$19.50 OCCASIONAL ROCKERS ... $9.95
$98.50 STUDIO COUCHES . $69.50
$69.50 DINETTE SUITES . $49.50
$19.50 BOUDOIR CHAIRS . $9.95
$69.50 Lounge CHAIR and OTTOMAN $49.50
$49.50 CEDAR CHEST . $39.50
$19.95 FLOOR LAMPS
$14.95 TABLE LAMPS
$249.50 Kroehler Living Room Suite $189.50
ICE REFRIGERATORS . 49.95
USE YOUR CREDIT
Take A Full Year To Pay
Complete Home Furishings..
PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1947
FRIDA, F A T STAR POR S
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
WOMAN'S CLUB TOURS EGYPT PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN'S
DURING FEBRUARY MEETING AUXILIARY IN MEETING
The regular meeting of the Port The Women's Auxiliary of the
St. Joe Woman's' Club was held at Presbyterian Church met Monday
the club rooms Wednesday after- afternoon in the church basement
noon with the president, Mrs. Gus with the president, Mrs. J. R.
Creech, presiding. Smith, presiding.
During the business session the A brief business session was
cluO voted to have a May festival, held, following which Mrs. W. A.
to Tbe directed by Mrs. C. A. Brown.
Plans we:e also discussed, for buy-
ing furniture andr-shelves for the
junior library project adopted by
the club, and the constitution ana
by-laws were read, by the parlia-
mentarian, Mrs. R. W. Smith. The
club voted' to postpone the election
of officers until March.
The program on Egypt, pre-
sented by Mrs. Ralph Swatts, was
as follows: "The Desert Song," vio-
lin solo by Mrs. Edwin Ramsey, ac-
companied by Mrs. Mara Tomlin-
son; talks, "Egypt" and "Cairo,
Where East Is West," Mrs. Swatts;
talk, "The Egyptian Nile," by Rev.
Loyd Tubb; vocal solo, "Till the
Sands of the Desert Grow Cold,"
Mrs. Swatts, accompanied by Mrs.
Ramsey on the violin and Mrs.
Tomlinson at the piano.
The hostesses, Mrs. Rush Chism
and Mrs. H. C. Davis, served de-
licious valentine plates consisting
of salad, sandwiches, cookies and
MISS BAGGETT HOSTESS TO
BAPTIST BUSINESS WOMEN
Tha Business Women's Circle, o.'
the Baptist Church met Monday
evening at the home of Miss Amn.a
Baggett. The meeting was opened
with prayer led by Mrs. Sybil
Smith. The treasurer, Miss Bag-
gett, gave a report of funds on hand
an3 the minutes w1,re read by Miss
Bernice Posey. Business was dis-
cussed and it was decided that
there be two meetings during the
week of prayer, March 3 to 7. The
Book of Jonah was thoroughly
taught by Miss Vonnye Heath and
enjoyed by the ten members pres-
enit, following which the meeting
was closed with prayer by Miss,
After the meeting a delectable
salad' plate was served' by Mrs. J.
0. Baggett, assisted by Alma. The
Valentine, motif was, carried out
and iced cookie hearts, topped by a
red rose were beautifully arranged
on each plate, with potato salad on
lettuce leaf and ritz crackers. Cof-
fee and cocoa were arso served.
The next meeting of the circle
will be Iheld Monday, February 17,
at the Baptist Church at 7:30 p.
m. This will be a royal service
meeting, asd all members are re-
quested to be present.
BAPTIST W. M. S. IN
The business meeting of the Bap-
tist W. M.'S. was held at the church
Monday afternoon with a large at-
The president, Mrs. W. C. Prid&
geon, 'brought the devotional from
the 145.th Psalm, and' Mrs. C. M.
Palmer led the opening prayer. All
officers and chairmen gave splen-
did' reports, and' the community
mission chairman, Mrs. C. G. Cos-
tin, outlined work fol the month.
Splendid reports were given by lthe
members attending the quarterly
meeting held recently in Millville.
A missionary study course was
planned for ncxt Monday, instead
of thi Bible stndy, following which
the meeting was dismissed with
Visitor From Tallahassee
Miss Mary Floyd of Tallahassee
was a recent guest of-her. brother-
in-law and sister, Dr. and Mrs. Y.
Johison read selected' verses from
the Book of Matthew and Mrs. B.
E. Kenney and Mrs. H. L. McKin-
non gave talks on the adult pro-
gram of the church.
The meeting was closed with sen-
tence prayers and a social hour
was. then enjoyed during which
light refreshments were served to
the following: Mrs. W. R. Brearly,
Mrs. H. A. Campbell, Mrs'. C. I.
Delaney, Mrs. W. H. Elder, Mrs. W.
P. Gilbert, Mrs. W. A. Johnsoh,
Mrs. B. E. Ken.ney, Mrs. H. L. Mc-
Kinnon, Mrs. C. P. Moxley, Mrs. R.
D. Prows Jr., Mrs. J. R. Smith, Mrs.
R. M. Spillers and Miss Eva Daniei.
The next meeting of the auxili-
ary will be held. Monday at the
home of Mrs. B. E. Kenney.
JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB TO
MEET WITH MRS. KENNE'v
Junior Woman's Clue members
are notified that the meeting ot
Tuesday. February 11, will be held
at the home of Mrs. Basil E. Ken-
ney. Anyone lacking transportation
to the meeting may obtain it by
telephoning Miss Susan Saunders.
Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Wooden, for-
mer residents of this city, now of
Elberta, ga., are announcing the en-
gagemeint of their daughter, Mary
Louise, to Marvin Griffin Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. Manvin Griffin of
Airs. Lillian Cham bes of Tampa
and Paul Harry Culbertson of Mc-
Clure, O;:io, were married January
12 at Tampa. Mrs. Culbertson is a
sister of Mrs. B. H. Smith of this
city and has many friends here,
having visited often in Port St. Joe.
Bus Station Cafe
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. m.
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.
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Thomas D. Byrne, Pastor
Sunday services will be held as
7:30 a. m.-Holy Communion.
9:30 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Holy Communion.
Mass is held at St. Joseph's
Chapel the first Sunday of each
month at 8 a. m. Second, third and
fourth Sundays at 10 a. m.
NOTE OF THANKS
The Woman's Club of Port St.
Joe wishes to express sincere
thanks to all who helped in any way
to make the recent benefit bridge
luncehon a success.
We desire to express our thanks
to those who helped in any way at
the time our home. burned. We wish
to thank especially the fire depart-
ment members and those persons
who offered us shelter in their
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Pridgeon, Jr.
Wesley Ramsey spent last week-
end in E',berta, Ga., the guest of
the W. I. Wooden family.
"HiCLDiNG FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1947
9:45-Bible School for all.
10:55-Morning Worship. Sermon Topic:
EXTRA THINGS WHICH CHRIST CARRIED BACK TO HEAVEN
6:25-Baptist Training: Union.
7:30-Evening- Worship. Sermon Topic :
"COMPLETE CHRISTIANITY CONDENSED."
HOME DEMONSTRATION CLUB
OF WHITE,CITY IN CALL MEET
The White! City Home Demoni-
stration Club held a call meeting
Monday of last week at the home
of Mrs. Louella Steibel, president
of the club.
Miss Anna Mae Sykes of Talla-
hassee, extension nutritionist, gave
a talk on the seven basic foods and
their importance to health in our
daily diet. Meals for a day were
planned and displayed with pic-
tures. She also gave a baking dem-
onstration using honey for sugar.
The talk was very inspiring and
It was announced at this time
that Mickey Willis of White City
was the lucky winner of the beau-
tiful quilt raffled off by the club,
and the members wish to thank
each and, every one who purchased
tickets for the drawing.
A social hour was enjoyed after
the meeting, during which Miss
Sikes and Wilma Revell served
honey cake and, cokes to the eight
members present and one visitor.
Mrs. Pearl J. Whitfield.
MRS. DRAKE HOSTESS TO
J. A. M. CLUB MONDAY
The regular 'meeting of the J.
A. M. Club was held Monday night
with Mrs. H. A. Drake at her home
on Reid Avenue. The living room
table was centered with a beauti-
,ful floral piece of mixed; flowers.
Members enjoyed an observation
contest, prizes going to Mrs. Flor-
rie Connell and Mrs. A. D. Lawson.
Mrs. C. G. Costin was the honor
guest at the meeting, it being her
birthday, and the dining room table
was centered with a birthday cake
decorated in the Valentine motif
and bearing lighted candles. The
honoree was the recipient of a
host of lovely gifts, and the hostess
presented, each member with a
valentine and a lollypolp as favors.
A frozen salad with sandwiches,
'potato chips, cake and coffee was
served to the eleven metnbers
The next meeting of the club will
be on, February 17 with Mrs. Leroy
Gainous at her home on 8th Street.
Send The, Star to a friend.
DR. C. L. REICHERTER
EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: to 5
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
. Port Theatre I
0 A Martin Theatre ---.- Port St. Joe, Fla.
$ THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
LAST TIME TODAY MONDAY TUESDAY
.... -......... i. -- February 10 and 11
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
FEATURE NO. 1 -
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9
COLLEGE CUT-LOS! P .GA
El KNOX Phil P.EGAl
NEWS and VARIETY
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12
HIT NO. 1
Tom Co_ Ma Fartha O'Driscoll
--- HIT NO. 2
Chapter 9 of Serial
"KING OF THE FOREST
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
February 13 and 14
TRUE!... and Wonderful!
V. e a o ^ ,,, ,rn^ .
MARCH OF TIME Topic
"The Soviet's Neighbor"
Just as a beautiful church
window inspires', so does the
quiet dignity of our service.
Experience that comes only
from years of service is your
guarantee of complete satis-
faction when the need arises.
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THE STAR, PORT ST.. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Y FEBRUARY 7 1947
PAGE EIGHT THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, EULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7. 1947
WHO'S WHO IN PORT ST. JOE oS.
I SPEND YOUR MONEY AT HOME WHERE YOU WILL GET ANOTHER CRACK AT IT EOPL
) THESE WELL-KNOWN BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS'OFFER YOU GOODS AND SERVICES UNEXCELLED
UPULOLSTERING FURNITURE REPAIR
------ FREE ESTIMATES
FOR DEPENDABLE SERVICE PHONE 94
FREE PICKUP AND DELIVERY
Abstracts of Title
dfel r. lue~l( WILKS
.o \WE T
Star Want Ads Bring Qu
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE *
SOMETHING NEW HAS BEEN
Registered Real Estate Broker
317 REID AVENUE
Day Phone 201; Night 105-2 Collect
SPECIAL FOR THIS WEEK
Home in excellent condition, Palm
Boulevard and Thirteenth Street.
Have a good price-small cash out-
lay. Possession reasonably soon.
Already graded-50x90 ,beach lot-
You's Addition; $400.00 cash.
GOOD 5-ROOM HOUSE with elec-
tric, pump, two 50x100-foot lots,
in Bayview Heights; $1600. J. A.
Chestnut, Highland View. 2-7*
HOUSE FOR SALE Practically
new three-bedroom house on Long
Avenue to sell for only $6000; down
payment $2,458, balance on "easy
terms with interest at 41/2 per cent.
WE ALSO HAVE about 38 acres of
land for sale, situated approxi-
mately 31/2 miles south of city on
Gulf Coast Highway. 1-17tf
Registered Real Estate Broker
Office: St. Joe Motor Co. Phone 37
WANTED TO RENT
WANTED TO RENT-2 or 3-bed-
room apartment with private
(bath; good residential section. Call
ROOMS FOR RENT
TWO ROOMS FOR RENT-Gen-
tlemen only. See Gene Holley,
phone 161. 2-14*
ROOM FOR RENT-All modern
conveniences; $6.00 per week.
Phone 281-J. 1-10ttf
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
Gulf View Apartments
Modern Houses and Apartments
Hot Water, Gas Heat, Gas Cooking.
Permanent Guests Solicited.
J. S. PATRICK *
Beacon Hill, Fla. 2-14
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey ApaTtments. '8-3
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-Billfold, somewhere in Port
,St. Joe, containing valuable pa-
pers and $30 cash. Finder keep the
cash and return billfold to The
Star office. 2-7*
RADIO Emerson 7-tube table
model; just been worked over by
Gulf Radio Lab. We got a new one
for Christmas. See it at The Star
BABY CHICKS--Get new price list
and save money. WORTHWHILE
COTTTKS, 101 W. North Avenue,
Baltimaore 1, Md. 6-20*
STARDUST and S C
We paid our annual visit to Old -
Maln Groundhog early Sunday morn-
L. CA R T ER ing to find. out what he was going e I '
Loans on Real Estate to do aibont the weather, and after
waiting patiently in front of his
al Estate Broker burrow for an hour and a halt In
order to be on hand, when he
PORT ST. JOE, FLA. emerged from .his winner home for
the purpose of checking on his
shadow and making his- weather
JEWELRY COMPANY prediction awaited by a Florida P D OT
that had been basking in spring
amonds and Jewelry weather for the past four months, 1O e
finally Br'er Groundhog poed e
E.ACI WATCHES TO his head out of his burrow, rubbed -
ELL THE TRUTH the sleep from his eyes and caught r_
a glimpse of me siting nearby puff-
ing on a long stogie.
"Got another one of them, hub?"
ADVERTISING he inquired. "Been quite a while T A I
nl 10 since I had a smoke." --
I handed him one of liy choice 51 _
ick Results At Small Cost. Quincy El Ropo's and inquired af-
ter the state of his health.
FOR SALE "Feelin' mighty spry, son," he re-
I FOR SALE-Three-burner oil stove plied. "Hafta be, because last year
with oven. Telephone 279 or when I came out to get the dope
150, Port St. Joe. 2-21"* for my prediction an ex-service
USED PLUMBING FIXTURES man and his wife moved into my
FOR SALE burrow. I ain't gittin' very far away
We have on hand several used this time, as you might note," and 0
sinks, commodes and lavatories scratching a match on the seat of
at bargain prices. All pre-war his pants lie lit up his cigar and in-
merchandise. 1-17 2-7
ST. JOE SIGN SHOP ilaled mightily.'
"How's the weather going to -
FRYERS-On foot, $1.25 each if be?" I asked.
you coma and get them. At Gas- "rDnt rush me!" he exclaimed. Pluml n
kin old turpentine place. Charles
R. Whitfield. 1-10tt This is a mighty important event REPAIR
and requires a lot of concentration. SERVIC
HAVICO FEED SERVICE It's all a matter of calculus. I have
Contact us for weekly deliveries or to reckon the angles, observe the
HAVICOealers solicited, FEED sun, bring in a piece o.f relativity
HAVICO MILLS the size of a pea and stir well over
Phone 45 Havana, Fla. a slow fire."
I curbed my mounting curiosity SATISrl= -EC
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES as he pulled! a sextant from be- CUSTOMER
neath his coattails and prepared to are Our bes t
BEFORE YOU INRYEST- faeaslto h ol n
SINVESTIGATE take a shot of the sun.
This opportunity for high pay, aft- After fiddling with the gadgets
vancement, security, and service on the instrument and taking a -
to your country. A rising profes- number of preliminary squints into --
sion for young men who can mneet
the highest standards. Recreation, the eyepiece, he finally settled
sports, entertainment and travel down to business and began jotting
opportunities in this post-war fiela. down figures oil his cuff. *
Get full details, without obligavon. This went on for a moment or
at your nearest Army Recruiting o he looked up sta-tle .
Station, 210 Harrison Avenue, Pan- two and then -le looked up startle.
ama City. Fla. Recruiter is in Port "What seems to be the trouble?" 1 ',
St. Joe every Friday at postofflce. i asked, but I was talking to empty C) Keys
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays! space, for Br'er Groundhog had uCCes
,-, scuttled back into his burrow so
SPECIAL SERVICES fast it was impossible for the hu-
You will be receiving your with- man eye to follow him. But I knew
holding slips on your earnings he would come out again, even if
this week. Why not come in now but for a moment, for in his ex-
your return. Don't forget your citenent he had dropped his sex-
estimate if you are required to tant, and you can't.,buy those in-
file one. We have plenty of struments in a dime store.
blanks now. I waited, and-finally he poked a
CARTER, 317 Reid Ave. cautious phaw out to retrieve his
sextant, but I had my hand on it.
NEED A DANCE ORCHESTRA? "What's the big idea?" he in- P TInfl
Make your appointment with "The luired petulantly. R
Florida Swingbilly" for dances, par-
ties, etc. See Ruben Dickey at the "You didn't mnake your prognos-
Quality Grocery & Mkt. 2-14' tication," I replied.
SEAT COVERS TAILORED TO "What's a prog-, prog-, what-
FIT YOUR CAR ever it was you saiddl" he asked.
Choice of material we have plenty. A prognostication is a predic-
Also material for any kind of fur- tion," I replied., "and you haven't Jones' Visit From N
niture upholstering; we have a man made yours yet." Mr. and Mrs. A. M
with 17 years of experience to do "Well, I can pronounce 'predic- of New Orleans visi
th ST.e ob. 1 S 17 2-7OP tion," but not 'prognostication'," he here over the week-e
For Your Upholstering said, "but if you want miy predic- ---- --
Ttion, it's going to be .cold enough Week-end G
LODGE NOTICES here during the next six weeks for Miss Rubye Hall o
M*SONIC TEMPLE F & A M- Eskimos. Now give me my sextant was the week-end g
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular and let me go back to bed,!" Peggy Wise
meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-eggy ise.
days each month, 8:00 p. n. So I handed him his sextant and __ __
Members urged to attend; returned, home to bring in a big box Visitor From D
visiting brothers welcome. D. L. full of that good oak wood I pur-
Owens, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec. chased from George Harper, and Mr. and Mrs. Howae
DeFuniak Springs we
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1. 0. sat down to wait for cold weather.
O. F.-Meets every Wednesday end guests of Mr. an
night at 8 ,o'clock in Masonic hall. Cason.
All members urged to attend and Egg Storage -.
visiting brethren invited. .,B. A. Eggs should be stored, as are Toronto is an Indiai
Pridgeon, N. G.; W.. H. Sansom, dairy products, in a cold place away ing place of meeting.
Secretary, I from strong odors, -
WHEN YOU NEED
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Our Specialty-Wash, Polish, and Wax
Good Gulf Gas, Oils and Grease
GULF SERVICE STATION
A Floral Arrangement for
FW Every Occasion
"FLOWERS ARE THE PERFECT GIFT"
PHONE 246 We Make Deliveries
FOR QUICK, DEPENDABLE
CALL EDWARD LeGRONE
PHONE 88 OR 233-W -
Formerly Connected With LeGrone Plumbing and Hepting
WHEN YOU NEED A
TAXI PHONE 287
At Sunny State Service Station
| ,WE HAVE ALL THE LATEST
HITS! ALBUMS, TOO
ST. JOE FURNITURE AND
SEWER CLEANING and REPAIR
G. W. BRODNAX
Phone 88 Brooks Sporting Goods
Clothing for All the Family
THE MOST COMPLETE LINE iN
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
We recommend fire insurance because its easy to start a fire
LeHARDY'S BAR -
Let Us Design You a Letterhead
To Fit Your Business
Phone 51 Port St. Joe, Fla.
uest of Miss
,rd Nowlin of
re the week-
id Mrs. E. C.
i word mean-
The present population of fur seals
on the Pribilofs is estimated at
about 2,750,000. When the United
States first bought the islands along
with Alaska in 1867 more than 4,000,-
000 animals were in the herd but
ruthless killing by commercial les-
sees of the rights, plus pelagic seal-
ing by nationals of other countries
resulted in a decline in the popula-
tion to only 120,000 by 1910. As a
conservation measure the govern-
ment took direct control of the op-
erations in the following year. Not
only has the size of the herd tre-
mendously increased since that time
but some $10,000,000 have poured
into the federal treasury as profits
from the operations.
Advertilnu d**In't ct--It PAY!1
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, ceULF COUNTY, FLORJDA
.FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7,1947