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VOLUME X PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1947 NUMBER 27
St. James Church Gulf Farm Census
Observing Holy Figures Released
erry 1 I ',l .
Week and Easter
'Bishop Juhan To Dedicate Parish
House Sunday Afternoon; Pub--
lic Invited To All Services
Rev. Tom Byine announces that
St. James Episcopal Church will
be-gin its observance of the Holy
'Week and Easter week-end with a
three-hour service to begin at 12
noon today. The theme of the ad-
dresses at this service.-will be "The
Way of the Cross,," dealing with
the incidents that occurred to
Jesus from the time he was con-
demned to death until the time he
was laid away in the tomb. A pro-
gram of the service will be dis-
tributed' at the door of the church
by which the service can be eaoitiy
followed. The offering at this serv-
ice will go to the work of the Epis-
copal church in Jerusalem. People
are free to come and go during the
services, 'but it is the custom of
many to remain throughout the
On Holy Saturday,- at 4 p. m:.
there *will be baptism of several
children. .-This Saturday baptism is
an ancient custom of the Christian
church, ,going back to- the' days
when those who had' been baptized
after going through many days of
training, made their first com-
muniops on>,Easter Day.
On Easter Day there will be a
celebfRLir ofr the holy communion
at 7:30 a. i., the Sunday school
service at 9:30 a. min., and celebra-
tion of the holy communion and
sermon at 11 a. m.
At 5:45 in the afternoon the Rt.
Rev. Frank A. Jluhan, 'bishop of
Florida, will confirm a large class
of candidates and will make a brier
address. Immediate-ly after the con-
firmatiof', the bishop will dedicate
the parish house, following whicar
the congregation will entertain at
a reception for all he congrega-
tion, the newly confirmed persons,
a reception for all the congrega-
who have contributed to the parish
house, and. for the community of
U. S. Department of Commerce
Compares 1940 and 1945
,Through the courtesy of C. R,
Laird, county agent, we are in re-
ceipt of advai'ce figures on the ag-_
ricultural survey of Gulf county for
1945 as prepared by the U. S. De-
partment of Commerce.
The census shows that Gulf
county, with a land area of 356,480
acres, in 1940 had 85 farms or 1.1%
ofE the total acreage. and in 1945
there were 314 farms for a 9.9 per-
centage. The. land in farms in 1940
came to 3,941 acres,' while in 1945
the figure had' jumped, to 35,328
acres with an average size of 112.5
acres, compared to the average of
46.4 acres for 1940.
Value of ,farms in the county (in-
cluding land and buildings) came
to $556,415 in 1945 for an average
per farm value of $1,772, or $15.75
per acre, as compared with a total
value of $112,679 in 1940 with an
average per farm value of $1,326
and a per acre value, of $28.59. The
value of implements in 1940 was
placed, at $8,559 and in 1945 at $25,-
We find that the farm popula-
tion, of 1945 is living a better life
than in 1940, for in the latter year
but 19 farms had electricity as
compared: with 176 in 1946, and but
26 automobiles were in use on the
farms in 1910 as coniaf6d with 141
in 1945. There were 17 trucks in
(Continued on Page 2)
Alton Dendy Will Head
Jaycees for Coming Year
At the annual election of offi'
cers of the Port St. Joe Junior
Chamber of Commerce, held Tues-
day night, Alton Dendy was named
as president for the ensuing year,
succeeding George Tapper. Other
officers elected were Frank Han-
non, vice-president; Gene Holley,
treasurer, and Jake Belin, secre-
tary. Directors are.Sol Shirey,
Port' St: Joe. Stafford' Barke. Edwin Lapyrouse,
Rev. Byrne, pastor, emphasizes Victor Anderson and Leonard Be-
that no invitation is ne.eded.
St. Joe Motor Company
Goes Completely Moden
With completion of a new 50 ,by
90-foot concrete block addition in
the rear to house the repair shop,
Otto And'erson is really running
wild in remodeling the interior of
the original St. Joe Motor Company
building at the corner of Monu-
ment Avenue and Fourth Street.
The new setup' provides about
ten times the previous space in the
stock room. ives Otto a private
office, and allows a large expanse
of floor for the. display of new cars
whenn he gets 'em).
With completion of the remoder-
ing work we do not hesitate to say
that the St. Joe. Motor Company
will have an establishment equal
to any in Northwest Florida and
one which would do credit to a city
much larger than Port S-t. Joe.
FIRST BALL GAME SUNDAY
Thit St. Joe Saints travel to
Blonnt-town Siundav to ing-age in
thfe first hasoiall aampn of the sea-
son, a nrsctice tilt with the 'BuR-
"nnee'rs. Tbh local team is shap-
ing un good and fans are urged to
accompany the Saints Sunday and
lend them their moral support.
The outgoing president gave, a
concise report of Jaycee accom-
plishments during his term in of-
fice and thanked the group for its
A resolution was passed' favoring
no fence legislation which is com-
ing up at the forthcoming session'
of the legislature, and' it was, voted
to take over the concessions, at the
ball park this season and to handle
the gate. receipts for a nominal
percentage of the take.
In Paying Up Dues
Commander J. D. Lane and Com-
mander-elect Vic Anderson are. go-
ing about with the question "Le-
gionnaires, 'have you got your '47
Seems there is considerable apa-
thy apparent in the 'way members
are paying up their dues, Ander-
son reporting yesterday that but
61 have paid up so far this year,
against a tf'tal of 112 last year.
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Huggins
were called' to Andalusia,, Ala.,
last Sunday due to the death of
the former's mother. They returned
Whereas, The people of the City
of Port St. Joe have, always shown
a progressive spirit in responding
to public appeals when such causes
are just and worthy, and because
the month o'f April has been de-
clared "Cancer Control Month" by
proclamation of the president of
the Unitedi States and by the gov-
ernor of Florida; and,
Whereas, On the average, one of
every two. homes in this city will
be stricken by cancer unless the
death rate of this di'ead disease is
soon lessened. I, Horace Soille,
mayor of the City' 6f Port St. Joe,
do hereby proclaim- April as
CANCER CONTROL MONTH
and request that tthe citizens of this
city do observe it as such.
I further request that all indi-
viduals, institutions, businesses and
organizations within this city co-
operate and assist the American
Cancer Society in its campaign
Given under my iand and the
seal of the City of Port St. Joe,
State of Florida, this 1st day of
April in the year oilour Lord 1947.
Complete Plans For
Scout Camporee To
Be Held In This City
Other Activities of Bay-Gulf Boy
Scout District Discussed At
Meeting In Wewahitchka
.Scouters of the Bay-Gulf county
district completed, plans for the
camporee to be held May 23 to 25
in this city at a meeting Thursday
night of last 'week held in Wewa-
hitchka, which was attended by 23
representatives from Panma City,
We'wahit.c'hka and Port St. Joe.
B. B. Conklin, district leader, of
this, city, stressed the importance
of adult leadership for a success-
ful scouting program. Plans for
possible retprese-ntation -of this dis-
trict at the World Jamboree. to be
held in Soissons, France, were also
'discussed. Only two scouts may at-
tend and they will be selected on
their merits. In event scouts from
this district are chosen, the. coun-
cil voted to defray expenses for the
The meeting was held at the
First Barptist Church and opened
with a supper presided, over by
Dave Gaskin as toastmaster.
Present were J. T. iSimpson, Dr.
A. L. Ward', Jimmy 'Greer, M. P.
Tomlinson, Chu.ck Gibson and B.
B. Conklin, of Port St. Joe; Earl
A. Boone, M. H. Bishop, James A.
Warren, G. M. Lawrence,, John
Heidma and Norman Savelle, of
Panama City; Roy Rish, Charles
Gaskin, Judge Earl Pridgeon, Dave
Gaskin. Sheriff Byrd Parker, Rev.
C. H. Seiber, Rev. G. T. Hinton, C.
IV. Norton Jr., Rudy Gaskin, A. J.
Connell and Pete Be-rnal, of We-
Three More Local Boys
Sign Up for Naval Reserve
Three more local young men werl-
swob'n into the Naval Reserve V-6
this week 'by Tom Coldewey. local
recruiting officer. They are Bill
Trawick, AM 1/e, Charles Stevens,
AMM 2/c. and. Ed Joblson, S 2/c.
Tt is hoped a sufficient number
of men will sign up for the reserve
to warrant the government estab-
Speaker At Church
Is Scheduled To Appear At Bap-
tist Church During School of
Missions Next Week
Most Americans are especially
interested in Russia just now, and,
of course, there are good reasons
for such interest. Now it will be
the privilege of the people/ of Port
St. Joe to get some additional in-
formation about the Russian situa-
tion, from even different stand-
points during the week of April 7
The annual school' of missions
will be held at the First Baptist
Church on the above-mentionedl
dates, at which time H. J. Mikhal-
chuk, 'who was' born in Russia and
expects to return to that country
as a missionary in the near future,
will be speaking twice daily.
The afternoon meetings will fea-
ture classe-s for Primaries, Inter-
mediates and Juniors from 4:00 to
4:30, with a message by the mis-
sionary from 4:30 to 5. The church
bus 'will pick up. the children at
the schoolhouse. immediately fol-
lowing the afternoon classes.
The evening meetings will con-
sist of classes for young people
and' adults from 7:15 to 8. At 8:00
o'clock the missionary will speak
The public is. cordially invited
to attend these, meetings, and it is
probable that the piting mission-
ary will be available to speak in
the schools and to other groups, in
case applications are fled early.
Key Workers Are Named
For Cancer Fund Drive
Basil E. Kenney, chairman of
the cancer fund, drive in Gult
county which opened this week
announces the following key work-
ers who will be in charge of rais-
ing the. county' quota:
House-to-'house canvass-Mrs. P.
D. Prows. Mrs. Tommy Mitchell,
Port St. Joe; Mrs. E. V. Skininer.
Mrs. Paul Farmer Jr., Oak Grove;
Mr. and, Mrs. W. H. Weeks., High-
land View; Harry McKnight, Ken-
ney's Mill; Mrs. Alton Hardy,
White City; Mrs. Pete Ivey, Bea-
Coin boxes, Mrs. Bill Davis andt
Mrs. Gus Creech; school, Miss Mai
jorie Ph.ilyaw; labor, Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. Temple; posters., B. B. Conk-
lin; speaker's bureau, Rev. Tom
Byrne; special gifts; B. E. Kenney;*
colored quarters, Mrs. Damon Pe-
ters; colored school, Mrs. F. M.
Rep. Tapper Is Named To
House Speaker Thomas D. Beas-
lev Monday appointed Rep. Rich-
ard H. Simpson of Jefferson county
as chairman of the important com-
mittee on general appropriations
for the forthcoming" session of the
state'legislature w-hich opens next
Tuesday in Tallahassee.
Rep. Be.irnie Papy of Monroe
county was named ice-ebairmaii
of the committee, and' among other
members named was Rep. George
Tapper of Gulf county.
Visits Mother Over Week-end
Mis' Lucina McCoy. wjho is a.t-
tending school at Trerecca College,
lishing a unit here. Anyone inter- Nashville, Tenn.. spent the week-
ested is ure6gd t'o contact Tom, as end here with her mother, Mrs.
he has all the necessary papers. Gladys McCoy.
St. Joe Students
Take Honors At
School Band Makes First Divisiotn
And Glee Club Ranks In
Mixed Chorus Event
By STANFORD BECKHAM
Port St. Joe was well repre-
sented last week-end, at the sixth
district Florida Band, Association
music festival held at Marianna.
The' high school glee club, di-
rected by Miss Erline McClellan;
made a first division rating in the
mixed chorus event, along with
honor ratings in several extra
events, such as solos and duets. All
of which makes the glee club
eligible to attend the state festival
to 'be held in Tampa this month.
Wouldn't it be nice to have Port,
St. Joe represented, but there's the
Our band exceeded all expecta-
tions in grabbing off first division
in marching and sight reading. The
score for the concert was the same
as last year, second division., which
is an honor rating but a step below
qualifying for 'the state meet in
Miami, according to the ruling set
up by the Florida Bandmaster's
Our drum .major, Tommy Owens,
drew a good many favorable com-
ments on his super-colossal high
stepping and ability in maneuver-
ing the band about.
Will Ramsey. our eftficent: per-
cussionist drummerr to 'ydu )-matfe
a first division in student conduct-
ing. In fact, the band did' a fine
job and: all enjoyed the festivities.
We. are all very proud o'f these
two fine and worthy organizations
in our school, especially the glee
club. No finer organization of its
kind exists for the size town and'
school they represent.
According to the .experts '(,the-
judges) our band needs the folloy-
ing to be at its best: Two more-
French horns, a 'bass clarinet, or
bassoon, another flute, and more
and better clarinets.
Rev. Hallford Resigns As
Pastor of Baptist Church
From a clear sky last Sunday,
Rev. R. F. Hallford startled the
congregation oil the First Baptist
Church by announcing that he was
resigning his pastorate here, effec-
tive after the Sunday evening serv-
ice. April 6.
Rev. Hallford, who took over the
local pastorate on October 1, 1941,
states that lie will go into evangel-
istic work and expects to establish
his J eadquarters. in Birmingham,
, During the five and a half years
Rev. Hall.ford, has been in Port St.
Joe, 375 additions have been made
to the church membership, all in-
debtedness on the church property
has been paid off and much new
YELP FOR HELP
Seems that a lot of men have
volunteered to throw together the
building brought here from Camp
Gordon Johnston in sections to be
erected on the Rotary Club's lot
at 13th and Woodiward' for a city
recreation center, but the other day
when a building bee was sched-
uled, only Joe Mira and Otto An-
dlerson showed up. The building is
vitally needed, and those who vol-
unteered' to erect it are urged .to
turn out. .
Attend Music Festival
Among those from Port St. Joe
attending the music festival in
Marianna last Saturday were Mrs.
Leroy Gainous, Mrs. P. A. Howell,
Mrs. Massey Ward, Miss Marjorie
Philyaw, Mrs Rush Chism and Miss
Leo Kennedy, Manager
Port St. Joe, Florida
*Close attention to every de-
tailL-helping to carry the bur-
Sden of those we serve-per-
Ssonal intere-st and feeling in
problems that arise in times
of bereavement. These are the
things which our friends tell
Sus is an inspiration.
S When the need arises,
let us serve.
Comforter Funeral Home
218 SEVENTH STREET
PHONE 326 Day or Night
24-Hour Ambulance Service
RED CROSS CHAPTER WILL'
WORK WITHOUT SECRETARY
At a meeting of the Gulf County
Chapter of the American Red Cross
held Tuesday in this city to dis-
cuss the financial condition of the
chapter, it was decided to do away
with the services of a paid, secre-
tary due to the fact that the quota
o;f $2.100 set for the county would
not warrant the position. T. R. L.
Carter has held that position for
the past four years and has done
an excellent job of administration.
To Attend 0. E. S. Session
Leaving Sunday to attend, the
42nd annual se-ssion of the Grand
Chapter of the Order of Eastern
Star convening in Tampa April 8
to 11, will be Mrs. Lovie Coburn,
Mrs. Onnie Greer. Mrs. Florrie
Connell, Mrs. Pauline Smith and
Watson Smith. Mrs. Smith will
serve as grand page and Watson
will serve as assistant grand se.n-
Discharged From Service
David. K. Brodnax recently re-
ceiv.e.d his discharge from the serv-
ice at Miami, and! is now at home
here with his parents.
Spend Week-end In Alabama
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kingry and
Miss- Dean Kitler spent last week-
end in Dothan, Ala., the guests of
the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Kingry.
easily in less
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GULF 4-H CLUB GIRLS
The girls' 4-H Clubs in Gulf
county felt a need for the. organ.i-
zation, of a county council to unify
the various clubs, and ten dele-
gates from the four clubs met re-
cently in this city' to form *the or-
The meeting was called to order
by Mrs. Wilma Revell, home dem-
onstration agent, with the 4-H
pledge. Officers elected for the en-
suing year were: Fay Hill of Port
St. Joe, president; Betty Ann Gas-
kia of Wewahitchka, vice-presi-
dent; Joyce Daniels of Port St.
Joe, secretary-treasurer, and Max-
ine Guiltord, Overstreet, reporter.
iReali4nig that the purpose of 4-H
council work is the promotion of
4-H Club work in all phases, the
officers and delegates pledged to
assume the responsibility of lead-
E.rshiip in the county.
The next meeting of the council
will be held in May, when mort
definite plans will be made for
short course and. camp.
WOMAN'S CLUB ENJOYS
PROGRAM ON 'GETHSEMANE'
The Woman's Club meeting held
Wednesday afternoon proved, to be
most interesting, andi enjoyable..
The club room, with its beautiful
arrangement of spring flowers,
,ormed an appropriate setting for
the splendid Easter program on
"Gethseemane"' which was directed
by Mrs Massey Ward and. pre-
sented by Mrs. Paul Farmer.
The program [began with a vocal
solo by Miss Norma Jean 'Lewis,
followed by a description of "The
Passion Play'-' as seen by Miss
Maxie Brown. Another enjoyable
f-ature was a series of tableaux
Sd'epiciting outstanding works of
art, presented by Mrs Nobie Stone
and Mrs. H. C. Davis'.
Following a brief business seb-
sion, refreshments of salad' plates
and cold drinks were served by
members of th.s Junior Woman's
a. METHODIST CHURCH
Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:00 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
8:00 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.
Mass is held at. St. Joseph's
Chapel the first Sunday of each
month at 8 a. m. Second third and'
fourth Sundays at 10:15 a. m.
ASSEMiBLY OF GOD CHURCH
3W. G. Mizelle, Pastor
10:30 a. m,--Sunday school.
11:30 a. m.-Mornlng worship.
7:45 p. m.-Evangelistic service.
Prayermeeting Wednesday eve-
nings at 7:45. Radio program over
WDLP, Panama City, 7:30 .to 8 a.
m. EiST Thursday mornings.
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.
Miss Bernice Schneider of Jack-
sonville is. spending a couple of
weeks here visiting with her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. T. .M. Schneider.
On Business and Pleasure Jaunt
J. R. Chestnut left yesterday on
a week's business and pleasure
trip. to Windsor, N. C., and points
- in southern Virginia.
GULF FARM CENSUS
(Continued from Page 1)
use in 1940 and 38 in 1945.
Value of the various farm pro-
ducts for the two periods were as
follows: 194j 1940
Fruits and nuts -$ 5,996 $ 783
Vegetables ------- 8,170 963
specialties ----- 1,150 ------
Other crops ------..... 10,531 5,478
Livestock and' live-
s'tock- products 115,137 36,717
Dairy products 34,092. 11.691
Poultry and. poultry
products -------19,145 9,387
Other livestock and
products ------ '61,900 15,639
Forest products. -- 5,410 20,856
Farm products used by
farm households 78,108 13.205
The wearing of false teeth was
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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1947
THM,,STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDY, PRI 4, 947THESTA, POT S. JE, GLF OUNY, LORIA PGE HRE
Fourth Six Weeks Toll Financed Road
Period Honor Roll Building Plan Adopted
The state board of administration
The following honor roll for the last week approved what its at-
fourth six weeks' period for the torney called, a legally doubtful
Port St. Joe schools is submitted plan to finance $1,225,000 worth
by Protf. W. A. Biggart: of road and' bridge construction
by r A. Biggart in three counties by borrowing
First Grade-Karen Whitus, La-
mar Sale, Patti Brooks, John Miller, against tolls that will be paid en-
Jerome Strickland, Bobby Minus, state improvement co s-
Elaine Wood', Donnie Corbin, Ray-, T h 'u i rven ce -
sion woulq issue revenue certift-
mnond Pickron, June Coke.r, Jimmy cates backed by receipts from tolls
Fuller, Eleanor Faircloth, Sherra to build a $250,000 bridge in Brow-
Moxey, Elaine Musslewhite, Carol .
Moxley, Elaine MKusslewhite. Carol ard county, $525,000 worth of roads
LeHardy, Deloies Kay. in Highlands and $450,000 worth
Second Grade Blair Shufort, of roads in Suwannee county.
Bruce Parker, Martha Jean Ham- Actually, though, the riding puP-
mock, Barbara Mitchell, Celia Tom-. lie would pay no direct tolls. The
linson, Maxine Walker, Willard state road department would pay
Watson, Boilbby Wardi, Roger Kil- all the so-called tolls by leasiun
'bourne, Wayne Davis. Jean Ma-
hon, Mariea Hance, Jean Manasco,
Mary Fay Tyle.r.
Third Gradce-Frances LeHardy,
Thomas Seigers, Gail Bateman,
Pat Goodwin, Annette Ward, May
Strickland, Rachel Wimberly, Dor-
othy Gay, Robert Nedley. Martha
Costin, Frances Jones, Mary Agnes
Culpe.pper. Dorothy Sealey.
Fourth Grade-Sandtra Crawford,
Linda Gail Pyle, Carolyn Brigman,
W. G. Cutrer, Patsy Beck'ham.
Fifth Gradie-Judith Mahon.
Sixth Grade-Ruth Coe, Annette
Peeples. Jane Allemore', Nita Vern
Seventh Grade-Bar.bara 'Boyles,
Janie Roberts, Ernestine Durant.
Eighth Grade-Pat Ward. George
Tenth Gi-ade-James Chatham.
Eleventh Grade Sara Brinson.
Gene. Farris, Irene Wilder, Kath-
The following made grades oe,
100 on the six weeks' tests: Bar-
bara Boyles, science; Doris Rich.
English; Jimmy LeGrone. science;
Virginia Gloeklile.r. ,history; George
Harper. bi_-tory and math; Elbert
S,,t,1 hli.to'ry and math; Alice
Elder, algebra and science; Mar-
garet Lawrence. matn; Merita Sut-
ton, algebra. English and science;
Hurdis Chestnut, algebra; Mildred
McMullen. algebra; Mary Enfinger.
math; Amaryllis Raffield. algebra.
Since 1900 the population of
?uerto IRco has increased 120
per cent as compared with 84 per
cent in the United States.
the roads and bridge-s rrom the Im-n
provement commission. The rentals
would be paid out of future surplus
gasoline tax credits of the indi-
vidual counties involved.
Board' of administration members
prescribed that the revenue, cer-
tificates should not be sold until
the financing plan has been ap-
proved by the courts, and sug-
gested that the legislature be asked
to remove all doubts of the legality.
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Published Weekly By
Port St. Joe, Florida
"Tips From Across Our
Counter To Wise
Vol. 1 Friday, April 4, 1947 No. 36
SHOW YOUR FACE
"For Every Age"
These three marks of"satisfaction are your "shoe insurance"
Pre-Testing in actual wear makes Poll-Parrots your best buy
in children's shoes.., especially when fitted here...
$2.95 to $5.95
out fare than a.t many other pay
stations. We are happy to
show you freely you are
buying freely it's just like
we thought it would ibe the.'
merchandise offered' is so attrac-
tive you need no urging or push-
ing it does the talking .
we do the rest you get the
It just occurs to us that we
should use the remaining part of
this space to show you free slides
on some of the Easter Features.
In the event that something of lo-
cal interest should happen while
we are showing we'll interrupt the
program to bring the news to you!
Here's the opening gun ..
SHOE INSURANCE f o r parents
Now, Frank Hannon and
Buck Alexander need not 'be al-
armed this' is a different
kind of insurance! We don't even
charge for it just pay for
flash ths,e. two winners fro the pump is black patent. We could
We flash tese. two winners rom tell you a lot more about these
scores o.a styles. The sling back is fine shoes, but seeing is believing
shown in red and white come in today for a look!
Fashion At Its Best
$6.95 to $16.50
ica" have arrived! We feel
1 like having another celebration!
They'll look like a mere film of
beauty on your legs. Just
try a. pair!
Now we'll continue our1 show
S-.. with a flash from our Ready-to-
Wear Department. Ilelre, we are
out in front in the Easter Parade!
We would, like to write a pa.gn
on, these lovely Easter things, but
Interruption, please! At- we are incapable, of telling you the
tention, smartly dressed custom- whole story. We have t-hem foi
'rs! THANES NYLON NUDES girls, misses. juniors. women, ma-
"The Future Stoecking of Amer- trons, odd sizes, whole sizes, half
"Pay Cash and Pay Less"
sizes, undersizes, oversize-s, etc.,
etc. and etc. Please come
see fo. yourself!
Interruption, please! Par-
ents, attention! Our first ship-
ment of JACK TAR TOGS for
boys has arrived. It took us a ye-ar
to get 'em, but we dood it! No
need to say more "Jacl]
Tar" means quality "Jack"
means your boy "Tar"
stands for longer wear! See them!
Looks like we'll have to pull the
curtain on this we'k's show. We're
already trying to figure out how
Editor Smnith will manage to get
this much in the space he is re-
servin f'o.r us. It's now in your
ban(ts. editor, see what you can do
Yours With A Brand New
Shoe Next Week,
R. GLENN BOYLES.
OUR EASTER BUNNY SAYS: "NYLONS AT $1.25!"
Sounds fufnniy right in the middle
of this wonderful Easter Parade to
ask a foolish question, but it seems
to be tugging at our not -too stable
brain. '. .Have you ever soeen
a Big Business Man so occupied
or preoccupied, that he seldom sees
or speaks to 'his friends and ac-
quaintances when he passes them
on the street so wrapped
up in his 'big thoughts that he never
stops to -listen to a baby's gurgle
or to marvel at the wonder of every
new tiny, budle of life yes,
working,. so hard to keep that
wooden boat of his moving that he1
failed to see a Luxury Liner pass
right by his door with a "FREE
Ride" sign dangling Tfrom its sleek
sides'? Have you?
Speaking of free rides. reminds
us of the free EASTER SHOW now
going on at Boyles Depa.rtm'ent
Store. You'll see more here with,
$2.95 to $7.95
PORT ST. JOE
FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1947
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF, COUNTY, FLORIDA-
PAG! TOUR THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF ~OUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1947
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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The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken wor)
Is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
MAY BE TOUGH TIMES AHEAD
A soft-spoken business man in a plain sky-
scraper in New York thinks there may be a
way to foretell the future. He is Edward R.
Dewey, former chief economic analyst in the
department of commerce and director of the
Foundation for the Study of Cycles.
He says that just as scientists now can -pre-
dict accurately the rise and' fall of the tides
and eclipses of the sun, it should be possible
to forecast economic conditions if, as his evi-
dence indicates, they also fall into definite
cycles. A book he has written summarizes-
studies in cycles, which have been going on
almost 100 years. It cites a cycle in wholesale
prices which is said to run about 54 years from
peak to peak; a "nine-year rhythm" which
shows up in commodity and stock market
prices; one of roughly 41 nionths in:industrial
production, and another of around 18% years
in real estate, building and industrial activity.
Dewey says neither wars, New Deal meas-
ures nor even the "planned economies" of dic-
tator states has stopped the basic rhythms, al-
though he admits war dislocations can make
peaks or valleys much more severe than they
have been or even come at the wrong time,
If the rhythms continue, he suggests tough
times may be -immediately ahead for Ameri-
cans. "Findings of which we may be reason-
ably sure," he writes, "are that declines can
be expected in business activity, wholesale
prices, iron, steel and stock market prices,
" building and real estate." All the cycles are
due to reach bottom in the early 1950's.
While studies in the book do not go back
"far enough to permit unqualified assurance
that the observed rhythms are beyond the re-
sult of chance," the "expectancies" do not in-
dicate a lengthy post-war boom. Instead, "the
number of important rhythms that come to a
low together around 1952 suggest the possi-
bility of a growing post-war crisis."
If cycles can be projected into the future to
tell correctly the- kind of business weather
that'secbming, it would seem that economics
can be raised to the level of a science.
Since the causes of these cycles are un-
known, it would seem to be good
make plans in good times to ease
hardships follow dips of the cycles.
CANCER IS DEADLIER THAN WAR
In the war years when our boys faced the
scream and terror of Stukas, fought monster
tiger tanks, prodded the Jap from a thousand
pillboxes more than twice as many
people were killed at home-by cancer.
We're not telling this to frighten you.
We're telling you this to enlist your aid to
fight cancer. A disease that strikes, on the av-
erage, one out of every two American fam-
ilies. One way to fight it is to see a 'doctor
the minute a member of your family develops
one of cancer's danger signals.
But a bigger and surer way to fight it is
to join the American Cancer Society's drive
for funds during this month. Join with your
nickels. Your dimes. Your dollars. Join to help
the scientists conquer cancer. Every dollar you
give helps to support this research program
provides better facilities for .diagnosis
and treatment brings closer the day
when they'll find a cure.
Everybody in Gulf county-is urged to pitch
in and get behind Basil Kenney, county chair-
man for the drive. We couldn't give to a bet-'
ter cause-the cause of hope instead of despair.
WHO STARTED THAT FIRE?
A report of the utmost importance to the
South is that which the forest service will
make on the results of the fifth annual co-
operative forest fire prevention campaign
which is now under way in eleven states of
The report will be more than usually im-
portant to Florida, for this state long has been
one of the big losers from forest fires, despite
efforts of the forest service to educate both
the owners and the public at large on the wis-
dom of conservation.
Extent of the devastation caused by woods
fires this spring will be the measure, there-
fore, of the effectiveness of the program or
education. It will serve as the yardstick by
which the fire-consciotisness of the people
has increased. The report will show the extent
to which the public is cognizant of the inroa(s
being made on the forests of Florida and the
South, and the effects of those inroads on the
economics of this section.
The people of Gulf county and Port St. J.'e
particularly should be extra careful this year
and join wholeheartedly in the campaign to
prevent forest fires, for-the largest source of
income in our county comes from the St. Joe
Paper Company mill, "and another income
source is the St. Joe Lumber & Export Com-
pany, both of which concerns depend upon
forest products for their operation.
To get some idea of tlhe troubles the Balkan
nations have with each. other, imagine what
would happen if Florida and California had
FIRST-RATE FIRST COURSE
The last word in first courses .
fruit cocktail topped with this
sherbet: Boil % cup of sugar and
'1% cups of hot water 10 minutes.
,,iii,///, Sprinkle 1 tbsp.
W'J///,, of gelatin on top
of '/of cup of cold
water. Add to
sugar syrup, stir
730 .till dissolved; add
3 tbsps. of lemon
juice, % cup of orange juice, 1 pt.
of A&P GRAPE JUICE and -
tsp. of salt. Freeze. For the rich
flavor of fresh grapes, be sure to
use A&P GRAPE JUICE!
Dollars to donuts, your family will
love this dessert made with tender,
oven-fresh JANE PARKER
DONUTS from the A&P. Split
donuts and place vanilla or butter-
scotch pudding between the layers.
Top with more pudding, and-as
a special Easter touch garnish
with 3 or 4 colored Jordan almonds
or candy Easter eggs.
CLUE TO GOOD COFFEE
Ever noticed how quickly apples
turn brown when they're cut? It'
a sign the air is robbing them oi
freshness. That happens to coffee;
too, when the bean is broken by
grinding, so take a tip from me
and buy your coffee in the whole
bean and have -it Custom Ground
to fit your coffeepot! That's how
A&P COFFEE is sold, and believe
me, it's grand! Get mild, mellow,
EIGHT. O'CLOCK; rich, full"
bodied RED CIRCLE, or vigorous
winey BOKAR at the A&P.
To please every Easter feaster,
do your holiday marketing at the
A&P. I'll eat my new Easter bon-
net if you don't agree that it's a
swell spot to shop!
For everything in -m
A&P's big stock
has been carefully -
selected and at-
A Happy Easter
and the best dishes of the season
Sugar Rationing To Be
Discontinued October 31
The U. S. senate last week voted
45 to 35 to end sugar rationing Oc-
tchier 3.1 of this year, after decid- - -THEPOINT IS-T -
ing that this year's allotment NOW, WILLIE- THE POINT
ng tha this year's, allotment IF A DONKEYS HEAD 'To THE
should be 35 pounds per person for POINTSEYS i-EAD I OUE ST JO
'home use. The allotment last year WILL ITS AIL
was ,25 pounds. The prewar con- POINT ?
sumption was about 50 pounds per .H HAVE v MORTO F -
person. SCEAULI AND CETAINT
The senate previously had amend- O / PLCASEV!
ed. 'the bill to assure housewives s
the 35-pound allotment per person. A 7 -
This was the goal of the depart- -
ment of agriculture ,but the amend'-
meiit made it mandatory. It also
required' that any additional sugar
b?. given the housewife until the
i-ndividual allotment reaches fifty
Out of $4,000,000,000 spent an- -__ _1-_
nually on -sports in the United
States, anglers spend about one- Now Located at Highland View, Near Chestnut Grocery
T ODAY your new kitchen may be
just a plan or not even on paper as
yet but some happy tomorrow it
will be a reality.
NOW is the time to start thinking and
planning for your kitchen of tomor-
row. You can begin by taking ad-
vantage of the FREE kitchen planning
service offered by this company.
Qualified experts are at your service
so call today.
t abasicessential of
Spending Week Here sor and Fred served together in
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Windsor and World War I.
son of Culliman. Ala., are spending ----
this week here as guests of Mr. Newfoundland, is the oldest Brit-
and Mrs. Fred) Maddox. Mr. Wind- islh colony in terms of discovery.
Easter is a big day at my house, just as it probably is at yours.
A few days beforehand, I start shopping at my A&P, so the
family- can enjoy all Easter's special good things to eat.'
Because A&P's prices are modest, my food money goes farther.
And A&P's big variety means I can pick and choose from the
best of everything available.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1947
F A A- PL 4 1H SR PR S. JIA iv
Nation Is On Edge of
Volcano, Says General
Gen. Holland M. "Howling Mad'
Smith of La Jolla, Calif., veteran
of 43 years in the, marine corps, 'be-
lieves that war veterans of World
War II would be well advised to
dust off their uniforms instead of
putting them in moth balls.
I; an interview at his La Jolla
home the outspoken general, who
re-tired from active service re-
cently, warned that the "United
States is sitting on the edge of a
volcano, and I would advise veter-
ans to dust off their uniforms."
"We believed a little more than
a y'.ar ago, after the Allies had put
down the aggressors and had
started their joint purposes to
make aggressive war a crime, that
we would quickly agree on a
peace," Smith said. "Now our
hopes in the United Nations are
almost swe-pt away. The Allies ap-
pear now to fear Russia just as it
once feared Hitler."
He said our country has com-
mitted an error ,by-.attributing our
own unselfishness and altruism to
"Europe from Finland to the Ad-
riatic is an armid camp," Smith
said'. "Indo-China and, Paraguay are
in revolt. The United States is s:-
ting on the edge of a volcano."
The veteran marine officer placed
great confidence in the ability of
Secretary of State George Mar-
shall. "If he fails, it means war,"'
he warned. "It means that Russia
will oppose us at the Dardanelles,
move into Greece and Turkey, and
eventually Iraq and Iran, taking the
oil fields and' shutting off the Brit-
ish Empire from the Suez."
The United States is following
the same :pattern of unprepared-
ness that we took after other wars,
Huge Telescope Nears Completion
Lit's, taken a lot of elbow grease,
but after seven years 0o
grinding and polishing, the world's
largest telescope, the 200-inch mir-
ror for Mt. .Palomar, near Pasa-
dena, Calif., will 'be completed
early in August. The California In-
stituite of Technology announces
that the big glass should, be in op-
eration some time in October. Thb
$6,000,000 reflector has been pol,
ished with iron oxide to within two
millionthst of an inch of perfection,
Visit Here Over Week-end
Miss ,Syliva Moscovitch and Miss
Dorothy Shorsteen of Jacksonville,
and Al Schneider of Gainesville
spent the week-end here visiting
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Schnieder.
Expected For Easter Holidays
*Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kitler of Jack-
sonville are expected to arrive to-
day to visit over the Easter hol;-
dhays .with Mr. and Mrs. Chester
Edwards and Mr. and, Mrs. Bob
S**** & < < *
We Have Just Received a
Fine Line of
Billfolds, Change Purses,
Men's Belts, Sam Browne
Belts, Wrist Watch Straps,
$ Dog Harnesses, Key-Kits
o and Key Rings, Suitcase
Handles, Truck Drivers' 4
0 Billfolds, Skate Straps. *
We Also Stock a Full Line ot
All Types of Shoe Polishes
THE LEADER SHOE :
S SHOP *
4 We Doctor Shoes, Heel Them,
Attend Their Dyeing and
Save Their Soles
Army Recruiting Office Is Convalescing 1 -- ---- --O -
Now In Masonic Building The many friends of Miss Lu- WE STOCK M
| w In M n u g verne Chestnut will be glad to
know that she is convalescent at I Four Roses Ir
Sgt. Eugene Busbee, recruiting her home in Highland, View after Sunnybrook
officer from the Panama City re- undergoing a tonsilectomy at the Lord Calveht
cruiting station of the U. S. Army, local hospital last Saturday. Old Thompson
who is in Port St. Joe every Fri- ----- ----- Three Feathers
day, announces that he now has Contributes To Red Cross Fund
established an office on the seo-. George W. Peake of Eufala, Ala
ond floor of the .Masonic building. who furnishes pulpwood to the St. JO
SJoe Paper Company, last week O
Almost all the U. S. west coast contributed $35 to the Gulf county PHONE 114
rice crop is planted by airplane. 'Red' Cross drive. '
*ach, In sets
LAWN AND -
Come In Todayl
gives It a 'itin.
Clear, Seout'ful Tone
I-ll,\ i E
Mide by "*NiiTone." Ex.
quiMile toille. two for
front door, one for rear.
Beap uriiiil antllue ivory
witL soft bri -.culor tii'r
B. W. EEIJS, Owner
They'll save gasoline, s.ve
your motor and save your
battery. You'll get quicker
starting and smoother per-
formance. Firestone fine
New! Amazing !
Quickly removes dirt and
mpurinites. .:p:-- e '* "fz-23"
wator. Will greatly increase
your car's efficiency.
Beautiful Ecfter Gift
ANY BRANDS OF WHISKIES
imperial Carstairs White Seal
Hill and I-ill Schenley's Reserve
Calvei-t Reserve Golden Wedding
Paul Jones Calvert Special
Mt. Vernon Carstairs 1788
St. Joe Liquor Store
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
9Ce sq. ft.
.Telon is the miracle plastic
'hat never.wears out, never
:Lains or streaks. Green.
Relieves driving tension.
Well made for long, har
wear. A fine value!
Worn Mufflers are ,
Quick and easy to fit.
Heavy-gauge steel, strong
Sparkling home radio performance for your car. Compact,
powerful. Eight tubes including rectifier. Unusually fine.
tone. Fits any car, easily installed.
Master Art edition. Has 64
reproductions of famous re-
ligious paintings, 32 in full
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
ARET16 NIIra JIM I SIP1
FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1947
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Men's Straw Hats
Genuine Panama Hats in
lights and darks $395
Values up to $7.50. *3
1 LOT $1.49
1 LOT $1.95
"No Name" and Chesterfield
Hats at $5.95
Large assortment of summer
weight overalls in all 89e
colors. Sizes 1 to 8....
Short sleeve summer polo
shirts in stripes and pastel
Sizes 1 to 8.......... 49c
Crinkle Crepe Gowns
Beautiful floral patterns in
standard sizes. Ideal
for summer. Q2.95
Reg. $3.95 values...
Ideal for summer dresses .
C6mes in several beautiful
patterns. Regular 5 Yd.
75c and 85c seller 65c
Ladies! Don't miss this lovely
curtain material for your sum-
mer curtains. 35c
Per yard ..............
A bargain if there ever was
one! Several different
patterns in summer colors.
Regular $3.95 values $2.69
now ............. ..
Lovely white summer shoesin
pumps, ties, straps and sandals
Don't fail to see these before
you buy. Reg. $3.95 $1.95
and $4.95 values... $ .
SALE NOW GOING ON!
We realize that clothing prices are too high. This store desires to be the first
to start prices downward. We pledge ourselves to this end. We promise you
the best values for your dollar. We WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD!
DRESSES, 1 to 3 ----.-$1.49
Crinkle Pajamas, 1 to 8 $1.29
Cotton PANTIES .29
Rayon PANTIES ----- .39
Rayon SLIPS .- .39
DRESSES, Reg. $4.69 $2.95
Lovely spring and summer .
dresses. Rayons and cottons, .\
Every dress; marked for this
$6.95 to $12.50 U
1e LO T
1 LOT DRESSES $2.95 '%
1 LOT DRESSES $3.95
40 to 50 summer dresses in
pastels and floral patterns,
marked down for this sale at
these low prices. Buy one or .
two for everyday wear. R
Misses! Don't fail to see these
lovely red $2.95
White Strap Sandals
Red and yellow strap slides.
Ideal for that hot $2.25
Large, ro,omy bags. Ideal
for picnics and the 83c
. beach ................
Double bed size. Spreads in
several beautiful colors.
values ....... .
Beautiful washable rugs .
Sizes 24 by 36 and 24 by 45.
value ... ......... $2.. 69
RAYON PANTIES .49
RAYON SLIPS --- -$1.89
COTTON and RAYON
Rayon Crepe GOWNS $3.95
BRASSIERES-- ...------ .59
Handkerchiefs, 2 for .29
Botany TIES ----.. $1.00
Short SOCKS, pr. .2
DRESS PANTS -----$6.95
FELT HATS $6!.95
Boys' WASH SUITS ----$1.95
Boys' SPORT SHIRTS .95
Cool and comfortable cham-
bray dresses for morning and
street wear. Reduced
for this sale
Gingham dresses that every
lady likes to have for summer
wear. Don't miss these!
SPRING COATS and
Only 4 more suits and 5 more
coats. Don't fail to see these
before you buy your Easter
outfit. They are real bar-
gains. Originally selling for
OUR LINES OF NATIONALLY
ARROW and MARK TWAIN DRESS SHIRTS
WEMBLEY, ARROW and BOTANY TIES
CHESTERFIELD and the Famous "NO NAME" HATS
"TOM SAWYER" BOY'S WEAR HICKOK BELTS
INTERWOVEN SOCKS LEE WORK CLOTHING
FLORSHEIM and FORTUNE SHOES FOR MEN
BROWN BILT SHOES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
ARTIMUS SLIPS and GOWNS
Ladies' HOUSE COATS
Full length house coats in
floral patterns. Full length
zipper. Regular $3.25
$4.95 value .........
Lace trim and plain satin and
crepe slips. Reg. 5 $1.89
values up to $2.95.. -
Big Brother OVERALLS
Men! Don't miss. this real
value in 8-ounce Sanforized
overalls. Regular $2.95
price $3.49 ........
Ladies' and children's anklets
in pastel and dark patterns.
All sizes. 29c and 39c )25c
values. 2 PAIR ....... "45
Beautiful, sheer, full-fashion
Nylons in several
shades. No limit.... .
Ladies' HAND BAGS
Easter Handbags. Reds,
whites and black plastic.
Values up to $3 36
$6.95 ............... 6
MEN'S SPORT SHIRTS
Tan and blue short sleeve
shirts. Ideal for that $1.95
hot day ahead ......
A large assortment of pat-
terns in the finest $7 95
kind of material .... $795
Turkish Bath Towels
Large fluffy bath towels by
Cannon. Whites and 59c
pastel shades ......... C
WASH CLOTHS. .15
WORK GLOVES .69
All-Leather GLOVES $1.10
Khaki and Blue
WORK PANTS -$2.89
WORK PANTS --- $1.95
WORK SHIRTS .-- $1.25
WORK SHOES $5.25
Khaki SHIRTS ---- $2.19
Don't miss these' beautiful
percale pajamas. Stripe pat-
terns; grippers on $2.95
coat and pants .. .
Two lots of ladies' sheer and
cotton blouses. Whites
and colors. Values up to
$1.79 and $2.69
COSTING'S DEPARTMENT STORE
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1947
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY., FLORIDA
FRIDAY. -APRIL. 4. 14TET.P TT. JOE,. .ULF.C...T.. -LOI. .PGE.E..
s Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
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Miss Joan Byrd, bride-elect, was
fetedi Wednesday o'f last week with
a miscellaneous shower given by
M;s. M. C. Wood, Mrs. George Mc-
Lawhon, Mrs. Foy Scheffer ana
Mrs. J. R. Chestnut at the home of
Mrs. McLawvhon on Eighth Street.
Games appropriate to the occasion
were enjoyed during the afternoon,
with prizes going to Mrs. Al Smith,
Mrs. Ve:a Davis and Mrs. F. G.
After the honoree had been pre-
sented with the many lovely gifts,
they were opened and. viewed by
The hostesses served a chicken
salad plate with cake and soft
drinks to Mrs. Opp Moore, Mrs. AI,
Smith, Mrs. Harry McKnight, Mrs.
Herbeit Black, Mrs. R. F. Scheffei
Jr., Mrs. Calvin Musse-lwhite, Mrs.
Roscoe Byrd, Mrs. Archie Russell,
Mrs. F. G. Roberts, Mrs. Dewey
Davis and Mrs. Glenn Grimsley. '
A number of friends of the hon'
oree who were, unable to be pres-
ent remembered the occasion with
INSTALLS NEW OFFICERS
The Laddes Auxiliary of the Pres-
byterian- Church met at the churcti.
Monday afternoon for a business
meeting, with Mrs. R. M. Spillers,
vice-president, presiding and giving
Miss Eva Daniel then took over
and the following officers were in-
stall3d for the ensuing year: Mrs.
R. D. Prows J'r., president; Mrs. J.
R.. Smith, vice-president; Mrs. H.
L. McKinnon, secretary; Mrs. H.
A. Campbell, ,treasurer. The meet-
ing was then closed by all repeat-
ing the Lord's Prayer.
Present were Mesd'ames McKin-
non, Spillers, Smith, Prows, Camp-
bell, Maurice Maige, M. Dean, A.
P. Wakefield, Tommy Mitchell, B.
E. Kenney, T. R. L. Carter, Sal
Cucchihari, and M. Elder, and Miss
OFFICERS INSTALLED BY
The American Legion Auxiliary
held its regular meeting Tuesday
evening in the Legion home, at Bea-
con Hill, -with the president, Mrs.
Estelle Mosely, presiding.
Officers. for the ensuing year
were installed at this time, with
Mrs. Ruby Pridgeon, first Auxiliary
president, acting as installing of-
ficer. The new officers are: Mrs.
Mosely, president; Mrs. Eva Lov-
ett, vice -president; Mrs. Marie
Cra'wford, treasurer, Mrs. Mada-
leine E. Whitaker, corresponding
and recording secretary; Mrs. Mo-
zelle Trammell, historian; Mrs.
Vera Collier, sergeant-at-arms, and
Mrs. Winona Taunton, chaplain.
Members of the Legion joined
the ladies for a coup of coffee af-
ter th.e. meeting, Mrs. Crawford and
Mrs. Trammel acting as hostesses.
METHODIST WSCS STUDIES
PROBLEMS OF ALCOHOL
The circles of the Methodist W.
S. C. S. held a joint study program
Monday, choosing for their sub-
ject "Seeking New Understanding
of Alcohol Problems of Today."
The Rutht Lawrence Circle was
hostess, meeting at the home of
Mrs. Watson Smith. The Mary Vick
Mauck Circle was in charge of tho
program, with talks given by Mrs-.
Nobie Stone, Mrs. R. W. Smith ant
Mrs. Ralph Swatts. ,
At the conclusion of the pro-
gram, members of the Susie Peach
Foster Circle served refreshments.
[Bolivia won its freedom from
Spain in 1825.
Mr. and Mrs; Harold Powel
the proud parents of a son,
March 31 at the municipal
pital. The young man has
named, Wallace Harold.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Lee
liams of Apalachicola announce
hirfh nf a son "Roberti" Edlward
BAPTIST CIRCLES ENJOY sion the school of missions, begin:-
STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM I ning next Monday, with classes for
Saren An enjoyable stewardship pro- all ages, was announced.
born gram was rendered, at the church The meeting was dismissed by
los- Monday afternoon by the Baptist the president, after which Circla
been W. M. S., with Mrs. C. M. Palmer, Three served a delicious, salad
stewardship chairman, presiding Plate, cookies, and cold drinKs.
J. A. M. CLUB MEETS March 31 at the municipal hospital.
WITH MRS. PRIDGEON
iMrs. Eula Pridgeon was hostess Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Strickland or
to members of the J. A. M. Club this city announce the birth of a
Monday night at her home in White son. Charles Everett, on Opril 1 at
City. the municipal hospital.
Upon arrival the guests were. in- Mr? and Mrs. Raymond F. Page
vited to the dining room where the of Apalachicola announce the birth
lace-covered table held a buffet of a daughter, Diana Carnell, on
supper consisting of chicken and April 1 at the municipal hospital
rice, vegetable, salad, pickles, cran- R R
berry sauce, hot rolls, peach short-
cake and coffee. After this boun- ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED
tiful repast, the guests enjoyed an Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Martin an-
hour of sewing and visiting. nounce the engagement of their
Enjoying the hospitality of Mrs. eldest daughter, Bunnie, to George
Pridgeon were. Mesdiames Minnie Edwar.d Zeigler, son of Mrs. Lucille
Ola D.-ake, Ruby ,Pridgeon, Florrie Gober and the late Fleming Zeig-
Connell, Eliza Lawson, Ned Ga'n- ler, of Millbrook, Ala. The wedding
ous, Elaine Pridgeon, Vern.a Smith, will be an event of April 20 at thi-
Callie Howell and .Myrtice'.Smith, First Presbyteriafl Church, with
and four guests, Mrs. Harold Kirk- the Rev. W. A. Daniel officiating.
land, Mrs, John Lane, Mis, Sara I I
Kelly and. Miss Edna Davis. JR. WOMAN'S CLUB TO MEET
The next mee-ting of the club, on The regular meeting of the Ju-
April 14, will', be. with. Mrs. Ma nior Woman's. Club will be held
guerite Pridgeon at her home on April 8 at 8 p.m. in thle club room
Third Street. at the Centennial Building. Al.
It R -. members are urged to attend.
JOHNSON RICKS .
Mr. and Mrs: F.ank Ricks of
Panama City announce the marri-
age of their daughter, Julia, to Ed-
ward Johnson of this city, March
29 in Panama City, the Rev. E. D.
McDaniel, pastor of the First Bap-
tist Church of that city, officiating.
The young couple are at home to
their f-iie.nds on Fourth Stre'et.
Mr. Johnson is employed, at the
-Smithl Pharmacy, and Mrs. John-
son is an employee of the White
SDR. C. L. REICHERTER
EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 1947
9:45-Bible School for all.
10:55-Morning Worship. Sermon Topic:.
6:25-Baptist Training Union.
7:30-Evening Worship. Sermon Topic:
"ONE LAST WORD."
and CAST IRON WOOD RANGES
We Have a Limited Quantity of
Chavers-Fowhand Furniture Co.
D. Brigman, Mgr.
Port St. Joe, Fla.
and bringing the devotional, which
was followed with prayer by Mrs.
Mrs. C. A. McClellan gave a
splendid, talk relative to the. dis-
tribuition of money in the Lord's
work, ,giving examples of several
outstanding men. The legend :)f
the dogwood' tree was given by
Mrs. Joe Fairrell, which was ji
keeping with the Resurrection sea-
son. During the brief business ses-
Next Monday's, meeting will be
the business, session, with the Sun-
beams meeting at the same hour.
stt at .
Attend Birthday Dinner
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Fe.rrell, Mr.
and Mrs. Tommy Braxton and Mrs.
Florrie Connell attend.ed.. the 83rd
birthday dinner of Mrs. Harriet
Rowell in We'wahitqhka last Sun-
day. This is, an annual affair, and
all reported an enjoyable day.. |
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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 TUESDA.
April 5 and 6
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SATURDAY, APRIL 3
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BEAUMONT ADAMS KENDAlj
Chapter 4 of Serial
"Son of the Guardsman"
SUNDAY, APRIL 4
NEWS and VARIETY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7
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Chapter 5 of Serial
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
April 8 and 9
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THE STE.SAR, PORT; ST.* JO' It-GOV COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRMAY,,-APR IL 4, 94
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, rULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
THOSE. R. L. CARTER
Abstracts of Title Loans on Real Estate
Registered Real Estate Broker
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
* CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING *
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE FOR SALE
IF YOU WANT MONEY TO TYPEWRITER-Underwood type-
BUILD SEE US! writer in good condition. See it
BUILD ... ........ Q.f... o.., ^ p Rffin
Remember, we have helped to se-
cure loans tfor construction of .9
out of 10 houses' built in Port St.
Joe since 1938.
We have the following houses
for sale at prices well within the
limit of the late Real Estate Ad-
The former Roberts place on Gar-
rison now owned by John Duren,
A substantial, well built house with
two bedrooms. FHA and GI Loans
can be secured
We catn now give you easy terms
'on the S-bedroom house corner of
16th Street and Palm Boulevard,
which has been repainted inside
and out. Will sell under contract,
$1250.00 down and' balance monthly
with ass-umption of the mortgage.
Can also give you exceptionally-
good.terms on the 2-bedroom house
on the east side of Palm Boule-
vard, one lot from 13th Street. The
price is! very reasonable and you
can move in at once. Immediate
possession given for as little as
$700.00 down, balance in monthly
payments with assumption of the
An attractive. garage apartment in
rear of lot on Palm Blvd., third lot
south from corner of 10th Street.
Fully furnished and ready to move
in. This, is' known as the formezs
Miller place. Lot in front is cleared,
filled in with good! dirt and fer-
tilized. Dandy place to build with
income property added, or an at-
tractive home as it stands. Inrme-
diate possession 'given and rea-
sonable price. -
IHave two desirable corner lots on
Palm Blvd., west side corner of
.14th. Very reasonable, at $650; way
-under prevailing prices'.
Also four beautiful corner lots on
Monument at 13th and 15th Sts.
'Beach lots are getting scarce. Have
one priced, right on Highway 98
near Ronald Childers new home;
75 by 90 feet.
A $2000 home in Oak Grove; easy
,terms, $300 down, balance like
An excellent 'buy in a house in
Gaulding's Addition, $1000 cash.
"You will soon get your dee-d, I am
advised, to your lot in Unit No. 4,
St. Joseph's Addition on Constitu-
tion Drive or Monument. We will
be glad to figure with you on an
FHA or GI 'build-ing loan.
Remember-Abstracts of Title are
furnished with every sale.
CARTER Registered Real
317 REID AVENUE
Port St. Joe, Florida
5-ROOM COTTAGE on one acre of
land, at White City; hot and
cold water. See J. A. Christmas at
Wimico Lodge. 3-28ttf
Advertising doesn't cost--It PAYS!
BEACH LOTS-I have two beach
lots situated about two miles east
of Beacon Hill. These lots have al-
ready been graded and are priced
for quick sale.
HOUSE FOR SALE Nice three-
bedroom rouse on Long Ave.nue.
Can get possession quickly. Easy
LARGE CORNER LOT on Garri-
son Avenue. This is ideal for
your new home.
Registered Real Estate Broker
Office: St. Joe Motor Co. Phone 37
It pays to advertise-try it!
*L omiuni State SOervicest a Li'U.
Phone 227. 3-28 2t
WATER HEATER-Kerosene side-
arm water heater and tank; per-
fect condition. Call Thos. G. Also-
CORNET-Brand new Frank B-
flat cornet, with alligator leather
case. See Mrs. Alex LeGrone, city,
Phone 233. .3-14tf
SHINGLES-310 lb. green asphalt
shingles, $8.50 per square. Also
90 lb. slate surface, roll roofing in
red or green at $3.75 per roll. C.
L. Costin, Beacon Hill. 3-7 4-4
FENCE WIRE-50 feet of 14-inch
woven ornamental fence wire at
$4.50; or will swap for most any-
thing. The Star office. 1-10tW
HOUSEHOLD GOODS FOR SALE
GAS REFRIGERATOR-G-foot ca-
pacity Servel Electrolux, in good
condition, $85. See Mrs. W. S.
Smith at The Star office. 3-21tf
FOR SALE 1938 Ford Tudor,
$700; 19'37 2-door Chevrolet se-
dan, good tires and paint, $400. See
W. H. Weeks, Highland View. 2*
ASBESTOS AWNINGS-Built to
measure.. Sign painting, house
painting, general repair work. Free
estimates. G. W. MILSTEAD, tele-
phone 275-J. 4-25*
FOR DEMONSTRATION of the
"Baibu-Tendia," a nationally ad-
vertised safe way to care for your
baby, call Mrs. Thos. Alsobrook,
HELP WANTED MALE
NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Job MOS Grades
Technician ---------067 5, 4, 3
Technician ------ 072 5, 4, 3
Cook ---------------- 060 5, 4
Electrician 0------ 078 5, 4
Pharmacist ----------149 4, 3
Photographer -------- 152 5, 4
Stenographer -------- 213 5, 4, 3
Dental Assistant ----- 855 5
Airplane and Engine
Mechanic ---------- 747 5, 4, 3
investigator ----------301 5, 4
and many other skills. Qualified
Army, Navy, Marine and Coast
Guard veterans who have held any
of some 400 occupational special-
ties .for s'ix months. or more, may
now enlist in the new Regular
Army at a grade de0pnding on the
length of your previous occupa-
tional specialty service. New high
Army pay and the opportunities for
advancement make an Army ca-
reer more attractive now than ever
bfeltre. Stop in and find, out the
special grade you will receive un-
der this new War Department reg-
ulation. Apply at the. nearest U. S.
Army Recruiting Station, or 210
Harrison Avenue, Panama, City.
Recruiting officer in Port St. Joe
every Friday, 2nd floor of Masonic
CONCRETE MIXER for rent, $5.00
per day. Spillers and Nichols,
phone 83 or 304. 5-9*
BABY CHICKS-Get new price list
and save money. WORTHWHILE
CHICKS, 101 W. North Avenue,
Baltimore 1, Md. 6-20*
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. 8-3
FAMILY GROUPS and
Drop us a card if you
O. J. BENTON
Postoffice Box 964
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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BBLACKIE' MILSTEAD SEVERS
CONNECTION WITH SIGN SHOP
G. W. "Blackie" Milstead has
severed:'his connection with'the St.
oe. Sign .Shop, but will continue
his same line of work in a new lo-
cation, yet to Ibe selected, under
the name of the Gulf Advertising
Company, and in the meantime will
take orders for work at his home,
He thanks those who have fa-
vored, him with business in the
past and trusts they will continue
to do business with him in the
Mrs. Stevens III
Mrs. Carl Stevens, who has ben
seriously ill at her home in White
City, at last reports is considerably
improved and her- friends wish for
her a speedy ercovery.
Mis. 'B. L. Presnell and sons
left recently to join Mr. Presne.ll in
Augusta, Ga-., where they will re-
side in the future.
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
/g days each month, 8:00 p. n1.
, Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. D. L.
Owens, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec,
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1. 0
0. F.-Meets every Wednesday
night at 8 o'clock in Masonic hall
All members urged to attend and
visiting brethren invited. B. A
Pridgeon, N. G.; W. H. Sansom,
SN 0 T I C E
Notice is hereby given that I am
no longer connected with the St.
Toe Sign Shon. and on and after
this date. I will not be responsible
for any debts contracted in the
name of the St. Joe Sign Shop.
Dated April 4, 1947.
4-28* G. W. MILSTEAD,
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of County Commissioners or
Gulf County, Florida, will receive
sealed' bid's until 10:00 A. M. April
Sth. 1947, for the purchase of the
One (1) l%-ton 11/2-yard, dump
truck with, cab.
One (1) Bulldozer blade and'
wench-to fit 3-cylindle-r R. D. 6
Also alternate bid for one angle
The Board reserves the right to
"eject any and allI bids'.
Board County Commnissioners,
Gulf County, Florida.
March 21, 1947. 3-21 4-4
NOTICE is 'hereby given that the
Trustees of the Internal Improve-
men.t Fund of the State of Florida,
pursuant to law, will offer for sale,
for competitive bids, in Tallahas-
see, Florida, at 11:00 o'clock A.
M. April 15, 1947, for the land in
Gulf County, described as follows,:
Lots 1. 2, 3 and WV., of NW /4
of Section 6, Township 9 South,
Ranee 9 West, containing 198.11
The nuirchasner is required to pay
the advertising cost.
THE TRUSTEES OF THE IN-
TEIRNAiL IMPROVEMENT FUND
reserve the right to reject.any and
BY ORDER of the Trustees of
the Internal Inmrevement Fund of
the State of Florid-a.
MILLAiRD F. CALDWELL,
F. C. ELLIOT. Secretary 3-14
Trustees I. I. Fund. 4-11
GOODYEAR Tires, Tubes and Accessories
HOTPOINT APPLIANCES KEM-TONE PAINT
SEABEE OUTBOARD MOTORS CUSHMAN
SCOOTERS TEXACO PRODUCTS
ST. JOE SUPPLY COMPANY, Inc.
Reid Avenue CALL US FOR KEROSENE Phone 321
Car W WHEN YOU NEED
CS' KEROSENE Call 200-W
Our Specialty-Wash, Polish and Wax
Good Gulf Gas, Oils and Grease
GULF SERVICE STATION
W i F1 FOR QUICK, DEPENDABLE
O PLUMBING SERVICE
J CALL EDWARD LeGRONE
PHONE 88 OR 233-W -
Formerly Connected With LeGrono Plumbing and Heating
WHEN YOU NEED A
T TAXI PHONE 287
At Sunny State Service Station -
WE HAVE ALL THE LATEST
HITS! ALBUMS, TOO
ST. JOE FURNITURE AND
Plumbi GENERAL PLUMBING
AIjPAIR, SEWER CLEANING and REPAIR
S G. W. BRODNAX
Phone 88 Brooks Sporting Goods
WE HANDLE ALL'TYPES OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
We recommend fire insurance because its easy to start a fire
0 ,tc BUCK ALEXANDER
'L MEET YOUR
SST. JOE SIGN SHOP
UPHOLSTERING FURNITURE REPAIR
s* FREE ESTIMATES --------
.*, FOR DEPENDABLE SERVICE PHONE 94
0A FREE PICKUP AND DELIVERY
(WACt4MW Let Us Design You a Letterhead
T To Fit Your Business
Phone 51 Port St. Joe, Fla.
lEE ^, WILKS JEWELRY COMPANY
<'^ Diamonds and Jewelry
WE TEACH WATCHES TO
A... M 1....3. @. TELL THE TRUTH"
ST. JOE ELECTRIC SHOP
HAS PHONE INSTALLED
W. H. Pierson, owner of the St.
Joe E.lectric Shop, who recently
was forced' to move his establish-
ment to Highland View d'ue to the
fact that he was unable to find a
vacant building in town. this week
was all s.mfles, for he has finally
got a telephone installe-d.
-St. Joe Electric is listed in the
phone book as 259 (the old num-
ber) but it is now 310.
Visits In Wewahitchka
Mrs. George Montgomery and
baby spent Saturday in Wewa-
hitchka visiting with Sheriff and
Mrs. B. E. Parker.
WHO'S WHO IN PORT ST. JOE O
- SPEND YOUR MONEY AT HOME WHERE YOU WILL GET ANOTHER CRACK AT IT -
THESE WELL-KNOWN BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS OFFER YOU GOODS AND SERVICES UNEXCELLED
FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1947