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VOLUME XI PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1947 NUMBER 9
In Gulf County
Support of Drive By Everyone Is
Urged By Seal Chairman
H. H. Saunders
Residents of Gull' county this
week received their .sheets of 19-17
Christmas Seals enclosed with let-
ters from the Gulf County Tuber-
culosis and Health Association ask-
ing support for its 1948 tuberculo-
sis prevention and control calm-
paign. Thb sale began yesterday
and will continue until Christmas.
"The funds derived from the 1947
Christmas Seal sale will be put to
work early in 1948," said Seal Sale
Chairman Harry Saunders, "andl
the earlier Gulf county residents
acknowledge their seals, the more
confidently we can go ahead with
our plans for a healthier coanimun-
ity in 1948."
Five per cent of the money de-
rived from sale of the seals goes to
the National Taberculosis. Associa-
tion, from which a large part is re-
turneg to this county in the results
of medical research and in advice
on the best ways of meeting local
tuberculosis problems. The other
95 per cent is spent in Florida. 21
per cent for state-wide services and
the remainder on specific tubercu-
losis control projects carried' on 'by
the Gulf County Tuberculosis As-
"Health education is the founda-
tion stone of the program," said
Chairman Saunders. "The associa-
tion carries on a year-round cam-
paign aimed at the needs and in-
terests of specific groups. Facts
rather than feaps are the weapons
used to fight tuberculosis. Case-
finding is an important part of the
program, and the eventual aim is
to have every citizen given a chest
X-ray annually to protect the conm-
(Continued on page 7)
Western Auto Store Will Be
Open Tomorrow, We Think
Like the late Will Rogers, all a
lot of people know is "what they
read in the papers," and so we have
a bone to pick with Mr. C. W. Long,
who. when he found we didn't have
space for an opening ad for his
new Western Auto store, asked us if
we could give him a front page
-blubl) on his opening last Saturday.
We gladly gave him the story and
hundreds of people took our word
lor it and went around to look over
his dump-only to find, the doors
closed and the windows soaped. So
we're the goat. We don't mind be-
ing called a jackass, but the ap-
pellation of "goat" riles us.
So today, after Mr. Long swears
to it on a stack of Bibles six feet
tall, we are proud to announce that
the Western Auto Associate Store.
C. W. Long, owner, will open to-
morrow for business.
Weelk-end Guests From Alabama
Mrs. D. J. Brooks and son Louis
of Elba, Ala., were guests over the
week-end of Dan and Joe Brooks
and their families.
Visiting With Parents
Mrs. Wilbur Norton of Dawson.
Ga., arrived Monday for a visit with
her parents. Mr. and Mrs. F. M.
Rowan, and other relatives._
Don Linton Here On Furlough
Pvt. Donald Linton, who Is sta-
tioned at Fort Bragg, N. C., is here
on furlough visiting friends.
Expect To Have
Water Filter Plant In
Word was received this week
from the Layne Central Company,
which is installing the water Iilter-
ing plaint presented to the city by
Mrs. Alfred I. dul'ont, that the final
piece of equipment for the plant, a
wipecial tank, will be shipped tomor-
row fIrom Pottstown, Pa., and
should arrive here by December 6.
"This tank is the last and remain-
ing part of the water filtering sys-
tem," said Mayor J. L. Sharit, "and
it should be installed and ready for
operation iby the 15th or 20th of De-
cember, as I understand it will
only take front five to ten days to
connect it up after it is received."
Bonifay Takes Sharks
12 To 6 On Wet Field
.Playing on a field ankle-deep in
water most of the time, the St. Joe
Sharks last Friday fell before the
Bonifay Blue Devils 12 to 6 at Boni-
fay in what was considered to be
one of the most important of two
games in the Northwest Florida
Conference scheduled for that day.
All others were rained out.
Bonifay chalked up the first score
in the opening quarter and tallied
again in the final period, missing
both tries for extra point.
The Sharks made their lone
counter in the last quarter when
Claude Cowart intercepted a Blue
Devil pass and hiked 30 yards to
the goal line.
Moore To Leave
Ophrah "Opp" Moore is leaving
for DeFuniak Springs where he has
accepted a position with the Dan-
ley Furniture Company. His family
will remain here until lie can find
quarters for them in DeFuniak. Opp
has taken an active interest ill com-
munity' affairs during the time he
has resided here and the' many
friends he has made will indeed be
sorry to see him leave.
Louis Perritt Stops By
Louis Perritt, who is working in
Tennessee, stopped by Monday toi
visit with his sister and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Gainous, while
-en route to Ft. Myers to spend
Thanksgiving with his wife. You'd
-hardly recognize Louis. as he's had
his teeth yanked, put on about '40
pound-s and. is growing one of those
Spending Holidays Here
Miss Sara Jo Costin and Mel
Matgidson of Florida State Univer-
"sity and C. G. Cos-tin, Jr., of the
Univesi'"ty of Florida. Gainesville.
are spending the Thanksgiving
holidays here with Mr. and Mrs.
C. C(. Costitn.
Spending Holidays Here
Mis-s Teresa Edwards, a student
at F. S. U., Tallahassee. is spend-
ing the Thanksgiving holidays here
with her parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Chester Edwards. Miss Edwards
has recently been pledg."ed to Sigtma
Spends Week-end In Tallahassee
Mrs. Mel Magidson spent last
week-end in Tallahassee visiting
i.er husband, Mel, and sister, Miss
Sara Jo Costin. students at Florida
Visiting Daughter and Family
Mr. and Mrs.C. C. Parker of Jack-
sonville are visiting here this woest
with their daughter and family, Mr.
and Mrs. E. C.' Cason.
To Begin In Bay
About Dec. 10th
Due To Fact Channels Shoaling;
Seagoing Hopper Dredge
Lyman T.o Do Job
According to a letter received by
Mayor J. L. Sharit front Col. Jos. J.
Pwitty ,I' Mobile. U. S. district en-
gineer. work of deepening the en-
trance channel to St. Joseph's Bay
will h''.giii about December 10.
Colonel Twitty's letter was in re-
ply to a letter sent him by Mayor
Sharit advising him that the north
bay channel to the dock and the
channel abreast of the docks here
wer:' in need of dredging to bring
them to their project depth. The
mayor al-so informed Col. Twitty
that the entrance to the south
'liauniel had shoaled to such an ex-
tent as to create a hazard to all
vessels usitig the channel.
It was also pointed out by the
mayor that the buoys in the en-
trance channel are out of line, hav-
ing shifted from one side or the
other to where they are not in the
center line ol the channel. He was
iadvi.-ed that this matter should be
taken up with the coast guard.
which has been done.
In replying to Mayor Sharit's let-
ter. Colonel Twitty said, ill part:
"I am pleased to advise you that a
hydrographic survey is now being
made of these channels and that,
based on the findings of this sur-
vey. such necessary dredging as
will be required to res tore project
dimensions at this location will be
"It is the intention of this office
to begin operations with the U. S.
Seagoing Hopper Dredge Lyman int
the entrance channel to St. Jos-
ephs Bay about 10 Dec.eimber 1947,
for the purpose of restoring project
dimensions in this portion of the
Returns To Home In New Orleans
Mrs. A. Morgan Jones, Jr., left
Tue-sday to return to her home in
New Orleans. La., after a visit of
several days here with Mrs. Marie
hones and other relatives.
Home For Holidays
Tom Bartee and Billy. J'o Jones,
vho attend Georgia Military Co--
le.ge at Milledgeville, Ga., are home
'or the Thanksgiving holidays.
City To Have Cemetery
Located On Site of Old
St. Joseph Burial Ground
At the regular meeting ofa the
city (e i,lission, tile b toard agreed
to accept a cemetery site offered
by the ii,- I, ,l interests as
soon as the deeId.s are presented.
Site for the cemetery is that of
the old Sit. Joseph cemetery west
of the city which has long been a
point of interest to visitors as well
as residents and in which still
stands a considerable number of
gravestones and .brick tombs dating
back to the days when St. Joseph
was a hustling, bustling seaport
and reputed to be the largest city
School To Be Held Here
Buster Owens, worthy master of
the local Masonic lodge, announces
that Ernest W. Camplbell of Mari-
anina, grand lodge instructor for
this district, will hold .a school of
instruction for all Masonls in the
Masonic temple Decemiber 4. 5 and
6( at 2:30 p. in. and 7:30 p. im. each
All Masons are urged, to be pres-
ent each day for at least one of tlhe
District Honor Court
I At Church Tonight
Scoutmiaster J. T. Simpson is ex-
tending' an invitation to everyone to
attend the Count of Honor this eve-
11ing at the Baptist Church, the
first district Court of Houor ever
to be held in Port St. Joe.
One of the features of thil eve-
ning will be presentation of the
Boy Scout Eagle badge to P. B.
Mother of J. 0. Baggett Dies
J. 0. Baggett was called to Gon-
zalas. Fla., last Friday to the bed-
iside of his mother, Mrs. M. 0. Bag-
gett. who passed away Saturday.
Mrs. J. 0. Baggett and, .daughter
Alma left Monday to attend the
funeral, which was held Tuesday
Pvt. Buddy Evans Visiting
Pvt. Buddy Evans. stationed at
Fort Benninig. Ga., is home on rur-
loiiugh, visiting his parents, Mr. and
SMrs. Curtis Evans.
SITE OF PROPOSED CITY-OWNED CEMETERY
This is a portion of the old St. Joseph cemetery, whose site is to be
deeded to the city of Port St. Joe for a modern cemetery. Note the
tombs, which are said to be made of bricks brought over from Italy
and France as ballast in the sailing vessels that in the hey-day of
old, St. -Joseph crowded St. Josephs Bay.
Are Eligible For
Aid From State
Fact Is Brought Out By G. Tapper
At Meeting ,of Parent-Teacher
Association- Last Week
By MRS. RALPH SWATTS
Gulf county is eligible for state
aid in financing its education pro-
This fact -was revealed by George
1.. first speaker on the sym-
posium oi "Recognizing Today's
School Needs" conducted, by Rev.
T. D. Byrne and the citizen's conm-
mittee on education at the Novem-
ber meeting of the Port St. Joe Par-
ent-Teacher Associati'on held last
Thursday evening in the high school
auditorium. Mr. Tapper's talk con-
cerned the financial program of
the state as affecting this county.
Other speakers were Jake Belin,
who explained the present system
of school taxation, and Principal
Waddell Biggart, who disclosed ten-
tative plans for the school building
program for the next few years.
Questions asked by interrogators
Tom Byrne, Mrs. B. E. Kenney and
Harry McKnight created a spirited
discussion, which was enlightening
to the listeners and served to stir
up a lively interest in the school
In the business session. Mrs. Ed
Ramsey urged P.-T. A. members to
bring children's clothes to the cloth-
ing exchange at the school.
The organization voted to give a
prize of $5 to the room having the
most visitors registered during vis-
itation week and to -buy a cuip to
be used as an award iii the "Bet-
ter English" contests which are to
be sponsored by the English depart-
inent under the direction of Mrs.
Ben Dickens. The group also voted
to sponsor all adult study course in
Alanuary or Felbruary, the instruc-
Continued on page 7)
Memorial Library Open
Tuesday and Saturdays
Hope you weren't unduly mixed
up last week in regard to the ex-
act location of the Memoriial Li-
brary, for somewhere along the
line a "slug" got lost and our ar-
ticle read located in the rear
and hereafter the library will be
opened ." The missing line was
"of the. Miller Drug Store."
Anyway, the Junior Woran's,
Cl~ib i which is sponsoring, the li-
hibrary wauts everyone to know not
only where it is,, but that it will be
open every Tuesday and S-aturday
Cromn : to 5:3'0 m .. and that menm-
hershilp cards will be on file at the
The club is sponsoring a inmem-
te'sthip drive next week and every-
one is urged to sign up. Memiber-
ships are ontly $1.00 per year per
A:ld relinciimbr, the library is in
the rear of Miller's Drug Store and
Inot "in the rear t1,ereafter."
E Bonds Bought In County
Duri i th le month of October,
r'sh'nls of' Gultf county bought H.
t:Hal of 8.01,975 worth of Series E.
'governt-tintit savings bonds. Total
for the state' was $;u,026,520.
Here For Thanksgiving
Miss Virginia Pridgeon. student
at Alabama Polytechnic Institute,
Albui'n, Ala.. is spending th e
Thanksgiving holidays here wit
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
pul-also fer their own publicity
The Low Down And this her latest one to go over
the (divide is our' recent hen housa
from champeen, whose slide rule done
Willis Swamn slipt when he figgered a liv', chick.
ll en hoppin' around in the barnyard
would eat less grain than it would
Editor The Star: iffen you popped it in the skillet.
Man, oh, man, it ure has bill So up there on the escutcheon (1
hadda dig that there wird up outei
ramibinkshus down here in the the dickshunary) with 100 othei
s vamp, whut w-ith all them thereFl eavy Thinkers, we kin add a new
hunters trying' to shoot a deer or a name-Mr. Hen House Charlay.
squirrel or themselves. I ain't hal 'But this here fowl-less Thursday
no time to do nuthin' much, whut biiness e bin toyin' with hai
with hanging' signs on my three mebbe after all ]in a good thing.
kows "This Is A Kow," painting' my If it demonstrates that the Govt.
goats red and putting' bells on my boys kin be 100 per cen-t ong on
pig's. Jest cum up in time t'other as simple a question as chickens,
day to stop Cecil Costin and Uncle then they mite also hev some Juvc-
Ch'arley McClellan frum perforatin' nile idees on things like conmmu
my best milker. I'm shore glad nism thrives best on hunger. But
George Cooper didn't git down this here in our own grand land where
way-he'll shoot at ennything that the gout 's prevalent and the gar-
moves. bage cans bulge, we also see corn-
But whut I starte'1 out to say in m1unism room.
spite o! the house being' peppered They is fumadiddles some place
with shot all the time, wuz that 1 in the woodpile.
see where another of our "Wun- Yours/with the low down,
der Boys' has gone where the JO SERRA.
woodbine twineth, and we kin put
his name up there on the escut- Let us weld and repair those
cheon with t'others who has gone fenders for you. Radiators cleaned
South and repaired. Martin's Fixit
down fighting' fr us common pee- Shop. Phone 94. 11-28*
We Specialize In the Necessities
of Life Rather than the Luxuries
9 Comparison proves that you can buy the Real Necessities
of Life, such as food, at Chestnut's cheaper than else-
where, considering QUALITY as well as PRICE.
THESE SPECIALS GOOD FRIDAY SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 28 and 29
Potatoes 10 lbs. 39c
Due to delay in getting into our new building we were unable to open last
Saturday, but will open this Saturday, and cordially invite everyone to visit
our new store and trust that it will be the beginning of many new customers.
Trading at Western Auto is a good way to combat the High Cost of Living.
Small, Lean, Sweet Smoke Tasti FRESH GREEN FROZEN
BOSTON BUTTS lb. 57ci English PEAS pkg.
A-GRADE BABY BEEF
T-BONE STEAK lb. 49c
Stokley's CORN pkg. 19c
SLICED BREAKFAST GRADE 'A'
BACON PerPound 79c
I FRESH, FIRM
I BEEF TENDERLOIN
CUBED STEAK lb. 69c
lb. 59cI BELL PEPPERS lb. 15c
LARGE JUICY SUNKIST
0,25-FOT ROLLS LARGE STALKS
WAX PAPER 19c CELERY 18c
MIXED "Juicy Little 01' Sour"
STEW BEEF 1b, 19c1 TANGERINES doz. 19c
a!~lMIB!B~~e"B 3 CE^
CH ESTN -T'S
I PHONE 222
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
6,00 x 1.6
GUARANTEED 18 MONTHS
"-SAME DAVIS DELUXE TIRES
THAT FORMERLY COST $12.95
WITH SAME DEFINITE, WRIT.
TEN GUARANTEE AT THIS
LOW PRICE WHY PAY MORE .
AND GET LESS. COME IN TODAY
W AUTO 11;! CHROME FINISH
WEATHER "..N c HOT PLATE
STRIPPINPLUG IN FOR UICK
TOASTER COOKING CONVENE.
4 .IENCE. AC OR DC.
44' 0o T. $395 $24
A NEW ITEM, TOO LATE FOR OUR CATALOGS
DAVIS WEARWELL TIRES, Guaranteed 1 Year
,6.00x16 - $10.95 Plus Tax
5.50x17 - $10.75 Plus Tax
L. C. Smith Double-Barrel Shotgun, 12 Gauge
The only one received in my opening stock. Better get
iti now it won't be here long!
I was,lucky to get a large allocation of BICYCLES for
both boys and girls. They won't last long! Have yours
laid away now for Christmas.
A SMALL DEPOSIT NOW WILt
HOLD YOURS TILL CHRISTMAS.
16 in. $11.95
EQUALLY CONVENIENT FOR
LEFT OR RIGHT HAND. DOUBLE
THUMB REST, REMOVABLE CORD
WORKS ON EITHER SIDE. J1115
Gleo ng Ivory Plastic
BIG RADIO FEATURES! SUITABLE
FOR ANY ROOM. LAY IT AWAY
NOW FOR CHRISTMAS. D2616
GALLON QUART I. .I
IN 2-GALLON IN YOUR 110h
3 CONTAINERS CONTAINER
(Inc. Tax) (Inc. Tax) _-
HOME OWNED and OPERATED By
REID AVENUE PORT SW.LoT. JOE, ngFA
REID AVENUE PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1947
FRIAY NOEBR2,14 H TR OTS.JE UFCUTFOIAPG HE
6 Syndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers"
WE HATE TO SHATTER A
LEGEND, BUT PIGS IS PIGS
In front of a number of reliable
witnesses, S. A. Johnson informed
Ye Ed that the eels we catch in
the fresh waters around Port St.
Joe mate with catfish and' that
"there are no male catfish" and that
the offspring of this mating "are
catfish and eels."
Being something of an ichthyolo-
gist, we didn't hold with his theory,
but he was positively positive. We
had heard something like this be-
fore, but hadn't paid much atten-
tion to it.
Our old friend Mr. Encyclopedia second spring the young eels,
Britannica, than whom there is no known as elverss,' having grown to
whomer when it come-s to all-en- be three inches long, appear In the
compassing knowledge, has this to -resh xater streams. The females
say of the breeding habits of the arinlnd,while the males
ecl: "The breeding grounds of the linger in tidal waters."
eel are Around the Bermuda Is-
lands and only at spawning time is See us for bargains in stoves and
this fish found in salt water. After used-fumnfture. Martin's Fixit Shop.
spawning, the parent eels die. The Phone 94. 11-28*
24-HOUR SERVICE 5c Print up to 3 x 4
Half Dozen 3!/ x 5 Portraits $3.50
Quarter Dozen 8 x 10 Portraits .------$6.50
10 Photographic Xmas Cards $1.00 (Your Negative)
Please Leave Orders Early for Christmas
Hours: 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Daily. Evenings By Appointment
MASONIC BUILDING PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
WE ARE NOT TRAVELING PHOTOGRAPHERS. 4
With your support we hope to be here. permanently.
-- ST. JOE NEEDS A STUDIO
... .... .
Fix up the home, buy
coal or meet unexpected
Leo Kennedy, Manager
Port St. Joe, Florida
Never Have We Seen Anything Come Down Like
Groceries and Meats Have In the Past Few Weeks
WONDER WHY? Again this week-end we are offering our custom
ers the best in foods at the very lowest prices. Don't forget
our FREE GROCERIES EACH SATURDAY at 4 p. m. Last week's
winners were Mrs. Rube Batson, $5.00, and Mrs. J. D. Tullis, $7.50.
This is not a gag, but actually happens at our store each Saturday
afternoon. Also FREE DELIVERY on any order from $7.50 up.
FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,
NOVEMBER 28 and 29, We Offer:
FLOUR Tender Flake 254b. Bag 1.98
10 POUND BAG 98c 5 POUND BAG 49c
Published Weekly By
Plrt ft J" Foi4.
Vol. II Friday, November 28, 1947 No. 17
We're a mite miffed at the editor
of The Star for a parenthetical ex-
pression in this column last week.
He called us "Gabby," and just for
that we're going to put a squeeze
on this space this week. That'll no
doubt suit him better, since he's
probably planning a sumnptuous
Thanksgiving dinner in Georgia
and- will want to take off early.
That's alright, Ed, we're planning
a ibig Thanksgiving dinner, too, and
Doc Lewis has already sharpened
our teeth in case it's a tough Tom.
but, wai-t-t-t a minute this
getting even with you Ts costing
us looks like you've got us
licked every way we turn not
another word about you!
Inasmuch as this is being written
before Thanksgiving and we're up
to our necks in work think-
ing about Turkey and Christinma;,
too .. we feel more like say-
"DEAR CUSTOMERS, WE'RE
THANKFUL FOR YOU, for your
friendship, for your npatronage." and,
the corner! Take our tip and do
your shopping early have
your purchases Gift Wrapped F'ee
at Boyles Department Store, the
store with a gift for every mnem-
ber of the family. This is. going to
be a wonderful Christmas, for you
and 'for us. We pledge our whole-
hearted efforts to help you in every
way possible. Pay Cash at
Boyles Department Store .
you'll save worry orer bills after
Christmas. You'll save
money, too. Many wonderful sur-
prises are in store for you
think of a lovely Towel Set all Gift
Wrapped, for only $1.95 think
of a snappy Lite-A-Bag Purse (you
open, presto, on homess the light!)
for only $4.95. We could go
on and on suggesting hundreds of
practical, useful, economical gifts
and you'll be hearing more from
us next week.
Our Cash Values and your pait-
ronage has made November another
record month for us. We look for-
ward to December and Christmas
INbth new enthusiasm, with even!
*letting it go at that. H _,ever, ter values that will ring the
there's ore or two things we v.ant Christmas Bells for lvon and for us.
to mention which we are sure will
b2 of interest to you. Yours Pulling Santa's Leg,
First. Christmas is just around R. GLENN BOYLES.
eHR^HiiffBH i'ii~tta is -~~rii~ena^^
MACKEREL can 21c
NO. 2 CAN
White Cream CORN 14c
TALL CANS ANY BRAND
MILK 2Cans 27c
WASH TUBS $1.49
LOTS OF MEAT ON 'EM
NECK BONES lb. 26c
ALMOST BONELESS BRISKET
STEW BEEF lb. 27 c
BEEF LIVER lb.
SKINLESS HOT DAWG
Colored Folks TOES 44c WIENERS Pound 27 c
( U. S. NO. 1
POTATOES 10 lbs 43c
PORK CHOPS lb. 59c
YO iNG'S F00D STORE
"Shop At Young's and Save"
"Tips From Aeroe Our
Counter To Wise
~P"Bi~ q IP~ q ~e_
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1947
PAE FUTE SAPR T OGL ONY LRD RDY OEBR2,14
Published Every Friday at 306 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Fla., by The Star Publishing Co.
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Eiitere' as seeondclass matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice. I'P t St. Joe, Fla.. under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
One Year....... $2.00 Six Months ....... .1.00
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken nord is given scant attention; the printed word
Is thoughtfully weighed. Thile spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country -- Right or Wrong
CAUGHT IN THE VISE
In a recent editorial, which was based upon
the congressional hearings on high prices, the
Atlanta Constitution observed that the re-
tailer is not the villain of the piece. Then it
said: "The truth of the matter is that the busi-
nessman is as much caught in the vise of in-
flation as is the customer.
"The grocer, the furniture man, the depart-
ment store manager, have no control over the
prices they pay the processor or manufacturer.
It is one of those vicious cycles in, which the
butcher, the baker and candlestick maker all
get caught up and whirled around.
"Production-replacement of shortages with
plenty-seems the only answer now the di-
lemma has reached present proportions .
The retailer simply hasn't got the answer."
The story of Little Red Riding Hood. con-
siders the Nursery Schools Association of
Britain, is cruel, deceptive and likely to create(
fear complexes among children. It was recoim-
mended for national taboo. Not long ago a
Middlesesx council banned Punch and' Judy
shows because they teach children to be wife
Those child psychologists have the bit m
their teeth. They have pelted off in a reform
runaway. Next Miss Muffet will have to be
exorcised: she also typifies fear. The Three
Bears should be barred they breed disrespect
for private property. To the bonfire with Alice
In Wonderland; she breathes frustration by
the page. Ali Baba preaches how to profit on
stolen goods; the Magic Carpet provokes the
young fry to stray from their cradles.
What a horrible, psyche-pummeling lot of
tales we hive been feeding the youngsters
these many generations! No wonder we have
juvenile delinquency. And the magic show
Grab Junior, he's climbing out of his play-pen
to saw a woman in hlaIf.-St. Louis Globe-
If a seedling is a small tree, just what is an
We've often read that coffee is unhealthy,
and a recent news dispatch we read seems to
confirm that theory-a man hit his ,wife with
a coffee percolator and got six months in jail.
When serving- a course dinner it's too costly
these days to try to make both ends meat.--
S-lenderson (N. C.) Times-News.
BRING IN 350-POUND BEAR put in cold storage at the ice plant.
AND LOSE ANOTHER ONEI They put a couple of slug's into
another of the varmints, but he
P. G. Strange and Harvey Lar- made good his escape. The two went
more went hunting the back to the swamp Monday to see
swmap during the eek-end and it tiley could run bror bar to earth.
came home with a 350-pound black
bear (they didn't say whether thatI
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We come to harry Caesa r, not to al)ppease
him. Vhen iMrs. Petrillo dubbed her
balmbino Caesar, she probably had no idea that
lie would ever grow up to take it so seriously.
liut little Caesar grew up to be Public Dis-
crdl N-o. 1 and Chief of all Galls.
Arlming himself with a large mouth and a
grating personality, Petrillo has (once already
invaded our personal privileges. Some people
he forbade to llow- horns. Other people he
*would not allow to manufacture phonograph
record l. He--single-hlanded boss of America's
ilmulic-outlawed the playing of recordings
over the radio. And that meant that until the
Little man whose musical scales are written
with ;iscenlding- dollar signs relented, \e Am-
lricansl could no lnge1 r ease oU.rselves out of
slumber in the mornings to the soothing
screech of hot trumpets or lull ourselves to
sleep at night to the melodious lilt of frantic,
wirhiohw-rattlinig snare drums.
Now Der Furor of American musicians has
tuned up his irate off-key lip again and is
patently out to sabotage the conductor-Uncle
Sam. that is--for putting the Taft- lartlev law
on the program. After December 31 Caesar
has decreed that no more recordings shall be
made in the land.
Slow much longer shall we lbe allowed to
whistle at our work? Does Petrillo foresee tile
Lime when he can have us hunted dom-n for
surreptitiously humming--without the paid
aid of one of Ilis union menibers-a tune which
we cannot get out of our heads ?
We doubt that the musicians whom he rules
with an iron baton like their dictator. We offer
them without charge a suggestion which may
improve their standing in the public eye, which
has been impaired by their retention of Mr.
P.: Insert this overblown, overblowing over-
lord of music into a kettle-drum,and ship him
to the jungles of Africa. There are untouched
realms for his organizing talents there among-
the tom-tolmmers.-Shelbly (N. C.) Times.
RIGHT TO BE LET ALONE
Somerset Maugham,, the novelist, recently
said this: "If a nation values anything more
than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and
the ironily of it is that if it is comfort or llmoney
that it values more, it will lose that, too."
There, in a brilliant sentence, is the tragic
significance of thie world-wide movement to-
ward "security" at any pSrice. Nation after na-
tion has surrendered its liberties for promises
of bread and shelter. And. once the liberties
were gone and the tyrants were secure in of-
fice, the people found that they had less
bread and shelter than before.
STEAKS SEAFOODS SANDWICHES
ALL KINDS OF DRINKS
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(21/, Miles from Port St. Joe on Beacon Hill Highway)
W. I. GARDNER, Owner
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
ATTENTION CAR OWNERS
GET YOUR CAR READY
FOR WINTER DRIVING
HEATERS IN STOCK
Batteries! Batteries! Batteries!
Cars Painted Motors Tuned Up
Body and Metal Blocks Rebored
Work Carburetor and
Wrecks Repaired Electrical work
Wheel Aligning Lubrication
Wheel Balancing Washing
Brakes Relined and Waxing
Adjusted Seat Covers
Motors Overhauled Spotlights
Fenders Straightened Tires
We Have One of the Best-Equipped Shops In West Florida
McGowin Motor Company
PHONE 129 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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FRDA, OVMER28 14
SFraser Seeks Re-election
As State Comptroller
Edwin G. Fraser yesterday an-
nounced his candidacy for re-elec-
tion as state comptroller..
Fiaser was elected in 1946 to
complete the term of the late Jim
Lee,,but was disqualified from serv-
ing by the supreme court because
he was a member of the legisla-
ture which had raised the salary
of cabinet officers, including the
.comptroller. Clarence Gay, named
by the governor to fill the position,
is also seeking re-election to the
"With the passage of time hav-
ing removed that technicality,"
said Fraser, "I again ask the peo-
Ile of Florida for their vote."
ENDS UP IN THE DRINK
We don't know whether there is
a moral to this tale or not, but it
isn't what w- consider the proper
way to bring home the bacon.
Seems that Carl Armstrong and
George Cooper would a-hunting go
on the. opening day of the season,
and so at the break o' dawn they
were at White City with all their
Carl put the motor on the boat
and put-putted out into the canal
to ,warm it up. Cutting various gy-
rations he turned real sharp to
come ;back to. the landing to picii
up George, and turned the boat
over. He had on a pair of knee-
length boots that threatened to pull
him under as he paddled furiously
the 75 feet to the bank. And all the
while George stood on the bank and
laughed at him.
,Said Carl, as he clambered out
on the bank and wrung the water
oult of his shirt-tail: "George, I be-
lieve you would have stood there
and 'let me drown."
To which George replied: "About
all I could have done would have
been to shoot you to put you out of
your misery; and if you had of
drowned, I'd have high-tailed it
back to town and reported your de-
mise. So, .you see, you really had
nothing to worry about.'
'Alk- Week-end Visitors
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Williams and
daughter Wanda Gene of Pensacola
spent the week-end here visiting
with Mr. and Mrs. Ivey Williams
and Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Strange.
Other 'week-end guests of Mr. an"
Mi'. t'mh-g "Wer'e Mr. range'ss
parents', M', and Mrs. H. V. Strange
Ben Nevis. 4,406 feet high, in In-
vernesshire, Scotland, is the highest
mountain In Great Britain.
Let us do that Electric or Acety-
lene Welding Job for you. Martin's
Fixit Shop, phone 94. 11-28*
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orders, of course; but also
there goes the scientific knowl-
edge and skill of experience-of
our expert pharmacists. That's
why you may bring prescriptions
to as with confidence.
Have your prescription com-
pounded by a Graduate Phar-
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PHONE 5 PORT ST. JOE
'CHUCK' MAKES PFC. AT
William T. "Little Chuck" Gib-
son has been promoted to private
first class after siz months in the
regular army. He is with the uni-
versal military training experl-
mental unit at Fort Knox, Ky., and
is testing with 650 others a pilot
model of how universal military
training would operate on a na-
tional scale. He is in his final
month of the experiment, at the
completion of which he will return
home on two weeks' leave before
reporting to his new station.
'The Place of Horses'
Ispahan, the town in Persia where
Oriental rugs bearing the name are
woven, literally means "the place
of horses." Centuries ago Ispahan
was a horse breeding center.
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NOVEMBER 4, 1947
3:31 P. M.
FLORIDA POWER CORPORATION
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.
EFFECTIVE TODAY AND UNTIL FURTHER
NOTICE OUR NUMBER SIX FUEL OIL PRICE IN
JACKSONVILLE FLA TERMINAL IS INCREASED
FORTY-TWO CENTS PER BARREL MAKING
NEW PRICE TWO FIFTY PER BARREL FOB
JACKSONVILLE TERMINAL STOP MARKET
PRICE PORT TAMPA INCREASED THIRTY-
SEVEN CENTS PER BARREL MAKING NEW
PRICE TWO FORTY PER BARREL FOB PORT
GULF OIL CORPORATION
Keeping Out Heat
Lowering shades will help keep a
room cool. White shades will re-
duce heat and dark ones increase
it, since dark colors absorb more
heat and radiate it within the room.
Awnings are more effective than
shades for this purpose, especially
if they are of a light color.
We have new and used pianos at
factory prices. Easy terms. Mar-
tin's Fixit Shop. Ph-one 94. 28*
It Pays To Advertise T ry it.
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DR. JOS. B. SPEAR
MORE we must
pay out for oil
in the next 12
OUR EARNINGS.-uu which, incidentally, were less than
6 per cent last year, cannot absorb
this huge sum.
OUJR RATES---- which are now 30 per cent less than
they were in i939, are too low to-
day to assure dependable electric
OUR COSTS---- of labor, materials, equipment, taxes
and everything we buy have in-
creased from 60 to 120 per cent.
During September our gross income increased $208,000 as compared to September 1946 .
but our NET income after ALL fixed charges DECREASED $17,000.
One thing we know for sure there is a limit to what this company can stand in the present
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 194T
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
WESLEYAN GUILD ENJOYS
PROGRAM AND DINNER
The rintlbers of the W\esleyar
Guild of the Methodist Church met
at the Florida Pclwer Corporatiol
office Monday night for a special
Thanksgiving program and dinner.
A'n interesting program. under
the direction of Miss Netta Niblack
and Mis.s Bertha Drexel, wa-s en-
joyed by all.
The table from which the blounti-
ful dinner was served was centered
with a pumi;.kin surrounded with
fruits, nuts and vegetables. Favors
of Pilgrim hats were presented to
The bu fet dinner, consisting of
baked chicken, dressing and giblet
gravy, stringibeans, pickled pears,
cranberry sauce, hot rolls, choco-
late cake, mince pie and coffee,
was served, to Mrs. Ary Chasonl.
Mrs. T. S. Singletary, Mrs. Verna
Smith, Mrs. Glenn Boyles, Mrs. A.
R. Bowman, Mrs. Alex Legrone.
Mrs. Loyd Tublb, Mrs. Curtis Evan's,
Mrs. Harold Powell, Miss Margaret
Smith, Miss Mary Lou Henry, Miss
Netta Ni.lack, Miss Bertha Drexel,
Miss Sara Kelly arid Miss Ann
A collection of $19.44 was taken
up for the organ fund.
Next meeting of the Guild will
be with Mrs. Boyles, at which time
the members are asked to bring
toys for Christmas boxes for needy
RUTH LAWRENCE CIRCLE
MEETS AT RAMSEY HOME
The Rcth Lawrence Circle of the
Methodist W. S. C. S. met Monday
- afternoon at the home of Mrs. Ed
Ramsey on Long Avenue.
'Mrs. George Patton, spiritual life
chairman, opened the meeting with
an appropriate and inspirational ar-
ticle and poem on Thanksgiving.
Mrs: Adam Jones offered prayer,
and Mrs. Laney read the 100th
Pstalm. The business meeting was
presided over by Mrs. Ramsey and
during the study course on racial
relations given by Mrs. J. T. Mc-
Neill and Mrs. Ramsey from the
book "Portrait of a Pilgrim," an in-
teresting discussion was developed
and much benefit derived.
The nine members present were
delighted to welcome three visi-
tors, Mrs. Charles Brown, W. S. C.
S. president, Mrs. Mor.gan Jones Jr.,
of Nebw Orleans, and Mrs. 0. ,.1.
Taylor of Apalachicola.
A dainty and delicious salad
plate Iwith hot tea was served to
all by the hostess at the conclusion
of the meeting.
V, B V,
MEETS WITH MRS. PROWS
The Presbyterianl Ladies Auxill-
ary met Monday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. R. D. Promws, Jr. The
meeting was opened with prayer 1Dy
Mrs. -Prows, after which a short
business session was held and the
Bible study, taken from the Book
of Matthew, was le.d by Mrs. J. R.
During the social hour the hos-
tess served cookies aid coffee to
Mesdames R. M. Spillers, B. E. Ken-
ney. A. P. Wakefield, J. R. Sinith,
C. R. Harrison, Thomas Mitchell,
Jim Schantel, Win. Lewis and H.
Miss SSally Norton of Apalachi-
cola. a sitlenlt at Florida State
U., Tallaha's ee, visited here dil.
ing the Thanksgiving season wit!,
Miss Teresa Edwards.
,P. B. Fairley. student at Florida
State U.. Tallahassee, is spending
the Tha'liksgivi'g season here with
h,'is parents, Mir. and Mrs. P. B.
BAPTIST W. M. S. ENJOYS
The \\oman's Missionary Society
o! the First Bal)tist Church enjoyed
an iirtarestilig mission program at
th.? church Monday afternoon given
by Circle Two. Thirty members
Fclloewing the opening song, Mrs.
7'red Maddex gave a very inspiring
talk from Isaiah 59, and Mrs. H. G.
Harvey, program chairman, out-
lined the program, the theme be-
ing "The World's People Today,'
and the topic "Peoples o f Africa."
Taking part on the program were
Mesdames .1. J. Clements, WV. E.
Dauglrtry, V. 1. Cardlen, C. W. En-
finger, C. G. Costin, E. R.
W. Plair and Dave Somith.
Mrs. C. A. McClellan, vice-pres.i-
dent, conducted a short business
session after the program aud led
The regular business meeting
will be held next Monday, also the
first programN orf the Week of0
Prayer. The remaining two Week
of Prayer programs will be on
Tuesday and Friday at 3 p. ill.
MRS. W. S. SMITH HOSTESS TO
J. A. M. CLUB MONDAY NIGHT
Mrs. W. Shelby Smith was hos
tess Monday night to members of
the J. A. M. Club. Sewing and chat-
ting and a contest were enjoyed
during the evening, with prizes in
the contest going to Mrs. Callie
Howell and Mrs. Eula Pridgeon.
Refreshments of jellied chicken,
cranberry jelly, potato chips, up-
side-down pineapple cake and cof-
lee were served by the hostess to
Mesdames Lola Costin, Marguerite
Pridgeon, Callie Howell, Eula Prid-
g.eon, Florrie Connell and Ruby
Next meeting of the club will be
on December S at the home of Mrs.
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tors to come from the Florida State
University at Tallahassee.
Another feature of last week's
meeting was the convention report
which was given ,by Mrs. Ralph
The usual social hour followed
the program, and' the hostesses for
this occasion, Mesdames S. B. Shu-
ford, Joe Gloekler and J. R. Smith,
served coca-colas and cookies from
a table centered by a colorful
Thanksgiving arrangement, featur-
ing a large pumpkin surrounded ,by
a variety of fruits.
Roselle Stone, who is attending
the University of Florida at- Gaines-
ville, is here visiting his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Stone.
A Good Doctor Is
Only Half the Cure
The Rest Depends On the
PRESCRI OPTION !
Have your prescriptions filled by
a Graduate Pharmacist. We com-
pound them exactly as your doc-
tor orders, using only the best
and purest drugs.
Carver Drug Co.
Phone 27 Port St. Joe, Fla,
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BOY SCOUT NEWS
I By Bobby Lee Ramsey
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Boy Scout Troop 47 met at the
Centennial building Monday night
at S o'clock, with th'r meeting be-
ing called to order by Tom Simp-
s on and Norma Alleniore loading
in tile oath and law.
Scontina'.ter J. T. Simpson l're-
ported on the Court of Honor to be
held at the Baptist Church tonight
and named those who would go up
for ranks. He also gave out cards"
to invite another person. He then
exhibited the Eagle badge that P.
B. Fairley, Jr., will receive at the
Court of Honor.
After the regular patrol meetings
a recreation period was enjoyed
and the meeting closed with the
(Continued from page 1)
nrunity from unknown cases which
spread the disease. The association
also works to improve treatment
facilities and to aid in the rehabili-
tation and readjustment of patients
to family and. community.
"The sale of Christmas Seals is
the sole support of this campaign to
insure your healthh' concluded Mr.
Saunders, "and the teamwork of
everyone in Gulf county is needed
io make it a success."
The seal this year shows a pa-
tient, hardworking team of oxen
hauling a load of Christmas trees,
illustrating the spirit of community
teamwork which has carried for-
ward the fight against tuberculo-
sis. When you buy Christmas Seals
you are part of the team working
toward ultimate eradication of a
disease which takes an annual toll
of 53,000 lives.
Spending Thanksgiving In Atlanta
H. A. Drake left Sunday for At-
lanta, Ga., where he joined Mrs.
Drake for the Thanksgiving season.
They expect to return home to-
Martin's Fixit Shop-Mends any-
thing but broken hearts. Phone
94, Port St. Joe. 11-2S*
DR. C. L. REICHERTER
EYES EXAMINED- GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
As Near As Your
PH ON E
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PHONE 326 Day or Night
24-Hour Ambulance Service
Our Rural Population We will make your old stove burn
Rural people make up only 18 pei and look like new. Martin's Fixit
cent of the country's population. Shop. Phone 94. 11-28*
For MATTRESS WORK ONER SPRINGS
We are the only Mattress Plant within 100 miles that is
equipped to clean your cotton and place it in the mattress
in soft, fluffy layers.
MAIL POSTCARD TO
DIXIE MATTRESS COMPANY
628 Oak Avenue Panama City, Florida
Or Stop the Red and Yellow Truck HE'S IN PORT
ST. JOE EVERY FRIDAY
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Fresh Yard Eggs
Fresh Dressed Chickens
Fresh Vegetables, Groceries and Meats
SALT WATER FISH DAILY
RICH'S CURB MARKET
A Martin Theatre
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS
FRIDAY ONLY NOV. 28
SPORT and CARTOON
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29
FEATURE NO. 1 --
';. ,. DON CASTLc
---- Also -
Chapter 8 of Serial
"SON OF ZORRO"
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30
F- NCH-O .
Port St. Joe, Fla.
T' Port St. Joe,
- SUNDAY AT 1:00 P M
CE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
MONDAY and TUESDAY
December 1 and 2 '
1 2- c-rror Fox
NEWS and CARTOON
04"1*04& a 0 00 00
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3
HIT NO. 2
Alele MARA ,. "'
HIT NO. 1
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Chapter 12 of Serial
"MYSTERIOUS MR. M"
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
December 4 and 5
-- Also Special -W
"GIVE US THE EARTH" '
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1947
PAGE EIGHT THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. EJLF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1947
Minutes of Board of Public Instruction
Wewahitchka, Florida then adjourn to meet again in regu-
November 3, 1947 lar session on Novem'ber 4. 1947.
The Board ,f Public Instruction November 4, 1947
of Gulf County, Florida. met on the The Board of Public Instruction
above date in special session, with of Gulf County, Florida, met on thel
lhe-following members present and above date in regular session, with
acting: Thos. Meriwether, chair- the follo-wing members present and
man; Carter Ward and L. P. Sut- acting: Thos. Meriwether, chair-
ton, members. The superintendent man; Carter Ward and L. P. Sut-
was also present and acting, ton, members. The superintendent
The minutes of the preceding was also present and acting.
meeting were read and adopted. The. minutes of the preceding
The board of public instruction meeting were read and adopted.
met in special session for the pur- It was moved and carried to ad-
pose of fixing the ballot -boxes for vertise for bids on two old school
the regular ;biennial school district buses, now located on the used car
election, to be held Nov. 4, 1947. lot of the St. Joe Motor Company.
It was moved and carried that Port St. Joe, Florida.
tile school board, and superinten- The financial statement for Oc-
dent would attend a joint confer- tober was examined and approved.
ence in Miami on November 19, There being no further business
20 and 21 of the County School Su- to come before the board, they did
superintendent's and School Board then adjourn to meet again ill spe-
Association. cial session on November 7, 1947,
It was moved and. carried to ni- for the purpose of canvassing the
vite the two newly-a4ppointed school votes for the regular biennial elec-
board members, Joe Whitfield and tion. which was held Nov. 4, 1'947.
James Greer to attend these con- Novemiber 7, 1947
ferences. P The Board cf Public Instruction
There being no further business of Gulf County, Florida, met on the
to come before the board, they did above date in special session, with
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MASONIC. TEMPLE F & A M-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
.a. meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
-,(' days each month, 8:00 p. n.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. D. L.
Owens, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, I. 0.
0. F.-Meets every Wednesday
night at 8 o'clock in Masonic hall.
All members urged to attend and
visiting brethren invited. B. B. Conk-
lin, N. G.; W. H. Sansom, Secretary.
FOR SALE-Solid manaple single bed
,with new Simmons inner spring
mattress and box springs; 30 gal.
side-arm gas hot water heater.
Mrs. H. Soule, phone 200-J. 1
1936 PLYMOUTH COUPE Good
tires, new battery, run'rs good;
$200. Phone 348-W. 11-28*
FIREPLACE WOOD-Lighterd, $20
cord; mixed (pine and lighterd)
$18 cord. See McCORjMICK, phone
GUEST CHECKS-(100 to pad).
-Large, $6 per 100 pads; 10 pads,
75c. Small, $5 per 100 pads; 10 for
60,c. Also onionskin "COPY" second
sheets, $2.25 per package of 1000
(don't ask us to break a package).
THE STAR. 10-24tf
ANKLETS-11 pairs for $1, regular
25c value. For infants, girls or
ladies. Assorted colors.
LADIES' HOSE-4 pairs for $1. 39c
value. Choice of senmi-sheer seam-
less rayon, or full-seam service
weight cotton. Fall shades.
MEN'S COTTON SOX-8 pairs for
$1. 25c value. Medium wt., long
style or short-elastic top. Assorted
MNEN'S DRESS SOX-5 pairs for S1.
35c value. Fine rayon, lo-g or-
short elastic top. Assortedl colors.
Hosiery are slight imperfects. Please
state sizes wanted.
No COD'S. We Pay Parcel Po'st.
P. 0. Box 2029 Dept. AH-70
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED a
shipment of old, hard-to-get records
-come in today and make your se-
lection while they last.
1. Home on the Range-Bing
2. iMarie-Tommy Dorsey.
3. Beautiful Love-Guy Lombardo
4. After Hours-Erskin 'Hawkins
5. Begin the Beguine-Art Shaw
6. In the Mood--Glenn Miller.
7. You Alwvays Hurt the One You
S. I'd Clilmb the Highest Moun-
9. Emperor Wal5tz-Bing Crosby.
10. Sunny Side of the Street-Lio-
---- Album of the Week
GLENN MILLER MASTERPIECES
HEAR THEM AT
ST. JOE FURNITURE &
FREE BOOKLET about cancer Is
yours for the asking. Simply send
name and.addires's on a postcard to
American Camcer Society, 22 Ann
St.. New York 1, N. Y. tf
AVON PRODUCTS is able to help
housewives earn in their spare
time. No experience necessary.
Pleasant, profitable work. Write
Box ZH. c/o The Star. 12-5
ing system at a cost of one cent or
less ,per kilowatt hour.
Building Permits Total $35,000
Building permits in the city up
to November 25 total $34,880, and
represent almost one permit issued
daily for the month, according to
City Clerk M. P. Tomlinson. Big.
ges permit is that for.the new Mar-
tin theater to cost $15,000.
Water System Is Completed
At the meeting of the city com-
mission Tuesday night. City Engi-
neer Galt advised the tile city's wa-
ter systemm had been completed and
recommended that tile system ibe
accepted, subject to final approval
by the Public Works Adiministra-
Presbyterian Society Organized
The ladies of the Presibyterian
Church met Friday afternoon with
Mrs. Davies for the purpose of or-
ganizing a Ladies Aid Society. The
1ollo.wing officers were chosen to
heal the unit: Mrs. H. F. Beaty,
president; Mrs. Thos. R. L. Carter,
vice-president; Mrs. R. McGowen,
secretary and treasurer.
Monday Bridge Club Formed
Several ladies met Monday after-
noon at the home of Mrs. F. Curtis
for the purpose of organizing a
Monday b'ridg (cl1b. Present were
Mesdames R. Miller. T. Owens, H.
S. Lilius, R. Huffiman, J. Gloekler.
.T. Hiles, 13. O vens. J. Mira and F.
Clears Ground For Garage
W. 0. Anderson this week has
h'd workmen clearing ground at
the corner of Second Avenue and
Fourth Street for construction of
*a garage. Mr. Anderson is the Ford
We Contract Painting (Interior.and exterior)
and All Types of Construction I
LET US GIVE YOU AN ESTIMATE
Kingry & Gilbert Co. F
PHONE 335 PORT ST. JOE, FLA. -
WE STOCK MANY BRANDS OF WHISKIES
our Roses Imperial Carstairs White Seal -
Sunnybrook Hill acnd Hill Schenley's Reserve
Lord Calveht Calvert Reserve Golden Wedding
Old Thompson Paul Jones Calvert Special
Three Feathers Mt. Vernon Carstairs 1788
St. Joe Bar St. Joe Liquor Store
PHONE 114 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
carX Come In and See
L% v -THE NEW GULF TIRE
Allrf.f Our Specialty-Wash, Polish and Wax
Good Gulf Gas, Oils and Grease
GULF SERVICE STATION
5-Year Guarantee 1-Year Guarantee
NO POISON, MESS OR STAINING
NAVAL CHEMICAL COMPANY
OFFICIAL TERMITE INSPECTOR FOR F H A
PHONE 201 PORT ST. JOE, FLA. i
MEET YOUR I
LeHARDY'S BAR p
WILKS JEWELRY COMPANY
Q Diamonds and Jewelry
WE TEACH WATCHES TO
*' TELL THE TRUTH
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
7e We recommend fire insurance because its easy to start a fire
Plumbin- GENERAL PLUMBING
SERVICE SEWER CLEANING and REPAIR
Phone 88 Brooks Sporting Goods
the following menlibers present and distributor for Port St. Joe.
acting: Thos. Meriwether, chair- Birth Announcement
man; Carter Ward and L. P. Sut- Mr.-and Mrs. Erbin M. Bcowen an-
ton, members. The superintendent nounce the arrival of a 71/2-pound
was also present and acting, daughter, .Mabel Iris, at the Pan-
The minutes of the preceding ania City hospital on Noveumber 20.
meeting were read and adopted. New Methodist Ministe*
This special meeting of the board The Alabama Conference of the
was for the purpose of canvassing M\Iethodist Church South, in session
the votes of the regular bienniall in Marianna last week, appointed
election, held November 4. 1947. Rev. D. E. Marietta for the Port
The results were as follows: Jake St. Joe- Wewahitchka district. He
Belin. 124 votes; George Gaskin, will be on. the field December 4.
120 votes; C. L. Gtbson, 112 votes; ---- --
Floyd Hunt. 124 votes 133 votes It Pays To Advertise Try It.
were cast to retain the 31/2 mills; 7
3 for other mills; 1 for 5 mills; 1
for 61/2 mills; 1 for 1 mill. A
The above members declare this
to be a correct tally of the vot S I n -
cast,, and Jake 'Belin. George Gas.
kin and Floyd Hunt, being the
three high men, were duly elected
to serve as trustees for the ensuing em t R
two years, taking office on the first
Tuesday after the first Monday in *
January, 1948. Building
There being no further business
to come before the board, they did
then adjourn, to meet again in reg- o f A ll
ular session on Docemiber 2, 1947.
Attest: Thos. Meriwether,
T. A. Oxwens, Supt. Chairman. .
A Reasonable Explanation
We stopped by Cooper's Barber
Shop Saturday and was talking to
Arthur Lutpton who was getting a
haircut from W. M. Skipper. We
remarked on Arthur's fine head of
hair. saying he was about our age,
but Arthur said h3 had it on us in
years. "I'm 54," said Arthur. We
remarked that .he had more hair
than Skipper, who is 44, and us,
47. put together,. and Arthur said:
"The reason for that i- because I'm
not married." You know, he
may have-spmething there.
V T .
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1947
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE,'.wEJLF COUNTY, FLORIDA
10 YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Would Take Over Electric System
Port St. Joe will have its own
municipal power di-stributing sys-
tem within the next year if plans
of the city. commissioners are car-
ried through as scheduled. It was
pointed out by Mayor J. L. Sharlt
and City Engineer W. R. Galt that
acquisition of the present Florida
Power Corporation system by the
city would mean the saving of sev-
eral thousand dollars yearly to con-
sumers. Electric rates here are
higher than in other cities the rate
being 13 cents per kilowatt hour
for lighting. The city would not be
required to install an expensive
generating plant, as the St. Joe Pa-
per Company, which is installing
huge steam-operated' generators for ja
its own use, has informed the city
commissioners that there will be a
large surplus of electric energy
above their needs, and that it can
be diverted to the city's distribut-