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VOLUME XII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1948 NUMBER 12
Sixteen Hours .
Committee Announces Full
Program for January 4
Sixteen hours of ceremony and
festivity have been planned for the
day when Fuller Warren takes the
simple oath of office at Tallahassee
on January 4 which will make him
governor of Florida.
The complete program has been,
announced by the inauguration
committee, as follows:
At 10 a. m. Warren and his sis-
ter and outgoing Governor Millard
Caldwell and Mrs. Caldwell will be
met at the executive mansion by
an honor guard which will escort
them to the capitol.
The group will go to the platform
to be built over the east steps of
the capitol, where an invocation
will be pronounced by Rev. Homer
Lindsay of. the Jacksonville Bapt-
ist Church at 11 a. m. Then Gover-
nor Caldwell will deliver his fare,
Promptly at noon, Chief Justice
Elwyn Thomas of the state supreme
court will administer the oath that
will begin the Warren administra-
tion. The new governor, with his
hand on a Bible, will swear to sup-
port, protect and defend: the con-
stitution and government of the
'United States and the state of
Floridal He will give assurance he
is duly qualified to hold officee and
will "well and faithfully perform
the duties of governor."
The state song, "Swanee River,"
will be sung by Tom Winston, after
which Warren will deliver his in-
augural address and a benediction
will be given by the Rev. J. P.
O'Mahoney, Catholic chaplain at
the University of Florida. Wahk
Nese Red Rock, Indian princess
from Miami, will lead the audience
In "The Star Spangled Banner" to'
close the ceremonies at the capitol
Up to that point everything will
have been done in a traditional pat-
tern with a new cast of performers.
A barbecue lunch, at which 40,000
guests are expected, will be some-
thing new, and will be served south
of the capitol as soon as the inau-
guration is over. Then will follow
the biggest inaugural parade in the
history of Florida which is ex-
pected to take three, hours to pass
the -reviewing stand.
A public reception will be held
(Continued on page 8)
Moose Will Initiate
And Enjoy Social
The local Moose Lodge will hold
Its regular meeting next Monday
evening at 8 o'clock in the Moose
hall, and at that time several can-
didates will be up for initiation into
the'order. All members are urged
After the lodge meeting, about
10 o'clock, the members, their fam-
ilies and friends, will be invited to
partake of a free buffett spaghetti
and meat ball dinner. Dancing and
games will also be on the program.
Chefs Jack Fowler and Doc Mor-
ton state they will serve spaghetti
and meat balls as they were never
cooked before 'and feel sure that
everyone will call for seconds.
Austin Huggins, chairman ofthe
entertainment committee, says that
all who fail to attend will miss one
of the best times of their lives.
Donate $750 For
Also Ask State Road Department
For Funds To Buy Right-of-way
On Willis Landing Road
A special' meeting of the board
of county commissioners was held
last week in Wewahitchka for the
purpose of adopting a motion to
the state road department and to
discuss.a contribution toward con-
struction of a Gulf county float for
the governor's inaugural parade to
be held in Tallahassee.
After lengthy discussion a mo-
tion was made by Commissioner B.
E. Kenney Jr., seconded by Com-.
missioner J. S. Daniel, that the
board authorize Clerk George Core
to draw a check for $750 on the
county advertising fund payable to
Harry McKnight, chairman of .the
Gulf county float committee. Upon
being put to a vote, the motion was
unanimously carried. ?
Commissioner W. C. Roche of-
fered a resolution, seconded by
Commissioner J. C. Martin, .that
the county ask the state road de-
partment for $3500 for the purpose
of securing easements for the Wil-
lis Landing road right-of-way, that
the money be transferred to the
county right away, and that the
money would be repaid monthly by
the county from its 20% share of
the surplus gasoline tax received
from the state board of administra-
tion. This motion, too, was carried
Schools Close Today
For Holiday Vacation
The Port St. Joe schools will
close today, much to the gratifica-
tion of the small fry, for:.the annual
two weeks' Christmas holiday.
They are scheduled to reopen on
Monday, January 4, but, says Prin-
cipal Marvin Rooks, "school will
close again on January 4 to allow
students to attend the inaugural
ceremonies at Tallahassee on that
Prof. Rooks stated further that
the school buses will be used to
transport students to the capitol.
Operating Dining Room At Hotel
Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Walker of
Jacksonville have taken over the
lining room at Hotel St. Joe and
will operate ,it in the future. Mr.
Walker has been in the restaurant
business for the past 23 years and.
knows well the public's needs.
To Spend Xmas In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. 'S. C. Pridgeon and
Mrs. Willie Ola Upshaw expect to
leave Sunday for Macon, Ga., to
spend the Christmas holiday with
their daughter and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Kirkland.
Visitors From Louisiana
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Warner had
as their week-end guests Ed Ken-
nedy and Mrs. Warner's mother,
Mrs. W. J. Scott, of Bastrop. La.
Mrs. Scott will remain for a visit
of several weeks.
Visitors In City. "
Mrs. Tom Mizener and children
of St. Andrews and James Parker
of Youngstown were guests Wed-
nesday of Mr; and Mrs. Dewey Da-
Spend Week-endiln Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Thursday
spent the week-end in Bainbridge,
Ga., with the former's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Thursday.
Returns In Seal
Sale Have Reached
With Seven Days Remaining
In Drive, Chairman Hopes
To Make Quota By Xmas
Returns so far from the 1948
Christmas Seal sale total $650, with
seven days remaining until the of-
ficial close of the sale on Christ-
mas Day, Harry Saunders, cam-
paign chairman, announced yester-
This sum represents 50% of the
quota of $1300, which is the mini-
mum necessary to carry out the
1949 tuberculosis prevention and
control program of the, Gulf County
Tuberculosis Association, Saunders
"We hope to reach our quota by
Christmas," he added. "We know
that many county residents have
delayed answering their seal sale
letters because they have been busy
with other Christmas preparations.
But we urge all who have not yet
responded to get their checks in the
mail at their earliest convenience.
"We are sincerely grateful to
everyone who has answered our ap-
peal. Their prompt response means
that they want the activities of the
tuberculosis association to con-
tinue, since th4 association receives
its sole support from the sale of
-- Has-Sant. :ln Person
One of the most realistic Santa
Clauses we've seen in many a moon
is standing in the big display win-
dow at the home of Fan's Flowers
'(Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Quarles). The
old boy is loaded down with a pack
so heavy it seems about all he can
db to tote it. Drop by and take a
Spending Xmas In South Florida
Mrs. R. A. Cooper and daughter
Stephanyanne left Monday for Day-
tona Beach to spend Christmas
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.
C. Ehrhardt. .r. Cooper will join
his family Christmas Eve and they
expect, to return home the day af-
To Spend Holidays With Parents
Norman Allemore is expected to
arrive today from Gulfport, Miss.,
to spend the holidays here with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Al-
lemore, and his host of friends.
Attend Service Guild Meeting
Mrs. Curtis Evans and Miss Mar-
garet Smith attended the district
meeting of the Wesleyan Service
Guild of the Methodist Church held
Sunday in Blountstown.
To Spend Xmas In Crescent City
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Martin and
daughters expect to leave tomorrow
for Crescent City to spend the holi-
days with Mrs. Martin's parents.
Week-end Guest of Parents
Miss Peggy Allen, student nurse
at Charity Hospital, New Orleans,
was the week-end guest of her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Rollins.
Vacationing In Chicago
Mrs. Ruth Given left Tuesday for
a two weeks' vacation in -Chicago
with relatives and friends.
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Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Freeman had
as their house guests last week-end
Mrs. J. F. Jones of Boston, Ga.
Santa Claus To
Pay Annual Visit
To Port St. Joe
Will Come To City December 23
As Guest of Junior Cham-
ber of Commerce
Through special arrangements
by the Port St. Joe Junior Cham-
ber of Commerce, Santa Claus will
make his annual call on the chil-
dren of the city next Thursday af-
ternoon, December 23, at 4 o'clock.
The Christmas tree will be put up
tomorrow on the vacant lot adjoin-
ing Youngs Food Store on Reid
Avenue tomorrow, and the lights
turned on Monday night in prepar-
ation for the big event.
Jolly old Saint Nick will arrive
at the tree Thursday aboard the
city fire truck and the Junior C.
of C. is making arrangements with
the city commissioners to have
the block roped off so that the kid-
dies will not be endangered by
Prior to the arrival of Claus, the
high school band, under the direc-
tion of Bandmaster C. F. Harrison,
will play Christmas carols to en-
tertain the waiting throng.
Santa will present to deserving
boys and girls some 1200 Christ-
mas stockings loaded with candies,
nuts, fruit and toys. After the gift
distribution on Reid Avenue, Santa
will go to the colored quarters to
pass out gifts to the children there.
All kiddies of Port St. Joe, High-
land View, Kenney's Mill and Oak
Grove are invited to be on
hand..next Thursday.,;: afternoon tu o
receive their presents. ; ,
Members of the Rotary and Ki-
wanis Club will assist the C. of C.
in the project by making up and
wrapping the gifts.
Dredge Now Working
In Harbor Turning Basin
The dredge Duplex of the Great
Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of
Chicago, which has been at work
deepening the channels in St. Jos-
ephs Bay to a depth of 34 feet since
November 1, is now working in the
turning basin just off the St. Joe
Paper Company dock.
To Visit In Oklahoma
Mrs. G. R. Mize and Mrs. Earl
Rollins expect to leave today for
Crescent, Okla., to visit with the
former's mother, Mrs. Blanche Far-
ley. They will also visit with Mr.
and Mrs. F. C. Mize in Cushing,
Okla., before returning home.
To Make Home Here
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Melvin of
Birmingham, Ala., expect to move
here soon to make their home. Mr.
Melvin is in charge of the local
Shops and Visits
Mrs. Estelle Paramore of Wewa-
hitchka was shopping here Tues-
day and also visiting with her sis-
ter, Mrs. B. F. Daughtry.
Home From Visit c
Mrs. Anna Balkcom returned
home Saturday after a visit with
relatives in Tallahassee and Pan-
Visiting In East Bay
Mrs. E. M. Crum and children
left Monday for a week's visit with
Mrs. L. J. Crum in East Bay.
Shoppers From Wewa
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Lanier of We-
wahitchka were shopping in this
Lecturer Tells of
Youth of Today
Two Talks By Dr. Hartz of
University of Florida Spon-
sored By Local P.-T. A.
Speaking at the parish house
Thursday evening of last week and
at the high school auditorium Fri-
day, Dr. Edswin R. Hartz assistant
professor of social work at Florida
State University, delivered inter-
esting lectures to large audiences
on the religious and emotional
problems confronting youth today.
Dr. Hartz was sponsored by the
local Parent-Teacher Association.
The lecturer touched on such a
variety of problems that he supple-
mented his talk with answers in
reply to questions from his audi-
The family life institute is an
extension of the social services of
the university, and although Dr.
Hartz touched only the highlights
of various phases of child develop-
ment, his lectures were vitally in-
teresting and gave a practical ap-
proach to youth problems, their
basis and possible cure.
In speaking of the development
of religious interests in the child,
Hartz deplored the fact that "many
families turn over to the church
all formal spiritual training of their
children, and without the solid
background of religion taught and
lived in .the home, these. children
lack clarification of. religious prin-
ciples and are likely to grow up
with the conception that there la
no wisdom in the universe beyond
themselves. When they meet a
crisis and discover their own hu.
man strength to be insufficient,
they are unable to use the tech-
niques which the race has handed
down to those who follow the re-
The lecturer is of the belief that
children believe what they are
taught at home and get security
from their parents. In discussing
the safeguarding of a child's per-
sonality, the speaker stressed the
fact that "children are curious and
they need questions answered na-
turally, impersonally and truthfully
in a language on their own level."
Hartz stated that the ideal setup
for raising healthy-minded children
is a happy home where two parents
are concerned, with t-h e child'S
health, personal integrity, social
adjustment and development of
such skills and abilities as life will
demand of him.
Speaking on the development of
(Continued on page 8)
Masons and R. A. M. To
Install Officers Dec. 31
At the regular meeting of the lo-
cal Masonic Lodge held Friday eve-
ning, December 10, in the Masonic
hall, the following officers were
elected to serve for the ensuing
year: W. L. Jordan, worthy master;
W. A. Roberts, senior warden; W.
M. Chafin, junior warden; G. C. Ad-
kins, secretary: C. G'. Costin, treas-
urer; N. E. Dees, senior deacon; E.
Y. Cowart, junior deacon; S. D.
Spears, senior steward; J. E. Ltid-
say, junior steward; R. W. Wood,
chaplain; F. M. Moran, tyler; G. Y.
Core, marshal, and S. C. Pridgeon,
The new officers will be installed
Friday evening, December 31, at a
joint istallatioa ceremony with
the Royal Arch Masons.
PAG TW TH STRPOR ST JO, ULFCOUTYFLRID F~DAY DCEMER 7, 94
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
WHITE CITY CLUB ENJOYS
VARIED EVENTS AT MEET
At the regular meeting of the
White City Home Demonstration
Club held Tuesday afternoon at the
community house, members en-
joyed a Christmas party, installed
new officers and honored two mem-
bers with a stork shower.
The new officers, installed by
Myrs. G. S. Croxton, retiring secre-
tary. at an impressive candlelight
service, were: Mrs. J. C. Price,
president; Mrs. Dick Willis, vice-
president; Mrs. Ernest Antley, sec-
retary; Mrs. E. Hammond, corre-
sponding secretary; Mrs. George
Harper, society reporter.. Others
present were Mrs. Alton Hardy, re-
tiring president; Mrs. Ella Stebel,
retiring vice-president: Mrs. Bill
Mook, Mrs. H. Pope, Mrs. Carl Hol-
senback, Mrs. C. Shirah, Mrs. J.
W. Sealy, Mrs. B. W. Hatcher and
Mrs. Forest Revell, county agent.
A short business session followed
during which Mrs. Stebel and Mrs.
Croxton were appointed by the new
president to meet with other clubs
of the county in January to work
out a unified club program.
During the social hour a number
of games were enjoyed, names were
drawn and gifts exchanged, and re-
freshments of home-made cookies,
mints, nuts and coca-colas were
served buffet style from a table
overlaid with a lace cloth, decor-
ated with Christmas colors and
centered with a small Christmas
Honorees at the stork shower
were Mrs. Bill Mook and Mrs. Hor-
ace Braxton, who were the recipi-
ents of many lovely and useful
Mrs. S. L. Barke and Mrs. M. L.
Fleishel Jr., spent several days this
week in Tallahassee visiting with
the former's sister, Mrs. L. R. Trap-
Mrs. 0. M. Taylor and Mrs. E. C.
Cason shopped and visited in Pan-
ama City last Saturday. -.
BAPTIST W. M. U. IN ROYAL
SERVICE PROGRAM MONDAY
The Baptist W. M. U. met Mon-
day .afternoon at the church for the
royal service program. The devo-
tional was given by Mrs. Al Smith
who used as her subject "Adding
Others to His Glory."
. Topic for the program, which
was in charge of Mrs. Bert Hall,
was "Good Tidings of Great Joy To
All People," and was developed by
Mrs. Hall, Mrs, Don Birath, Mrs.
Durel Brigman, Mrs. A. V. Bateman
and Mrs. J. C. Horton. Prayer was
by Mrs. E. C. Cason.
A period of meditation by several
members was held, giving scripture
readings of talents of the Bible,
which were effectively brought out
by an attractive poster. The song,
"0, Little Town. of Bethlehem,"
closed the program.
A short business session fol-
lowed, during which a free will sil-
ver offering was taken to be used
to purchase medicine for the needy
overseas. The meeting was dis-
missed with prayer by Mrs. W. M.
The circles will. meet next Mon-
day, December 20, as follows: Cir-
cle 1 with Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon.
Circle 2 with Mrs. C. G. Costin;
Circle 3 with Mrs. Durel Brigman;
Circle 4 with Mrs. Rush Chism.
Mrs. G. S. Croxton of White City
expects to leave tomorrow for Fay-
ette,. Miss., to spend the holidays
with her daughter and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Randolph Noble.
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CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sunday, Afternoon 3:30
At the Parish House
J. LEO PATTON
A Cordial Invitation To Attend
Is Extended the Public
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Mr. and Mrs. George Larimore of
Kenney's Mill are the proud parents
of a daughter, Barbara Ann, born
Saturday, 'December 11.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Jerni-
gan of Indian Pass announce the
arrival of a son, Raymond Lee Jr.,
on Saturday, December 11.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Denton of
Highland View are announcing the
birth of a d0tughter on Saturday,
Mr. and Mrs. Drakeford Grey of
Wewahitchka. announce the birth
of a daughter on December 15.
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital)
WEDDING IN MIAMI IS OF
INTEREST IN PORT ST. JOE
A recent wedding in Miami of in-
terest to residents of this city was
that of Thomas Carlyle Matthews,
son of Mrs. J. L. "Sammy" Davis
of Winter Park to Miss Winnilee
Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 0.
S. Clark of Hialeah, the wedding
taking place at the Central Baptist
Church in Miami.
The young couple will make their
home in Atlanta, Ga., where Car-
lyle is with Western Electric and
his bride will be associated with
the Southern Bell Telephone Co.
Mrs. Matthews attended schools
in Huntington, W. Va., and was
graduated from Jackson high in
Miami. Mr. Matthews, who served
with the U. S. Air Force for three
and a half years, attended high
school in this city and vocational
school in Tampa.
PATSY LEWIS CELEBRATES
BIRTHDAY WITH PARTY
Little Patsy Lewis, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Duffy Lewis, cele-
brated her seventh birthday Satur-
day, December 11, with a party at
the Lewis home on Seventh Street
which was attended by a number
of her small friends. The honoree
was the recipient- of many lovely
After pictures were made of the
happy occasion, the guests were in-
vited to the dining room, where
they sang the birthday song to
Patsy before being served birthday
cake and punch. Each received fa-
vors of jelly beans and lollypops.
During the course of the after-
noon a number of games were en-
joyed and the guests departed af-
Is now taking reservation's for Christmas Dinners.
Make Your Reservations Early!
Serving from 12 noon until 7:00 p. m.
MR. AND MRS. R. K. WALKER, Operators
ter wishing Patsy. many more
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our many
friends for their kindness and ex-
pressions of sympathy during the
illness and death of our beloved
husband and father.
MRS. C. M. PALMER
We Like Meat, Too!
We're a brand new con-
cern in Port St. Joe and,
like the rest of you, we
like meat on our table
occasionally.... We can
have it, too, if when you
have any plumbing wor-
C A L L----
Phone 399 Port St. Joe
Seven Gifts for
a "lucky man"
A big, handsome gift set of things
-,' he needs There's the famous
, .'- Yardley Shaving Bowl that lathers
,r .f .- '" so beautifully, lasts so long .
.'.- 7 there's After Shaving Lotion. Brillian-
Sre. .--d three tablets of English
\ "";'^ 'k'^'S,'-, .,. La".nrd-.r Soap. One of many
Ya'-dley gift sets, for both
n' nen and women you'll
find here. $5.65
MILLER'S DRUG STORE
PHONE 50 The REXALL Store PORT ST. JOE
Yardley products for America are created in England and fin-
ished in the U. S. A. from the original English formula,
combining imported and domestic ingredients.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1948'
FRinAV DECEMBER 17. 1948
making new transportation
Makes your Bike c
Here's dependable, door-to-door
transportation for everyone. A
new Whizzer motor (easily in-
stalled on any balloon-tired bike)
will carry you wherever you want
to go. Whizzer is precision-
engineered, trouble-free! 125 miles
or more per gallon! 5 to 35 miles
per hour! Powerful?-Yes indeed
-takes the hills easily! Open up
new avenues of adventure with
your Whizzer I
SEE IT NOW! BUY IT TODAY AT
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
Phone 37 Port St. Joe, Florida
Have Tree Base
Stand In Water
Christmas trees, like flowers, will
respond to being kept with the base
in the water. Here are two simple
things to do if you want your tree
to stay green and fresh.
Buy a tree which has been cut as
recently as possible.
Cut off the -end of the trunk diag-
onally, at least one inch above the
original cut. This will expose a
moist surface which will absorb wa-
ter. Stand the trunk of the tree in
water at once, and, if it is not to be
taken into the house for several
days, keep it in a' cool place.
There aren't very many famous
birthdays during December-too
near Christmas! However, a few
of history's prominent people
were born in December and here
Dec. 8, Eli Whitney, inventor
of the cotton gin.
Dec. 16, Ludwigvon Beethoven.
Dec. 17, John Greenleaf Whit-
Dec. 24, Christopher (Kit) Car-
Dec. 27, Louis Pasteur.
Dec. 28, WoodroW Wilson.
Dec. 31, Rudyard Kipling.
Heat at the End
The temperature at the lighted
end of a cigarette is 1,375 degrees,
which is an excellent reason why
one should keep that end out of his
FLORIDA IS LAND
Florida is the land of opportun-
ity and undeveloped resources. Get
in on the ground floor by starting
your own business or further de-
veloping the one you already have,
suggests the U.-S. Department of
Commerce, which has available at
its Jacksonville office, 425 Federal
Building, a supply of publications
on establishing and operating vari.
ous lines of business which are
considered likely to succeed.
A list of these publications will
be furnished on request.
New Word Added
A new word, "hypergolic" was in-
troduced into American scientific
vocabulary as rocket engineers de-
scribed research with liquid fuels
which ignite spontaneously when
united in a rocket device. The ad-
jective describes rocket propellant
combinations that are self-igniting,
as opposed to' fuels which must be
"sparked" to start the firing proc-
Published Weekly By
Port St. Joe, Florida
-Ma looft wcom/o
Smart man! Runs a business ... And
for comfort, keeps extra pairs of shoes
always repaired, shined and "treed
up." Never wears the same pair two
days running. Makes his shoe dollars
Bring in your older pairs and let us
re-new them, giving you extra,
daily shoe changes.
THE LEADER SHOE
We Doctor Shoes, Heel Them,
Attend Their Dyeing and
Save Their Soles
"Tips From Acroes Our
Counter To Wise
Vol. III Friday, December 17, 1948 No. 19
*. forth BEST in
Whiskies, Liquers and
S' Wines, go to LeHardy's
Bar or Frank's Bar."
21-YEAR-OLD PORT WINE Fifth .$1 98
St jae'i Meo4sd Co le SCoch! w
BOURBONS SCOTCHS BLENDS
Old Grandad White Horse Seagram's
Old Taylor Johnny Walker Red Calvert's
Old Charter Black and White Schenley's
Old Forester Canadian Club
Ancient Ae Ballantine's Seagram V.O.
Old Stagg Teachers Sunnybrook
Old Quaker Vat 69 Four Roses
I. W. Harper Bourbon DeLuxe
Early Times Martin's V. V. 0. Kinsey
Pebbleford Johnny Walker Black Carstairs
CORDIALS LIQUERS CHAMPAGNES
itiarp's $)ar. Jrank's ar
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For Men Only!
(Ladies: Do Nbt Read This!)
DEAR SHOPPERS: r
This week we are departing from
the feminine question and directing
this column to men only. You de-
serve a break, and we're going to
see that you get it.
We know very well the anguish
that you endure every year decid-
ing what to get the Little Womnan,
daughter, sister, grandma and Aunt
Mary for Christmas. So, weeks ago
all of us here went into a huddle
and came out determined that
Christmas 1948 would be the easi-
est, simplest and happiest that our
men customers ever enjoyed, inso-
far as shopping effort was con-
Look in our window. You'll sec
heavenly Silk Gowns and Slips, the
kind that, your beloved has always
wanted, but perhaps never selected
because she felt she didn't deserve
that much luxury all in one chunk.
Then see the gorgeous robes and
negligees, bedjackets and slips
combining double 'comfort with
beauty and economy. See the beau-
tiful Mojud and Fine Feathers Hos-
iery, many say the finest made,
which will make any feminine
heart glad at any season. Take'a
leisurely look in our Ready-to-wear
Department where lovely Christ-
mas Frocks and Printzess Coats
and Suits have that New Look that
women desire. Then, there are Silk
Scarfs, Handbags, Gloves and many
other accessories to beautify and,
gladden. Don't miss the distinctive
piece's of Matched Luggage, a gift
that never fails. Remember, too, we
Gift Wrap your package FREE .
you'll agree that's a great aivant-
ag&. Simple, isn't it?
Yours for Simplified
R. GLENN BOYLES.
P. S.-We have been informed by
Mayor Sharit that the Florida
Power Company is donating the
current for the Christmas lights
you see up and down Reid Avenue.
This is a splendid expression of
the Spirit of Christmas and, we
feel. deserving the appreciation of
every merchant and citizen of Port
Phone 252 Port St. Joe, Florida
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOIE, CULP COUNTY, FLORIDAA
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Published Every Friday at 306 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Fla., by The Star Publishing Co.
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1987, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla.. under Act of March 2, 1879.
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of eiror or omissions in adv.e-
tiLaments, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received for such advertsimesMt.
The spoken word in given scant attention: the printed word
Is thouhtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
It lost; the printed word remains.
l Right or Wrong
NEW TAXES! NO NEW TAXES?
Two news stories emanating from Washington
and datelined Sunday seem to be somewhat at
Says distpatch No. 1: "A good bet today is
that congress will dig deeper into many tax-
payers' pockets in 1949 the only ques-
tion is whether the increased taxes will be placed
on business or spread to the individual taxpayers.
Senator Flanders, committee chairman, told re-
porters 'we have got to have a source of taxation
-the big problem is where to draw the taxes
from without hurting our economy'."
Says dispatch No. 2: "President Truman and
the 2,000,000 government workers who carry
out his program both may get pay increases from
the new congress.. Although the increases
would cost the treasury about $1,000,000,000 a
year, Senator Olin Johnston said he thought they
could be granted without increasing taxes be-
cause government income is running ahead of
The latter story would seem to indicate that
the government is in the position of the small
boy with a brand new fifty-cent piece in his
pocket devising ways of spending it.
If the government is taking in more than it
can spend, why the necessity for a tax increase
in 1949? Why not cut off some of those two mil-
lion employes and split up the salaries saved
among the remainder? That would eliminate
the billion dollar increase in pay checks.
10 YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Centennial Closes In Blaze of Color
Florida's Centennial Celebration
closed Saturday night amid a blaze
of color after four glamorus days
and nights. The fete closed with a
parade of lighted floats depicting
the rise and decline of old St. Jo-
seph and the development of the
-modern city of Port St. Joe, a bril-
liant display of fireworks, and a
grand ball in Centennial Auditor-
ium. Saturday was Constitution
Day and talks were made by J. C.
Yonge of the Florida Historical So-
ciety; Mrs. E. M. Brevard, regent
of the state D. A. R.; Senator Spes-
sard L. Holland;- Representatives
Millard Caldwell, Rex Green and
Joe Hendricks; George C. Gibbs,
state attorney general; J. M. Lee.
state comptroller, and Col. Richard
With such contradictory stories emanating
from our national seat of government, what can
the poor tax-ridden taxpayer believe-can he
look forward to no new taxes next year, or will
he have to dig even deeper into his pocket to
keep a lot of unnecessary jobholders in the style
to which they are not accustomed unless they
hold a political job?
We should think those boys up there on the
Potomac would get together on their stories.
GOVERNMENTS CANNOT MAKE
"I adhere to the school of those -who believe
that government cannot make nations rich, that
wealth is gathered only by individual exertion
and enterprise, that state expenditure is almost
always profligate and wasteful, and that the
more freedom enjoyed by the citizen and the
less the interference of the state the higher will
be the standard of the public well-being."
That is taken from an article which appeared
in Collier's more than 12 years ago. It was writ-
ten by Whiston Churchill who, shortly thereaf-
ter, was to become the leader of the British
Commonwealth in the greatest crisis the modern
world has known.
Since that time almost the entire world has
become an unhappy example of Mr. Churchill's
truism. The prosperity and well-being of peo-
ples has gone down in direct ratio to the increase
in the power and prerogatives of states. And, of
far greater importance, these material losses
have been accompanied by ruthless destruction
of human liberty, and by the degradation of the
Recently-since the Labor government came to
power in England, and this country started her
vast program of aid to Europe-Mr. Churchill
made another statement which should be read
and re-read everywhere. It is this: "How the
ministers can deride the system of free enterprise
SAnd capitalism which makes America great and
wealthy, and then at the same time eagerly seek
the aid which has hitherto been so generously
granted from across the Atlantic-that is a gri-
mace which baffles the limitations of our lan-
guage to explain."
When it comes to such activity as painting a
room or building a stand for the Christmas tree,
we've learned that our wife's editorial "we"
Park, U. S. Engineers, Mobile. Dur-
ing the four days, thousands of vis-
itors from all part, of Florida, as
,well as from nearby states and win-
ter visitors from the north viewed
the exhibits in the Centennial
Auditorium, watched the parades
of floats and signed the registra-
Wedding of Interest
A wedding of interest to the peo-
ple of Port St. Joe is that of Pa-
tricia Alson of Ponte Verda and
Ned A. Patton, son of Mr. and Mrs.
G. A. Patton of this city.
Meriwether Named Wewa Mayor
In the Wewahitchka city election
held last week, Dr. Thomas Meri-
wether was elected to the office of
mayor over his two opponents, J.
C. Hanlon and A. J. Connell.
Start Work On Inn Annex
Work was started this week on
an annex to the Port Inn which will
cost in the neighborhood of $15,000.
Eight New Homes Being Built
The Florida Housing Corporation
this week started construction of
eight residences on McClellan Ave-
nue between 10th and 13th Streets.
Just Cat's Whiskers
Whiskers of a cat and the hairs in
a man's nostrils are composed of
the same substance-vibrissae.
We Now Serve
ST. JOE BAR
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Available from Commercial News Providers"
PLENTY OF MILK! I
During the four years
milk in Port St. Joe we
to care for all customers. Now we are
handling BASSETT DAIRY MILK from Tallahassee
and are looking for new business.
Pasteurized and' Homogenized Milk
Light and Heavy Cream Cottage Cheese
Chocolate Milk Orange Juices
- PLENTY AT ALL TIMES!
St. Joe Electric Shop
Phone 377 % Costin Building
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
we have been delivering
have never had sufficient
OPERATED BY MRS. AND MRS. 'KID' DEAN
----- SPECIALIZES IN -----
SEA FOODS STEAKS CHICKEN DINNERS
Accommodations for Fishing Parties
Whiskey Beer Wine Dancing
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DrCESMSER 17, 1948
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Judge Clay Lewis
Main Speaker At
Cites Advantages of Democracy At
All-Day Session Held In
We don't know whether he was
called in at the last minute due to
the fact that Senator Claude Pep-
per and Representative Bob Sikes
failed to show up, but Circuit Judge
E. Clay Lewis Jr., was the principal
speaker Saturday night at a ban.
quet meeting held in Panama City
which wound up a day-long confer-
ence of postmasters of District 3.
Lewis warned the malcontents
and easily persuaded to "beware
lest you lose the substance by
grasping at the shadow." He re-
minded the postmasters and their
guests that only under a demo-
cratic form of government is the
supreme authority retained by the
people and exercised by legislative
representatives, subject to replace-
He pointed to this nation, with
its 35,000,000 homes, higher wages
and shorter hours, and a standard
of living unequalled anywhere as
proof that democracy is the best
form of. all government.
E. Clay pointed to forces stirring
discontent and trouble between
management and labor and races
and declared that the one objective
was to install a Communist regime
LETTER TO SANTA CLAUS
o Dear Santa Claus-I want a pair
of skates and a doll house, and a
doll and stroller, cash register, play
money and bathinette.
1023 Long Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida.
Spending Christmas In Washington
Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Dowd and
daughter Kathleen are in Washing-
ton, D. C., guests of Mr. Dowd's
brother, Edwin J. Dowd and family
for the Christmas and New Year's
holidays. While in the North, Mr.
Dowd will visit the box factory of
the St. Joe Paper Company located
in Hackensack, N. J.
Spending Xmas In Gainesville
Mrs. Lee Graham Jr., and daughter
Marion left Sunday for Gainesville
where they will spend Christmas
as the guest of her parents, Dr. and
Mirs. W. C. Thomas and Rev. Gra-
ham's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Graham. Her husband will join her
on December 27.
Visiting In .Chattahoochee
Mrs. C. M. Palmer left Sunday
for Chattahoochee to visit with Mr.
and Mrs. M. C. Safiders. While
there she will act as substitute
teacher in the first grade of the
IN CASH PRIZES
F R E. E.
TO BE DISTRIBUTED CHRISTMAS EVE BY THE
PORT ST. JOE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION
FIRST PRIZE $500 IN CASH
SECOND PRIZE $200 IN CASH
2 Prizes of $50 Each
8 Prizes of $25 Each
TICKETS AND FULL DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED
ONLY FROM THE MERCHANTS LISTED BELOW:
Boyles Dept., Store
Brooks Sporting Goods
Costin's Dept. Store
Danley Furniture Co.
Gulf Hardware & Supply
McCoy's 5 & 10 Store
McCoy's Food Store
McCoy's Men's Wear
Miller's Drug Store
J. Lamar Miller Service
Station and Bulk Plant
Mouchette's Style Shop
Rich's Curb Market
Roche's Gulf Investment
Schneider's Dept. Store
St. Joe Hardware Co.
St. Joe Motor Company
St. Joe Supply Co., Inc.
Webb's 5c to $5 Store
Western Auto Associate
Young's Food Store
No owner, manager or any member of their immediate families of the firms listed
above will be eligible to participate in this gift distribution. ,However, employes
of these firms may participate provided they do not use tickets issued by the firm
with whom they are employed. .
Here For Holidays
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Griffin 'of
Fitzgerald, Ga., arrived in this city
last Friday night to visit with Mr.
and Mrs. Youal Wages until after
the Christmas holidays.
Making Home With Son
T. A. Saunders has arrived from
Nashville, Tenn., to make his home
here with his son and- family, Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Saunders.
Advertising doesn't cost, It PAYS!
Notice is hereby given that the
City Tax Assessment Roll for the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, for
the year 1948 will be submitted to
the equalizing board for approval
on the 17th day of December 1948,
at the City Hall at 8 o'clock P. M.
All persons desiring to have correc-
tions made in such roll, whether in
the listing, valuation of property or
otherwise, are requested to file
with the undersigned on or before
the 14th day of December 1948,
their petition setting forth their ob-
jections to such assessment and
the corrections which they desire
to have made.
Witness my hand and the official
seal of the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, this 9th day of December
M. P. TOMLINSON,
10 City Auditor and Clerk
17 as ex-officio Tax Assessor.
APALACHICOLA ROOFING AND
Fred Anthony, Mgr. APALACHICOLA, FLA.
Cold Weather Is Coming Time To Re-roof
WE GUARANTEE FIVE YEARS ON WORKMANSHIP
AND TEN YEABS ON MATERIAL
STEAKS SEAFOODS SANDWICHES
ALL KINDS OF DRINKS
Walter's Bar o& Grill
(2 Miles from Port St. Joe on Beacon Hill Highway)
W. I. GARDNER, Owner
4 ?.. We have endeavored to se-
cure for your selection an as-
sortment of quality Holiday
Gift Merchandise and we in-
vite you to visit our store, see
our display before deciding to buy your Christmas gifts, as we think you will find
that you will be able able to buy more for your money in Quality Gift Merchandise
in our store. Save in Safety at Rexall.
By Pl-ophylactic and
Jewelite, in beautiful
$2.75 to $10.00
Bewitching odors presented
in lovely holiday packages
by Yardley, Cara Nome,
Coty, Tussy, Evening
In Paris, etc.
$2.50 to $15.00
In gay Yuletide boxes.
The "Write" Gift.
50c to $2.50
Leather, durable and
$7.50 to $25.00
Perfumes or Toilet
-All in colorful Christmas
$1.50 to $25.00
MANY OTHER ITEMS
Complete your Christmas with
a box of fine delicious choco-
lates. We offer for
EXTRA SPECIALS! !
$2 Christmas Tree Light Set
7 Mazda bulbs ----$1.29
$5 Noma Bubble Light Set $3.79
lOc Christmas Light Bulbs .07
10c Pkg. Artificial Snow .07
10c Pkg. Bright Foil Icicles .07
25c Pkg. Tinsel Garland
12 feet .19
35c Christmas Stockings__- .23
75c Christmas Stockings .49
4 lb. Box Gales Chocolates $2.98
89c Chocolate Cherries .69
$1.00 Box Djerkiss Soap- .79
$1 Pinaud's Bath Powder .79c
35c Christmas Candles .19
50c Box Christmas Cards .23
TOYS! TOYS! TOYS!
Trains, Machine Guns, Footballs,
Dolls All priced low!
29c to $15.00
Ronson and Evans. Cigaret
Case and Lighter Com-
75c to $12.50
PEN and PENCIL SETS
Parker or Sheaffer.
In appropriate cases.
$3.50 to $27.50
MEN'S SHAVING SETS
Yardley's, Colgate, Palm-
olive, Stag, Langlois
$1.50 to $10.00
Pocket or Wrist.
In beautiful gift boxes.
$2.50 to $22.50
Hot Plates, Heating Pads,
table Lamps, Food Mixers.
$1.49 to $26.95
IF YOU DO NOT FIND
WHAT YOU WANT HERE
COME IN AND LOOK
AROUND OUR STORE
Remember, with each cash dollar you spend in our store you will receive one
ticket for BIG CASH PRIZES to be given away by the Port St. Retail Merchant's
Association on December 24.
Phone 50 The REXALL STORE Port St. Joe, Fla.
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Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
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At the Churches
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BEACON HILL PRESBYTERIAN
4:00 p. m.-Worship service.
3:00 p. mn.-Sunday school.
Thursday 7:30 p.m.-Bible study
HIGHLAND VIEW METHODIST
Loyd W. Tubib, Pastor
10:00 a. m:-Morning worship.
Church school following worship
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.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Bible school for all.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:25-Baptist Training Union.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
nings at 7:30 o'clock.
KENNEY'S MILL BAPTIST
W. B. Holland, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
6:45 p. m.-B. T. U.
8:00 p. m.-Preaching service.
Prayerme-eting Tuesday night at
8 o'clock. W. M. U. meets Wednes-
days, at 3 D. m.
Rev. Samuel J. Allen, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Worship service..
7:00 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening service.
Midweek meeting Wednesday at
8:00 p. m.
ST. J.AMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
Fourth Sunday in Advent.
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer and
holy baptism. Sermon topic, "God's
7::00 p. m.-Christmas pageant
and Sunday school Xmas party.
The people of Port St. Joe are
invited to commemorate the birth
of our Lord Jesus Christ with us on
Christmas Eve at 11 p. m.
Friday, Dec. 17-yeiner roast at
7 p. m. at parish house for young
people 12 to 14 years.
You are invited to listen to the
Episcopal radio program eaeh Fri-
day evening at 8 o'clock over. the
Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:30 p. m.-'Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
ning at 7:30. Choir practice at 8.
The first forest railroad was in
Steuben county, New York, for log-
ging white pine in 1852.
Dr. Charles Reicherter
EYES EXAMINED GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560
: PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
f %V W- .
The Woman's Auxiliary of the
Episcopal Church, at a meeting
held in the home of Mrs. Paul Fen-
som, elected officers for the ensu-
ing year as follows: Mrs. B. E. Ken-
ney Jr., president; Mrs. W. A. Rob-
erts, vice-president; Mrs. A. L.
Ward, treasurer, and Mrs. Sue
A social hour followed a brief
business session during which the
hostess served refreshments and
Mrs. Lee Graham Jr., was honoree
at a stork shower.
Present at this meeting were
Mesdames Kenney, Roberts, Ward,
Towson Ralph E. Rich, Robert Bel-
lows, J. Gale Traxler, Thomas A.
Owens, J. S. LeHardy, J. C. Abro-
gast, B. B. Conklin, J. A. Coleman,
J. B. Gloekler, W. D. Dare, W. 0.
Andersonr and Nick Comforter.
REBEKAH LODGE ELECTS
OFFICERS FOR YEAR
At the regular meeting of Mel-
ody Rebekah Lodge No. 22, held in
the Masonic hall, officers for the
coming year were elected as fol-
lows: Mrs. Eliza Lawson, noble
grand; Mrs. Lovie Coburn, vice-
grand; Mrs. Pauline Owens, record-
ing secretary; Mrs. Cora Lee Mil-
ler, financial secretary; Mrs. On-
nie Herring, treasurer.
The new officers will be installed
at the first meeting of the new
year, with Mrs. -Pastelle Allan of
Lynn Haven Lodge No. 35 acting
as installing officer.
Four new members were taken
into the order at this time, being
Elizabeth Morton, Yera Burge, On-
nie Lou Greer and Frances Martin.
METHODIST WOMEN PLAN
ANNUAL XMAS PARTY
The Woman's Society for Chris-
tian Service and the Wesleyan Ser-
vice Guild of the Methodist Church
will hold their annual Christmas
party at the parish 'house Monday
evening, December 20, at 7:30.
All Methodist women are invited
to attend and each person is asked
to bring canned goods or packaged
foods for the Christmas baskets for
SEAT C 0 VERS
It costs less than you think to cover your car with
our long-wearing, smart-looking slip covers .
Choice of colors and materials.
FIBER MATERIAL COVERS INSTALLED
$19.50 to $24.50
PLASTIC MATERIAL COVERS INSTALLED
$25.00 to $35.00
We make these covers and guarantee a
We have the latest
STEWART-WARNER WHEEL BALANCER
We do not have to remove wheels to balance. Balance
them on your car in a jiffy for $1.00 per wheel plus
cost of weights.
We have the latest method in brake lining machines
--THE PERMA-FUSE METHOD. No rivets to scuff and
score brake drums. Guaranteed to last double the life
of ordinary brakes. They are bonded and not riveted
Day and Night Wrecker Service
New Barber At Cooper Shop i
Robert R. Herring of Marianna
is now in the middle chair at the
Cooper barber shop. Drop in and
get acquainted with the gentleman.
What GOES INTO A
THE ingredients your doctor
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 us with confidence.
Have your prescription com-
pounded by a Graduate Phar-
macist of an accredited
School of Pharmacy
JOHN ROBERT SMITH
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
PHONE 5 PORT ST. JOE
is an all-important source of
comfort to those who mourn.
Next to your church we
endeavor to perform an un-
obtrustive service to those
Comforter Funeral Home
601 LONG AVENUE
24-Hour Ambulance Service
PHONE 326 Day or Night
the needy. _
BRAKE RELINING SPECIAL
ALL THIS 1085
Reline Brakes Furnish Brake Lining
Check All Wheel Cylinders Pack 2 Front Wheels
Check Front Wheel Bearings
MOTOR TUNEUP SPECIAL
ALL THIS S( CA
Remove Carburetor and Boil Out
Clean and Adjust Spark Plugs Adjust Points
Set Timing Check Fan Belt
(In Other Words a Complete Tune-up)
FRONT END SPECIAL
ALL THIS $9 50
FOR ONLY W VS
Adjust Front Wheel Bearings Adjust Caster
Adjust Steering Gear Adjust Camber
Adjust King Pin Inclination Adjust Toe-in
Adjust Steering Geometry Balance Wheels
BODY AND FENDER WORK
It's a specialty with us! We have the equipment and
experience to do every kind of job, from the smallest
dents and scratches to a big wreck. We aim to please.
Call on us for an estimate.
Day Telephone 129 Night Telephone 170-W
BEGINNING NOW AND LASTING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS- JANUARY 1, 1949
WE LIST FOR YOU SOME MONEY SAVING VALUES!
McGOWIN MOTOR COMPANY
DODGE and PLYMOUTH PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1949
Payig Light Weight T ires
The habit playingPossum, Inflating tires of airplanes Warren Turns
or feigning death by the oposs, heliuminstead air saves someWarren Turns
Sa nu action over which 150 to 180 pounds of weightper ThumbsDownOn
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One-Armed Bandits Will Not
Be Allowed In Florida
SAfter January 4
Governor Elect Fuller Warren
last week wrote a death warrant
for any slot machines in Florida,
Effective January 5.
In a terse statement from his
Jacksonville headquarters he said:
LAYING MASH 100lbs. $467 am liberal-minded. I believe in
AN S *local selagovernment, particularly
DAIRY FEED, 16 100 Ibs. $3.59 in local law enforcement.Notwith-
,. standing, slot machines will not be
SCRATCH FEED 25 Ibs. $1.10 allowed to operate after January 4.
Any county which ,permits these
WHITE HOUSE SUNNYFIELD mechanical thieves to steal after
SJIanuary 4 will be given new law
M ILK CAKE FLOUR enforcement officials."
T Warren did not elaborate on the
SCANSL statement, but his headquarters
3 CANS $ 2 39 2/ L b. box 37c said "nothing in particular" had
DEXO SHORTENING 3 Ib. can $1.13 TO YOU, OUR FRIENDS
We have oftegi thought of using
Am'this means to try and express our
appreciation to you. However, we
can lever. really thank yon or hope
to let you know how very much
your 'friendship has meant. .WVords
are such poor things when you
want to write what is in your heart.
S 4e***S S* *eSo S *SSSWe did not attempt to thank you
sThtooner because your kindness and
generosity are never ending.
I cannot write for myself and the
S- T h e a r family alone. I must speak for Le.
*roy and try to give you some idea
of what your thoughtfulness meant
A Martin Theatre P Port St. JoeFla. to him. Because of you he was able
A Mrtin Theatre Port St Joe, Fla to be happy, even with the illness
:and suffering he bore. You made it
ESATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M. possible for me to remain at his
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M. side, and the sharing. of trouble
S CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M. made it lighter. During this time,
0 e G**see ** whatever was needed you provided.
I know better'than anyone else the
LAST TIMES FRIDAY! MONDAY and TUESDAY extent of your generosity, and even
I am not aware of all you have
December 20 and 21 done. We often wondered how we
could be worthy of such friends as
./ During the last days you smooth-
ed away the obstacles and made
Si easier' the things that had to be,
done. Words are not adequate to
express our appreciation. We would
We 0* *4t O **4 like to especially mention the con-
SATURDAY, DECEMBER a'n A hEI cern, kindness and generosity of
AT St. Jo8 Paper Co., the staff of the
DOUBLE -FEATURE municipal hospital, Dri. A. L. Ward
C- Aand Dr. James Anderson.
PR, OGRAMA A.so Your care and kindness have pro-
.ae N 'n vided us a shield of comfort, and
NEWSL aINd our hearts are eternally grateful.
--- FEATURE NO. I "POPULAR SCIENCE" MRS.,LEROY GAINOUS
e_'GER .t Pott,0."and Children.
Y ROGERS CMR. G. G. GAINOUS.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22.
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3:00 p. m. to 5:30 p. m.
---- FEATURE NO. 2 --- i One Year Membership $1.00
EDGAR KENNEDY ,
CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR
in-- Saturday: 9:30 to 10:30 a. m.
ANGELO" s --- Fee O10c Per Child
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T-Men Never Forget STOP! LOOK!
--- Plus ----- LISTEN!
CHAPTER 7 OF SERIAL DON'T THROW AWAY YOUR
THURSDAY and.FRIDAY OLD TOYS!
Dangers of the Canadian December 23 and 24 Turn them in to the Moose Lodge
or phone 363 and they will
Mounted. Police be picked up.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19
GEORGE BRENT JANE POWELL ..
Cl 1,HAYWARD 'KEEFE Potted Plants
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j THIS CHRISTMAS GIVE Fr
"BOOKS OF HAPPINESS" FAN'S FLOWERS
(Theatre Coupon Books) Now On Sale At Our Box Office PHONE 246
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o The Gulf tire runs, cooler (and
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i A flatter tread design meets the
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* This tire can stand punishment-
It has a stronger carcass-with more
cords and stronger cords in every
* Sidewall shields protect tire
against curbstone bruises.
* Warranty accompanies every Gulf
Tire-is honored by Gulf Dealers
r IProfitable ton-miles de-
pend on reliable truck steering, springs and brakes. Check:
the four items shown here against your truck part needs
now. And check our complete stocks of International-
Approved parts and accessories when you want to be
sure of dependability and' fair price. For truck mainte-
nance, too-service performed by International trained
experts-nmake a date
with us today.
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
S s WERNAT
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Stop in and see the great Gulf tire-it's a beauty
ST. JOE MOTOR
Port St. Joe
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at the capitol from 8 to 10 p. m.
and the governor's mansion will be
open to all visitors for the entire
The day will be topped off with
four inaugural balls, since Talla-
hassee has no place big enough to
accommodate everyone. As usual,
everybody is invited in any sort of
attire. The balls will begin at 10
p. m. and end at 2 a. m. the next
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emotional maturity, the lecturer
said "this is a problem of intelli-
gent child rearing. Children who
feel the lash of chronic insecurity
at home usually display the results
in anxiety and nervous symptoms,
nail-biting, thumb-sucking, etc."
Hartz deplored the fact that this
state ranks second in the nation in
number of divorces, and is crusad-
ing to educate adults in the dan-
1931 MODEL A FORD COUPE-
First class condition, good motor,
tires and brakes. Phone 79W. 2t
FOR SALE-Heater, wood or coal;
Singer sewing machine almost
brand new. Phone 71. 12-24*
OUTBOARD MOTOR-10 h.p. Mer-
cury motor; Holland plywood
boat and trailer. See H. S. Lilius,
phone 162 or 173. 12-3tf
GUEST CHECKS-(100 to pad).
Large, $6 per 100 pads; 10 pads,
75c. Small, $5 per 100 pads; 10 for
60c. Also onionskin "COPY" second
sheets, $2.25 per package of 1000
(don't ask us to break a package).
THE STAR. 10-24tf
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
Beautiful Waterfront Lot for sale
south of new Methodist Church.
For Sale-Three bedroom house,
with garage, $5400. Terms can
FRANK & DOT'S AGENCY
Registered Real Estate Broker
211 Reid Avenue Phone 61
FOR RENT-Modern unfurnished
apartment. Phone 66. Saunders
FOR APARTMENTS'- See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
Out of Work or On Shorter Hours.
Write us Immediately regarding
opportunities to supply consumers
nearby with Rawleigh Products,
full time. No experience needed to
start. For interview, write Raw-
leigh's, Dept. FAL-101-198, Mem-
iphis, Tenn. 1*
gers to their children when a home
is broken up. He reiterated that
"there is no security anywhere for
a child unless he gets that security
from his home."
Hartz' talks served as the basis
for the Parent-Teacher Association
study club and that organization
plans to have Dr. Hartz return at
an early date for another speaking
Automatic Hose Nozzle
Recently placed on the market is
a gasoline hose nozzle which auto-
matically cuts off when the gasoline
tank becomes full.
LET'S FACE IT
GET set for the future by investi-
gating opportunities in the new U.
S. Army and U. S. Air Force. Face
the future with confidence. Steady
employment, free retirement plan. Santa's bag is chock full of ideal HOME GIFTS this year. All kinds
For the ladies, opportunities In
the WAC or WAF offer careers for every member of the family! Below are just a few of the many
with bright promise. See your" re-
cruiter now at 210 Harrison Ave- items we have. For truly appreciated gifts, come in and visit our
nue, Panama City, Fla. Get full store before you buy!
facts without delay!
GIVE America's Favorite Magazine
this Xmas. Call Mrs. John Blount
Jr., phone 263, your local Reader's
Digest representative, for direct
last-minute service. 1*
We now have a fully qualified
Registered Pharmacits to fill
CARVER DRUG CO. FOR HIS COMFORT
PHONE 27 12-10tfF
FOR LONG DISTANCE MOVING Let him sink into luxury in
Call 94 or see Chris Martin, lo- A WONDERFUL,. GIFT FOR ALL! this soft, spring-filled Beauti-
cal agent for VanHorn Transfer & fully covered chair spa-
Storage Co. Complete estimates. C ARD TAB L E SET cious in size, simple in design.
Prompt, courteous and efficient
service. 11-12tf Complete $19.95 Easy Chairs, Club Chairs
KEYS DUPLICATED! and Base Rockers
WHILE YOU WAIT! and Base Rockers
35c Each 2 for 50c 50
Brooks Hardware Company $*,0.5270 up
For COMPLETE WEATHERSTRIP
PING and Insulation Service see
R. M. Spillers.,Phone 83. P. 0. Box "
683, Port St. Joe. 12-24*
LODGE NOTICES J '
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1:-0.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
nesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic hall.
All members urged to attend; visit-
ing brethren Invited. James Greer -P
N. G.; W. C. Forehand, Secretary. t, ,
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO. Xmas In th Kitchen
22, 1. 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Masonic The best part of holiday feast- A Bright Christma
hall. Visitors invited. Eliza Lawson, ing emanates from the favor- mas
N. G.; Pauline Owens, Secretary. ite room in the house The soft, warm glow of a beau- Westinghouse
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M- the kitchen. tiful lamp will add new charm WAFFLE IRON
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. F~gular to your home.
mA meetings 2nd and 4th Fri- Westinghouse Electric makes melt-in-your-mouth waf-
days each month, 8:00 p. n. fles quickly and efficiently.
Members urged to attend; Ranges- $214 50 China Base Table es quickly and efficiently.
visiting brothers welcome. Fennon Upfrom ... Lamps $5.95 Chrome finish-------.-$16.95
Talley, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec. Up m-- --
Florence Gas and Oil Floor Lamps --.- $7.95
RAT. PT1. TMRING. Ranqes $139.50
TOMLINSON ABSTRACT COMPANY, Inc.
Telephone 364 Agent: Title & Trust Company of Florida
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1948