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VOLUME X.lI PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY,. FEBRUARY 25, 1.949 NUMBER 22
Engineers Ask Bids
On Lock and Spillway
of Woodruff Dam
'Lock Chamber To Be 450 By 82
Feet, and Spillway To Be
1584 Feet Long
Plans and specifications for con-
struction of the lock and fixed-crest
spillway forming part of the Jim
Wodruff Dam to be built on the
Apalachicola River near Chattahoo-
chee, were released last week to
prospective bidders by the Mobile
district office, Corps of. Engineers.
The dam, when completed, will
be composed of a fixed-crest spill-
way, navigation lock, gated spill-
way, hydroelectric power plant and
riprap-covered earth embankment,
in that order, from east to west
across the river. -
The contract for the lock and
fixed-crest spillway will be the sec-
ond construction contract on this
project. The first contrast, now
,completed, was for constructing ap-
proximately three-fourths of the
The new contract will be for plac-
-ing about 129,000 cubic yards of
*concrete in the lock, together with
lock gates and operating machin-
ery, and about 124,000 cubic yards
-of -concrete in the fixed-crest spill-
way. The lock chamber will be 82
feet wide by 450 feet long, and the
,spillway will be 1584 feet long.
Jim Woodruff Dam, located about
1000 feet downstream from the con-
fluence of the Chattahoochee 'and
Flint Rivers, is the first of three.
:dams which have been authorized
by congress for providing slack-wa-
ter navigation' on the Chattahoo-
chee River from its mouth to Col-
umbus, Ga., and on the Flint River
from its mouth to Bainbridge, Ga.
'Navigation depth from the intra-
coastal waterway to' Jim Woodruff
Dam is six feet 'at present 'and will
be increased ultimately to nine feet.
In addition to improved navigation
facilities to be provided, hydroelec-
tric power generating units will be
installed at two of the dams, and
the reservoirs are expected to pro-
vide' extensive public recreational
facilities. The generating capacity
to be. installed at Jim Woodruff
Dam will total 30,000 kilowatts and
'will furnish about 206,000,000 kilo-
-watt hours of energy in an average
Paper Mill To Resume
Harry Saunders, mill superinten-
dent, informed The Star Tuesday
that the paper mill would 'resume
operations next Thursday, March 3,
with maintenance crews beginning
to trickle back to the plant next
Monday to prepare f6r operations.
The mill has been closed down
since February- 2.
WORK STARS ON NEW
CITY BASEBALL PARK
Work of pouring the foundations
for the new city baseball park, to
be located on city property adjoin-
ing the Centennial Auditorium, was
completed this week, and laying of
the concrete blocks is well under
way. The work is being done by
It is hoped to have the park well
toward completion by the time the
1949 season of the Gulf Coast
Patient At Hospital
Friends of Mrs. Homer Coe will
learn with regret that she is a pa-
tient at the municipal hospital.
In Meeting Monday
Date Set for Annual Camporee;
, Local Troop Receives Charter
Preliminary plans for the annual
Boy Scout camporee, to be held on
March 25 and 26 at Tyndall Field,
and the presentation of its c'harey-
to Troop 47 of this city, marked the
monthly round table of scout' offi-
cials and scouters :held here Mon-
day evening at the Episcopal par-
Reports of committee chairmen
were received, and at this time it
was announced that the annual
campaign for funds had passed the
two-thirds mark with more than
$4000 of the $6'116 'quota already
At the conclusion of the dinner,
which was prepared by J. T. Simp-
son, local scoutniaster, Charles Cal-
lahan, his assistant, and four mem-
bers of the troop, Donald Ramsey,
John 'Barrier, Bobby Lee Ramsey
and Tommy Simpson. District Com-
missioner Lt. Col. W. B13. Merrill
opened the. meeting by calling on
District Chairman Earl Boone, who
in turn called for reports from
Charles Lawrence, camnporee and
camping chairman, Dr. Franklin H.
Reeder, health and safety chair-
man,- and Capt. Wayne P. Sage,
leadership and training chairman,
who outlined plans for the leader-
ship training course to be held in
Panama City March 1, 8 and 15. '
Knot tying was demonstrated by
the four scouts of the local troop
who had assisted in preparing the'
dinner, after which Col. Merrill pre-
sented the charter for Troop 47 to
Scoutmaster Simspon, at the same
time conferring white lanyards. on
Mr. Simpson and Harry McKnight,
of Cub Pack 47.
Ted Childers, scout field execu-
tive, stated that detailed plans and
the program for the camporee will
(Continued on page 7)
Lenten Services At
St. James' Church
Children's Services Mondays; Spe-
cial Services Wednesdays
Next Wednesday, March 2, is ob-
served by the Christian church
throughout the world-as Ash Wed-
nesday, the beginning of the season
of Lent. Taking as an example the
40-day mat of Jesus Christ in the
wilderness after His baptism, the
church calls its members to a 40-
day'period of careful self-examina-
tion and soul--searching-a time of
Following the time honored prac-
tice of the church, Rev. Lee Gra-
ham, pastor,, announces that St.
James' Episcopal Church has sched-
uled the following special services
for the season Of Lent:
Children's Lenten service on
Monday afternoons at 4 o'clock.
The young people of the church will
conduct this service, singing in the
choir, reading the lessons and lead-
ing the worship. A special talk by
the pastor will be addressed to the
.young people. All young folks of
the city are invited.
Wednesday evenings at 7:30, lit-
any and sermorf, with congrega-
Special services for Holy Week,
April 10 to 16, will be announced
later. All are welcome to these
Spend Week-end in Macon
Mr. and Mrs. Rush Chism spent
last week-end in Macon, Ga., visit-
ing relatives and friends
Signs Away AlI Funds
For Road-Bridge Work
Appeals To State Road-' Depart-
ment for Return of Half obf
20% 'Gas Tax Money
Back in September of last year
the board of'commissioners of Gulf
county signed over to the state road
department the county's 20% of
the gasoUne tax fund for a period
of two years to repay a loan from
the road department of $27,000 for
construction of roads in various
parts of the. county..
Now the members, have awak-
ened to the fact that all they have
in the road anid bridge fund kitty
is $4,174.17,- which must last them
until the end of the fiscal year,
which is September 30. Thip comes
to about'. $350 a month. Which will
just about pay salaries and leave
nothing for construction.
So. in desperation, and with a
prayer iii their hearts, the. commis-
sioners have appealed to the state
road department to allow them to
repay their loan over a period of
four years, instead of two, which
would give them about $500 a
month from the 20% over a period
of four years. '
The petition probabl-y will 'be
acted on favorably, since we do not
believe state road officials would.
be so hard-hearted-as to turn down
this pitiful plea.,
County Gives Generously
To State Children's Home
The people of Gulf .county opened
their hearts in the recent drive for
funds, "food and clothing for the
Children's Home Society of Florida,
contributing .$717.12 in cash and
food and clothing to the amount of
$553. Port St., Joe gave $560.12 in
cash and $513 worth of .food and
clothing, while Wewahitchka con-
tributed $513 in cash and $40 worth
of food and' clothing. Quota for the
county was set at $300..
The sponsoring committee for the
county was made up of Floyd Hunt,
chairman;' Mrs. C. G. Costin and
C. L. Morgan, vice-chairmen; Mrs.
Marc Fleishel Jr., Mrs. Basil Ken-
ney Jr., Mrs. Floyd Hunt, Mrs. E.
C. Lewis Jr., Harry McKnight, Mrs.
George McLawhon, Mrs. Basil E.
Kenney, Joe Hunter, Rev. G. Hin-
ton and Mrs. J. M. Griffin.
Attends Clerk's Convention
George Core, clerk of the circuit
court, attended the annual clerk's
convention held February 18 and
19 in Orlando. "I miet 60 clerks and
all of the state comptroller's staff,"
said George. "I went as a rookie,
but was in good hands, as W. S.
Weaver, clerk of Bay county, and
E. W. Bowles, clerk of Jackson.
county, went along with me."
Mother Passes Away
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. "Red" Herring
and children, Rodney Louis and
Carlo Jean, returned Wednesday
from Geneva, Ala., where they were
called Monday due to the death of
Mr. Herring's mother, Mrs. Pauline
Barbara Jo Bond is convalescing
at the home of her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hunt, after un-
dergoing an operation last week'1at
the municipal hospital.
Mrs. Lee Graham, laughter Mar-
ion, and son Bill have returned
from Gainesville. t
Eight-County Forestry Fence Law Is Main
Program Set In Motion Topic At Session of
Timber Production and Conserva-
tion To Be Linked With Schools
A full-fledged forestry program
designed to .wrap up all avenues to
greater timber production and
geared to an educational program
in the high schools was in motion
this week in eight counties, includ-
Industry leaders, county agents,
county school superintendents, for-
est and park officials, and conser-
vation enthusiasts met Tuesday in
Panama City for a luncheon-meet-
ing at which the vast and long-,
range program was outlined, and
The meeting was sponsored by
the forestry committee of the Pan-
ama City Chamber of Commerce
and John Rainey, manager of the
C. of C., presided. He murged.other
county co-operation in the program,
pointing out that "when one county
prospers, all counties here prosper
and anyway, this program is too
big for one county."
Ie declared that 7000 families in
the eight-county area-Bay, Wash-
ington, Calhoun, Gulf, Holnies, Wal-
ton, Franklin and Jackson--depend
upon forest products for theii' live-
lihood and the direct income of the
section fromn forestry in 1947 was
$14,000,000. 'The figure, he.,said, in-
cluded the value of stumpage cut
for all uses and direct payrolls from
,all phases of the industry.
The meeting voted tQ sponsor es-
say':contests in senioi high schools
of the eight counties to determine
county -winners and finalists for a
district contest. Each winner-will
receive a' $25 bond and the district
winner will' receive a like award.
The meeting endorsed the general
subject, "Why My County' Should
Grow More Trees," for the essay
contest, which will be open to both
white aind negro high school 'stu-
Begins On City Hall
New Municipal Structure Will Be
Credit To Port St. Joe
Actual construction work on Port
St. Jca's new municipal building, to
be located at the corner of Fifth
Street and Williams Avenue, got
under way this week under the su-
pervision of John Elzea of Ozark,
Ala., whose concern, the Alabama
Construction Company, was low
bidder on the job, having beqn
awarded the contract December 6
by the city commission for a price
of $81,781. The jail equipment'will
be furnished by the Decatur Iron
& Steel Manufacturing Company at
a cost of $5,497.
The new building; to be of mod-
ernistic design, will house the city
offices, fire station and jail. Cost
of the project, is to be paid out of
the 10 % utility tax levied some
time back by the city dads, especi-
ally for this purpose. Sixty per cent
of funds derived from the tax are
allocated for payment of the reve-
1nue debentures over a period of 19
Jack Ricketson of Savannah, Ga.,
was in town last week-end visiting
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Visit Here Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Otha Rowan and
sons of Quincy visited here Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Coburn.
Lay Plans For Annual Pasture and
Cattle Tour To Be Held
During May A
By CUBIE LAIRD
The state fence law was the main
topic of discussion at the annual
meeting of the Gulf County Cattle-
men's Association held Wednesday
of last week in Wewahitchka. Presi-
dent Clyde Brogdon gave.a report
on his trip to Orlando where he at-
tended a meeting of cattlemen
called to discuss this matter. Rep-
resentative Geoige Tapper was in
attendance at the meeting last
vyeek and the body 'unanimously
voted .that Tapper work to hold
cattlemen's livestock liability'down
as low as possible and get all ex-
tension possible on the bill.
There was discussion on the
marks and brands bill and Presi-
dent Brogdon announced that this
bill- had been tabled by the state
The local association made plans
for the annual pasture and cattle
field day tour, and members are
looking forward to visiting one an-
other's places during May on the
field day, exchanging ideas and en-
joying a good barbecue dinner.
The matter of pasture grasses
was discussed, as well as clover,
dairying and lime, "Uncle" Edd
Pridgeon giving a report at this
time on acquiring liming materials.
A. D. Lawson presented for discus-
sion the subject', of government
spraying along the coast to control
At the conclusion of the meeting
officers for the ensuing year were
elected, Clyde Brogdon being re-
elected as president, A. D. Lawson,
vice-president, and C. R. Laird,
Attending the meeting were A.
D. Lawson, Clyde Brogdon, C. 14.
Faircloth, John Griffin, J. T. Land,
Ruel Griffin, Roy Rish, Thomas Mc-
Daniel, Fred Maddox, Dave Gaskin
and Edd C. Pridgeon. Visitors pres-
ent were Rep. George Tapper, Wil-
liam Roemer and County Agent C.
State Spending $642,800
On Roads of Gulf County
The 1949 state road department
budget shows that $642,800 is- to be
spent on roads in, Gulf county to-
taling 35% miles. Several of the
projects already are underway.
Mentioned are the Beacon Hill-
Wewahitchka road at $150,000; Wil-
lis Landing road, $248,500; White
City bridge approaches, $38,000;
road to Niles, $48,600; streets in
Highland View, $10,800; streets in
Oak Grove, $16,300; state highway
through -Port St. Joe, $82,000, and
A. N. railroad signals at crossings
in Port St. Joe, $10,000.
PREACHING SERVICE AT
WHITE CITY TONIGHT
Loyd W. Tubb, pastor of the le-
cal Methodist Church, announces
that preaching services will be held
this evening at 7:30 o'clock in the
community house at White City.
The public is invited to attend.
Home From Louisiana Trip
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Warner and
daughter Louise have returned
home after spending a week visit-
ing in Bastrop, La. They were aa-
companied by Mrs. W. C. Warner
and Miss Irene Warner, who will
visit here with the Warners.
Eastern Star Elects
Officers for Year
At the regular meeting of Gulf
Chapter 191,. Order of Eastern Star,
held Tuesday night in the Masonic
hall, the following officers were
elected, for the ensuing year:
Wilma Cooper, worthy matron;
Joel A. Harris, worthy,patron; Della
Mize, associate matron; Watson
Smith, associate patron; Florazelle
Connell, secretary; Mary Forehand,
treasurer; Ruth Ramsey, conduc-
tress; Onnie Lou Greer, associate
Appointed officers were* Callie
Howell, chaplain; Mildred Spears,
marshal; -Elwyn Blount, Ada; Eula
Dickey, Ruth; Pauline Smith, Es-
ther; Lois .Chism, Martha; Marie
Costin, Electa; Sara Morgan, pi-
anist; Essie Williams, warder; Er-
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
'China' Is Study Topic
of Methodist W. S. C. S.
The .Methodist W. S. C. S. met
Monday in a joint session at the
home of Mrs. Edwin Ramsey, and
at this time studied the book,
"China, Twilight At Dawn?" which
told of the difficulties of mission-
aries in China. The study was con-
ducted by Mrs. Gus Creech and
Mrs. C. A. Brown.
Special decorations for the oc-
casion, arranged by Mrs. Massey
Ward, consisted of Qowers and ber-
ries and a group of Chinese figur-
ines enveloped in pear blossoms.
An interesting exhibit of Chi-
nese articles was on display, in
charge of Mrs. J. L. Temple, and
consisted of jewel boxes, teakwood
chests, rice bowls, chopsticks, a
golden wine set, handwoven lace
Personals ?Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
At the Churches
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ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor .
Feb. 27 Quinquagesima Sunday
S7"30'a. m.-Holy communion and
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school and
high school confirmation class.
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer and
Tuesday, March 1- Meeting of
the Horace Soule Circle of the Wo-
man's Auxiliary at the home of Mrs.
H. S. Lilius, 8 p. m.
Wednesday, March 2-Ash Wed-
nesday. 7:30 a. m. Holy communion;
7:30 p. m. litany and penetential
Thursday, March 3-Meeting of
the adult study group at the home
of H. M. Maige on 16th Street at
7:30 p. m.
The public is cordially invited to
all services of this church.
KENNEY'S MILL BAPTIST
Rev. W. B. Holland, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Bible school for all.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:00 p. m.-B. T. U.
7: 3--Evening services.
Prayer service Tuesday evenings
at 7:30. W. M. U. meets Wednes-
day evenings. Everyone is cordi-
ally invited to attend all services.
HIGHLAND VIEW METHODIST
Loyd W. Tutibb, 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
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.
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. /
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.-
4:00 p. m.-Worship service.
3:00 p. m.-Sunday school.
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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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Open Tuesdays and Saturdays
3:00 p. m. to 5:30 p. m.
One Year Membership $1.00
CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR
SSaturday: 9:30 to 10:30 a. m.
Fee 10c Per Child
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Mr. and Mrs. Effor.d Lee Walker
of Carrabelle announce the birth of
a son, Jerry Efford, on Monday,
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Scheffer Jr.,
of this city are the proud parents
of a daughter, born Wednesday,
February 1. The little lady. has
been named Sandra Kay.
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Grins-
lade of Wewahitchka are announc-
ing the birth of a son, William
Lloyd, on Saturday, February 19.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob D. Brake of
this city announce th6 birth of a
daughter, Sandra Jean, on Monday,
Mr. and Mrs. Noah Johnson of
this city are announcing the arrival
of a son on Tuesday, February 22.
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital)
Visiting In St. Augustine
Mr. and Mrs. Alton Dendy and
4: -. 0. 3-18* .:4 4.:. ,: .I.-.
nest Cowart, sentinel. tablecloth, mandarin coats, wedding
Assistant officers are: Estelle clothes and numerous small ar-
Griffin, assistant to worthy ma- tiles. Mrs. J. J. Messina of Ap-
tron; George Cooper, assistant to alachicola, who was born in China,
worthy patron; Alma Parker, as- was present, dressed in Chinese
sistant to associate matron; Dick robes and shoes, and explained the
Spillers, assistant to associate pa- uses of the various articles as well
tron; Marguerite Pridgeon, assist- as the clothing.
ant to secretary; W. C. Forehand, Latest hews on developments in
assistant to treasurer; Lovie Co- China were read from Time maga-
burn, assistant to conductress; Zola zine, and Mrs. R. W. Smith read a
Maddox, assistant to associate con- poem translated from the Chinese.
ductress; Ella Glynn, assistant to During the social hour, refresh-
Chaplain; Margaret Thomas, assist- ments were served by members of
ant to marshal; Myrtice Smith, as- the Ruth Lawrence Circle to 25
sistant to pianist; Lyda Adkins, as- members and guests present.
sistant to Ada; Erline Buckert, as- The meeting next Monday will be
sistant to Ruth; Flossie Wilson, as- held at the home of 'Mrs.' Ralph
sistant to Esther; Leslie Spillers, Swatts.
assistant to Martha; Bessie Rob- Kt ,O pt
erts, assistant to Electa; Minnie MRS. BAGGETT HOSTESS TO
Cowart, assistant to warder; Cal- BAPTIST CIRCLE ONE
lice Gurton, assistant to'sentinel. ,. Mrs. J. Q. Baggett, president of
Attending the meeting from We- the Baptist W. M. U., was hostess
wahitchka were Mrs. Estelle Grif- Monday afternoon at her home to
fin, Mrs. Ella Glynn, Mrs. Sarah members of Circle One.
Morgan, Mrs. Ella Chafin, Mrs. Mrs. C/ A. McClellan, chairman,
Alma Parker, J. M. Harris arid Joel gave the devotional from Eph. 4:6-
A. .Harris. 16, her topic being "World Ties,"
Date for the installation of the and followed it with -prayer.
new officers will' be announced at a Following usual business of the
later date. circle. Mires McCle'llan nd Mrs.m XW.
MRS. COSTIN HOSTESS TO
BAPTIST CIRCLE TWO/
Circle Two of the Baptist W. M.
U. met Monday afternoon with Mrs.
C. G. Costin for its circle program.
Mrs. W. J. Daughtry, circle chair-
man, gave the devotional from Eph.
3:4-6, after which a short business
session was held. I
Mrs. E. C. Cason taught the first
three chapters of the mission study
book, "Co-operating Southern Bap-
tists," after which the meeting was
closed with prayer by Mrs. Daugh-
During the social hour the hos-
tess served refreshments to the 13
Next meeting of this circle wilV
be held with Mrs. J. 0. Baggett.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER TO
BE OBSERVED MARCH 4
Mrs. G. A. Patton announces that
the World Day of Prayer will be
observed next Friday, March 4, the
first day of Lent, at the Methodist
The subject will be "The Lord Is
It Opt X
The piano pupils of Mrs. T. G.
Frary will be presented in a recital
tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock in
the high school auditorium. A va-
riety of modern and popular classic
selections is promised. The public
is cordially invited.
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Alexander had
as their guests over the week-end
Mr. Alexander's sister, Miss Edna
Alexander of Montgomery, Ala., and
Jdiss Sadie Alexander of Quincy.
C. Pridgeon taught three chapters
of the mission book, "Co-operating
During the social hour the hos-
,tess served refreshments to nine
members and two visitors, Mrs. W.
J. Belin and.Mrs. L. J. Keels.
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Knight of Man-
hassett, Long Island, N. Y., an-
anounce the engagement and ap-
proaching marriage of their daugh-
ter, Edith Jane, to Adolph Flatauer
Spear, son of E. M. Spear and the
late Mrs. Spear of Apalachicola and
Port St. Joe. The wedding will be
an event of March 5' at 5 p. in. in
the Congregational Church of Man-
Visitors From Panama City
Mr. and Mrs. A. V. McClellan of
Panama City visited here Monday
with Mr. and Mrs. J. ,J. Clements.
We wish to thank our many
friends for their floral offerings,
cards and visits, also Dr. Ward and
the staff of nurses at the hospital
for the many kindnesses shown our
granddaughter, Barbara Jo Bond,
during her recent illness.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hunt.
Dr. Charles Reicherter
EYES EXAMINED --GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA,
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1949
son are visiting this week in St.
Augustine with Mrs. Dendy's par-
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
A Martin Theatre Port St. Joe, Fla. S
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LAST TIMES TODAY!
RDAYS -SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
ROMANCEE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
MONDAY and TUESDAY
February 28 March I
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26
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Chapter 5 of Serial
Frank and Jessie James
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2
B A R G A I N
BARGAIN FEATURE NO. 1
andTHE R IES
BChapter 9 of Serial
BARGAIN FEATURE NO. 2
A WESTERN THRILLER!
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Chapter 9 of Serial
"Dick Tracy Returns"
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March 3 and 4
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A $1.25 Vqlue!
Handling materials was the source of 4 fatalities and serious injury te
5,231 workers covered by the Workmen's Compensation Act during the year
1948. This large number of serious accidents and an additional 15,978
medical only cases cost Florida industry $1,022,716. The principal sources
of the major losses were due to improper lifting and handling practices which
developed a high percentage of hernias and back injuries. Dropping objects,
cuts and abrasions were also high cost factors. Employers interested in
receiving without cost, safety guides for the prevention of handling material
accidents may direct requests to Workmen's Compensation Division, Flolrida
Industrial Commission, Tallahassee.
Warren Is Set On
Orders Crackdown On Bookies In
Miami Area and Arrest of
Tampa Ticket Peddlers
Governor Warren said'Monday he
had directed Sheriff Hugh Cul-
breath of Tampa to "arrest every
bolita operator and peddler in Hills-
borough county." in an effort to
break up the Cuban numbers game
that han flourished in Tampa for
Despite a reluctance to intervene
in local law enforcement, he said;
"because bolita apparently has s
brought ;about a near breakdown in
law enforcement and danger of ac-
tual civil disorder in Tampa, I have
decided to move against it."
Warren said "flagrant sale of bo-
lita for many years past" seems to
be at the root of Hillsborough coun-
ty's law enforcement troubles. "Ap-
parently no determined and sus-
tained effort has ever been made to
stamp it out. Political races have
been run with bolita as the issue.
The outcome of such races has not
eliminated, nor apparently even les-
sened, bolita in Tampa."
Meanwhile, over in the Miami
area, deputy sheriffs, prodded by
Warren's edict demanding that the
bookie trade be wiped out, are keep-
ing a constant check on the cigar
stands and cabanas that once har-
bored a large network of horse-
The Miami Beach bookie syndi-
cate, an influential organization
which has been' working under a
thin guise of legitimacy, has tem-
porarily halted operations of its
A few arrests have been made of
bookies who ignored the governor's
decree, but most of the bookies in
Miami Beach have taken heed of
the terse message that was spread
throughout the vacationland over
Sthe week-end. It said: "Service will
not be supplied."
The crackdown is the most lethal
in Florida's history, and it looks as
though there will be no letup in
the sudden "heat."
Good manner is good form, even
on the highways.
FRONT AND REAR ARM .R
;ESTS HEAD LININGS
FRONT AND REAR MATS
TRUCK AND BOAT CUSHIONS
Choice of Plastic, Fibre or Leatherette
TAILOR MADE TO FIT YOUR CAR
Your selection of materials, plus expert workmanship
means another satisfied customer.
COME IN FOR FREE ESTIMATES
McGOWIN MOTOR COMPANY
PHONE 129 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MOTHERS WILL CHEER
SPENCER'S WHITE COTTON THIS VALUE!
SNOR III& A &6 PAIRS
Training frstPants a.
A first quality garment that's first in value. Buy
'em by the dozen. Size 2, 4, 6.
SPENCER'S DOUBLE THICK 5 Pairs cl V
TRAINING PANTS. Sizes 0, 1, 2, 3 5 51.00 SAVE 20
Boyles Takes Less Profit
. Gives More Value!'
Nationally Known Dot
for Girls up to 14
Fast colors Sanforized
. new styles unpacked this
week bright spring prints,
stripes and plaids. Can you
believe it? Come and see!
This Value Has Amazed
Tillie Tyler Shirtmaker
Sizes 32 to 46 Sanforized
Broadcloth. Colors are
White, Blue, Pink, Maize,
Biege and Gray
Yes, Quantities are Still Avail-
able On These Four-Year
Pillow Cases 49c ea.
Operators of tourist courts are
buying in dozen lots. Your
last chance at this. low price!
Boyles Continues To
Bring You Big
Published Wyeekly By
Port St. Joe, Florida
"Tips From Across Our
Counter To Wise
Friday, February 25, 1949
PROVED AGAIN!... "Customers Are Never Scarce
When Values Are Good Enough!"
DEAR SHOPPERS We were told that it was no use
that it was simply throwing money away to advertise
that it was not the right time to start a White Goods Sale
that it was no use to trim windows, make new low price
cards and rearrange stock. Well, we did it anyway, believing
the least we could do would be to stay right in there pitching for
you. Thanks to you, our efforts were not in vain. Customers
* came from miles around to share the Record Values offered.
Even long distance calls came in for some feature items. We are
grateful for your enthusiastic response and we are continuing
this Great Sale through this week. New items have been re-
ceived and the price knife has been applied to make this event
one we'll long remember.
New arrivals this week include a shipment of Haynes Fa-
mous Panties. New spring colors in Romaine Crepes at a
new low price. .". Piques and Chambrays summer colors
that lift your spirit. Two pieces of Table Damask attrac-
tively bordered in blue and rose. A soft, practical Kitchen
Toweling at 25c yard.. .. 81-inch Brown Sheeting at a new
low price. Baby Blankets at 39c each a beautiful wide
Satin Bordered Gift Blanket for Baby at $2.95. Two new
numbers in Harvey Casuals, both Patent Sandals they're
walker-outers. Little Duchess Lovely Cotton Slips for girls
4 to 14 at a new low ,price. Boys' 8-ounce Blue Denim
Dungarees size up to 16 $1.59. men's sizes $2.19. That's
not all, but space is filled. Just "Pay Cash at Boyles and Save!"
Yours Winding Up a Great White Goods Sale
With Climactic Values, R. GLENN BOYLES.
r~o~~v .i E
SSEAT CO QV'ERPS
I DOOR AND REAR QUARTER PANELS
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1949
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
288 HANES KNIT
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
Poatof"ice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
ONE YEAR $2.00 SIX MONTHS $1.00
THREE MONTHS $127.15
-4 Telephone 51 )i-
TO ADVERTISERS-In case of eiror or omissions in adver-
tiement, the publishers do not hold themselves liable 1
damuag further than amount receiWed for much advertlse.mmt.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asset;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
WE WANT NO PART OF IT
Figures show that it would take plenty of cash
to put into effect President Truman's social se-
curity plan to provide for government care and
aid to individuals every step of the way from
the cradle to the grave. And plenty of moola on
hand would mean that a flock of politicians
would be squabbling over how, where and when
to spend it, and, most important, by whom.
Compulsory health insurance would pay the
cost of birth, and during childhood medical and
dental service would be provided. Grants to
states by the federal government would pay part
of the cost of schooling, and if a child were or-
phaned, the government would assume the fi-
After the child grew up and went to work, the
government would guarantee him disability as-
sistance, extending up to a lifetime pension, if
lhe were injured on the job, and unemployment
payments if he were out of a job. He and his
family would obtain medical care under the
compulsory insurance system, and good subsi-
dies would be given low-income groups. When
he reached the retirement age of 65 lxe would be
entitled to a life pension. At death, his funeral
expenses would be met, at least in part, by a gov-
ernment check. Finally, his widow would be
A lot of people might like that kind of a sys-
tem. That's exactly the way we raise cattle-
provide 'em with a range, shelter, medical at-
tention, feed 'em when range pickings are lean
-but who wants to be a cow? There's no incen-
tive to get out and do when you know you'll be
taken care of whether or not you have a job.
Personally, the editor of The Star wants no part
of it. We were against the program when it was
instigated in 1936, we've been against it since
that time, and. we'll be against it as long as we've
breath left in our battered carcass. We've always
worked for what we got, and derived a lot of
satisfaction from that fact. We've seen good and
bad times, but never have we had to call on
anybody for help-our pride wouldn't let us-and
we'll be dadblamed if we're going to have a
bunch of mealy-mouth politicians who are look-
ing only at the vote-getting possibilities, ram
pure unadulterated socialism down our throat.
DO YOU SMOKE IN BED?
Smoking in bed is one of the more prolific
causes of fire-particularly fire which results in
serious personal in jury and loss of life. Those
who have the habit would do well to read a list
of "Instructions To Guests Preparing To Smoke
In Bed" which has been posted in the rooms of
a New York hotel. It says:
1. Call the office and notify the manage-
ment where you wish your remains sent.
2. Notify guests in adjoining rooms of your
intention of endangering their lives, so that
they may take necessary precautions to pro-
3. Go to the corridor and locate the nearest
fire escape, so that-if you are fortunate enough
to escape your room, you may reach safety.
4. Now sit down and think howv foolish it is
for you to take this risk-you may enjoy your
smoke while thinking it over.
BUSINESS MAY BE GOOD, BUT WE Do NOT
HAVE GUESTS To BURN, So PLEASE-
HELP Us To PROTECT You.
Those words cover a lethally serious problem.
And what is true of hotels is .equally true of the
home. Reniember these rules next time you feel
like smoking in bed.
The first place a screw becomes loose in the
average head is the one that controls the tongue.
-Clarendon, Texas, Leader.
est ship yet to dock here, being 455 day by-a scorerof 18 to 5, and Mon-
feet long and having a draft of 27 day night the Sharks defeated the
feet. Merchants of the city league by a
Sharks Win Two Games score of 17 to 10.
The St. Joe high school basket- --------
ball team defeated Carrabelle Tues- It pays to advertise-try it!
WE DOCTOR SHOES, HEEL THEM, ATTEND THEIR DYINB AND
SAVE THEIR SOLES
AGES 1 DAY TO 80 YEARS
Insure With Your Home State Company. Liberal Benefit Policy.
e. $6 to $10 per day for hospital room for 50 days, any number of
trips per year.
* Up to $200 for Surgery.
* Also pays for anesthetics, X-rays and other "extras" up to $50.
* No assessments or rate increases.
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MAIL COUPON BELOW FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION
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A Legal Reserve Stock Company
L bug out at those-handsomely col-
I STARDUST d ored pictures of what. should come
| TAKULLY JL and up when you plant the seeds... 10Y ARS A
S MOONSHINE 'We used to get all enthused over
Sthe catalogs, come spring, sit down From the Files of The Star
and order a bushel or so of as- F
We'll have to admit that the last sorted" seeds, prepare a plot of
issue of The Star wasn't much, but ground according to the best pac- Teachers Win In Ladies' Ball Game
u of T tices, carefully plant our seed, see The teachers came out victorious
.you folks were lucky, to get a paper it come up, care for the plants lovy- 5
of any kind, the way we felt. ., ingly, pare their cuticle, tnm their th a score of 7 to 5 over the me
others in the ladies' baseball game
We'd come down the previous Fri- hair, chase off bugs and do every- postponed from last week. Funds
day with some kind of doggone thing in our power to get some- raised will go toward purchase of
miseryr" in our shoulders and could thing that looked like the pictures raised will go toward purchol band.
,barely manage to get comfortable in the catalogs. Result? new uniforms for the school band.
con our favorite couch, but the Tag A few scraggly carrots, weazened To Seek $1 Angler's Fe,
Stoe come out, so we managed, beets, undernourished onions, be- ,A dollar fishing license for all
ly dint of much grunting and draggled tomatoes and. pale cu- residents of Florida will be sought
groaning, tb throw together suffici- cumbers. .. After years of that, at the forthcoming session of the
rent type to at least fill up the we said to heck with it, and when legislature in a bill sponsored by
-pages-mostly quantity, not qual- we planted our garden we threw the Florida Wildlife Federation. At
ity. .. Our wife took the matter the seeds into a hastily dug trench, present there is no license fee for
under consideration and loaded us stomped the dirt down on "em, citizens fishing in their own coun-
with various pills, instructions how sprinkled 'em down with the, hose' ties, but there is a $2.25 charge for
to care for ourself and about took and vicious imprecations and just persons fishing outside their own
all the skin off the editorial back dared 'em to grow. Result? counties. Under the new proposal
-what with her applications of bear Cool, crisp radishes, huge to- the $2.25 license law would be re-
grease, rattlesnake oil, penetrating matoes, luscious cucumbers, onions pealed and replaced by the $1 law.
oil, essence of goose liver, and oil by the bushel. .' Seems that This license would permit fishing
of wintergreen (personally, we ar,e old MQther Nature occasionally in any'fresh water in the state.
of the opinion that she derived a likes to take a'dare. The bill would apply only to those
-fiendish glee out of assaulting our fishing with a rod and reel, arti-
poor defenseless ,back with those An employee of the St. Joe Paper ficial lure or fly. The bill was de-
various unguents). However, Company, going into the postoffice signed only to affect sports fisher-
as we set this, our back is once Tuesday morning and finding it men and not those who fish with
more functioning properly and we closed in observance of Washing- a pole and line.
hope it will continue in that fine ton's birthday, was overheard to re- Birth Announcement
state indefinitely, for we shudder mark: "Guess it must be shut down Mr. and Mrs. Coy E. Martin an-
to think of going through all that for repairs like the paper mill." nounce the arrival of an 82-pound
Swedish massage rigamarole again. ----- son at Oneida, Ky., on February 8,
If it does sneak back on us, we're Return From Texas 1939. Mr. Martin is an employee of
going to grit our teeth and suffer Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mitchell and the St. Joe Hardware Company.
it out without a yip or a groan, as two children returned Saturday Large Ship In Port
did that Spartan youth when the from Houston, Texas, after a 10-day The SS Amasis of the Hamburg-
wolf pup made a meal off his visit there with Mr. and Mrs. Terry American Line docked here Mon-
tummy. Hinote, who have moved to the day from Hamburg with a cargo of
Lone Star State to reside. salt cake for the paper mill. Pilot
We've .been getting our annual ----- Fred Maddox, who brought the ves-
batch of seed catalogs arid our eyes Advertising doesn't cost-it pays! sel in, stated that it was the larg-
Thursday, March 3
Birds are paraded only once a
The Kentucky Derby of the
FRIPAY, FEBRUARY- 25, 1949
THE STAR, PORTr ST. JOE, GULF CO.UNTTY, FLORMAA
FRDAFERAR 2,19#TH SA, OT T.JEGUL CUTY I.ORO PG FV
At Last! Some Dope
On 'Pyramid' Clubs
And' From the Dope It Seems That
Those Who Join Are Dopes
For several weeks past we, as
well as most everyone else, has
been hearing references to "Pyra-
mid Clubs" over the radio, and won-
dering just what it was all about.
Well, the editor of The Star has
received a little information on the
matter, and is passing it along to
readers for what it's worth.
A friend of ours in California has
sent us a paper with a sort of hazy
description of how the thing works,
and from our viewpoint it seems to
be the old chain letter gag calling
for a dime worked without getting
messed up with Uncle Sam's mails.
Here's the explanation we received:
"When you join the club you pay
a $1 fee, the only money paid in.
There are 12 positions in the pyra-
mid and you take the No. 12 spot,
moving up each night until your
name is on the top and you receive
the money-$2,048 in cash 12 days
"The second night you go with
two .guests to another party. The
third night you stay at home and
the guests you originally invited go
to a party, each with-two other in-
vited guests. The fourth night you
are the host. From then on, you
may or may not attend the parties,
but just sit back and wait for your
name to appear at the top of the
The article went on to state that
these pyramid friendship clubs
are under fire in the Los Angeles
courts and the state attorney gen-
eral had been asked for an opinion
as to their legality.
From where we sit, it looks to
us that whoever joins up in one of
these clubs is a dope, and is just
shoving a few simoleons into some
slick slicker's pocket.
Spends Week-end With Parents
Miss- Dorothy Minus, student at
Florida State University, Tallahas-
see, was the week-end guest of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Minus.
The power needed to light an
electric bulb for one hour would
keep a small watch running for
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS CHANGE HOUR
The Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Florida,
-will hold their regular meetings
one hour earlier, beginning with
the March meeting.
The new meeting hour will be
9:00 o'clock CWT (10:00 o'clock
Port St. Joe time) instead of the
usual 10:00 o'clock CWT meeting
GEORGE Y. CORE,
Young man, that pot of gold at
ihe end of the rainbow is not so
hard to. get when you're trained
to get ahead. You can get this
training and education without
costing you.a penny! The story
is this: Find your places, in the,
new U S Army or U S Air Force
w h e r e limitless opportunities
abound for ambitious men. For
women, too, the WAC and WAF
organizations hold promise of a
bright future. See your recruiter
today. He's at the U. S. Army
and U. S. Air Force Recruiting
Station. It's at 435 Harrison
Avenue, Panama City, Fla. Re-
cruiting Officer in Port St. Joe
every Thursday and Friday at
the postoffice. There's opportun-
ity in a wide range of profes-
sional, technical and administra-
tive duties. Enlistment will mean
a place for you to get educa-
tional benefits offered nowhere
else. Get full facts today and
plan yourself a real future.
FOR THE WISE SHOPPER!
SALE STARTS FRIDAY, FEB. 25th
REMEMBER THE OLD ADAGE
A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY!
36 In. LL SHEETING
First Quality! Suitable for Sheets
Another Golden Opportunity for Men!
FIRST QUALITY WHITE
DRESS SHIRTS .19
We can't overlook
the little Misses
while we're dish-
ing out the
we give her a
chance to get a
NICE PAIR OF
In Tan or Red
Sizes 12 to 3
Men! Take Notice!
.DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!
MEN'S DRESS PANTS
Rayon Gowns ANKLETS
$2.49 2pr. 29c
Opportunity Is Knocking! LOOK!
MOTHER This is your opportunity
to buy the little girl a Summer
Dress at a REAL BARGAIN!
Size 3 to 6
WALK IN AND WALK OUT
IN A PAIR OF
1 lot Ladies .. $100 Pr.
1 lot Ladies .. $1.95 Pr.
1 lot Men's.. $5.95 Pr.
1 lot Men's Work $3-25
1 lot Ladies .. $5.95 Pr.
1 lot Ladies House
SUMMER SANDALS NOW
LADIES! HERE IS ONE
-OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU!
1 Rack $6.95
DRESSES FOR NOW
T Rack $5.95
For the lady who wants to
make her dress, just
TAKE A LOOK!
100% Milliken Woolens
3 yards for $1.00
DON'T FORGET TO ASK
FOR YOUR TOM SAWYER
BALLOON AND COMIC
Short or Long
Don't Miss This
Men! Here's a Real
4 Pr. $1.00
opportunity Opportunity! Knock
t my door!. KNOCK! KNOCK!
2 for 89c
20x40 Bright Colors
40 in. $1.35 yd.
Pepperell $2 69
81x99 --- --
81x108 -- -
40 In. Wide
KNOCK! KNOCK! Calling all men!
GET THAT COOL, SHEER
Summer Sport Shirt |
NOW! Only $1 88
Solid Colors. 1 *U
S DEPARTMENT STORE
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
S. OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS BUT ONCE!
ALL SI Al00
Some Khaki and Some Fancy Blue
r Ic ~1~ I~ Is L R
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1949
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTYY; FILORIDA
*FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1949
PAGE SX THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
MINUTES OF COUNTY COMMISSION
Wewahitchka, Florida und of Gulf county, Florida, 'dur-
February 11, 1949 Iing this fiscal year, and
The Board of County Commis-' Whereas, due to the small bal-
sioners met this day in special ses- ance remaining in this fund, it is
sion for the purpose of adopting the desire of this board that its res-
certain resolutions rescinding a solution dated September 30, 1948,
resolution adopted by the board of be rescinded and the 20% surplus
county commissioners at a special gasoline tax accruing to the credit
meeting held on the 30th day of of Gulf county be returned to Gulf
September, A. D. 1948. county to be applied in the road
The meeting came to order at 2 and bridge fund of said county, and
The meeting came to order at 2 Whereas, on September 4. 1948,
p. m. with the following members the Board of County Commission-
present: Tobe Gay, chairulan, Peteri of Gulf County, Florida, adopt-
G. Strange, vice-chairmana; S. ed a resolution amending its pre-
Daniel and B. E. Kenney Jr. The vious resolutions dated October 14,
clerk. sheriff and county attorney ,47, and December 1, 1947, respec-
were also in attendance. tiv(ely, making application to the
Commissioner J. S. Daniel of- 'lorida State Inprovemnent Coinm-
fered and caused to be read the fol- mission for the construction of cer-
lowing resolution: tain designated roads in Gulf coun-
RESOLUTION Ay, Florida, and requesting the com-
Whereas, on September 30, 1918, mission to enter into a contract
the Board of County Commissinm- with the State Road Department of
ers of Gulf County adopted a reso- Florida by which the latter would
lution requesting that the State agree to lease or purchase the roads
Road Department of Florida con- described therein and pay therefore
struct for Gulf county the following 1 out of the 80% surplus gas tax ac-
roads, to-wit: Fourth Street and cruing to the account of the state
First and Second Avenues accord- road department under the pro-
ing to the unrecorded plat of the visions of Section. 16, Article IX of
second addition to Highland View, the Constitution of the State of
a distance of approximately 2300 Florida for expenditure, on state
feet; also Duval Street in Oak roads in Gulf county, Florida, and
Grove, 'a distance of approximately Whereas, it is the desire of this
660 feet: also Bayless Street in i board that the following described
Maddox Subdivision, a distance of I roads, to-wit: Fourth Street and
apprc-imately 660 feet; also First First and Second Avenues accord-
Avenue in Beacon Hill from State 'ing to the unrecorded plat of the
Road No. 386 to a point approxi- second addition to Highland View,
mately 180 feet southeast of Sec- a distance of approximately 2300
ond Street, thence southwest to feet; also Duval Street in Oak
State Road No. 3,0, a distance of ap- Grove, a distance of approximately
proximately 3060 feet, and to pay 660 feet; also Bayless Street in
the cost of construction of said Maddox Subdivision, a distance of
roads from any funds which the 'approximately 660 feet; also First
state road department may have 'Avenue in Beacon Hill from State
available, and 'Road No. 386, to a point approxi-
Whereas, by said resolution of mately 180 feet southeast of Second
September 30, 1948, Gulf County, Street, thence southwest to State
Florida, covenanted and agreed "Road No. 30, a distance of approxi-
with the state road department mately 3063 feet; be included with
that it would repay to the state the roads described in said resolu-
road department all funds advanc- tion dated September 4, 1948.
ed for the construction of said Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved
roads from the 20% surplus gaso- by the Board of County Commis-
line tax accruing to the credit of sioners of Gulf County, Florida,
Gulf county, and would remit to 1. That the resolution adopted by
the state road department monthly it September 30, 1948, be and the
all sums of money received by it as same is hereby rescinded condition-
its 20% share of the surplus gaso- al upon approval of the State Road
line tax from the state board of ad- Department of Florida.
ministration until such time as said 2. That the state board of admin-
advance had been paid in full, and istration be, and it is hereby ire-
Whereas, by said resolution of quested to remit to the said county.
September 30, 1948, the state board for the purpose aforesaid, as and
of administration was authorized when the same becomes available
and requested to remit direct to for distribution during the fiscal
the state road department monthly year ending September 30, 1949,
the 20% surplus gasoline tax due twenty per cent (20%) of such
to Gulf county, Florida, until such portion of the gasoline and other
time as said advance had been re- fuel tax funds as are credited to
paid in full, and said county and found to be in ex-
Whereas, Gulf county, Florida, is cess of the amounts necessary to
in desperate need of this 20% sur- meet the principal and interest
plus gasoline tax due to its having payments falling due upon bonds of
only the sum of $4,174.17 available said county and/or any special
to spend in the road and bridge road and bridge district therein, to-
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These rugged haulers not only
have the stamina a dump opera-
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transmissions, axles and other
components to deliver the
long, trouble-free service that
holds costs at rock-bottom
levels. Pictured here is Interna-
tional Model KB-7, just one of
many Internationals for dump-
truck work. So, for any dump
operation, see us for an Inter-
national of the type and size to
do your work best.
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
gether with an amount sufficient to
meet sinking fund requirements of
said county and/or special road
and bridge districts, the remaining
eighty (80%) per cent of such ex-
cess to be remitted to the state
road department for the purposes
aforesaid, at the same time and in
like manner, all under and pursu-
ant to provisions of said-Section 16
of Article IX of the Constitution.
3. That the above described roads
be included with the roads describ-
.ed in said resolution dated Septem-
ber 4, 1948, and made a part thereof.
Board of County Commission-
ers, Gulf County, Florida.
By TOBE GAY, Chairman.
GEORGE Y. CORE, Clerk.
Thereupon J. S. Daniel moved
that said resolution be adopted,
,which motion was seconded by Pe-
ter G. Strange. Upon roll call the
following voted: Aye: J. S. Daniel,
peter G. Strange, B. E. Kenney Jr.
,Nay: none. The chairman then de-
clared the resolution carried and
There being no further business
to come before the board it did
then adjourn until the next regular
'meeting, the same being the 8th
day of March, unless called in spe-
cial session by the chairman or
TOBE GAY, Chairman.
Atttest: GEORGE Y. CORE, Clerk.
BEER AND WINE .
... DINE AND DANCE
Fresh Water Fish and Other
Good Home Cooked Meals
5 Miles North of Wewahitchka on
Highway No. 7. Look for Sign
"The Garden Spot of the Lake"
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT
"A Home Away From Home"
fHE STAR, PO'RT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Spend Week-end In Atlanta Visiting In Blountstown
Mrs. Verna Smith, Mrs. WV. A. Mrs. E. B. Dendy is visiting this
Lewis, Miss Sara Kelly and Miss week' in Blountstsown with her
Betty Sue Watts visited relatives son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
in Atlanta, Ga., last week-end. Miss Mrs. Oris 0. Miller.
Emelin Belin accompanied them as -
far as Abbeville, Ala., where she What you don't expect doesn't
visited relatives, disappoint you.
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WHITE CITY NEWS
By. MRS. GEORGE HARPER
Our interdenominational Sunday
school is progressing nicely since
we have been able to get support
from the various churches in Port
St. Joe. The churches alternate in
giving us a speaker at the church
hour. Our Sunday school attend-
ance has reached a total of 57.
Monday night, Robert Donelson
of Chicago entertained in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Croxton by
showing color slides and moving
pictures of various vacation spots
he and his wife visited recently.
After the showing of the pictures,
Mrs. Croxton served refreshments
to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Antley, Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Holsenback, Mr. and
Mrs. Armstrong, Mrs. Ella Stebel,
Mr. and Mrs. George Mook, Mr. and
Mrs. H. A. Braxton, Joe Stebel, Mr.
and Mrs. Jimmie Spotts, Bud
Hatcher, Mr. and Mrs. William Gal-
lion of Champaign, Ill., and Mr. and
Mrs. Donelson, who are visiting in
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Croxton.
Mrs. Stet Pridgeon is spending
this week in Macon, Ga., visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kirkland.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Price left on
Thursday for a vacation trip, and
before returning they will visit with
Mrs. Price's parents in Kentucky.
Mr. and Mrs. James Harper of
Oak Grove are now permanent resi-
dents of White City.
'Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hammond
were called to Sumatra Saturday
due to the death of Mrs. Ham-
Carl Holsenback and daughter,
Martha, visited in Sumatra last
The Home Demonstration Club
recently added a piano to the com-
Difficult to Cultivate
Although rhododendrons and aza-
leas are favorite plants of many
flower-lovers, they at'e among the
most difficult to grow and respond
only if given soil and climatic con-
ditions favorable to their develop-
ment. They are comparatively easy
to grow in the southern states
where the climate is less rigorous,
but in the northern states they are
grown with difficulty, and some of
the tender Asiatic species cannot be
grown outdoors the year around. In
the North the evergreen species
often suffer from windburn in the
winter and drought in the summer.
Spending Week At Wimico
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kingry and Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Coleman of Jackson-
ville are spending this week at
Buying power is just as import-
ant as production power.
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be announced next week, and said
that the camporee again will be
held at Tyndall Field through the
courtesy of Brig. Gen. J. K. Lacey.
He also discussed the two-year
"Strengthen the Arm of Liberty"
crusade of the national Boy Scout
In attendance at the meeting, in
addition to those mentioned, were
Robert Wilmnarth, committeeman of
Troop 83; B. B. Conklin and M. P.
Tomlinson, members of the execu-
tive board; J. C. Culpepper, Pack
47; Howard A. Linsenmiere, com-
mitteeman; L. N. Schilling Jr., as-
sistant commissioner; Capt. R. F.
Merrift, publicity; R. F. Lawrence,
Troop 48 committeeman, and Rev.
It has been suggested that 160-de-
gree water will wash clothes
cleaner than 140-degree water. Tests
at the Virginia Polytechnic institute
have yielded this statement: "A
temperature of 160 degrees for wash
water gives best cleaning results,
but 140 degrees is nearly as good
and is recommended because it is
more economical to maintain in the
water heating equipment. Temper-
atures above 170 degrees are not
recommended except where boiling
is done to sterilize white clothes."
Visitors From Ohio
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Culbertson of
McClure, Ohio, spent last week-end
here with the latter's sister and
family, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Smith.
It pays to advertise-try it!
W8hat GOES INTO
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 ring 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
$3.00 PER COPY
GIRL SCOUT NEWS
Girl Scout Troop 2 met Tuesday
afternoon at the parish house with
Mrs. Fred Sutton, Miss Inez Turk
and Mrs. Marion Craig, co-leaders
Games were played before the
business session was held, at which
plans were made for the program
the girls will present at the March
meeting of the .Woman's Club.
Miss Turk directed the girls in
folk dancing, which was enjoyed by
all, after which the meeting was
closed' with the friendship circle
and the Girl Scout promise.
Sonjia Anne Blotint, Scribe.
Contractor Brings Famnily Here
Mr. and Mrs. John Elzea and son
of Ozark, Ala., are in Port St. Joe
for a stay of several months, Mr.
Elzea being the contractor for the
new city hall to be erected at the
corner of Williams Avenue and 5th
Attends Automotive Meeting
J. R. McArthur, of the Garraway
Chevrolet Company, was in Pensa-
cola Tuesday to attend a district
meeting of parts and accessory men
of this section of the state.
Week-end Visitors From Capital
Mr. and Mrs. Mel Magidson and
son Mell and Miss Sara Jo Costin,
all of Tallahassee, spent the week-
end here with Mr. and Mrs. C. G.
sil, fuf liveryt Is
'JEEP' ENGINE POWERED
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LESS 'DEADWEIGHT' to cost you'money
every mile. The "Jeep" Delivery has a
J gross weight of 4,000
Slbs. with rated payload
of a 'half-ton. Think
how that will cut your
gasoline and oil bills-
saves tires, too.
CAN'T BEAT 4 CYLINDERS for economy.
The 63 h. p. "Jeep"
Engine has the per-
formance you need-
but how it stretches
gasoline mileage! And
maintenance costs less
with a 4-cylinder engine.
LEVEL RIDEis abig"Jeep"Delivery feature.
Front wheels independently sprung to
smooth out bumps and
l W keep tires vertical. Easier
riding for the driver .
,Ilf0 more protection for the
cargo longer wear
BIG LOAD SPACE in the sturdy all-steel
body of the "Je.ep" Delivery. Interior
measures 117 inches
O from dash to rear doors,
583 inches at widesi
point, 48%. inches floor
to top. Comfortable dri-
PARKING'S NO PROBLEM with the"Jeep"
/ .. Delivery. Short turning
radius and 104-in.wheel-
base let you park easier
4'-in small curb space.
Nimble and maneuver-
able in traffic to speed
up delivery service.
FUNCTIONAL DESIGN gives the "Jeep"
Panel Delivery distinctive style as well as
Note how the fenders
give easy access to
position of headlights
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121 South Monroe Street
Port St. Joe, Florida
S"THE WRATH AND
An Exciting, Historical Novel of
PORT ST. JOE AND APALACHICOLA
BY A FLORIDA AUTHOR
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
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FIAFEBRUARY 25, 1949
PAGE EIGHT ThE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY. FL.OR4OA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 194i
Former Residents Visit To Attend 'Son's Wedding -
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Barr of An- E. M. Spear will leave Wednesday
niston; Ala., were in town Tuesday for Manhassett, L. I., N. Y., to
saying hello to friends. Mr. Barr attend the wedding of his son
was connected with the Florida Adolph to Miss Edith Knight on
Bank while residing here. March 5.
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The standard cord of wood is a The investment in Florida's wood-
:stack of 4-foot logs, or split wood, lands and mills totals more than
piled 4 feet .high and 8 feet long. $375,000,000.
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
RATES-1%- cents per word for one laser- REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
tion (count initials and figures as single
words); minimum charge 30 cents. Adt-FOR SALE-Equity in. 2-bedroom
tioal insertions of same ad take lower FOR SALE-Equity in 2-bedroom
Tate. To eliminate bookkeeping, all ads I home on Garrison Averiue. Tile
inust bi paid for at time of first insertion., bath, electric water heater, gar-
w -- > age, nice lawn, on 75x150- ft. lot.
FOR SALE 'Will sell equity for $1000.
FOR SALE-Two-bedroom home on
FRYERS-On foot, 35c lb.; dressed McClellan Avenue with small cot-
55c lb. Phone Canal 2-W and stage on rear of lot that is now
leave order. We deliver 4 or more. rented. Priced to sell at $4750..
"Slim" Antley. 3-4* FRANK & DOT'S AGENCY
BABY CHICKS Registered Real Estate Broker
211 Reid Avenue Phone 61
'CHICKS C. 0. D.-New Hampshire
Reds and all breeds, and ducks. FOR RENT
Write for price list. David Nichols ARGE BE ROOM with tri ate
-Hatchery, Rockmart, Georgia. 1* LARGE BEDROOM with private
atceryRockat Gentrance and private bath. Cor-
LODGE NOTICES ner 7th St. and Monument Avenue.
Phone 172. Mrs. Verna Smith. 2-25
R: A. M.-Regular convocation of --
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A. FOR APARTMENTS See The
M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All visit- Shirey Apartments. tf
ing companions welcome. Fennon SPEQIAL SERVICES
Talley High Priest; H. R. 'Maige,
'Secretary. CARPENTRY AND REPAIR
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1.-O. If you need a room added to your
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed- house or a screen made, or repair
mesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic hall. work of any kind, see me.
All members urged to attend; visit- A. H. MATTHEWS
frg brethren invited. P. A. Howell, Box 911 3-18*"
I.G.; F. L. Hill, Secretary. FILMS DEVELOPED!
EMIDI fLOV 'REBEKAH LODGE n NO_.-R n4IA i- AnrJ L-... o -... A -
%vr-L- *0- r.r-Qr--.P* ----u- 1-4%J- PRINTS MADE 2 -Hour Service
22, 1. 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th Group Pictures and Real Estate
Wednisdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic Views Our Specialty
Ihal|. Visitors invited. Eliza Lawson, MAURCE MA'iGE 1-14
Port Theater Apts. Phone 109
MASONIC TEMPLE F & ,A M- TA
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular FOR LONG DISTANCE MOVING
A meetings 2nd and. 4th Fri- Call 94 or see Chris Martin, lo-
days each month, 8:00 p. m. cal agent for VanHorn Transfer &
Members urged to attend; Storage Co. Complete estimates.
visiting brothers welcome. W. L. Prompt, courteous and efficient
Jordan, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec. service. 11-12tf
it Pays To Advertise Try It. KEYS DUPLICATED!
LEGAL ADVERTISING WHILE YOU WAIT!
35c Each 2 for 50c
NOTICE OF SALE *
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Brooks Hardware and
'County Commissioners of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, will offer for sale and sell at public Sporting Goods Co.
ahetion to the highest.and best bidder for
,cash at the front door of the County Court
IHouse of Gulf County, Florida, in the City of For COMPLETE WEATHERSTRIP.
-Wewahitchka, Florida, on Monday, the 7th PING and Insulation Service see
Following described personal property, to-wit: 683, Port St. Joe. 2-25*
One (1) R. D. 6 Caterpillar Trac-
tor. Serial No. 2H672W.
The Board reserves the right to reject any
,or all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. Ulf Repair Shop
.Attest: TOBE GAY,
GEORGT Y, CORE, Chairman.
SClerk. 2-25 -4 All Types Welding and
NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME G* nrr '
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to G neral Repair
-Chapter 20953, Laws of Florida, Acts of .
19-41, the undersigned person intends to 9
Treister with the Clerk of the Circuit Court
-of Gulf County, Florida, four weeks after Refrigeration
'the first publication of this notice, the fic-
-titious or trade name, under which he will and Electrical Service
'be engaged in business and in which said
(business is to be carried on, to-wit: TING- Second Street, Between Reid
HTAM SERVICE STATION, Port St. Joe, Second Street, Between Reid
[Florida. First publication February 4, 1949. and Monument Avenues
12-4 JAMES A. TRINGHAM,
-26 Sole Owner.
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Fined $1000 for Shooting
Ducks Out of Season
The stiffest penalty for a game
law violation in Florida history
was meted out by Judge Dozier A.
DeVane in federal court at Talla-
hassee last week.
A $1000 fine was imposed upon V.
G. Saungaree, Franklin county com-
missioner,d $1000 for shooting ducks out
Sangaree, an Apalachicola mor-
tician, was. also placed on five year
probation aft pleading guilty to
three counts of migratory bird act
violations. The three violations
werVane hunting, killing and possess-
ing ducks during the closed season
Sticiangare, was arrested by game
Bangaree was arrested by game
wardens near Apalachicola last 1No-
MAJORITY OF LEGISLATORS-
WILL SUPPORT WARREN IN
FLOOD CONTROL MEASURE
MIAMI, Feb. 24 (FS'S)-A maj(o-
ity of Florida legislators will sup-
port the expected request by Gov-
ernor Warren that they appropri-
ate about $3,000,000 annually for
flood control, according to a recent
More than 80% of the legislators
indicated they will vote to appropri-
ate state matching funds for -thd
$208,000,000 South Florida control
plan prepared by army engineer,
Flood control has been described
by Warren as Florida's number ond
Two-thirds stated they will vote
to appropriate up to $3,000,000 a
year in state funds. Some qualified
their answer, saying they will vote
up to that sum, if absolutely neces-
sary, but doubt it will take that
much. Every legislator indicated fa-
vorable action on the state's con-
tribution to the flood control pro-
gram for 18 South Florida counties.
SSeveral indicated that North Flor-
ida has flood control problems, such
as the Suwannee River basin, which
was badly flooded early in 1947,
and that the program should be
A majority of the legislators from
West Florida, the area most dis-
tant from the 18 counties, favored
state support for the project.
Guest From St. Pete
Mrs. Jewel Bailey of St. Peters-
burg is the guest this week of Mr.
and Mrs. Rush Chism.
1949 Turkey Crop
With feed supplies more plenti-
ful and more turkeys expected in
1949, the challenge to growers will
lie in decreasing costs (while main-
Lots On Dead Lakes
The C. F. Hanlon Subdivision is now open for sale
of lots 50x140 feet, approximate size. All lots
face streets or county highway or the Dead Lakes.
Price of lots range from $400 down, mostly $325.
These lots are sold subject to provision that they are
for private camps or residences, and this clause is so
stated in all deeds.
Property on Dead Lakes is now scarce, and in a
few years will not be available except -at a-pre-
mium price. Better buy a place now in this choice
subdivision. Terms can be arranged if desired.
C. F. HANLON, Owner
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