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VOLUME XII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1949 NUMBER 51
PTA Working On
Plans for First Half
of School Year
First General Meeting Sched-
uled for Thursday
Plans are almost complete for
the local Parent-Teacher Associa-
tion work for the first half of the
present school year. At a planning
conference held Thursday night of
last week at the parish house, the
Nominating committee and program
committee made plans for the year.
By unanimous vote of the nomi-
nating committee, Paul Fensom was
selected as the new president of
the association. A leader in civic
affairs of the community, he is ex-
pected to be a valuable asset to the
The first general meeting of the
association is scheduled for next
Thursday night, September 22, when
a "get acquainted and open house"
session will be held. County Super-
intendent Tom Owens will act as
master of ceremonies during the
program, when all county school of-
ficials and members of the local
faculty will be introduced to the
parents and visitors.
A feature of this first meeting
will be visits( by parents to the
class rooms of their children, where
an opportunity will be ,afforded
' them to become acquainted with
the teachers and with the work car-
Other programs scheduled for
the fall months will include the Oc-
tober 20 meeting which will be fea-
tured by a short entertainment pre-
sented by the senior class, which
is sponsored by Mrs. Nobie Stone.
A movie titled "A Day At the St.
(Continued on page 8)
Membership of Rotary
Club At All-Time High
The Port St. Joe Rotary Club has
added a new member in the person
of Charles Conter, new musical di-
rector and band leader for the lo-
cal school system. Center is a na-
tive of Apalachicola and is a four-
year graduate in music education
from the Troy, Ala., State Teachers
Membership in the local club is
now at an all-time peak, according
to the club secretary, with a total
of 30 members now on the roll.
Visitors to the club during' the
past week were Clayton Rollins of
the Bishop, Calif., Rotary Club; Dr.
M. A. Durant of the Marianna club,
and Circuit Judge E. Clay Lewis Jr.,
of Panama City. M. L. Fleishel, an
honorary club member here for a
number of years, was also present.
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Kiwanis Scale Is Soliciting
Alms for Underprivileged
"Let me guess your weight and
you'll be helping the underprivil-
eged kids of the community."
That is the mute appeal of a
scale that sits in front of the Port
Theater, placed by the Port St.
Joe Kiwanis Club as a means of
raising money for their fund for
Unlike the usual penny scale,
this one takes coins from a penny
up to 50c, all of which goes to the
fund, since the scale is owned
outright by the club.
Drop by and drop in a quarter
or a half-it's for a worthy cause.
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Fire Department Called
Offer Appreciation Out By Baby's Curiosity
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Establish 'Treasure Chest' To Re-
turn Portion of Sales To
Twenty Port St. Joe merchants
have banded together to establish
what is known as a "Community
Treasure Chest" for the purpose of
giving customers an opportunity to
receive back a portion of the money
spent with these business houses.
A coupon is given with each pur-
chase from 25c on up, each coupon
having a percentage of from 5 to
50 per cent, depending upon the
amount spent. Coupons are placed
in a container and a drawing will
be held each Saturday, starting to-
morrow, in the vacant lot opposite
Coupons will be drawn until a
winner is found to be present, and
that person will receive anywhere
from 5 to 50 per cent of whatever
amount is in the chest. The remain-
der of the money will be held over
until the following Saturday, and
(Continued on page 7)
Mira Urges Greater
Effort In Polio Drive
Says No Such Thing As Too Much
Money When Health of Chil-
dren Is At Stake
Describing initial response to the
polio epidemic emergency drive
which opened here September 8 as
"heartening," Joe Mira, chairman
of the Gulf County Chapter of the
National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis, urged intensified efforts
and increased giving during the
final days of the drive.
"There is no such thing as too
much money when the health and
welfare of our children is at stake,"
said Joe. "People are giving today
because they know that every addi-
tional dollar helps keeps polio away
from our own doors in the future.
The money raised in this emergency
drive is needed to pay for the med-
ical care of the thousands stricken
and those who will be stricken in
this year of incredibly high polio
"So far, Gulf county has been
free of polio cases this year, but
only by providing money now can
we protect our investment in the
$10,000,000 research program spon-
sored by the national foundation to
find the scientific .means of con-
trolling this frightful disease. While
we care for those stricken today,
we cannot for an instant call off
the search for the solution that will
prevent such attacks in the future.
We want to make sure, for the sake
of our children, that both jobs are
"(Continued on page 8)
Sunday Is Sabbath '
Sunday, September 18, is Sab-
bath Observance Day, a time when
all Christians are urged to attend
their churches and renew their loy-
alty to Christ and their purpose to
support, with their presence, pray-
ers and participation, the services
of their churches.
"Man is most man when he is
lifting up his soul in adoration of
To Undergo Minor Operation
Little Wayne Gregory Braxton
will undergo a minor operation at
the municipal hospital today.'
The fire department was called
out shortly after noon Tuesday
by the curiosity of a-16-month-old
Seems little Jake Nichols, son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Nichols,
pulled the ground wire loose from
the electric meter at the Nichols
home on Woodward Avenue, and
Mrs. Nichols pushed it back into
the meter, hit the "hot" wire and
thereby caused a short.
She attempted to pull it loose
when sparks started to fly, but
the wires had become welded by
the current and her efforts were
in vain. She pulled the main
switch in the house, but the short
continued and burned the insula-
tion off the wire coming from the
power line to the house.
Meanwhile a neighbor called
the fire department and the Flor-
ida Power office. Jimmy Cox, re-
pairman for the company, rushed
to the scene and removed the me-
ter and the fire truck stood by to
take care of a possible fire.
No serious damage resulted,
but had the ground wire been
loose where it entered the earth,
both Mrs. Nichols and young
Jake would have been electro-
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St. Joe Sharks Set
For Opening Grid
Tilt With Quincy
Large Crowd Expected To
Witness Contest Next
The St. Joe Sharks football squad
has completed the second week of
intensive preparation for the in-
vasion of a big team from Quincy
next Friday night, when the season
opener will be played here.
According to Coach Marion Craig,
his charges will be in there scrap-
ping all the way against the big vis-
iting eleven. He is depending upon
Gene Chism, Paul Ramsey, "Gator"
Harper and Ray Lawrence for the
end play. Bill McFarland, Bo Bray,
Loyd Tubb and John Harris will
scrap it out for tackle positions. J.
B. O'Brian, Bill Vittum, Ted Beard
and Rudy Richards will divide du-
ties at the guard positions, while
Carlton Padgett and Earl McCor-
mick will play at center.
Philip Chatham, who is expected
to do most of the passing and kick-
ing this season, will be assisted in
the quarterback slot by Waring
Murdock. Halfbacks will be Don-
ald Parker, Floyd Pierce, Frank
Young and Bobby Gibson, 'with
Young doing most of the running.
Tommy Paulk will also see some
action at fullback, while the follow-
ing newcomers to the squad will
battle it out for places on the team:
Bill Gailliard, Don Ramsey, Leroy
Gainous. Doug Williamson, William
Collier, Freddie McCall, Bob Gib-
soa and Val Cathey.
Game time has been set for 8 p.
in. next Friday, and a large crowd
of fans is expected to witness the
Marshall Goes To Vet Hospital
Herbert Marshall of Apalachicola,
who suffered an accident on July
23 and has been a patient at the
St. Joe hospital since that time, left
this week for the veterans' hospital
at Atlanta, Ga.
Two Students To Have
Chance To Play With
Famed U. S. Navy Band
Band Director Reports Much Inter-
est Being Shown In School
Band and Glee Club
Two students of the Port St. Joe
high school band will have the op-
portunity of a lifetime October 7,
when outstanding high school in-
strumnentalists from North Florida
will have a chance to play with the
United States Navy Band which
will be appearing in Tallahassee
at Florida State University as a
feature of the university artist
Band Director Charles Conter of
Port St. Joe, along with band di-
rectors of 17 North Florida and
South Georgia cities, has been in-
vited to select his better players to
be auditioned for the concert, and
he states that two members of the
local band will be selected, names
to be announced later.
Auditions will be held at FSU the
day preceding the concert, with the
instrumental faculty of the FSU
(Continued on page 5)
Request for Funds Turned Down
Cold By Board of County
At a meeting of officials of the
Gulf County Fair Association last
Friday night at the American Le-
gion home, further plans were de-
veloped for the various exhibits.
Dave Gaskin of Wewahitchka,
chairman of the beef and hog di-
vision, stated that he would have
a number of the best beef cattle
and porkers available in the county
at the fair, and J. A. Glenn, chair-
man in charge of beekeeping, also
of Wewa, informed the gathering
that while he didn't know exactly
what kind of a display his commit-
tee would present, it would be rep-
resentative of the honey industry
of the county, with emphasis on the
famous tupelo honey.
Parker Hart of Overstreet, who
will be in charge of construction of
booths for displays and pens for
the livestock exhibits, stated that
if the lumber and several pairs of
willing hands were provided him,
lie would see that his end of the
work would be well taken care of.
Others present were G. T. Cot-
ten, Mrs. J. A. Whitfield, County
Agent Cubie Laird and Mrs. Wilma
Revel, county home demonstration
agent, of Wewahitchka, Mrs. P. G.
Hart of Overstreet, Vic Anderson,
T. M. Schneider, Ralph Rich and
Mrs. Madaeline Whitaker of this
Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Whitake- and
(Continued on page 7)
Reaches 822 Total
Enrollment figures for the Port
St. Joe school as of Tuesday after-
noon of this week showed a total
of 822 students in school, according
to Principal Harold Bell.
The breakdown shows that 582
were in the first six grades and
240 in high school. The second
grade has the largesytnumber, there
being 127 enrolled; the junior class
has 33 and the senior class 22.
This figure is expected to remain
fairly steady now that several
transfer's and other changes have
been -made, according to Bell.
Limited Sales Tax
Measure Will Pass
Bill Is Revived In Senate and
Placed On House
Headed by a limited 3 per cent
sales tax, a four-pronged tax pro-
gram was going through the mill
yesterday as the Florida legislature
neared the end of its second week
of the extraordinary session. The
legislature seems sharply divided
into groups for and against a sales
tax, and for or against further
The limited sales tax was re-
jected Tuesday by the senate, but
in a remarkable overnight come-
back, proponents revived their bill
and at the same time placed it on
the house calendar for considera-
tion yesterday. Earlier, advocates
of the limited sales levy received
additional encouragement when the
house reversed itself on a bill
which would have reduced most ap-
propriations a flat 5 per cent in or-
der to cut the anticipated $55,000,-
The so-called economy bloc also
got a severe jolt in the house when,
upon motion of Rep. George Tapper
of this city, the limited sales tax
bill and a companion measure levy-
ing the 5-cents-a-package tax on cig-
arets was withdrawn from the fi-
nance and taxation committee,
which had been considered hostile
to it, and placed before the house
for consideration. However, Tapper
failed to get the two-thirds vote
necessary to place them on special
order calendar for Thursday as he
Although opponents of the limited
sales tax were unwilling to concede
defeat, some have admitted the pic-
(Continued on page 8)
Final Approval On Vet
Institute Is Expected
Veterans interested in attending
the veterans institute to be started
here are advised that final approval
by the state board of education is
expected to be received within a
Notices for class enrollment and
other things necessary will be car-
ried in The Star, so watch this pa-
per for final announcements of the
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They Think Port St. Joe
Folks Are Really Swell
Whitney B. Deslotte of Port
Arthur, Texas, who was severely
burned on April 14 when an air
compressor exploded' aboard the
SS Muger T. Ball, owned by the
Sabine Transportation Company
of Port Arthur, was dismissed
yesterday from the Port St. Joe
Municipal Hospital after a siege
of five months and two days-
most of which was spent flat on
his back during skin grafting op-
Mrs. Deslotte was here with her
husband during most of his stay
in the hospital, and both wish to
express their sincere thanks to
the people of St. Joe for the many
acts of kindness shown them
while here-they came as stran-
gers, but they leave feeling they
have made many friends, and ex-
press the wish to come back to
our city again in the future.
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MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor
TWO HONORED AT MEETING
OF ORDER EASTERN STAR
At the regular meeting of the lo-
cal chapter of the Order of Eastern
Star Tuesday night, Mrs. Della
Mize tendered her resignation as
associate matron due to the fact
that she is leaving in the near fu-
ture to make her home in Okla-
homa. She was presented with a
lovely silver platter from the chap-
ter as a token of appreciation for
her faithful service.
Mrs. Effie Jones of Panama City,
past grand chaplain of the Grand
Chapter of Florida, introduced Mrs.
Florazelle Connell and presented
her with a commission and badge
as grand representative of the state
of Vermont. Mrs. Connell thanked
Mrs. Jones for the lovely introduc-
tion in behalf of herself and the
Visitors from St. Andrews, Pan-
ama City and Parker were recog-
nized, after which the meeting was
closed and a covered dish luncheon
served during the social hour.
BAPTIST W. M. U. IN
BIBLE STUDY MEETING
The Baptist W. M. U. met at the
church Monday for the regular
monthly Bible study. The meeting
was opened with the year song, af-
ter which the Bible study from the
first chapter of Ephesians, under
the direction of Luther Cardin, was
enjoyed by all.
Mrs. J. 0. Baggett, president, con-
ducted a short business session dur-
ing which it was announced that
the week of prayer will be observed
September 22-23 at 3 p. m. at the
church. All members were asked to
keep these dates in mind.
The meeting was closed with
prayer by Luther Cardin.
Circle meetings next week will
be as follows: Circle 1, Mrs. Wes-
ley Ramsey; Circle 2, Mrs. C. G.
Costin; Circle 3, Mrs. A. V. Bate-
man; Circle 4, Mrs. C. E. Mussel-
JAMMERS MEET AT HOME
OF MRS. NED GAINOUS
Mrs. Ned Gainous was hostess on
Thursday night of last week to
members of the J. A. M. Club and
three guests, Mrs. Bill Coody of
Tuscaloosa, Ala., Mrs. D. CN Smith
and Mrs. P. A. Howell, at her home
on Eighth Street.
On arrival of her guests, the hos-
tess served a buffet supper of yel-
low rice and chicken, peas, combi-
nation salad, hot rolls, devil's food
cake and iced drinks. A contest
was then enjoyed, with prizes going
to Mrs. Verna Smith and Mrs. Ruby
Next meeting of the club, on Sep-
tember 19, will be with Mrs. W. H.
Attend Lynn Haven Star Meeting
Those from Port St. Joe attend-
ing the meeting of Lynn Haven
chapter of the Rebekah Lodge
Thursday evening of last week were
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Geddie, Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Weeks, Mr. and Mrs. W.
C. Forehand, Mrs. Katherine Brown,
Mrs. Lillie House, Mrs. Bill Wal-
ters, Mrs. Fannie Brown, Mrs. A.
D. Lawson, Mrs. John Blount and
Mrs. Florrie Connell.
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WHITE CITY CLUB LEARNS OF
SHRUB CULTURE AND CARE
The culture and care of camellias
and azaleas was the highlight of
the White City Home Demonstra-
tion: Club meeting Tuesday after-
noon at the community building.
Mrs. Wilma Revell, home demon-
stration agent, led the study of
these shrubs and answered ques-
tions concerning these as well as
other perennials and annuals. Bul-
letins were distributed to the mem-
bers for further study and refer-
Prior to the program, a short
business session was conducted by
the president, during which Mrs. G.
S. Croxton gave a report on the
state council meeting at Gainesville.
The club also planned to again col-
lect unused clothing, and anyone
desiring to contribute may,contact
Mrs. E. L. Antley or Mrs. J. Price.
Mrs. Revell told of tentative
plans for the county fair scheduled
for October 17-22, and the following
committees were appointed to col-
lect entries from the community to
be turned over to the chairman of
the fair committees: Handicraft:
Mrs. E. L. Antley, Mrs. G. S. Crox-
ton. Canning: Mrs. J. C. Price, Mrs.
Henry Sewell, Mrs. Wilson Arm-
strong. Home Improvement: Mrs.
Dick Willis, Mrs. George Harper,
Mrs. Rudolph Shirah. Clothing:
Mrs. Jim Sealey, Mrs. J. H. Pope.
The meeting was adjourned af-
ter announcement was made that
the next regular meeting will be in
November, the Odtober meeting day
to be spent in preparations for the
SUNDAY IS RALLY DAY AT
ST. JAMES' SUNDAY SCHOOL
It will be "Rally Day" for the fall
and winter term of St. James' Epis-
copal Sunday school next Sunday
when pupils, teachers and parents
gather for worship at the 11 a. m.
service. At that time awards will
be made to students who had per-
fect attendance during the summer.
Recognition will go to the Misses
Eda Ruth Kilbourn, Eva Margaret
Kilbourn, Judith Fensom and Carol
LeHardy and Chesley Fensom.
The new teaching staff for the
winter term will be instituted by
Rev. Lee Graham on behalf of the
congregation. The staff includes
Mrs. A. L. Ward and Mrs. H. R..
M'aige, Beginners Department; Miss
Margaret Lawrence and Miss Doris
Rich, Primary Department, Mrs. D.
C. Miller, Intermediate Department;
Tom Owens, Senior Department;
G. F. Lawrence, secretary; Miss
Maxie Kilbourn, music.
Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Dees of this
city announce the engagement
and approaching marriage of their
daughter, Betty Doris, to Charles
Butler Edwards, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Edwards of Ellenton,
Fla. The wedding will be an event
of October 15, at 7:30 o'clock in
the evening at the Ellenton Metho-
dist Church. No invitations are be-
ing mailed, but friends of the couple
are invited to attend the ceremony.
More than two-thirds of Florida's
land is covered by timber.
Dr. Charles Reicherter
EYES EXAMINED- GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
Day, which is to be observed Sun-
day, October 25.
Rev.. Samuel J. Alien, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
Sermon tpic: "Remember the Sab-
bath Day and Keep It Holy."
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
Wednesday, 8:00 p. m.-Prayer
Friday, 8:00 p. m.-Youth Fellow-
AND SUNDAYY SERVICES
CHURCH LOYALTY NIGHT
The members and supporters of
the Presbyterian Church are in-
vited to a supper tonight at 6:30
o'clock at the church. After the sup-
per there will be a period of recrea-
tion and fellowship, followed by tes-
timonies of the church officers and
a message from the pastor concern-
ing Rally Day and other phases of
the church's program for the fall.
This is a time for all Christians to
rally around the banner of Christ
and go forward in His name.
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
Sunday will be observed as Mem-
bership Day. At the 11 o'clock serv-
ice the stewards will be installed
for the new conference year. Five
new members have been added to
the board, which makes a total of
20 members. All members are in-
vited to attend this service.
This is the day set aside to cover
the budget for the year, and at the
close of the service the stewards
will be ready to assist all members
in filling out their Endeavor Card.
6:30 p. m.-Youth meetings.
7:30 p. in.-Evening worship.
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer and
Rally Day services for the Sunday
Saturday, Sept. 17-Young Peo-
ple's Fellowship in parish house at
8 p. m.
Wednesday-Choir rehearsal at
7:30 p. m.
BAY VIEW METHODIST CHURCH
Worship service each Sunday
morning at 10 o'clock.
Church school following worship
The board of Christian education
will meet at the church Monday
evening at 8 o'clock, at which time
plans will be made for Promotion
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our expert pharmacists. That's
why you may bring prescriptions
to us with confidence.
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Sunday at 8 p. m. Sermon topic:
"How To Be Saved."
I wish to thank my many friends
for the cards, visits, flowers and the
many acts of kindness shown me
during my recent stay in the hos-
pital. Especially do I thank Dr. Hen-
drix and the nurses.
MRS. E. J. RICH.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1949,
AV, S TE 1 19 TF
nate Probe of Fish
nd Game Commission
S Will Get Underway
Resolution Avers People Mistreated
and That Board Is 'Disgrace
To State of Florida'
A resolution asking for a thor-
ough investigation of the state
game and fresh water fish commis-
sion was adopted Monday by the
senate at the special session now
President Newman C. Brackin of
Crestview appointed five senators
to conduct the investigation, headed
)y B. C. Pearce of Palatka as
The resolution asking for the in-
,' vestigation w a s introduced by
Brackin. who described the conm-
jilission as a "disgrace to the state
"The people of Florida have been
mistreated at the hands of the com-
mission and its high-paid experts,"
he declared. The senate president
left the rostrum to charge that the
commission has "imported men
from other states at high salaries
and has cut the salaries of Flor-
idians trained in conservation in
"I believe a thorough investiga-
tion of the commission will open
the eyes of the people and will re-
sult in making the commission re-
spect the wishes of the people," he
continued. "No other state agency- surveys, the lack of attention given
causes the people of my district to pollution of waters, and the high
(Santa Rosa and Okaloosa coun- salaries and expenses for its em-
ties) more trouble than this com- ployes."
mission." The five-man investigating com-
He charged that L. G. Morris of mittee will report its findings to
Monticello, who represents the 3rd the 1951 regular session of the leg-
congressional district (which in- islature.
eludes Gulf county) on the commis-
sion, "is failing to co-operate or LOCAL MOTORISTS ARE LAX IN
show any consideration for the peo- SECURING DRIVERS' PERMITS
ple of the third district." According to George Tapper, who
Chairman Pearce said a bill may purveys drivers' licenses in this
be introduced during this session neck o' the woods, local motorists
asking the people to abolish the i aren't securing their permits like
commission and returri its powers they should. At this time last year,
over hunting and fishing to the he says, 500 licenses had been sold,
legislature. while as of Wednesday but 100 had
Brackin's resolution asks for a been taken out this year. The total
"study of policies, salaries, ex- issued last year was in the neigh-
penses. scientific studies and prac- borhood of 1300.
tices of the commission." It also Looks like there is going to be a
cites that "there is widespread crit- last-minute rush.
icism and dissatisfaction with the Patrolman G. E. Jordan is giving
administration of the game and driving teats every Tuesday from
fresh water fish commission be- 10 to 11 a. in. at Flapper's head-
cause of its policies and practices, quarters on the Wewa highway.
especially those concerning the ---
conducting of scientific studies and' Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
,Y, SEPTEM-BEk 1.6, 19~49
PAGE FOUR THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15,
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Piessman, Floor Man,
Reporter, Columnist, Janitor and IPrinter's )evil.
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
P'ostoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
OClrE YEAR $2.00 SIX MONTHS $1.00
THREE MONTHS $127.15
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I TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
THE INVISIBLE COLLECTOR
In talking with Jimmy Greer recently he
opined that "nothing is certain except death and
taxes." Which brings to our mind the fact that
some people question the second "certainty," say-
ing that since they own no property they pay no
Right there is where they are all wet, for about
the only individuals who have escaped that sec-
ond certainty are those who have run afoul of
the first certainty-death.
It seems strange to us that, in the face of all
facts to the contrary, anyone is able to deceive
himself into thinking he avoids paying taxes, just
because he doesn't go down to the city hall and
hand City Clerk Ben Dickens a check when tax
harvesting season arrives, for everywhere he
Goes, an invisible tax collector is as close on his
heels as his own shadow. In fact, out of every
TEN YEARS AGO I
From the Files of The Star
Protests Theater Ticket Tax
Hugh Martin, owner of the Port
Theater, appeared before the city
.commission Tuesday night to pro-
test the proposed imposition of a
city tax on theater'admissions. He
stated that such a tax would cut
down attendance, and suggested the
,city increase the theater license fee
rather than tax tickets. The matter
was held over to the next meeting
of the commission.
Business Men Revolt At Street Tax
Twenty business men gathered at
dollar gathered in by government, almost sixty
cents is in the form of hidden taxes, mainly paid
by those with small incomes.
When Mr. Average Citizen of Port St. Joe goes
into Miller's Drug Store for an ice cream soda,
when he goes into the Quality Grocery or any
other grocery to buy a loaf of bread, when he
has his shoes half-soled by Austin Huggins, when
he buys a Chevrolet from A. R. Garraway, when
he buys a suit of clothes from Robert Green, or
any other wearing apparel-in fact, whatever he
buys, he pays out a little bit as an added charge,
seldom realizing how rapidly the total mounts
up into dollars and keeps him from buying more
of the good things of life he'd like to.
Since taxes like these are almost invisible, it's
a doggone hard proposition to make them a
burning issue when election time rolls around,
unlike the proposed three percent tax the Florida
legislature is going to shove down our throats.
But with the burden constantly mounting, the
average citizen is beginning to reach the stage
where he wishes devoutly that not only would
the collector become a little more "invisible," but
some of the taxes themselves would also do the
If Horatio Alger were to, return to earth and
write another story, it would be about the little
boy who was honest and frugal and who grew up
able to save enough money to pay his income
tax.-Sycamore (Ohio) Leader.
Most any congressman is in favor of cutting
down federal expenditures everywhere except in
his own district.-Kingwood (W1. Va.) Journal.
No matter which one of several prospects a
woman marries, she always thinks she picked the
THE LOW DOWN
----- from ---
Editor The Starr:
Day by day sumbuddy in Govt.
cums up with what this here coun-
try needs. It's bin thus for lo these
menny moons-but after sayin' o.k.
and then samplin' the new elixir
that is set to git us back on our
feet. whut happens? Whut? sez
I-enry, my naybor. We git out the
worn chek book and another dead
horse is paid fer. But we still have
the same old void in our midriff
or wherever it is you feel wurst as
you see Unkle Sambo dishin' out
the Legion Hut Wednesday after- our dinero in 1000 ways on things
soon to form what is to be known that the citizens dun fer themselves
as the Port St. Joe Business Men's when this hear country wuz younger
Association, with the expressed in- and fuloil of Vim and bigger.
tention of having a voice in the Now, iffen the Govt. lads kin
city government. It was pointed out tell everybuddy whut is good mr us
that since the homestead exemption -and then it turns sour-I kin do
law has become effective, the busi-1 no wurse.
-ness men are bearing the greater 1 Above everything else whut every
-part of the tax burden and their citizen needs is to dust off his
view should bear weight when af- AEsop. We're gittin' so we can't
'fairs of the city were under discus- no longer tell a fox frum a goat. If
.sion. Main bone of contention was a glib gent sez to us, "nice people,
the $2 street tax which is supposed gimme your vote-I'll git you a nice
to be assessed against every able- airport or swimming' pool or briter
bodied man living in the city be- lites or a better dentist or doctor,
tween 21 and 45 years of age. It and free-or almost", we elect the
was stated that but 140 paid this guy, pronto. But the catch-FREE
tax last year, and that only those -we wake up later.
along the main business streets Growed-up suckers is a problem
were assessed. A motion was made and mebbe almost hopeless, but in
that the police department make a the skule houses AEsop shud be
canvass of the city and list every included in all cur'ikulums-kin-
ablebodied man and that unless col- dergarden to PhD.
elections came to 90 per cent, that Yours with the low down,
a refund be made to those who had JO SERRA.
.already paid the tax. .--
County Schools Show Increase Gibson On Clemson Frosh Team
Schools of Gulf county showed The Tigers of ftiture years of
an increase in average daily atten- Clemson College, Clemson, S. C.,
dance last year over the previous began taking shape on the campus
year, which calls for a larger allot- last week. Some 50 freshmen, in-
ment of funds from the state. Aver- eluding William T. Gibson, 190-
age daily attendance last year was pound end, of Port St. Joe. all with
98S, which was 186 more over the shaved heads symbolic of Clemson,
average daily attendance the pre- are rapidly becoming indocrinated
vious year. The state has appor- and readied for their opening grid
tioned $42,944 to the county this game September 17 with Fort Jack-
year for current teacher salary and son.
transportation costs, based on the ---- ---
increased enrollment.I Advertising doesn't cost-it pays'
4th Street and Baltzell Avenue
Leave for Tarpon Springs with the First National Bank.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Cooper
and daughter Stephanyanne left State wildlife officers arre
yesterday for Tarpon Springs where 5,357 persons for violating Floric
Mr. Cooper has accepted a position game and fish laws in 1947-48.
* Yes, Internationals are heavy- son? Proved performance! That
duty truck champs. For 16 years means economy, dependability
-note 16 years! more new and long, trouble-free service.
heavy-duty Internationals have Four-wheelers. Six-wheelers. A
been bought by American corn- size and type for every heavy-
merce and industry than any duty job. And every truck spe-
other make of truck. The tea- cialized, expertly.
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
FA I 'A
S iARS FART
,,o. and so will you in this big rugged Dodge!
Coronet 4-Door Sedan-W
You could pay a thousand dollars more and still not get all the extra
roominess... ease of handling... famous dependability of Dodge
ERE'S extra value extra value
you can see and feel.
You see the extra comfort in the
wvider, longer, higher interiors that
give real stretch-out roominess for all.
You feel the extra thrill that comes
from the new "Get-Away" engine .
stepped up in power and squeezing
extra miles from every tankful of gas.
And with it all the proved smooth-
ness of Dodge gyrol Fluid Drive to
take the jerks and jolts out of stop-
You get all this, plus the famous
Dodge depend ability that means long
car life, low-cost upkeep, high re-sale.
Your dollars go farther when you buy
Dodgel See your Dodge dealer now.
-"At last a car
that makes it
easy for a woman
to step in and
out of gracefully!
That's my new
-Miss K. Roberta
4451 Simpson Ave.
MORE for your money! More head
room-elbow room-leg room! Seats
are knee-level support your legs
for relaxing rides mile after mile.
Come in...See the
AMAZING LOW PRICES
with gyrol Fluid Drive
MORE for your money Luggage
space big as all outdoors. Spring-
balanced lid raises and lowers at
the touch of your finger.
Just a few dollars more
than the lowest priced can
Port St. Joe, Florida
McGOWIN MOTOR COMPANY
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
g I I U
Assessed Valuation of
State Up &85 Per Cent
Over Two and Half Billion Dollar
Total Shown, In Preliminary
Figures of Counties
* The assessed valuation of Flor-
ida's taxable real and personal
property is 8.5 per cent greater
than it was a year ago, according to
preliminary reports filed by coun-
ties with the state comptroller. A
total assessment of $2,558,798,128 is
shown, compared with $2,343,900,-
145 on the 1948 tax rolls.
Tabulations have not been com-
pleted on the amount of non-tax-
able property on the tax rolls. Last
year more than a billion: dollars
worth of property was tax-free,
mostly under the homestead ex-
Non-exempt real property jumped
1.14 per cent in assessed valuation,
-from $1,719,045,775 to $1,876,466,828.
'Tangible personal property was up
11.01 per cent from $510,27,926 to
$566,540,634, and railroad and tele-
graph property was up 1 per cent
from $114,576,444 to $115,790,666.
The state receives no money from
taxes on real and tangible personal
property-it all goes to the indi-
Dade county, as usual, led the
state in total assessed valuation--
$637,277,900 compared with $570,-
163,040 last year.
Hillsborough had the greatest in-
crease in dollar valuation, but little
Nassau and Gulf counties far ex-
ceeded it in percentage. The as-
sessed valuation of taxable property
in Gulf county almost doubled due
to the St. Joe Paper Company mill
coming on the rolls, rising from $2,-
632,890 to $5,102.800. The valuation
in Nassau more than doubled, from
$5,096,470 in 1948 to $10,688,440 this
year. Nassau county also had a big
paper mill come on the rolls.
The candle wood found in Pana-
ma is pale and oily, with. spicy odor.
(Continued from page 1)
school of music acting as the au-
ditioning board. Following audi-
tions, the best high school player of
each instrument will be chosen to
perform with the 55-piece navy
band in the matinee concert.
Director Conter states that more
than 75 students have signed up for
the local school band, and approxi-
mately 130 have indicated an inter-
est in the organization of a school
choir and glee club.
Preparations for the first of sev-
eral public appearances of the band
and glee club are underway, with
the band scheduled to play at the
first game of the football season
next Friday, when the Sharks meet
the strong Quincy team.
Center states that the glee club
will be composed of about 35 mem-
bers in the senior group and about
30 in the junior group.
Send The Sta- to a. frien-.
Send Th'e Stai to a. frend.
VETS MAKING ERRORS IN
NSLI DIVIDEND BLANKS
Many veterans are making er-
rors in filling out application forms
, for the National Service Life Insur-
ance dividend, according to the Vet-
Most common error is failure to
include service serial number re-
quired under item four of the form.
Here are provided three spaces la-
beled respectively "Enlisted," "Of-
ficer" and "Other." These labels re-
fer to the class of serial number as-
signed during service.
NOT I C E
Notice is hli4riIy i0en thalIt the city tax
i-'sc(sslvnlt, roll for the (it. *ofI 1'mt lSt. J .
Florida.l for tile vear 1i)4!), will be sulb-
m ittted to thle ,... .i ...'I for .,
on the 2 )t(h ( .. I 1.1'. f.. A I.,,
at thi City Hall at 7:00 o'clock p. in. All
person s dlesiring to lhive c-orrections iimade il
salte roll, whether i thle listing. valuation of
property or otherwise, are requested to file
with tile undesigned on or before the 19th
dayl of September, 1949, their petition set-
ting forth their objections to such assess-
ment and the corrections which they desire
to Ihave made
Witness my hand and the official seal of
the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, this 6th
day of September A. I). 1949.
B. H. DICKENS, .fr.
9 .9 City Auditor and Clerk
9-16 as Ex-officio Tax Assessor.
Many veterans are putting their
dates of enlistment in- the first box
and their grade or rank in one of
the other two. Such information is
not necessary, but the serial num-
ber is absolutely essential.
Some veterans are even failing to
sign their applications, according to
VA, and they should remember that
unsigned applications will not be
Maybe it's on the floor-in your closet, .
For every pair of worn shoes you can put
back in service will repay you several dol-
lars in wear at today's shoe prices.
Pick up that money. Bring in your worn
shoes and let us make them like new
-at little cost.
The Leader Shoe Shop
Our New Location
203 Third Street Phone 363
and you'll choose
Fisher Body Styling
with smooth, graceful curves,
new interior richness and such
extra luxuries as Push-Button
Fisher Unisteel Body
with steel welded to steel above,
below and all around you for the
highest degree of solidity, quiet,
ness and safety.
5-Inch Wide-Base Rims,
plus Low-Pressure Tires
the widest rims in the low-price
field-plus extra low-pressure tires
-for greater stability and riding-
Certi-Safe Hydi .--fit Brakes
more outstanding thoi, ever be.
fore with new Dubl-Life Rivet.
less brake linings that last up to
twice as long.
Extra Economical to Own
Curved Windshield with World's Champion
Panoramic Visibility Valve-in-Head Engine
Longer, Heavier, with Center-Point
Wider Tread Steering
and traditionally worth more supplying all that extra vision
'when you trade; for it's America's which means extra safety in
most wanted car-new or used! driving with a fuller, freer view.
the extra efficient engine with
the valve-in-head design that's
setting the trend for the industry
the big car in the low-price field,
with all the advantages of more
comfort, stability and safety,
with control centered bewhceen la
front wheels for maximum driv-
ing-ease and minimum fatigue
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
5- '~ :.'-
lat lowest cost in Chevrolet!
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16,1949P
'fHE STAR. PORT ST. JOEC, GULFY COUNTY, FLORIDA
,-Bl ilglIfwr~~~l~olI z mloB- M =A 8_rlllI:D -wos-OrAT~lIrr~l~ LL
JUDGES IN THE THOMPSON BAKERY CONTEST
1 4 r",/
X A .. .t .-...
"Mellow" was the name chosen her bread at the Quality Grocery,
by this group for the new loaf of thus giving Clarence Pridgeon a
bread to be put out by Thompson's $25 prize.
The judges, from left to right.
Bakery of Apalachicola in a con- are James L. Mayton. Carrabelle;
test conducted in Gulf, Wakulla and Mrs. H. L. Oliver, Apalachicola:
Franklin counties. The nanie se- Mrs. Joe L. Thompson, bakery own-
lected was submitted by three per- er and sponsor of the contest; E.
sons, Mrs. Mel Magidson of this B. Revell, Sopchoppy; Mrs. J. S.
city and Mrs. John T. Burton and Brown, Port St. Joe; Mrs. A. L.
Mattie Jefferson, colored, of Ap- Ward, Port St. Joe, and Judge A. L.
alachicola. Mrs. Magidson bought Porter of Crawfordville.
Graduates From Tennbssee U South August 31 with a B.S. degree
Edward Eells is home from Se- in chemistry.
wanee, Tenn., having been gradu- --
ated from the University of the Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
LAYING MASH SCRATCH FEED
25 LBS. 100 LBS. 25 LBS. 100 LBS.
$1.25 $4.87 95c $3.79
16% DAIRY FEED-100 lbs.------$3.67
20% DAIRY FEED-100 lbs. ---._ $3.97
ANN PAGE SALAD DRESSING
Pint 22c Quart 40 c
ANN PAGE GRAPE JAM
lIb.jarl c 21 b.iar35 c
2 No.1 Cans 15c No.2 Can 10c
IONA PEACHES-No. 21/2 Can------21c
- GARDEN FRESH PRODUCE -
TOKAY GRAPES Delicious Red
3 Ibs. 25c APPLES, 2 lbs. 29c
PASCAL CELERY--Stalk -----_------11c
MORRELL PICNIC HAMS-Per Pound -37c
JACK SPRATT SLICED BACON-Per lb.--45c
SUPER-RIGHT CHUCK ROAST-Per lb.-53c
FANCY LEAN GROUND BEEF-Per lb.._47c
MILD AND MELLOW
EIGHT O'CLOCK COFFEE
I lb.42c 3 Ib. bag $1.21
SPONSORED BY THE
PORT ST. JOE RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION
The progressive Port St. Joe merchants whose names appear at the
bottom of this advertisement have created for their customers a
which grows from week to week. To show their appreciation of your patron-
age, a part of every dollar you spendwith them goes into this fund
They will give you a percentage coupon with every purchase which amounts to
as much as 25c. Each additional purchase entitles you to another coupon. Don't
let them forget to give it to you. The size of your purchase determines the per-
centage of our interest in the whole fund, and when your name is called the per-
centage PUNCHED on the coupon governs the amount of your award, as follows:
.Remember that a 5% coupon can sooner or
later be worth twice as much as the 50% cou-
pon is worth ata the beginning. The longer it
remains in the Chest, the more your coupon
is worth. Demand one after each purchase,
large or small, then watch its value grow from
week to week.
ALL YOU DO is to write your name and ad-
dress on the back of each coupon and drop it
in the box where the purchase:is made. They
will all be collected each Appreciation Day,
deposited in the Community Treasure chest,
and a winner will be determined in your pres-
ence by precisely the same method as used in
selecting the members of a jury.
ALWAYS A WINNER
If the person whose name is called first is not
present, another and another will be drawn
until someone wins. It may be anywhere from
5 to 50 per cent, But someone always wins!
The remaining fund will then be carried to
the following Appreciation Day, and to it will
be added a part of every dollar you and your
neighbors spend with these merchants.
$0.99 you get a 5% Coupon
$4.99 you get a 10% Coupon
$9.99 you get a 20% Coupon
$14.99 you get a 30% Coupon
S$24.99 you get a 40% Coupon
$49.99 you get a 50 Coupon
FOLLOW THESE RULES
1. Get a coupon when the purchase is made.
2. See that the percentage conforms to the
amount of purchase.
:3. If punched on the line, the lowest per-
centage will govern.
4. Write your own name-merchant is not
5. You can drop your coupon in the box of
any merchant taking part in the plan.
6. If your name can not be read, coupon is
7. Crumpled or defaced coupons are void.
8. If coupon is punched more than once,
it is void.
9. Clerks can not win in store where em-
10. Merchants and their families can never
11. Nobody can answer for another except
L husband or wife. L
12. Coupons are not destroyed each week.
The more purchases you make, the more
chances you have.
Danley Furniture Company
Chavers-Fowhand Furniture Co.
Boyles Department Store
Costin's Department Store
Western Auto Associate Store
Brooks Hardware & Sporting Goods Co.
Rich's Curb Market Robert
A. C. Stephens Grocery Smith's
Superior Dry Cleaners Ro,
Schneider's Department Store
St. Joe Furniture & Appliance Co.
Firestone Home & Auto Supply Store
Quality Grocery & Market
Garraway Chevrolet Company
Green's Miller's Drug Store
Pharmacy St. Joe Motor Company
'ie's Mouchette's Style Shop
CAN YOU USE
?9 ? ? ?
If so, be on hand
DRAWING EVERY SATURDAY AT 4:00 P. M. IN VACANT
LOT ACROSS FROM POSTOFFICE
FRID.Y, SEPTEMBER 16 1949,
TH.E STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Hospital Is Now Full
Member of Blue Cross
and Blue Shield Plans
Now Better Able To Serve Needs
of Port St. Joe and Gulf
The Port St. Joe Municipal Hos-
pital is now a full participating
member of the Blue Cross and Blue
Shield, hospital plans. Mrs. Ollie
Johnson, general superintendent of
the hospital, states that the insti-
tution is now better able to serve
the needs of Port St. Joe, Gulf
County and adjacent territory.
A total of three physicians of
this city and one from Wewahitchka
are engaged to do part of their
work at the city-owned hospital.
Doctors of Port St. Joe are Dr. A.
'L. Ward, Dr. Wayne Hendrix and
Dr. S. B. Strong. Dr. D. H. Ander-
son of Wewahitchka also does part
of his work at the hospital.
There are six full-time nurses
and six nurses' aides on the staff.
Mrs. E. J. Rich underwent an op-
eration at the municipal hospital
Monday and is now convalescing at
her home on Long Avenue.
I wish to express my heartfelt
thanks to all my friends who ac-
tively supported me in my recent
campaign for election as City Com-
missioner, Group Two.
I earnestly hope the new City
Commission has a very successful
term of office and that they will
have the complete co-operation of
all the citizens in all projects which
may make ours a better community
In which to live.
FRANKLIN W. CHANDLER
THANKS TO ELECTORS
I am deeply, grateful for your sup-
port, your trust and your sentiment
.that made possible my election to.
the' Mayor-Commissioner's office.
Through the weeks to come I hope
to" better express my appreciation
through sincere public service.
JAKE C. BELIN
(Continued from page 1)
Mickey Stone appeared before the
board of county commissioners at
their meeting Tuesday to present a
OLDEST ROTE IN STATE
GUEST OF LOCAL CLUB
One of the oldest Rotary Club
members in Florida, Jerry Sheip,
S7 years of age, was a special guest
of the St. Joe Rotary Club Thurs-
day of last week.
Mr. Sheip has made his home in
Apalachicola for the past 15 years.
Previous to that time he resided in
Philadelphia, where he was a char-
ter member of the Rotary in 1906.
It was recalled that Paul Harris,
present president of Rotary Inter-
national, was president of the Phil-
adelphia club at that time.
Mrs. Knowle Tucker and son Guy
of Atlanta, Ga., were guests last will be increased. couponss remain
week of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Drake. : in the box until eventually drawn.
- - - - - -
Electrical Contracting and Repairing
Estimates Cheerfully Given
ST. JOE ELECTRIC SHOP
PHONE 377 COSTIN BUILDING
In the seven months since the end of
the car shortage, when people could
pick and choose among makes of cars,
New Hudson sales have jumped more
For oomiplete details and names Mrs. Ellen Kirkland and -Other
of participating merchants, see friends, left Sunday for Brounts-
page six of this issue of The Star. town, where she will visit with Mr,
---- and Mrs. E. L. Coxwell before re-
Leaves After Visit Here turning to her home in Georgia.
Mrs. Datie Lupo of Vienna, Ga., ----
who had been visiting here with Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
request for funds for the fair, but
were turned down, due to the fact
that the county, according to the
chairman of the board, is still in
the hole to the tune of $300 on the
float entered in the inaugural par-
ade at Tallahassee.
MERCHANTS OF CITY
(Continued from page 1)
each week the amount in the chest
than 30 per cent over the same period
last year! Already, more than 114,000
people have switched from cars of
other makes to own the New Hudson!
IN FI 0 11 1HIe
Matching Box Springs $49LO
Not just an innerspring mattress.
Not just a tuftless mattress. It's
the RESTONIC Triple Cushion
Mattress for thousands of nights
of wonderful sleep! Modern ex-
clusive patented construction. .
Uniformly springy over its entire
surface, right out to the edges.
For everything you want in the
way of a mattress, see the RES-
TONIC at our store today!
.- Danley Furniture
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NATURALLY, we want to add to
Hudson's great success by
making even more friends for this
exciting car-right here in this
And that's what we're doing-with
better deals for you!
So come in! Enjoy a Revelation
Ride in the only car that brings
you the most of the four important
advantages motorists have always
wanted most-beauty, roominess,
road-worthiness and all-round per-
Get a good look at America's
4-Most Car-the car, for example,
voted by millions,"Most beautiful".
A low build is the basis for really
modern beauty, and the New
Hudson, thanks to "step-down"
design, is the lowest built car of
all-yet there's full road clearance.
When you come in, be sure to bring
your car along! We really mean
"BETTER DEALS FOR YOU".
Right now, we're out to win still
more friends in this area for the
years-ahead New Hudson!
HUDSON A LEADER IN RESALE VALUE!
National Automobile Dealers Association
Official Used Car Guide books show
"step-down" Hudsons commanding top
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE,, GULFr COUNTY, FLORIDA
VM~nA RFPFPARFR 16 194
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
E GE O JCLF
COTTAGE-Furnished, all electric
kitchen. Phone 201 or 199. 23c
ed; 2 bedrooms, bath. See San-
ders Chitty, phone 341-W. 23*
FOR RENT-7-room house, close
in. See E. J. Wynn, Fourth Street,
City. 9-2 tfc
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
FOR SALE-Circulating oil heater
with oil drum. Call 311J. 23c
LOST AND FOUND
LOST At Highland View bridge.
sun shades with special ground
lens, pink frames in leather case.
Reward if returned to Mrs. James
Feore, Shirey's Motel. 1*
LOST-Automatic pencil writing 4
colors. We need it bad in our
business. Reward of $2.50. Return
to Editor The Star. tf
DOES YOUR LAWN NEED
For Power Mowing Call
Phone 293-J 5r 114
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
WHILE YOU WAIT!
35c Each 2 for 50c
Brooks Hardware and
Sporting Goods Co.
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
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. AI! visit-
Ing companions welcome. Fennon
-Talley High Priest; H. R. Maige,
,.SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1-.O.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
rnesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic hall.
All members urged to attend; visit-
ing brethren invited. Theo Bishop,
"N. G.; F. L. Hill, Secretary.
*MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, I. 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
'Wednesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic
Tfall. Visitors invited. Eliza Lawson,
iN. G.; Mrs. Mary Weeks, Secretary.
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A, M-
?ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
y days each month, 8:00 p. nl.
/ \ Members urged to attend;
-visiting brothers welcome. W. L.'
.Jordan, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
IN GULF COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT,
STATE OF FLORIDA-IN CHANCERY.
,GRACIE VAN CAMP, Plaintiff,
JOHN R. VAN CAMP, Defendant.
On Monday, the 17th day of October, A.D.
1949, the defendant, John R. Van Camp, is
required to appear to the bill filed against
This order to be published once each week
for four consecutive weeks in Tle, Star, a
newspaper published in said Gulf County,
Witness my hand and seal this 13th day
of September, 194I9.
GEORGE Y. CORE,
(SEAL) Clerk Circuit Court.
CECIL G. COSTING, Jr., 9-16
Solicitor for Plaintiff. 10-5
KIWANIANS HEAR TALK ON
TYNDALL AIR UNIVERSITY)
Dr. Conrad Fried of Tyndall Field
was guest speaker at the regular
meeting Wednesday noon of the
Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club. During
the course of his talk, Dr. Fried de-
scribed and explained the air uni-
versity, with special emphasis on
the branch at Tyndall.
Visitors at the meeting were B.
B. Scissons, of this city, George
Gaskin of Wewahitchka, Col. Bill
Harrigan of Tyndall Field, and Ab-
bott Brown of Panama City.
JET FIGHTER GROUP NOW
STATIONED AT TYNDALL
If you happen to, hear a "zoom"
and can't locate the plane in the
sky, don't be alarmed, for two
flights of F-80 jet aircraft from the
61st Fighter Squadron of the 56th
Fighter Group have arrived at Tyn-
dall Field to spend six weeks in
routine training flights.
Since these babies travel almost
at the speed of sound, the noise
they make comes to the ear after
the plane has passed by and is al-
most out of sight.
(Continued from page 1)
Joe School," which was made last
year of actual everyday scenes and
activities at the school, will also be
shown during this program.
On November 17 one of the out-
standing programs scheduled for
the year will be a panel discussion
on "Health Conditions Affecting
the Gulf County School Child." This
program will include displays and
records of the health progress made
in the county during the past few
years, and also the proposals for a
long range health improvement
plan for the county.
Briggs Scisson, general school su-
pervisor of the county, will act as
moderator for this discussion, which
will also be engaged in by physi-
cians of the county and workers of
the county health unit.
Closing out the programs before
the Christmas holidays will be a
school and parent program, which
will feature a gala holiday party
when every parent of the children
in school will be urged to attend.
School buses will run for these
scheduled programs, which will be
held at night in the high school au-
LIMITED SALES TAX
(Continued from page 1)
ture has entirely changed since
Tuesday when tax foes had won
narrow victories in both senate and
Also introduced in the senate
during the week was a broader
sales tax, with very few exemp-
tions, from Senator Olin G. Shivers
of Chipley. The tax committee bill
would levy on hotel and tourist
rooms and theaters-the Shivers
bill would not. At the request of
Senator Shivers, the senate has de-
ferred action on his bill to levy a
straight 2 per cent general sales
tax in order to give the senate suf-
ficient time to study the measure.
(Continued from page 1)
done simultaneously and effec-
Funds raised in this emergency
campaign will be placed in a spe-
cial epidemic aid fund at national
foundation headquarters and will
be available to all chapters whose
March of Dimes funds no longer
are available to pay for the medical
care of current polio cases.
Miss Rose Smith of Crosett, Ark.,
is the guest this week of her uncle
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Smith,
in their home on Long Avenue.
i There's lots of good
fishing ahead...lots of
sunny days to get out
on the water and GO!
Yes, there're still many
weeks of summer left to enjoy your
new Johnson. Besides, you'll gel
y-e-a-r-s of DEPENDable service.
Don't --t take our word for it...
ask your fishing' friends.
T. D. 5,H. P.
'THREE TYN4DALL MEN
INJURED IN CRASH
Two men were seriously, but not
critically injured, and a third re-
ceived minor injuries in a crash
landing at Tyndall Field last Fri-
day. The plane was a twin-engine
B-26 and failure of one motor was
blamed for the accident.
The ship had already cleared the
field en route to Andrews Field at
Washington, D. C., when one motor
failed and it crash-landed in at-
tempting to make it back to the
The earliest Greek colony in Italy
was the ancient city of Cumae.
Spends Week-end With Parents-',
,Gene Farris, who is employed by
the Southern Paperboard Company,
of Savannah, Ga., spent the week-
end here with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. F. Farris of Kenney's Mill.
Returns To Duty
Cpl. Thomas F. Farris has' re-
turned to Fort Belvoir, Va., afte6 =
spending two weeks' leave here
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. <
F. Farris of Kenney's Mill.
Mrs. Thos. R. L. Carter of Day-
tona Beach is visiting with friends
here this week.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF: COUNTY, FLORIDA