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VOLUME XIII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1949 / / /Q .. / NUMBER 1
Gulf Fair Home
List of Exhibits
Ribbons To Be Awarded for
Best Entries In Variety
Mrs. Wilma Revell, Gulf county
home demonstration agent, sub-
-mits the following premium -list for
home demonstration exhibits to be
shown at the Gulf County Fair to
be held in this city October 18-23.
Everyone in the county has the
privilege of displaying the products
they feel are worthy of exhibition,
and individuals may participate in
as many classes as they desire.
Mrs. Revell points out that it is
most important to have each ar-
ticle plainly tagged with name and
community, classification (as: Cro-
chet Work. Class I. Tablecloth.) At-
tach card to article securely.
This initial year of the fair only
ribbons will be given for first, sec-
ond and third place in the various
Following is the list for the hand-
icraft department, Mrs. P. G. Hart,
Class I-Tablecloths. Class II-
.Scarfs and doilies. Class III-Bed-
spreads. Class IV-Hot mats. Class
V-Oldest crochet work. Class VI-
SAfghan? Class VII-Garments.
Class I-Service trays 18 to 22
inches. Class' I--Coasters, bon-bon
trays, ash trays, 4 to lt-inch trays.
SClass III-Cake servers, 12 to 161/s-
(Continued on page 5)
P.-T. A. Hears Talk On
Health In St. Joe Schools
The school auditorium was the
.scene of the September meeting of
the Parent-Teacher Association on
Thursday evening of last week with
the vice-president, Rev. Lee Gra-
The meeting was opened with
scripture and prayer given by Rev.
Loyd Tu'bb, followed with the treas-
urer's report by Byron Eells Jr.
Rev. Graham introduced County
Superintendent Tom Owens, who in
turn introduced B, B. Scisson, new
county supervisor, who gave a brief
talk on "Health In St. Joe Schools."
Principal Harold Bell then intro-
duced the teachers and announced
that Mrs. Helen Rollins' room had
won the room count for the lower
The meeting adjourned with an
"open house" and social hour, dur-
ing which refreshments were served
to about 200 parents and teachers
present. Hostesses for the occasion
were Mrs. Joseph Dowd, Mrs. Roy
Gaskin and Mrs. Vic Anderson, as-
sisted by Mr. Dowd and Mr. Bell.
Visitor From Baked Bean City
Rdbert Schueler of Boston, Mass.,
spent the week-end here as the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Scisson. The
two men served in the marines dur-
ing the war.
Home From Vacation
Miss Betty Sue Watts returned
Sunday from a vacation spent in
Atlanta and Rome, Ga., and Estill,
Visits Parents Over Week-end
SCarl Norton Jr., spent the week-
'\end in Estill, S. C., with his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Norton.
At Gas Line Hearing
Port St. Joe Represented At Re-
gional Hearing In Tallahassee
By Mayor Sharit
Mayor J. L. Sharit represented
the city of Port St. Joe in Tallahas-
see last Friday at a regional hear-
ing on the applications of two na-
tural gas companies to extend their
services into Florida, Georgia and
Alabama. It is hoped to get Port St.
Joe included on a branch line.
Opening of natural gas facilities
here, it was pointed out by Mayor
Sharit, would provide low-cost fuel
and power which would go a long
way toward attracting industry and
Sharit was armed with statistics
compiled by City Clerk Ben Dickens
and W. D. Dare, which included
such data as estimated population
growth, utilities consumers present
and future, economic advantages of
this area such as transportation
and labor, and types and costs of
present fuels used in the city.
Companies seeking approval of
the federal power commission for
the extended service are Atlantic
Gulf Natural Gas Company and the
Southern Natural Gas Company.
If gas becomes available here, re-
tailing will be handled by the city,
which would be distributed by a
system financed by the issuance of
Bream To Be Planted
Approximately 200,000 fingerling
bream from the Holt hatchery will
arrive in St. Joe Monday and will
be placed in Lake Wimico and its
tributatries by Game Warden Allen
The shipment of fish will arrive
here about 2:30 p. m. Monday and
the truck, one of the most modern
with an aereating system to keep
the fish alive, will be parked at the
police station for the benefit of
anyone desiring to view the fish.
FOUR KIWANIANS TO ATTEND
DISTRICT MEETING SUNDAY
Delegates from the local Kiwanis
club, four strong, are planning to
leave Sunday to attend a district
Kiwanis convention in Jacksonville
scheduled Sunday to Tuesday.
Representing the local club at
the convention will be Club Presi-
dent John Blount, President-elect
Norris L. McCollum, Ben Dickens
Jr., and A. P. Wakefield.
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Returns To Home In Tallahassee
Mrs. Glenn Henley returned to
her home in Tallahassee Wednes-
day after a week's visit here with
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Cason. Mrs. Hen-
ley relieved Emory Spear at the bus
station while he was on vacation.
Joins Husband In Georgia
Mrs. James Herring left Sunday
for Columbus, Ga., where she will
join her husband, Sgt. James Her-
ring, who is stationed at Ft. Ben-
Return To Home In Mississippi
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Holiday re-
turned to their home in Meridian,
Miss., Tuesday after being called
here by the serious illness of the
former's mother, Granny Holiday.
Returns To F. S. U.
Miss Pat Laney left Wednesday
for Tallahassee to resume her stu-
dies at Florida State Uniiversity af-
ter spending the summer vacation
here with her parents.
Solons Pass Tax Municipal Building To Contract Is Let for
Bill, Fold Tents Be Dedicated Tuesday Box Plant At St.
And Steal Away
Several General Bills and
Two Warren Requests
Die On Vine
Well, folks, after November 1 we
all can start digging into our jeans
for those extra pennies, for the
Florida legislature Saturdey closed
up shop on the special legislative
session after doing little more than
enact the $40,000,000-a-year new tax
program presented to it 18 days
It left to die a couple of dozen
general bills, including two of the
four that Governor Warren asked
for last Friday in supplemental
It could have stayed in session
until midnight Monday under the
constitution, but members were
anxious to get home before the
week-end. Sine die adjournment
came by agreement of the house
and senate at 5 p. m.
The boys left for Governor War-
ren to sign or allow to become law
without his signature a $36,000,000-
a-year sales tax bill, a $3,000,000-a-
year penny-a-package increase in
the cigaret tax, and a $1,300,000
doubled tax on wine from outside
It also gave the cities a $9,500,-
000 annual cut of the increased cig-
aret tax, and the counties $6,500,-
000 from the gas tax, for road build-
ing. It is estimated the cigaret tax
measure will return between $15,-
000 and $20,000 to the city of Port
St. Joe, depending on cost of col-
(Continued on page 3)
Sharks Hold Quincy
To Scoreless Tie
Locals Show Unexpected Strength;
Meet Chapman High Today
In Oyster City
After playing a bigger and. fa-
vored Quincy team to a scoreless
tie here last Friday night in the
New Mayor and City Commission-
ers To Be Seated During
Port St. Joe's new and modernis-
tic municipal building, erected at a
cost of better than $85,000, will be
dedicated and opened for inspection
next Tuesday, at which time an
"open house" will be held from 10
a. m. to 6 p. m. for the-purpose of
allowing visitors to see the entire
building and furnishings. Cokes, ice
cream and cookies will be passed
out sparingly by members of the
Junior Woman's Club to those in-
specting the structure.
All departments of city govern-
ment, which include the police and
fire departments, jail, city clerk's
office and veterans service office,
will be housed in the new building,
as will the St. Joe Memorial Li-
brary, which is a project of the Ju-
nior Woman's Club.
According to Mayor J. L. Sharit,
city officials from Panama City, Ap-
alachicola, Blountstown and-Wewa-
hitchka will be invited to attend
the dedication, as will all officials
of Gulf county.
Tuesday night at 8 o'clock the
recently-elected mayor and two
commissioners will be officially in-
stalled in the new council room,
which can accommodate 100 spec-
Cross Burned Here
Parties unknown, whether mem-
bers of the KKK or local youths on
a prank, burned a cross Saturday
night just across the A. N. railroad
tracks near the colored quarters.
No reason for the act has been
discovered, since racial relations in
Port St. Joe have always been of
MEMORIAL LIBRARY MOVED TO
NEW LOCATION IN CITY HALL
The Memorial Library will not be
open tomorrow due to the fact it is
being moved to its new location in
the new city hall. It will be open
again next Tuesday at 3 p. m., at
opening game of the football sea- which time the public is invited to
son, the St. Joe Sharks are sched- drop in.
uled to play their arch rival, Chap- The library will be open Tues-
man high, in Apalachicola this af- days and Saturdays from 3 to 5:30
ternoon at 3:30. p. m. in the new location.
The local team was keyed up for
the game last week, and all players Thomas Guertin Dies
participating .in the contest gave Colice Guertin was called to Mo-
good accounts of themselves. A bile, Ala., Tuesday due to the death
large delegation of Gadsden county of his brother, Thomas Guertin.
fans came down to see the game, Thomas had many friends here who
(Continued on page 8) will learn with regret of his passing.
Here's What Will Be Taxed Under
New Law Effective November 1
Just what is taxed and what isn't
by the new sales tax law which will
become effective in Florida Novem-
Who will pay it-and how?
There are hundreds of questions.
Some of them will be left to ad-
ministrative determination of the
comptroller, who will gather in the
money. Others likely will have to
be answered by the courts.
But here are a few of the an-
tail sale, exchange, barter, lease or
rental of tangible personal prop-
erty. That is. personal property
that "may be seen, weighed, meas-
ured. felt or touched."
Second, there is a tax on the
rental of transient lodgings. That
takes in rooms in rooming houses,
hotels, apartments. motor courts,
and the like. There is no tax if you
stay longer than six months in the
same place. If you pay the tax for
six months and stay on. you can
Actually, the tax levies a 3% tax get a refund.
on three types of business enter- Third. there is a tax of 3% added
prise. In each case. the buyer pays to the price of amusement admis-
and the ;state collects from the sions in excess of 40c per person.
seller. Now, what are the main things
First, there is the tax on the re- [ (Continued on page 6)
Joe Paper Co. Mill
Anticipated Will Be In Oper-
ation Some Time Before
End of This Year
W. T. Edwards, vice-president of
the St. Joe Paper Company (with
whom we have a bone to pick for
not giving The Star a break on the
story), announced Monday that a
contract had been awarded the Aus-
tin Company of Houston, Texas, for,
construction of a new box plant at
the local mill to cost several hun-
dred thousand dollars.
The building housing the plant is
to be connected with the present
paper machine room and will con-
tain approximately 50,000 square
feet of floor space. It is planned to
make it the most modern and up-
to-date box plant in the South.
The plant will be equipped with
the latest and most modern mar
chinery that money can buy, and
when operating at full capacity will
employ a .very substantial number
of new employes. It is expected the
plant, which it is hoped will be com-
pleted by December 1, will supply
box users in all the southeastern
The St. Joe Paper Company, in
its own laboratory, in co-operatioii
with the Fourdrinier Kraftboard In-
stitute, the Appleton Institute of
Paper Chemistry and the pulp and
paper lahoratoory at the University
of Florida, is developing new ideas
for citrus and freshly vegetable con-
tainers to be made from St. Joe
Edwards stages that the estab-
(Continued on page 8)
P.-T. A. Carnival To
Be Held October 15
Plans have been announced for
the annual P.-T. A. Hallowe'en Car-
nival which is to be held Saturday
afternoon and night, October 15.
General chairman for the affair is
Mrs. Ed Ramsey, who will appoint
several, committees within the next
few days to complete plans.
Bill Shuford will be in charge of
construction of booths, lighting the
carnival area and laying out the
general pattern for the event.
This annual affair is sponsored
by the Parent-Teacher Association
and school and is one of the most
popular entertainments of the year.
As is customary, the climax of
the program will be the crowning
of the kings and queens of the ele-
mentary and high schools.
HOUSE BURNS AT OAK GROVE
The Walter White home in Oak
Grove was completely destroyed by
fire Friday morning about 3 o'clock.
The White family was away from
home at the time, and it is thought
the fire started from a short in the
Called To Bedside of Mother
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Britton of
Moundsville, Ala., and Mrs. Vivian
Joiner of Meridian, Miss., have been
called here to the bedside of their
mother, Granny Holiday, who is
quite ill at the hon:e '- her son,
Taken To Pensacola Hospital
Mrs. Harry McKnight and Louis
Johnson carried their brother, Paul
Johnson,. to Pensacola Wednesday,
where he entered the Sacred Heart
Hospital for treatment,
TTL F C T R F S 3,9
CE O. SMITH, Editor
FELLOWSHIP CLUB HEARS
The Methodist Men's Fellowship
met at the Florida Power Corpoia-
tion building Tuesday evening at
7:30, at which time the Susie Peach
Foster Circle of the Methodist W.
S. C. S. served a delicious dinner to
38 members and guests.
The president, Fennon Talley,
presided. New members were rec-
ognized, and Dr. J. G. Bruce, a visi-
tor from Apalachicola, was intro-
duced, after which Ralph Swatts
led the group in the singing of
The program was turned over to
J. Lamar Miller, program chairman,
who introduced the guest speaker,
Rev. George E. Summers, pastor of
the Apalachicola Methodist Church.
who spoke on "The Challenge of
the Port St. Joe Methodist Men's
Fellowship." His message was an
inspiration and a challenge to all
who heard him.
An invitation was extended at
this time to the Methodist Men's
Club of Apalachicola to meet with
the local.club on October 25. Rev.
Loyd W. Tubb was appointed pro-
gram chairman for this meeting
and he announced that Chaplain
Wildes of Tyndall Field would be
the speaker and that a program on
the work of the chaplain will be
presented, with pictures of this
work to be shown.
The meeting was closed with
prayer by Rev. Summers.
GARDEN CIRCLE MEETS AT
HOME OF MRS. F. JONES
The Gladiolus Circle of the Port
St. Joe Garden Club met Thursday
of last week at the home of Mrs.
Franklin Jones, with Mrs. Jones
and Mrs. George Cooper as hos-
tesses and Mrs. Henry Campbell,
It was announced at this time
that Mrs. Cooper was the circle
chairman for the chrysanthemum
show to be held this fall. Any type
of flower arrangement may be en-
tered, as well as chrysanthemums.
Mrs. George Patton, ably assisted
by her son, presented a program on
the culture of gardenias, following
which a gardenia word contest was
held, with the winner, Mrs. B. H.
Munn, being awarded a beautiful
New members present were Mrs.
Jim-. Bobbitt, Mrs. Evelyn Holley
and Mrs. Hugh McKpe. Visitors
were Mrs. J. M. Fillingim and Mr.
MISS ANN DAVIS HONORED
ON TWELFTH BIRTHDAY
Mr. and Mrs. George Davis of
Beacon Hill honored their daugh-
ter Ann on her 12th birthday with
a party at Wayside Park last Sat-
After several games and 'contests
were enjoyed, Mrs. Davis served
hot dogs, popcorn, punch and cake
to Boncile McCormick, Ruth Lynn
Ramsey, Patsy Wilder, Carol Mer-
cer, Martha Cook, Anne Kenney,
Cathryn Elliot, Curtis Hart, David
Nance, Wilfred Elliot, Gene Raf-
field, Wayne Davis and the honoree.
She was assisted in serving by her
mother, Mrs. Croty Hewitt, and
Mrs. Ralph Nance.
Ann was the recipient of many
lovely gifts, including the tradi-
tional birthday cake, which was
baked by Mrs. Josephine Arbogast.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Watts
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Betty Sue, to Carl Mar-
tin Norton Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Martin Norton of Estill, S. C.
The wedding date will be announced
AZALEA CIRCLE MEETS
The Azalea Circle of the Port St.
Joe Garden Club met Thursday of
last week at the home of Mrs. J. La-
mar Miller, with Mrs. J. D. McKee
and Mrs. G. R. Thomas as hostesses.
Theme for the meeting was
"Bulbs," with an informative talk
on the subject being given by Mrs.
Tom Mitchell, a. member of the
Gladiolus Circle. Members brought
arrangements of dry grass, seeds
and pods, and in a judging contest
prizes were awarded to Mrs. G. F.
Lawrence, first; Mrs. Don Birath,
second; Mrs. Ralph Nance, third.
One of the projects set for the
club was the 'purchase of a live
Christmas tree, to be used for a
community tree each Christmas.
New members introduced at this
meeting were Mrs. W. T. Chafin,
Mrs. Chauncey Costin, Mrs. Paul
Blount and Mrs. Otis Pyle.
VERNA LEE POPE OBSERVES
Miss Verna Lee Pope celebrated
her 18th birthday Saturday night
at her home in White City.
During the course of the evening
a number of games were enjoyed
as 'well as square dancing. Refresh-
ments of ice cream and cake were
then served to Sybil Avery, Carolyn
Daughtry, Eunice Boyette, Myrna
Boyette, Daisy Boyette, Teola Jer-
nigan, Mary Allen, Iris Raffield,
Shirley Raffield, Virginia Pope, Ray
Lee Burch, George Harper Jr., Ran-
dall Padgett, Ralph Connor, Aubrey
Boyette, Henry Martin, Fred Can-
non, Arthur Sullivan, Charles Wal-
singham Jr., Carson Mashford and
Mr. and Mrs: Charles Walsingham.
Mrs. J. H. Pope, Mrs. Walsing-
ham and Shirley Raffield served.
FIRST MEETING OF WOMAN'S
CLUB SET FOR OCTOBER 4
The first meeting of the Port St.
Joe Woman's Club for the new club
year will be held next Tuesday, Oc-
tober 4, at 8 p. m. in the club room
at the Centennial Auditorium.
The .fine arts committee will pre-
sent the program under the direc-
tion of Mrs. Karlene Owens, pro-
gram chairman. Charles Conter,
school band director, will be guest
speaker and will also provide mu-
sic for the evening.
Mrs. H. C. Brown, hostess chair-
man, will be assisted by Mrs. S. B.
Shuford, Mrs. Gus Creech and Mrs.
M. P. Tomlinson.
All members are urged to be
BAPTIST W. M. U. IN ROYAL
SERVICE PROGRAM MONDAY
The Baptist W. M. U. met at the
church Monday afternoon for its
regular royal service program, with
Mrs. W. 0. Nichols in charge.
Mrs. J. 0. Baggett gave the devo-
tional, following which Circle Four
took over the program on "Christ
the Answer to Atheistic Commun-
ism," which was developed as fol-
lows: "The Man In Search of a
Key," Mrs. Joe Ferrell; "Finding
the Key To History and To a New
Earth," Mrs. Ralph Nance; "Com-
munism As a Protest," Mrs. W. 0.
Nichols; "Christianity Looks At
Communism," Mrs. Homer Lovett,
and "Baptists Behind the Iron Cur-
tain," Mrs. Duffy Lewis.
The president, Mrs. Baggett, con-
ducted a short business session dur-
ing which it was announced that
"Stewardship Night" will be ob-
served at the church October 6 at
7:30 o'clock, with the public invited
to be present.
Spend Week-end In Monticello
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rollins spent
the week-end in Monticello visiting
with George Arrants.
Personals Clubs Churches
AND SUNDAY SERVICES
.. ... . . .. :.
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
SSunday evening at 7:30 Church
Recognition Day will be observed.
Each teacher is to attend with her
class. Classes will be seated in
groups, and the children and young
people are to invite their parents
to join them in this service.
The program will consist of con-
gregational singing and a brief re-
port by each of the division super-
intendents on the plans and the pur-
pose of their division.
A cordial invitation is extended
to everyone to join in this service.
YOUTH FELLOWSHIP MEETING
The Youth Fellowship of the
Presbyterian Church will meet at
7:30 p. m. Saturday at the church.
Devotional service, followed by
games, recreation, refreshments. All
'teen-agers are welcome.
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
9:30 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Holy communion.
Saturday, Sept. 30-Young Peo-
ple's Fellowship skating party. Meet
in front of church at 8 p. m.
Monday, 3:30 p. m.-Meeting of
Day Auxiliary in parish house.
Wednesday Meeting of Night
Auxiliary in parish house at 8 p. m.
Choir rehearsal at 8 p. m.
Thursday, 8 p. m.-Adult Inquir-
ers class meets in parish house.
B. T. U. SOCIAL TONIGHT
All members of the Baptist Train-
ing Union are urged to attend the
B. T. U. social to be held this eve-
ning at 7:30 in the city park.
Rev. Samuel J. Allen, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11 a. in.-Morning worship. Ser-
mon topic: "Worthily Partaking of
the Lord's Supper."
Wednesday, 8:00 p. m.-Prayer
Friday, 8:00 p. m.-Youth Fellow-
Service at Beacon Hill Sunday
evening. Topic: "They Sought To
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
6:15 p. m.--B. T. U.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH
Rev. Bill Britton, Pastor
10:00 a. nm.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
8:00 p. m..-Evangelistic service.
Wednesday, 8:00 p. m.-Special
study on "The Jewish Tabernacle."
Friday, 7:30 p. in.-Young peo-
ple's C. A. service.
Saturday, 8 p. m.-Messages on
the Holy Spirit, baptism and speak-
ing in tongues.
Spend Week-end In Hosford'
Mr. and Mrs. J. Lamar Miller and
children. John and Ann, spent the
week-end in Hosford with John L.
Miller and family.
All those having accounts
with Century Loan Co. of
Port St. Joe, are urged to
contact the undersigned on
or before October 8.
Claude T. Porter
908 Jenks Avenue
Phone 1596J Panama City, Fla.
MONDAY and TUESDAY
October 3 and 4
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NEWS and CARTOON
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
"A NIGHT AT THE
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THURSDAY and FRIDAY
October 6 ad 7
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Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson of
Kenney's Mill announce the birth
of a son, Michael Darrell, on Sun-
day. September 18.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bailey of
Blountstown announce the birth of
a son, Guy Lewis, on September 21.
Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Nelson are
the proud parents of a son born
Thursday, September 22. The young
man has been named Glenn Wayne.
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital)'
SCHOOL STAFF INCREASED
Rally Day services in the Presby-
terian Sunday school saw over a
one hundred per cent increase last
Sunday oyer the previous Sunday,
with 16 more present than were on
The Sunday school teaching staff
has been augmented. Mrs. Marie
Taylor, teacher in the third grade
of the public school, will teach in
the primary department; Mrs. Flora
Johnson will teach the junior class,
and Mrs. 0. E. Miley will teach a
newly-formed intermediate class.
BROWNIE TROOP ELECTS
Brownie Troop No. 1 met Tues-
day at the Presbyterian Church at
which time new officers were se-
lected as follows: Elaine Mussel-
white, president; Wanda Kenning-
ton, treasurer; Carol LeHardy, sec-
retary; Celia Tomlinson, troop
leader. Following singing of the
Brownie song and taps, the troop
A hunter careless with fire costs
LAST TIMES FRIDAY
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
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I Port Theatre.
A Martin Theatre Port St. Joe, Fla. *
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M. *
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Returns To California After Visit
John 0. Dearing has returned to
his home in Los Angeles, Calif., af-
ter a visit here with Mr. and Mrs.
B. F. Hunt and with Mrs. Pat Ma-
guire and children of Mobile, Ala.
and get this attractive
reflector installed FREE l
Dr. Charles Reicherter
EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor / Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
---- SOFT WATER
Call 311-J for Further
1309 LONG AVENUE
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1949
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CARTOON and SERIAL
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2
"PRIDE OF THE
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HERE'S WHAT IS TAXED goods use
(Continued from page 1) no tax, b
that aren't taxed? you 30c e
Personal service-a manicure, a Other
haircut, tooth extraction, laundry clude:
and dry cleaning service-are not All moti
taxed. parts), cc
Nor are consumption of utilities, nets and
.alcoholic beverages, sales of cig- meant, seed
arets, gasoline, nor admission to cides, fun
race tracks. They already are taxed fuel oil, c
at rates above 3%. Purchase
Real estate is not taxed. If you is taxable
buy a house and lot, or either one $100 oh t:
individually, there is no tax on the any item.
sale. But the material that goes into There i
construction of a house is taxed as less than
..it is bought. To take
All food is tax-free-if you buy it of a dollar
in the form of groceries. But if you schedule
eat in the form of a prepared meal From 4
at a restaurant or drug store lun- from 41c t
cheonette, you'll have to pay the 70c calls
'- tax. So it will be cheaper to eat at That mE
home if your wife can cook. that costs
School lunchroom meals will not be tax of 23(
taxed. $7, and 2(
Medicine is tax-free-both medi- You wil
cinee bought on a doctor's prescrip- are allow
tion and patent medicines from a all be tha
-certified list that will be made up
-by the state board of health. A varie
Clothing is exempt in single pur- yellowish
chases up to $10. That includes yard hiddenite.
d for making clothes. For
a $10 pair of pants bears
it a $10.01 pair will cost
specific exemptions in-
or vehicles (but ndt spare
commercial fishing boats,
supplies, farming equip-
ds, feed, fertilizer, insecti-
gicides, ice, plain water,
oke, coal and other fuels.
se of industrial machinery
e, but there is a limit of
he amount to be paid on
s no tax on any sale of
care of fractional parts
x in sales prices, there is a
of payments like this:
c to 40c, the tax is Ic;
to 70c, the tax is 2c; above
means if you buy an article
s $7.50 you would pay a
c'-21c at 3% on the first
c for the extra half dollar.
11 pay in cash-no tokens
ed, for which we should
ty of spodumene, having a
'or green color, is called
THURSDAY FRIDAY -
If You Think You Can Beat These Pr
In Port St. Joe Just Shop Ar
FRESH HENS I
FRESH YARD EGGS-Dozen ---
PORK FAT Gall
PORK SIDES Per Pound ----
PORK HAM lb
PORK SHOULDERS Per Pound --
GROUND HAMBURGER Per Pouni
HOME-MADE PAN SAUSAGE Per
FRESH FIELD PEAS- 3 Pounds
FRESH OKRA-3 Pounds
SWEET POTATOES-Per Pound
All Kinds of Fresh, Vegetables At A Pric
- WE HANDLE ONLY THE BEST GRADES 01
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prices At Any Store
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WILLIAMS FAMILY 'REUNIfN '
IN GRACEVILLE OCTOBER 6
Members of the Williams family
are preparing for the annual re-
union in Graceville next Thursday,
Octo'ler 6, probably' the most fa-
mous meeting of one of the largest
and oldest families in Florida. This
will be the 46th meeting.
At least 10,000 descendants of An-
drew Alton Williams are believed
to live in Northwest Florida, and
each year hundreds of them jour-
ney to Graceville for this affair.
Return Home After Visit
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Willis re-
turned Tuesday to their home at
Avon Park after a brief visit here
with the former's sister and fam-
ily, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rich.
7$10 0 0,0 0
and get this attraetive
Sreflector Installed FRiI -
DEAR SH6IPERS--This week we want to tell you about a
few Touchdown Values that'll make you proud of your home
town store just as We were proud of our Home Team last Fri-
day nite. .
This is a repeat performance (first performance was a sellout)
Real $7.95 values ... we sold 'em before and
we'll do it again for
They're full size White and colors. Heavy, closely
tufted. Better get here early on this one you'll be
School girls, we've received a new shipment of pepsi JOLLIE
JUNIOR FROCKS in cottons and gabs they're walking out
fast better take a look today! White Gabardine makes a
beautiful skirt inexpensive, too. Jane Irwill (100% Bot-
any Wool) White Slipover Sweaters at $3.95 are top values
(there'll be no re-orders at this special price).
Here's another sell-out item that mothers buy by the dozen.
Save 25% at Boyles!
5 Pr. $1.00
Sizes 0 to 12 (maybe we shouldn't call the larger sizes
Training Pants, but you'll know what we mean!) Now, we
have the small sizes in Pink, Maize, Blue and White .
the colors are a new addition you'll like 'em!
We've just enough space left for a First Down for the work-
ing man .
BLUE CHAMBRAY WORK SHIRTS
A favorite weight full cut sanforized sizes up
to 17. Quantity purchase no profit makes this
possible! We're satisfied are you?
Votes in the Big Bicycle Contest are in the millions and grow-
ing every day. Contest ends October 15 there's plenty
of time to win!
Yours With Winning Touchdown Values,
R. GLENN BOYLES.
Published Weekly By
Port t. Joe, FIlorka
*Tipe FPrm Aer Our
Counter To Wise
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOI!, GULF COUNTY, FLOR'IDA
'IrRinAV- SEPTEM13ER-30. 1949
Vol. IV" Friday, September 30, 1949 No. 8
... .A A
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor and Publisher
Alse Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Pressman, Floor Man,
Reporter, Columnist, Janitor and Printer's Devil.
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, 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
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received, for such advertisement.
The spoken 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
LET'S ALL GO TO THE FAIR
Gulf county has joined the ranks of a great
many counties all over the nation with the hold-
ing within the next few weeks a county fair, the
first, as far as we know, in the history of our
Fairs are a great American institution that has
its roots in the pioneer days. Everybody-specta-
tors and participants alike-has a great time at
the fair, so everybody in the county is urged to
join in exhibiting or attending.
Wilma Revell, our home demonstration agent,
already has compiled her premium list, and we
hope soon to have the list on livestock, honey
and agricultural exhibits. Livestock is always a
leading attraction at any fair, and the animals
are always surrounded by hordes of fascinated
onlookers. Gulf coiinty stockmen have some
magnificent animals, and we can be sure that
they will have them proudly on display.
There will also be displays of flowers, and conm-
mercial exhibits of all types, all of which should
prove interesting to everyone and open the eyes
of many of us. .
So let's all take- our foot in our hand the week
of October 18-23 and attend the Gulf County
Fair to be held in Port St. Joe.
Funny thing. Congress threatens to cut down
President Truman's $1,314,010,000 fund for arm-
ing foreign nations against communism. Truman
announces that Russia exploded an atomic bomb
some time in July. Russia denies the fact. Con-
gress immediately approves of Truman's meas-
ure in its entirety. Could your friend Harry
(he ain't ours) be yelling "wolf" in order to get
what he wants?
Time lost can' never be regained. Don't lose
time. Keep busy-advertise!
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The'Star
City Dads Pass Theater Tax
The board of city commissioners
at their meeting Tuesday evening,
after hearing arguments pro and
con on the matter, passed an ordin-
ance levying from one to five cents
tax on all admissions to any form
of entertainment within the city,
except those for the benefit of any
organization. Roy Williams, man-
ager of the Port Theater, was the
only person present to oppose the
ordinance, stating that "the theater
tax will hurt the business men of
the city by keeping people from out
of town from coming to our city
and spending their money, especi-
ally on Sundays."
Reid Avenue Paving To Start
A crew of surveyors yesterday be-
gan laying grade lines on Reid Ave-
nue preparatory to paving this main
thoroughfare which, on account of
its dust, has been the bane of busi-
ness houses along its length for
the past two years.
Sharks Meet Altha In Opener
The St. Joe Sharks will open the
football season this afternoon when-
NEW DISEASE HITS STATE POLITICOS
A new disease is abroad in Florida. It might
be called "Lambright's Disease" in recognition of
the man who isolated the virus-"Doctor" Ed
Lambright, editor of the Tampa Tribune.
The peculiar disease is not spread by the po-
litical bug, but comes as a result of its attack.
"Doctor" Lambright's name for the disease is
What he means is that more than a score of
Floridians have been named off and on as pos-
sible opponents of Senator Claude Pepper next
year. A lot of them have thought about the idea,
and then they have (in the words of Editor Lam-
bright) "succumbed to the paralytic effect of the
Pepper political prowess."
As a result,"most of them have virtually elimi-
nated themselves from the race. "Claude," says
the Tribune, "has 'em scared."
One of those most frequently mentioned, and
still being widely mentioned, is former Governor
Caldwell. The Tribune doesn't believe he is a
victim of "Pepper Paralysis" and concedes that
he has given a believable reason why he does not
want to be a candidate.
But it might be noted that the former governor
was a speaker here recently, and that he has
made other appearances" in the state. In other
words, it is still possible that he may be pressed
by many friends to run. Certainly he is one 'of
the two or three most formidable possible can-
One of the other most talked of candidates is
young Rep. George Smathers of Miami. He has
indicated at times that he would not be a candi-
date. Yet this week an AP story from Washington
says he is still very much of a possibility. He, too,
is busy getting around the state.
And as for getting around the state, Senator
Pepper is certainly traveling. He has visited Jack-
sonville several times in recent months. And he
has also visited most cities in the state.-Jackson-
If you will note on page one, The Star with
this issue enters its thirteenth continuous year of
publication. Twelve years of recording the hap-
penings of PFort St. Joe and vicinity-the births,
the deaths, the joys and the sorrows of therpeople
of our community. It has been quite a job, some-
times a thankless job, but we have enjoyed it.
It is said that familiarity breeds contempt.
Maybe that's why the U. S. congress, operating
in the shadows of the bureau of engraving and
printing on the Potomac, feels it must spend
every dollar that rolls off the presses of the bu-
reau.-Dorchester (WVisc.) Clarion.
An intolerant person is one who keeps right
on with the argument after you realize that you
have lost it.
they meet the Altha team on the
field at the local ball park. Making
up the team are: Ends-Gordon
Farris, Dick Steppe, Al Schneider,
Dave Maddox, Arthur Soderberg,
Earl Brown. Centers-Glenn Grims-
ley, Willard Gilbert, R. H. Smith.
Backs-John Lane, Jimmy Taylor,
Max Maddox, Ed Hufft, Hoot Ro-
wan, Philip Lewis, Billy Hammock.
New Street Tax Ordinance Passed
The city commission passed a
new street tax ordinance Tuesday
night boosting the maximum age to
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has the same benefits as the Group
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THE POLICY PAYS .
' I$5.00 Per Day Hospital Room and Board
| $25.00 Hospital Extras .
$150.00 Surgical Schedule for Insured
$112.50 Surgical Schedule for Dependents
THE QUARTERLY PREMIUMS ARE .
Insured Without Dependent $3.45
Insured With One Dependent $11.25
Insured With All Dependents $15.60
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50 years and providing that an
amount equal to that collected will
be contributed by the city toward
the purchase of a new fire truck.
Eastern Star Initiates Three
Three candidates were initiated
Tuesday night into the Order of
Eastern Star, being Mrs. D. G. Mc-
pherson, T. M. Schneider and Roy
Norfolk, Va., claims to have been
the first city in the U. S. to have a
kiln-drying plant for wood.,
Now Being Offered To Port St. Joe By
OF PANAMA CITY
Pickup and Delivery Made Every Thursday
For Further Information Contact Agent, Superior
Dry Cleaners, Phone 227, In Port St. Joe
Across From Bay High
1213 Harrison Avenue Phone 2562
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These rugged haulers not only
have the stamina a dump opera-
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specializes trucks -engines,
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.
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PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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THE STAR, [DORT ST. JOE, GULF COt)NTYp FLORIDA
: FRIDAY, 9'EPTEMBER-30,' 1949,!
FRIDY, EPTMBER3.0 199 TH STR. ORT T. OEGULFCOUTY.FLORDA AGEFIV
(Continued from page 1)
Class I-Bedspreads. Class II-
Class I-Chenille. Class II-Rope.
Class III-Hook. Class IV-Rag.
Class I-Bedspreads. Class II-
Luncheon sets. Class III-Scarfs.
Class IV-Pillow cases. Class V-
Class I- Crocheted. Class II-
Woven loopers. Class III-Quilted.
Class I-Novelty quilts (silk or
wool). Class IP-Pieced patterned
S-Fabric Stencil Work.
Class I-Luncheon sets or table-
cloths. Class II-Pillow cases. Class
III Aprons. Class IV Curtains.
Class V Bedspreads. Class VI-
Class I-Quilts. Class II-Pillow
cases. Class III- Luncheon sets. tions). D-Best jar of pears. E- Best jar string beans. J-Best jar
Class IV-Wearing apparel. Best jar of peaches. F-Best jar of squash. K-Best jar sweet pota-
10-Milscellaneous Group. mincemeat. G-Best jar of fruit toes. L-Best jar corn. M-Best
Class I-Stuffed animals. Class cocktail. H-Best jar of blackber- jar of soup mixture.
II-Crochet and knitted baby sets. ries. I-Best jar of canned juice. Class VII-Pickles.
11-Knitting. Class IV-Jellies. A-Best display of 3 or more va-
Class I -Afghans. Class II- A-Best exhibit of jelly (three or rieties of pickles. B-Best jar cu-
Sweaters. Class III-Socks. Class more varieties). B-Best jar of pear cumber pickles, C-Best jar pear
IV-Gloves and mittens. Class V- jelly. C-Best jar of elderberry pickles. D-Best jar peach pickles.
Scarfs. Class VI-Dresses. jelly. D-Best jar of grape jelly. E-Best jar or bottle catsup. F-
Following are the classifications E-Best jar of blackberry jelly. F Best jar of relish.
of the canning department, Mrs. -Best jar of peach jelly. (Due to lack of space the lists for
Joseph Whitfield, chairman: Class V-Preserves. clothing and horticulture will be
. Class 1-Best all-around pantry A-Best jar of fig preserves. B- carried in next week's Star.)
exhibit (one jar or tin of each va- Best jar of watermelon rind pre- ** .g a e *
riety of preserves, pickles, catsup, serves. C-Best jar of pear pre-
meats, fruits and vegetables), serves. DI-Best jar of peach pre- I V E M 0 V E D !
Class II-Canned Meats. serves. E-Best jar of strawberry
A-Best jar of pork. B-Best jar preserves. F-Best exhibit of pre- The Howell Bicycle Shop
of chicken. C-Best jar of beef. D- serves (three or more). has moved from First St.,
Best display of meats-two or more Class VI-Canned Vegetables. next Stephens Grocery, to
varieties in tin or glass. A-Best exhibit of vegetables (3
Class III-Canned Fruits. or more in glass jars or tin). Class my home on 8th Street.
A-Best display of blackberries B-Best jar tomatoes. C-Best jar
(three or more preparations), B- Irish potatoes. D-Best jar okra. W. H. Howell
Best display of pears (three or more E-Best jar greens. F-Best jar
preparations). 0-Best display of butter beans. G-Best jar garden 209 Eighth St. Phone 171-J
canned figs (two or more prepara- peas. H-Best jar field peas. I-- 0m m0 a *a a 6 a
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GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
Taking In Football Game
Mr. and Mrs. Robert King and
C. G. Costin Jr., will leave today to
spend the week-end in New Or-
leans to take in the Georgia Tech-
Tulane football game.
Colonial New York
In colonial days, New York was
governed by officials appointed by
DID YOU L
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
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3.0, 1949
PAGE SIX THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNT.FLIDFRAYSETMR Q19-
SOLONS PASS TAX BLLL
(Continued from page 1)
lection- Present income from the
one-cent-a-pack tax levied by the
city is about $4000 a year, accord-
ing to Clerk Ben Dickens.
The net result, financially, was
to add about $24,000,000 a year to
income for the state general fund.
State financial officials estimated
it would take about $28,000.000 a
year to cover all the appropriations
left by the regular session.
However, Governor Warren says
he figures there will be enough "to
efficiently perform the necessary
functions of government."
Before the solons folded their
tents and silently stole away, they
partly complied with the governor's
request for a deficiency appropria-
tion for the motor vehicle commis-
sion, allowing it $600,000 extra in-
stead of the $755,000 asked.
At the last minute a proposed
constitutional amendment that will
permit counties to have two county
judges cleared through the senate.
It also was in the governor's sup-
The house refused Warren's re-
quStf tfor a reduction in the com-
mercial truck and bus mileage tax.
The senate had voted to cut the
cent a-mile tax in half.
The bill he requested to pro-
hibit parades and demonstrations
of masked men was introduced in
both house and senate, but got no
Other bills that died would have
created a central purchasing sys-
tem, legalized slot machines, put
the state in the wholesale liquor
business, levied a broad transaction
tax, and amended the constitution
Tto permit a state income tax and
create a tax commission.
The legislature went outside the
governor's call to pass an act out-
Jawing the defense of entrapment
in trials for bribery. It was a back-
wash from the summer acquittal
of a lobbyist charged with bribing
.n state senator.
Just as at the end of the regular
session, the legislature spent most
of its last hours watching oppon-
.ents and supporters of the Gulf-
stream racing dates bill jockey for
position. The fight was hot all the
way, but most of it was outside the
The big battle in the center ring
was over the sales tax. It was
beaten -once in the senate, but
yanked back on reconsideration and
passed when several members
In the house, an "economy bloc"
with just enough votes to make it
hard to operate under the two-
thirds rule, blocked consideration
Mr. and Mrs. Lindy Houston of
-Lynn Haven spent the week-end
here as guests of Mr. and Mrs. B.
GOES INTO A
T HB ingredients your doctor
orders, of course; but also
there goes the scientific knowl-
edge and skill of experience -of
our expert' pharmacists. That's
why you may bring prescriptions
i s withsonfdence.
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
Collection Costs of
State Motor Vehicle
We can see now why the state
motor vehicle department has been
asking for a $755,000 deficiency ap-
propriation, for, according to fig-
ures supplied the Florida Retailers'
Association by State Comptroller C.
M. Gay, there must be some high-
,alaried gazabos on the depart-
According to Gay's figures, his
office collected $58,826,734 in li-
censes and taxes during the fiscal
year ending June 30 at a cost of
$436,744 to the state taxpayers. Yet
it cost the 'motor vehicle commis-
sion $1,712,604 to collect the sum,
small in comparison, of $18,503,723
from the sale of auto license tags
and fees from title certificate is-
suance (and the motorist pays lo-
cally a fee to those issuing such li-
Likewise, the beverage depart-
ment collected $34,228,101 in cigaret
and beverage taxes and it cost the
taxpayers $994,237, according to the
When Hogs Grow Fast
Thriftier growth -and faster gains
are made by hogs that are free from I
lice and mange.
W HAT a picture! Hudson sales for
the first seven months this year
over 30 per cent ahead of last year!
Already more than 114,000 people
have switched from cars of other
makes to own a "step-down" de-
signed New Hudson!
So why shouldn't we join in this
surge of success with the best deals
in our history?
You're. invited to enjoy a Revela-
tion Ride in the only car that brings
you the most of the four great things
HORACE SOULE CIRCLE IS
SPONSORING SQUARE DANCE
The Horace Soule Circle of St.
James' Episcopal Church is spon-
soring a square dance at the parish
house tomorrow night, beginning
at 8 o'clock, with music to be fur-
nished by the Dickey Brothers.
Due to the small floor available
for dancing, the number of tickets
sold will be limited. Admission will
be 50c per person, and the public is
invited to attend. Tickets may be
obtained from Mrs. Tom Alsobrook.
In last week's story on the paper
mill assessment it was stated that
the county assessment was $2,484,-
973 and that the city assessment
was $2,384,973. It should have been
$2,284,134.93 on the county roll and
$2,483,973 for Clerk Ben Dickens' ville, fledged 489 students at" The
original assessment. end of "Rush Week" over the past
week-end, among the number being
BUSTER OWENS PLEDGED Buster Owens of this city, who was
TO COLLEGE FRATERNITY pledged to Beta Theta Pi.
Twenty-two social fraternities at
the University of Florida, Gaines- Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
Electrical Contracting and Repairing
Estimates Cheerfully Given
ST. JOE ELECTRIC SHOP
PHONE 377 COSTIN BUILDING '
P L 0 P 0 L P Y as Up To $5000 for
PO POLIC. Each Afflicted Person
CANCER AND POLIO POLICY
Pays up to $5000 for Polio and up to $1000 for
Cancer. Also covers eight more dread dis-
eases common to children.
Phone 101 208 Sixth Street
people want most-beauty, roomi-
ness, road-worthiness, and all-round
performance. Yes, it's. America's
For road-worthiness, as an example,
Hudson's "step-down" design pro-
vides the lowest center of gravity in
any stock car-yet there's full road
clearance! Result: the safest, stead-
iest, hug-the-road ride ever known!
Come in, real soon. Bring your car
along. See how much it will bring
right now, traded in on a years-
ahead New Hudson!
HUDSON A LEADER IN RESALE VALUE!
National Automobile Dealkrs Association
Official Used Car Guide books show "step-
down" designed Hudsons commanding top
prices in the nation's used car markets.
ONLY CAR W/TH THE STEP
--- 2ON DESIGN
HERE'S WHERE TO COME FOR YOUR REVELATION kIDE --
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
MONUMENT AVENUE Phone 6
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1949-
rHE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
" SETEBE 4 S S
They Want To Put
A &P Out of Business?
The answer is to be found in the formal complaint "they" have filed with the court. By "they"' we
mean, of course, the anti-trust lawyers from Washington who are out to destroy A&P.
They say ... and these are the anti-trust lawyers' own words ... that we "have regularly un-
dersold competing retailers."
To this charge we plead guilty:
We confess that for the past 90 years we have constantly
stepped up the efficiency of our operations in order to give
our customers more and more good food for their money.
The American people have seen nothing wrong in this. By their ever-increasing patronage for 90 years they have shown that they
like this low-price policy.
Apparently the people still see nothing wrong in this today. All during the past week since the anti-trust lawyers made their
charges we have been deluged with phone calls and letters from men and women in all walks of life who want us to know
they are opposed to this effort to put A&P out of business.
An enormous number of customers are telling our store managers and clerks that they want to continue to en-
joy our low prices for quality foods.
Farmers and other suppliers are asking what they can do to preserve this efficient outlet for their products.
Our 110,000 employees are asking us to protect their jobs and pensions.
Labor leaders are wiring us their opposition to this threat to labor's living standards.
If all these people will be hurt, why then do the anti-trust lawyers want to put A&P out of business?
Low Prices Don't Hurt Anyone
The anti-trust lawyers say because we are able to sell food
cheaper than other grocers, we make it impossible for those gro-
cers to compete with us.
If this were true, we should have all the food business
in the United States by this time.
Just the opposite is true. In 1933 we had 11.6 per cent of the na-
tion's food business. Now, according to the anti-trust lawyers, our
share has decreased to 6.4 per cent in 1948. Anyone can see we
have nothing even approaching a monopoly.
As a matter of fact, there are about 30,000 more individual grocers
in business today than there were, ten years ago.
There are about 275 more food chains in business today than
there were ten years ago.
In other words, we have more competitors in the food field
and do a smaller share of the nation's food business than
Where is this alleged destruction of other grocers? Where
is there any evidence of their inability to compete with us?
Do You Want Higher Prices?
As anyone can see, the only purpose that would be served
by putting A&P out of business would be to raise food
Who would this benefit?
We were the first merchants to set the pattern for low-cost, low-
profit distribution. Our example and our competition has led
other grocers to keep their prices down.
Remove A&P from the picture and food prices
are bound to go up.
Remove A&P from the picture and the way will be
cleared for the destruction of every other efficient
Is this, what the American people want?
Is this in the public interest?
PACIFIC TEA COMPANY
YHE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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and they were treated to a hard
and clean contest, albeit they
returned home somewhat disap-
pointed, since the Quincy team had
been conceded victory by all.
Although unable to cross the goal
line, the Sharks came within one
lone yard of the coveted stripe, but
couldn't put the ball over. This play
came in the fourth period when
Frank Young passed to Gene Chism
who went to the one-yard marker.
Others who stood out for the locals
were J. B_ O'Brian and Philip Chat-
This afternoon will see the
Sharks playing in the Oyster City
against a veteran team which
played a 6-6 tie against a greatly
improved Blountstown team in the
Calhoun county seat last week in
their opening game.
Dr. and Mrs. A. L. Ward and Mrs.
Massey Ward and daughter Pat at-
tended the Alabama-Tulane football
game in Mobile, Ala., Saturday.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOR SALE-Bay front Lot 2 in
Block 97, Unit No. 4, St. Joseph's
Addition to the City of Port St. Joe.
122.4 feet front, 224.2 feet deep on
south side,. 215 feet deep on north
side. E. Clay Lewis, Jr., Box 1158,
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Brooks Hardware and
Sporting Goods Co.
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
1M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. ATI visit-
ing companions welcome. Fennon
Talley High Priest; H. R. Maige,
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, l:-O.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
inesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic hall.
'All members urg'd to attend; visit-
ling brethren invited. Theo Bishop,
iN. G.; F. L. Hill, Secretary.
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, I. 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Visitors invited. Eliza Lawson,
IN. G.; Mrs. Mary Weeks, Secretary.
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
S-?ort St. 'Joe Lodge 111. Regular
A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
days each month, 8:00 p. rn.
- Members urged to attend;
- visiting brothers welcome. W. L.
Jordan, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
NfOTICE OF FILING PETITION FOR FINAL
DISCHARGE OF ADMINISTRATOR
IN THEl COUNTY JUDGE'S COURT, GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA IN PROBATE.
In Re: The Estate of ADAM MALION,
Notice is hereby given that I have filed
my final returns as administrator of the es-
tate of Adam Maldon, deceased; that I have
filed my petition for distribution and for
final discharge, and that on October 31,
1949, I will apply to the Honorable J. E.
Pridgeon, County Judge of Gulf County, for
approval of said final returns, for an order
of distribution and for order of final dis-
charge as administrator of the estate 'of
Adam Maldon. deceased.
This 29th day of September, 1949.
BASIL E. KENNEY, Jr.,
CECIL G. COSTIN, Jr., 9-80
Attorney for Administrator. 10-21
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
TIs order to be published once each week
for four consecutive weeks in The Star, a
newspaper published in said Gulf County,
Witness my hand and seal this 13th day
of September, 1949.
GEORGE Y. CORE,
(SEAL) Clerk Circuit Court.
CECIL G. COSTING. Jr., 9 3
Solicitor ior Plaintiff. 19-5
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lishment of the box plant here is
another step in the late Alfred I.
duPont's plan and idea of rehabili-
tating and bringing prosperity to
Northwest Florida by utilizing the
fibres of its fast-growing pine trees
for many purposes.
Mr. duPont's long-range vision
has proved to be wise, as the utili-
zation of the pine trees by the St.
Joe Paper Company and other pa-
per companies in the South have
turned thousands of acres of what
at one time was waste lands into
lands which are now producing a
permanent growth of pine trees
which have added millions of dol-
lars of value and brought prosper-
ity to the South.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Goodson and
daughter Rhea of Holmes county,
near Bonifay, spent Sunday here
with Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Cason.
Mrs. Presnell's grandmother, Gran-
nie Holiday, who is seriously ill.
Advertising Doesn't Cost It PAYS.
Owners should burn the carcasses
of poultry that die -of infectious dis-
To Take Nurses' Examination
Miss Juanita Chason, who has
just recently completed her nurses'
training at Grady Memorial Hospi-
tal in Atlanta, Ga., is visiting here
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.
S. Chason. She will return to At-
lanta next Tuesday to take the
state board examination.
At Bedside of Grandmother
Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Presnell and
children of Evans, Ga., arrived Mon-
day to be at the bedside of
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