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"Port St. Joe -The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
VOLUME XIII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1949 NUMBER 2
Sharks Chalk Up
18-6 Win Over
Journey To Chipley Tonight
for Third Game of
The Sharks made good on three
offensive drives to win 18 to 6
from the Chapman high grid team
of Apalachicola last Friday after-
noon in the Oyster City.
Striking with a sudden offensive
spurt, the Sharks waited only until
one exchange of punts, when Frank
Young, fullback, broke loose around
left end for a 72-yard touchdown
run. Try for point failed, as was
the case on all attempts.
As the first period drew to a
close, Chapman began to pass and
Young intercepted. one on the St.
Joe 33-yard marker to set the
stage for two runs by Raymond
Lawrence. Then, with the second
quarter just beginning, Young took
the ball on the Chapman 6-yard line
and scored again.
In the third period the Oyster-
men came to life and drove and
passed from their own 35-yard line
to the St. Joe six, where a fumbled
ball rolled into the end zone- and
was recovered by Oliver Nash for
the only Apalachicola score.
In the fourth period Don Vause
returned a punt to the St. Joe 20-
yard stripe, but a recovered fumble
by the Sharks stopped this drive
and then the St. Joe lads would not
be denied. They made four consecu-
tive first downs -and then Philip
,Chatham tossed a 30-yard pass to
Gene Chism, who scored the third
(Continued on page 4)
Public Thanked for
Aid In Polio Drive
Chairman Mira Expresses Apprecia-
tion for Interest Shown In
Appreciation to all whose efforts
and dollars contributed to the suc-
cess of Gulf county's polio epidemic
emergency drive was expressed
yesterday by Joe Mira, chairman of
the Gulf County Chapter of the Na-
tional Foundation for Infantile Par-
"The true thanks comes, of
course, from th'e youngsters whose
recovery will be speeded by the
funds we have made available here
during the drive," he said.
The drive came to an official
close last Friday, and while a con-
siderable sum was raised, Mira
stated that he could not announce
a total, since many people sent
their contributions through the lo-
cal postoffice directly to "Polio."
Although the drive ended offici-
ally last Friday, anyone who has
not yet contributed is urged by Mr.
Mira to mail donations directly to
'Polio," sare of the Port St. Joe or
WELL KNOWN COACH TALKS
TO ST. JOE HIGH GRI'D TEAM
Jack Meagher of Daytona Beach,
former coach at Rice Institute,
Texas, from 1927-33 and at Auburn,
Ala., from 1934-42, and who played
with the Miami Seahawks, a pro-
fessional team, after coming out of
the navy, who is here on business,
talked to the St. Joe Shark grid
team yesterday at school, giving
them some good pointers.
Coach Marion Craig played un-
der Meagher while in the navy.
Revival Is To Be Held
At Methodist Church
Rev. Loyd Tubb, pastor, states
that a revival will open on Sunday.
October 30, at the Methodist Church
-with services to be held twice daily
through Friday, November 4.
Dr. W. F. Calhoun, pastor of Fos-
ter Street Methodist Church, Do-
than, Ala., will be the guest minis-
ter for these services.
For PTA Carnival
Proceeds Will Be Used for
Plans are progressing for the an-
nual carnival sponsored by the lo-
cal Parent-Teacher Association and
city schools. Mrs. 'id Ramsey, gen-
eral chairman for the festival, an-
nounces that a complete layout has
been made for the many activities
scheduled for the big day, which
has been set for Saturday, October
15. The date has been moved up
this year due to the county fair be-
ing scheduled for October 17-22.
The festival will get underway at
4 p. m. when the crowning of the
king and queen of the elementary
school will take place. This will be
followed by a series of activities
which promises to last at least un-
til 10 p. m.
Crowning of the high school se-
lectiong for king and queen will be
held at 8 p. m. These selections
were made by. the classes during
the past few .days' aad a run-off
election will be held to determine
Money realized from this carni-
val will be used by the P.-T. A. to
send delegates to the state meet-
ings and to further the leadership
training program here. Improve-
ments at the school will also be
made with part of the funds, ac-
cording to Mrs. Ramsey.
Plenty of food in the form of pies,
cages, hot dogs, hamburgers, coffee
and tea will be served at reason-
able prices. Site of the carnival is
the same as last year-in the lot
across the street from the Florida
Power Corporation office.
E. F. Gest, who gets his Star at
Port Arthur, Texas, drops us a card
from Goteberg, Sweden, saying:
"Greetings. This is wonderful coun-
try." All the printing on the card
is in Swedish, and Gest probably
thought we wouldn't know from
whence it came, but it was no
trouble, since we probably handle
the Swedish language better than
he does. "Hilsning!"
Suffers Painful Accident
Little Miss Linda Ferrell, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Ferrell,.
suffered a painful accident Mon-
day when a cracked mirror fell out,
of its frame and cut her nose. It
was necessary to take six stitches
to close the wound.,
To Texas for Basic Training
Lynwood Rhames, who last-week
enlisted in the U. S. Air Corps at
the Panama City recruiting office,
left Wednesday of last week for
San Antonio, Texas, for his basic
Edwa-d Bartee, student at Geor-
gia Military Academy, Milledgville,
Ga., spent last week-end here with
his mother and Eamily, Mr. and Mrs.
C. H. Boyer.
More Than 9000
School Lunches Are
Served In 30 Days
Approximately 450 Students Served
Daily At Noon Luncheon
Miss Elsie McGriff, lunchroom
supervisor for schools in. Gulf and
Calhoun counties, has released fig-
ures which show that the total num-
ber of meals served in the lunch
room of the Port St. Joe school
passed the 9000 mark on Monday,
October 3. This date was the offi-
cial close of the first month of
school in the present term.
Since the opening day of school,
the average number of meals served
'at the noon hour has been approxi-
mlately 450. This is substantially
above the average for last year at
the corresponding time, according
to Miss McGriff.
To give the general public an
idea of what their children are con-
suming at the lunchroom, it was
noted than an average of 50 loaves
of bread are used daily and approxi-
mately 28 gallons of milk goes down
young gullets each day.
A mid-morning lunch is served to
all first graders, 102 in number, and
this is free to the children.
Local Men Have Narrow
Escape As Shrimper Sinks
To local young men, Ed Johnson
and Roscoe Sheffield, had a narrow
escape from drowning Tuesday af-
ternoon when the shrimp boat be-
longing to Bryant Patton of Ap-
alachicola hit a submerged log in
the river channel at Apalachicola
and sank in 12 feet of water.
Neither of them are expert swim-
mers, and with the tide going out
they were carried seaward about a
half mile before being picked up
by another boat.
Week-end Visitors From Macon
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kirkland
and children and Mrs. Willie Ola Taking In World Series
Upshaw of Macon, Ga., were guests J. Lamar Miller, the lucky dog,
over the week-end of Mr. and Mrs. is in New York taking in the world
S. C. Pridgeon and other relatives. series between Brooklyn and New
---- ----- York. He has tickets for the three
Week-end Guest games to be played in Gotham If
Mrs. LaRue Horn of Dothan, Ala., you hear a loud, baldhdaded yell
spent the week-end here as the over the radio while listening to
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Brooks. the games-that will be J. Lamar.
Many Groups and Classes Open
To Exhibitors In Gulf County Fair
(Continued from last week) Class IV-Shrubs and fruit trees:
J. M. Cleckley and Mrs. Byrd E.
Home Demonstration Parker.
The clothing department, under Class V-Wild flowers: Mrs. John
the direction of Mrs. J. A. Glenn, Griffin, Mrs. G. D. Campbell and
has the following classifications: Mrs. R. R. Davis.
CLOTHING DEPARTMENT Class VI--Vines: Mrs. Ralph Nance.
Class VIi-Cut flowers and bloom-
I-Sack Exhibit ing plants: Mrs. Massey Ward.
Class I-Adult garments. How To Make Entries
Class II-Children's garments. Anyone desiring to make entries
Class III-Bedspreads. in the fair may carry their products
Class IV-Luncheon sets or table- to the nearest appointed committee
cloths. of the Home Demonstrations clubs
Class V-Pillow cases, or to the American Legion home in
Class VI-Curtains. Port St. Joe on October 13 from the
Class VII-Miscellaneous group. hours of 9 a. m. to 5 p. m., or on
II-Other Clothing October 14 until noon. This is the
Class I-Adult garments. deadline for all entries except in
Class II-Children's garments. the horticulture department. En-
The 4-H Club girls will have a tries in that department may be
display of some of the demonstra- made on October 17 at the Ameri-
tions they carry in 4-H Club work. : can Legion home.
HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT I Committees are as follows:
The chairman of the horticulture I WHITE CITY- Clothing: Mrs.
exhibit, Mrs. W. S. Quarles, has re- J. H. Pope, Mrs. Jim Sealey. Han-
quested that those desiring to make dicrafts: Mrs. Jack Croxton. Mr-s.
entries contact the chairman under Ernest Antler. Canning: Mrs. Wil-
each classification. son Armstrong, Mrs. Jackie Price,
Class I-Annuals: Mrs. George Pat- Mrs. Claudia Sewell. Interior Dec-
ton. I orating: Mrs. Maggie Shirah. Mrs.
Class HI-Bulbs: Mrs. G. F. Law- Ella Stebel.
rence. OVERSTREET -Canning: Mrs.
Class III-Foliage plants: Mrs. A. Roland Hardy. Clothing: Mrs. Na-
L. Ward. (Continued on page 3)
Gulf Fair Association To
Meet Wednesday Night
Probably what will be the last
meeting of the Gulf County Fair-
Association before the fair opens
October 17, will be held next Wed-
nesday night, October 12, at 8:00
o'clock in the American Legion
All members of the board 'of di-
rectors, committee chairmen and
anyone else interested, are urged to
be present at this meeting.
Approximately T wo Thou-
sand Look Over New
Port St. Joe's new $85,000 munici-
pal building, located at the corner
of Fifth Street and Williams Ave-
nue, was thrown open to the public
Tuesday and it is estimated that
approximately 2000 persons went
through the building, including 800
The high school band was rung
in on the ceremonies during the af-
ternoon, and members of the Ju-
nior Woman's Club, acting as hos-
tesses, passed out 2000 -bottles of
soft drinks, ice cream and cookies.
Tuesday night some 150 citizens
were present in the board ro6m to
see Jake Belin installed as mayor-
commissioner and B. B. Conklin
and' Watson Smith re--seated on the
board. Only business transacted at
the meeting was the assigning of
various duties to the 'commission-
ers by Mayor Belin.
The city offices have not yet been
transferred to the new structure
due to the fact that all furnishings
have not yet been received. So City
Clerk Ben Dickens will still take
your utility and tax money at his
usual stand in the old city hall.
Effort Being Made
To Set Up National
Guard Unit Here
Meeting Called for Tuesday
Night for Discussion j
of Possibilities ,i
A meeting of veterans and also
young men with no previous, mili-
tary experience will be held at the
high school auditorium next Tues-
day night at 8 o'clock for the pur-
pose of hearing a discussion as to
the possibility of a national guard
platoon being organized here.
Leonard Belin, spokesman for a
group of businessmen and veterans
who met recently, states there is
an excellent chance of a platoon be-
ing organized here. If it is, it would
be connected with the 124th Infan-
try Regiment, Heavy Mortar Com-
pany, Apalachicola. Seems there
aren't enough men in the Oyster
City to bring the company there up
to full strength.
Captain Fred Richards, head of
the Apalachicola unit, will be ,the
principal speaker at the meeting
and will explain details of the pro-
posed setup here.
City officials state that the unit
may make use of the Centennial
Auditorium as headquarters, which
would provide a place to keep
equipment as well as providing a
For the once-weekly drill period
which is required, a member of the
national guard will average being
paid more than $200 in a year's
All interested persons, veterans
or otherwise, are urged to attend
this meeting next Tuesday night. In
order to be eligible, a man must be
17 years of age and able to pass a
Servicemen Urged To Get Certifi-
eates of Eligibility In
Order At Once
Veterans of Gulf county who are
interested in the veterans' institute
to be started here should get their
certificates of eligibility in order at
The institute has been approved
by the state department and also
by the Gulf county school board,
This means that a formal announce-
ment as to th e exact date for
classes to -begin should be made
soon. Watch The Star for the date.
Further information may be ob-
tained by contacting the St. Joe
high school or Superintendent Tom
LILLIAN McNAIR ATTENDING
HEALTH ASSOCIATION MEET
Mrs. Lillian F. McNair, clerk of
the Gulf county health department,
left Wednesday for West Palmi
Beach where she is attending the
21st annual meeting of the Florida
Public Health Association being
held in the George Washington he-
tel in that city October 6, 7, and 8.
Mrs. McNair is the vice-chairman
of the clerical, administrative and
fiscal section of the assosI.ction for
Will Leave for Oklahoma
Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Mize expect to
leave today for Cushing. Okla., to
make their future home. Mr. Mize
will go into the grocery business
with his father.
5'A~ TW TH STA, PRT T. JE, ULFCOUNY, LORDA FIDA, OTOBE 7,194
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Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
New Baptist W. M. U. Officers Take Over
Duties and Members of Circles Are Named
The Baptist W. M. U. met at the
church Monday for its regular busi-
ness meeting with Mrs. J. 0. Bag-
gett, president, in charge. Follow-
ing the devotional and prayer by
Mrs. Homer Lovett, Mrs. Baggett,
outgoing president, called for a
complete report of the year's work
from the various chairman.
At this time Mrs. C. A. McClellan
presented Mrs. Baggett with a gift
of pottery as an expression of love
from the entire W. M. U. for her
faithful work as president during
the past two years.
The new president, Mrs. E. C. Ca-
son, then took charge and gave her
list of co-workers for the new year:
Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon, first vice-pres-
ident; Mrs. W. I. Cardin, second
vice-president; Mrs. A. V. Bate-
man, treasurer Mrs. J. 0. Bag-
gett, secretary; Mrs. Homer Lovett,
stewardship chairman; Mrs. Joe
Ferrell, mission study chairman;
Mrs. C. G. Costin, community mis-
jsion chairman, to be assisted by
'Mrs. Ralph Nance of Beacon Hill,
Margaret fund; Mrs. C. A. McClel-
lan, training school; Mrs. Harry
McKnight, flowers; Mrs. J. D. Lane,
war relief; Mrs. L. J. Keels, pianist.
The new president announced
that the circles have been divided
into groups as follows:
Circle One-Mesdames C. G. Cos-
tin, J. J. Clements, J. F. Daniell, J.
D. Davis, S. J. Dennis, C. A. McClel-
lan, C. W. Enfinger, Curtis O'Brian,
Asa Montgomery, G. W. Padgett, C.
M. Palmer, Wesley Ramsey and L.
Circle Two--Mesdames D. C. Ar-
nett, J. 0. Baggett, J. W. Plair, H. G.
Harvey, J. D. Lane, Fred Maddox,
J. F. Miller, E. R. Nix, T. E. Parker,
W. S. Quarles, W. S. Smith, A. H.
Richburg, S. J. Taylor and A. R.
Circle Three Mesdames W. I.
Cardin, B. F. Daughtry, E. R. Du-
Bose, W. J. Daughtry, J. M. Johns,
W. H.,Howell, J. 0. McKee, George
Montgomery, W. C. Pridgeon, D. W.
Smith, E. H. Vanlandingham, G. A.
Mrs. G. W. Padgett of Oak Grove Whittington and Youal Wages.
and Mrs. S. J. Taylor of Kenney's It was announced that the meet-
Mill; Mrs. Durel Brigman, social ing Monday will be the regular
chairman; Mrs. George W. Cooper, Bible study at the church, after
publicity; Mrs. J. J. Clements, chil- which the meeting was dismissed
dren's home; Mrs. W. J. Daughtry,I with prayer by Mrs. L. J. Keels.
METHODIST W. S. C. S. TO SHARIT GUEST SPEAKER
START NEW STUDY BOOK AT KIWANIS LUNCHEON
The Methodist Woman's Society J. L. Sharit was guest speaker at
of Christian Service met Monday the Kiwanis Clu'b luncheon meeting
afternoon at the church, with Mrs. Wednesday noon at Hotel St. Joe,
Ralph Swatts, program chairman, telling Kiwanians of prospects for
leading the discussion on "Why getting a natural gas line into this
Home Mission Schools and the Pur- city and also giving a brief resume
pose of the Schools." Taking part of his administration of city affairs
on the program were Mrs. D. B. during his long term as mayor.
Lay, Mrs. Roy Gibson and Mrs. Ed It was.announced at this time by
Ramsey. Mrs. George Patton gave President John Blount that the club
the spiritual life message, after would again sponsor the school boy
which a brief business session was patrol.
held, presided over by Mrs. J. C. Guests were Key Clubbers Fer-
Laney. rell Allen Jr., and Val Cathey.
All members are urged to attend 4
the meeting next Monday at 3:00 MRS. SWATTS ON COMMITTEE
o'clock at the church, when the first FOR P.-T. A. CONGRESS MEET
chapter of the new study book, Mrs. Ralph Swatts of this city
"Japan Begins Again," will be has been named a member of the
given, conducted by the missionary committee on exhibits for the 26th
education committee. annual convention of the Florida
t t Congress of Parents and Teachers
REBEKAH LODGE MEETS to be held November 8-10 in Or-
Melody Rebekah Lodge No. 22 lando.
held its regular meeting Tuesday of Delegates to the convention from
last week with Mrs. Eliza Lawson, the local P.T. A. will be named at
noble grand, presiding. At this this month's meeting. Any resolu-
time Mrs. Pastelle Allen of Panama tions to be submitted for considera-
City, past district deputy president, tion of the convention will also be
acted as installing officer and in- drawn up at that time.
stalled Mrs. Fannie Brown as sec- S t & I
retary and Mrs. Elsie Griffin as in- J. A. M. CLUB MEETS
side guardian/ both to serve the re- Mrs. A. D. Lawson was hostess to
mainder of the year. Five visitors nine members of the J. A. M. Club
from Panama City were present to Monday night in her home on Reid
enjoy the evening with members of Avenue. After the regular hour of.
the local chapter, sewing and visiting, the guests were
n r V invited to the dining room where a
JUNIOR G. A.'s MEET delicious buffet lunch was served
The Junior G. A. of the Baptist consisting of baked ham, pineapple
Church met at the church Monday and pear salad, potato sticks, sal-
afternoon with Mrs. Wesley Ram- tines, ice creain, pound cake and
sey bringing the study on "Three coffee. Next meeting of the club
Mission Ladies In Japan." Mrs. E. will be with Mrs. B. A. Pridgeon in
R. DuBose led in prayer, after which her home at White City.
Mrs. Ramsey gave a brief resume r N o
of a mission book. The G. A. will ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED
meet next Monday in the church Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Robert
at 4:15. Members are urged to be Minus of this city announce the en-
present. gagement of their daughter, Doro-
3 thy Mae, to George Herbert Wim-
GLADIOLUS CIRCLE TO MEET berly Jr., son of Mrs. and Mrs. G.
The Gladiolus Circle of the Port H. Wimberly of this city. The wed-
St. Joe Garden Club will meet next ding will take place in the First
Thursday at 4 p. m. in the sun room Methodist Church on November 25.
at Hotel St. Joe, with Mrs. G. A. X V W
Patton in charge of the program. Week-end Visitors From Macon
Hostesses for the afternoon will be Mr. and Mrs. Roland Childers and
Mrs. Robert Green and Mrs. B. H. children and Mrs. Whitaker, mother
Munn. of Mrs. Childers, all of Macon, Ga.,
a It spent the week-end here with rela-
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AND SUNDAY SERVICES
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FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Worship service.
6:30 p. m.-All children's and
young people's meetings.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
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.
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity.
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
8:00 a. m.-Breakfast meeting of
the Layman's League.
9:30 a. in. Sunday school.
11:00 a. m. Morning prayer and
Saturday, 8 p. m.-Young Peo-
Tuesday, 8 p. m.-Adult instruc-
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.-Choir re-
ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH
Rev. Bill Britton, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
8:00 p. mn.-Evangelistic service.
.Wednesday, 8:00 p. m.-Special
study on "The Jewish Tabernacle."
Friday, 7:30 p. m.-Young peo-
ple's C. A. service.
Saturday, 8 p. m.-Messages on
the Holy Spirit, baptism and speak-
ing in tongues.
BAY VIEW 1VIETHODIST CHURCH
Worship service each Sunday
morning at 10 o'clock.
Church school following worship
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fr. Alban O'Hara, Priest
Mass the first Sunday of each
month at 8 a. m. Other Sunday at
10:15 a. m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Services held at the parish house
Sunday afternoons at 4:00. Con-
gregational singing. Sermon by J.
Leo Patton. A cordial invitation to
attend is extended the public.
Attend Parker 0. E. S. Meeting
Mrs. Ellen Kirkland, Mrs. Florrie
Connell, Mrs. Mildred Spears and
Mrs. Myrtice Smith attended a spe-
cial meeting of Parker Chapter 96,
Order of Eastern Star, held Tues-
day night in Parker. Three candi-
dates received the degrees of the
order at the meeting.
Attend Service Guild Conference
The district conference of the
Wesleyan Service Guild was held
last Sunday in Bonifay. Mrs. Verna
Smith, Mrs. Marion Craig, Mrs. J.
C. Evans, Miss Sarah Kelly and
Miss Margaret Smith attended from
the Port St. Joe Methodist Church.
Visitors From St. Andrews
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Lewis and
baby and Miss Margie Davis, sis-
ter of Mrs. Lewis, who is attending
school in et. Andrews this term,
spent the week-end here with Mr.
and Mrs. Dewey Davis.
Mrs. and Mrs. George -W. Cooper
had as their guests this week Mr.
and Mrs. Mack Blomefield and Mr.
and Mrs. Loyce Hurley and daugh-
ter Jane Anne of Springhill, La.,
and Mr. and Mrs. r-Howard Farr of
On Week-end Trip
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Simpson took
the week-end off to visit in Bain-
bridge, Ga., and Tallahassee.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred M. Vause
of Apalachioola announce the birth
of a son, Price Eddie,, at the Port
St. Joe Municipal Hospital Thurs-
day, September 29.
Sunday Dinner Guests
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rich had as
their dinner guests Sunday Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Thomas and daughter
Peggy Ann of Donaldsonville, Ga.,
Dr. Pierce of Dothan, Ala., Mrs. J.
W. Willis and daughter Ann Cardl
of White City, and Mrs. A. D. Wil-
lis of this city.
Attend W. S. C. S. District Seminar
Mrs. Roy Gibson, Mrs. J. L. Sharit,
Mrs. S. D. Spears and Mrs. J. C.
Laney attended the district semi-
nar of the Methodist Woman's So-
ciety of Christian Service held on
Thursday of last week in Chipley.
The meeting was attended by rep-
resentatives from the churches of
the Marianna District.
end and is at the bedside of her
mother, Mrs. R. H. Brinson, who
underwent an operation Tuesday at
the municipal hospital.
I wish to extend my heartfelt
thanks and appreciation to my many
friends for the lovely flowers,
cards, visits and phone calls, also to
the doctors and nurses for their
many kindnesses shown me during
my recent illness. Sincerely,
* MRS. JOSH MILLER.
Call 311-J for Further
1309 LONG AVENUE
Enrolls In College At Miami
Mr. and Mrs. Ned Porter recently Dr. Charles Reicherter
returned from Miami, where they OPTOMETRIST
accompanied their daughter, Miss
Menmorie, who enrolled in Barry EYES EXAMINED- GLASSES FITTED
College for Women. On the return
trip the Porter's visited in Tampa Ritz Theatre Building Hours:
with Mr. and' Mrs. Marc Fleishel Jr. Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
SI rIt First Floor Phone 560
Called Here By Mother's Illness
Miss Sara Brinson, student nurse PANAMA CITY, PLA,
at Crawford Long Hospital in At- Closed Wednesday Afternoons
lanta, Ga., arrived here last week-
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THURSDAY and FRIDAY
October 13 and 14
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Many Groups and Classes
(Continued from page 1)
dine Hardy. Handicrafts: Mrs. Ar-
HONEYVILLE Clothing: Mrs.
J. A. Glenn, Mrs. Ted Cumbie. Can-
ning: Mrs. William Roemer, Mrs.
Donnie Pitts, Mrs. Dan Cumbie,
Handicrafts: Mrs. Charlie Spears,
Mrs. C. D. Borders, Mrs. E. C. Har-
If the above committees are not
convenient to you, carry your pro-
ducts to the American Legion home
or to the county home demonstra-
ROW CROPS (Field Crops)
1-10 ears large variety corn.
2-10 ears prolific corn.
3-Display of corn by-products (in-
cludes grits, cracked corn, meal
and snap corn).
OATS AND RYE
1-Bundle oats (any variety).
2-Peck oats (any variety).
3-Bundle rye (any variety).
4-Peck rye (any variety).
S-iGrazing oat sod, not over 4"x4".
6-Grazing rye sod, not over 4"x4".
PEANUTS (Spanish and Runner)
1-Spanish-one peck in shell.
2-Spanish-bunch of three plants
3-Runner-one peck in shell.
4-Runner-bunch of three plants
1-Peck of chufas.
2-Group of three plants.
1--Grip sorghum (any variety).
3-Grip soy beans.
5-Grip pea vines.
1-Bale mixed (legume & grasses).
2-Bale cow peas.
3-Bale soy beans.
5-Bale peanut vines.
7-Oats and vetch mixture.
1-Bu. copper skin Puerto Ricans.
2-Bushel Coker's improved.
3-Bushel of other varieties.
1-Five stalks 116.
2-Five stalks 762.
3-Five stalks of other varieties.
4-Display of syrup in glass.
5-Display of syrup in cans.
PECANS (By Variety)
Must consist of two quarts of each
variety. Prizes awarded for each
To compete for prize, display must
consist of no less than one ham,
one shoulder and one side.
FRESH VEGETABLES (FRUITS)
The display not to occupy more
than 5x8 feet of space.
1-First, second and third prizes
2-This may include industry-wide
group display of products and
equipment (no prizes awarded).
1-Three quarts milk, two pounds
butter, one pound cottage cheese
This may be group display of all
manufactured products, but in
this case no prize awarded).
Poultry and Products
To be judged for standard or show
points and will include each stan-
dard variety of poultry.
1-Four birds under 1 year old (3
females and 1 male).
2-Four birds over 1 year old (3
females and 1 male).
3-Capons (2 birds to pen).
To be judged on production char-
acteristics and will include only the
recognized production breeds, such
as White Leghorns, Rhode Island
Reds, New Hampshires, etc.
1-Four birds under 1 year old (4
2-Four birds over 1 year old (4
TURKEYS (All Recognized Breeds)
1-One pair under 1 year old (1 tom
2-One pair over 1 year old (1 tom
3-Exhibits of ducks, geese, rabbits
and pigeons welcome, and rib-
bons will be awarded if exhibits
worthy, based on competition
and show provided.
1-Best dozen large size (white) 24
ounces to. dozen.
2-Best dozen medium size (white)
201/2 ounces to dozen.
3-Best dozen large size (brown)
24 ounces to dozen.
4-Best dozen medium size (brown)
201/, ounces to dozen.
Ribbons will be offered for each of
the following breeds: Brahaman,
Herford, short horn, Aberdeen An-
gus and grade.
1-Bulls, 2 years old and over.
2-Bulls, 1 year old and under 2.
3-Bull calves, 6 months old and
under one year.
4-Cows, 2 years old and over.
5-Heifers, 1 year old and under 2.
6-Heifer calves, 6 months old and
under 1 year.
(All Breeds and Crosses)
1-Cows, 3 years old and over.
2-Heifers over 15 months old.
3-Junior heifers, 6-15 months old.
4-Senior bulls, 1 year old and over.
5-Junior bulls, under 1 year old.
SWINE (Each Breed)
1-Aged animals farrowed prior to
September 1, 1947.
2-Senior yearling farrowed be-
tween September 1, 1947 and
March 1, 1948.
3-Junior yearling farrowed be-
tween March 1 and Sept. 1, 1948.
4-Senior pigs farrowed between
Sept. 1, 1948 and March 1, 1949.
5-Junior pigs farrowed after March
MALES (Each Breed)
1.-Aged boar. 2-Senior yearling.
3-Junior yearling. 4-Senior pig.
FEMALES (Each Breed)
1.-Aged sow. 2-Senior yearling.
3-Junior yearling. 4-Senior pig.
4-Mare and stallion foal
5-Mare and filly foal.
6-Mare and mule foal.
7-Mule over 2 yrs. old.
Published Weekly By
port m. Joe, Flrida
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Counter To Wise
Vol. IV Friday, October 7, 1949 No. 9
.(tjm tis M-
DEAR SHOPPERS-Our "Touchdown Values" really hit the
mark last week! We know you'll be glad to hear more about
these Special October offerings. You'll save 20% at Boyle$
on this one -
DAN RIVER GINGHAM
A REAL $1.00 VALUE FOR
Beautiful Woven Plaids and Checks in the new Fall colors
The mails bring us something new and exciting every dayl .
"Ship 'N Shore" Blouses are more appealing than ever Marcy
Lee Frostpoint Frocks 12's to 20's are both attractive and practi-
cal (only $10.95) Charm of Miami Coats are coming in slow
but sure (they've hit the mark) new Natural Bridge Shoes In
dressy pumps and casual type are plain wrap-ups.
100 PERCENT VIRGIN WOOL
JANE IRWILL SWEATERS
White and Colors, Coat and Slip-over styles, sizes 34 to 40.
THIS VALUE AMAZES EVERYONE!
'Teen-age school girls and boys can make some easy spending
money by writing in 25 words or less on "Why I Like To Shop At
Boyles." We'll pay you $1.00 for each entry sent or brought in
between today and 8:00 p. m. Saturday, October 8, and we reserve
the right to publish same. Send your entry to: "The Tattler," Box
XX, Port St. Joe, Fla. This offer for 'teen-agers only (13 through
19) One entry for each boy or girl. Why not .make an easy dollar
today? Let's have another Touchdown Value 4
$1.00 VALUE WHITE MERCERIZED
2 for $1.00
Men's or women's sizes. Small, medium, large. A direct
mill connection makes this value possible. Not a better
value to be had anywhere!
Be sure to vote for your favorite boy or girl in the Big Prize
Contest which closes October 15 there'll be TEN PRIZES
awarded to the ten highest (value more than $200). We are hav-
ing a lot of fun and the votes are piling up fast!
Yours With a Dollar for Every 'Teen-Age Boy
and Girl Writing In 25 Words or Less "Why I
Like To Shop At Boyles."
R. GLENN BOYLES.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. J019, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY OCTOBER 7 1 9
Port St. Joe, Florida~
~LGE ~0UR THE STMR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1949
Sales Tax Bill
Effective Nov. 1
Budget Commission Allows
Agencies Only Part
Governor Warren signed Florida's
$40,000,000-a-year new tax program
Into law last Friday, but the bud-
get commission immediately de-
clared it was 10% short of enough
and, after an hour and a half closed
session, announced that all agen-
cies and institutions would be al-
lowed only 90% of their appropria-
tions for the rest of this year.
Except for schools and welfare,
none of the agencies will be al-
lowed to pick up the money they
missed by a 25% budget cut for the
three-month period ending Septem-
The school fund slack between
the 75% withheld July 1 and the
90% allowed for the whole year will
caught up as soon after January 15
Comptroller C. M. Gay said his
best estimates indicated the net
proceeds from the new tax program
would leave the state $24,000,000
6hort of meeting the $240,000,000
general fund appropriated for the
biennium. He said if the cabinet
hadn't withheld 25% from every ap-
propriation in July, the state now
would have had about $6,000,000 in
bills it couldn't pay.
Warren approved the 3% sales
tax, the increased cigaret tax, the
measure giving counties the seventh
cent of the gasoline tax, the bill ex-
empting soap and low-priced 'cas-
kets from the sales tax and the
$600,000 appropriation for the mo-
tor. vehicle commission.
The sales tax is estimated to be
'worth about $36,000,000 a year to
the state. The extra cent of the cig-
aret tax-which raises the state
levy to five cents-is expected to
bring in around $3,000,000. Cities
will be allowed to keep all the cig-
aret taxes collected within their
borders. A large portion of the cig-
aret taxes collected outside city
limits will go for tuberculosis hos-
All the new tax bills become ef-
fective November 1.
THANKS FOR THE BREAM
Ye Ed doesn't get to go fishing
much lately (about twice in the past
six months), and when we do go,
the fish were biting good yesterday
or are -expected to be biting good
tomorrow. So we utter our heart-
felt thanks to J. A. Garrett, who
brought us in some of the finest
bream we've seen in a coon's age.
Mr. G and his wife caught 'em down
in Jo Serra's neck o' the woodst-
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
Whatl GOES INTO A
T HE ingredients your doctor
I orders, of course; but also
there goes the scientific know.
edge sad skill of experience -of
*tr expert pharmacists. That's
why you may bring prescriptions
wos with confidence.
liave 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
WILL PARTICIPATE IN
Pvt. Henry T. Patterson, son of
Mrs. Minnie Lee Patterson of this
city, is at present in San Diego,
Calif., preparing to embark for Ha-
waii to participate in the joint
army, navy and marine maneuver,
"Exercise Miki," which will involve
some 16,000 F,ort Lewis soldiers
who will land on the island of Oahu
late this month.
Object of the operation, largest
peacetime maneuvers in some ten-
odd years, is the so-called "recap-
ture" of Oahu from more than 12,-
000 aggressor soldiers, sailors and
marines who will be presumed to
have captured the island previously.
Upon completion of the opera-
tions, Pvt. Patterson will have a
week to see the points of interest
in Hawaii before returning to Fort
Lewis with the rest of the Ninth In-
fantry Regiment, 2nd Division.
SHARKS CHALK UP WIN
(Continued from page 1)
and last Shark counter.
The Sharks have been putting in
a strenuous week in preparation
for their tilt at Chipley tonight.
Practice has been devoted mainly
to a pass defense, designed to stop
the effective aerial work of the
Washington county eleven.
Coach Marion Craig stated yes-
terday that his squad is in fair
shape for the game tonight, even
though two starters, Frank Young,
fullback, and Raymond Lawrence,
halfback, were injured in the game
last week. However, he believes
they will play tonight.
Next Friday the Sharks will jour-
ney to Niceville in their fourth
I'VE M OVED!,
The Howell Bicycle Shop
has moved from First St.,
next Stephens Grocery, to
my home on 8th Street.
W. H. Howell
209 Eighth St. Phone 171-J
40-4 0 0 ;;:;4S S
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: WE NOW HAVE DRAFT BEER
I ON TAP
) ST. JOE BAR
PHONE 114 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
Electrical Contracting and Repairing
Estimates Cheerfully Given
ST. JOE ELECTRIC SHOP
PHONE 377 COSTIN BUILDING
PO LIO P LIC yPys Up To $5so f
POLIO OL I IEach Afflicted Person
CANCER AND POLIO POLICY
Pays up to $5000 for Polio and up to $1000 for
Cancer. Also covers eight more dread ds-
eases common to children.
Phone 101 208 Sixth Street
o "and RESTYLING
SNow 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 Phor
e 2562 4
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1949
THE STmR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDY OCOE ,14 H TR OTS.JOGL ONY LRD AEF
, Takes Off Its Hat o
W hitt OFWAYNESBORO,
Whit -BlountL GEORGIA
O ALL OUR OTHER GOOD
AKEN A SIMILAR STAND
SAn Editorial From The Atlanta Journal, 1
Thursday, Sept. 29, 1949
Suit Against A&P
BOLD three-column advertisement in
rrent issue of the Waynesboro True
hn catches the reader's eye. We quote
notion that advertisement by C. Whit
tt states the economic and govern-
1 aspects of the case against A&P
clarity and forcefulness that most
,(editorial comment has lacked.
t strikes us as a fine example of sports-
ip in business.
tntally, it is about as effective an ad-
ment as could have been written for
3 you sort of wish you were in Waynes-
.o trade with him, doesn't it?
An Adve)rtisefle.'t FI-o n The
W a(yaesboro True Citizen
A Word For Our Competitor
The Great Atlantic&Pacitic eaCo.
There has been a move by the anti-trust
department of the federal Government to de-
stroy our leading competitor, the A&P Food
It may seem odd, but we are opposed to
The AP' Co., is definitely our strongest
competitor they keep us hopping. But, we
ere still in business And Expanding. We do
it by se ling quality merchandise, buying at a
dose margin and selling at CLOSER margin.
The so called ",trust-busters" charge that
the A&P Co. control some of the production
and processing ends of the food business. As
a result, they hold the cost price down on
WELL, WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS-? u
If A&P holds the costs down, it makes our
suppliers hold their costs down to the same
cop eve. They can sell cheaper,
AND SO CAN WE.
We intend to continue to try to sell better
merchandise than A&P; We als will continue
to have competitive prices.
BUT, We don't believe the government, or
any individual should try to break up a f rm
that is doing a good, clean, efficient job of
serving the people of this country.
C. Whit Blount
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PACIFIC TEA COMPANY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1949
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
JTHE GREAT. ATLANTIC.*&
PAGE SIX THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, GULP COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1949
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, 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
-..- TELEPHONE 51 ji-
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
SHUCKS, THAT'S EASY
The government owes, and sooner or later
must pay to World War II veterans, about two
billion dollars in surplus dividends on their war
insurance. A New York Times headline on a
story about this matter says:
"White House To Decide Whether Money Will
Go Out This Fall To Aid Business or Next Year
To Influence Votes."
There, mates, is a real problem. If the White
House needs help with it, Congressman Rankin
doubtless can come up with a quick and simple
solution: Pay out four billion dollars-half this
fall and half next year.-Pittsburgh Press.
If Gulf county motorists would be as slow with
'their driving as they were about getting their
drivers' licenses, the speeding problem here-
abouts would be solved.
IT'S NOT THE COST, IT'S THE CONTINUITY
In advertising, as every good advertising man
will tell you, the element of continuity is the big
thing. The editor of The Star has found it quite
difficult to convince business men in Port St. Joe
that they should advertise regularly-in fact, we
have given up on the matter, and just let them
bring in their ads when they want to.
We find that the first thing they think about
is the cost, but they overlook the fact that it is
more costly to miss advertising consistently. An
ad now and then, when the fancy strikes, is poor
business. Hammering away every week, whether
it be shoe repairing, clothing, groceries, or what
have you, is what keeps it in the public mind,
and when the time comes for the purchase of a
product or service, the name that has been ap-
pearing before readers of The Star so regularly
is the one that will always register.
Therein lies the secret of the continuous ad-
vertiser. Ask Glenn Boyles-he hasn't missed a
week since he opened his store without having
an advertisement in The Star. Ask Austin Hug-
gins, shoe repairman par excellence, one of the
small businesses in our city. It's no great mys-
tery. As we have been preaching in Port St. Joe
for better than twelve years: "Advertising doesn't
An ad of the Gates City Mattress Company in
Monday's Jax Times-Union caught our eye. It
read: "Easy Terms. Pas As You Sleep At Qate
City." They might have something there. Prob-
ably all of us would like to "pass" in our sleep
when it comes our time to pass on to the happy
The St. Joe Sharks are off to a good start in
the football season, so get out and support them
-and if they should drop a game or two, don't
start panning them-get behind them all the
more firmly and
enthuse them on to victory.
Home From Northern Trip
Mr. and Mrs. George Suber re-
turned last week from a trip to
Washington, D. C., and other points
of interest in the North.
Home Over Week-end
I Tommy Simpson and James Chat-
1 ham, who are attending Florida-..
State University, Tallahassee, spent
.the week-end here with their folks.
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
That man Fusmier Forbes Nel
:son up at Cooper's Barber Shol
.seems to be sort of a queer duckl
-when it comes to babies-his own
that is. Last week he sidled
up to us and said, in a low and con
aspirational tone of voice, "That bo3
has arrived." We remarked
"So we hear." .He didn't slain
us on the back, shake our hand noi
-pass out a cigar. Maybe it isn't his
first one-we forgot to inquire. Ii
is said, by those who have had the
experience, that the novelty sort ol
-wears off after the first five.
We haven't got to work much o01
our residence on the Dead Lakes in
the past two weeks, due to a rust
of business, first-of-the-month bill
.making-out, and our wife desiring
to spend a few days in Georgia. bul
,we hope to get around to it shortly
.. Last time we were working
there, our wife got somewhat irri-
tated with us and chucked a ham-
mer at us. Luckily (or perhaps we
should say unluckily) it missed us
hit the brand new lavatory in the
bathroom and knocked off a chit
of enamel about four inches long
. Probably would have 'been a
lot cheaper if she'd hit us, for aftei
all, we can grow new skin, but old
Mother Nature can't replace baked-
on enamel, on the lavatory.
And speaking of our wife (if we
didn't have her to write about, this
column would be rather short), she
bought the last ticket to be sold on
a choice cake raffled off recently
by the junior class, and her name
was the lucky one drawn. We
buy chances on everything that
comes along, but never, as far back
as we can remember, have we ever
won a thing. Just have to be
born lucky, we guess.
Mayor Joe Sharit, at a recent ses-
sion of the city commission, threw
ia a new word, much to the con-
fusion of the remainder of the com-
mission and Clerk Ben Dickens. It
was "agenda." "How do you
like that word," said hizzoner. "I
picked that up from reading the
United Nations news."
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
City Purchases New F.ire Truck
At a special called meeting of the
city commission Tuesday, held at
the request of the volunteer fire de-
partment, the city board authorized
the purchase of a new Ford fire
truck from the American La France
Company at a cost of $3275. De-
livery is, expected within 60 days.
Special Taxes Now Effective
The new city ordinance levying
taxes on cigarets, gasoline and the-
ater tickets goes into effect today.
Tax is one cent per pack on cig-
arets, one-half cent per gallon on
gasoline and two cents on 25-cent
tickets and one cent on 15-cent the-
ater admissions. It is estimated the
levies will bring in between $7000
and $8000 to the city's coffers.
A. C. Whitehead Dies
A. C. Whitehead, 67, a resident of
Port St. Joe for the past seven
years, was found dead in his bed
Wednesday morning at his home.
Services were held Thursday morn-
ing in the Roberts cemetery near
Wewahitchka, with the Rev. H. F.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Pridgeon Jr.,
.are announcing the arrival of a 71/%-
pound son on Friday, September 29,
at a Panama City hospital. The
young man has been- named An-
Sharks Win First Game
The St. Joe Sharks took the open-
ing game of the season last 'Friday
when they defeated a weak and in-
experienced Altha team 49 to 0.
Miss Emily Boyette of Tampa,
who is attending the Port St. Joe
high school this year, and Russell
LeGrone were married Thursday of
last week in Apalachicola. Present
were Mr. and Mrs. Alex LeGrone
and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harris.
Paul Johnson Improved
Paul Johnson, who was taken to
a Pensacola hospital last week, is
greatly improved, according to his
sister, Mrs. Harry McKnight, who
ssoolu u 111 su rise wetss.-eiu.A
W --&.SM5 Z AL VA 'WOS
Drive In today y
Get your Free Safety Check, Gtt you ., S.tr ::!-,
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
Port St. Joe, Fla.
S CONTEST CLOSES OCT. 31
* Here's the truck-tractor over-the-highway
haulers have been waiting for. The Interna-
tional KB-8-1! It's a cost-cutter and aiwhedule-
maker. Has extra power. Carries more net pay-
load without exceeding its gross weight rating
than trucks with the same power but more
chassis weight. Get details sure- to make
more money from over-the-high*ay transport.
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
SE D N OU E TR
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7,1~949
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Age Limit Lowered
For Explorer Scouts
Boys Fourteen Years of Age and
Over Now Eligible for Member-
ship In New Program
High school boys, 14 years of age
and over, are eligible for member-
ship in the new "Explorer Pro-
gram" of the Boy Scouts, according
to J. T. Simpson, local scoutmaster.
The 1949 "Liberty Roundup" of
all Boy Scouts is now taking place,
and one of its features will be the
installation of these new "Ex-
plorer" units for senior boys.
If he wants seamanship and wa-
ter safety activities, he will join an
explorer ship (formerly known as a
Sea Scout ship). If he is an avia-
tion enthusiast, he may become an
Air Explorer and join an explorer
-squadron (formerly an, Air Scout
Boys interested in advanced camp-
ing, wilderness hiking, long dis-
tance boating trips, and other simi-
lar activities, will find them in an
"With the lowering of the en-
trance age to 14 years, it is ex-
pected that the explorer program of
the Boy Scouts of American will be
quite popular with high school stu-
dents," said Simpson. "A warm wel-
come awaits them in' the Explorer
Units of the Gulf Coast Council."
Lands Job With T. C. I. & R. R.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Coody are now
located at Birmingham, Ala., where
Bill has accepted a position (?) as
student observer in the metallur-
gical testing department of the
Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad
Dairy cows supply nearly one-
fourth of all the food consumed by
Early N. V. Industries
New 'York's earliest industries
were lumber and grist mills.
WHITE CITY NEWS
By. MRS. GEORGE HARPER
Demonstration Council Meets
The Gulf County Council of Home
Demonstration Clubs met Monday
at the home of Mrs. J. T. Land in
Wewahitchka. Representatives of
the three county clubs were pres-
ent, with the Jolly Circle Club of
Wewahitchka acting as hostess.
The morning session was devoted
to council business, with Mrs. Land,
president, presiding. She gave a re-
port on the state council meeting
held recently in Gainesville, and
Mrs. Wilma Revell, home demon-
stration agent, discussed in detail
plans for the county fair. Mrs. Sam-
mie Patrick was honoree at a stork
shower at this time and received
many lovely and useful gifts.
Luncheon was served outdoors,
after which those interested en-
joyed fishing in the adjoining lake,
Patrolman and Mrs. George Jor-
dan are residing in the home of
Mrs. Ella Stebel, Mrs. Stebel and
son Bobby having moved to West
Mrs. J. W. Willis, Mrs. G. S. Crox-
ton and Mrs. J. C. Price attended
the home demonstration council
meeting Monday in Wewahitchka.
The Willis Swamp area seems to
be producing fine catches of, fish
these days, and Mrs. S. C. Pridgeon
and several relatives of Wewa-
hitchka are among those camping
there this week.
Flushing out the weed sprayer
tanks with a solution of soda ash,
or using baking soda and water to
prevent rusting, and draining
sprayer pumps to prevent freezing
and breaking are "musts."
If pigs are housed in cold, drafty
sheds, as much as 20 per cent of the
-feed they consume will go toward
generating body heat instead of to.
ward weight gains
Big Variety of
Shows and Rides
For County Fair
Latest Riding Devices Will
Provide Thrills or All
Members of Family
Visitors to the Gulf County Fair
to be held in Port St. Joe from Oc-
tober 17 to 22, will find the midway
attractions to be among the finest
every presented in Northwest Flor-
ida, as the Gayway will be fur-
nished by the L. B. Lamb Shows,
one of the most beautiful midway
touring America today, and when
the gates open it will be a signal
for everyone to come and enjoy
As fairgoers stroll down that
"Mighty Midway of Mirth" they will
:-e riding devices that will thrill
every member of the family. Chief
;imong the new and novel rides to
be presented will 'be the thrilling
"Flying Scooter," a ride that gives
all the thrills of piloting your own.
plane-and all in perfect safety.
Those who are looking for daring I
thrills will really love the Scooter.
Then there is the "Octopus,"
which can thruthfully be called the
Whirling Dervish of all riding de-
vices. Then for the tiny tots there
are tiny planes propelled by their
own motors, and small Jeeps (bet:
Hilton Lewis will le riding on 'em) I
where the little miss or master can
take their first driving lesson in
And as fairgoers continue down
the midway there is the "Big Night
In Dixie," all-colored minstrel and
night club review, where top col-
ored entertainers present music,
dancing and laughter.
At the big circus sideshow some
of the strangest people in the world
present entertainment that is novel
in the truest sense of the word, and
featured at every performance is
Sandra Lee, the .-,ib,...b,,..j..'"I won-
der. Lovers of wild litf and animals
will see many strange specimens
at the gigantic Hayes wild life ex- October 17 through October 22.
hibit, and at every performance,
both afternoon and evening, there
will be an entertaining free act.
People of Gulf county will really
have something to talk about after
they visit their First Annual Gulf
County Fair at Port St. Joe from
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when sewing and in ironing.
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1949
Visit In Capitol City
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Chatham spent
Saturday visiting in Tallahassee.
Ten per cent of forest land in
Florida is under public ownership.
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., Bbx 1158,
Panama City, Fla." 9-30 10-7
FOR RENT-Nice 5-room house, all
conveniences. No children. See A.
H. Matthews, Highland View. 7*
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
'BELTS AND BUCKLES-For your
tailormade belts and buckles see
Mrs. 0. M. Taylor, 506 Sixth Street,
Port St. Joe. & 10-14*
WHILE YOU WAIT!
35c Each 2 for 50c
Brooks Hardware and
Sporting Goods Co.
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M., 2nd-and 4th Mondays. All visit-
'ng companions welcome. Fennon
Talley High Priest; H. R. Maige,
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1.-0.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed.
n.sdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic hall.
All members urged to attend; visit-
Ping brethren invited. Theo Bishop,
?N. G.; F. L. Hill, Secretary.
'MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22; 1. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Visitors invited. Eliza Lawson,
N. G.; Mrs. Mary Weeks, Secretary.
',MASONIC TEMPLE F & M_
-"ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
Meetings 2nd and 4th FrI-
days each month, 8:00 p. nI.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. W. L.
Jordan, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
CALL FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Board
, of County Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida, at the office of the Clerk of the Cir-
. cuit Court, Wewahitchka, Florida, until 9:00
a. m. Tuesday, the 11th day of October,
1949, to furnish gasoline, oil, fuel oil and
*greases for the county from October 15,
1949, to October 14, 1950. The board re-
.serves the right to reject any and all bids.
GEORGE Y. CORE,
Clerk Circuit Court,
G-ulf County, Florida.
-NOTICE OF FILING PETITION FOR FINAL
DISCHARGE OF ADMINISTRATOR
IN THE COUNTY' JUDGE'S COURT, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA IN PROBATE.
In Re: The Estate of ADAM MALDON,
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
zAdam Maldon, deceased.
This 29th day of September, 1949.
BASIL E. KENNEY, Jr.,
CECIL G. COSTIN, Jr, 9-30
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
This order to be published once each week
Ior 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. COSTIN. Jr., 9-10
Solicitor for Plaintiff. 10-5
Statement of the ownership and management
of The Star, published weekly at Port St.
Joe, Florida, for October 7, 1949: Before
me a notary public in and for the State of
Florida, personally appeared W. S. Smith,
publisher of The Star, who, having been duly
sworn, states that the following is a true
statement of the ownership and management
of the aforesaid publication: That the name
and address of the publisher, editor, manag-
ing editor, business n ',,n i "nd owner is
W S. Smith, Port St. i.... n.... That the
known bondholders An,-v.r ,-'o 'md other se-
curity holders are: **,,. I ,i the average
number of copies of each issue of this pub-
lication sold or distributed through the mails
or otherwise, to paid subscribers during the
12 months preceding the date shown above
is 840. W. S. Smith.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th
day of October, 1949.. Myrtice 0 Smith,
Notary public, State of Florida at large. My
(Seal) commission expires Marchi 8, 1950.
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SENSATIONAL VALUES THROUGHOUT OUR STORE DURING
DANLEY'S OCTOBER SALE!
Below Are Just A Few of the Many Bargains that we are offering. .
Sale Starts Friday, October 7
Base ._ ,- ,
Matching Box Springs
$1.00 DOWN DELIVERS
Lane Cedar Chest
Automatic Tray. $4995
Chrome Trim Smart
5 BURNER OIL STOVE
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4 Cannisters and
Chest '0 Drawers
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA