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PORT ST. JOE
Community With a
"Port St. Joe The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
Is Devoted To the Con-
tinued Development of
Port St. Joe and Gulf
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1950
Gulf County Budget Approved
By Commissioners Will Require
17.2 Mills; Schools 9.5 Mills
Mail Service Disrupted St Joe Eliminates Parna a City
As Train Jumps TrackSt. Joe Eliminates Panama City
Mail and expies service for Port To Go Into Five-Game Series With
St. Joe and Apalachicola was sadly a
disrupted this week when the good Apalachicola for League Pennant
old "Doodlebug" jumped the track
Draft Act Must Be
Observed, Says FBI
Violation Is Serious Matter
Which Carries Stringent
The federal bureau of investiga-
tion urges all eligible men to com-
ply fully with provisions of the se-
lective service act of 1948.
In pointing out provisions of the
act and affirmative steps eligible
men may tak e to avoid delin-
quency, the FBI says that a viola-
tion of the selective service act is
a serious matter, since the act is
designed to provide for the common
defense by increasing the personnel
of the armed forces and provide for
their training. A wilful violator may
be subjected to stringent penalties,
including imprisonment up to five
years, or a fine as high as $10,000,
Recently J. Edgar Hoover, direc-
tor of the FBI, suggested, for the
benefit of those not familiar with
the requirements, observance of the
Fill out and return y utr question-
naire promptly. .' :
Keep youd local board advised of
your correct mailing address.
Report for examination and in-
duction when so ordered.
Report' changes in your family
status or occupation which may
have a bearing on your classifica-
Always carry your registration
certificate and classification notice
on your person.
If you have made an honest mis-
take, talk it over with your local
All male persons residing in the
United States or its possessions be-
tween the ages of 18 and 26 are re-
quired to register. Persons becom-
ing 18 must register within five
days after their 18th birthday.
Where investigation, reveals vio-
lations of the selective service act,
the facts will be presented to the
proper United States attorney for
a decision on prosecutive action.
All registrants are cautioned
against making false or fictitious
registration. The possession of a
fraudulently obtained, forged or al-
tered classification notice or regis-
tration certificate is also a viola-
tion of the act.
District Superintendent Will
Preach At Methodist Church
Rev. Wilbur L. Walton, superin-
tendent of the Marianna district,
will preach at the Methodist Church
next Sunday evening at 8 o'clock,
according to an announcement 'by
Rev. Loyd Tubb, pastor.
"Rev. Walton was appointed to
the Marianna district at the June
conference," said Rev. Tubb, "and
this will be his first service at the
Port St. Joe church. The people of
our church are eagerly looking for-
ward to his visit with us, and we
extend a cordial invitation to all to
join with us in the service Sunday
The first quarterly conference is
to be held following the service.
at Sumatra. No one was injured,
Other Matters Disposed of
By Board At Special
A county government budget of
$171,685, requiring a levy of 17.2
mills, was officially adopted by the
board of county commissioners at
a special meeting held last Satur-
day morning in the court house at
Wewahitchka. The budget is $33,-
150 more than the '49-50 budget and
the levy is 2.7 mills more than the
14.5 village this year.
The assessment by funds is as
General Revenue ...................------. 4.8
Fine and Forfeiture ..----- 1.5
Road and Bridge ------ 3.5
Agriculture and Livestock --0.3
County Service Officer --- ---0.2
$200,000 Canal Bond ...---- 1.0
Court House and Jail Inter-
est and Sinking ------- 1.3
County Fire Protection --- 2.0
Health Unit 1.0
Court House and Jail Building 1.6
Total millage 17.2
The board members also went
through the formality of accepting
the school board's budget of $416,-
035.59 for operation of the schools
for the ensuing term, together with
the 'millage, which is divided as
County Current School Fund 3.5
,County B&B Reserve Fund.... 2.0
Special Tax School District
District 2 Bond Interest and
Sinking Fund (old)--------- 1.0
Total millage 9.5
Among other matters taken up
by the board was the passage of a
resolution requesting the railroad
commission to deny the application
of the Apalachicola Northern Rail-
road Company for discontinuance
of the "Doodlebug," the resolution
stating, in part, that "the continued
operation of said train is essential
to the economic interest and con-
venience of the citizens of Gulf
A group insurance plan was ap-
proved by the board for county em-
ployes and county officials, with
the county paying a pro rata part
(Continued on page 10)
Not Guilty Verdicts Handed
Down In Two Court Cases
Two verdicts of not guilty-one
directed by the court-were handed
down Monday in trial sessions of
the fall term of circuit court held
The jury returned a verdict of
not guilty in the case of L. T. Mon-
ford and Vernon Bowen, charged
with the armed robbery of Les Gay
of this city.
In the case of John D. Simpson,
charged with grand larceny, Judge
E. Clay Lewis Jr., directed a ver-
dict of not guilty. Leroy Hicks, also
charged in connection with this
case, was still at large after failing
to appear for arraigmnet.
Emmanuel Alday was to go on
trial yesterday on a charge of first
degree murder in the death, last
May of Deputy Sheriff Mose Hill.
IS AGAIN POSTPONED
Word was received by The Star
Thursday of last week too late for
publication, that the hearing to be
held August 31 in Apalachicola on
discontinuance of the "Doodlebug"
by the A. N. Railroad had been
but it is understood the train suf-
fered cuts, bruises and minor lacer-
ations which is taking some time
We were informed yesterday as
we went to press that the "Doodle-
bug" was to resume service again
Next Friday for
New High School Building Is
Ready for Occupancy; Old
School pupils of Port St. Joe will
register for the 1950-51 school term
next Friday morning at 9 o'clock,
with school buses making the regu-
lar runs to pick up the children.
Actual classroom work will begin
Tuesday, September 5, since Labor
Day falls on September 4.
The new high school plant near
the Centennial Auditorium will be
ready for occupancy on the open-
ing day, and the older elementary
school buildings have been painted
inside, the floors sanded and gen-
eral repairs made, and they look as
slick as the pomaded hair of what
we once called "sheiks."
The teachers have been "going to
school" this week in a pre-school
planning conference, with represen-
tatives from the state department
of education present to discuss var-
ious phases of school work.
Faculties for the two school es-
tablishments were approved some
time back by the school board, as
High School-B. B. Scisson, prin-
cipal; J. J. Veasey, assistant prin-
cipal; Catherine Nix and Lillian
Campbell, social studies; Beatrice
Griffin, science; Mrs. Edith Stone
and Mrs. Lottie Gamble, English;
Laura Brake, Spanish and mathe-
matics; Mrs. Eula Pridgeon, home
economics; Mary Harvard, library;
Laura Brake, Spanish and mathe-
matics; Dorothy McDonald, junior
high math; Lillian Kennington,
commercial; Marion Craig, coach,
and Charles Conter, band director.
Elementary School Hubert E.
Richard, principal; Avaryee Mar-
tin, Minnie Howell, Sue Stewart,
first grade; Rosemary White, Fan-
nie Brown, Juanita Gunn, second
grade; Marie Taylor, Helen Rollins,
Willie Mae Davis, third grade;
Betty Sue McPhaul, Helen Alexan-
der, fourth grade; Howard Wells
and Margaret Smith, sixth grade.
Shark Grid Schedule
Is Set By Coach Craig
Coach Marion Craig this week re-
leased the football schedule for the
St. Joe Sharks, which gives the lo-
cals five games at home and four
away from home. The schedule:
Sept. 22-Quincy, there.
Sept. 29-Apalachicola, here.
Oct. 6-Carrabelle, here.
Oct. 20-Bay High "B," here.
Oct. 27-DeFuniak Springs, there.
Nov. 3-Frink, there.
Nov. 10-Graceville, there,
Nov. 17-Bonifay, here.
Nov. 24-Altha, here.
Agent for Gulf County
Miss Emma Stevenson Succeeds
Mrs. Revell, Who Resigned
Due To III Health
Miss Anna Mae Sikes of Talla-
hassee, district home demonstra-
tion agent for this area, announces
the appointment of Emma Steven-
son as home demonstration agent
for Gulf county, succeeding Mrs.
Wilma Revell, who resigned be-
cause of ill health after serving as
county demonstration agent for the
past five years.
Miss Stevenson, who began her
duties Wednesday of last week, has
been interested in home demonstra-
tion work for many years. She was
a member of the 4-H Club for seven
years, serving in the capacity of lo-
cal leader during her last year in
high school, and was a member of
the college 4-H Club for four years
while attending Florida State Col-
lege for Women, from which she
graduated in 1945 with the degree
of bachelor of science in home eco-
She has served one year under an
interne program set up in the state
home demonstration office during
which time she worked with vari-
ous agents throughout the state.
Following this, she was appointed
assistant hone demonstration agent
for Pinellas county and was later
transferred to Polk county to serve
in the same capacity.
Last year Miss Stevenson re-
signed to attend the University of
Tennessee to do graduate work.
With half of this work completed,
she accepted a home economics
teaching position in Plant City. At
the close of the regular school year
she was appointed to teach home
economics in the summer recrea-
tion program, and comes to Gulf
county from that position.
Prior to the appointment of Miss
Stevenson, the job of Gulf county
demonstration agent had been filled
temporarily by Miss Elizabeth Hud-
son, who is now teaching in Ap-
Rich's Curb Market Soon
To Have New Quarters
Work was started this week by
E. J. Rich, owner of Rich's Curb
Market, on a new building to be lo-
cated on the corner of Williams
Avenue and Third Street, directly
back of his present business estab-
The new store building, to be 85
by 60 feet, will be constructed of
concrete blocks on a 90 by 150-foot
lot, which will give parking space
on three sides and the street side.
Approximate cost of the struc-
ture, which is being built under the
supervision of C. Neidig, will be
SERVICE OFFICER HAS MUMPS,
NOT TO BE HERE TOMORROW
Bill Linton, county service offi-
cer, phoned us yesterday to state
that he will not be at his usual
stand in the Legion home tomor-
row, and would we please put a no-
tice to that effect in The Star.
Upon inquiry, Bill divulged the
startling fact that he had acquired
a nifty case of mumps.
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Saints Take First Two Games
and Play Third Here
Defeating the Panama City Sea-
hawks 11-1 and 6-5 for the best two-
out-of-three games in the playoff/
of the Gulf Coast League to de-
termine which teams would go into
the final five-game series for the
championship, the St. Joe Saints
are now favored to emerge with
the coveted flag over the Apalachi-
cola Oystermen, who entered the
final set-to by downing the Blounts-
town Buccaneers in two straight
In the opening game, played here
Sunday, the proceedings w e r e
started off with a brief speech by
George Tapper, who announced that
it was "Leonard Belin Day," a day
on which "to pay honor 'to one of
Port St. Joe's most outstanding
athletes." Following George's intro-
duction, Tommy Mitchell, on be-
half of his team mates, presented
Leonard with a handsome wrist
watch as a token of their appreci-
Apalachicola took a one-run lead
in the third inning when Bennefield
crossed the plate after he had made
a single, went third on a long drive
to left field and an error, and came
home after the catch of Martin's
The Saints, not to be outdone,
made it 2-1 in the bottom of the
third when Cowart was walked,
Calhoun singled, Lambert was safe
on a sacrifice and Cowart was safe
at home when Martinez, the Cuban
pitcher, tossed the ball over his
cather's head. Calhoun chalked up
number two when he came in after
Price's fly to center was caught.
St. Joe made three more in the
sixth and one in the eighth, mean-
while holding the visitors score-
less, although they threatened in
Calhoun started on the mound
for St. Joe and was relieved by Jim
Schantel in the first of the seventh.
Martinez started for Apalachicola
and was yanked in the sixth after
three runs had crossed the plate,
being replaced by Cottie Hendels.
In the second game of the series,
played Wednesday night at Apa-
lachicola, the Saints shut out' the
Oystermen 1-0 in a bitterly-fought
contest. The single counter was
scored in the fourth inning when
Belin was walked, stole second af-
ter two outs, and came home on
a line single over second by Weis-
It was a close decision by Um-
(Continued on page 10)
Moose Junior League Trophy
Is To Be Presented Tonight
Prior to opening of the ball game
tonight, B. B. Conklin, governor of
the Port St. Joe Moose Lodge, will
award the Moose trophy for the
most valuable player in the Junior
Baseball League to Benny Hudson
of Oak Grove, who was voted that
distinction by his mates.
Others to be recognized, all of
whom were selected as the most
valuable player on their teams, will
be Hildreth Dunlap of Highland
View, Elzie Dobbs of Kenney's Mill
and Lamar Freeman of Port St.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1950
TT S SU T FOI
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor- PHONE 51
STEPHEN WHEALTON MRS. BAGGETT HOSTESS TO
OBSERVES BIRTHDAY iBAPTIST CIRCLE No. TWO
Stephen Whealton was honored i Baptist W. M. U. Circle Two met
on his seventh birthday with a Monday afternoon with Mrs. J. 0.
party at the parish house last Fri- Baggett in her home on 7th Street.
day, August 11. The meeting was opened by Mrs.
Assisting his mother, Mrs. Allen I T. E. Parker, chairman. reading the
Whealton, were four Girl Scouts, 75th Psalm, followed with prayer
Barbara Mitchell, Mary Agnes Cul- by Mrs. Baggett, and the reading of
pepper. Sonjia Anne Blount and a paper on "Simple As a Meeting
Frances Jones. Mrs. Henry Geddie In a Country Church" by Mrs. WV. S.
had charge of the games, and Mrs. Smith.
R. W. Smith supervised the serving Following a brief business ses-
of refreshments. Also present were sion, during which a towel and
Mrs. L. R. Nichols of Tampa. Miss bath cloth shower for the children's
Jan Wimberly and Mrs. John Beas- home was given and a general dis-
ley, who helped entertain the forty- cussion held on community mission
work, the meeting was closed with
prayer by Mrs. Parker.
During the social hour, the hos-
tess served refreshments to the five
BAPTIST W. M. U. CIRCLE 3
MEETS WITH MRS. ARNOLD
Circle Three of the Baptist W. M.
U. met Monday afternoon with Mrs.
H. T. Arnold in her home on Sth
Street. Mrs. E. R. DuBose gave an
interesting paper on "How Much of
a Christian Am I?", after which a
towel and bath cloth shower for the
children's home was observed. Re-
ports from all chairmen were re-
ceived and the meeting was closed
with prayer by Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon.
The hostess served ice cream,
cake and cold drinks to the eight
The September meeting of this
circle will be held with Mrs. D. W.
Smith at her home on Woodward
0. E. S. CHAPTERS TO JOIN
IN PICNIC WEDNESDAY
Members of Gulf Chapter 191, Or-
der of Eastern Star, and their fam-
ilies are invited to join the 0. E. S.
chapters of Panama City, Parker,
St. Andrews and Wewahitchka in
a picnic honoring the birthday of
Rober Morris. founder of the order.
The affair will be held at 6:30 p.
m. EST next Wednesday at Way-
side Park, Mexico Beach, at which
time a covered dish luncheon will
Any members in need of trans-
portation are asked to call Ruth
Ramsey, phone 182.
Visiting With Grandparents
James and Gail Weeks are visit-
ing in Blountstown this week with
their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
odd guests. Stephen was the re-
cipient of many delightful gifts.
Present were Linda Sue Roberts,
Janice Nell Gaskin, Louise Warner,
Diane Lay, Diane Hannon, Evelyn
Allen, Kay Creech, Elizabeth Anne
Brown, Coral Lee Armstrong, Mary
Dell Ramsey, Mary Lou Anderson,
Suzanne Siamon, Mickey Thomp-
son, Barbara Eells, Cherry Morton,
Christa Duren, Peggy Pyle, Jenni-
fer McKinnon, Beth Garraway, Gail
Gill, Anne Mosely, Madelon Gill,
Susan Gainous, Johnny Hunt, Lind-
sey Thursby, Jimmy Johnson, Clif-
ford Tharpe Clifford Wimberly,
Rodney Spaulding, Lloyd Beasley,
Tommy Grimsley, Norman Buchert,
Jimmy Wilder, Norman Hall, Mike
Morton, Bobby Munn, Cecil Lyons,
Larry Nichols, Mickey Hutchinson
and Ricky Hutchinson.
Not present, but sending gifts,
were Tom Watts and Tony Maige.
REBEKAH LODGE INITIATES
TWO MEMBERS INTO ORDER
In an impressive candlelight cere-
mony Wedneday evening, Mrs. Ad-
die Mae Goodson and Mrs. Minnie
Howell were initiated as members
of Melody Rebekah Lodge No. 22.
Following the ceremony, a social
hour was enjoyed and refreshments
Out-of-town visitors present were
Mesdames Anne C. Sermons, Cora-
lee Lowman, Ora Dean, Vera Mc-
Neil, Ruth Faille. Bernice Gross,
Austine Gray, Merle Turner, Joyce
Kirkland, Mamie Grantham and Ef-
fie White of Panama City, and Iva
Mae Lloyd of Lynn Haven.
Several members of the Presby-
terian Youth Fellowship Council
left Tuesday morning for Mount
Calvary camp grounds, near Pensa-
cola, where they are attending a
four-day Bible conference sponsored
by the young people of McLlwain
Those attending are Esther, Re-
becca, Mary and George Allen, Tim-
othy Elder, Frances Smith and Rev.
S. J. Allen.
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Harper of
this city are the proud parents of a
son, James Raymond, born Friday,
Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Ray of this
city announce the birth of a daugh-
ter, Lola Idell, on Saturday, Au-
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Scheffer Jr.,
of Kenney's Mill proudly announce
the birth of a son on Monday, Au-
gust 21. The young man has been
named James Albert.
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital.)
Spends Week-end in Georgia
Mrs. H. E. Rich spent last week-
end in Bainbridge, Ga., with Mrs.
Ben Rich, and also attended the fu-
neral of her nephew, Ben Rich.
25 Ibs. $1.49
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ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham Jr., Pastor
Van B. Davis in charge
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
9:30 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m..-Morning prayer andt
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.--Morning worship.
7:00 p. m.-Youth group meetings.
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
ning, 8 o'clock.
Choir rehearsal Wednesday eve-
BAYVIEW METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
Sunday school following worship
Rev. S. J. Allen, Pastor
10:15 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening service.
Everyone invited to all services.
KENNEY MILL BAPTIST
Rev. W. B. Holland, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
6:30 p. m.-B. T. U.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Tuesday, 7:30 p. m.-Prayer ser-
vice. Everyone invited to attend.
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.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
6:45 p. m.-B. T. U.
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship.
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.-Prayer
Dr. Charles Reicherter
RITZ THEATRE BlUILDING
Hours 8 to 5 Phone 5665
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
FEED GROWING MASH
100 Ibs. 25 Ilbs. 100 lbs.
$4.83 $1.39 $5.49
100 lbs. $3.95
DAIRY FEED----16% $4.23; 20% $4.57
LAYING MASH PELLETS-25 Ibs.---$1.49
STARTING MASH-25 lbs.-------$1.39
S PORT ST.
PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB
If you want to see something
beautiful and quite out of the ordi-
nary, do drive out to Mrs. George
Paton's and see her gloriosa lily
which is now in full bloom. It is
the only one in St. Joe, so far as
she knows, but it is so easy to grow
and gives so much color at the end
of the summer when there is little
in bloom, that it should be more
widely grown. The gloriosa roths-
childiana, which is the scientific
name of this lovely lily, is a native
The stems are weak, so the bulb
should be set by a shrub for it to
climb on. One bulb will practically
cover a small shrub with blooms by
the end of summer. Mrs. Patton has
hers growing on a duranta. They
are frequently planted by azaleas.
They should be set out from Janu-
ary to April and they will give
blooms from June to October. They
do best in a sunny or semi-shady
location. Though they will grow
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with practically no care, a liberal
feeding when growth is well under
way will be appreciated. Propaga-
tion is by tuber division or by off-
Mrs. Patton's lily is crimson-col-
ored, margined with yellow and
broadening to a yellow base. The
new hybrids can be obtained in a
variety of colors, from cream thru
all shades of pink, purple and red.
She says the blooms keep well when
cut, so are excellent for flower ar-
Question: When can I transplant
Answer: The bulbs may be trans-
planted at any time if a clump of
dirt large enough to preserve the
root system is moved with the bulb.
If bulbs are to be bared and stored,
fall is the best time for transplant-
Attend Funeral In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Rich and son
David, and Earl Rich attended the
funeral of Ben Rich, a cousin, held
Sunday afternoon in Bainbridge,
Ga. They also visited Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. Peters in Iron City, Ga.
I Port Theatre I
A Martin Theatre
.W Port St. Joe, Fla.
LAST CHAPTER OF
'Wild Bill Hickock'
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11 What To Do section, with white clothing giving
In Atomic Blast Seven steps for self-protection
ofrom an air burst of an atomic
Prefix Numbers On
'51 Auto Tags To Be
Same As This Year
Gulf Ccunty Will Retain "66" De
nip Pnnn latio Inces
bomb are listed by Lt. Molchan, as In Past Ten Years
'Gives Seven Steps for Self- follows:
Protection From Burst I '1. Disperse. If warning is given, Regardless of any county's rank
of Bomb get away from possible target area in the new census, its prefix nunm-
and areas that are built up. Re- ber on the green and yellow auto
The effects of blast, heat and member the flying debris, license tags for 1951 will be the
radiation from the air burst of an 2. Take cover, and stay under same as it was this year.
atomic bomb. and means of self- cover for about 90 seconds in base- There has been some speculation
protection from it are explained for ments or underground shelters, if that Gulf county's designation num-
the benefit of readers of The Star possible. Get close to the basement her, along with those of other coun-
by Lt. John Molchan, a special wea- walls and near good exits from ties having increases in population,
pons section instructor of the new basement after burst. Remember, would be shifted to show the actual
developments division at Tyndall's get the most mniterial between you population rank, but the state mo-
Air Tactical School. and the burst. tor vehicle commission says there's
Blast effect caused 65% of the 3. Help others. Thousands of live- nothing to it, and that the prefix
Hiroshima a n d Nagasaki caqual- can be s ave d by prompt aid. I number for Gulf county will still be
ties, says Lt. Molchan. The blast Within 90 seconds after burst, the good old "66."
has two parts; the first, the posi-'debris has stopped falling and there The commission says that in the
tive phase or "push out," lasts ap- is little radiation hazard. first place, the tag numbering sys-
proximately one second, as com- 4. Report to designated place. Or- tem never has been based on popu-
pared to a TNT explosion, which organization is necessary to reduce lation. When prefix numbers were
lasts about one-thousandth of a sec- the effects of the bomb. Report to affixed in 1937 the system was
ond. Pressure out from the burst is receive treatment if necessary; be based on the number of tag sales
usually not enough to kill. Flying evacuated if desirable, and work to in each county for the previous
debris causes almost all injuries, help the overall situation. year.
The negative phase, or "suck in," 5. Don't eat, chew, drink or smoke i In the second place, law enforce-
brings high winds up to 100 miles until items are checked and cleared. meant officers have become accus-
per hour, and blows toward center A small amount of radiation out- tomed to the current set of num-
of burst and up into cloud, side the body is harmless. Inside bers, and there probably would be
Twenty per cent of the casual- the body it may cause much trouble several months of confusion if the
ties in Japan were caused by heat -keep it outside.. prefixes were changed.
effects of the burst. "Flash" heat 6. Don't spread rumors. Things And in the third place, the tag
occurs at time of the burst, and will be tough all over. Keep your department's whole filing system
burns occur out to two miles. Per- experience to yourself and don't would have to be revised at con-
sons are easily protected by light enlarge on what you hear from siderable expense if the numbers
clothes or any shielding substance. others. were changed.
Secondary fires, which also cause 7. Scrub down and change your -----
deaths, are started by stoves, short clothes. Do this as soon as practic- Calendar's Step-child
-circuits and the like. Most of these able. Scrub hair, face, hands and February, the stepchild of the
fires can be prevented by cutting fingernails well. calendar, originally had 30 days.
off utilities. February did not become a misfit
Fifteen per cent of casualties in Nevada until Julius Caesar and. Emperor
the two bombs dropped in Japan Nevada has the sixth largest Augustus each stole one of Feb-
were caused by "flash" radiation area in the 48 states, but the small ruary's days to add to their/ name-
.- -A-... -- .. sakes, July and August.
which.could not be heard, seen or
Now thousands own
When over a quarter-million fam-
ilies are two-Ford families there must
be a reason! They've found that, while
dividing the family
saving Fords cost .
little more than
driving one higher H
WVhile sidewall ires '-
ind wheel trim rings
>plional at extra cost. .
they're that easy on the purse!
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ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
322 Monument Avenue
Phone37 Port St. Joe, Florida
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY AUGUST 25 1 0
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,st number of people.
PAG FURTH SAR PRTST.JO, UL CUNYFLRID FIDYAUUS 2, 95
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, Floor Man, Columnist,
Reporter, Proof Reader and Bookkeeper
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
l'ostoffice, 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 tor
damage 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
WHO OWNS THE WATERWAYS?
An editorial in the Palatka Daily News in re-
gard to speed boats racing up and down the wa-
terways of the state strikes us as particularly ap-
priate, especially in the matter of the intracoastal
The. editorial says: "You don't have to be an
old-timer to remember when you could putt-putt
up Dunn's Creek, the Oklawaha or the St. Johns
River without taking your life in your hands. To-
day when you take to the river roads you are in
as .much danger as you are on the highway.
While you move serenly upstream, an aquatic
Barney Oldfield sweeps around a sharp turn
throwing three-foot waves from a high-powered
outboard motor, and unless you have time to
meet these waves you will be swamped or
washed into the hammock.
"The speedsters oftentimes will sweep out of
sight with nary a turn of the head to see what
has become of you. Or if you are unwise enough
to anchor near a sharp turn in the river, or have
to stop there to refill your motor, you stand a
good chance of being sliced in two pieces by
one of these speed 'demons of the waterways.
"Now, we are not saying that there is no place
for the fast boat on our rivers and streams .
But we like safety and courtesy. There is no rea-
son why the big motor owners can't approach
sharp bends in the rivers cautiously. There is no
Off On Two Weeks' Vacation
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Lane left last
Saturday for a two weeks' vacation
trip. While away they will visit
their son and family, Mr. and Mrs.
John Lane, in Lafayette, Ind.
It pays to advertise-try it!
reason why they can't cut their motors when they "
pass a fellow fisherman. There is no reason why LET TE TEN YEARS A6O
they should consider our rivers and streams their I L L J Y AR A
own private speedways. No reason at all except TO THE EDITOR From the Files of The Star
pure cussedness, rudeness and lack of regard for
the other fellow." Dear Editor Bill:
The St. Joe Star and the Gulf Seek Defense Base for St. Joe
Several times when going up the intracoastal, County Breeze have recently car- With the federal government seek-
canal to Lake Wimico the editor of The Star has ried articles relative to the circuit ing sites for army, navy and air
been ahnost swamped by boats zooming by at court proceedings in Wewahitchka, bases in Florida, due to the stra-
S. one case on the docket being that tegic position of the state in rela-
a high rate of speed, particularly boatmen from of William Linton for embezzle- tion to the Caribbean and the Gulf
the Panama City area who come to our county ment. of Mexico, a movement was started
via the canal to take home fish they can't find Inasmuch as the William Linton Wednesday by State Senator J. L.
in their own bailiwick. Most of our local sports- involved has no middle name or in- Sharit in an effort to secure one of
men owning those high speed motors consider- itial and the fact being that there these facilities for Port St. Joe.
are other William Lintons in the Claude Pepper Hanged In Effigy
ately slow down when approaching and passing county, I believe it would be desir- "Senator Claude Pepper has been
another boat (a few of 'em don't, although we able that a distinction be made in hanged" was the word that went.
won't mention any names). this case. There are two others out Wednesday from Washington.
hich brings up the question: ust who owns that I personally know-William D. And the Florida senator had been.
Linton who has a small farm north hanged-in effigy. An overall-clad
the waterways? The answer is obvious-we all of Wewahitchka near the Calhoun dummy labeled "Claude 'Benedict
own them. Therefore it behooves each and every i county line, and myself, William H. Arnold' Pepper," was hanged, then
one of us, when operating a boat with an out- Linton, teacher and coach at the kicked and dragged across the cap-
board motor, whether it be the guy with the 50, Wewahitchka school and county itol lawn in a demonstration by
horsepower monster on it or Ye Ed with his 5 'service officer for veterans, more than 100 middle-aged women
horsepower monster on it or Ye Ed with his 5 whether the consequences of any- representing the Congress of Am-
horsepower putt-putt, to be more considerate of one putting the emphasis on the erican Mothers who said they were
others, more careful, more sportsmanlike. wrong man in this case would ever protesting against conscription and
As the editorial in the Palatka News says: "Our 'amount to anything or not, I can't "other non-American activities."
say, but even so, I believe a distinc- Exporters Take Close Game
thoughtlessness might not cause as much dam- tion should be made to erase the In a nip and tuck game Sunday
age on the river as it would on the highway, but question mark in the minds of some the Kenney Exporters downed the.
a drowned person is just as dead as one killed -especially those who know only St. Joe team 6-5 to hold their first
in an automobile accident." one of the three above. Personally, place position in the Gulf Coast
I have found that both county pa- League. The Exporters led 5-3 at
pers have readers near and far, the opening of the eighth, when Al-
WE APPRECIATE YOUR HELP many of whom I know a'nd some ton Dendy hit a homer over the
that I have heard from, as the let- fence to drive in Belin. The tie was
During the fourteen years The Star has been ter I showed you recently indicat- broken in the last of the eighth
published, the people of the community have ing the conclusion drawn by one when C. D. Johnson lifted one over
been highly co-operative in turning in their news man. The good-natured kidding I the left field fence for the winning
items, for which we are extremely grateful, andhave had locally 1I don't mind, but counter.
Si h fr the impression received by some Birth Announcements
we trust it will continue thus in the future away from here have formed, if Mr.. and Mrs. C. E. Boyer are an-
If you're going Out of town, if you have friends mistaken, I would like to see cor- nouncing the arrival of a 7-pound
or relatives visiting you, if you have given a party rected. son at a Panama City hospital oxt
of any kind (pink tea or hen), or if your kiddies I appreciate the many services Wednesday, August 21.
The Star has made to this office, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dickerson are
have observed their birthday by having a few and I have enjoyed reading it. If announcing the birth of a daughter
little friends in-jump on the telephone and let there is any way I may be of serv- on August 17 at a Mobile hospital.
us know, write it up yourself, or come in and tell ice to you, please let me know. Home From Honeymoon
us about it, and we'll be more than glad to put Yours truly, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Martin. re-
William H. Linton. turned last Thursday after a short
it in the paper. wedding trip to New Orleans.
It doesn't cost you a cent, and you needn't be Undergoes Medical Treatment
self-conscious about doing this, for the province Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Howell re- Home From Pensacola
of The Star is to relate the local news, and your turned home last Friday from Pen- Mrs. Pearl Smith and son Harry
help will be appreciated in aiding us to present sacola where they had spent a week Lee returned home Friday from a
al thel nwiwhile Mr. Howell was undergoing two weeks vacation spent in Pen-
all the news. medical treatment. sacola with relatives and friends.
spent 5 minutes and saved 1000"
Ce in ... se low yeo couM pay $1,000 more and still not ge1
all Dodg* *xtre room ... ease of handling... famous dependability
O U can surely spare 5 minnutes-
especially when. that's all it takes
to see exactly how you could pay $1,000
more without getting everything Dodge
Yes, in just 5 minutes behind the
wheel, you'll discover roominess that
cars costing much more don't give you
Order Your Cards Today,
Tomorrow May Be Too Late!
Right now we have a wide variety
for you to select from in a wide
range of prices but we don't
know when some of the lines will
be cancelled. Better come in
now and make your selection!
Phone 51 Port St. Joe, Fla.
0 o o
e. driving ease you've never experi.
enced before ruggedness and de.
pendability to save you money mile
after mile. These are things that belong
to Dodge and only in Dodge do
you get them all!
Come. in -today, see how easy it is to
own the new Dodge qf yqur choice.
hust a few dollars more #an Me /owesl-p7ced ears!
McGO WN MOTOR COMPANY Coer tze Ae. and 4th: r
McGO IN OTORCOM ANYPort .St. Joe, Florida
S-vys Walter Boyd, L osAngeles; Calif.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1950)~
RDU 9TS GI P
KENNEY'S MILL NEWS
By MRS. GUS SIMPLER
Mrs. Kenneth Roberts and daugh-
ters, Mary Jo and Karen 'Sue, of
Apalachicola, are the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. E. Y. Cowart.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Skinner spent
the week-end in Perry visiting the
latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. H.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Anderson
and family of Careyville spent the
-past week here as guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Johnny McCombs.
Mrs. Ivey Williams and daughter
Dorothy Jean and Mr. and Mrs.
Cawthon Williams a n d children
spent the week-end in Graceville
T Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Sansom and
children and George Sansom spent
the week-end in Perry.
Mrs. Ernest Lowery and Mrs.
Mary Whittaker motored to Talla-
hassee Wednesday of last week and
were accompanied on their return
by little Miss Judy Barton, who is
,Visiting here for a few days.
Clarence Griffin of Blountstown
is a guest this week at the home of
Doc Saulter of Ponce de Leon is
visiting this week with his sister,
Mrs. Wesley Hornsby.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. McWhorter of
Camilla, Ga., spent the week-end
here with Mrs. McWhorter's par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Jones.
We are sorry to lose Mr. and
Mrs. Sylvester Taylor from Ken-
ney's. They are now at home in
their new residence on Long Ave.
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Bray and chil-
-dren, Sarah and Bo, visited in Mil-
ton last week with Mr. Bray's sis-
:ter, Miss Mattie Bray.
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Scheffer ex-
pect to leave tomorrow for Anda-
lusia, Ala., to aid in celebrating the
91st birthday anniversary of Mr.
Miss Barbara Bond has returned
to the home of her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hunt, after vis-
iting for some time in Los Angeles,
Calif., with her mother, Mrs. John
J. T. Fleishel and P. J. Lawrence
of St. Louis, Mo., were business vis-
itors here Monday and Tuesday.
Harry McKnight and son Bobby
spent Sunday in Mobile, Ala.
Mr. and Mrs. Chapman Kelly and
son Howard spent the week-end in
Greenville, Ala., visiting with Mrs.
Mrs. Borward Whitten returned
to her home here last week after
visiting relatives in Perry.
Dairy Truck Overturns
The Guilford Dairy truck, being
driven by Charles Guilford, turned
over early last Friday morning on
the Overstreet-Beacon Hill road
with the consequent loss of 832
quarts of lacteal fluid. The truck,
was slightly damaged and Charlie
,escaped with a lump on the head.
Incidentally, a lot of folks in St.
Joe failed to get milk that morning.
Mrs. Chaney Campbell of St. An-
.drews visited here last week-end
with her mother and sister, Mrs. T.
M. Bandy and Mrs. Z. B. Adams.
I appreciate the fact that appar-
ently I have done a job as City
Commissioner that the people of
Port St. Joe find satisfactory, as I
have no opposition for re-election,
and I can say that in future I will
conduct the affairs of the city, as
far as my part in its governing is
concerned, in the same manner as
I have in the past.
I. C. NEDLEY
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER
I wish to announce my candidacy
for City Commissioner, Group 4. I
am deeply interested in making
Port St. Joe a progressive city and
if elected I pledge my support of
all measures which will make ours
a. better community in which to live.
THERE AREN'T MANY MORE DAYS BEFORE IT'S
BACK TO SCHOOL!
BE SURE TO SEE US AT COSTIN'S FOR YOUR SCHOOL OUTFIT!!
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SIZES 8 to 12---------$1.59
SIZES 14 to 16- ----- $1.79
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S13.95 to $15.95
Sizes 10 to 40
$9.95 and up
Long Sleeves .
FIRST QUALITY No. 4 ARMY TWILL
GREY PANTS ---$3.50
SHIRTS TO MATCH _$2.50 $2.80
izes 28 to 42 Just the Thing for School!
FOR ALL THE
$1.95 to $5.95
CINDERELLA SOLD EXCLUSIVELY AT COSTIN'S
MEN'S GABARDINE SUITS
TWO PAIR PANTS
A Real Bargain for College Students!
TAN AND SADDLE
Ideal for School Wear!
3 yds. $1.00
Just the thing for School
SIZE 1 TO 4
BOYS' SHORT SLEEVE
2 for $1.00
SATIN AND CREPE
Sizes 32 to 42
BACK- TO- SCHOOL SHOES
TAN HIGH TOP 2.a95
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SIZES UP TO LARGE 3 $4.95
4 to 12
$3.95 to $5.95
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$4.95 to $6.50
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRfDAY, AUGUST 25, 1950
IA I H TR PR T OGL CUTFOIAF:AU ,A-- JT 5 1
stew pot. That's civilization for
STARDUST and you-a whole heap of varied indus-
SMA OUON SHt and tries have developed to do for us
MOONSHINE today what everybody in the "good
O SlHiN -' old days" used to do for himself.
If you've been wondering why
Ken Brodnax has been going about
with the toe cut out of one of his
shoes we can reliably inform you
that he was bitten by a redbreast.
. Seems Ken, an inveterate fish-
erman, was dunking worms last
week on a broiling hot day and, in
order to keep a bit cooler, he took
off his shoes and poured about an
inch of water in the bottom of his
boat. A large redbreast bream he
caught, while flopping around in
the water, took a bite at Ken's toe,
probably in the belief that it was
some new form of bait. ... We're
still wondering why Ken didn't bite
back at the varmint.
We make it quite a regular habit
when going over to that section of
the business district between 3rd
Street and 5th Street to meander
through the Danley Furniture Com-
pany store it saves walking
around the block. .. We wouldn't
blame Manager Wayne Buttram a
bit if he should stick up a "No
Trespassing" sign on his back door
facing the rear door of The Star
When Charlie Guilford overturned
his dairy truck last Friday morn-
ing, he said he not only saw stars,
but also the Milky Way.
Saw Gene Austin of Apalachicola
out at the ball game Sunday, and
We hadn't heard Ed Pridgeon Jr., at the ball game Sunday,
he's really looking good better
talking of his hunting dog in re-
than we've seen him look for the
cent months, and so we asked him i a
ast four or five vYears. He said
what had become of it. Ed told
us that that there houn' dawg was
so intelligent that when he showed
him a board on which to stretch
a possum skin, the dog would go
out and catch a possum whose hide
would exactly fit the board. How-
ever, said Ed, the dog saw the fam-
ily ironing board on the back porch
one day, took a good look at it, and
hasn't been seen since.
We've never tried to eat a pos-
sum, but a lot of people claim they
are excellent. But speaking of
meat, and other foods, did you ever
stop to think about where your
meat and other stuff comes from,
and how infinitely complex living
has become? In the early days
of this country feeding the family
was, in some respects, a relatively
simple matter. The pioneers grew
practically everything they needed.
If a man wanted some meat, he
took his rifle, went out into the
woods and shot a deer or a bear,
'that for 20 years he'd been fishing
with a cast net, but that the doctor
had informed him he'd have to cut
it out, so now he has to fish with
a pole and worms. ... Personally,
he's welcome to fishing with a cast
net. We tried it once-and once
was a great sufficiency. We picked
up the net, started to twirl it about
over our head, and first thing we
knew, all those little lead weights
on the perimeter started whacking
us on the noggin. Bet a phren-
ologist would have gone crazy try-
ing to read all those bumps.
Attend Family Reunion
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sheffield and
son Jackie and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Branch and children attended the
Sheffield family reunion in Colquit,
Ga., last Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Shef-
field and son also attended funeral
services held Sunday in Bainbridge,
Ga., for Mrs. Sheffield's cousin, Ben
butchered it himself, and filled the
larder. .. Few people can do that
now. We, personally, wouldn't know lg
how to go about butchering a bear,
but if we were hungry enough we'd v
probably manage to whack it up dueat
some way so it would fit in our
Old-Time Tent Revival
Corner Third Streel and Long Avenue
Evangelist Reb Allen
S 0 0
. and GOSPEL SINGING
Al Denominations Cordially Invited
Fire & Ato ppy Store
B. W. EELLS, Owner PORT ST JOE, FLORIDA
FRID-,), AUGU ST 25, 1950
O' IMiss This Value"
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1950 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE SEVEN
Health Board Has
of Gulf Hurricanes
Will Be Useful In Event That
'Total War' Comes
Experience which Florida State
Board of Health personnel have
gained in fighting, hurricanes will
prove valuable in the event "total
war" ever comes to this state, says
David B. Lee, the health agency's
chief sanitary engineer.
"Any state which can learn how
to withstand the fury of a hurri-
cane as well as Florida has done in
the past 20 years can learn how to
stand up to any other disaster," he
Lee is chairman of a civil defense
committee which is preparing a re-
port for the state civil defense
councilon what the agency can do
to protect the civilian population in
the event of atom bomb raids, bac-
teriological or biological warfare.
"We do not mean to scare the
people by talking about the possi-
bilities of such forms of warfare,"
says Lee. "We believe, rather, that
Florida residents will be reassured
to know that the state board of
health and other organizations and
agencies, such as the Red Cross,
the Salvation Army, the medical,
dental and nursing professions and
the blood banks are all actively
planning for counter-measures in
the possibility of total war.
"Such action will help to ease
the uncertainty of living in a world
which might explode again into a
global war. Work of organizing an
adequate civil defense program is
under way ,and we are being guided
by the old axiom that it is better to
be prepared for the worst and hope
for the best."
Lee pointed out that state board
of health personnel have had "valu-
able experience" in coping with
medical and sanitation problems
arising from hurricanes in the past.
"We learned how to do something
about protecting the people from
hurricanes," he said, "and we are
equally confident that we can de-
vise protective measures against
undue loss of life in other types of
Another bright spot in the civil
defense picture in Florida is the
state's main type of water supplies.
"Most of our municipalities," said
Lee, "get water from artesian wells
and should water in reservoirs be
contaminated from any source, they
can be cut out and clean, safe wa-
ter pumped directly from under-
ground sources through existing
If you know how to spend les:
than you get, you have the philos
opher's stone-Benjamin Franklirn
VISIT OUR BABY
Baby Beds and Play
JOHN ROBERT SMITH
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
PHONE 5 PORT ST. JOE
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I State Organizations
i Join In Fight On World
Veterans and Civic Groups Band
Together To Defeat Proposed
Fifteen state-wide patriotic and
civic organizations have joined to-
gether under the name of the Flor-
ida Committee for American Action
to inform Florida voters on the dan-
gers inherent in the world govern-
and professional women's clubs.
Allied with this group are two
Florida congressmen, who made
public their opposition to proposals
to create a "world super-state" at
this time. They are Charles E. Ben-
nett and George Smathers, both of
whom outlined their stands in op-
position to the world government
proposals to appear on the general
Smathers informed the FCAA that
"so long as the Russian leadership
continues to be dedicated to world
domination, the world government
proposals would be impractical and
meht proposal to appear upon Flor- could not work.
ida's November ballot. Bennett said that "this is no
Organizations affiliating directly time to rock the boat."
in this educational program include
the American Legion and Auxili- Potato Diseases
ary, Veterans of Foreign Wars and The knife used in cutting potai
Auxiliary, Marine Corps League and seed can spread potato diseases
Auxiliary, Junior Order of United __
American Mechanics, Sons of the
American Revolution, AmVets and RADIOS REPAIRED
Auxiliary, National Sojourners, Mil- We'll make that radio
itary Order of the Purple Heart talk again!
and Auxiliary, Military Order of
World Wars, and the Reserve Of- i
ficers Association. BICYCLES REPAIRED
Also on record opposing surren- Let us fix up that bicycle
der of Americanism to the "one for back-to-schoool!
world" movement are the Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution,
League of Woman Voters, Knights Western Auto Associate
of Pythias, Disabled American Vet- Store
erans, the states right committee,
Iva.... esa 1eeo* 44 4 & 00 0108
KEEP COOL! .
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* ST. JOE BAR
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1950
ru'-.Hr TE TA, PRTST JEGUF CUNYFLRIA RIDYAUUS 2, 95
SuggestedPlan Extra Charges Making
Would Cut Cancer Free Schooling 'Myth'
Deaths In Half
Article Points Out That Peri-
odic Checks Would Get
The trial run of a plan to cut the
'nation's death rate from cancer in
half is described in an article ap-
pearing in the September issue of
t h e Woman's Home Companion,
says Harry McKnight, Gulf county
commander for the American Can-
cer Society. He said that the so-
ciety's campaign to make every
doctor's office a cancer detection
center will receive impetus from
The article, "How To Prevent
100,000 Cancer Deaths a Year," de-
scribes the effectiveness of a pro-
gram begun in Hillsdale county,
Michigan, in 1948. It emphasizes
the importance of individual physi-
cians performing careful cancer ex-
amination, stating: "If every one
of the nation's 120,000 doctors
would start looking with concen-
trated determination for early and
curable cancer-and if every man
and woman would co-operate by
asking for a periodic cancer exami-
nation-we could cut the death rate
in half. Not 10 years from now, not
even next year, but overnight."
These figures are borne out by
the experiment in Hillsdale county,
When Hillsdale shocked by its
high cancer death rate-decided to
do something about it, the doctors
called in four lecturers from the
University of Michigan to give re-
fresher courses in cancer detec-
tion. Then, aided by community
leaders, they saw to it that people
learned that their doctors were cru-
sading against cancer and that com-
plete examinations were available
at the same cost as any other phy-
The article lists these results, to-
taled by Hillsdale physicians after
the first two years of the plan:
"They had examined 1,721 patients
and found 65 cases of cancer. One-
third were in the early stage-pre-
cisely 33.8%. Another 29.2%, nearly
three out of ten, ,were only moder-
McKnight says the Hillsdale plan
contains two of the ingredients that
are needed for cancer control in
-Gulf county-public alertness and
responsibility a mon g physicians
who keep abreast of current diag-
nostic and treatment methods.
"While waiting for our research
scientists to probe the mysteries of
,cancer," he said, "we can save lives
now-today-if we can make every
doctor's office in Gulf county a de-
Ben Franklin on Peace
At length we are in peace, God
be praised, and long, very long
may it continue. All wars are fol-
lies, very expensive and very mis-
chievous ones. When will mankind
be convinced of this, and agreejto
settle their differences by arbitra-
NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL
Notice is hereby'given that a Municipal
Election for the election of ,two City -Com-
inissioners for full terms of two years for
the city of Port St. Joe, Florida, will be
e"hld in the City Hall in the City pf Port St.
Joe, Florida, on Tuesday, September 5, 1950.
The polls will open at 8:00 o'clock A. M.
and close, at 7:00 o'clock P. M. Eastern
B. H. DICKENS, Jr.,
8-11 9-1 City Auditor and Clerk.
NOTfoE TO CREDITORS
IN THE COUNTY JUDGE'S COURT, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN PROBATE.
In re: The Estate of M. A. HILL, Deceased.
All creditors of the estate of M. A. Hill,
deceased, are hereby notified and required to
file any claims or demands which they may
have against said estate, in the office of the
County Judge of Gulf County, Florida, in the
courthouse at Wewahitchka, Florida, within
eight (8) calendar months from the date of
the first publication of this notice Each
claim or demand must be in writing and
must state the pace of residence and post-
office address of the claimant and must be
sworn to by the claimant, his agent or his
attorney, or it will become void according
August 3, 1950.
Administratrix of the Estate
of M. A. Hill, deceased.
CECIL G. COSTING, Jr., 8-4 25
Attorney for Administratrix.
First publication on August 4, 1950.
Cause Large Number of Children
From Low Income Families
To Drop Out
An official of the U. S. Office of
Education says "hidden tuition" is
making free public schools, "just a
These extra charges to students
are causing a large number of chil-
dren from low income families to
drop out of school. The parents just
can't afford to pay for the school
extras, Dr. Earl Hutchinson of Tal-
lahassee, field representative of the
office of education. states.
He lists notebooks, pencils, pa-
per, school pins, school sweaters,
laboratory fees, yearbooks, school
club dues, caps and gowns, gym
uniforms, and gifts to teachers as
some of t h e "hidden tuition"
"You can add to that all the vari-
NOTICE OF BOND SALE
Sealed bids will be received by the City
of Port St Joe, Florida, at the City Hall in
Port St. .oe, Florida, until 11:00 o'clock
\. M., E'STi. on ilie 29tli day of August, 1950,
at which time and place all bids received wiil
be publicly opened and read aloud, for the
purchase of general obligation bonds (refund-
ing bonds) of the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, in Ihn *- ',. i r.ri.i'niili a mlllount
of Ninety .. ..... 1. ) Dollars;
which bonds shall be dated the first day of
January 1950, in the ,lenomnination of One
Thousand Dollars each, nuniberd from 1 to
!)0, 1)'!i inclusive, in order of maturity and
Iiall li)(-iar interest ait tile rare of four
(4- ) per cent per annum and evidenced by
interest coupons altainched to said bonds, and
shall be payable on the first days of Janu-
ary anld .July of each year from date thereof
until paid, anI said bonds shall mature se-
rially on the first day of January of each
year as follows:
Year Maturity Year Maturity
1951 .... $5,000 00 1959.5 $7,000.00
1952 . 5,000.00 1960. 7,000.00
1953: 5,000.00 1961. .. 7,000.00
1954. ... 6,000.00 1962. .. 7,000.00
1955 6,000.00 1963. 7,000.00
1956. ... 6,000.00 1964... 7,000.00
1957. 6,000.00 1965.. 2,000.00
1958 . 7,000 00
The right shall be reserved to call for pay-
mnent and to redeem on the first day of Jan-
uary 1960, or on any interest date thereaf-
ter, any bonds of said issue maturing during
the yeears 1961 to 1965, both inclusive, at
par plus accrued interest to date of redemp-
tion. Both principal and interest of said
bonds shall be payable in lawful money of
the I'nited States at The Florida National
Bank of Jacksonville, Florida.
The approving, opinion of Giles J. Patter-
son, Esq., Attorney, of. Jacksonville, Florida,
will be furnished to the purchaser without
City reserves the right to waive for-
malities and to reject any and all bids.
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA,
Attest: By J. C. BELI.N,
B. II. DICKENS, Jr., Mayor.
City Auditor and Clerk. 8-18 25
ous drives anti campaigns the chil- 40c to $14.80 apiece each year just graduation fees cost each student
dren are asked to contribute to," he for social functions. from 25c to $10. Caps and gowns
said in speaking to some 200 Flor- Notebooks cosL the children from cost about $2.75.
ida supervisors, principals and su- 25c to $5. sThat's because books re- Dr. Hutchinson says the actual
perintendents attending a leader- quired by one teacher frequently figures may vary for Florida, but
ship training conference at Florida don't suit others, the picture's the same as in other
State University. "You'd be sur- The cost of gymn uniforms runs states.
prised how much the hidden tui- from 75c to $7.50; graduation an- -- -----
tion adds up to," he told the group. nouncements from 50c to $8; grad- The tongue, it is believed, has
Dr. Hutchinson said a survey of nation pictures, 50c to $20; name specific organs that respond to
the extra school costs in another cards, 50c to $2. different chemicals providing the
state showed it cost children from Flowers, memory books and other various tastes.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1950
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Back To Work After Vacation Hardys Have Guests see. While here they also visited
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Maxwell have Mr. and Mrs. Roland Hardy of with Mrs. H. Cook and Mrs. T. L.
just completed a two weeks' vaca- Overstreet had as their guests the Patrick.
tion, part of which was spent in past week Mr. and Mrs. E. C. De- -
Thomasville, Ga., where they vis- Puy (nee Margaret Coleman) and j Florida's forest area occupied by
ited the former's mother, Mrs. M. children of West Palm Beach, Mrs. the more important pine and cy-
K. Maxwell, and part of which was R. F. Roehlk of Sanford, and Mr. press types has decreased 14 per-
spent right here in St. Joe. and Mrs. Dan Coleman of Tallahas- cent in 13 years.
Chcsi No. :2.1-$49
modern Lim 'd Oak lic $99
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develop. Strong, independent and
loyal, they are ready to do their ut-
most in anything which is asked of
them for the good and preservation
of the land they love.
And it should be reassuring to all
to know that these men, with their
knowledge of crops and' crop pro-
duction, are ready to throw all their
efforts into a great and energetic
drive to produce the food and other
agricultural products that are or
may be needed by America in what-
ever crisis that might arise.
They and thousands of other far-
mers all over this great land are
ready. As in World War II, as in all
danger periods in American his-
tory, they are staunchly loyal and
eager to help, to do their part. Dur-
ing World War II they produced
millions of tons of food, they broke
all production records, they pro-
duced more food than any other
country in the world in the history
of the world. From their fields and
flocks and herds and forests came
a great outpouring of food and other
agricultural products that made it
possible for this country and her
allies to emerge victorious.
Without that great production,
victory would not have been pos-
sible, for food is necessary, funda-
mental-the most essential of all
products for war or peace. The food
and other things that American
farmers produced gave the people
of America and the peoples of many
other countries the strength that
was needed for victory.
Farmers of Florida and every
other state are hoping that therb
will not be another world-wide con-
flict such as World War II-are
hoping for peace and good will in
the world-but they are prepared
to do all they can, and they can do
much. if they are called on again
for another great herculean effort
such as the one they made from
.1939 through 1945.
In such times as these, it is good
for every American to know that
farmers are ready and eager to do
their great share.
LAST RITES HELD FOR
BROTHER OF LOCAL MAN
Funeral services were held yes-
terday in Carrabelle for Lynn Kil-
bourn, 73, brother of Max Kilbourn
of this city, who died Wednesday
in a Panama City hospital.
Rev. Tom Byrne, pastor of St.
Andrews' Episcopal Church, offici-
ated, and interment was in the Car-
Service Officer To Be Here
Preston Nicholas, assistant state
service officer, will be at the city
hall Saturday afternoon, September
2, from 2 to 4 p. m. for the purpose
of assisting veterans or their de-
pendents with any problems they
may have, such as insurance, sub-
sistence, schooling, etc.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jones were
called to DeFuniak Springs Friday
of last week due to the illness of
Mr. Jones' father.
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
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ALL HARDWOOD, WALNUT FINISH
ARTHUR CORE AWARDED
Farmers OReady To MEDAL IN KOREAN WAR
Aid In Any Crisis Capt. Arthur D. Core of Apalachi-
cola, brother of John Core of this
That May Developn city and George Y. Core of Wewa-
Shitchka, has been awarded the
Bronze Star for meritorious service
As In Previous Wars, Florida against the Korean Communists.
Growers Staunchly Loyal Capt. Core's service was for "re-
and Eager To Help gaining in an area held by the
enemy for the purpose of evacuat-
in this critical period of world af- ing American ammunition to pre-
fairs, Florida farmers stand ready vent it falling into the hands of
to do all they can in behalf of their the enemy." The mission was car-
country whatever eventuality might ried out successfully.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1950
PAGE TEN THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULP COUNTY, FL~)RIDA FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1950
Home On Vacation GULF COUNTY BUDGET
Edward Bartee, a medical stu- (Continued from page 1)
dent at Palmer College in Iowa, is
home for a ten-day vacation with of premiums of employes but not
his mother and family, Mrs. C. E. for county officials joining in the
Boyer, and other relatives, plan, with the exception of the clerk
of the circuit court.
County Gets $82,400 Race Revenue Clerk George Core read a letter
Total amount received by Gulf from the grand jury which recom-
county as its share of the revenue mended that the rostrum in the
derived from race tracks in Florida court room be extended in order to
comes to $82,400 this year. give more room for the chair of the
judge, which apparently has been
A [CFT D AD h banging against the wall paneling,
CLAh1 "ir u ADSu and that the grand jury room be
enlarged. No action was taken on
OR o DRMT either matter by the commission.
rh n nrI-I -
ROOM FOR GENTLEMEN-Twin
beds, innerspring mattresses, con-
stant hot water. See E. M. Spear,
Bus Terminal. 1*
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartme'nts. tf
CRUISER-23 ft. half-cabin cypress
cruiser. Excellent condition. Fine
for fishing. Sacrifice for $625. See
Dr. C. T. Barton, 142 Harrison Ave.,
Panama City, Fla. Ic
CLARINET-Pedler b-flat, just like
new. Also girl's used bicycle.
Mrs. Richard Porter, phone 10. 25*
PERSONALIZED XMAS CARDS-
Now on sale. Many beautiful se-
lections to choose from. Order now
and avoid the Christmas rush. .
Parker's Jewelry. 8-25 9-15
USED OUTBOARD MOTORS
Good, bad, indifferent. All makes,
models and prices. Brooks Sporting
Goods Store. 1-27tf
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-Man's class ring. Initials on
inside "C. R. W." Please return
to Mrs. W. P. Coleman, Highland
WANTED TO BUY
CAR WANTED-Model "A" coupe
or roadster, in good condition.
Phone 51. 8-18tf*
OUT OF WORK OR ON SHORTER
HOURS? Then why not investi-
gate possibilities of a Rawleigh
business in Gulf county. Dealer
Marsh (Polk county) made sales of
$4600 first six months of 1950. Au-
tomobile necessary. Products may
'be bought for cash or on credit
terms. Write at once, giving age
and experience. Rawleigh's Dept.
FAG-101-198, P. 0. Box 2467, DeSoto
Station, Memphis 2, Tenn. 8-25*
On and after August 18, 1950, I
will no longer be responsible for
any debts contracted by anyone but
8-18 9-1e Lamar Aultman.
RADIO AND BICYCLE Repair De-
partment is now added to our line
of service. Reasonable prices and
good service. Let us do your re-
pairs WESTERN AUTO ASSOCI-
ATE STORE. 8-25*
DRESSMAKING, Alterations, Cur-
tains. Prices ranging from $1.50
up. I will make one dress free for
any customer bringing me five new
customers. Mrs. Geraldine Carr at
Mrs. L. House's residence, Sixth
Street, Highland View, or phone
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-
ing companions welcome. James M.
Harris, High Priest; H. R. Maige,
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, I. 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Elwyn Blount, N. G.; Mary
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
?ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
Meetings 2nd and 4th FrI-
days each month, 8:00 p. nr
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers- welcome. W. A.
Roberts, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
Spending Vacation Here
Miss Lucina McCoy, who is a
medical student at Palmer College
in Iowa, is spending several weeks'
vacation here with her mother, Mrs.
Gladys McCoy, and other relatives.
She will return to her studies next
One of the most useful forms of
carbon is the graphite brush that
connects moving and stationary
parts of electrical devices.
ST. JOE ELIMINATES
(Continued from page 1)
pire Clark at second and a slight
howl went up from the fans when
Belin was declared safe. But in the
ninth inning the Apalach fans and
players really gave vent to their
feelings after it was apparent the
[game was lost, and came swarming
around Ump Clark who already had
sent two players to the showers.
He was escorted from the field by
police officers for his own safety.
Eddie Meharg went the route for
the Saints on the hill, as did Coe
for the Oystermen. St. Joe gar-
nered six hits and made two er-
rors, while Apalachicola nicked Me-
harg for two safeties and made one
The third, and possibly the final
game of the series, will be played
here tonight at 8 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Earlie Weeks had
as their guests Monday Mrs. Wren-
nie Moody and Mr. and Mrs. Claude
Barfield of Blountstown and Mrs.
Clark Couin of Tampa.
Here From Colorado
Miss Kathleen Horton of Colo-
rado Springs, Col., is visiting here
with relatives and friends prior to
entering a nurses' school in New
Orleans in the near future.
Off To Join the Navy
Robert Frary left Monday for
Birmingham, Ala., to take his ex-
amination for entry into the navy.
He has been employed at the local
A & P store for the past four years.
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STANDARD OIL'S FLORIDA salaries and commi,
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SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, I. 0.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
nesdays, 7:30 p.m. in Masonic hall.
All members urged to attend; visit-
ing brethren invited. W. H. San-
som, N. G.; Fred L. Hill, V. G.;
Chas. Smith, Secretary.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1950