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PORT ST. JOE
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Official Paper for Gulf
County, Devoted To the
of the Entire County
"Port St. Joe The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
VOLUME XIV FORT- ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1951 NUMBER 26
Gulf County Taxes Merchants Ask Easter Sunrise Tornado Creates Havoc
Collected In 1950 City Dads To Pass
Total Assessed Valuation of
'All Property Amounts
Total value of all property in Gulf
county was listed as $7,346,267 and
the grand total of all taxes was
$147,292.64, a recapitulation of the
1950 county tax roll filed by Tax
Collector Edd C. Pridgeon and As-
sessor Sammy Patrick with State
Comptroller. C. M. Gay shows.
Here is a breakdown on the 1950
assessed valuation in the county:
Assessed value of non-exempt real
estate,.$2,841,530; .assessed value of
personal property, $2,520,530- as-
sessed value of railroad and tele-
graph property, $138,980; total value
of all non-exempt property, $5,501,-
040; total hoi,-s1iead i ext ipIirim s.
$1,549,670;. total .value'for interest
and sinking funds, $7,050,71'0.
Value of lands wholly exempt,
$295,557; value of delinquent home-
steads, $500; value of delinquent
nop-exempt property; -$40,140.
Gulf has county millage of 13.30
for maintenance, which produces
$73,995.52, and 3.90 mills for inter-
est and sinking funds, producing
$21,454.06, for a total of $95,449.58
in 1950. The general school village
was 3.50, which produced $19,472.50
for general school inain'r-Fae: Tihe.
special school districr-: imaziinr,-r'oao
tax totaled $27,758.95, with $4,611.61
provided for special school districts
interest and sinking fufids, giving
the school board a total of $51,-
843.06, making a grand total of
$147,292.64 for all taxes.
Total amount on the county tax
rolls in the state for 1950 was $91,-
769,828.87, which included $7,736,-
154.43 in municipal taxes in Hills-
borough, Pinellas, Broward and St.
(Continued on page 10)
Red Cross passes
In Home Nursing To
Start Next Monday
Basic Skills In Caring for the Sick
In the Home Offered Port
St. Joe Women
By WAYNE BUTTRAM
Registrations are now being ac-
cepted for the Red Cross home niurs-
ing classes that will begin in Port
St. Joe next Monday, March 26, un-
der the direction of Miss Joan Trex-
lei', announces Wayne Buttram.
These ,classes are designed, to
teach in 12 hours the 32 basic skills
in caring forj the sick in the home,
and classes will be -arraniged to en-
able most everyone to attend. They
are of two h-.Lur-" -duration, .three
days each- week, for a period of two
One may register for afternoon
classes, 2 to 4 p. m., or for night
classes, which will be held between
the hours of 7:30 and 9:30 p. m.
The class starting Monday will be
an evening class.
Ben Dickens Jr., director of the
Gulf county civilian defense setup,
urges that at least one person in
every home take advantage of this
course, as he believes it to be an
important step toward self-survival
in the event of atomic warfare.
Registrations may 'be made by
calling Mrs.,Harvey Solomon, tele-
: phone 90; Mrs. Wayne Hendrix at
35, or any member of the Junior
Woman's Club, which is sponsoring
Services To Be
Assert Reid Avenue District City Park Will Be Scene of
Filled With All-Day Annual Community
Some time back the businessmen A community Easter sunrise ser-
on Reid Avenue were complaining vice will be held Sunday at 7 a. m.
loudly of cars that were parked in the city park, with arrangements
practically all day along that thor- being made by the Kiwanis Club.
oughfare, preventing cash custom- People of all denominations are in-
ers from parking anywhere near vited to attend, as well as those
their places of business. A check with no .church affiliation. In case
showed that a large number of the of rain, the service will be held in
long-parked vehicles belonged to the the First Methodist Church at the
businessmen themselves or to their intersection of Monument Avenue
employes. and Constitution Drive.
Upon discovering that they them- The program is as follows:
selves were shutting out potential Hymn: "Christ the Lord Is Risen
buyers, all agreed that-they would Today."
either park their cars in the rear of Invocation and prayer by Rev. S.
their places .of business pr walk to J. Allen.
work. This wdrked-,'fine for a few Scripture reading by Rev. L. W.
weeks, but shortly one or :two of Tubb.
them began parking on the main Hymn: "'He Arose."
drag, and soon all had their cars Easter address by Rev. Lee Gra-
parked near their places -of *busi- ham.
ness-preferably in front of their Hymn: "All Hail the Power of
neighbor's store.."If So-andSo is go- Jesus Name."
ing to park. on Reid, then I am, Benediction by Rev. S. J. Allen.
too," was the general theme found The singing will be directed by
by the editor of The Star. Harry McKnight and Miss Edwina
The city commission about then Howell will act as organist. The
started considering putting in park- choir will be composed of voices
ing meters-in fact, representatives from the various church choirs of
of two parking meter manufacturers the city.
appeared at commission meetings,
urging installation of the. penny- Tyndll Tornadoes
getters. But the merchants put up
a yowl, claiming that they ought to
be able to do something to correct Emerge As Ch ml ps
the over-parking problem.
However, nothing developed, and n Cage Tourney
Tuesday night representatives of I
the Port St. Joe Retail Merchants
Association appeared before the city St. Joe Team Hangs On To
dads, informing them that at a ses- Semi-finals But Loses
sion of the organization held March To Tyndallites
13 it was voted to ask the commis-
sion to adopt an ordinance to limit a Tyndall Field's Tornadoes came
parking on Reid Avenue from First from behind to defeat the Childs
Street to Fifth Street to two hours Motors team of Panama City, 61 to
between 8 a. 'm. and 6 p. m., except 58, Saturday night in the finals of
Sunday and holidays, and also to the invitational basketball tourney
put a parking limit of 15 minutes staged here last week in the Cen-
on four parking spaces in front of tennial Auditorium by the Port St.
the postoffice. Joe Kiwanis Club.
Mayor,Jake Belin informed them It was an exciting game, with
that the matter would be given due Childs leading most of the way.
consideration by the commission if Tyndall tied it up with 55 seconds
the request were presented in the to go and then Wright sank a field
form of a resolution. At last ac- goal, and a foul shot sewed it up.
counts, Wayne Buttram, secretary Tac Control forfeited to Port St.
of the merchants' association, was Joe in the consolation final.
wracking his brain in an effort to The tourney opened Wednesday
discover just how such a resolution night with St. Joe defeating Ap-
should be drawn up. alachicola 80-70. Marion Craig was
Such-an ordinance may solve the high score man for the Saints with
problem for a short while, .but un- 22 and Wagoner knocked down. 16
less fines are assessed for. those for Apalachicola. Carrabelle for-
who overpark, the plan will be a feited to Tac Control of Tyndall in
dismal failure. Only eventual solu- the other scheduled game.
tion to the problem is the installa- In the semi-finals played Thurs-
tion of parking meters. day night, the Tyndall Tornadoes
barely nosed out a scrappy Mari-
Legion EJction Postponed anna team 76-75 with. a free throw
Due to-the small number of mem- in the final three seconds, and the
bers showing up. Monday night due Childs Motors quintet beat off a
to the inclement weather, election Wewahitchka rally to win 47-36.
of officers of Willis V. Rowan Post Marianna led Tyndall 22-15 at the
116, Americian L :i:n was post- end of the first quarter and also
poned until "the next regular meet- had a 3-point margin at the half.
ing night, April 2. Tyndall gained a 3-point lead in the
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Buses Available for Defense Council --
Figures released by the state civil CHANGES PROPOSED
defense council show that in Gulf l IN CITY'S CHARTER
county there are eight school buses The city commission of Port St.
available for transportation in case Joe will present-a local bill in the
of emergency. coming session of the legislature to
---- ------ make certain specific changes in
Visits Husband In South Carolina the present city charter.
Mrs. Will Ramsey returned home Notice of such appears on page
Tuesday from a four-day visit with 10 of this issue of The Star, al-
her husband, who is stationed at though the bill itself has not yet
Fort Jackson, S. C. been drawn up.
Monday At Overstreet
Community In Shambles As
Sgt. William Gar n Korea Buildings Wrecked and
-- Trees Uprooted
A telegram from Major General
Edward F. Witsell, U.S.A., was re-
ceived March 15 by Mr, and Mrs.
W. W. Garrett of Highland View
that their son, S/lc William M. 'Pat'
Garrett, had been killed in action in
Korea on March 4.
"Pat," as he was known to his
friends, was 19 years of age and
had been returned to active duty
on September 11 of last year after
recovering from wounds received in
Port St. Joe May
Get Natural Gas
In Near Future
City Plans Municipally-Oper-
ated System if Company
Gets Go-Ahead Signal
Good news for residents of Port
St. Joe and surrounding communi-
ties came out of Cairo, Ga., late last,
week with announcement 'that the
Atlantic Gulf Natural Gas Company,
which has had a petition before the
federal power commission for the
past two and a half years asking
for a permit to build a gas line from
fields in Louisiana through this sec-
of Florida and terminate in Savan-
nah, Ga., has been granted a con-
ditional certificate by the FPC. J.
L. Sharit attended the Cairo meet-
ing on behalf of the city of Port St.
The commission has given the
gas company until May 14 to se-
cure contracts to take sufficient
gas to warrant construction of the
line. Final hearing on the applica-
tion will be held on May 14 by the
A survey of possible users of na-
tural gas in Port St. Joe and vicin-
ity was made a, year or more ago
by the city, and at its meeting Tues-
day night the board of city commis-
sioners passed a resolution inform-
ing the Atlantic Gulf company that
when and if the line comes through
the city of Port St. Joe will con-
struct and operate its own distribu-
Last Monday in Washington,,Rep-
resentative Charles E. Bennett of
Florida expressed the hope that lo-
cal governmental and civic organi- County
zations desirous of obtaining na-, Bay -.....--
tural gas service for Florida cities Calhoun -
will get behind the job of lining up Escambia
purchase contracts for the gas. Gulf --.......--
"Otherwise," .he said, "it is un- Holmes --
likely that Florida will get any na- Jackson
tural gas service, and this will prob-
ably, be the last opportunity for
The FPC, in ordering the final
hearing on May 14, said Atlantic
Gulf "must introduce evidence of
firm commitments for sufficient
sale of its pipeline capacity to show
convincingly that it is able to fi-
nance and construct the proposed
facility and that the project will be
Purvis Howell Recuperating .
Word has been received that Pur-
vis Howell is recuperating nicely
after undergoing an operation Mon-
day at a Pensacola hospital.
During a heavy thunder and rain
storm Monday the small community
of Overstreet in the western part
of Gulf county was struck by a tor-
nado that wrecked practically every
building in the area, and continued
eastward through Honeyville in the
northern part of the county. Only
damage to that area was to trees,
the storm striking a bit south of
The twister, apparently coming
in off the Gulf of Mexico, hit Over-
street about 12:30 p. m., cutting a
swath across the pinelands before
reaching the community.
The building occupied by a store
and the Overstreet postoffice, op-
erated by Mrs. Roland Hardy, had
the corrugated iron roof torn off,
one corner of the building shoved'
to the front and most of the win-
dows blown out. Mrs. Hardy,. who
had just gone home for lunch at
the time, reports that considerable
damage was done to the store stock
by the deluge of rain. "The sky was
almost black," she said, "and with
the darkness, the pouring rain and
the heavy wind, not to mention the
timbers', sections of metal roofing
and tree branches hurtling through
the air, I really thought my time
The roof of the Hardy home, a
short distance from the postoffice,
was paitialoy torn off, shingles were
ripped off and trees in the yard up-
The home of Mrs. T. L. Patrick
near the postoffice building, went
almost unscathed, having a couple
of windows broken out, but trees
standing near it were twisted and
(Continued on page 10)
Forest Fires Burn
Over Large Acreage
In West Flo0-a
Gulf County Has Least Number of
Fires By Large Percentage;
Total Damage Is $2,700
The monthly report on the forest
fire situation in West Florida for
February, as released from the Pan-
ama City office of the district for-
ester, J. E. Moore, shows that 1,209
wood's fires burned 74,866 acres, do
ing an estimated damage of $142,-
According to this report, deliber-
ately set fires and carelessness in
burning brush, fields and woods
pastures were the two principal
causes for the large number of fires
and the great damage done.
"It is the responsibility of every-
one to help prevent these fires from
starting,"-says Moore, "as everyone
loses because of the damage done
by them, and I would like to cau--
tion everyone to be more careful
with fire at all times."
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Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
District Director Is Speaker Presbyterian Women
At Garden Club Meeting
Mrs. E. P. Scholz, district direc-
tor of garden clubs, was the guest
speaker at the joTfn meeting of cir-
cles of the Port St. Joe Garden Club
held at Hotel St. Joe Thursday af-
ternoon of last week. Mrs. J: C. Ar-
bogast presided in the absence of
the president, Mrs. Lee Graham Jr.
During a brief business session
the following officers for the com-
ing year were elected: Mrs. J. C.
Arbogast, president; Mrs. Roy Hall-
man, vice-president; Mrs. J. C. Be-
lin, secretary; Mrs. I. C. Nedley,
Mrs. Scholz gave a very interest-
ing and inspiring talk about the
part the garden clubs of the state
have played in the conservation of
birds and plant life and of the beau-
tification programs sponsored by
the clubs. She also gave some help-
ful hints on landscaping, her pet
subject, and soil conditioning. She
said our soils lack humus, which
can be supplied by adding manure
or compost. With a mixture of one-
half soil, one-fourth manure or or-
ganic material, and one-fourth peat
moss, almost anything can be grown
in Florida. Frequent- light, applica-
tions of complete plant food are
best, she pointed out.
Mrs. W. A. Daffin of Pensacola,
who assisted in organizing the St.
Joe club, was a guest.
Sandwiches,, cookies and coca-
Both Ford V-8
and SIX Deliver
more than 25.9
miles per gallon
Mr. and Mrs. Rhoden Presnell of
this city are the proud parents of
a daughter, born Saturday, March
17. The little lady has been named
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Barrett Jr., of
Clarksville announce the birth of a
daughter. Wanda Dynette, -on Sun-
day, March 18.
Install New Officers I
The Women of the Presbyterian Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Oswalt (nee
Church met Tuesday afternoon at Allyne Evans) of this city are an-
the church for annual installation bouncing the arrival of a daughter
of officers, the service being con- on Monday, Marc 19-
ducted by Mrs. S. J. Allen, who in-
stalled the following officers: Mrs. w1. and Mrs. J. C. Martin of W
Hl. L. McKinnon, president; M r s. wahitchka announce the boorth of
S. H. Jammes, vice-president; Mrs. a son on Wednesday, March 21.
R. D. P secretary; Mrs. C. L (All births occurred at the Port St.
. D. Prows, secretary; Ms. C. L. Joe Municipal Hospital.)
Gar away, treasurer. s e
Mrs. R. M. Spillers gave a talk Engagement of Fay Morris
on "Spiritual Emrichment" and en-
couraged the women of the church and W. L. Carden Announced
to attend the officers' training class Mrs. T. V. Morris of Fort Myers,
to be held at the Wallace Memorial Fla., announces the engagement of
Presbyterian Church in Panama her daughter, Fay Vail, to William
City on April 29. Luther Carden, son of Mr. and Mrs.
The next meeting of the organi- I W. I. Carden of this city. The wed-
zation will be with Mrs. Jammes. ding will take place early in June
KI P R at Port St. Joe.
Miss Morris, a former resident of
Catholic Women TO Stage this city, graduated from Brenau
Easter Egg Hunt Saturday Academy, Gainesville, Ga., and Em-
An Easter egg hunt will be staged or'y University School of Nursing.
Saturday, March 24, at 4 p. m. on She will receive her B. S. degree in
the grounds of Constitution Park. nursing in June.
All children attending St. Joseph's Mr. Carden graduated from Port
Catholic Church up to the age of 12 St. Joe high school and will receive
are invited to participate. Easter his B. A. degree from Howard Col-
favors will be given each child at- lege, Birmingham, Ala., in May.
tending, and prizes will be awarded t t
for the greatest number of eggs TAPPED FOR ALPHA PSI
found. Miss Norma Lewis of this city, a
This affair is sponsored annually 'student at Judson College, Marion,
by the Catholic Woman's Club. jAla., has been elected to member-
SIt It ship in Aplha Psi Omega, This or-
BETROTHAL ANNOUNCED Iganization has as its purpose the
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Wood an- providing of an honor society for
colas were served by Mrs. George- nounce the engagement and ap- those doing a high standard of work
McLawhon, Mrs. T. J. Mitchell, Mrs. preaching marriage of their niece, in dramatics on college campuses.
Paul Blount and Mrs. Buck Griffin. I Miss Leona Pelt, to Max Wood. The Norma was starred in "Our Hearts
Mrs. G. S. Croxton won the door wedding will take place Saturday, Were Young and Gay" and other
prize, a potted plant. I March 24 at 4:00 o'clock., productions.
Again this year .. it's high honors for Ford! In the
most important economy trial for American stock
model cars ... the famous annual Mobilgas Economy
Run ... A Ford 100-h.p. V-8 equipped with Over-
drive took first place competing against all cars
in its price class, making 54.587 ton-miles per
gallon* and 25.994 miles per gallon. And its com-
panion in quality, the new Ford SIX with Overdrive,
was right up there with the winner. In fact, both
cars averaged better than 25.9 miles per gallon.
Traditional Ford economy, for the second straight
year, has been proved in open competition. Proved
on the tough 840-mile grind from Los Angeles to the
Grand Canyon a course that included city
traffic, below-sea-level desert heat and 7,000-foot
mountain passes. Ford's Automatic Mileage Maker,
standard equipment on all Ford V-8's and SIXES,
contributed to this great achievement by squeezing
the last mile out of every drop of gasoline.
Why not "Test Drive" the new Ford at your
neighborhood Ford Dealer's? There's no better way
to be convinced that "You can pay more but you
can't buy better!"
*The AAA Contest Board determines the winner by a "ton-mile
per gallon" formula to insure .equal chance for al cars in each
class -regardless of size and weight. Ton-miles per gallon equals
the car weight (including passengers) in tons, multiplied by
number of miles travelled, divided by number of gallons of
SV-8 with Overdrive F.C.A.
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Baptist Circle Six Meets
With Mrs. C. M. Palmer
Baptist W. M. U. Circle VI met
Monday afternoon with Mrs. C. M.
Palmer in her home on 9th Street.
The hostess gave the devotional
from Luke 8:42-48, using as her
topic "Somebody Has Touched Me."
She also gave an interesting talk
on part of the W. M. U. convention
held last week in Panama City.
During the business meeting, con-
ducted by Mrs. W. S. Smith, chair-
man, a sox shower for the Baptist
children's home was given, to be
sent to the home this week. Reports
fi-om chairmen were heard, after
which the meeting was closed with
prayer by Mrs. WV. I. Carden.
Due to the inclement weather but
five members were present to par-
take of cake. ice cream and coca-
colas served by Mrs. Palmer during
the social hour.
Place of the April meeting of the
circle will be announced later.
Baptist W. M. U. Circle
Meets With Mrs. Burge
Circle V of the Baptist W. M. U.
met Monday afternoon with Mrs.
Vera Burge in her home at Oak
Grove with Mrs. L. E. Voss, chair-
man, in charge.
Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon, program
chairman, gave the devotional from
85th Psalms, after which sentence
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prayers were offered by all. During
a brief business session, reports for
the month were received and it was
announced that place of the April
meeting would be decided later.
The hostess served apple pie ala
mode, potato chips and coca-colas
to the six members present and two
visitors, Mrs. E. C. Cason and Mrs.
L. J. Keels.
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Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
Dr. Charles Reicherter
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HOuRS 8 TO 5 PHONE 5,665
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
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THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
V-8 TAKES FIRST PLACE IN CLASS A
1951 MOBILGAS ECONOMY RUN
DOES 54.587 TON-MILES PER GALLON*
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1951
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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FRDY MAC 23 01TESAPR T O, UFCUTFOIAPG HE
AND SUNDAY SERVICES
Rev. S. J. Allen, Pastor
Sunday, March 25
10:15 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Communion service.
The subject of the pastor's Easter
message will be "The Living Christ."
6:00 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
Wednesday: 7:00 p. m.--Choir
practice. 8:00 p. m.-Bible study
Everyone is cordially invited to
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Loyd W. Tuobb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Wednesday evening, 7:30 The
Upper Room hour.
Henry Campbell and Howard Mc-
Kinnon were installed as elders and
Charles Gararway and J. W. Ford
were installed as deacons of the
Presbyterian Church at the morn-
ing service, March 18.
SERVICES AT WHITE CITY
Rev. S. J. Allen will preach at
White City on Sunday, March 25, at
7:00 p. in.
ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
Good Friday Service At 12 Noon
You are invited to come to the
church between the hours of 12:00
noon and 3:00 p. nm. for prayer and
meditation during the hours when
Our Lord traditionally hung on the
Cross on Calvary. Come when you
can-leave when you must.
7:00 a. m.-St. James' Church is
co-operating with other denomina-
tions in sponsoring a community
sunrise service in the city park.
9:00 a. m.-Holy communion.
11:00 a. m.-Festival Eucharist.
4:00 p m.-Children's Easter ser-
vice followed by a Sunday school
party for all children of the parish.
CHURCH OF GOD
Highland View. Marie Tharp
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:00 p. m.-Evangelistic service.
Tuesday: 7:45 p. m.-Prayer
Friday: 7:45 p. m.-Young peo-
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fr. Robert O'Sullivari, Priest
Mass the first Sunday of each
motth at 8. a. m. Other Sundays at
10A30 a. m.
BAYVIEW METHODIST CHURCH
10:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
Sunday school following worship
EASTER MUSIC AT ST. JAMES'
Miss Edwina Howell, Organist
Easter Prelude: "Easter Dawn"
Processional Hymn: "Come Ye
Faithful, Raise the Strain" (written
by St. John of Damascus, 8th cen-
Introit: "Christ Our Passover (I
Sermon Hymn: "The Strife Is
O'er" (Palestrina, 1588).
Offertory Anthem: "That Easter
Day With Joy Was Bright" (Latin,
Thanksgiving Hymn, "Jesus Christ
Is- Risen Today" (Latin, 14th cen-
Recessional Hymn: "Welcome,
Happy Morning" (Fortunatus, 6th
Postlude: "Easter Recessional"
(C. S. Manard).
KENNEY MILL BAPTIST
Rev. W. B. Holland, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Worship service.
G:30 p. m.-Training Union.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Prayer service Tuesday evenings
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keers, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
6:15 p. m.-Training Union.
7:30 p. m.-wEvening worship.
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m. Prayer
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THE STAR, PORT. ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1.9511.
PAG FOU THE STAR POR ST JOE GUL COUTY FLRD FRAY MARC 23, 1951s -
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-ceiass matter, December 10. 1937, at the
Postoffire, Port St. Joe, F'la., under Act of March 3, 1879.
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T,0 ADVERTISERS-InPcase of error or omissions in adver-
tisemenfts, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received, for suach advertisement.
The spoken word.is given scant attention; "the printed word
is thoughtfully- weighed. The'. spoken wydd barely asserts;
the printed- word thor tghly convinces. The spoken .word
is lost; r"h.e .r, dI 'wvord remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
EVERYBODY WANTS INTO THE ACT
As Jimmy Durante-says, "Everybody wants ta
git inta de act," and that seems to be in the minds
of a number of our duly elected county officials.
First, the members of the school board vote to
have a local law passed in the legislature to es-
tablish their salaries at $40 per month and mile-
age, regardless of whether they meet once a
month or four times. And now comes our county
commissioners with a similar proposal. One of
the board members informs us that the proposal
is to boost their stipend from the present $50 per
month and mileage to $75 per month and mile-
age, with the chairman' to get $100.,
We have talked this matter over with a con-
siderable number 6f taxpaying citizens, and all
but two of them were opposed to these two pro-
posals, some of them bitterly so. As we pointed
out editorially two weeks ago, it is our belief
that citizens of a community who offer their ser- Smnokey Says:
vices on any local governing body should do so TEg YEADS AG
from a feeling of- duty and responsibility not for I N'Y I EARS AGO YOU CAN'T START A
any salary that might go with the position. If sal- From the Files of The Star FOREST FIRE W&l, i QWl'J1
aries are continually upped for these services we --
soon will find a clique that will do nothing but Pipeline Measure Voted Down '
seek election merely for the money involved, not The controversial bill allowing '.
from a feeling that they may be able to serve the Southeastern Pipeline Corpora- | \' "
,their fellow citizens, regardless of whether or tion to lay its Port St. Joe, Fla.-, \
not they are qualified to hold such offices. Chattanooga Tenn., gasoline pipe- T .
line under Georgia highways and ( ji"
Again we appeal to the voters of Gulf county railroads came up again Wednesday v '
to write or talk with Representative George Tap- in the Georgia senate and was killed I
per. or our district senator, Olin G. Shivers of by a vote of 27 to 21. I
Chipley, asking them to turn thumbs down on Nine Men Named for Induction -
-these two local bills which are to be submitted Nine more of Gulf county's quota 'HP'P
't:the coming legislative session. for a year's military training have ,
the coming legisativ been called for induction tomorrow ... 7
and will be sent to Fort Barrancas, More woods fires are started by
EASTER COMES EARLY THIS YEAR Pensacola. They are Woodrow W.. smoking tobacco!
Next Sunday, March 25, is Easter, 'and this is, Yon, Charles H. Graves, William K.
the earliest observance of this day in the second Kennedy, Clarence I. Hicks, Wil-1 ternal wateways defense program,
lard C. Davis, Kenneth C.. Grant,
half of the twentieth century. It is interesting to George Dasher, and William W. En the $66,629,000 development project
note that the method of fixing the time of Easter sley, and one alternate, John Willis. for the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee
nt ta th i and Flint Rivers is being revived in
dates back to 325 A.D. In that year the Council Legion Auxiliary .Elects Officers congress. Expenditure of $6,500,000
of the Christian Churches met at Nicaea (Nice) The regular meeting of the Am- has been recommended by army en-
in Asia Minor. Besides setting forth the Nicene erican Legion Auxiliary was held gineers as the first phase, more
Creed, a summary of the belief in the divinity of Friday evening, in Wewahitchka at than half of which would go toward
which time the following officers a dam at' River Junction.
Christ, the councilors decided that Easter should for the ensuing' year were elected: Bo, ^^. r ^
be the first Sunday after the Paschal full moon
which occurs upon, or next after, March 21, the
Although,we shouldn't forget that Easter is a
deeply religious feast, it does bring in the spring
season with a flourish. It has always seemed, that
Easter denoted a time of rebirth and an awaken-
ing of Nature.
Lots of people do their level best to make
When beef becomes scarce, bull remains plen-
Mrs. Lovie Coburn, president; Mrs.
Alma Parker, vice-president; Mrs.
Annie Cook, secretary; Mrs. Ruby
Pridgeon, treasurer; Mrs. Mildred
Johnson and Mrs. Effie White, ser-
geants-at-arms; Mrs. Zola Maddox,
chaplain; Mrs. Madeline Whitaker,
:- Johnson Roberts
Mrs. Vera Lawless of this city an-
nounces the marriage of her sister,
Miss Frances Roberts of Atlanta,
Ga., to Charles W. Johnson' of this
city, the marriage taking place on
March 8 in Panama City.-
Revive River Project
As a part of a comprehensive in-
Officers of the Band Boosters'
Association were elected Tuesday
night as follows: B. B. Conklin,
president; T. M. Schneider, vice-
president; George Suber, secretary,
and T. V. Morris, treasurer.
Work To Begin On Gunnery School
Contracts for over $6,000,000 were
let this week to begin construction
of a flexible gunnery school for the
air corps on a 45,000-acre tract situ-
ated between this city and Panama
City, and for construction of an aux-
iliary base near Valpariso.
More than 6,000,000 tourists visit
North Carolina annually.
THE LOW DOWN
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Editor The Star:
Looks like'we bin ne-glectin' our
'home wurk. Mental. We bin lettin'
the other guy do our thinking' fer
-us-it's bin eazier thusly. It leeves-
more time for fun and amuzement.
Now don't git huffy, folks, if I'm a-
steppin' on your korns. It's about
time for korn-steppin'. Kareless-
nuss has took over in the place of
Our fourfathers kum to this land
-they organized well-they give us
.a finished job that wuz hitting' on
all 12, goin' to-town. We bekum sum
punkins-for 150 yeers. Then whut.
The "medicine show" showed up-
klalliope and all. The greatest show
on earth-politikal show, that is-
not Barnum's or Ringlin's. Stand
.bak, folks,, sed the political barker
-don't crowd-this "new way" lin-
imunt will remove the rinkles and
feever frum your brow-let the gu-v-
amint do the thinkin'-go sit in the
shade, folks-and who'll be the next
lukky persun to have a bottle?
But now lookit-the U. S. A. debt
is the heftiest on earth. Our brow
gits more feeverish .and the four-
hed rinkles git deeper and deeper
and deeper vs. vanishin' like the
man sed. And still and yit the brassy
barker asks-who'll have the next
bottle Oh, me!
Yours with the lowdown,
Good Textile Market
Cuba's position as a leading Unit-
ed States market for textiles man-
ufacttired from cotton and synthetic
fibers has been demonstrated once
more by sales there of $8,900,000
worth of cotton manufactures and
$9,500,000 of synthetic fibers and
manufacturers during the first four
months of 1950. Cuba took 15 per
cent of all the cotton manufactures
and 21 per cent of all the synthetic
fibers and manufactures exported
from the United States during this
period. Cuban purchases of synthet-
ic fibers and manufactures were
larger than those of any othei na-
tion and only one other country pur,
chased more .cotton manufactures.
Coast to Coast and Border to Border
3RE CHEVROLET TRUCKS IN USE THAN ANY OTHER MAKE!
In 1950, truck buyers in every one of the 4& choose a Chevrolet truck, you get the right
states chose Chevrolet over any other make. engine-92-h.p. Thriftmaster or extra-
Nationally, Chevrolet has outsold any other powerful 105-h.p. Loadmaster. You get a
truck for the last nine truck production years. chassis that fits your job. You get a truck builtto
That's because Chevrolet trucks do the job move your loads at lowest cost. Come see the
better ... stay on the job longer. When you new 1951 Advance-Design Chevrolet trucks.
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t. Joe, Fla.
THESTA, PRTST.JOE GLF OUNYFLORIDA
-FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1951
FRIDAY.~~~ MAC 3 91TESA, OTS.JE UFCUNY LRD AEFV
Glenn Boyles, ardent local fisher-
man, was afflicted with gremlins
last week while fishing in Lake
Wimico with Byron Eells Jr. First
thing Glenn done was to make a
long cast, only to discover that he
hadn't tied the line to his reel
spindle. When he started to wind in
his line he discovered there wasn't
After retrieving the line and
fastening it to the spindle, he dis-
covered that he hadn't threaded it
through the guides. So, rather than
take the line off the reel he cut the
plug loose, threaded the line thru
the guides, and retied the plug to
the end of the line.
All set to go again, Glenn-heaved
mightily-and the plug went flying
off into the wild blue yonder.'
Not to 'be licked, Glenn tied on
.another plug, a Whoodedoodle, and
proceeded to hook a'beautiful bass,
which he brought up to the. boat,
only to have it-shake off his'hook,
thumb its nosei at him and swhi.
away. Byron informs us the fish'
was a beauty and probably 'would
have tipped the beam at about four
pounds. Seems Glenn had for-
gotten to "set" the hook after the
strike and was perfectly happy as
long as he and the fish kept the
However, the day wasn't a total
loss-Byron brought home a three-
quarter pound minnow. .. Glenn?
All he had was fishermen's luck.
B. W. Eells is also claiming prow-
ess as a bass fisherman-though in
exact reverse to Glenn. Claims
he'd never had a casting rod in his
hands before, but let B. W. Jr., in-
veigle him into going to Wimico.
Asserts he brought back six choice
bass and lost two, while Byron Jr.,
returned with an empty string.
As long as we're devoting this
col'mn to bass, we are thanking Jeff
Plair for three more choice ones he
brought in recently. . Denver
Miller, not to be outdone, promised
us a couple shortly. Perhaps
some day Ye Ed will find an hour
or two of leisure, take his foot in
his hand, go to Wimico and show
these boys how to REALLY bring
MRS. PRIDGEON HOSTESS
TO J. A. M. CLUB LAST WEEK
Mrs. S. C. Pridgeon was hostess
March 12 to members of the J.
A. M. Club in her home at White
City. The living room was most at-
tractive with bowls of spring flow-
ers and baskets of Easter candies.
After the usual visiting and sewing
hour, the hostess served a delicious
salad with lemon pie and punch to
the eight members present and two
visitors, Mrs. Willie Ola Upshaw
and Mrs. Tom Smith.
Next meeting of the club will be
with Mrs. B. A. Pridgeon in her
home at White City.
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Boys 4-H Club
Kenney Mill-Thursday after the
second and fourth Sundays; 7:-30 p.
m., at home of J. N. Dobbs, local
White City-Friday after second
and fourth Sundays, 7:30 p. m., at
community building. Jack Hall, lo-
Wewahitchka-Monday after first
and third Sundays, 7:30 p. m., higa
school. Bill Roemer, local leader.
Return North After Visit Here
S/Sgt. and Mrs. Jerry T. Wilder
returned to Fort Meade, Md., Thurs-
day of last week after a 15-day leave
spent here with Mrs. Wilder's par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Varnadoe,
and their son, Tommie Wilder.
.The auoulometer-a device which
measure the amount of "Juice" in
a product-is used principally to
determine the. maturity of raw sweet'
.It is now possible to contact 80
countries by telephone from almost
any place in the U. S., .the trans-
oceanic telephone circuits on short
waves making this practicable.
State Dairy Association
Opposes Plans To Put
Food 6nder Sales Tax
Will Also Fight Any Efforts To
Abolish Florida Milk
The Florida Dairy Association, in
a meeting last week at Orlando,
went on record as vigorously op-
posed to any expansion or change
of the sales tax to take in foods.
The group's directors made that
plain when they approved a legisla-
tive program for the coming ses-
The association will also oppose
any efforts to abolish the state milk
commission, pointing out that with-
out this regulatory body, chaos
would result in the industry and
many dairymen would be forced out
Commenting on the operation of
the milk commission a dairy spokes-
man said: "The commission has,
for the past-18 years, proved to be-
a necessary and important factor in
stabilizing, increasing and' improv-
ing the supply, of home-proddced
milk in Florida and has beet- a
primary factor in keeping out of
this state th-e rising tide of federal
THE DURABILITY built into every
-"step-down" designed Hudson has
-for the second consecutive year
- been honored by the American
Society of Industrial Engineers!
Among all motor cars, Hudson alone
has received the Merit Award, the
A.S.I.E.'s highest honor. Hudson is
cited for "leadership in research, en-
gineering, design and manufacture!"
tWe have a free booklet for you explaining the many
advantages of "step-down" design.
Should federal control be substi-
tuted for a local board it would be
one of the worst things that could
happen for both the dairyman and
the consumer, dairy interests con-
Unemployment Payoff Jumps
With very small payments or none
at all during the past few months,
unemployment compensation pay-
ments in Gulf county totaled $104
during the week ending March 9,
according to the state industrial
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A nine-foot python, flying from In-
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charmer in Norway, was 'undis-
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occurrence inr air history.
This means that in a Hudson you
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-in rugged, high-compression en-
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that will set the pace for years to come.
Hudson is a car designed and built
to stay young-the most durable car
your money can buy!
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First Vacuum Cleaner
America's first vacuum cleaner
was a 4,000-pound equipment in-
stalled in a business building in
Pittsburgh in 1902; it used a steam-
driven vacuum pump in the base-
ment and pipe outlets on every
For Testing Soybeans
A new device-a hand refractome.
ter-has been developed for the
simple rapid testing of flaxseed and
soybeans for the quality of their oils
as measured by "iodine number."
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1951
PORT ST. JOE., FLORIDA
IA. I T E S T R P O R S T J O E G U L C O N Y F L R DR D A M R H2, 1 9 5 1
Ranger Appeals To
Public for Help In
Points Out That Intentionally Set
Blazes Are Destroying Much -
H. A. Hardy, Gulf county forest
ranger, is appealing to the public
Ifor assistance in preventing woods
fires, which are destroying much
valuable timber in the county.
"As your county ranger who is
responsible for the suppression of
woods fires in Gulf county, I would
like to bring to the attention of the
public some of the facfs $regarding
the woods burning now being done,"'
'"Many landowners have legally
burned their own land. If these
landowners would tell the forest
service of their intentions to burn,
it.would save us much unnecessary
travel. We have to send crews to
check on all smoke, for we consider
ahi smoke to be a wild fire until
le know better. This is expensive
a#0 also delays the crews in get-
ting to wild fires, resulting in more
acreage burned and:grveater'damage
'Pointing out that many fires are
the result of carelessly burning
brush, trash or fields without tak-
ing proper precautions as to wea-
ther or firebreaks, langer. Hardy
states that the greater part of such
fires can be prevented if everybody
is more careful with fire in and
around the woods.
"The intentionally set fires ac-
count for more of our fires than all
other causes combined, resulting in
the greatest damage done," he said.
"Most of these fires are violations
Fof the law, and the timber destroyed
is of vital importance to the econ-
,omy of Gulf county and the nation,
-as well as to the national defense
program. Every serviceman de-
pends on the woodlands to, supply
Thim with many needed articles. Is
this the way we are to-back him up
"by burning these much-needed ma-
"It is my opinion that this burn-
mning will continue until public opin-
ion is united against it. Each law-
abiding citizen must assume some
of the responsibility for catching
-violators of our fire laws, reporting
all known violations and in helping
to swing public opinion against
"I promise you that the fire-fight-
ing crews of the Gulf county fire-
-control unit will put out fires that
tdo start as quickly as possible, bit
under existing conditions they can-
not reach all fires as quickly as we
would like, for many times we have
more fires burning than we have
-crews to fight them.
"The forest service will certainly
-thank you for all the assistance
:you can give in helping to prevent
'these fires," concluded Hardy.
Louisiana is known as the "Bayou
PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB
Now that the warm weather is
bringing out new growth on shrubs,
they should be fertilized for maxi-
mum growth. A complete fertilizer
is satisfactory for all shrubs, though
Gulf County Has Fine
Fish Camps Offer Izaak Waltons
Hotel, Cabins and Small
Fleet of Boats
for azaleas and camellias a special Visiting fishermen can be well ac-
fertilizer mixture is preferable, as commodated in Gulf county, ac-
it contains no material which would cording to a booklet, "Where To
neutralize soil acidity. Fish In Florida," issued by the
Spread fertilizer thinly over root state game and fresh water fish
area (% to 1 pint for a 2-foot shrub commission.
and 1 to 2 quarts for a..-foot shrub) According to the booklet, Gulf
wash in fertilizer with water. county has 26 fish camps which of-
On our poor soils here in St. Joe fer 56 cabins and a hotel in the way
it is advisable to divide fertilizer, 'of sleeping and eating, and a total
applying half at the beginning of of 331 boats are available.
growth and half a couple of months This compares favorably with a
later, number of other Northwest Florida
Don't forget to fertilize your trees counties. Calhoun county has 14
and lawn at this time. camps mustering 29 cabins, a hotel
Cottonseed meal, which contains and 157 boats; Walton county, 17
nitrogen, potash and phosphoric camps, 50 cabins and 212 boats;
acid,, may be used with the corn- Washington county, 36 camps, 26
mercial fertilizer, which is quick- cabins and 331 boats; Jackson, .15
acting while the meal is slow-act- camps, 10 cabins and 334 boats;
ing. Cottonseed meal is especially ,Holmes, 8 camps, 1 cabin and 23
valuable for acid-loving plants, for boats.
it tendss to keep soil acid. Citrus county led the list with 43
____ ___camps, Lake .county was second
This on your printing is a sign of quality. with 40, Marion 38 and Polk and
Washington counties tied for fourth Burmese Measure
place in number of camps with 36. The Burmese measure called the
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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1951
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Phons 88 and389 Port St. Joe, Fla.
FRIDAY,~_ MAC 3 91TESAPR T OE UFCUTFOIAPG EE
e a s State gane and fish spokesmen
Legislator s rrawingi 'are still plugging haid for a $1.00
Up Number of Billsctax on pole fishermen in their own
---- I Appointment of county school su-
Andrews and Gay Do Verbal Battle perintendents by school boards in-
Over Plan To Reorganize stead of election will be proposed
State Government by several legislators.
By J. KENNETH BALLINGER TYNDALL TORNADOES
A sharp exchange between Repre- .
tentative ChariesO0. Andrews of Or- (,Continued from page 1)
lando and State Comptroller C. M. third quarter, but Marianna came
Gay featured last week's legislative back in the fourth to grab a 69-66
warnmaup. Andrews; in sponsoring lead. But Tyndall again went-out in
his reorganization plan for state front 75-73 for a few moments. The
government (reducifig the number Mariannans 'tied it at 75-all.i 'the
of bureaus, trimming powers of the last few moments of play and lost
-cabinet, etc.), said Gay had "Talla- by the 1-point :ni.u ii when Walsh
hasseeitis" when the comptroller of Tyndall was fouledand niade his
.was :critical, of the Andrews plan. free toss in the last three seconds.
The comptrollerr retorted in an Or-!. The Childs-Wewa tilt' started as
lando speech that the cabinet-sys- a walkaway for. the seeded Panama
tern of state control assured Florida City team, but Wewa dre y"to within
of freedom, from a boss, whereas three points of their opponents in
the Andrews plan would lodge, ma- the third -quarter-.on the -'shooting
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jor control in the governor.
Anti-crime legislation is shaping
up as such men as Rep. T. T. Cobb
of'Daytona Beach assured the pub-
lic that the house .of representa-
tives will match the senate in stich
a drive. Senator W. A. Shands of
Gainesville had his :crime commit-
tee in session in Miami, with Sen.
of Jack Starling and W. Branch.
But Childs' height and experience
proved too much for the Gulf coun-
tians in the last quarter, the final
St. Joe lost to the Tyndall Tor-
nadoes 101 to 76 Friday night in a
nip and tuck tilt that was tied at
19-all at .the end- of the first quar-
R. B Gautier, Miami, and Sen. H. S.' ter. Tyndall took the lead at the
Baynard, St. Petersburg, in atten- half, 46-41; but the Saints came
,dance, planning such moves as a' back strong to lead at the end of
bill to let the family of a gambling the third quarter, 66-65. However,
victim use state courts to recover five of St. Joe's starters, Graham,
their losses. Thompson, Kumm and McFarland,
Opening up of the .sales tax to fouled out and Tyndall went ahead
cut out exemptions such as cloth- to win. Kumm chalked up 22 points
ing, farm supplies, specialties, etc., and Craig 20 for St. Joe, while Mc-
is gaining favor as lawmakers see Intosh got 25 and Blake 49 points,
that as their only "out" for more for Tyndall.
school money. In the other game'Friday night,
Mothers of illegitimate children Childs Motors defeated Tac Control
-drawing state compensation were of Tyndall by a score of 66 to 54.
called members of the "99 Club" by -
Rep. Webb Jernigan of Pensacola, February Bond Sales tn County
who proposes to eliminate that fea- R-sidents of Gulf county pur-
ture from state welfare. chased a* total of $2,715 worth of
With Florida the only state still U. S. Defense Bonds during Febru-
-masking the Klan, legislative voices ary. Sales in nearby counties for
are being raised to follow Georgia the month were: Bay, $28,537; Cal-
in banning masks, and cross-hurn- houn, $693; Franklin, $4,087; Lib-
ings. rt:. none.
Efforts will be made in o in- -e ---_---
tions to cut down the public'notice Vieit In Perry
required for county and city.boards S/Sgt. and Mrs. Jerry T.. Wilder
in calling for bids, to reduce ad- and son Tommie and Mrs. W. G.
-vance notice to the people of pro- Varnadoe visited in Perry last week
posed spending. with Sgt..Wilder's parents.
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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1951
PAGE~ ~ ~ EIH THE STAR, PORT-~~l-- ST.- JOE GUL CONY FLORIDA~I FBDY A3C
TO THE EDITOR
Editor The Star-The Kiwanians
are to be congratulated on conduct-
ing such a high class basketball
tournament as that held in Port St.
Joe last week.
I The games were clean and hard-
fought. Most of them were very
close, providing the fans with many
a thrill. It was a delight to watch
so many excellent players in action.
The attendance was a little dis-
appointing. I am certain that this
must have been due not to lack of
interest in clean, top-grade, com-
petitive sport, but to the fact that
the character and class of the com-
petition were not known.
If held next year, I believe there
will be a much greater response by
the fans. It is my hope that the
Kiwanians will make the tourna-
ment an annual affair.
REV. S. J. ALLEN.
CARD OF THANKS
May we express in this way our
thanks to each and every one for
the many deeds of kindness and for
the words of comfort and sympathy
extended us at the news of the death
of our son and brother, William M.
(Pat) Garrett. Especially do. we
thank Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Forehand.
May God bless you all is our prayer.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Garrett
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7th St. and-Long Ave., 150-ft lot,
formerly belonging to Mrs. Emma
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1950 CHEVROLET 4-door Fleetline
DeLuxe. Radio, white side walls,
Monica blue color, low mileage, one
owner, $1595.00. Garraway Chevro-
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1949 CHEVROLET Sport Coupe-
All extras, black, one owner,
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Phone 37 Port St. J6e, Fla.
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FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All visit-
ing companions welcome. J. L. Wil-
son, High Priest; H. R. Maige, Sec.
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO
22, 1. 0. O 0. F.-MVLets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Minnie Lee Mahon, N. G.;
Mary E. Weeks, Secretary.
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
'ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
B, meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
/(\. days each month, 8:00 p. m.
S Members urged to attend:
visiting brothers welcome. Milton
Chafin, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
Work in M.M. degree Friday, March
23. Special Communication March
30; work in E.A. degree.
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1.0.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
nesdays, 7:30 p. m. in Masonic hall.
All members urged to attend; visit-
ng brethren invited. Fred L. Hill,
N. G.; J. F. Miller, V. G.; Theo
Glee Club Rates Week-end Visitors In City Visitor From Georgia daughter, Peggy Ann, of Thomas-
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cowart, son Mrs. Emma Williams of Iron City, ville, Ga., and Mrs. J. B. Hill of
'Average' At Festival Ronald Franklin and daughter Neu- Ga., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. Marianan were recent guests of Mr.
eva of Macon, Ga., were the guests E. Rich and other relatives, and Mrs. E. J. Rich. The two ladies
Port St. Joe junior high last week-end of the former's par- ------ are sisters of Mrs. Rich.
mixed choru* was rated as ents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Y. Cowart, at Recent Visitors -----
e" by judges at the district Kenney's Mill. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Thomas and It' pays to advertise-try it!
iool music festival held Fri- ----
Saturday in Panama City. Visiting In Lakeland
- of "superior" must be re- Mrs. Jack Hutchinson and twin COMFORTER FUNERAL
o earn a trip to the state sons left last Friday for Lakeland iIU I l UNEAL HOME
at Tampa next month, to spend two weeks with her 24 HOUR AMBULANCE SERVICE
girls' solo group for high mother, Mrs. Beulah Buchanan, and
Esther Allen of the local her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. 601 Long Avenue Phone 326 Day or NighT
received a rating of "good." T. H. Hutchinson.
than 1000 students from 16 ----- .....
schools from Pensacola to Madison
competed at the festival.
Visiting Husband In California
Mrs. Jean Lewis left Monday for
San Diego, Calif., to visit 'her hus-
band, who is stationed in that city
with the navy for a month.
CARD OF THANKS
I desire to thank my friends for
the beautiful sympathy cards sent
me. The death of, my father, J. W.
Duncan, has hurt me deeply and the
cards I received have helped me
bear this great loss.
Mrs. Rhuey Radase.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORID,
_FIRIA, MBC,8, 15
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1951
(Continued from Page 2)
Mrs. Clements Hostess To
Baptist W. M. U. Circle
Baptist W. M. U. Circle I met
Monday afternoon with Mrs. J. J.
Clements in her home on 8th Street.
Mrs. Homer Lovett, program chair-
man, gave the devotional from I
Cor. 12th chapter, followed with
prayer by Mrs. E. B. Dendy. Mrs
Lovett then gave an interesting talk
from Prov. 6:16-19, using as her
topic "The greatest of these is love.
Love the things of good and late
the things of evil."
The chairman conducted a busi-
ness session during which reports
were received from various chair-
men, and a, shower of sok for the
-Baptist children's home was held,
an Easter gift to the kiddies.
During -the social hour the, hos-
tess served refreshments to the five
The April meeting of this circle'
will be with Mrs. Homer Lovett.
The Port St. Joe Hospital Auxili-
ary will not hold its quarterly meet-
ing this-month. Next meeting will
'be on Friday,. April 13 at 3 p. m. at
the home of Mrs. Robert Tapper.-
bAPTIST JUNIOR G. A.'s MEET
,The Junior ,Girls' Auxiliary of .the
Baptist Church met Monday after-
-noon at the church under super-,
vision of Mrs; Belle DuBose, coun-
selor, with the following present:
Barbara Ann Kay, Patsy Daniels,
Eliaine Musselwhlte, Celia and Rose-
mary Tomlinson, Peggy Scott, Gail
Bateman, Marjorie Rogers, .Martha
Iay and Judy Poitevant. Follow-
ing development of the topic for
the afternoon, "Fishing for Souls,"
a'season of prayer for the lost and
unenlisted G. A.'s was held.
Returns To Duty After Leave
SCpl. Franlk J. Pierce le.,Saturday
for Fort Campbell, Ky., aK.ter spend-.
ing a 15-day leave here with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Pierce.
He was accompanied here by his
wife, Lucile, who is remaining with
Mr. and Mrs. Pierce for an indefi-,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE NINE
Stork Shower Honors
Mrs. Charles Smith
Mrs. Charles Smith was hoiioree
at a stork shower on March 9 given
by Mrs. Willy Ramsey, Mrs. Billy
Bowen, Mrs. Billy Howell and Mrs.
Tom Parker at the home of the lat-
Upon her arrival, the honor guest
was presented with a corsage of
pink carnations, and as each guest
arrived, one of the hostesses pinned
on her favor in the shape of a pink
and blue baby rattle.
The living room of the Parker
home was decorated with pansies,
pink azaleas and Queen" Ann's lace.
Two games were enjoyed, with
prizes going to Mrs. George Wim-
bery Jr., and Mrs. Lanelle Rowan.
The gifts were then brought into
the room in a blue and white or-
gandy ruffled bassinette and pre-
sented to Mrs. Smith by Mrs. Billy
Howell. The hostesses also pre-
sented the honoree with-a baby tub
containing some of the essentials
for baby use. Each small gift was
wrapped individually and contained
a short verse regarding use of the
Refreshments of shrimp salad,
ritz crackers and assorted cookies
and cakes were.served by the hos-
tesses to Mesdames B. H. Smith,.
Charles Brown, Williston Chason,
Jill Vizcarondo, Ralph Jackson, La-
nelle Rowan,. George Wimberly Jr.,
Grady Plair,. Brady Jordan and L,
C. Davis and Misses Lehnor and
Sending gifts but unable to be
present were Mesdames George Su-
ber, Walter Johnson, W. 0. Nichols,
Joe Johnson, J. L. Ricketson, Max
Kilbourn, L. E. Voss, Jimmy Kul-
bourn, Charles Stevens, and Blake
Thomason and Miss Hazel Burnett.
'Attend W. M. U. Convention
Those attending the Baptist State
W. M. U. convention held in Pan-
ama City last week were Mrs. Joe
Ferrell, Mrs. George Cooper, Mrs..
Durel Brigman, Mrs. Milton Chafih,
Mrs., Ralph Nance and Mrs. J. 0.
Baggett, all of whom were present
at each session. Others attending
a part of the convention were Mrs.
E. C. Cason, Mrs. W. I. Carden, Mrs.
C. I. Palmer, Joe Ferrell, George
Cooper, Durel Brigman, Milton Cha-
fin and Ralph Nance.
This on your printing is a sign of quality.
Liberty Garden Campaign
Launched to Increase
Home Vegetable Growing
Home vegetable gardens can
make an important contribution to
the civilian defense program, Mil-
lard Caldwell, head of the Federal
Civil Defense Administration, stated
in a letter to Secretary of Agricul-
"Food thus produced and pre-
served in the home will be a safety
factor and should strengthen Na-
tional Defense," his letter contin-
ued. "Furthermore, gardening
brings many benefits'to the public
aside from the actual food produced,
as it improves the morale and
health of our citizens.
-"We assure you of the complete
. cooperation of our agency in en-
couraging this program. We, will
also recommend to the State Civil
Defense authorities that they,, too,
cooperate with their state agricul-
tural agencies who have charge of
this necessary activity."
The National Garden Advisoryy
Committee, estabLished during the
World war to adv-ise the government
on it*, war garden policy, unani-
mously recommended to Secretary
Branenan that a government cam-
paign be organized at once to en-
courage the planting of home vege-
table gardens as a preparedness
measure, under the title: "Liberty
The campaign will stress the
preservation of home grown vege-
tables, by freezing and canning, to
create home reserves.
"Liberty -Gardens" *m11 be the
fourth name applied to a national
campaign for home vegetable gar-
dens. In World War I, they were
'War Gardens"; in World War II,
"Victory Gardens," in the post-war
era when food was being shipped in
quantities to Europe, "Gardens for
Freedom." These various names
all meant the same, that every fam-
ily which could produce its own
fresh vegetables, by work during
le's::re hours, on land near theI
Liberty Garden Program
Recommendations of the Na-
tional Garden Advisory
1. That the U. S. Department
of Agriculture set up a home
garden and home food preser-
vation program under a defi-
nitely designated director.
2. That th facilities. of the
Extension Service and other
agencies in the U. S. D. A. and
in the various states be utilized
to the fullest extent in further-
ing the program.
3. That the U. S. D. A. enlist
the support and cooperation of
garden clubs, youth, groups,
women's organizations, service
clubs, industrial, community,
other civic organizations, and
organs of 1Public information.
4 That emphasis be placed
on home preservation Of fruits
home, thereby made an important
contribution to national defense.
The contribution to the family
budget will also be important for
most families. High food prices
indicate that. The cost of growing
vegetables has grown so high that
much land which formerly produced
near large cities has been trans-
ferred to sugar beets, and other
specialty crops, requiring less
labor. Costs are rapidly increasing
in California and 'Ai-zona, from
which lettuce and carrots, are
shipped East all summer long.
Careful statistics hav e shown that
back-yard gardeners can grow vege-
tables for family use by spending
less time in planting and caring for
a garden, than it would take to shop
for the vegetables in the market.
Leisure time can be exchanged for
the equivalent of high wage.
Iowa, noted as a corn and meat
producing state, is also'America's
number one state in egg production.
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Rich's Super-Market, located at the corner of Third Street and Williams Avenue,
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DAYS NLY URS FRI SAT.
WHITE MEAT lb.
19c Swift's Best HAM, whole or half Ib. 67c
PORK ROAST lb. 39c PICNIC HAMS, whole or half Ib. 39c
PORK SIDES lb. 24c
OYSTERS Qt. 97c
GROUND BEEF lb.
FRESH BACKBONE Ib. 47c
COOKING OIL gal.
NEW IRISH POTATOES 5 lbs. 23c
PORK CHOPS-Center Cuts lb.
HOG LARD Gallon Jug $1.37
HOG LARD Half Gallon 79c
HOME DRESSED CHICKENS
13c GREEN BUTTER BEANS lb. 17c
FRESH GARbEN PEAS lb. 13c RADISHES
GREEN HEAD CABBAGE lb.
LETTUCE Large Head
GREEN ONIONS 2 Bunches
FROZEN FOOD SPECIALS
OKRA Box 2
DIru Eh IiiETC IL A
FRESH STRAWBERRIES Pint 27c
FRESH TOMATOES, BELL PEPPERS
and HOT PEPPERS ---19c lb.
JUICY ORANGES Doz. 19c
Large GRAPEFRUIT, 3 for 16c
1c BANANAS 2 Ibs. for 23c
rci%.n rILL-.1, ln. '; MACKEREL No. 2 Can 15c
CHICKEN GIZZARDS lb. 55c CORN BEEF Can 39c
4-Stick OLEOMARGARINE lb. 29c SARDINES 2 Cans 15c
...... .. ... GEORGIA SYRUP Gal. 99c
R'- C COLAS and NEHI ORANGE FRESH EGGS Doz. 49c
73c per Case GEORGIA EGGS ARE BETTER
THE STAR, PORT T. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
,. .- a, w II
Wewahitchka Youths TORNADO
Planting Cedar Trees (Continued from page 1)
ntorn.A large barn directly across
the road from the Patrick home was
Four-H Club Trio Hope To Raise almost completely demolished, and
2000 Seedlings From the garage of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
20,000 Seed Cook hear the Patrick residence
was demolished. A large truck that
J. B. Lee ,20; Bronzell Ward, 15, was parked beside the road was
and Charles Brogdon, 13, members shoved down the highway a quarter
of the Wewahitchka 4-H Club, have of a mile and parked in the ditch
planted 20,000 cedar tree seed in near the canal, suffering only a
the expectation off getting about shattered windshield, probably from
2000 seedling-size trees this sum- flying debris.
mer and more in '9ach of the fol- A small hoUse .on the north side
lowing two years, since all of the 'of the -canal occupied by Mr. and
seed won't come up this year. Mrs. B. C. Williams and Mr. Wil-
The cedars, which will be ready liams' mother, was a total loss, to-
to transplant when .they reach a
height of from four to six inches,
will be used for .ence posts, pencil
wood, Christmas trees and furniture
The 20,000 seed were given to
the boys by the state forest ser-
vice, which reports that interest
'has grown in planting other types
of trees in Florida as well as pines.
The planting of pines, as can be
noted in Gulf county especially, has.
snowballed in recent years into a
widespread reforestation movement
in the state.
RED CROSS CLASSES
(Continued from page 1)
The breakdown showed 53.61 %
for school boards; 41.02% for county
commissions, 5.14% for.. ,ther ;-,
cial ta.xes-, and.,.23%:for lejrinal
property penalty, ..... ...
Total of ad, yalorem taxes has
increased in Florida from $25.7'4I.-
508.47 in 1941 ''to $8.;060.74'.34 .in
1950, almost tripling for 'the 10-year
Total ad valreiinl aluation-:has
increased from $2,126,360,836 in 1941
to $4,244,250,922 in 1950, or just
about double. .
gether with clothing and furniture.
The two women were slightly in-
jured and suffered from shock.
The back porch and a small room
of the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Odom was torn ,of:f and the lumber
scattered hither and yon. Just up
the road from the Odom home, the
windmill supplying water to the
fire lookout tower was a tangled
wreck. The tower was undamaged.
Little Miss Margaret Underwood.
was considerably excited over a
small dog that had been chained to
a tree. Seems like the dog and the
chain disappeared entirely and no
trace of either had been found.
The area resembled a.aittlefleiid
after heavy fire,' with ancient ce-
dar trees looking as though a giant
lharid ha' I rasiped bhem by the top.
and' twisted off tile brartliAi- a- one
would wring the top'p off a bunch
'of turnip green, li rII ,liIng and
shattered timbers lying everywhere
and some of the tin sections bent,
weiredly aroulid the branches of a
few .'bare-limbed trees that mnan-
1'g'd to sutivive the 'terrific pres-
sures exerted by the twister.
Some weed seeds are so hardy
they can' live sleeping in the soil
for many years. ,
Spending Easter Here
Miss Norma Lewis arrived Wed-
nesday from Marion, Ala., where
she -is attending Judson College, to
spend ithe Easter holidays with-her
mother, Mrs. Ethel Westbrook, and
other relatives. .
SEXpect Tq Visit In South.FlIprida
"I Mr-and' Mrs.-W. C. Prifgeon ex-
ren: -i o :aI-e Suiday morning for
Sarasota-to prend 'a few 'days with
their daughter and son-in-law, Mr.
.Mr. and. Mrs. Joe Brooks of Elba,
Ala., were guests over the week-end
of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Co and
Argentina covers an area of 1,-
079,965 square miles.
'Called To Georgia By Death
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Bryan Jr.,
I and daughter Paula were called to
Manchester, Ga., Sunday by the
death of Mr. Iryan's aunt, Mrs. H.
W. Singleton. They attended the
funeral service in Buena Vista, Ga.,
on Monday, Mr. Bryan acting as an
honorary pallbearer. They returned
home by way of Americus, Ga., and
spent the night with .Mr. Bryan's
mother, arriving here Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Thursby of
Marianna spent Sunday here with
Mr. and Mrs. Clint Thursby, having
come to our city to retrieve their
small daughter, Wilma Nell, who
spent several days visiting with
Expects To Go To Korea
T/Sgt. Jimmy Adams, who has
been stationed at Tyndall Field for
several years, will leave Tuesday
for Tallahassee to catch a plane to
California for embarkation to the
Korean war front.
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Home On Leave Returns From North
Pfc. and Mrs. Ralph Plair arrived J. D. Brock,, right-hand man, to
last Saturday from Fort Bragg, N. the publisher of The Star, returned
C., where Ralph is stationed, for a Monday night from a week's visit
10-day visit here with Mr. and.Mrs. in Philadelphia, Pa., with friends.
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NOTICE FOR DIVORCE
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, G(ULF COUNTY,
ENACTMENT OF SPECIAL LEGISLATION i FLORIDA. IN CHANCERY.
CONCERNING GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. METTLE A .LDERMAN, Paintiff,
Notice is hereby given that the Board of JESSE J. ALDERMAN, Defendant.
City Commissioners of the City of P'ort St. | NOTICE TO: JESSE J. ALDERMAN, whose
Joe, Florida, will apply to the 1951 legis- place of residence is unknown.
lature for the 'adoption of a Local Bill en- On or before the 23rd day of April, A. D.
titled "An Act to Abolish the Present Mu- 1951 the Defendant, Jesse' J. Alderman, is
nicipal Government of the City of Port St required to serve upon Cecil G. Costin. Jr.,
Joe, in the County of Gulf, in the State of Plaintiff's Attorney, whose address is 211
Florida, and to Create, Establish and Or- Reid Avenue, Port St Joe, Florida, a copy
ganize a Municipality To Be Known and of and file with the Clerk of the Circuit
Designated as the City of Port St. Joe, and Court the original of an answer to the Corn-
To Define Its Territorial Boundaries and To j plaint for Divorce filed against him herein.
Provide for Its Government, Jurisdiction, I WITNESS my hand and Seal of said Court
Powers, Franchises and Privileges." at Wewahitchka, Gulf County,- Florida, this
Dated this 20th day of March, 1951. i 19th day of March, A. D. 1951.
Attest: J. C. BELIN, I GEORGE Y. CORE,
B. H DICKENS, Mayor. (CIRCUIT COURT as Clerk of said Court.
City Auditor and Clerk. 1 SEAL) 3-23 4-13
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