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THE STAR "
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, APRIL 27, 1951 NUMBER 31
Ball Game Wednesday
Big Names In Lineups of Braves
and Cubs Promise Spec-
By HARRY McKNIGHT
Next Wednesday afternoon at 4
o'clock in Centennial Ball Park, the
Rotary Braves and the Kiwanis
Cubs will square off. for their an-
nual feud on the diamond arena.
Last spring the Cubs "wuz robbed"
and they are out to even things if
the good (?) right flipper of that
fugitive from the Bums, Magidson,
holds out. His teammates will give
him one more chance to redeem
himself. A newcomer to the Cub
squad, Gannon Buzzett, may prove
to be a dark horse-they are al-
ready anticipating plenty of char-
Tentative lineups are as follows:
Cubs-Killer Creech, ss; Limpy
Lawrence, 2b; Blisters Blount, 3b;
Scratches Smith, If; Crawlin' Cul-
pepper, rf; Amnesia Anderson, cf&
Hump Hannon, lb; Muffin Magid-
son, p; Blooper. Bellows, c.
Braves-Grunt Greer, ss; Joltin'
Joe Mira, 2b; Bumps Buttram, 3b;
Rusty Gate Ramsey, If; Arthritis
Anderson, rf; BB "Eyes" Conklin,
cf; Jaded Jones, lb; Bruises Barke,
p; Hoppy Harris, c.
The public is urged to be on hand
to see what probably will be the
most outstanding game of the 1951
baseball season-or any other sea-
son, for that matter.
Senior Class Enjoys
Fishing Trip In Gulf
Members of the senior class of
the Port St. Joe high-'chool, ac-
companied by Don" Kumm of the
teaching staff, went on a fishing ex-
pedition in the Gulf last Saturday,
going out from Panama City. They
reported a catch of 230 pounds of
red snapper, white snapper and
grouper. John Rich with 18 fish to
his credit, was -top fisherman, and
Sara Bray led the fisherwomen.
Reporting severe cases of malde-
mere were Don Kumm, Phil Chat-
ham, Donald Parker, Dot Manasco,
Martha Lovett, Faye Hill, Betty
Fleming, Sara Bray, Alden Farris,
Loyd Tubb, Minnie Ola Ray and
NEW WATER RATES TO
GO' INTO EFFECT MAY 1
The new water and .sewer rates
as set up by the city commission a
short time back, will go into effect
next Tuesday, May 1.
SMinimum for water will be $1.5.0
-per month, and the sewer charge
will-be 30% of the water charge,
with a minimum of $1 per month.
Present sewerage rate, is 50c per
A. special summer rate is effec-
tive from April 20 to September 20
for the benefit. of gardeners and
those having extensive lawns. Af-
ter the first 6000 gallons the charge
is 12%c per 1000 gallons instead of
the customary 25c per 1000..
Visit Patient At Hospital
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Musgrove and
Mrs. L. T. Fields of Blountstown
visited Tuesday with Mrs. Everette
"McFarland, who is a patient at the
Port "St. Joe Municipal Hospital.
Mrs. Musgrove is a sister of Mrs.
McFarland and Mrs. Fields is her
Home From Legion Convention
Denver Miller G. E. Jordan and
Arthur Lupton returned Tuesday
from the state American Legion
convention held in Tampa over the
County Small Claims Court
Measure Sent To Governor
Among 11 local bills passed by the
state senate last Friday which or-
iginated in the house and had been
approved by that body, was one in-
troduced by Representative George
Tapper to create a small claims
court in Gulf county. The bill was
requested by businessmen of Port
'The bills have gone to the gover-
nor, and except when he wishes to
use his veto power, he customarily
lets them become law without sign-
Is Playing Good Ball
Fans Urged To Turn Out Tuesday
To See First Night Game
for Local School
The St. Joe Shark diamond ag-
gregation won from Carrabelle 4-0
and lost a thriller to the Florida In-
dustrial School team 11-10 during
the past week's baseball activity.
Hildreth Dunlap, brilliant right-
hander, missed baseball's no hit
hall of fame by the margin of a
twisting hopper 'to the mound. Ma-
these, Carrabelle pitcher, beat the
throw to' first to spoil the Highland
View youngster's bid for a no-hitter.
Duinlap fanned eight and did not
walk a man in baffling the Mullet
hitters. Dunlap, Chatham and Phil-
yaw led the Sharks at the plate.
Freeman and Hudson played good
ball in the field,, .;,,..
Florida Industrial School handed
the Sharks their first defeat on thb.
local diamond.this year. Phil Chat-
ham started on the hill for the lo-
cals, but received loose support in
the field. His, wildness, plus the
timely hitting of Ennis, F. I. S.
pitcher, staked the visitors, to a
seven-run lead going into the last
inning. The Sharks staged a thrill-
ing rally for six runs,'but saw their
chances vanish as Bob Gibson
failed in three attempts to squeeze
the tieing run across the plate.
Chatham and Philyaw hit the ball
(Continued on page 8)
CASH IS TAKEN BY PROWLER
AT TAPPER COMPANY OFFICE
A prowler gained entry to the of-
fices of the George G. Tapper Com-
pany Monday night by forcing a
back window. About $80 in cash
was taken from a desk drawer and
several checks totaling about $100.
The thief apparently knew where
the cash was kept, since nothing
else was disturbed.
Attend F. S. U. Circus
Attending the Florida State Uni-
versity circus in Tallahassee last
Friday night were Mr. and Mrs. C.
G. Costin, Jimmy 'Costin, Miss Ann
Kenney., Mi'. and- Mrs. Mel Magid-
son and son, Mel Jr., Mr. and Mrs.
H. E, Richards and Miss Sara Gill.
Kiwanis Take Moose In Ball Game
The Kiwanis softball team beat
the Mopse team 5s- in a game held
Tuesday afternoon. A return tilt
has. been scheduled for Thursday
afternoon of next week at 5 o'clock
in Centennial Park.
Home From Hospital
Pervis Howell returned Tuesday
from a Pefisacola hospital where he
had undergone an operation for re-
'moval of his thyroid glands. Ap-
parently hospital life agreed with
him, as he put on weight and is
hale, hearty and plimp. Of particu-
lar interest is the fact that during
his convalesence the nurses played
tick-tack-toe on his stomach, using
iodine swvabs for writing.
1945-..- $ 357.46
Crippled Children's Clinic Tapper Bill Would Do
Set for Today In Panama Away With All Racing
Away With All Racing
The Florida crippled children's
commission will hold its semi-an- Measure Is Referred To Two Com-
nual clinic for crippled children at mittees, Which Probably Means
the Bay county health center, Pan- Its Eventual Demise
Bond Refunding Will
Save City $20,000
Hearing On Refunding Petition To
Be Held Before Judge Clay
Lewis On May 21 -
In this issue of The Star appears
a legal advertisement for the re-
funding of the water and sewer
bond issues of the city of Port St.
Joe which, it is estimated, will al-
low a saving to the city of approxi-
mately $20,000 over a periodof 15
The bondholders have agreed to
forego any charges on delinquent
interest on the existing bonds,
which amounts to $6,600, and, have
also agreed to cut the present in-
terest rate of 4% to 3%%.
Total amount of the refunding
bond issue is $179,320 and the new
bonds will be paid, off at the rate
of $8000 a year, $4000 on January
1 and $4000 on July 1 of each year,
beginning January 1, 1952. On Jan-
uary 1, 1966, a payment of $34,000
will be due, and on July 1, 1966, the
final payment of $33,320 will fall
Hearing on the petition .for re-
funding the bonds will be held at
the court house in Panama City at
10 a. m. May 21, before Judge E.
Clay Lewis Jr.
Navy Loses To St. Joe"
2 To 6 In Return Gapme
"Lefty" Thomason and Eddie, Me-,
S"- harg Hold Down Mour.d
In a return game played here
Sunday, the Navy Mines Counter-
maeasure Station baseball team of
Panama City bowed to the St. Joe
Saints 6-2 before a fair-size crowd
"Lefty" Thomason hurled for the
Saints the first four innings, allow-
ing two runs. Eddie Meharg took
over the mound from there on and
held the visitors scoreless.
Navy chalked up one in the first
and another in the third, which was
the extent of their scoring,'although
they threatened several times.
The Saints made three counters
in the third when, with two -out,
Bennie Burke was, walked, Elmore
Godfrey singled to send Burke to
third, Marion Craig pounded out a
two-bagger to send Burke home,
and Leonard Belin took two bases
to shove Craig across the plate.
The remaining three scores came
in the fifth when Meharg singled,
(Continued on page 8)
City To Hold Tax Sale
Of Delinquent Property
At a recent meeting.of. the city
commission it was voted-to hold a
tax sale on real, and personal prop-
erty within the city of Port St. Joe
on which taxes are delinquent. The
sale will be held about the same
time as the annual county tax sale,
which falls, in July.
The amount of delinquent taxes
by years is 'as follows: \
lJ39 .. 92.5Z 946.... i,386D.22 Install Metal Awnings
1940 .... 102.83 1947..... 1,790.55 A new look has been added to
1941 -... 106.49 1948..... 1,894.63 Rich's Super-Market on 3rd Street
1942 -..- 100.63 1949 ....-- 1,546.20 and Roche's three store buildings
1943 -..- 213.96 ---- on Reid Avenue.by the addition of
1944 ... 203.44 TOTAL $7,825.90 handsome metal awnings.
Anyone knowing their taxes are -----
delinquent may prevent their name Sees Daughter Capped
showing up in the delinquent tax Mrs. James Guilford and son,
list to be published in The Star by Jimmy, attended the capping exer-
dropping by- the city hall and cross- cises at Charity Hospital, New Or-
ing the palm of City Tax Collector leans, La., on April 16, when Miss
Ben Dickens with sufficient silver Maxine Guilford, a student nurse
to take care of the' delinquency- at the hospital, received-her cap.
ama City, today, beginning at 8:30
a. m., under sponsorship of the Am-
erican Legion and Legion Auxiliary.
This will be a diagnostic clinic
for patients from Gulf and Bay
counties and is open free of charge
to any child under 21 years of age.
Lunches will be served all pa-
tients and parents attending this
Hand Serves As Spare
Part ln Korean Battle
Sgt. Herring Keeps Up Communi-
cations After Radio Aerial
The following article appeared in
the April 4 issue of "The Front
Line," daily mimeographed paper
of the 3d Infantry Division which
is in Korea:'
"Sgt. James C. Herring, Hq. Bat-
tery Liaison Section, 39th Field Ar-
tillery Battalion, is a man who
knows the importance of keeping of
communications, especially when
enemy mortars are coming in on
"Recently, while the-infantrymen
were attacking a hill, the aerial of
his radio snapped in two. After the
aerial broke, the enemy started
dropping mortars on the infantry
and pinned them down. Herring_,
was given the enemy mortar posi-
tions by the infantry and told to
call for artillery to be placed on-the
"Herring stood up, held the two
pieces of the aerial together and
called out the positions to the ar-
tillery while the Chinks were still
dropping mortars. The hand-to-hand
aerial hookup worked and the ar-
tillery shells came screaming in on
the Chinese mortars. When the bar-
rage lifted, the infantrymen had
easy going, thanks to Sgt. Herring,
his ingenuity and the men and how-
itzers of the 39th." -
BAKE SALE SATURDAY
Don't forget the bake sale to be
held tomorrow, beginning at 11 a.
m. on Reid Avenue, sponsored by
the American Legion Auxiliary. Also
the awarding of prizes in the baby
contest at 4 p. m. in the building
adjoining Webb's 5 & 10 Store.
PRICE OF CARDBOARD GOES UP
Due to a rise in' the wholesale
price of cardboard The Star in fu-
ture must charge 15c for a 22x28-
inch sheet, or two sheets for 25c.
Spelling Bee Entries
Entries. from Gulf county in the
North Florida spelling bee held Sat-
urday in,Panama City by the John
H. Perry newspapers were Martha
Jean Hammock of Port St. Joe and
Donnie- Jean Lister of Wewahit-
chka. Allen Jinkins; 14, 8th grade
student from Jinks junior high was
the winner, spelling down 24 en-
tries from schools in this area.
, Among a number of bills intro-
duced in the legislature last Friday
to curb gambling and illegal prac-
tices was one by Representative
George Tapper of this city which
would completely'abolish legal rao,
ing. It calls for repeal of Chapter
550 of the Florida statutes which
provides for the state racing com-
mission and legalizes racing.
Racing now brings the state $14,-
000,000 annually. Part of the racing
tax money goes into the fund for
old age assistance, while another
part- is distributed evenly between
the 67 counties of the state and is
a major source of revenue in the
smaller counties. To date this year
Gulf county has received $70,000
from racing; last year's handout
amounted to $82,400.
Tapper said the house already
had gone on record as opposed to
crime and illegal gambling. But he
said if the lower chamber "really
wants to clean up this situation;
this bill will do it."
Rep. Tapper tried to speed up
consideration on the measure by
having it placed directly ha the cal-
endar without reference to com-
mittee. Instead it was referred to
the judiciary C committee and by
voice vote referred also to the com-
mittee on finance and taxation,
which action virtually assures that
'it will not' be returned to the cal-
Cub Scouts To Stage Soap
Box Derby Next Tuesday
Cub Scout Pack 'No. 47, under
sponsorship of the Kiwanis Club,
will stage a soap box derby next
Tuesday evening and extend an in-
vitation to the public to be on hand
to witness- this spectacle of thrills
If all goes well, Cubmaster Gor-
don Hallmark- expects to make the
affair an annual event.
CANADIAN SHIP LOADS PAPER
AND TAKES ON BUNKER OIL
The SS Sun Prince, of Canadian
registry, came into port here last
Friday to take on 1500 tons of pa-
per at the St. Joe Paper Company
mill for delivery to a point in Mex-
ico. While here the vessel replen-
ished her fuel bunkers with approx-
imately 100 tons of fuel oil.
Every child who has a Chinese
or Japanese costume is cordially, in-
vited and urged to wear it when
they attend the flower show May
5 and 6 at the Centennial Auditor-
Visitors From Alabama
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin McGill and
daughter Vicki Dean of. Childers-
burg, Ala., are visiting their par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. McGill and
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Owens. Edwin
returned home Tuesday, while Mrs.
McGill remained over to accompany
her mother to a hospital in Pan-
ama City for an eye operation.
Car Crashes When Tire Blows
The car of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil
Conger was almost completely de-
molished Saturday night when one
of the tires blew out near the main
gate at Tyndall Field, causing the
car to overturn. Mrs. Conger, who
was driving, 'was accompanied by
her husband, Marie Johnson and
Robert Freeman, none of whom
PAGE TWO THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLQRIDA FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1951
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
Various Classes Listed for Third Annual Flower
Show Sponsored By Port St. Joe Garden Club
The third annual flower show to Class 5-Study in one color (foli-
be held May 5 and 6 at the Centen- age permitted).
nial Auditorium under sponsorship Class 6-'Small arrangements not
of the Port St. Joe Garden Club, over eight inches high or wide.
has an Oriental theme this year. Class 7-Miniature arrangements
Mrs. I. C. Nedley, chairman of the not over three inches high or wide,
affair, has been working on plans made in one of the following de-
for several months, so everyone signs: (a) contemporary Ameri-
can look forward to an excellent can, (b) Orientaj line of restraint,
show this year. Everyone, Garden (c) French 17th and 18th century.
Club member or not, is urged to Accessories permitted.
make entries. Class 8 Hanging baskets and
Below are listed the classes un- wall vases.
der which entries may be made- Class 9-Dish gardens.
be sure to clip and save as a guide Class 10-Fruit or vegetable ar-
in making arrangements: rangements.
Section I-Room Groups I Section 111-Horticulture
Class 1-Mantles: Any plant ma- Class 1-Best specimen of any
trial. Accessories perihitted, annual bloom.
Class 2-Occasional Tables (the Class 2-Best specimen of any
tables to be furnished by exhibitor). perennial bloom.
Class 4-Dining Tables (no flat Class 3-House plants: (a) bloom-
silver allowed). Three each of ing type, (b) foliage type.
breakfast tables, luncheon tables Section IV-Special Features
and informal supper tables. Class 1-Arrangements by men
Classs 4-Coffee or cocktail tables only. No restrictions.
(tables furnished by exhibitor). Class 2-"Small Fry." Table for
Section II-Arrangement Classes doll's tea party (table and chair to
Class 1-Arrangements of pine be furnished by exhibitor).
with flowers. Class 3-Juniors: Miniature gar-
Class 2-Arrangements of drift- dens (growing material required).
wood and flowers. Class 4-Arrangements of dried
Class 3-Wild flowers (weed or material on boards to represent
seed pods)., wood carving.
Class 4 Arrangements in old Class 5-Ming trees.
vases. Class 6-Dried arrangements.
Seafool Dinner Is Enjoyed Kiwanians Are Awarded
By Methodist Men's Group Perfect Attendance Tabs
The Methodist Men's Fellowship 1 President Ben Dickens awarded
met at the church Tuesday evening perfect attendance tabs to 13 mem-
at 7:30, at which time the Meriam bers of the Port St. Joe Kiwanis
Langston Circle of the W. S. C. S. Club at the Wednesdsay luncheon
served a seafood dinner to fifty- in the clubroom of Hotel St. Joe.
four members and guests. I A. P. Wakefield and Harry Mc-
Following the dinner hour, 'the Knight each collected an 8-year
meeting was called to order by J. tab, J. C. Culpepper completed four
L. Temple, president, and a few perfect years, John Robert Smith,
minutes were given to group sing- Dr. Bob King, Gus Creech, John
ing under the direction of the pas. ;Blount, Tom Alsobrook and the
tor, Loyd W. Tubb, after which the prexy himself, two years each, and
president called for introduction of- G. F. Lawrence, Mickey Stone, Gor-
guests and new members. don Hallmark and Harvey Solomon,
The meeting -was then turned
over to J. Lamar Miller, program
chairman, who introduced Howard
P. Sapps of Panama City, who gave
an interesting and inspiring talk on
"Religion, the Foundation of Life."
During a short business session,
Fennon Talley was appointed by
the chair as chairman of a "Fisher-
man's Club" and a number of re-
ports were given on the experi-'
ences of the visitation program.
The pastor announced at this time
that next Sunday would be "Mem-
bership Sunday" in the church.
J. L. Sharit, chairman of thedbuild-
ing committee, stated that if plans
materialized, that by the next meet-
ing date work would be underway
toward completion of the church.
The meeting was closed with the
singing of "At the Cross," followed
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN MEET
AT HOME OF MRS. CAMPBELL
The Presbyterian Women of the
Church met Monday afternoon with
Mrs. Henry Campbell. The meeting
was opened with prayer by the
president, Mrs. H. L. McKinnon. A
short 'business session was then
held at which time a party to cele-
brate the birthday of the Presby-
terian Women of the Church was
discussed, the party to be held on
May 21. It was also decided to in-
vite the ladies of the Wewahitchka
Presbyterian Church to ,the affair.
'Mrs. S. J. Allen gave the Bible
study from the book, "Applied Chris-
tianity," after which the hostess
served refreshments to Mesdames
R. D. Prows Jr., S. J. Allen, Carl
Guilford, Charles Garraway, C. W.
Long, Sidney Jammes, H. L. Mc-
Kinnon and T. J. Mitchell.
J. A. M. CLUB MEETS
Mrs. Verna Smith was hostess
Monday night to members of the
J. A. M. Club in her home on Mon-
ument'Avenue. After enjoying the
usual activities of the club, a de-
licious congealed salad plate with
sandwiches, cookies and punch was
served the five members and two
visitors. Next meeting of the club
will be May 7 with Mrs. C. G. Cos-
tin at her Beacon Hill beach cot-
The population of Finland is
nine per cent Swedish.
BEST LUNCH IN TOWN!
"YOUR MONEY'S WORTH"
BUSINESS MEN'S LUNCH
Baptist W. M. U. Meets for
Royal Service Program
The Woman's Missionary Union
of the First Baptist Church met at
the church Monday afternoon for
the monthly royal service program,
which was in charge of Circle I.
The meeting was opened with the
singing of "I Am Thine, 0 Lord,"
after which Mrs. J. J. Clements
brought the devotional from Matt.
19:16-22, the topic being "What
Lack I Yet?"
Following a song, "All To Jesns
I Surrender," the program -topic,
"Yearning Youth," was developed
in a most interesting way by Mrs.
George Cooper, Mrs. A. V. Bate-
man, Mrs. E. F. Gunn, Mrs. Tom
Watts and Mrs. Homer Lovett.
Following prayer by Mrs. J. O..
Baggett, a business session was in
order during which a report on the
executive meeting held here last
week was given. It was announced
that the Girls' Auxilliary of the lo-
cal church will have a place on the
program of the young peoples' meet-
ing to be held May 10 in Panama
City. It was also announced that
Dr. Harold Canning of Wewahit-
chka, who has been a missionary
to Africa, will speak to the W. M.
U. at the church next Monday at 3
p. m., and all were urged to tell
their friends to be present at that
time to hear this talented speaker
tell of his work in Africa.
EASTERN STAR CHAPTERS
HONOR WEWA CHAPTER
Last Friday night the Blounts-
town Chapter. Order of Easter Star,
and Gulf Chapter 191 of this city
honored the Wewahitchka Eastern
Star Chapter with a surprise party
in the county seat city on the first
anniversary of its founding.
Those attending from Gulf chap-
ter were Mrs. Onnie Greer, Mrs.
Onnie Herring, Mrs. Callie Howell,
Mrs. Marguerite Pridgeon, Mrs. Es-
thei Bartee, Mrs. Pauline Smith,
Mrs.'Wilma Cooper and George W.
Cooper, Port St. Joe; Mrs. Claudia
Sewell and Mrs. Neva Croxton,
White City, and Mrs. Helen Strane
and Mrs. Johnny Sykes of Beacon
BAPTIST G. A.'S MEET
The Girls' Au'xiliary of the First
Baptist Church met at the church
Monday afternoon, the meeting be-
ing opened with the allegiance and
watchword. Two girls passed the
maiden steps after which several
songs were sung and the maiden
steps and lady-in-waiting steps were
repeated. The secretary read the
minutes of the previous meeting
and called the roll, with nine mem-
bers and five visitors present.
Miss Sarah Joyce Redd, daughter
of Mrs. Coy Redd of Panama City,
will become the bride of Frank R.
Daniels, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S.
Daniels, Panama City, on Monday,
April 30,.the wedding to be solem-
nized at the First Methodist Church
in that city, with Rev. J. Carlisle
--- FEATURE No. 2
"THEY UVE BY
The story of a reckless boy. and
his girl traveling the narrow
highway with crime.
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Chapter 9 of Serial
"CODY OF THE PONY
Cartoon "LAND OF FUN"
Held In Chinatown
By Jackie Kenney
Last week-end the juniors and se-
niors of the Port St. Joe high school
took a trip to Chinatown for their
annual banquet and prom. The af-
fair was held at the Centennial Au-
ditorium with the junior class as
The guests entered the oriental
garden enclosed by the Great Wall
of China by way of a small typical
Chinese bridge. At the far end of
the auditorium a temple enclosed
the orchesstra-the Dickey Birds,
The juniors, seniors .and guests
attending the banquet were enter-
tained by a group of sophomores
who danced and served during the
dinner. Timothy Elder sang two se-
lections, "On a Slow Boat to China"
and "Faraway Places," accompanied
at the piano by Miss Jane Allemore,
who also played several numbers
suitable to the setting.
B. B. Scisson, the main speaker,
gave a short talk on "See No Evil,
Hear No Evil, Speak No'Evil," af-
ter which impromptu speeches were
made by Miss Dorothy McDonald,
Miss Frances Kern, Don Kumm and
J. J. Veasey.
Jimmy Philyaw, master of cere-
monies, gave the welcoming ad-
dress and Raymond Lawrence, pres-
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"BEAUTY ON THE BEACH"
and FREDDY SLACK and
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Port Theatre |
A Martin Theatre Port St. Joe, Fla.
1 "DEDICATED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE"
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
WORKING MAN'S LUNCH
More for Your Money!
HOME-MADE PASTRY QUICK SERVICE'
.HOTEL ST. JOE DINING ROOM
ident of the senior class, delivered
the response. Janice Roberts read
the senior prophecy, and Sara Bray
read the senior class will.
The prom, to which 'juniors, se-
niors, alumni, guests and their
dates were invited, began immedi-
ately after the banquet and ex-
tended well into the night.
The state flower of Lousiana
is .the magnolia. '
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
Dr. Charles Reicherter
RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
HOURS B TO S PHONE 5'665
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
CLOSED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS
TH TR OTS.JEGL ONY LRD
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1951
LAST TIMES TODAY!
GARY COOPER RUTH ROMAN
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LATEST NEWS and
"MOUSE AND GARDEN"
--- FEATURE No. I
l~~RIDAY.~ API 7 91TESAPR T OE UFCUTFOIAPG HE
What Happened Last Week In Tallahassee
By J. KENNETH BALLINGER
The legislative crime drive is
moving slowly along, high-lighted
last week by the first public hear-
ings of the Haley committee of the
house to hear testimony on possible
corruption of public officials.
The house has passed a bill mak-
ing it illegal to print or distribute
advance information about racing,
including selections and other data
in daily newspapers. It also has
passed a bill requiring hotel and
'beverage licenses to be canceled
where gamblers are caught in ho-
tels or 'bars.
The third crime bill to pass
the house sets up an enforcement
agency for the railroad commission
and attorney general's office to en-
force the bookie law. None of the
11-bill series introduced earlier by
Rep. Perry Murray and others to
hem up and punish gamblers has
yet been passed.
The house and the senate each
has rejected the idea of a "little
Kefauver" committee to probe the
crime wave between sessions. "Too
many headlines," concluded one
Up To People On 18-Year-Old Vote
The house has agreed to let the
people vote on whether 18-year-olds
shall vote. On the cry of men like
Rep. Francis Williams of Citrus-
"Old enough to die for this country,
old enough to vote!"-the house
overrode objections of the conserv-
ative element. The same measure
has been favorably reported by a
senate committee. McAlpin of Ham-
ilton, Hathaway of Charlotte and
Johnson of Hillsborough introduced
Senate Okehs Expanded Sales Tax
An expanded 3% sales tax, to
raise an additional $17,500,000 a
year from the consumers of Flor-
ida, has passed the senate and soon
will be considered in the house if
the finance and taxation committee
lets it out.
The bill resulted from a summer's
work by a committee under Sena-
tor W. A. Shands of Gainesville,
and removes previous exemptions
from such articles as candy, cloth-
ing, farm equipment and long-term
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Would Make Welfare Rolls Public
Welfare critics have been advised
by -Senator James A. Franklin of
Fort Myers that any lawful body or
legislative group can inspect wel-
fare rolls, and see who is drawing
the $50,000,000 a year spent, for
needy old folks, the blind, and de-
The senate is considering a mea-
sure to require the list of the needy
blind to be opened to the Florida
Council for the Blind so they can
know who to help, and to the state
highway patrol to lift driving li-
censes of those drawing blind re-
Already approved is the memorial
(Continued on page 6)
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THE STAR, PORT, ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
ITRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1951
PAE FUTE SAR OTS.JE UL CONY FLRD F IDAARL2,15
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, By The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Floor Man', Columnist,
Reporter, Proof Reader and Bookkeeper
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
ONE YEAR $2.00 SIX MONTHS $1.00
THREE MONTHS $127.15
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TO ADVERTISERS--In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received, for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
EARS STOPPED UP WITH PORK
Memories are short, and facts and figures are
easily forgotten. The chances are that most Am-
ericans have only a hazy idea of just how much
the cost of their government has risen in the
past 10 years. So the following figures should
come as a high-voltage shock:
In 1940 it cost a little more than $75,000,000 to
run the department of commerce. In 1950 the
bill was $863,000,000.
In 1940 the department of the interior lived on
a budget of $1,385,000. Last year's bill was close
In 1940 the state department worried along on
less than $21,000,000. In 1950 it managed to get
rid of more than $361,000,000.
In 1940 the taxpayers supported the depart-
ment of labor to the tune of some $18,500,000.
Last year the assessment was $257,000,000.
In 1940, it must be remembered, the late Pres-
ident Roosevelt had been in office two terms,
and the government had been greatly expanded.
Yet now the cost of running the major depart-
ments under your friend (he ain't ours) Harry
Truman make the 1940 budgets look like pea-
What can we do about it? Well, if the
people of Port St. Joe and other communities all
over the nation have any sense of their own self-
interest, they will demand an end to this extrava-
gance of the federal government that is threaten-
ing to bankrupt the country. And if there is suf-
ficient volume to the demand it will finally be
heard by our congressmen, senators and bureau-
crats who in the past have had their ears stopped
THE LOW DOWN
---- from -----
Editor The Star:
With the meesles or the flu-and
which iffen you take care of your-
self you most of the time kum out
okay-is this here spending' epi-
demik we bin in fer yeers, and ter
which we bin neglectin' a remedy.
We ain't even examined the pa-
tient's diet the patient is now
flatter on his back than we bin a
thinkin'-and the inkum tax man
is at the door agin. Nuthin' has bin
up with pork. dun to git the Govt, and country
back to where it sorta has the
!strength to paddle its own kanoe
WASHINGTON FEARED FIRE I vs. borrowin' more, and taxin' more
"There is nothing that fills my mind with more and each yeer-end bein' further in
when I am from home, than fire. the hole than the yeer previous.
apprehension when I am from home, than fire And whut happens? Here kums
I request, therefore, that every charge and every wr preparedness. The Govt. and
precaution against the bad effects of it, may be every village, town and county is
given, and used, during my absence, to guard up to its kollarbone in debt. But to
against the danger of it." save our bakon, git more guns,
i T more everything, we ain't got no
That warning, was written by George Wash- more everything, waigo balance ain't got nok.
ington in 1797, in a letter to the manager of his We gotta decide, folks, iffen we
farm. The language may seem archaic, but the are goin' to cut out the flub-dubs,
thought behind it is as modern as today, for fire win the war preparedness program
remains one of thhe greatest dangers to life and or iffen we'll jist drift along as we
bin doin'. I sez we gotta up and
property-in the home, on the farm and in places tap the city kommishun, the county
of business. ikommishun, the congress and the
president on the shoulder and read
Ithe riot act and rite now not
Legally, the husband is the head of the fam- mebbe pritty S'oon. Paul Revere
ily, and the pedestrian has the right of way. Both wuzn't foolin' when he saddled up
are fairly safe until they try to exercise their his horse and sounded the alarum.
rights. He even woke 'em up in the middle
of the nite. He was jist in the nick
In the United States we have 35,000,000 laws
-all trying to enforce the Ten Commandments.
Yours with the low down,
Why Does An Editor
Call Himself 'We'?
(The following article was pub-
lished in the Williamstown Advo-
cate more than 100 years ago.)
A Country Editor-Is one who
reads newspapers, selects miscel-
lany, writes articles on all subjects,
sets type, reads proof, folds papers
and sometimes carries them, prints
jobs, runs on errands, cuts wood,
works in the garden, talks to all his
patrons who call, patiently receives
blame for a thousand things that
never were and never can be done,
gets little money, has scarce time
and materials to satisfy his hun-
ger, or to enjoy the quiet of na-
ture's sweet restorer, sleep, 'and es-
teems himself peculiarly happy if
he is not assaulted and battered by
some unprincipled demagogue who
loves puppet shows and hires the
rabble with a treat of cider brandy
to vote him into some petty office.
A man who does all this, and
much more not here recorded, you
will know must be a rather busy
animal; and as he performs the
work of so many different persons,
he may justly be supposed their'
representative, and to have an in-
disputable right, when speaking of
himself, to use the plural number,
and to say "we" on all occasions
and in all places.
The nearest relatives of the beau-
tiful birds of paradise are the plain
crows. Actually, the simplest of
paradise birds, the manucodes, do
resemble small glossy crows. The
fancier species, however, such as
the King, the Sicklebill, and the
Magnificent, with their multicol-
ored and fantastically shaped plum-
age, seem a world away from their
dull appearing cousins.
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Call MeetingTo Organize Kiwanis
A meeting was held Tuesday eve-
ning at the Port Inn for the pur-
pose of discussing the possibilities
of organizing a Kiwanis Club in
Port St. Joe. B. B. Conklin, presi-
dent of the defunct Lions Club,
introduced Forrest Holland of the
Panama City Kiwanis Club, who
-gave an interesting talk on the
benefits offered to a community
through a Kiwanis Club.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Haddock of this
city are announcing the birth of a
daughter on Sunday, April 20.
Celebrates 76th Birthday
Complimenting Mrs. Minnie Lup-
ton, who celebrated her 76th birth-
day, Mrs. Arthur Lupton enter-
tained with a surprise birthday on
Thursday evening of last week.
Cow Bill Lacks Support
A bill to prohibit livestock from
roaming on Florida highways failed
by an overwhelming majority to get
favorable house committee consid-
Appointment by Governor Holland
of H. HI. Saunders, C. G. Costin,
Nick Comforter and Robert Bel-
lows as port commissioners for
Port St. Joe was confirmed Friday
'by the Florida senate.
Defehne Council Plans Continue
Cohtiuiftg plhns for a defense
council in this section, a meeting of
the Gulf county committee of the
Florida 'State Council for Defense
was held Thursday. night at the
Port Inn with Chairman George G.
Miss Katherine Kennington, the
daughter of Mrs. W. C: Forehand,
and Prentiss Brown were married
on Tuesday, April 22. Rev. C. G.
Rich of Wewahitchka performed the
ceremony in the presence 'of Mr.
and Mrs. G. L. Kennington.
Sharp changes in the bodies of
birds take place just before they
migrate, usually involving deposi-
tion of layers of fat.
Dollar for Dollar
you caiut beat a
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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 195-1
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLQRIDA
Corner Second Street and Monument Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida
R ASG P
Seaweed Held Valuable
To Economy of Florida
Is Superior Fertilizer and Can Sup-
ply Important Nutrients
That pesky seaweed washing up
on Florida's shores to annoy swim-
mers could give a healthy shot in
the arm to the state's economy.
Seaweed is loaded with minerals,
making it highly valuable as ferti-
lizer, stockfeed and a source of com-
mercial chemicals. So reports Dr.
Robert H. Williams of the Univer-
sity of Miami marine laboratory in
-a booklet published by the state
Florida's vast stretches of shal-
low coastal waters contain 408
known kinds of sea plants, most of
which are very simple plants called
algae. About 12 types are commer-
Up to five tons of floating sea-
weed have been measured in a mile
squar area at the edges of the
Gulf stream, but much less is found
nearer Florida. It can be found
washed up on beaches after storms,
netted in deeper waters by trawls,
or caught in stop nets placed in
Production of seaweed fertilizer
offers a good field for new small
businesses where it is found in suf-
Since seaweed is an excellent
source of major fertilizer elements
nitrogen, potassium and phos-
phorus-it is a superior product for
Florida, where much of the soil is
seriously deficient, says the univer-
Individuals who have gathered
their own seaweed and tried it on
soils for vegetable, flower and fruit
growing report excellent results. It
can 'be spread in foot-thick layers
and sprayed with fresh water to re-
move surface salt, then applied di-
rectly to lawns, gardens, shrubbery
It's better to cover seaweed with
a layer of sand or soil to accelerate
rotting and to trap the unpleasant
odors of rotting.. Dr. Williams re-
ports it to be superior to many
chemical fertilizers because its or-
ganic matter aids in keeping mois-
ture and minerals in the upper level
of the soil where plant roots can
absorb them. Nor does seaweed
have the undesirable weed seeds
and fungus spores found in manure.
Seaweed can supply important
addition to the diet of dairy and
range cattle, chickens and other
animals. It probably would be'mixed
with other feed materials, such as
sugar cane or beet by-products, be-
fore being fed to animals.
Seaweed, which is used for hu-
man food in the orient, may be
compared to green vegetables for
nutrition, as it is a good source of
minerals, vitamins and bulk needed
for intestinal action.
Chief commercial products made
from Florida seaweed are agar and
Florida's salt water resources,
worth an estimated $200,000,000 an-
nually, may get an additionalsboost,
thanks to the lowly seaweed.
Vessels equipped with radar can
detect obstacles as close as 80
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Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday
APRIL 26 27 28 30
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Sikes Praises Speech To Enjoy Gulf Breezes city-owned utilities, the REA and
of General MacArthur Mrs. Tom S. Gibson of Hunts- natural gas pipelines.
ville, Ala., is the guest of relatives Game Commission Gets Attention
and friends here and at Beacon The senate has passed a resolu-
. Members of congress saluted the Hill. She is quite busy getting her. tion calling on the governor to ac-
peech of General Douglas MacAr- beach cottage ready to enjoy the cept the resignations of the four re-
thur last week as a masterpiece of good. Gulf breezes this summer. maining members of the fresh wa-
eloquence, then divided sharply on ter fish and game commission fol-
whether what he said was right or County Buys $4,161 Worth of Bonds lowing a blistering report from a
wrong. During the month of March the committee headed by Senator B. C.
Congressman Bob Sikes had this people of Gulf county bought $4,161 Pearce of Palatka. Others, includ-
to say: "The speech was dynamic worth of U. S. Defense Bonds, of ing Senator Newman C. Brakin of
and impressive nothing short of which $2,681 were E bonds and the Crestview, have urged a change in
magnificent. Great credit is due him 'balance of $1,480 were F and G. the constitution to make the com-
for the dignified manner in which --- ----- mission a creature of the state cab-
he has conducted himself. LAST WEEK li TALLY inet instead of appointive by the
"As the issues become clearer governor.
there is but little doubt that the (Continued from page 3) The house has passed the resolu-
president's action was ill-timed, ill- urging congress to change its wel- tion to a committee for. further
handled and ill-advised." fare laws to permit names of those study.
--- getting help to be made public. Milk Control Act Stays
SERVICE OFFICER TO BE Would Regulate Gas-Electricity Repeal of the controversial milk
IN CITY NEXT THURSDAY The house has passed theDowda- control act was voted down by a
Vterans of Port St. Joe who need Sweeny-Tapper bill to put electric house public health committee af-
assistance in obtaining benefits un- and gas companies under the juris- ter several hundred dairymen from
der the GI bill may receive expert diction of the railroad and public all over Florida gathered in Talla-
guidance from Preston L. Nicholas, utilities commission, and it now hassee to protest. The repeal bill"
assistant state service officer, who rests on the senate calendar with a was offered by Rep. Pittman, Hills-
will be at the city hall next Thurs- favorable committee vote. Senator borough, who declared rigid price-
day, May 3, from 8:30 to 11 a. m. Harry Baynard of St. Petersburg fixing prevented even those .who
This free service includes assist- also had introduced a regulatory wanted to give cheap milk to the
ance to employers of veterans un- .bill, and it was referred to the cal- school children from doing so.
der the GI bill, vocational training, endar without recommendation. Bill Would Unmask KKK
subsistence or- other problems. The house version, retaining the Unmasking and de-hooding of the
S -- ----- present three railroad commission- Ku Klux Klan is the aim of bills
Spending Few Days With Hubby ers and making no change in their given favorable reports by commit-
Mrs. Ralph Plair left last Friday methods of regulating other utili- tees of the senate and house. Spon-
via plane from Tallahassee to spend ties, will exempt from the bill the sors of the bills said they expect to
the last few days with her husband
at Camp Kilmer, New Brunswick,
N. Y., before he leaves for service
in Germany. Ralph was scheduled
to sail Wednesday.
Only the fabulous
FINE CHICK FEED
25 Ilbs. $1.24
25 lbs. $1.36
25 Ibs. $1.32
25 Lbs. 100 Lbs.
100 lbs. $4.92
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321 Reid Avenue
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
push the bills to final passage. !on' the subject of endorsing world
. The bills prohibit not only the federalism and has now turned to
wearing of masks or hoods, but also giving a mild pat on the back to the
the burning of crosses on private United Nations. Bills sponsored by
property. Senator Russell Morrow and by
Rescind World Federalism Move Rep. Bryant G. Patton of Franklin
The legislature has erased the county rescind former legislative
record of three preceding sessions endorsement of world federalism.
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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1951
PORT -ST. JOE, FLORIDA
n rFAV-V ADDII 07 1QH 1
The Federal Bureau of Investiga- Florida, authorizing the same, certified copy
of which is attached to and made a part of
tion was created in 1908. the Petition herein. This Rule to be pub-
lished in The Star, in form and manner as
RULE NISI required by Section 75.06, Florida Statutes
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JU- DONE AND. ORDERED at Blountstown,
DICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND Florida, this 24th day of April, 1951.
FOR GULF COUNTY, IN CHANCERY. /s/ E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr ,
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, a municipal 4-27 5-11 Circuit Judge.
corporation organized and existing un-
der and by virtue of laws of the State NOTICE TO CREDITORS
of Florida. Petitioner,IN THE COUNTY JUDGE'S COURT, GULF
etioner, COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN PROBATE.
STATE OF FLORIDA, et al In Re: Estate of
R respondents. ELMA LAVENS PATRICK,
TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE SEV- also known as
ERAL PROPERTY OWNERS, TAXPAYERS, ELeasedV. ATRIOK,
CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TERITLE OR INTER- All creditors of the estate of Elma Lavens
EST IN PROPERTY TO BE AFFECTED BY Patrick, also known as Elma V. Patrick, de-
THE ISSUANCE BY THE CITY OF PORT ST ceased, are hereby notified and required to
JOTHE IN GULF COUNTY, ST TE OF FLOR file any claims or demands which they may
IDA, FOR AND ON BEHALF OF SAID have against said estate in the office of the
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY County Judge of Gulf Countv, Florida, in the
SITYA OF LORITS JOEUF TH U BOND Courthouse at Wewalhitchka, Florida, within
STATE OF FLORIDA, OF THE BONDS
HEREINAFTER MOrE 'ARTICULARLY DE- eight calendar months from the date of the
SCRIRED OR TO BE IN ANY WAY AF first publication of this notice Each claim
FECrTED THEREBY: or demand must be in writing and must
You, and each of yo, The State of Flor- state the place of residence and post be swofficrn
ida through the State Attorney of the Four- adess of the claimant, his agent, or his ttor
teenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, are here- to the claiant, hi agent, or his attor-
by required to appear before this Court at nei, or it ill bom void according to law.
the Court House in Panama City, Florida, on A'his 25th ay of Apri, 1951 DA
the 21st day of May, 1951il, at 10 o'clock LAWRENCE RAYMONDI DAISS,
A3I., aid show cause, if any you have, whli Administrator of the 'Estate of Elma
A. M., and show cause, if any you have, why Lavens Patrick also- known as RlIna
the orayers of the Petition filed in the V V. Patrick, dec-e oasd
abote entitled -cause should not be granted ,
and the Refunding Revenue Bonds therein CECIL G COSTIN .strtor 4 5 518r.
described and the proceedings authorizing Attorney for Administrator. 4-25 5-18
the issuance thereof, be validated and con- First publication Apri 27, 1951.
firmed, said Refunding Revenue Bonds to -NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR
be issued b the etitioner herein, for an ACTMENT OF SPECIAL LEGISLATION
on behalf of the City of Port St. Joe, Gulf', EACTM INO GULSPEAND FR'SATION
County, State of Florida, in the aggregate CONCERNING GULF AND FRANKLIN
stint of One Hundred Seventy-nine Thousand COUNTIES, FLORIDA
Three Hundred Twenty Dollars ($179,320.00) Notice is hereby given that I will intro-
to be designated, dated, numbered in de- I dice or have introduced and will attempt to
nominations of and to mature as follows: 'have passed during the 1951 session of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, Refunding Retv- Florida Legislature a Special Bill or Law for
enue Bonds, Issue of 1951, dated the 1st the creation of a five-mentber board to be
day of July, 1951. numbered consecutively ,appointed hy the Governor of the State of
from 1 to 1S0, inclusive, in tile denomina- I Florida empowering thie board to make. pro-
tions of $1,000 each, except Bond No. 10S, Q nimugate and put iin effect all rI-tiles and reg-
which is in the denomination of $320.00, iulations whibh tlhe board mai consider and
and to mature serially as follows: decide to be necessary to accomplish the
Year Amount Year Amount purposes of the regulation of the shrimp or
1/1/52 ... .$4,000 7/1/59.-. $4,000 prawn industry, including the power and au-
7/1/52 .... 4.000 1/1/60 .... 4,000 thority to determine and fix, in its discre-
1/1/53 .... 4,000 7/1/60.... 4-,000 tion,. the areas from which shrimp or prawni
7/1/53.... 4,000 1/1/61. 4,000 may be caught or taken, the seasons and\
1/1/54 ... 4,000 7/1/61 .... 4,000 periods of time within which shrimp or
7/1/54 .. 4,000 1/1/12 .... 4,000 praiwn shall be closed to l.. i 1;. -. posses-
1/1/55 .. 4.000 7/1/62 .. 4,000 sion, buying, .ii;. .- or -. .": .-.. shrimp
7/1/55 .... 4,000. 1/1/63 .. 4,000 or prawn froinii 11. waters of Franklint and
1/1/56 .... 4,000 7/1/63. 4,000 Gulf Counties, Florida, and to regulate and
7/1/56 .... 4,000 1/1/64.... 4.000 prescribe the size of shrimp or prawn, and
1/1/57.... 4,000 7/1/64.... 4,000 the size and mesh of nets to be used in the
7/1/57.... 4000 1/1/65,000 4,000 ,taking of shrimp or prawn, from t hl waters
1/1/58 .... 4,000 7/1/65 .... 4,000 of Franklin and Gulf Counties, Florida; and
7/1/58 .... 4,000 1/1/66 .... 34,000 providing the penalties for its violation; and
1/1/59 .... 4,000 7/1/66 .... 33,320 -.1;.- that the board shall be composed
and bearing interest payable semi-annually' i mtstanding citizens of Franklin or
on the 1st days of January and July of each 'Gulf Counties, Florida, two of whom. shall
year at three'and three-quarters per centum be experienced shrimp or prawn dealers, two
(3% /%) per annum, to be exchanged for a of whom shall be experienced shrimp or
like amount of outstanding Debentures, ma- prawn catchers, and one shall be the local
tured coupons and accrued interest on ma- law enforcement conservation officer resid-
tured and unpaid Debentures, a more par- ing in Franklin or Gulf Counties, Florida.
ticular description of said Refunding Reve-" /s/ GEORGE TAPPER.
nue Bonds i.-t .,-; b. reference to SRso- /s/ BRYANT G. PATTON.
lution No. 1-' ..i ii. City of Port St. Joe, 1 /s/ LUTHER TUCKER.
Cigaret Tax Fund Is
Fixed In House Bill
A bill to earmark specifically
cigaret tax money which' now goes
to the state tuberculosis board was
introduced Tuesday by Representa-
tive George Tapper. It provides
these specific appropriations of
.the funds, to begin November 1,
(1) $1,000,000 to be used for com--
pleting and equipping the tubercu-
losis hospitals at Tallahassee and
Tampa and the tuberculosis con-
valescent hospital at Marianna.
(2) $1,500,000 for building and
equipping a tuberculosis wing in
the state hospital at Chattahoo-
(3) $1,500,000 to the board of
commissioners of state institutions
to construct and equip additional
facilities at the Florida Farm Col-
ony for epileptic and feeble-minded
Beginning November 1. 1952, the
following appropriations would be
effected as the money became avail-
(1) $1,500,000, Marianna hospital.
(2) $500,000, for Florida Farm
(3) $2,000,000 to commissioners
of institutions to build and-remodel
facilities at Chattahoochee.
All moneys not needed to meet
specific appropriations would go
into the state general fund.
The cigaret funds now going to
the tuberculosis board are those
collected outside city limits.
Transact Business In Pensacola
* Mr. and Mrs. James Greer and
Mrs. Ralph Swatts were business
visitors in Pensacola Monday.
It pays to advertise-try it!
It pays to advertise--try it!
Monday, April 30
Diced Pork with Brown Gravy
Mashed Potatoes Turnip Greens,
Corn Bread Margarine
Tuesday, May 1
Macaroni, Cheese and Eggs
Apple, Cabbage and Raisin Salad .
Wheat Bread Margarine
Wednesday, May 2
Corned Beef Hash
Yellow Rice Buttered Peas
White Bread Margarine Milk'
Thursday, May 3
Weiners and Sauce
Potato Salad Shredded Carrots
White Bread Margarine Milk
Friday, May 4'
Cranberry Sauce Green Salad
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Wheat Bread Margarine
Strawberry Ice Cream Milk
CARD OF THANKS
We thank each and every one for
the kindnesses shown us during the
illness of our husband and father.
May God bless each one.
Mr. and Mrs. Ivey Williams
* and family.
To my, host of friends, may I ex-
tend my sincere thanks for your
thoughtfulness in the cards and let-
ters I received during my recent
illness and my stay in the hospital.
They helped a lot to speed my re-
* PERVIS HOWELL:
CARD OF THANKS
I wish to thank all the people who
have been so kind to me during my
recent illness. The visits, the lovely
flowers, cards, reading material and
other kindnesses are deeply appre-
t* MARJORIE C. BOBBITT.
CARD OF THANKS
May we express in this way our
many thanks to each and every one
for the many kindnesses shown us
during the illness and death of our
husband and father. May we especi-
ally thank the kind ladies for their
dishes of food brought to our home
and also for the many floral offer-
irigs. May the Lord bless all of you,
is our prayer.
Mrs. Eddie Aniones.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Faulk.
Mr. and Mrs. Angus Peterson Jr,
This on your printing is a sign of quality.
This f- on your printing is a sign of quality,
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SOwner after owner.. Year after year-says
"ITS DODGE FOR
LONGER AR LIjFE
DODGE OWNERS TEST/F7r
NOW DRIVING MY
'My big 1951 Dodge-is
You could pay up to $1,000e n living up to
a r r c a r d o D ation
gedness and low cost
of maintennce. It's the
+ fifth dependable Dodge
-Says Ge*. A. Hughes
GrossG Pointe Forms
ALENT OF FOUR
MY. '50 DODGE i"
itNAasNa sale....manmy 1950 Dodge
ys alwaor, the go. I figure
e q ui v al e n t "v e a lr~e a d y "p u t th e
ia overage driven in ---t-'
routs pending any appreciable
You could pay up to $1,000 more and still not get all the 1 .mount.. r mony orepaUi... -
extra room, riding comfort and rugged dependability of Dodge
TAKE THE WORD Of owners who
know Dodge value and depend-
ability from actual experience. "No
major repairs in four years' driving"
"After driving another make
less than a year, I'm back with
Dodge again"... "Driven my Dodge
150,000 miles and it's still going
strong.'.' These are not unusual com-
ments in, letters we receive from
Dod'-., owners coast-to-coast.
.Dodge dependability starts with a
heavy, rugged frame, a "Get-Away"
engine "speed-proofed" to resist
wear, designed to be a miser on gas.
There's a safe, rigid, all-steel body,
rubber-mounted to eliminate rattle
New Safer, Smoother Ride
Dodge Oriflow Shock Absorbers
"float" you over roads thfit stop
other cars, cushion vital chassis parts
against road shocks ... make them
last years longer.
Take 5 minutes to check Dodge de-
pendability in long life, extra com-
fort and safety, low-cost maintenance
and gas economy. Come in today
for ,the complete Dodge storv.
Specifications and equipment
subject to change.without notice
/95/ Depno'o A
Drive It Five Minutes And You'll
Drive It For Years
Corner Reid Avenue and 3rd Street PHOI
TRY THE DRUG STORE FIRST FOR BABY NEEDS
McGOWIN MOTOR COMPANY Baltzell Avenue and Fourth Street
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Dr. LaRue Garrett, D.V.M., will' be at the City Hall
on the following date for the purpose of inoculat-
ing dogs for rabies:
THURSDAY, MAY 10 -- 3:00 TO 6:00 P. M.
A charge of $1.50 will be made for each inoculation. Dogsithat
are inoculated will not be required to have a license.
On and after June 1, all dogs found on the streets that have not
been inoculated will be impounded and disposed of according
Witness my hand and seal this 26th day of April A.D. 1951.
H. W. GRIFFIN, Chief of Police
City of Port St. Joe, Florida
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THE- STAR, PORT ST.-JOE, GULF' COUNTYj, FLORIDA
PAEEGTTESAFR T OGL ONY LRD RDY PI 7 15
Bill Would Set Up Controls
In Taking of Shrimp, Prqwn
A local bill affecting the taking
of shrimp or prawn in the waters
of Gulf and Franklin counties will
be introduced in the legislature by
Representatives George Tapper and
Bryant Patton within the next 30
The measure wotild create a five-
member board to be appointed by
the governor for the purpose of de-
termining in what areas shrimp
may be taken, establish a closed
season if necessary and prescribe
the size of shrimp to be taken and
the size and mesh of nets used in
harvesting this seafood crop.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hobson
of Fort Wayne, Ind., were week-end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Owens.
Mr. Hobson is a nephew of Mr. 0.
LEADER SHOE SHOP FOR SALE
due to. fact that owner is going to
college in June. See Loyd Tubb
at the shop. 4-27 tf
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
6-ROOM HOUSE, with bath, in Oak
Grove; wired for electric stove.
Cash or terms. See Mrs. Asa Mont-
AUTOMOTIVE FOR SALE
1949 CHEVROLET 2-door Styleline,
two tone gray color; one owner.
Very clean $1,395.00
1949 MERCURY 4-door Sedan with
overdrive, new whitewall tires,
all extras. One owner-. .$1,595.00
1950 CHEVROLET 2-door Fleetline
DeLuxe with Power Glide. One
owner. 12,000 actual miles, radio,
seat covers, etc .---....--..---$1,695.00
1949 OLDSMOBILE four-door "88"
with Hydromatic drive and all ex--
tras. New whitewall tires, low
mileage and very clean ._-$1,745.00
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET CO.
Corner 4th St. and Williams Ave.
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS for a
steady income? A Rawleigh Busi-
ness is hard to beat. Big line, well
established, makes good profits in
Gulf county. No experience requir-
ed. Write today for information how
to get started. Rawleigh's, Dept.
FAD-101-252, Memphis', Tehn. 27*
LOST AND FOUND
FOUND-Two aluminum ignition
keys. May be for Plymouth or
Dodge. Owner can have same by.
calling at The Star office and pay-
ing for this advertisement. 1
RECAP YOUR OLD TIRES
Rubber is getting scarce! Help the
war effort by having your old tires
recapped. We guarantee all work.
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
Phone 37 Port St. Joe, Fla.
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR
ENACTMENT OF SPECIAL LEGISLATION
CONCERNING GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE is hereby given that the under-
signed will apply to the 1951 Legislature
for the adoption of a Local Bill establishing
a minimum stretch measure for fish nets,
drag seines, and haul seines to be used in
the inside waters of Gulf County, Florida,
and providing the penalty for violation there-
of. Dated this 27th day of April, 1951.
JAMES P. KILBOURN.
1 JAMES T. McNEILL, Jr.
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. RM Maige, Sec.
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, I. 0. 0. F.-Meets 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-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
%M days each month, 8:00 p. nL
/ IV Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. Milton
Chafin, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
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. Fred L. Hill,
N. G.; J. F. Miller, V. G.; Theo
SHARK DIAMOND TEAM I
-- GIRL SCOUT NOTES
(Continued from page 1)
hard for St. Joe. Philyaw lashed out
a triple, double and a single, com-
ing through with the triple to drive
in three runs in the seventh inning
rally. Lamar Freeman contributed
The Sharks play Wewahitchka
here today at 3 p. m., and Apalachi-
cola will come here Tuesday night
to play the Sharks in the first high
school game to be played under the
lights in the history of the local
school. A large crowd is anticipated
to watch the arch-rivals inaugurate
night baseball for the high school.
Admission will be 25c and 50c.
The schedule for the balance of
the season follows:
April 27-Wewahitchka. Here.
May 1-Apalachicola. Here.
May 4-Wewahitchka. There.
May 11-F. I. S. There.
May 15-Blountstown. Here.
May 21-23 Group II baseball
May 25-Wewahitchka. Here.
Week-enders From Jax
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ferrel and chil-
dren of Jacksonville spent the week-
end here as guests of Mr. arid Mrs.
W. B. Ferrell and other relatives
* One by one, A
cars are switching
makers are learning
engine just can't be
and-go and fuel s
pay more for a V-S
you one of the fin
less than 'most sixes?
from Ford's 18 yea
MARTHA COSTIN, Scribe
Girl Scout Troop No. 2 met Tues-
day at the Scout Hut. The meeting
was opened by the president, Bobby
Ward, the Scout promise and laws
being given. The next part of the
program was the song section, dur-_
ing which a number of songs were
sung. The troop then -divided into
patrols for business meetings.
Mrs. T. J. Mitchell discussed the
badges the girls have been working
on. All the girls who went to week-
end camp have earned their camp-
It was decided at this time that
the scouts would have a cook-obt
next meeting, after which the meet-
ing was adjourned by all .singing
"The Star Spangled Banner."
DATE FOR TEA SET
The annual silver tea, sponsored
by the Hospital Auxiliary is to be
held on Friday, May 11. The pub-
lic is urged to attend.
Attend Presbyterial At DeFuniak
Mrs. S. J. Allen, Mrs. Howard Mc-
Kinnoh and Mrs. T. J. Mitchell at-
tended the Presbyterial held yester-
day in DeFuniak Springs.
(Continued from page 1)
Burke and Godfrey popped out to
the catcher, Craig was walked and
Belin handed a deliberate walk in
order for the pitcher to get at Tom
Mitchell. But that was a big mis-
take, for Tommy came through with
a double to drive in Meharg, Craig
Neither team scored in the re-
maining innings, in fact, only one
man got as far as second and that
was Tommy Mitchell, who took an
extra base on an overthrow at first.
Spends Week-end With Parents
Miss Teresa Edwards, student at
Florida State University, Tallahas-
see, spent the week-end here with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester
Patient At Hospital
Friends of Mrs. Everette McFar-
land of Oak Grove will regret to
learn that she is a patient at the
SPending Week In Jacksonville
Mrs.. Harvey Solomon and son
Jason left last Friday to spend ten
days or so in Jacksonville with Mr.
and Mrs. T. M. Schneider.
Mr. and Mrs. John Fletcher of
Panama City were guests Sunday
of Mrs. Ellen Kirkland.
New AUTOMATIC RIDE CONTROL
The rood you see may be rutted ... but the road you feel
is smooth. For, with Ford's new Automatic Ride Control,
new spring suspension and shock absorber action is
continuously self-adjusting to changes in road conditions.
Come in and "Test Drive"
the '51 FORD
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
322 Monument Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida
COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
24- HOUR AMBULANCE SERVICE
601 Long Avenue Phone 326 Day or Night
L MEET YOUR FRIENDS
America La west Priced Eight
You can pay m(
to V-8's. Their but you
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FRIDAY, APRI.L 27,'1951
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA