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PORT ST. JOE
Community With a
Official Paper for Gulf
County, Devoted To the
of the Entire County
"Port St. Joe-The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
VOLUME XV F. FORT ST. JOE, FLORIbA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1951 NUMBER 13
I I I- I[I I II I1 I
Agriculture In Gulf
County Shows Drop
Farms Larger But Fewer In
,Number; Woodland Pas-
ture Is On increase
The Star is in receipt of a pre-
liminary report on agriculture and
farms in Gulf county, compiled by
the census bureau in 1950.
The report indicates that during
the five years from 1945 to 1950
that the average farm increased in
size from 112.5 to 185.6 acres, and
the number of farms decreased dur-
ing the five years from 314 to 133.
Total land area of Gulf county is
set at 356,480 acres, of which 24,680
acres (6.9%) are devoted to farm-
ing as compared to 35,328 acres in
Today there are 7,780 acres of
pastured woodland as against but
one acre in 1944, and 807 acres of
other pasture land, as compared to
'4,108 acres in 1944. Acres of wood-
land remains about the same, 8,050
in 1944 and 8,148 today.
No figures are given for irrigated
acreage for 1944, but today there
are 186 irrigated acres and 5 acres
of land irrigated by sprinklers.
Value of all farm products sold
in the county during the year was
$98,718, as compared with $146,394
'in.1944. Of this amount $8,926 came
from crops in 1950, with $25.s47 re-
,.. (Continued odn page 12) .:.
At Methodist Church
Watch Nfight Service Planned for
New Year's Eve; Everyone In-
vited To Both Services
The annual white Christmas pa-
geant will be presented Sunday eve-
ning at the First Methodist Church
at 7:30 o'clock under the direction
of Mrs. Paul Blount and Mrs. Henry
Geddie, with Mrs. James R. Brinson
as soloist. At this time the annual:
Christmas offering for th .chil-
dren's home will be taken. Every-
body is invited to attend.
Rev. Warren Lindsey, pastor, will
take as his subject for the Sunday
morning service "Hospitality to the
SHighest." At this time the choir
will sing "0 Holy Night."
SMonday evening at 7 o'clock the
church Christmas tree will be held
at which time all church school pu-
pils will receive gifts.
'New Year's Eve, 'Monday, Decem-
ber 31, the annual watch night ser-
vice will be held at the church at
which time the pastor will bring a
short message at the midnight hour.
In addition to this, there will be
-group singing and a watch night
party given by the Wesleyan Guild.
The activities will begin at 9,p. m.
and an invitation is extended to
everyone to attend.
First of January
Mailing Cost of 'Drop Letters' Will
Also Bq Boosted To Two
Cents In City
On January 1 the one-cent postal
card and the one-cent "drop letter"
will no longer be passed on up at
Chauncey Costin's postal emporium
and you'll find them handed back
to you with the admonition to put
another one-center on 'em if you
expect them to get to their desti-
nation, for on that date the familiar
little'green stamp no longer will be
capable of carrying any type of
message or greeting.
Throw the Rascals
Out, Is Cry of Clay
Call for Return To Funda-
mental Philosophy of
Startling evidence of the public
frame of mind and present-day grass
roots thinking is evidenced in. the
platform adopted last week by the
Clay county Democratic executive
committee meeting at Green Cove
Unfortunately, space doesn't per-
Come the new year, the postcards mit publication of the full text,
will bear a two-center in' the right- every word of which is thought-pro-
hand corner, probably printed in evoking and constructive.
---- --- red. Neither will you be able to It calls for a return of the party
Legion is Sponsoring send a bill, a check or a note to to the fundamental philosophy of
New Year's Dance your neighbor via the postoffice by Thomas Jefferson, and pledges its
affixing a one-cent stamp. It will support to the opposition of deficit
Willis V. Rowan Post 116, Amer- cost you two cents, and if you have spending and ever-mounting taxa-
ican Legion, has completed plans any amount of them to mail out, it tion.
for a New Year's ball to be held in might be cheaper for you to deliver Calls for reduction of the national
the Centennial Auditorium Monday them in person the walk prob- debt and the exercise of economy
night, December 31, from 10 p. m. ably would be good for you anyway. and efficiency in government, both
to 2 a. m. It's going to upset City Clerk national and state.
Music for the annual event will Ben Dickens' schedule, too, for he Goes on record as vigorously op-
be provided by Billy MIaddox and has his water rate set so that the posing not only the Communism of
his Troy Wavemen from Troy, Ala., income will pay off the revenue de- Russia, but every form of socialis-
a well-known college orchestra. bentures and pay for the postage tic ideology, whether it be termed
Table reservations are now being required to mail out the bills. Now, Communism, Socialism, Fascism or
taken by Charlie Wall at the St. he says, he'll be going in the hole. Planned Economy or the Welfare
Joe Motor Company, phone 37. (Continued on page 10) (Continued on page 12)
Floyd Roberts In
After Hit By Car
Suffers Brain Injury, Concussion,
Internal Injuries, Fracture of
Both Legs, Arm and Thigh
Floyd Roberts of this city is in
the Port St. Joe Municipal Hospital
in a rather critical condition as the
result of injuries suffered last Sat-
urday night when he was struck by
an automobile while directing traf-
fic around an overturned truck on
the highway between this city and
Roberts and R. D. Prows stopped
to investigate an Overturned truck
on the highway which had been
driven -by Sam Dudley, a negro,
who had been thrown from the ve-
hicle and was lying stunned on the
While Prows and Roberts were
directing traffic around the over-
turned vehicle, a car driven by
George Gaskin of Blountstown hit
Roberts. Gaskin stopped his car
and backed to the scene of the ac-
cident. With the help of Prows the
injured man was placed in Gaskin's
car and rushed to the hospital
where it was found that he had suf-
fered a brain injury, concussion,
compound fractures of both legs, a
fractured thigh and arm and in-
ternal injuries. A report from the
hospital Wednesday afternoon said
(Continued on page 12)
Petition Is Being
School Bond Vote
Seeks $400,000 To Construct
Additional Facilities In
St. Joe and Wewa
A petition is being circulated in'
Gulf county asking the school board
to call a special election for. the
purpose of allowing freeholders of
the county to vote on a proposition
to issue bonds in the sum of $400,-
000 for the purpose of constructing
new school facilities in the county.
The bond issue, if approved by
the voters, would be used to con-
struct a new elementary school
building, school gymnasiums, addi-
tional class rooms, industrial art
shops and a band room and provide
adequate heating facilities in the
present school buildings in Port St.
Joe, as well as to alter or make ad-
ditions to the present school plants.
A band room, auditorium and ad-
ditional class rooms would be built
at, Wewahitchka, and alterations or
additions made to the present build-
ings at the county seat city.
It is pointed out that the present
schools in both Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka are becoming terribly
overcrowded and, in St. Joe partic-
ularly, this condition is rapidly be-
coming worse, due to the increase
in population caused by the expan-
sion program of the St. Joe Paper
Saint Nick Coming
To St. Joe Monday
Program and Community Sing Be-
ing Sponsored By Local
A Santagram was received yes-
terday by the Port St. Joe Rotary
Club informing that Santa Claus
will make a regularly scheduled
stop here on Monday, Christmas
Eve, shortly 'after 3 p. m., at the
city park on Monument Avenue op-
posite Hotel, St. Joe.
The living Christmas tree planted
by Rotarian Ed Ramsey will be
decorated by the Girl Scout Mari-
ners, and fruit and candy will be
distributed to the children, the Boy
Scouts assisting Santa.
Daniel Temkin, musical director
of the local schools, will lead a
community sing in several Christ-
mas numbers, and will also feature
a costumed quartette from the glee
club of the St. Joe high school. The
music will complete the program,
as the small fry will be most anx-
ious for the fire truck to get Santa
there without too much ado.
Following the visit to the city
park, Saint Nicholas will depart for
the colored quarters to meet his
many friends in that section.
Jake Belin is chairman of the Ro-
tary committee which presents this
Bateman Named Head
of Paper Makers Local
At a recent election held by St.
Joe Local No. 379, International
Brotherhood of Paper Makers, A.
V. Bateman was named as presi-
dent of the organization for the en-
Other officers elected were A. W.
Thomas, vice-president; Carl Nor-
ton, financial secretary; Ralph Mc-
Comber, recording secretary, and
Lamar Hardy, treasurer.
e'G W H SAPR T JOE GL CONY FOID FRDY DEEBR2,15
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
Wesleyan Service Guild Azalea Garden Circle
Enjoys Christmas Party Holds Yule Program
The Wesleyan Service Guild held The Azalea Circle of the Port St.
its annual Christmas party in the Joe Garden Club met Thursday of
recreation hall of the Methodist last week at the home of Mrs. Ken-
Church Thursday evening of last neth Brodnax for the annual Christ-
week, the party honoring little 3- mas party and monthly business
month-old Patricia Ann Hallmark, meeting. The business session was
infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. presided over'by the chairman, Mrs.
Gordon Hallmark. At this time also Paul Blount.
Mrs. Trena Richards was surprised
with a stork shower, and a going-
away gift, a linen luncheon set, was
presented to Mrs. Edna Bishop. In-
vited guests were Mrs. E. L. Ho-
baugh, who made pictures of the
affair, and Mrs. W. S. Smith.
Honor guests were the eldest and
most-loved ladies of the church,
Mrs. Sally Costin, Mrs. L. H. Bar-
tee, Mrs. T. H. Stone, Mrs. George
Johnson and Mrs. G. A. Patton.
Mrs. J. T. McNeill was unable to
Following the social hour, Mrs.
James Veasey brought the Christ-
mas devotional, after which Mrs.
M. P. Tomlinson gave the treas-
,urer's report and Mrs. A. S. Chason
gave a -reading, "Christmas Day In
the Morning." A real fireplace, an
ivory church and the Bethlehem
scene, in tableau form, was beauti-
ful by candlelight. The 30 ladies
present, with the minister, Rev.
W. Lindsey, sang "Silent Night"
and marched into the sanctuary
where, kneeling around the altar,
Rev. Lindsey asked God's blessing
on the group.
During the party, little Patricia
Ann was presented a life member-
ship in the Guild, and the presi-
dent, Mrs. Chason, presented her
with a gift of a white Bible bearing
her name in gold letters.
Each person present was given
a potholder, and year books were
passed out by little Janice Lindsey.
Hostesses ,or the occasion were
Mrs. J. A. Cox and Miss Tomnmie
MRS. E. F. GUNN HOSTESS
TO BAPTIST CIRCLE TWO
Circle II of the Baptist W. M. U.
met Monday with Mrs. E. F. Gunn,
with the circle chairman, Mrs. G.
W. Cooper, in charge.
The meeting was opened with
prayer by Mrs. James Horton, with
the devotional and program given
by Mrs. Gunn, the scripture being
taken from Luke 2:1-11, the topic,
"Let us worship and bow down."
sThe program topic was "Christmas
In Other Lands and Christmas In
After a short business session
the meeting was closed with prayer
by Mrs. Cooper and the exchanging
*of gifts was then enjoyed.
.The hostess served delicious re-
freshments to the seven members
l Ri. R
J. A. M. CLUB.ENJOYS
Mrs. B. A. Pridgeon was hostess
Monday night to members of the
J. A. M. Club at her White City
home when the group enjoyed their
annual Christmas party. A gaily-
lighted Christmas tree was the cen-
ter of attraction, with the many
gaily wrapped packages for each
member. After a delicious dinner
of baked pork ham with all the
trimmings, served buffet style, the
packages were given out.
All present signed a Christmas
card bearing a note to a former
member, Mrs. H. A. Drake, who is
now living in Auburn, Ala.
Date and place 'of the January
meeting will be announced later.
Expected for Holidays
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Benton.ofTal-
lahassee are expected to arrive
Sunday to spend the Christmas sea-
son here with their daughter and
children, Mrs. Dessie Lee Parker.
A gift was brought by each mem-
ber, to be distributed to needy chil-
dren of the community with a num-
ber sent to the circle by the inter-
mediate Girl Scouts. The gifts were
judged for the manner in which
they were wrapped, with Mrs. J.
Lamar Miller's gift being awarded
first place. Those awarded first and
second place for the Girl Scouts
were Karen Jammes and Elaine
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Aman of
White City are announcing the ar-
rival of a son. Wayne Franklin, on
Friday, December 14.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Duval Jr.,. of
Highland View. announce the birth
of a daughter, Gwendolyn Joan, on
Saturday, December 15.
Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Sewell of
Highland View announce the birth
of a son on Monday, December 17.
Mr. and Mrs, B. R. Fleming of
this city are the proud parents of a
daughter, Janet Lorraine, born on
Tuesday, December 18.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Davis of
Highland View announce the birth
of a son on Tuesday, December 18.
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Noble of this
city are the proud parents of a
daughter, born Tuesday, Decem-
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital.)
Musselwhite, respectively. Junior Training Union
At the conclusion of the meeting, Enjoys Outdoor Social
refreshments were served to the 15 The home of Mrs. D. M. Lewis on
memberspresent. 7th Street was the gathering place
for the Junior Training Union of the
PIANO STUDENTS TO PRESENT First Baptist Church Thursday eve-
RECITAL AT HIGH SCHOOL nizng of last week when 24 Juniors
The piano students of Mrs. T. G. and their leaders came together for
Frary will be presented in a recital a delightful outdoor social.
at S:00 o'clock tonight at the high A gaily lighted Christmas tree
school auditorium. A wide selection and other lights provided an ideal
of both classical and popular music setting for the games, arranged and
will be on the program. The public conducted by Mrs. James C. Hor-
is cordially invited to be present. ton, assisted by other workers in
Taking part in the recital will be the department.
Annette Lewis, Catherine Duren, After a period of fun, the entire
Phylis Lewis, Crista Duren, Linda group formed a circle for the devo-
Roberts, Peggy Lewis, Toni Mira, tional period, consisting of scrip-
George Duren, Rodney Spaulding; ture from the second chapter of
Larry Jones. Alice Land, Eva Mar- Luke, the singing of carols, and
garet Kilbourn, Betty Denton, Dor- prayer. Refreshments of cookies
othy Singletary, Patsy Lewis, Fran- and cold drinks were then served.
ces Lewis, Jimmy Montgomery, Fay V
Fleishel, Frances McGill, Carlene VIRGINIA HAGOOD G. A.'s MEET
Campbell, Mary Harris and Jane The Virginia Hagood Girls' Aux-
Allemore. iliary met at the Baptist Church
at R Monday afternoon with ten mem-
BAPTIST CIRCLE VI MEETS IN bers present. Elaine Musselwhite,
OAK GROVE WITH MRS. COX the president, opened the meeting
Circle VI of the Baptist W. M. U. with the G. A. watchword, allegi-
met Monday afternoon in the home ance and G. A. hymn. Mrs. Ralph
of Mrs. W. L. Cox at Oak Grove for Nance completed the mission book,
the regular meeting and Christmas "Keys To Brazil." Plans were then
party. made to go Christmas caroling on
Mrs. L. E. Voss gave the devo- Friday and the meeting was closed
tional, giving the story of the birth with prayer by H. B. Henderson,
of Christ, after which Mrs. W. J. one of the four R. A. boys who met
Daughtry conducted a short busi- with the girls at this time.
ness session. The ten members and
one visitor, Mrs. Edward Dees, then PAST MATRON'S CLUB FORMED
enjoyed a delightful social hour dur- A meeting was held Tuesday eve-
ing which gifts were exchanged and ning at the home of Mrs. James
the hostess served a delicious salad Greer for the purpose of organizing
plate, each plate being lighted by a Past Matron's Club for Gulf Chap-
a novel miniature Yule candle. ter 191, Order of Eastern Star. Mrs.
I t R Pattie Gibson was elected as pres-
GUILFORDMANASCO dent of the new organization, and
Mrs. Greer was named as secretary
Miss Dorothy Ann Manasco, daugh- and treasurer. The first stated meet-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Manasco ing of the club will be held with
of this city, and Cpl. Charles E. Mrs. L. H. Bartee the third Tues-
Guilford, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Guilford of Overstreet, were united
in marriage Saturday night, Decem-
ber 8, at 7:30 in the Baptist parson-
age at Columbia, S. C., the cere-
mony being performed by the Rev.
Helms, pastor of the First Baptist
Church of Columbia. The young
couple, who expect to be home for
the Christmas holidays, are making
their home in Fort Jackson, where
the groom is stationed.
Mrs. Tom Parker had as her din-
ner guests Sunday her daughter
and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Mike
Namynanik of Panama City; her
son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Parker Jr., and daughter Donna
Louise, of this city; her son Don-
ald, who has just completed his
basic training in the navy and has
been stationed at San Diego, Cal.;
Miss Judy Mahon of Tallahassee,
Miss Ernestine Durant of this city,
and her smaller children, Marion.
Fay, Bruce and Larry. Had Bill
Parker, who is with the 'navy in
Europe, been home it would have
been a complete family reunion.
day in January.
Home for Holidays
Miss Norma Lewis arrived home
Wednesday night from 'Marion, Ala.,
where she is a student at Judson
College, to spend he two-week hol-
iday period with her mother, Mrs.
Ethel Westbrook, and other rela-
Expected for Holidays
Miss Gertrude Boyer of Atlanta,
Ga., is expected to arrive Saturday
to spend the holiday season with
her sister and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Ramsey, and brother and fam-
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Peck Boyer.
Week-enders from New Orleans
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Upshaw of
New Orleans, La., were the week-
end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our thanks to
our many friends for the kindness
extended us at the death of our son
and brother, Lemmie. Also for the
beautiful floral offerings.
'Mr. and Mrsj Carter Ward
Dear Santa Clause-Please bring
me a Bride doll, a tea set and a
MARY KATHRYN CONNER.
DEAR SANTA-Please bring me
a football, skates, bike, pistol and
holster set, basket ball.
P. S.-Please don't forget my
DEAR SANTA OLAUS-I want a
doll, Bastinet, table and chairs, a
doll buggy and a teaset.
DEAR SANTA CLAUS-All I de-
sire for Christmas is a competent
printer. If I don't get one soon you
probably will deliver my presents
next Christmas to another world.
P. S.-If you want the job I'll be
glad to put you to work.
Nearly eight times as many Am-
ericans now own life insurance as
A Martin Theatre
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"The Invisible Monster"
Here From California
Mr. and Mrs. Jean Lewis and
daughter Diann arrived Saturday
from San Diego, Calif., where Mr.
Lewis has been stationed with the
navy as a pipefitter. They will
spend the holidays here with, Mrs.
Lew.is' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Deway
Davis. On returning to duty, Mr.
Lewis will be stationed' in Mary-
Dr.Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
SDr. Charles Reicherter
GLASSES FITTED '
RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
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PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
) CLOSED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS
Port St. Joe, Fla.
"LET'S MAKE IT
ZACHARY SCOTT and
Oh, Baby! What Mother
didn't tell them about
married life they're
NEWS and CARTOON
Short, "Flatbush to Florida"
Cartoon, "Slightly Daffy".
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
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LATEST NEWS and
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CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1951
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1951 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE THR~E
Expected Home On Furlough
Bernard "Sonny" Pridgeon, who
is in the armed forces, is expected
to arrive home Saturday from Den-
ver, Colo., for a furlough'here with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. A.
To Spend Holidays Here
Miss Erline McClellan arrived in
the.city Wednesday to spend the
holidays with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. McClellan. o
Advertising doesn't cost, it PAYS!
Advertising do~esn t cost, it PAYS!
First Used i1
The custom of sending greeting
cards is perhaps the youngest mem-
ber in the family of Christmas tradi
tons, although the ideal was ex-
pressed by the Excelsis Deo of the
SUnt- ilt authorities at the British
"^ ''a y. museum recently discovered a draw.
F ing depicting four scenes of holiday
( celebration-early Victorian style--
id ated 1842. J. C. Horsley was ac-
Is D / credited with having created the first
S commercial Christmas card in 1843
The 1842 creation was an elaborate
affair. Drawn by'W. M. Edgley, it
includes scenes of a dinner party-
SH featuring the plum pudding, a group
of carol singers, a crowd watching
a Punch and Judy show, a panel of
silk-hatted and cane-toting ice skat-
ers, dancers doing a Roger de Co-
9/4a -MWo e4Iul JciCnia- verly-the Victorian Conga-and evi-
a dence that the poor must not be
S 'It is impossible to say whether or
not Mr. Horsley 1,as aware of Edg-
ley's masterpiece, but Horsley had
,ae a friend, and thereby hangs the tale.
Sir Henry. Cole, a man with many
3 k W- friends, was confronted by the task
of sending them a cheery holiday
S.greeting. The quill pens in use a
century ago sputtered and were ir-
ritating, so Sir Henry spoke to
^t(' -/ze -zX Horsley about the matter. Horsley,
a member of the Royal Academy in
London, was agreeably impressed
and turned out an appropriate de-
sign inscribed simply, "A Merry
Christmas. and a Happy New Year
Edgley and Horsley made oegin-
nin,-s. According to research au-
thorities the custom \eas taken up
in America about 30 years later dur-
ing the 1870s when Louis Prang, a
'Eoston lithographer, printed a cata-
logue of Chliimas cards
MRS. FAIRLY HOSTESS TO
BAPTIST CIRCLE FOUR
SCircle IV of the Baptist W. M. U.
met Monday afternoon with Mrs. P.
1'B. Fairley in her home on Palm
Boulevard with the program chair-
man.in charge. The living room was
very pretty with a lighted Christ-
mae tree and other Yule decora-
Mrs. Fairley read the Christmas
Story from the second chapter of
Luke, "Let us worship and bow
down," which was followed with
prayer by Mrs. C. A. McClellan.
Mrs. W. S. Smith read the story,
"Christmas In Many Lands," and
Mrs. NWr. M. Chafin read "Christmas
A business session followed with
reports from all chairmen and nine
e members answering present and
one visitor, Mrs. J. S. Echlin. Mrs.
J. D. Lane closed the meeting with
An exchange of gifts was enjoyed
during the social hour, and the hos-
S a tess served refreshments to those
S -...' .- present.
$3575 The January meeting of this cir-
cle will be with Mrs..J. D. Lane.
STARLET s X rlt
ExpansionBrocelet o ~1. BAPTIST W. M. U. CIRCLE Ill
$2975 MEETS WITH MRS. CASON
Baptist W. M. U. Circle III met
Monday afternoon with Mrs. E. C.
Cason in her home on Long Ave-
nue. The living room where the
guests were entertained was most
attractive with the holiday motif.
SMrs. Otis Pyle, program chairman,
gave the devotional from Matt 16.
After a business session, when re-
ports were received from the vari-
ous chairmen, the meeting was ad-
PHOTO WATCH "A" journed with prayer by Mrs. J. 0.
17 Jewels Baggett.
ACADEMY "5500 During the social hour the host-
A 21 Jewels ;ess served refreshments to the nine
Expansion Bracelet members present and two new
Mrs. E. B. Green, and the W. MAl.
U. president, Mrs. Joe Ferrell. A
Convenient Credit Termrns Christmas game, under the direc-
tion of Mrs. W. O. Nichols, was en-
joyed, after which gifts were ex-
PA R K ER,'S JE-W EL RY changed by all present.
The January meeting of *the cir-
PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA cle will be with Mrs. Rush Chism.
The royal service program, with
Circle III in charge, has been post-
pon ed until the fifth Monday.
Will Be At Our Store
and will pass out Fruit, Candy and Balloons
to all kids white and colored!
SPECIALS for THURSDAY
- FRIDAY SATURDAY
Ready To Eat
59F o Wb
HALF or WHOLE
5 Ibs. 43c 59c Ib.
ONE TO A
Delbrook OLEO Lb. 19c
Bakeritse a 3 lb. 69c
TWO LOADS FRESH FRUIT!
EIMES doz. 1iOc
3 for 1Oc
VEGETABLES at all times!
FIELD PEAS Ib.
TOMATOES 3 lb. 25c
SQUASH Ib. l0c
String BEANS lb. 19c
ALL FROZEN JUICES
SLICED STRAWBERRIES 11 oz. pkg. 25c
Use the BEST EGGS Every Egg GUARANTEED
R IC H Port St. Joe, Fla.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, F .LORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1951
P O T S PR ST J F, F FIA DECEMBER 21, 1961
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 s.cond-efass matter, December 10. 1937, at the
Postoffice, 'ort St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 5, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
ONE YEAR $2.00 SIX MONTHe $1.00
THREE MONTHS $127.15
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tiselpents, the publishers do not hold themselves liable tor
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 aserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost: the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
"IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE ."
With only a few more days to wait before the
arrival of Christmas and for the visit of good'old
Saint Nicholas, the children of Port St. Joe and
the whole world are counting the hours-and
even the minutes. If they aren't they must be
sick or abnormal. Already, lists have been made,
letters, written to Santa Claus, and the long wait
for the time to come being borne impatiently.
While Christmas is primarily a children's holi-
day, the grownups of Port St. Joe will have a
great part in making it a real success. The very
foundation of the observance of Christmas is
giving, and without this there would be no
To some people Christmas giving has come to
mean an "exchange of gifts" rather than any un-
selfish giving. We give to those from whom we
expect to receive, and give in proportion to what
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Vital Pipeline To Be Dedicated
The huge pumps at the Gulf ter-
minus of the Southeastern Pipeline
Corporation's 456-mile pipeline, lo-
cated in this city, Tuesday started
gasoline surging northward through
the nation's newest vital and timely
transportation artery, the Port St.
Joe-Chattanooga pipeline. The line
will be dedicated to the service of
national defense at ceremonies to
be held in Atlanta, Ga., today, in
which national leaders will partici-
Miss Louise Wilson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wilson of Monti-
cello, and Thomas Shelley Colde-
wey of this city were married at
the home of the bride's parents at
3:30 p. m., December 6. The bride
was attended by her sister, Martha
Wilson, and William Ebersole of
this city acted as best man.
Sharks In Championship Tilt
The undefeated, untied Port St.
Joe Shark football team left for
Ocala yesterday afternoon to play
Dunnellon for the state champion-
ship tonight. Making the trip are
Tom Morrison, Ernest Lowery, Tom
Chatham, James Trawick, Jimmy
Taylor, Tom Kelly, Bucky Walters,
John Lane,.Billy Hammock, Arthur
Soderberg, Alfred Rhames, George
Wimberly Jr., and ::Fpy Scheffer,
Local Boys In Pacific War Sector
Two local youths, Charles Lewis,
son of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Lewis,
and Joe Lilienfeld, son of Mr. and
Mrs. I. Lilienfeld, are with the navy
somewhere in the Pacific war zone.
Miss Opal Parker of this city and
J. L. Tullis of Crestview were mar-
ried Wednesday, December 10, in
Wewahitchka, Judge J. Earl Prid-
geon officiating. The young couple
left for a short wedding trip after'
which the groom returned to duty
in the navy.
Make All-North Florida Team
'The St. Joe Sharks placed two
men on the All-North Florida grid
team. They are Johnny Lane, the
generation we wonder why teachers try to teach
them the dead languages when they can't speak'
Sthe live ones.
A woman makes a fool of a man and then
teaches him a few things.
Some drivers who guess they can make it
never have another guess coming.
Sharks' triple-threat quarterback, Apalachicola Charter Granted
and Gordon Farris, speedy left end. Among a number of charters is-
Guards At Lighthouses sued by the secretary of .state last
Armed guards are now stationed week was one to St. George Island
at both the Beacon Hill and Cape Gulf Beaches, Inc., Apalachicola, a
San Bias lighthouses. real estate development company
S-- with 100: shares of stock listed at.
The largest canal lock in the world no par value. Directors are Dr. A.
is 1,312 feet long and 164 feet wide L. Ward, C. E. Atkinson, Hee Mack-
and is located at Ymuiden, Holland. ery,'T. Drew Branch and J. T. Smith.
we do receive. By doing so, we lose the real GIVING JUNIOR A BB GUN FOR
meaning of the observance and the joy we might XMAS MAY LEAD TO TROUBLE
receive. Keep in mind that buying Junior
Wouldn't it be a fine thing this Christmas if an air *rifle this Christmas may
every resident of Port St. Joe would accept the lead to trouble. Unless he is over
responsibility of giving something to someone 15, he cannot use a BB gun, air
leSS fortunate thn h lf and tus hel to rifle or .22 rifle unless an adult is
less fortunate than himself and thus help to along supervising him, according to
along supervising him, according to
lighten that person's load a little? There are so a law passed at the last session ot
many people around us who, through no fault of the Florida legislature. If caught
their own, are having such a struggle for exist- unsupervised, the boy's penalty
ence that even a little would help so much. falls on his parents.
We read in the newspapers of the larger cities We talked with several Port St.
Joe youngsters sinae the law went
where the welfare associations have prepared a into effect, and they report that it
list of the neediest cases that have come to their ,'just ain't any fun shooting under
attention, and help is solicited for these. Money supervision.
and assistance is given by rich and poor alike to -
It !phya to advertise-try it!
help these unfortunates.
This is not done in Port St. Joe, although the 7TRelieve
Moose lodge and the various church organiza- Mis
tions do considerable along this line, but all of
us know of some child, some man or woman who,
unless some outside aid is received, will have a
rather barren, cheerless Christmas. Surely, we UOUIDoORTABSI-SAME AST EUE
couldn't enjoy our Christmas as much if we
failed to share our much or little with others.
Let's make this an unselfish Christmas, re-
membering the words of Him whose birthday we
are observing when he said: "It is more blessed
to give thau to receive."
After listening tb the jive jargon of the younger ..
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Phone 363 Port St. Joe
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1951
I DAY, DECEMBER 21, 1951 THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUN1'V, FLORIDA PAGE FIVE
In the Book of Common Prayer of
the Church of England, the prayer
for the last Sunday before Advent
began with the words "Stir up." The
people of Peterborough took this to
be a reminder that they should start
their plum pudding at that time, and-
everybody in the family took a hand
in the stirring until it was ready on
This indispensable old-time Eng-
,lish Christmas dish was furmety, or
frumentyy, which according to old-
,time recipes was "wheat boiled un-
-tilthe grains burst, then strained
and boiled again with broth or milk
and yolks of eggs." Frumenty was
the forerunner to plum pudding.
By Thomas Nast
Thomas Nast, the famous cea
toonist who created our conception
of Uncle Sam, the Republican ele-
phant and the Democratic donkey,
is also credited with giving Amer-
ica its first modern pictorialization
:f Santa Claus.
Nast first sketched his notion of
Santa Claus in 1873. This Satta was
a rollicking, chubby old man smok-
ing a pipe and dressed in what
looked like a night shirt with fur
collar and cuffs. Since that day he
has grown taller and rounder, has
developed a full white beard and
mustache and has acquired the tra-
ditional red suit bordered in erm)ne.
THE LOW DOWN
Editar The Starr:
Gittin' yourself all peturbed and
upsot ain't the best way to keep in
fettle. Stummiek ulsters, you kin
git same fer yourself frum to mutch
frettin', but they is releef fer sutch,
so the papers sez. Whut is it, says
Henry, my naybor-quik! It's a
quart of cabbage juice per day, I
*Now I kin believe that, but I'd
say a quart of sauerkrout wud also
mebbe turn the trik, and mebbe be
more delectable. And iffen you
choose to no, my old friend Pasteur
sez that cabbage is the greatest
vegetable in the wurld. Well, sez
Henry, iffen you kin cure ulsters
so ezzy, why not let every persun
git themselves sum, so as to have
fun eatin' sauerkrout. You mite
have sumthin' there, I sez.
But stummick ulsters is small
pertaters as kumpared to nervous
brakedouns, heart murmcrs, etc..
which is next on the a-genda after
ulsters. Now. bein' peturbed about
how the U. S. A. is a rushin' into
bankrupturecy via borrowed munny
is enuf reesun, but jist stewin' or
talking' over the bak fense to your
naybor is donation' your time.
And here's my remedy-so you-
all harken. Congrusmun Bob Sykes
is now home up there at Krestvue
'til January. Lay the law down to
the gent-tell him to go bak up
there to Washinton to the next ses-
shun and akt liken a congrusmnn
is s'posed to act. Iffen you can't
find-the guy-if he's galavantin'
elsewhere, then write him. Don't
jist be peturbed and git ulsters-
do something .
Yours with the lowdown,
About a half century ago the oil
industry had a by-product, kerosene,
which was called gasoline. The
problem was how to get rid of it.
Come in for A Game of Pool, and Then Try Our...
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and remember, we still have that Draft Beer on tap
ST. JOE BAR AND BILLIARDS
Phone 114 Port St. Joe, Florida
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OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY
Full Course Dinners -- A La Carte Orders
EVERYTHING FROM BANQUET TO SANDWICH
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DRESSED and DRAWN
HENS lb. 69c
TOMS Ib. 63c
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321 Reid Avenue
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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GOOD JOB How would you
like the job of delivering boxes of
mistletoe during the Christmas
season? Nice work-if you can
Bad For Cats
A steady diet of liver and kidneys
may'make the family cat purr, but
it's risky from a health standpoint.
A bulletin from veterinary medical'
authorities cautions that cats raised
on these two items alone may form
such strong taste habits that they
will refuse other foods needed for
good nutritional health. Liver and
kidneys are excellent for cats, the
bulletin explains, but should not be
overfed to the exclusion of.fish, lean
meat, milk, and a limited amount
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Pagan Rites Basis
Of Many Customs
Strange as it may seem, most
American Christmas customs stem
largely from Pagan rites practiced
long before the birth of Christ.
The custom of exchanging gifts
is one of the few that springs from
the Christian era. Christmas can-
dles, bonfres and Yule logs arise
from the heathen festivals observ-
ing the winter solstice, Decem-'r
21, when the days begin to lengthen.
That was a time of great rejoicing
for anci-nt sun worshippers who
built bon ires to give strength to the
Pre-Christian Romans ornamented
their homes with green boughs and
fln.vers for the Feast of Saturnalia
which began December 19. Druids
gathered mistllete for that season,
while anci-nt Saxnns used hclly.
ivy rnd ba'. h or.:'"n mistletoe and
holly wreaths come from those peo-
Christmas trees, too, spring from
the ancient German days when Ger-
manic tribes made sacrifices to the
sacred oak tree of Odin. When the
missionary St. 3oniface traveled to
Germany in the Eighth Century and
saw these celebrations he persuaded
the nnti-es'to substitute a fir tree
fcr the oak' and to adorn it in a
tribute to the Christ Child.
SDuring the Middle Ages the entire
Christmas season was celebrated in
equal fervor with that now shown on
Christmas day. In some lands the
celebration lasted from December
24 to January 6-Twelfth Night-
and in others from December 21 to
February 2. By the year 1644,
Christmas in England had become
such a wild orgy that the Puritans
forbade its celebration by law.
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Decorate your homes with
lovre and affection in
this, the happiest
time of the year
ST. JOE FURNITURE & APPLIANCE
Port St. Joe, Florida
-i Here's a spirted
S hope that you
GULF HARDWARE & SUPPLY
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
"Your Chevrolet Olds Dealer"'
PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA
the Etruscans, who left Asi
Minor before 1000 B. C. and later
esttled in Northern Italy, would do
well on our television shows of to-
day. They held outdoor festivals
with pirouetting ballerinas draped
in graceful transparent costumes.
The dancers clapped castanets and
jingled silver bells which were
strung on a flimsy stole.
About 23% of U. S. passenger
cars in use today are 13 years old
or older, compared with 4% in 1941.
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THE STAA, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 19
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
i GARDEN NOTES
PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB _A
Lets all do our best
' to have the happiest
holiday of our
&t* o nipanotor
December is perhaps the best
month to take harwood cuttings of
ornamental shrubs. Crape myrtle,
forsythia, pearl bush, spirea, phil-
adelphus, vitex and weigela are a
few .of the shrubs easily rooted
from cuttings taken now.
There are few annuals that can
be planted this month, but Decem-
ber is a good time to plant calen-
dula, alyssum, candytuft, coreopsis,
cornflower, English daisy, dianthus,
feverfew, gaillardia, pansy, phlox,
larkspur, nerembergia, stocks, pe-
tunia, snapdragon, strawflower, ver-
bena and sweet pea. In this .same
area, clip faded flowers from early-
planted annuals, cultivate lightly
and give them a liberal feeding of
balanced plant food.
Give winter grass its first cutting
when it is about 2 inches high, and
don't cut too close. While the grass
should be well established before
the first mowing, it is a mistake to
wait until it is several inches high;
early mowing makes for good cover-
Marco Polo's adventurous jour-
ney to China was not all spice and
silk. Finding his ships wrecked at
Ormuz, he and his party were
forced to cross the Kerman desert
by camel caravan. With parched
throats and sun-scorched eyes, they
traveled three whole days without
water under a blazing, tropic sun.
. ., '. .-
:'. e We add our voice
i to the chorus calling
for abiding hope and
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J. Earl Pridgeon
Byrd E. Parker
Edd C. Pridgeon
County Tax Collector
Mrs. C. G. Rish
Supervisor of Registration
George Y. Core
Clerk Circuit Court
County Tax Assessor
May the angels bending
near the earth bring
you an abiding peace
In the spirit of the blessed
day we wish youa
St. Joe Paper Company
Costin's B~jeparLI11C lt &Or
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
SPort St. Joe Retail Merchants' Association
We hope the
all your wishes
ST. JOE SUPPLY
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h'I and joyous
Grocery & Market
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WIMBERLY PONTIAC COMPANY
Best wishes for a very
FLORIDA BANK AT PORT ST. JOE
FLORIDA NATIONAL GROUP
FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
ST. JOE HARDWARE
We're putting plenty
of steam into our
J. LAMAR MILLER'S
STANDARD SERVICE STATION
JIMMY GREER, AManager
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It'll Cost You Cash HIGHLAND VIEW NEWS
To Burn the Woods By MARJORIE ROGERS
Suppression Costs, Fine and Im- Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Martin of Bon-
prisonment Await Those Who ifay were guests Saturday of Mr.
Are Careless With Fire and 'Mrs. L. H. Kelley.
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Chestnut and
Carelessness with fire in the amiy of Pensacola, Mr. and Mr a
woods may prove costly in the fu- Tom n and Mr. ad Mrs. B
ture, according to County Ranger Chestnut of Panama City, Mr. and
H. A. Hardy of White 'City. Mrs. Scott Hayes of Careyville and
The man who carelessly allows Mrs. Carl Lea i and son
a wild fire to get started will be Donald of Highlannd View were
liable for suppression costs, paid Donald of here were Sunday guests
to the state, as well as fines and of M and Mrs. Jim Chestnut.
imprisonment under the new Flor- Mr. 'and Mrs. W. S. Dixon of Gor-
ida forest fire laws, Hardy stated. don, Ala., were the week-end guests
"Just as ignorance is no excuse of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McArdie.
for law-breaking, so will careless- Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson and
ness be regarded by the Gulf county daughter motored to Blountstown
fire control unit, if that careless- to visit relatives and friends over
ness causes damage to any of Flor- the week-end.
idea's woodlands," he added. Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Gross of
A penalty of up to three years in Panama City were the week-end
prison or a $1000 fine, or both, is guests of the latter's parents, Mr.
the result of intentionally prevent- and Mrs. T. V. Cannington.
ing or interfering with the suppres- Mr. and Mrs. Bob Little of Pan-
sion of a wild fire, under the new
ama City visited here Saturday as
laws. guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Linton.
"These laws are not meant as We welcome to our community
threats but merely as remindersMr. and Mrs. Sader Waldo and
that a careless way with fire in the family of Wewahitchka.
woods may cost money," Ranger Mrs. Winston Cupps of Kinard is
Hardy said, "and in the future even visiting here with Mr. and Mrs.
more careful checks will be made Fletcher Capp
by the forest service investigators Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Williams and
to determine the cause of wild family spent last Saturday in Pan-
fires. Florida had the second high- ama City with Mr. and Mrs. A. L.
est forest fire rate in the nation Hutto and family.
last year. I know that all citizens i u nt a Mn dPnrv atorav and
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Storey and
of Gulf county will want to help us family spent the week-end in
stop this shameful waste."
stop this shameful waste." Blountstown with Mr. and Mrs. An-
Hardy pointed out that the forest drew Coxwell
fire laws still permit a landowner Mr. and Mrs. Rollins Carter of
to burn his own lands, although heMonroe, La., were the week-end
must notify his neighbors he is go- guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Regis-
ing to do so and take precautions ter.
against the spread of the fire. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Odom of Chip-
ley were recent guests of the for-
No Unemployed mer's brother and fatnily, Mr. and
No unemployment checks were Mrs. James Odom.
issued in Gulf county for the week The 4-H Club boys will hold their
ending December 8, according to the Christmas party at the Methodist
state industrial commission. ; *- Church at 7 p.' m., Daecember. 20.
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It might surprise you to learn will have a Christmas program at.
what your "good friends" say about the Methodist 'Church Sunday eve-
you behind your back. ning at 7 o'clock.
We are announcing the opening
You are cordially invited to be-
come a member of our 1952 club.
We have distributed nearly $4,000
this year; did you get a part of it?
S. Wouldn't it be a big help this
Christmas if you had received a
check for $50 or more?
Resolve to start this year so you
may have funds for Christmas next
FLORIDA BANK AT PORT ST. JOE
FLORIDA NATIONAL GROUP
FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
We Reserve the Right To Limit Quantities
THESE PRICES GOOD THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY -- DEC. 20 TO DEC. 24
BEEF LIVER Ib. 73c
PEACHES No. 2- Can 19c
HOOP CHEESE Ib. 49c
No. 303 CAN
TOMATOES 2 for 25c
PAN SAUSAGE Ib. 39c
Water Maid RICE 3 lb. Pkg. 35c
HERE IS A REAL
Port St. Joe, Fla.
This Offer Good Until December
* OVERALL LUBRICATION Including inspection of
your car from radiator to $ 1 0 0
rear end, for----------- -
* BRAKE SPECIAL Examination of brake lining and
pack front wheel bearing 75 c
for -- ---- ------- -----
* INSPECTION OF TIRES -- Plus cross-switching the
wheels to save you money on wear and 7 C
mileage, for ------- -------
HEADLIGHT aim corrected at no charge.
Stop Lights and other warning lights checked at no
* COMPLETE TUNE-UP -- For snappier performance
and increased mileage $ 3 9 5
economy, for ------------
(PARTS NOT INCLUDED)
GET ANY ONE OR ALL OF THESE BARGAINS AT
St. Joe Motor Co.
Highway 98 and 4th St.
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FRIDAY. ECEMBER.21, 195
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0 but happiness
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WATCH FOR THE OPENING OF PORT ST. JOE'S
WILL THIS BE YOU?
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
In order to allow our valued employes to
observe a ...
we will be closed from Saturday noon,
December 22, until Wednesday morning,
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
the ash tray in your car and don't
throw the stub on the roadside.
Farmers and other landowners
who have not done so are urged to
disk or plow fire-lines around the
borders of forested areas.
To Spend Xmas In Mississippi
Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Croxton ex-
pect to leave Saturday for Farelte,
Miss., to spend the holidays with
their daughter and family Mr. and
Mrs. Randolph Noble.
Expects To Leave for Louisiana
-Mrs. Verna Smith expects' to
leave Saturday for Baton jouge,
La., to spend Christmas With her
daughter and family, Mr. aid Mrs.
John Lae and children
.TAXI RATES IN CITY TO
BE BOOSTED MONDAY
Due to rising prices on gasoline,
cars, tires and hired help, taxi op-
erators of St. Joe are'boosting the
minimum price's, 'beginning Mon-
However, on quantity lots (2 or
more--or pack 'em in like sar-
dines in a can) the new rates will
"More fares to the. trip makes
less trips and cuts down operating
costs," say the taxi owners.
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Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ervin and Mrs.
W. H. Howell were shoppers in
Panama City Monday.
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Chilstmas hapg-inese to
S al our good
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MODERN FURNITURE COMPANY
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Our best wishes
go out heartily to
all our good friends
The National Automobile Dealers
Association figures that the mil-
lionth traffic death will occur the
last Week in December It can be
some resident of Port St. Joe?
Will it ibe you? -. .. It Won't be
you if you drive carefully.
Forest Fire Danger
Greater In Winter
Farmers, Hunters and Others Urged
To Be Careful During Season
of Light Rainfall
Browned, frost-bitten grass and
'brush and sparse rainfall make
Florida forest lands more suscept-
ible to fire in winter than in any
other season, the state agricultural
extension service warns farmers,
hunters and. the general public.
It is pointed out that much of the
grass and many of the low-growing
forest plants are dormant and dry,
the normal rainfall, for the state as
a whole, is lighter in winter than in
any other season, and these condi-
tions make the forest fire hazard
more pronounced during the cold
months than at any other time of
Average normal rainfall for Flor-
ida as a whole during the winter
(December, January and February)
is less than nine inches-lowerthan
that of any other season.
In addition to timber destroyed
by forest fipes, much good game is,
also devoured by the flames. In view
of the forest fire danger in winter,
the extension service urges farm-
ers, hunters and others to follow
To be sure a match is out before
throwing it. down, break it in two.
Before building a campfire, clear
leaves and other material from a
circle of several feet, and then build
the fire in a; hole or low place. Be
sure the fire is out before leaving
In smoking while traveling, use
Port St. Joe, Fla.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1951
,THE STAR,-PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
RIDY .. ................ T. AR .. O...... T. JO, GUL COUNTY, FLORIACS E
Patrolman Turns In
Report for November
Highway Patrolman Charles. W.
Saunders this week brought to The
Star a complete report of his activi-
ties for November which showed
that during the 30-day period he
traveled 3,627' miles, or an. average
of,. 1 miles daily, arid put in 266
hours on duty.
Saunders arrested. 7 motorists,
issued 15 written warnings for mi-
ncr traffic violations and also is-
sued 14 warnings. for faulty, equip-
The, report shows but one acci-
dent investigated during the period,
that being the burning of Possum
Lynn's car, which left the highway
and plunged into the swamp at
Dead Man's Curve south of St. Joe.
Loss was placed at $2,10,0.
The patrolman gave 30 driver's
license examinations, passing 26 of
the applicants and turning down 4.
Called Here By Illness of Uncle
Mr. and Mrs. B. V. "Bobby" Bow,-
den were called here from Tampa,
due to the critical condition of the
former's uncle, Floyd Roberts, who
was seriously injured in an acci-
dent Saturday night.
Home On Leave
Cpl. Frank J. Pierce, stationed at
Fort Campbell, Ky., arrived home
last Friday to spend the holidays
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
F. Pierce. He will return to duty
To Spend Xmas In North Carolina
Walter Stafford and son Larry
expect to leave tomorrow for Clin-
ton, N. C., to spend Christmas with
the former's mother, Mrs. J. W.
Coming for Christmas
Rev. and Mrs. Maurice Fain of
Miami Beach will arrive Monday
to spend the Christmas season
with Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Baggett,
other relatives and friends.
That man who has a third set of
teeth developing ought to be able
to get the bite of things.
Found In Quqrters
Dr. L. H. Bartee informs: The
Star that he. found a ca;1 of diph-
theria in the. colored quarters Mon-
day and that he expects, a; dpzen
more children there had been ex-
posed before, it wa. discovered.
"I'm alry,ising a11 parents to k.ep
their children off the. streets, for
the. presaet andg opt of the: picture.
show and other public places," said
Dr. Bartee, adding: "And I'm also
advising them, to have. their chil-
dren vaccinated against diphtheria."
MEMBER OF ROTC UN.IT AT
GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE
Cadet Bill QuIarles.. Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. S. Quarles of this city,
is a memlb er of the Senior ROTC
unit at Georgia Military College,
Upon satifsactory. completion of
his ROTC training and graduation
from college, Bill will receive a re-
serve commission, as. a second looie;
(Continued Sron. page 1)
The Star, too, will be hit on the
mailing outof subscription due no-
tices. Heretofore we have been
sending out up to four notices be-
fore dropping the boom on our de-
linquents-now we'll send out two.
So if your paper stops ten days af-
ter you receive the second notice
you'll have no one to blame for it
but yourself. Anyway, when
you fail to get the rag it'll be a
reminder that you "intended" to
come around and pay up.
Seems like your friend (he ain't
ours) H. Truman is running out of
taxation sources when he has to
stoop to scraping pennies from the.
bottom of the barrel.
Inventor of Ricksha
The ricksha used in the orient
today was invented by U. $. Ma-
rine- Jonothan Goble, who visited
Japan in 1854 with Commodore
It pays to advertise-try it!
* MAKE YOUR CHRITMAS GIFTS
ARTICLES THAT WILL LAST FOR
WE WILL GIFT WRAP ALL
l We will be l closed
HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR CHRISTMAS SPECIALS!
Plastic and Fabric Covers
For Living Room or Den
All Finishes and Types
FLOOR LAMPS $8.95 HARDWOOD CHESTS Innerspring Mattress
TABLE LAMPS $4.95
Finished and Unfinished
SONE GROUP OF EASY CHAIRS
Values to $129.50. .Assorted
Plastic COCKTAIL Q$ 95
CHAIRS Wv 41
Plastic Easy Chair $79 50
and Ottoman, $79.
We Will Help Finance Your Christmas ..
BUY THIS YEAR PAY NEXT YEAR!
n-/e Use Your Credit!
OMAMHOM. E PORT ST. JOE,
CaWePmete IomeFursnishings...I FOR
McCo s STORE
DRY GOODS SHOES CLOTHING MILLINERY
To PLEASE YOUR FANCY .
That's TRUDY HALL and GEORGIANNA
For style, for fit, For quality-see the Cruise Line
SERVING GULF COUNTY
FOR THAT ALL-AMERICAN LOOK, WEAR
PRINTS W S s.rSHIRTS
SOLIDS WINGS PAJAMAS
$4.95 and $3.95
YOU MUST BE SATISFIED
PI0 N E ER the Mark
of a Man
BELTS $1.50 and $2 JEWELRY $1.50- $1.95
WALLETS $3.50 $7.00 BRACELETS $1.00
SLIDE BUCKLE $1.50 SLIDE BELT $1.50
GIVE US A VISIT
WEMBLEY TIES, fancies and solids $1 and $1.50
Mlichelene Modes LINGERIE $1.98 up
The Mayer NYLONS $1.49. They're Thermosized
TtkEszr`AR PORT* ST., JOE, ULF COUNTY, FLORI.DA
FA I aAY, 6ft-EM69R, R 2-1., *191'
T E GL C N FODFDAi IE2,5
AGRICULTURE IN COUNTY
(Continued from, page 1)
ported for crops in 1944. Dairy pro-
ducts took a decided'slump during
the five-year period from 1944 to
1949, total income from this source
being .$18,415 in 1949 and $34,092
in 1944. However, forest products
took a.jump from $5,410 in 1944 to
$10,513 in 1949.
,Cattle brought raisers $10,945 for
163 animals sold.in 1949, and 190
calves netted $10,233; 738 hogs sold
during the year brought $14,473.
: Apparently, with so many mar-
kets handling meats, Mr. Farmer is
getting away from home slaughter-
ing, for in 1944 he butchered 20
cows 1 calf and 1,178 hogs, while
in 1949 he butchered but 1 cow, 8
calves and 179 hogs.
THROW THE RASCALS OUT
(Continued from page 1)
State, since they all have the same
goal-the destruction of the liber-
ties, rights and freedoms of the in-
dividual and lead to. the evil of to-
It calls for a purge of the dishon-
est and disloyal persons in govern-
ment on all levels, elective and ap-
pointive. It deplores the lust for
power in the executive, judicial and
legislative branches of government,-
which is weakening public morale
and is driving the nation down the
road to Socialism and which has
exposed us to the horrors ,of war
and weakened the national defense.
It solemnly declares that We have
reached a fateful hour in our na-
tional history and that every citi-
In 1944 there were 701. acres pf zen faces the choice of liberty or
land planted to corn, as against 365 despotism, foreign or domestic, and
acres in 1949; peanuts were planted aligns the Democratic party of Clay
on- 236 acres in 1944 and on but 7 county on the side of liberty.
acres' in 1949. The Irish and sweet It encourages the youth of the
potato crops also took a drop dur-. nation to take an active interest in
ing the five years, 2,882 bushels of government, in defense of their
Irish spuds.b.eing harvested in '44 heritage, and calls on the people as
as against 425 iushels in '49; sweet a whole to unite in opposition to
potatoes harvested in 1944 amount- the encroachment of centralized
ed to 7,300 bushels, while the 1949 government, defends states rights,
crop came to 1,070 bushels. and commends the press and radio
ropebody took a gamble on cot- for its efforts to arouse and awaken
ton in 1944, planting two acres and the people to the.danger that con-
getting two bales. No acreage as fronts us.
devoted to this crop in 1949. It pledges its devoted and vigor-
Vegetables grown for the market ous action against the invasion of
brought in $8,170 in -1944, but the federal or state government of the
1949 crop was valued at only $2,021. basic rights, privileges and immun-
Fr .ita Id nu,,t s oe e,.r,,n in ities of the individual and expresses
small quantities, according to the
report, but not in sufficient amount
to be listed here. Apparently the
greater. part was for home con-
Return To Duty At San Diego
Raymond Lawrence and Donald
Parker, apprentice seamen, left
Monday night to return to San
Digeo, Calif., for a new assignment
to duty after a very pleasant ten-
day leave spent here with their
parents and friends.
Christmas Comes Early
'Christmas arrived in Port St. Joe
a week ahead of schedule when J.
A. Christmas arrived in town from
Fort Myers to join his wife and
visit with his parents and other rel-
atives for a couple of weeks.
-New York state was named by
Charles II of England for his bro-
ther, the Duke of York, in 1664.
FOR RENT-5-room house in choice
neighborhood; gas heaters, Ven-
etian blinds. Sue Lewis, phone
134 -W. 1*
FURNISHED HOME FOR RENTat
Apalachicola. Most desirable loca-
tion. ContactMrs. Ned Porter, P. O.
Box 975, phone 164, Port St. Joe.
Also bike for sale cheap. Ic
FOR RENT-Two comfortable bed-
rooms, each with outside en-
trance; adjoining bath. Phone 63-J.
Mrs. A. M. Jones, Sr. 12-7tf
WANTED-Reliable hustler to go
in business selling consumers 200
household. necessities. State age,
.. occupation; eferences: Rai*leigh's
Dept. FAL-101-Y, Memphis, Tenn.
WANTED-Radio repair man. Tel-
ephone 410. 12-14 21c
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RECAP YOUR OLD TIRES
Rubber is getting scaree! Help the
wr effort by having your old tires
recapped. We guarantee all work.
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
Phone 37 Port St. Joe, Fla.
deep concern over the destruction
by judicial interpretation and usur-
pation of our Constitution. Holds
that public office is a public trust
and abhors alliances between offi-
cials and racketeers, gamblers and
It calls upon the Florida legisla-
ture to enact appropriate laws for
referendum and recall of state and
local officials who fail to perform
the duties of their offices or fail
in the public trust.
It denounces and condemns the
FEPC, socialized medicine and na-
tional health insurance, and be-
lieves' in the social and educational
separation of the races.
There are a number of other in-
teresting points in this lengthy
platform which we have briefly re-
viewed here and the editor of The
Star feels that the Gulf county Dem-
ocratic executive committee would
do well to study this platform of
the Clay county Democrats in this
tragic hour in our national history.
Advertising doesn't cost, it PAYS!
NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME
'Notice is herebN given that. pursuant to
Chanter 20953. Laws of Florida. Acts of
1941, the undersigned' persons intend to
register with the Clerk 'l the Circuit Court
of Gulf County. Florida. tour weeks aftlr
the first publication of Ihis notice, the fic-
titious or trade name under which they will
be enraged in bushiuess : and in whi,. il*
business is to be carried on, to-wit: AUS-
TIN-ATCHISON, Port St. Joe. Florida. First
publicaLion December 21, 1951
T. E. AUSTIN.
1-4 CATHERINE NELL BUZZETT.
SAMARITAN LODGE No. 40, 1. 0.
O. F.-Meets first and third Thurs-
days, 7:30 p. m. in Masonic Hall. All
members urged to attend; visiting
brethren invited. J. F. Miller, N.G.;
John Blount, V. G.; Theo 'Bishop,
R.-A. M.-Regular convocation of
' St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
14., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All visit
ing companions welcome. J. L. Wil-
son, Iigh Priest; H. R. Maige, Sec.
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, 1. 0. O. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Thursday at 8:00 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Mary B. Forehand, N.G.;- Mary
E. Weeks, V.G.; Fannie Brown, Sec.
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
'ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
Meetings 2nd and 4th Frl-
days each month, 8:00 p. m.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. Milton
Chafin, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
- MEET YOUR FRIENDS
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(Continued from page 1)
that Roberts had regained con,
sciousness but was still in a very
Highway Patrolman C. W. Saun-
ders, who was called to the scene
of the accident, said that Gaskin
said he saw the lights of the car
and truck but thought the car lights
were those of an approaching .e-
hicle and that'the truck was wait-
ing to enter the highway from a
side road. When he realized the
truck was on the road, he swerved
to avoid it and hit Roberts, whom
he didn't see until too late due to
the dazzle of the parked car lights.
.Patrolman Saunders said that the
negro was arrested on a drunken
driving charge and that he had a
quantity of moonshine liquor in-the
car. Most of the containers were
broken, but what evidence re-
mailed 'was turned over to Sheriff
Byrd Parker. '
To Vi'it Daughter and Family:
Mrs. Carter Ward expects to
leave Saturday for Norfolk, Va., to
visit with her daughter arid family,
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy :Spotts.
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Santa At: Rich's Market
Santa 'Claus will be at the Rich
Super-Market all day Saturday and
will pass out candy, fruit and nuts
to all the kiddies..
RUBBER AND NUMBER ANIMAL
Regular $1.59 Value -
Regular $2.98 Value 98
Reduced to 1. 98
extended to us during the past year.
Visits Brother At Hospital
Mrs. C. B. Bowden of Altha was
here Wednesday to visit her bro-
ther,' Floyd. Roberts, who.was seri-
ously injured Saturday in a high-
Visiting Son and Family
,Mrs. J.. T, Ricketson left Wed-
nesday for Newport News, Va., for
an extended visit with her son and
daughter-in-law, Sgt. and Mrs. Wil-
liam W. "Jack" Ricketson.
Spend Week-end Here
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brandonanad
son David' of Pensacola spent the
week-end here with Mr. and Mrs.
Carter Ward and other relatives.
We are sure
your Firestone Tires have given more value than you
expected, as well as other items we have sold you.
Our one guarantee is that you be satisfied, and it is
our aim to see that you are satisfied with any article
sold you by us.
MAY WE WISH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU
A Very Merry ChrstIas
Firestone Home & Auto Supply Store
B.~~~~~~~ W6 EELOnrPRVS.J LRD
Reg. $1.60 Value
Reduced to -.
Reg. $10l'0 Value
DELIVERY TRUCKS METAL TEA SETS
Regular $1.59 Value a Regular $1.19 Value '
Reduced to SI Reduced to --89
SUPPER- RACERS )VENTILATING FAN
Regular $1.00 Value 75 Regular $7.95 Value S9
Reduced to 5Reduced to-..--- -- .-
THANK YOU, FOLKS!
We are indeed very grateful to you for the patronage
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THE STAR;l'PjYRr. ST-JOE,:GULF COUNTY'$ FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1551
B9. W~. EELLS, Owner
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA