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"Port St. Joe -The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
Published In Port St. Joe
But Devoted To the Con-
tinued Development of
VOLUME XV PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1952 NUMBER 27
Club Importing Snakes HOW NEW FEDERAL HI
To Build Tennis Court .
Reptiles Will Be Exhibited By Ki-
wanians To Raise Funds for
By HARRY McKNIGHT S
If you've been wondering why
those big piles of black earth in
the city park haven't been leveled
'down and rolled out into a tennis
,court, the answer is that the Ki- LEGEI
.Wanis Club has run out of funds. ORIGINAL u S,
'Lacking the "know-how" to pro- *--- EATENIOV AP
;ceed from there, the Kiwanians *..** PRMANEKr'p
ihave"beeri'scratching their thin- '- OR ROJECTED
'ning locks and casting *about.. for.
some "where-with" to pay some-
body who does have te "know- This map indicates where th
how" to complete the job. designated highway, U. S. 9S, wi
L. cooking for something really dif- onally across the state from Pens
iterent to offer Port St. Joe for its Port St. Joe to West Palm Bea
money, they have come up with a la coast This highway hereto
".ost outstanding show featuring at Apalaliicola, but now become,
Brad Bradford, head lecturer and vacation route for tourists who
formerr from the Ross Alfen In- generally taken the route from
stitute at Silver Springs. Brad, with Marianna to Tallahassee.
his complete collection of reptiles, ahate
including alligators, snakes, turtles Completion of that section of
and many others, will present a way from St. Marks to Perry, a
show both entertaining and educa- the dotted lines on the map a
tonal. from Apalachicola, will do away
Having appeared before sports- up through Tallahassee and sh
maen's clubs and leading universi- tance to the east coast and to po
ties and other groups throughout ern Florida by a goodly number
the United States at unheard of
prices, Bradford is bringing his en-
tire show to Port St. Joe for a very
small fee, just to help the Kiwanis City Taxes BeCOme
Club in its playground venture. *,
Each spectator will be presented Delinquent Aprail
with a free interesting and helpful
booklet Fn. North ,Anteealtt rep- City Clerk Asserts He Has Taken
tiles, how ftao id ent 'nn1 and.how In 93% o~ ,tht,951 evy
to tret. otherr bite Thii- booklet, of $70,204.94
even without the thrilling perform-
ance of Bradford, will be worth the City Clerk Ben Dickens informs
small admissiOih price of 75c for us that to date he has collected
adults and 95c for school students 93% of city taxes levied for 1951,
and 'teachers. Tickets may be se- and that there is but $5,062.63 de-
cured from members of the Kiwanis linquent. Total taxes levied came
Club and Key Club, and they will to $70,204.94.
be calling on you. Ben warns those who have not
The place: Elementary school au- yet turned in their shekels to the
ditoiium. The date: Friday, April city treasury that taxes become de-
4, at 8 p. m. linquent April 1 (next Tuesday),
and after that date they accrue a
Student Council Offering penalty of 1% per month or each
Services To Get Out Vote part of a month, until paid.
And, too, should you fail to con-
The student council of the Port tribute your bit to the upkeep of
St. Joe high school is offering its our fair city, your name will ap-
services next Tuesday in getting pear in The Star as a tax shirker,
freeholders to go to the polls to
vote on the $400,000 school bond
Those desiring free transporta-
tion to the polls are asked to call
the high school, 318, between the
hours of S a. m. and 4 p. m.
Anyone in need of a baby-sitter
in order that they might go to the
polls, will find the following young
ladies available, free of charge, be-
tween the hours of 3:30 and 7 p.
m.: Mary Agnes Culpepper, phone
246-J; Martha Costin, phone 320;
Barbara Mitchell, phone 73-J; Bob-
bie Ward, phone 333; Faye Parker,
phone 235 W, and Linda Gail Pyle,
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Attend Eastern Star Meeting
Those attending a meeting of the
Wewahitchka Eastern Star chapter
last Friday night were 'Mrs. W. H.
Howell, Mrs. Ida Brown, Mrs. Rush
Chism, Mrs. Fred Maddox and Mrs.
Florrie Connell. An initiatory ser-
vice was enjoyed, at which time
Miss Magdalene Hubbard received
the degrees of the order.
Returns To School
Miss Norma Jean Lewis left Wed-
nesday to return to Marion, Ala.,
where she is a student at Judson
College, after spending the spring
holidays here with her mother, Mrs.
GHWAY WtLl CUT DIAGONALLY ACROSS FLORIDA
ROUTE NO 98.
NATION UNDEF INSTRUCTION
e new federal-
ll extend diag-
Ich on the At-
fore has ended
s a year 'i'ound
the new high-
s indicated by
with the loop
orten the dis-
oints in south-
William H. Brearley
Dies of Heart Attack
William R. Brearey. 7, a retired
Nwiv Jersey utility' company execu-
tive who had been residing at Camp
Palm, south of this city on the Gulf,
for the past five years, died at 8:30
Thursday morning following a heart
Deceased is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Helen Brearley of Camp Palm;
and two daughters, Mrs. Margery
Ward of Belmeade, N. J., and Miss
Emily Brearley of New York City.
The body will be taken to Jack-
sonville for cremation, and inter-
mient will be in Ewing Church Cem-
etery, Trenton, N. J. The family
requests that flowers be omitted.
The Comforter Funeral Home of
this city was in charge of local ar-
Lister said he decided to with- try committee for the Port St. Joe
since under terms of the city char- Choir Rates (Good' draw after much consideration. "I
ter the city is required to hold a The senior mixed choir of the St. find it- would take considerably
(Continued on page 8) Joe high school rated "good" in the more time than I had anticipated
class C group at the West Florida to carry on an effective campaign,"
TO PREACH SUNDAY Junior High Music Festival held he said. "I wish to thank my many
Chaplain Scobey of Tyndall Field last Friday and Saturday in Mari- friends who have offered to sup-
will speak at the 11 a. m. service anna. Miss Erline McClellan was port me."
Sunday at the Pfesbyterian Church. in charge of arrangements for the -- -
The public is cordially invited to festival and Jon Stapleton, former Undergoes Appendectomy
attend. St. Joe school principal, was host. Miss. Lola Clem Hanlon of We-
-. wahitchka underwent an appendec-
'tomy Wednesday at the Port St.
WE HATE TO DO IT, BUT Joe Municipal Hospital. Her mother,
SMrs. C. F. Halon, and Miss June
SHinton were with her during the
As you may have noticed, with all the whooping and
On Sunday Visiting Trip
hurrahing we've been doing about it the past three weeks y s
S., ...t. and fMrs. Dewey Davis and
nr zntk1 D flip. ptU LcLntp nF .4- II Ltnrvl ~l heatmuren -1AN- is 'nmesVa--
Ulor so, tLle U aUDLsUr Itto n- lL7_C \Vsu .rn on r ar wV. L_ L
on April 1 from the present $2.00 per year to $3.00. This
has become necessary due to increased costs which can
no longer be absorbed .. we're compelled to pass part
of it on to our subscribers.
As we have stated previously, the six-month rate will
be 81.50, but the three-month rate will remain at 8127.15.
Single copies will jump from the present nickel to eight
Those desiring to take advantage of paying two years
in advance at the present rate of $2.00 yearly have until
midnight, March 31 in which to do so. Immediately after
midnight the price will be $3.00.
- - -
cnlldren anda iMrs. Minnie Ejvans
visited Sunday in Alford, Panama
City and Youngstown with friends
Garden Club's annual flower show,
urges everyone to plan to enter ar-
rangements, specimens and house
plants for the event, which is to be
held April 5 and 6 at the Centennial
She states that entries must be
placed by 11 a. m. on April 5, but
that any entry that can be brought
early Friday night, such as potted
plants and arrangements made of
dried material, will be appreciated:
The auditorium will be open the
evening of April 4 from 7:30 to 9
o'clock for this purpose.
Visit In South Carolina
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Beaty and son
Stephen spent last week-end at El-
lery and Walterboro, S. C., return-
ing by way of Savannah. Ga. They
were accompanied home by Mrs.
and relatives. Beaty's mother. Mrs. J. F. Bern-
----------- hard, for an extended visit.
Returns Home After Visit -- ----
Little Miss Carolyn Lee Carr re- Visitors From Panama City
turned home Tuesday after a visit Mr. and Mrs. C.. H. Lemox and
in Wewahitchka with Miss Vicki children of Panamla City visited
Whitfield and Mr. and Mrs. Byrd Sunday with '!Mr. Lemox' mother
Parker. and family, Mr. and Mrs. Will Smith
-- -- of Kenney's Mill.
Spending Week-end Here --.---
Mr. and Mrs. Bishop Lay and Visit In Georgia
children of Birmingham, Ala., ar- Mr. and Mr.. i':! Ford an'd daugh-
rived Thursday to spend the week- ter visited ia-;i weck-end in Sylv\-s-
end here with Mrs. I). B. Lay and ter, Ga.. with thic former's p rents,
children. '. : :'-. Jo:: Ford.
Lister Drops Out
of Senatorial Race
States He CtntHot Tuke-Tinfe From'
His Business''TJ Conduct
Stating that he could not take
time from his turpentine business
to conduct an active campaign,
Floyd Lister of Wewahitchka last
Saturday withdrew as a candidate
for state senator from the 25th dis-
trict, which is made up of Gulf, Bay,
Calhoun and Washington counties.
The withdrawal of Lister leaves
George Tapper and Ben Williams,
both of this city, as contenders for
the seat now held by Olin Shivers
of Chipley,_who is not seeking re-
election under the -"gentlemen's
agreement" in effect among the
-- II -~p~----I I II I
Freeholders To Pass On Issue
of $400,000; Will Require
51% of Registration.
Next Tuesday freeholders-of Gulf
county -will go to the'polls -to vote
for or against a proposed bond is-
sue of-$400,000 with interest not to
exceed 5%, for the purpose of con-
structing new school .buildings in
Port St. Joe and at-Wewahitchka,
and for repairs and additions to
present school plants in- the two
Polling 'places have been desig-
nated as follows:
North Port St. Joe-City'hall.
South Port St. Joe-Health de-
partment office, 224 Sixth Street.
Highland View-Weeks' store.
White City-Community house.
There have been rumors going
the rounds that no provision has
'been made for badly needed alter-
ations and improvements for the
present St. Joe elementary school,
but Superintendent Tom Owens in-
forms us that these improvements
are on the docket, but will be made
from present funds on hand.
"It is imperative that we build
these new schools and ma:.- addi-
'tions to our lprcencr .selonl plants."
said Owens, "since enrollment has
increased each year since the last
building program, and impending,
industrial expansion in Gulf county
indicates further and greater in-
creases, and in all probability these
new facilities will be overcrowded
within'a year or two at the present
rate of growth of the community.
Also special facilities, which were
not 'possible to finance in the last
construction program, are urgently
(Continued on page 8)
Some Entries In Flower
Show May Be Made Early
Marie Costin, chairman of the en-
PAGE TWO THE STAR, P..~RT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1952
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE O. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
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Teresa Edwards and Gale
Traxler Wed In California
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Chester Ed-
wards of this city are announcing
the marriage of their daughter,
Mary Teresa, to Sgt. Gale Traxler,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Traxler
of Pensacola, on March 14 in the
post chapel at Camp Cooke, Calif.,
the Iev. Fr. John Nagle perform-
ing the ceremony in the presence
of the bride's parents and intimate
friends of the couple.
The bride, given in marriage by
her father, chose for her wedding a
tailored suit of white Irish lineen
trimmed in midnight blue. with blue
and white accessories.
Mrs. E. J. Cowen of Chattahoo-
chee, a sorority sister of the bride,
served as matron of honor and wore
a spring model suit of dusty pink,
with matching accessories.
Ralph Silva of Pensacola served
the groom as best man.
Following the ceremony, a recep-
tion was held in the reception room
of the chapel.
The bride attended St. Patrick's
parochial school in Apalachicola,
and is a graduate of the Port St.
Joe high school. She attended Flor-
ida State University, Tallahassee,
where she received her B. S. de-
gree. She was a member of Sigma
Mayor Tells Auxiliary of
The Hospital Auxiliary met Fri-
day of last week in the home of
Mrs. Jake Belin with Mrs. Basil E.
Kenney Jr., presiding.
At this time, Mayor Jake Belin
spoke to the-group on the immedi-
ate improvements which are to be
made at the Port St. Joe Munici-
pal Hospital, as follows: Sound-
proofing the halls, waiting room
and nurses' rooms; air conditioning
the delivery and operating rooms,
and installing an ice machine. At
the conclusion of his talk, Mayor
Belin praised the auxiliary for the
many improvements it has made at
The auxiliary voted, after con-
siderable discussion, to purchase a
bed for the labor room, and also
an incubator. Mrs. Mary F. Babb,
hospital superintendent, explained
to the group that both these items
were badly needed. Mrs. Harry H.
Saunders was appointed to work
with Mrs. Babb in their selection.
It was also voted to send Mrs.
Joe Dowd flowers in appreciation
for her devoted services as rum-
mage sale chairman since organi-
zation of the auxiliary. The group
also gave a rising vote of thanks
to the outgoing officers, after which
Kappa sorority and at the time of M1rs. Robert Tapper, chairman of
her marriage was a member of the the nominating committee, pre-
local elementary school teaching sented the following slate of offi-
staff. cers. which was unanimously ac-
Sergeant Traxler was graduated cepted: Mrs. J. Lamar Miller, presi-
Ifom the Port St. Joe high school dent; Mrs. S. H. Jammes, vice-
and the Georgia Military Academy. president: Mrs. William M. Chafin,
Prior to entering the service of secretary; Mrs. J. P. Fleishel, treas-
his country he was majoring in
pharmacy at the University of Flor-
ida, Gali '1.ill- ,,
After a short wedding trip to Los
Angeleg, awit i the 'ride traveling in
a violet suit with grey accessories,
the couple are at home at 201 East
Tunnel Street, Apartment 29, Santa
MRS. W. S. SMITH HOSTESS
MONDAY TO J. A. M. CLUB
Mrs. W. S. Smith was hostess on
Monday night to members of the J.
A. M. Club. Despite the inclement
Weather, all members were present
with the exception of Mrs. C. G.
Costin, who was confined to her
home by illness.
After much discussion on various
subjects, a salad plate with pine-
apple cream pie and coffee was
served by the hostess to Mesdames
W. H. Howell, B. A. Pridgeon, C.
E. Boyer, E. C. Pridgeon Jr., A. D.
Lawson. W. C. Pridgeon, Florrie
Connell, Verna Smith and S. C.
Date and place of the next meet-
ing of thisclub .will be announced
urer; Mrs. A. P. Wakefield, rum-
mage sale chairman.
Mrs. Miller tl.iI appointed Mrs.
J. L. Sharit as chairman for the
Hospital Day tea, aild Mrs. Gannon
Buzzett as flower chairman for the
Mrs. L. J. Trexler, outgoing treas-
urer, gave the following report:
Cash on hand, $445.06; total col-
lected at rummage sale since its
instigation,. $1,5516.09; total from all
sources for the past two years,
IENNEY MILL W. M. U. MEETS
The Kenney Mill Baptist W. M.
U. met.Wednesday afternoon at the
church for its community mission
program. A song, "Will Jesus Find
Us Watching,",opened the meeting,
followed with prayer by Mrs. W. B.
Holland. Mrs. Ray Tharpe, com-
munity mission chairman, was in
charge of the program, subject of
which was "Women Disciples." As-
sisting on the program were Mrs.
0. O. Bodiford, Mrs. Herman Bar-
bee and Mrs. Ed Amones. Meeting
was dismissed with prayer by Mrs.
E. W. Hance.
HF LO, WORLD!
Mr. anu Mrs. P. E. Williams an-
nounce the birth of a son on Thurs-
day, March 20, at their home in
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson are
announcing the birth of a daughter
on February 26 in a West Palm
Beach hospital. The young lady,
weighing in at 6 pounds 4 ounces,
has been named Nancy Joan. Mr.
Johnson is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Johnson of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. George Scheitlin
of Fairhaven, Vt., announce the ar-
rival of a daughter, Suzette Marie,
on March 1. Mrs. Scheitlin will be
remembered as Miss Mildred Jones,
daughter of Mrs. A. M. Jones of
Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson of
Kenney's Mill announce the birth
of a 7-pound 6-ounce daughter, Bar-
bara Ann, on Thursday, March 20, at
the Port St. Joe Municipal Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Sykes of Bea-
con Hill announce the arrival of a
7-pound 11-ounce daughter on Mon-
day, March 24, at the Port St. Joe
Judge Lewis Speaks Before
Baptist Bible Class Meeting
Members of the Men's Gideon
Bible class, the ladies' Royal Hearts
class, their families and a number
of guests enjoyed a fellowship buf-
fet dinner Monday evening at the
First Baptist Church.
A fitting tribute was paid to H.
G. Harvey, retiring teacher of the
Gideon class, who has resigned to
devote his time to the pastorate of
the Highland View Mission Baptist
Church. A gold watch and chain
were presented to him by Otis
Pyle, class president, on behalf of
the members, expressing their ap-
preciation and esteem.
Guest speaker was popular Cir-
cuit Judge E. Clay Lewis Jr., of
Panama City, a former St. Joe resi-
dent, who has spoken here on many
previous occasions. Lewis was in-
troduced by the program chairman,
Cecil Costin Jr., and was warmly
received. His address was both
timely and inspirational, dealing
with the problem which confronts
us today, the insecurity which ap-
pears in this fantastic age of infla-
tion and greed and crime. Judge
Lewis' answer to the situation was
the only obvious one-a return to
Christ and the principles which He
taught and lived and died for.
A gracious and welcome guest in
the person of his wife accompanied
WOMAN'S CLUB TO MEET
The Port St. Joe Woman's Club
will hold its April meeting next
Wednesday, 'April 2, in the club-
room at 4 p. m. Guest speaker for
the afternoon will be J. J. Veasey,
who will take for his topic "The Is-
sues Before Us."
BAKE SALE COMING UP
A bake sale will be held Satur-
day, April 5, at Buzzett's Drug
Store beginning at 2:30 p. m. It is
being sponsored by the ladies of
St. James' Episcopal Church.
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
"BUGLES IN THE
RAY MILLAND HELENA
CARTER HUGH MARLOWE
and FORREST TUCKER
Cartoon, "ANDY PANDA"
be >*****40* @*
-- FEATURE No. 1 ---
--- FEATURE No. 2 ---
Shock-Swept Story of the
Don DeFORE and
--- Added ---
Chapter 6 of Serial
"FLYING DISK MAN
Cartoon, "HARE WE GO"
will be found on page seven.
Dr. Charles Reicherter
RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
HOURS S To 5 PHImNE 565s
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
SCLOSEO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON?
Just Received... Shipment of
DAN RIVER CUTS
To those who desire a dress made in the store from
these prints, I will cut $1.00 from the price
of making the dress.
Customers may buy material and take it out, buy it here
and have it made up, or buy it elsewhere and bring it in.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
NEXT DOOR TO FIRESTONE STORE 4-11*
---------- Port Th- -eatre
A Martin Theatre
" Port St. Joe; Fla.
story a 'f
--- Also ---
LATEST NEWS and Cartoon,
"GOON FROM THE MOON"
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FeorestTucker-PollyBerg en -0ou ..
"Land of Trembling Earth"
and 'Hollywood Goes to Bat'
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
JOHN LUND and
--- Also ---
LATEST NEWS and Cartoon,
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GO TO A MOVIE THEATRE TODAY
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Celebrating the GOLDEN JUBILEE of the American Movie Theatre
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"DEDICATED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE"
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
S'OTI'CETOT rE 'PUBLIC
I do all watch and jewelry repairing in my own store.
I do not "job" out any watch work to any other
Having had 25 years experience at the bench, I am
able to do prompt and accurate work, and guaran-
tee all work.
We carry in stock a complete line of watch material
H. S. LILIUS, Jeweler
THE STAR, P~jRT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1952
.RI.... MAC 2. 1U
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Send The Staz to a. friend.
Phone 326, Day or Night
601 LONG AVENUE
Port, St. Joe Florida
Returns To Home In Georgia
Mrs. J. W. Sanford left Saturday
to return to her home in Albany,
Ga., after a week's visit with her
daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Buck Burge of Oak Grove.
Guests From New Orleans
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Upshaw and
daughter Jaylyn of -New Orleans,
La., were guests last week of Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon.
Dagger blades in the kingdom of
Yemen are made from native iron
Ready-Mix Concrete i
Build Your Own Sidewalks, Driveways, Floors!
No ftrss, no bother with economical
GEORGE G. TAPPER COMPANY
Port St. Joe, Florida
Deliveries made to homes by truck every two weeks
at present, and deliveries will be made every
week in the near future.
YOUR LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR IS .
He carries this water in stock.. You can pick it up there or, if you
care to wait for,truck delivery, you can
phone 306 and place your order.
BOTTLED AND DISTRIBUTED BY
A. E. JACKSON & SON, Perry, Florida
We also sell Distilled Water and have a nice line of Water Coolers for sale
OTTO By Garraway Chevrolet Co.
Yes, you can doll up your car with everything but the
kitchen sink before you start on a trip, but if you really
want to make sure that your trip will be happy and
trouble-free, you better-take a few precautions before you
start and bring it to Garraway's for a "check-up" so that
you won't get caught with a lot of repairs to be done
while you are traveling. .... .SAVE TIME AND
MONEY BY DRIVING IN SOON!
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
Phone 388 24-Hour Wrecker Service Port St. Joe
A-Annuals: Ageratum, 3 'blooms.
Baby's breath, 3 i1alks. Calendula,
3 stems (leaves on). Cornflower, 3
blooms. Carnations,.3 stems. Carna-
tion,. 1 specimen. Dianthus, 3 stalks.
Forget-me-not, 3 stalks. Larkspur.
3 spikes. Marigold, single, 3 stems.
Marigold, double, 3 stems. Mari-
gold, 1 specimen. Nosturtium, dou-
ble, 3 blooms. Nasturtium, single,
5 blooms. Pansies, 5 blooms. Pan-
sies, 3 of one color. Petunia, single,
5 stalks. Petunia, double, 3 stalks.
Petunia, double, 1 specimen. Phlox,
3 stalks. Poppies, (California, Shir-
ley or ornamental), 3 of a kind.
Queen'Anne's lace,-.3 spikes. Sal-
via, red or blue, 3 stems of a kind
Statice, 3 stalks. 'Sweet peas, 5
stems, different colors. Stokesia, 3
blooms. Snapdragon, 3 stems, dif-
ferent colors. Stock, any kind, 3
stems. Zinnia, any kind, 5 blooms.
Zinnia, 1 specimen. Any annual
not listed, 5 blooms.
B-Collection of Annuals: One
bloom or spray of each variety.
C--Perrenials: African daisy, 5
blooms. English daisy, 5 blooms.
Gerbera daisy, 3 'blooms. Shasta
daisy, 3 blooms.
D-Herbacious Perennials: Day-
lily, 1 specimen bloom. Day lily col-
lection (in the case of day lilies
buds are desirable as they show
prospects for continual bloom). Hy-
drangea. 3 blooms. Bridal wreath. 3
sprays. Hibiscus, specimen. Hibis-
cut, 3 blooms. 3 varieties: Hibiscus
collection, 1 bloom of different va-
rieties. Any other, 3 'blooms.
E-Bulbs: Amaryllis, solid color,
1 stalk. Amaryllis, variegated, 1
stalk. Calla lily, white or yellow, 1
stalk. Gladiolus, 1 stalk. Gladiolus,
collection, 1 of a variety. Ranucu-
lus, 3 blooms. Iris, specimen.
Specimen of any bulbous flower
F-Roses: 1 specimen each. Red
radiance, pink radiance, Etole de
Holland, any yellow, any white, any
pink, any red, any bi-color.
F (1)-Climbing Roses: Yellow,
white, !pink, red, bi-color.
F (2) Floribunda or Shrub
Roses: Pink, red, white, bi-color.
F (3)-Collection of Roses: Hy-
brid tea, 3 blooms, 1 color, any va-
riety. Hybrid tea, 2 blooms, differ-
ent colors and varieties. Pollyan-,
thus type, 3 ,blooms, 1 variety.
Pollyanthus type, 3 blooms, 3 col-
ors and varieties. Any other type
rose, 3 blooms.
F (4)-Any Shrub:- 1 branch.
(Note: Tea and hybrid tea type rose
specimens are shown without buds.
Pollyanthus cluster type climbers
may have buds. Wherever possible,
give correct name of variety of
specimen of flowers in collection.)
Points On Which Horticulture
Will Be Judged
Cultural Perfection ------- SO
(Distinction of species or va-
riety, 20. Size according to
species or variety, 20. Form.
color and abundance of bloom
(Display of flowers, as roses,
sweet peas, etc.)
Distinction as expressed in
varieties shown 30
Cultural perfection 30
CLASS III-ORGANIZED GROUPS
Division I-Girl Scouts andBrown-
ies: (a) Dish gardens. (b) Arrange-
ments. (c)' Corsages'.
'Division II-Boy Scouts: (a) Ex-
hibit of material protected by law.
(,b) Ten leaves of trees mounted on
card 81/xll, correctly named.
Division 111-4-H Club Girls: (a)
Arrangement of vegetables in tray
'Division IV--Any other club or
It pays to advertise---tryIt
It pays to advertise--try it'
Classes of Entries for
of Club Flower Show
Following is the second section
of classifications for the Port St.
Joe Garden Club's annual flower
show to be held at the Centennial
Auditorium on April 5 and 6:
CLASS II HORTICULTURE
Division I House Plants
(a) Best geranium. (b) Collec-
tion of geraniums. (c) Best begonia.
(d) Collection of begonias. (e) Fern.
(f) Coleus. (g) Philodendron. (h)
Green foliage plant. (i) Colored fol-
iage plant. (j) Cactus. (k) Col'pc-
tion of cacti. (1) African violet.
(m) Any other hose plant.
Division II Tender Shrubs
(a) Hibiscus. (b) Croton. (c)
Division III Specimens
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
HaI. 4 Cb EATS
Hamburg lb. 49c Club Steak lb. 69c
OLE 0 Ib.. 19c Spare Ribs lb. 39c
Backbone lb. 39c Slab Bacon lb. 29c
MOR lb. 45c
Neck Bones Ib 15c
PORK SHOULDER ROAST Ib. 29c
Home-Made PAN SAUSAGE lb. 39c
No. 1 WHITE MEAT lb. 29c
PORK FAT No. 10 Jug 83c
Smoked Pork Link Sausage lb. 49c
No. 2 Grapefruit Juice 2 cans 15c
Oranges Fesh Grov doz. 12c
POTATOES lb. 10c
5 Pound Bag
2 LARGE T I DE ------27c
PET CREAM SPIC and SPAN __25c
IVORY FLAKES __30c
27c D U Z ---- 30c
R IC H 'S Port St. Joe, Fla.
PayCw s atichs
HOME OF BARGAINS!-
PRICES ARE BORN HERE RAISED ELSEWHERE
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY MARCH 28, 1952
PAGE FOUR THE STAR, PCsRT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1952
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, By The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMxIT, Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Floor Man, Cclumnist,
Reporter. Proof Reader aodl Bookkeeper
EntI.'.,M as F con! class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Positl'ee,lort St. Joe, Fla., under Act of Maich 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
'71N YEAR $2.00 SIX MONTHS $1.00
THREE MONTH $127.15
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TO ADVER'TISERR-In ea. e oerror or omtiion in adve r
tisementa, the publishers do not. hold' them rtea linSble ta
damragae further than awiomit racetted'for msuchadvertisimnibnt
The '',ikr. ,vnrcl is given scant attention; the printed word
si -JIr' rt.l,~irI ueighed. Thie epoken word barely aseertb;
the I'nnr.. O oir' thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
't lof:; the printed vosd remains.
i Right or Wrong
ABOU BEN ADHEM NEW STYLE
Your friend (he ain't ours) Harry S. Truman,
the old high school paper editor from Indepen-
dence, Mo., made a little speech to 3,300 other
school editors at the Waldorf Astorial hotel in
New York last week. For the benefit of those
who wondered (and are still wondering) why
he made a round trip from Key West for the
purpose, he said: "I came because the future of
this great republic of ours depends upon.young
people like you,"
i Quoting the Colden Rule as "the basis of all
great moral codes," the president said that as a
result of the government's efforts in the past 20
years "more and more people have been able to
have better living conditions."
"We have been reducing inequality, not by
pulling down those at the top, but by lifting up
those at the bottom," he said. He didn't explain
that his administration had already spent a good
big hunk of all the money his hearers would
In closing, he said: ... if we accomplish the
purpose which we propose to accomplish, it
means the greatest age in the history of the
world, arid you will live in the most peaceful
time the world has ever seen."
He offered no ideas on what to do about the.
war we have on our'hands right now. We ex-
pect some of the president's earers will ponder
his words further, when they get their draft calls.
S NO VOTE IS A VOTE AGAINST IT
A fine point of law is going to make it rather
hard for the school board's bond issue to pass-.
unless Gulf county freeholders are interested
enough to help put it over.
Here's what the-laws says: "A majority'of those
voting must be for the bonds." But-and this is
the catch-more than half of the freeholders have
to vote in the election for it to be legal (51% to
In other words, if you stay home next Tues-
day, you will be really voting against the bond
issue. Now we aren't going to make a flat state-
ment and say that if you don't vote you are agin'
better schools. It would be rather silly to make a
broad statement like that. At the same time, we
don't mind telling you how we feel about it. In
our opinion, the bond issue represents a chance
to give our boys and girls what they should have
had long ago-better educational facilities.
That's why we're concerned with this catch in
the law. The people who oppose bonds won't
have to lift a finger to fight the election. Thdse
who are for them will have to get busy and vote
-and get their friends to vote.
Editor The Star:
In their estimates for the cost of
the proposed construction program
for schools in Gulf county, the Gulf
county board of public instruction,
the 'superintendent of schools for
Gulf county and the survey staff of
the Florida State Department of
'EdIu-ati;:n have not provided any
monev for the renovation of the
PUSHES FOR CLEAN GOVERNMENT .
Reprinted from, the Pensacola Journal STARDUST and
George Smathers' Florida's junior senator, is
attracting attention by the work which he is do-' MOONSHINE
ing for governmental reform. First his proposal
for direct presidential primary nominations elici-
ted a great deal of comment, most of it favorable.
Now he is engaged, with a group of his col-
leagues, in pushing a six-point "clean govern-
ment bill." He chalked up one of the points as
accomplished when the senate approved the Tru-
man reorganization plan for the bureau of inter-
nal revenue. Then he set to work immediately to
strengthen the civil service, under which the
new collection officials will be placed.
Smathers defends government service and
points out that most government workers and
officials are competent, honorable and with a
high sense of responsibility, but it is the story of
the one rotten apple in the barrel. "We must pro-
tect the good fruit," he said.
The junior senator now is pushing the other
five facets of his bill to clean up government.
1. Mandatory jail sentences and large fines
2. Striking at the "tax fix" by outlawing inter-
vention in such matters by anyone except tax-
payers, their counsel or associate.
3. Extending definition of bribery to cover of-
'Way back in the January 25 is-
sue of The Star we reprinted a few
words from Earl Sellers' "Brain-
less Babble" column in the Wash-
ington County News (Chipley) in
which he said: "This has nothing
to do with that shiftless fellow-
publisher down in Port St. Joe who
a while back claimed we looked a
lot like we were 63. He couldn't
help what being cooped up in that
town all these years has done to
At that time we challenged Earl
by saying: "We still claim you look
to be 63, even though we know you
are about our age. We challenge
you to loan us a cut of you to be
published alongside that of the
handsome and young-looking editor
of The Star in order that' our read-
ers may see that our point is not
taken in vain."
Having received no reply to our
challenge, last week we threw the
word "Coyvard" in his teeth, and
boy, that brought results by return
mail! Here is that Chipleyite
who would rather fish than work
(as who wouldn't) .but this
fers of future employment. picture he sent us, if we remem-
4, Require complete publicity on all RFC ber correctly, was taken" back in
S 1934 when he was running for city
transactions and others involving public funds, dog catcher at Chipley
5. Revocation of pensions of government of-
ficials or employes convicted of misuse of au- __li_
thority or influence. .
This is a good program which merits support.
We feel certain that he will be assisted by his
Florida colleague, Senator Holland, even though
the senior senator opposed the Truman reorgani-
Senator Holland disclaimed any interest in po-
litical patronage, but he did not think the senate
should surrender its responsibility to confirm
collectors for the several states and that the new
plan would leave Florida without a district of-
fice, making it m ore difficult for Florida tax-
payers to confer with the district head.
TYRANNY THROUGH IGNORANCE
One of the best signs of the times is the angry
attention that is being given to the president's
proposed budget. Individuals and newspapers
the country over have been denouncing it as an
economic monstrosity which is practically be-
As an example, Life criticized congress for
having lost its powers over our national purse-
strings, and said: "Congress had better pass some
self-reforming adts and give itself these powers.
Otherwise the federal budget will remain the in-
comprehensible sign of America's creeping re-1
treat from political self-control to tyranny thru
That phrase, "tyranny thru ignorance," should
stick in the mind of every reader of The Star
who has the slightest interest in honest, efficient
government, and in the preservation of economic
and political freedom. It is the same thought the
editor of The Star has been pounding at off and
on for the past two or th-e; years.
When the people and their elected represen-
tatives are basically ignorant of matters affect-
ing their welfare and very survival, the stage is
all set for the appearance of the tyrant. The pro-
posed budget is just one more grim example of
how a nation can destroy itself from within.
Keep smiling-and buy Defense Bonds.
elementary school buildings in Port I, therefore, intend to vote against
St. Joe. the proposed bond issue.
Their estimated cost of the pro- JOSEPH V. DOWD.
gram is stated to be $436,180. The ___ _____
architect estimates that $446,180 is -
required. I have examined his es- Far Sighted Program
inmatess in detail and find that the In the past 10 years $100,000,000
entire $446,180 is distributed to pro- I has been spent by International
posed additions at every school Nickel chiefly on a program of
building in the county except the major expansion in the output of
nickel from underground operations,
elementary school at Port Si. Joe. $30,000,000 more has been author-
That leaves nothing for the elemen- ized, and it is expected that still
tary school. and no one to this further important capital expendi-
date has made any estimate of how tures v;ill have to be made to com-
':iuch r'(oney is needed for the ele- plete the program and to maintain
ientary school. the increased capacity achieved.
Editor Earl Sellers
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Ship Sinks On Leaving Port
The S'S Vamar, of Panamanian
registry, sunk Saturday at the chan-
nel entrance to St. Joseph's Bay af-
ter sailing with a cargo of 300,000
feet of lumber from the St. Joe
Lumber & Export Company. It is
understood that as the ship listed
the crew cut loose the lumber on
deck in an effort to right her. The
crew of 18 was picked up by the
pilot boat and brought back to St.
Joe. It was noted that the ship had
a slight list as it pulled away from
the dock, and authorities have ex-
pressed the opinion that it was to
be sunk purposely at the channel
entrance to block entry to our port,
which at present is handling huge
amounts of gasoline and oil.
Enters Harbormaster Race
Tossing his hat into the ring at
the last minute by qualifying with
Clerk Joe Hunter, Jack Fowler of
this city has entered the race for
harbormaster of the port of-Port
St. Joe. The position at present is
held by Robert Tapper.
Mr. and Mrs. B. Roy Gibson are
announcing lie marriage of their
daughter. Alice Ruth, to Arthur Wil-
son of this city, formerly of Opp,.
Ala., on Saturday, March 21, at
their home; Rev. O. D. Langston,
performing the ceremony,
Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Norton are an-
nouncing the arrival of a new doc-
tor for 'Port St. Joe, James Robert,.
on Wednesday; March 25, at a Pan-
ama City. hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Richards of
Highland View announce the birth
of a son, Douglas MacArthur, on
Cecil Costin Jr., is one of five
students at the University of Flor-
ida pledged to Pi Kappa Phi.
J. R. Cawthon left yesterday for
Minden, La., to report for active
service. He will enter as a second
lieutenant, having attained that
rank in the.R. O. T. C.
Mrs. Margaret Johnson of Trini-
dad is the guest of her sisters, Mrs.
J. B. Gloekler and Mrs. W. D. Dare.\
Mrs. Charles McNair left last
today he wears horn-rimmed bi- Friday to join her husband, who is
focals. has a rapidly receding hair- stationed in Arkansas.
line and has more furrows in his R. H. 'Sewell of Highland View
face than a newly-plowed field. was removed to his home Monday
Now. just for comparison (we be- after undergoing an appendectomy
lieve Earl is just about our age) at the Norton clinic.
here is the editor of The Star, in all ---- -- --
his pristine glory. .. Compare Advertising Doesn't Cost it PAYS.
the two pictures. but make allow-
ance far 20 years' wv;ar and tear feast or famine, good times or bad,
on that of the estimable Mr. Sellers s two problems are always with us
...taxes and doing-the-dishes. In
spite of all that has been done in
Recent years to ease the job, from
efficient kitchen design to auto-
imatic dish-wa.vhers to the new syn-
ithetic detergents, probably no ex-
pierienced dish-washer, man or wo-
Sman, boy or girl. will be too sur-
Iprised to learn that 30 years of
carried life produces a monument
twice the height of the Empire
State building in dirty dishes!
In that time the average household
I will have w washed 3410 tons of 'es!
These depressing' statistics are
sneak presented by one of the makers of
i'd: "ide 'a new detergent who claim they
Shave at least brightened the pros-
pect somewhat for those contem-
plating matrimony by making the
job easier and faster. Translating
their scientific jargon into three-
,, times-a-day dishwashing language,
these detergents work as well in
Editor Bill Smith Ihard water as soft, in cold water or:
Perhaps if we keep ragging him hot. Actually, it make water wetter
we'll eventually get a picture of -and in the dish-dunking business,
him as he looks today, not 'way the wetter the better.
back when Harding was president. Another discovery these people
if not, we'll endeavor to made would seem to be of less
sneak up on him some time on his value. .. Men. they find, are
blind side (oh. ye., we forgot to Fuperior to women aq dishwashers.
inentionl tha. !!"s' blind a. a bat) After all, this is something the mnen
and snap a picture fir the e:iifica- have always known and the women
tion of our re:l :' a.s well as our- will never believe. But we
selve.s, wioudn't pill it past the gentler
.sex !o ake -advansae o of this reve-
1n war or peace, drouth or flood. lation.
THE STAR, PGRT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1952
FRIDAY, MARCH 2O ~
-.. ,. I llL 0' H TR OTS.JE GUL CONY FLORID PAGE FIVE
NO ONE CAN VOTE UNLESS to election day.
THEY ARE 21 YEARS OF AGE The registration books for Gulf
county will close April 5. If your BOY SCOUT NEWS
Even though you may be old birthday is April 6 or any day after
enough to vote, you can't. voe un- that, and you reach the age of 21, M
less you are registered, and, ac- you still cannot vote on election *
cording to the state attorney gen- day, May 6, because the Florida Twenty tenderfoot Boy Scouts re-
eral, you can't register until you law sets the age requirement "at cently enjoyed an overnight hike to
are 21 years of age, even though the time of registration," and there Patton's Bayou on Garrison Avenue,
your 21st birthday will come prior is no getting around it. led by Ed Eells. assistant scoutmas-
ter, and Senior Scouts Lincoln Hall
...... -^-r rgMB ` gand Bob McKnight, at which time
the tenderfeet were given-the op-
portunity to pass requirements for
a second class scout.
T h ns Upon arrival at the camp site, all
the tenderfeet were instructed to
I wish to take this means to express ~uild fires and pitch tents for the
h to take this means to express night. The meal was then prepared
my sincere thanks to the voters by baking potatoes in the coals and
cooking meat, cut in small squares,
of Gulf county who returned me on a stick with alternating slices
of onions and tomatoes.
to the office of Tax Collctor un- As dusk arrived, the scouts were
Instructed in use of the compass
opposed. I consider this an honor, and shown the different silent signs
Sof tracking and stalking used by
indeed, and will strive. to deserve scouts the world over. First aid
the faith and confidence yo was then discussed and practiced,
the faith and confidence youhave followed by artificial respiration
placed in me during my forthcom- practice. At o'clock a three-mile
Sin e hike was taken and different stars
ing term in office. and constellations pointed out and
demonstrated in the use of direc-
Ag a g .tion-finding.
gain banking you fr m the No casualties were reported, but
bottom of my heart, I am, a lot of scout faces fell when one
bottom of my h I of the leaders discovered that most
of the boys were preparing meat
Sincerely, in frying pans rather than on a
Stick. The two most disappointed
pTD fC PRIGE ,were Jackie Mitchell and Edward
EmD C. PRIDGEC itli, who finally submitted excel-
lent squares of steak cooked on a
Paid political advertising tick over a bed of coals.
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MIl. 6. LEW'S 4;4iGARAGE
Panama City Highway
Port St. Joe, Florida
lowing the games, a short campfire
was held and then/the Scout bene-
diction and the Lord's Prayer were
said in unison.
The hike was a big success, with
nearly all the tenderfeet meeting
second class requirements.
On the first Monday in April.
these boys will go before the board
of review to determine whether
they are ready for the Court of
Honor to be held May 1.
Service Officer To Be Here
Preston Nicholas, assistant state
service officer, will be in St. Joe,
at the city hall, Wednesday, April
2, from 8:30 to 11 a. m. for the pur-
pose of helping veterans or their
dependents in filing claims for com-
pensation benefits or solving their
Barn-Red and White
A house painted barn-red, with
white shutters and trim, shows up
well with a gray roof. A white-paint-
ed brick chimney also adds charm
MY SINCERE THANKS
I would be very ungrateful to
you, my friends and citizens of
Gulf county, if I did not take
some means of thanking you for
allowing me to retain the office
of Registration Agent without op-
position in the May primary.
I have performed the duties of
this office to the best of myabil-
ity and, with the continued co-
operation and help of our citizens,
will continue to give my best
efforts toward seeing that every
duty of this office is fulfilled.
Sincerely thanking you, each
and all, I am, ,
MRS. C. G. RISH,
ALTO ADAMS THE CITIZEN -
was born 53 years ago in Wal-
ton County, the son of a cotton
farmer. Enlisted in the Navy as
an apprentice seaman during
World War I. Worked as a
janitor at college to earn money
fLr hard and fees. Was gradu-
ated from the University of
F:orida with a law degree and
admitted to the bar in 1921.
ALTO ADAMS THE LAWYER -
began practice in Pensacola, 3
years later moved to Ft. Pierce.
Though no fire-eating orator, he
became a highly successful trial
lawyer. Kis friendliness, frank-
ness and convincing logic held
the attention of juries as well
as judges; established a wide
reputation for painstaking
thoroughness and bulldog tena-
ALTO ADAMS-THE CATTLEMAN
-a man of vision with faith in
!orida's fuGtre, he invested
vwisely in the infant cattle in-
dustry. By applying good busi-
.ess principles with sound econ-
omy of operation, he became a
man of independent means.
ALTO ADAMS-THE JUDGE-was
appointed Circuit Judge for the
Ninth Judicial Circuit in 1938.
Quickly his reputation as a jur-
ist spread. In 1940 was ap-
pointed Supreme Court Justice
and was three times re-elected
without opposition. As Justice
displayed an amazing faculty
for stripping away legal techni-
calities and getting to the sub-
stance of complex legal prob-
lems. Based his decisions on
common-sense as well as law.
ALTO ADAMS CHIEF JUSTICE
SUPREME COURT -promptly re-
vealed an unusual ability for
administration and organization
which won hearty approval of
his fellow justices. His quiet,
unheated approach in court con-
ferences made him a favorite
with his colleagues and his
short, simple, to-the-point opin-
ions made him popular with all
who knew him.
ALTO ADAMS -- THE MATURE
LEADER became a candidate
for governor because he is
against the flagrant disregard
for morality and the reckless
waste of public funds that
characterizes government today.
Alto Adams pledges honesty and
integrity at all levels, real econ-
omy, and a frank return to gov-
ernment by the people under
the constitution. Every voter in
Florida is proud our state has
developed a leader like Alto
Adams. Our state demands his
great ability, his mature leader-
ship, his devotion to fundamen-
tal Democracy and his thorough
grasp of governmental prob-
t ALTO ADAMS
JACK W. SIMMONS
(Paid Political Ad)
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THE STAR,' PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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IN TAX ASSESSOR RACE
HIGHLAND VIEW NEWS
By MARJORIE ROGERS
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Phelps spent
the week-end in Daytona Beach
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis were
guests of friends and relatives in
Donaldsonville, Ga., over the week-
Mrs. Lillie Carter of Panama City
is spending a few days, here with
Mr. and Mrs.,R. D. Tindell.
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Jones spent
the week-end in Tallahassee with
the former's mother, Mrs. Sarah
Ronnie Mercer and Bobby Jean
Brooks of Macon, Ga., spent the
week-end here. with Mrs. Charles
Rutch and faiili.
Pfc. Robert Clayton and Emmett
Clayton of Tampa spent the week-
end with their grandmother. Mrs.
J. J. Walker.
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Tindell spent
the week-end in Pensacola with Mr.
and Mrs. Lee Rude.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Mainor and
children are visiting in Chipley and
Wassau with Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Mainor and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Tay-
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Lee and daugh-
ter spent the week-end in Chipley
with Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Lee.
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Adams Jr.,
.and Mr. and Mrs. Chester Adams
spent last week in Altoona, Ala.,
with the latter's mother, Mrs. J. A.
No Unemployed In County
The state industrial commission
reports that there were no unem-
ployed persons in Gulf county for
the week ending March 15 and, con-
sequently, no unemployment com-
pensation checks were issued.
S705Relieve 01 F
UID IOORi TABLETS-5AME 1FAi I RSUL
SCo:-te in for A Game of Pool, and 7hen Try Our ...
OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL
and remember, we still hcve that Draft Beer on iap
STe JOE BAR AND BILLIARDS
Phone 114 Port St. Joe, Florida
FELTON B. "Preacher" SMITH of
Wewahitchka, one of three candi-
dates for the office of tax assessor,
has been a resident of Gulf county
since 1938, is married and has two
small sons. He is a graduate of the
Florida Barbering College, Jackson-
ville, and is the owner of a barber
shop in Wewa. He is a deacon in
the Baptist Church, a Mason, presi-
dent of the Wewahitchka Kiwanis
Club and a member of the Ameri-
can Legion. Says Felton: "I have
but one promise to the people of
Gulf county if elected-an abso-
utely fair and impartial adminis-
:ration of this most important of-
GETS LONG-DISTANCE CALL
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Levins of ON WSB RADIO PROGRAM
Bonifay spent the week with Mr. About 9:30 p. m. Friday, March
and Mrs. Carl Levins and Mr. and 14, Miss Marion Watts was sur-
Mrs. Jim Chestnut. prised to receive a long-distance
Mrs. Sam Linton is announcing phone call from Bob Watson of the
the marriage of her daughter, Aud- radio program, "Dr. Watson Call-
rey Leon, to George Luther Duren ing," which is broadcast from sta-
on March 16 at 5 p. m. in Gulfport, tion WSB, Atlanta, Ga. Watson
Miss. had asked the question, "Is this
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Levins and program being heard in all the 48
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Chestnut attended states?"', stating that the neighbor-
the 89th birthday.dinner Of J. C.
Chestnut at.Bonifay on March 16.
Mr. -and"'Mrs. Luther Foster of
Panama City spent last week with
Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Foster.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Hewitt
spent the week-end in DeFuniak
Springs with relatives.
-Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dendy of Au-
gusta, Ga., spent Sunday with Mr.
and,Mrs. Bud Williamson.
Miss Jimmie Butts is attending
the Sunday school convention of
the Assemblies of God being held
this week in Springfield, Mo.
ing state ft Florida had not been
So Miss Watts, being an ardent
listener to this program, wrote WSB
and her name was one of three
selected to be contacted by phc.le.
WSB is celebrating its 30th an-
niversary on the air, being the old-
est and largest station in the U. S.
Attend Class Play
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Pierson of
Drummond Park attended the se-
nior class play in this city last Fri-
STEEL PORCH CHAIR or ROCKER
MAIL OR PHONE ORDERS ACCEPTED
M 0 DER D N FURNITURE
M O D ER N COMPANY
We Carry a Power Mower for
Every Size Lawn and Every Purse!
"Rotomatic" Supreme Gasoline
Gasoline Mower.. Power Mower B 7
18-inch Firestone 1 21-Inch firestone 1
Gasoline Power 1Deuxe Gasoline
Mower ............... Power Mower .13 3
Plastic.. When You
Low As Buy 50 Ft. of
FIRESTONE HOME & AUTO SUPPLY STORE
232 Reid Avenue Phone 181
* Has Carrying Handle .
Easy to Pick Up and Empty
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1952
Port St. Joe
B. W. EELLS, Owner
PORPT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
..A. MAC 28. 9 TH STR P SC
WEDNESDAY CANASTA CLUB
MEETS WITH MRS. SHIRLEY
The Wednesday Canasta Club met
this week with Mrs. W. R. Shirley
in her home at Mexico Beach. One
new member, Mrs. E. L. Hobaugh,
was welcomed into the club at this
A short business session was held
at which officers were elected as
follows: Mrs. J. R. Boone, presi-
dent; Mrs. J. S. Echlin, vice-presi-
dent; Mrs. H. C. Beaty, secretary;
Mrs. N. J. Fischer, treasurer, and
Mrs. E. L. Hobaugh, reporter.
Before the game began, Mrs.
Boone was presented with a minia-
ture violin and bow amid gales of
laughter, because she believes vio-
lin music brings good luck. Flash
pictures were made of-the presen-
tation and also of the entire mem-
bership. A delicious buffet lunch
was served at 1 o'clock, after which
:the playing continued.
Prizes of hand-made crocheted
gifts were presented by the hostess.
High prize went to Mrs. Boone, sec-
ond prize to Mrs. Fischer, low to
Mrs. Hobaugh, and the door prize
was taken by Mrs. W. M. Gaskin.
Mrs. J. F. Bernhardt, mother of
Mrs. Beaty, was a guest of the club.
Next meeting will be held with
Mrs. Echlin in her home on Palm.
BAPTIST W. M. U. MEETS FOR
ROYAL SERVICE PROGRAM
The Baptisst W. M. U. met Mon-
,day afternoon at the church for the
regular royal service program, with
Circle VI in charge. Mrs. W. J.
Ferrell, president, called the meet-
ing to order which was opened with-
song, "Wonderful Words of Life,"
followed with the devotional and
prayer by Mrs. Ferrell.
Mrs. J. J. Clements, chairman of
Circle VI, was in charge of the pro-
gram, the topic of which was "Cuba
for Christ." Serving on the program
were Mrs. L. E. Voss, Mrs. E. R.
Dubose, Mrs. A. G. Montgomery,
Mrs. L. W. Cox:, Mrs, Xesley Ram-
sey and IMrs. L. J. Keeqf. Til- pro-
gram was closed by singing "Into
My Heart" as a prayer.
After a short business discussion
IMrs. Keels dismissed the group
0. E. S. INITIATES
At a regular meeting of Gulf
Chapter 191, Order of Eastern Star,
Tuesday night, an initiatory service
was held, at which time Mrs. La-
cille Williams received the degrees
of the order. At the close of the
meeting a social hour was enjoyed
and sandwiches, cake squares and
coffee served to about 35 members
and visitors, the visitors being Mr.
and Mrs. G. W. White, Mr. and
Mrs. Cubie Laird, Mrs. Ella Chafin,
Mrs. Max Kilbourn and Miss Mag-
dalene Hubbard, all of Wewahit-
chka; Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Jolly, Mr.
and Mrs. L. R. Coker and Mrs.
Verna Sevage of the local trailer
park, and Mrs. Louise Thompson
of Beacon Hill.
GIRLS' AUXILIARY MEETS
The Virginia Hagood Girls' Aux-
iliary of the Baptist Church met
Monday afternoon at the church
with six members present and one
visitor, Mrs. W. J. Ferrell. The
meeting was opened with'the watch-
word, allegiance and G. A. hymn,
after which the scrapbooks made
on Cuba were judged by Mrs. Fer-
rell, with little Anne Montgomery
winner of the prize offered for the
best book. Two new members were
initiated into the group at this
time, Martha Ford and Betty Ford.
The meeting was closed with a
prayer by Sara Linda Richardson,
after which all journeyed to town
and bought gifts to be sent to the
children's home for Easter.
GIFT BOX DATE EXTENDED
Date for mailing of the Easter
gift box to be sent the Baptist Chil-
dren's Home by the Baptist W. M.
U. circle members has been ex-
tended for ten days. Those wishing
to donate gifts are asked to call
Mrs. H. C. Beaty, phone 274-W.
You have seen fit to return me to
the office of Clerk of Circuit Court
unopposed. This I consider an
honor, and I would like to express
to you my deep appreciation for
the faith and confidence you, the
voters of Gulf county, have placed
in me. As we look to the future, let
me assure you that I will strive to
conduct this office in the same ef-
ficient manner as has been my aim
during the past four years.
Thanking you again, I am,
GEORGE Y. CORE
Paid political advertising
for fhe American Road !
Here it is :: the car that is destined to change the industry.
Farsighted planning by the largest single engineering depart-
ment in the industry has made it possible for Ford to bring you an
all-new car for 1952 ..a car that is designed to do more things
for more people for less money than any other car ever built
It's the ablest* car on the American Road!,
For this new Ford leads the industry with a choice of V-8 or
Six, both packed with new power ... with the Full-Circle Visibility
... with smoother riding, corner-hugging Automatic Ride Control
. with the new weather-sealed comfort and Safety of Ford
Coachcraft Bodies : : and with new convenience features like
Center-Fill gas filling.'
*Meets the widest range of motorists' needs;
Take a "Test Drive'
#Is build for keeps!
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
Corner Fourth Street and Highway 98 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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Come in and Te DdrWe"
THE ABLEST'CAR EVER BUILT
OUT-PERFORMS THEM ALL!
Choose either the new 10l-h.p. high-compression, low-friction
Mileage Maker Six wila free-turning overhead valves, or the
110-h.p. high-compression Strato-Star V-8, the most powerful
engine offered in a low-priced car.
OUT-SIZES THEM ALL!
The '52 Ford has longer wheelbase, wider front tread and
greater length. It's big outside and big inside, with spacious
seating for six and the largest luggage locker in the.low-
price field. It's a big family car.
OUT-RIDES THEM ALL!
Yes, this '52 Ford out-rides all others in the low-price field.
New diagonally mounted shock absorbers, new lower center
of gravity, 3-inch longer rear springs, and new front springs
(tailored to each model's weight) let you take curves on
the level ... bumps without bouncing
at your FORD DEALERkS
White sidswall fires if available, optional at extra cost. Equipment,
necessories and trim wbiect to change without notice.
F61* 4 Q
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY MARCH 28, 1952
1Tbnks for Your Confidence
It is difficult for mere words to
express my thanks to each of you
for extending me the honor and
privilege of serving you another
four years as your Sheriff.
I want you to know that I am hum-
bly grateful and at the same time
proud of the confidence you have
placed in me. I regard the office
as a public trust, and my object has
been to serve you fairly, honestly
and efficiently. That's the kind of
service you can expect from my of-
fice for the next four years.
BYRD E. PARKER
Paid political advertising
Assert. Pressure Used SCHOOL BOND ELECTION
CLASSIFIED ADS To Build Private Roads ,,1ontined from page 1
..REL E E FR S Included in the building program
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Road Board Member Hurls Charge is a new 6-room elementary school
FOR SALE-Two 5-room houses; At DuPonts, Governor and for Port St. Joe; the addition' of
one 3-room house and one 2-room Supreme Court Justice two class rooms, an industrial arts
house located on 3 lots. Deep well shop, music room and gymnasium
with windill; shrubbery and fruit Trusten P. Drake Jr., of Ocala, at the high school, and, an indus-
trees. For details see A. H. Mat-
thews, Highland View, or write P. member of the state road board, trial arts sliop and combination au-
O. Box 911, Port St. Joe. 3-28tf Monday accused Governor Warren, ditorium-gymnasium at the colored
SIX CABINS with from 4 to 6 acres Supreme Court Justice B. K. Rob- school.
of land, on Dead Lakes. Golden erts and Ed Ball, head of the Du- New facilities at Wewahitchka
Bend Fish Camp,. one miles north Pont interests in Florida, of at-
of Wewahitchka. 4-18* tempting to have the state build | "
FOR SALE special roads in central and west
SMA'LL 'SrCYCLE anid large Tri- Drake said the trio had tried to .
Bike, both in good condition. a"
other member of the road board "
BARGAINS IN SECONDHAND from Panfama City, to build a link I
Thqse are exceptionally good. in State Road 40 that would go
1 Maple SSa 'Bed with slip through DuPont land and bypass Q
cover $39.50 Silver Springs, and a 15-mile high-
-1 Large Club Chair with slip way in the vicinity of Port St. Joe
1 3-Pfece Maple Living Room which would benefit the St. Joe
Suite $39.50 Paper Company.
1 3-Piece Upholstered Living Justice Roberts denied discussing -f
Room Suite- $39.50 any roads with Drake siice he be-
4 Occasional Chairs, each ------ $ 3.95
2 Platform Rockers, each-...- $ 7.95 came a road department member.
:DANLEY FURN'ITlRE COMPANY Alfred McKethan, chairman of the
SPhone 56 2-15tf road department, said: "I have no
RECONDITIONED PIANOS Excomment to make."
cellent condition. Prices reason- Quoth Ed Ball: "If Drake says I r n
!able. Phone 137. Bob Shaw. 3-28* asked that a road be built at St. I l
SFOR R T Joe he's an unmitigated liar. If a;
FOR RENT .
road is a good thing for a commun- .: l
THREE-ROOM HOUSE with bath. ity, I think it should be built. I
Furnished. Telephone 2421, We- don't think a community should be 1 i g
wahitchka. 4-4 punished and penalized because the
FURNISHED APARTMENT for DuPont estate happens to own I
rent. Williams Rooming House property in that community. In
Other words, there's no more rea-
MEXICO BEACH Two-bedroom son for the road department to re- I
apartment, with garage; com- fuse to build a road in a commun-
pletely furnished including all util- -i .
cities except linens. Phone 95 or 9. ity where the DuPont estate owns
J. A. Mira.. 3-28tf property than in one where it does
WONDERFUL OPPTORTUNITY in own property fronting on 'all roads
or near Port St. Joe for good pay- in Florida."
ing, year 'round business of your Governor Warren said Tuesday
own. Small investment required. .-
Will set .tip and lease, or sell out- he has made "suggestions a-nd rec- E
right, a modern Do-Nut Shop. Will ommendations" to Drak!e "about a y
train buyer or lessee for 'proper number of matters," but "I have* *
management and operation of busi-. ne'Ver at an'y'tinie 'ap'tied pressure
ness. Contact Charles S. M-Dugald,
1309 Chestnut CAve., t ews of any kind about'any matter." He
P. O. Box 262. 4~-11* suggested that the Ocala road board
SR CE member was "overiVrought" when .
SPECIAL SERVICES he nmde his charges..
SAVE VYOUR rATr'r-! ---4------
Have it properly cleaned and over-
hauled at .
Corner Reid Avenue and 3rd Street
Port St. Joe, Florida
This does not include new parts.
All makes serviced. 3-14 28c
RECAP YOUR OLOD TWlES
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.
(Continued from page 1)
tax sale as soon after April 1 as
Also, since the publisher of The
Star must be paid for his valuable
space, taxpayers can save the cost
of advertising and interest by pay-
ing their taxes now (there we go,
talking ourselves out of some di-
This f on your printing is a sign of quality. Advertising doesn't cost, it PAYS!
102 Fourth Street
Port St. Joe, Florida
TO ALL MY FRIENDS:
I am seeking re-election as
and will appreciate your
vote 'and support.
J. F. MILLER
TO MY GULF COUNTY FRIENDS
I announce myself is 'a candidate
I piom'ise ny best efforts for
y'ur interests if elected.
fey vtif m, it.
For county Commissioner
I ;hereby announce my candidacy
'for Cbtunty Commissioner of Gulf
cnunr. in Dis~rMdtl ( fast Wewahit-
ehka subject to the Democratic
primary. Believing my experience
in county road building and close:
observation of our county's needs,
and with a sincere desite to serve
in ilrs dilic I'Pi, ppal~toi'the voters
to consider my candidacy. Assuring
each and all of my grateful appreci-
ation 'for your vote 'and 'suiiport,
D. (Doc) WH fFIED
would include two primary class
rooms, school lunch department, vo-
cational agricultural shop, music
department, enlarging the present
auditorium, and remodeling the ex-
isting home-making department. At
the colored school a new lunch de-
partment is recommended .to serve
as a combination auditorium for
student activities and a community
Sgt. and Mrs., Lucius Allen and
twin Sons of Miltville were guests
this week of Mr. and Mrs. J. 6.
Baggett. The Allen's are moving to
Valdosta, Ga., next week, where
Sgt. Allen has :been transferred.
The Declaration of Independenct
wivs presetfied to 'C ni is iJuine 28
Paid Political -Advertising
SFOR TAX ASSESSOR
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the office of Tax Assessor, fully
realizing the responsibility placed
upon anyone undertaking the du-
ties of this important office. iI
humbly and sincerely solicit your
vote and support, assuring you thdt
your trust in me will not. be mil-
FELTON 'Preacher' SMITH
I' Hereby'announde my candidacy for of Circuit Court of Gulf County. I
COUNTY OMW ISSIONER humbly and sincerely solicit your
continued support and vote.
GULF DISTRICT No. 3
I will appreciate your Vote and GEORGE Y. CORE
Support at 'trie Ma'y' Primary.
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER
FLOYD GEORGE DAVIS FROM DISTRICT No. 1
I hereby announce my candidacy
F"R' SHERIFF for County Commissioner of Gulf
county from District No. 1. Being
I will be a candidate for re-election familiar with the needs and prob-
to the office of Sheriff of Gulf lems of the county, I pledge my un-
county. I am grateful to the people tiring efforts and co-operation to
for permitting me to serve them as the people of the entire county for
Sheriff for a number of years. I its continued progress. I solicit your
have always tried to give prompt vote and support, assuring you it
and courteous service, and in an- will be gratefully appreciated.
nouncing my candidacy for nomina-
tion for another term, I again ex- B.. "Jack" TAYLOR
press my appreciation to all the
people of the county for the priv- COUNTY COMMISSIONER
ilege of serving them, and pledge DISTRICT ONE
to you the same courteous service
as in the past. I hereby announce my candidacy
for County Commissioner, District
BYRD E. PARKER One, subject to the Democratic pri-
mary. In the past I have served
FOR TAX COLLECTOR Gulf county as commissioner for 18
years, and I feel that the 18 years
I hereby formally announce my can- experience should be beneficial to
didacy for re-election to the office the people of Gulf county. If you
of Tax Collector of Gulf county, people df Gulf county feel that my
subject to the Democratic primary, reputation and experience on the
and solicit your vote and influence board will be worth something to
for another term, basing my candi- the .people of the county for the
dacy on the earnest effort I have next four years, I ask your support
made to serve you in the past in in -lecting me to this important
this very important office. I will office.
deeply appreciate your vote and W. R. CONNELL
Edd C. 'Unce Edd' Pridgeon I hereby announce my candidacy for
I hereby announce my candidacy for COUNTY COMMISSIONER
TAXY ASSESSOR of Gulf County, DISTRICT 5.
TAX ASSESSOR I make this announcement with no
Of c If c nselfisn motive. If elected I can and
of Guif County shall co-operate with any group of
I am an expert accountant and fully commissioners on all issues that I
qualified for this position. Your sincerely believe are for the best
vote and support will be sincerely interests of the people and Gulf
B. B. CONKLIN GEORGE W. COOPER
- -I -I I
ORIDAY, MARCH 28, 1952
T'-"-- TAP, P'OK-"T ST. JOE, d;UiF COUNTY, FL~ORIDA
I offer myself as a candidate for
DISTRICT 1, GULF COUNTY
in the belief that I am fully quali-
fied, know the needs of the county
and its people, and can help Gulf
county in its future growth.
I Herewith Announce My
and will appreciate your
vote and support at the
M y 6th Primary.
To My De~ r Friends:
I am grateful to you for your vote
a d'suppoit' in- the :past, and will
g-ieatly -ap'prectafte your ote and
..support for-,my re-election as
YOUR TAX ASSESSOR-
Your Vote and Support Will Be
Greatly Appreciated By
JOHN C. DICKEY
I hereby announce that I am -a
DISTRICT 3, GULF COUNTY
Your vote and support will be
JOHN H. STORY
TO THE VOTERS OF GULF
I announce myself as a candidate for
I will appreciate your vote.. and
3: C. AtiOGAST
To the Peoepoe of Gulf County
I hereby take pleasure of announc-
ibg my crdlidacy for re-election as
your Coiunty Olthmissioner from
District 3, Gulf County. I will ap-
preciate your vote and support on
Tuesday, May -6.
PETER G. STRANGE
For Clerk Circuit Court
I hereby announce my candidacy
to succeed myself as YOUR Clerk