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"Port St. Joe-The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA,
MONEY TALKS-Let's keep
it where we can speak with It
once In a while--Trade with
your home town merchants!
SBarrier Wins; Nedley Re-elected
In City Election
SLIGHTLY LESS THAN HALF OF
REGISTERED VOTERS GO TO POLLS
Port St. Joe citizens polled 833 votes in the "off year"
Commission election Tuesday in selecting two City Com-
missioners from a field of four. A little less than half of the
City's 1,720 qualified electors cast their ballots in Tuesday's
48 Pound Tarpon Landed off Pier
48 POUNDS OF TARPON-Jimmy James of Port St. Joe is shown
above with the big tarpon he caught Wednesday morning in the
flats just off the pier in the city park. James was fishing for trout
with light tackle when the big fish struck. He didn't have a gaff
with which to land the big fish, so he hooked his boat anchor in the
fish's gills and drug him to shore. : ( photo)
Fall Term of Circuit Court to Convene
Monday With 10 Cases On Docket t
Gulf County's fall term of Cir-
cuit Court will c,,vene Mondav
with f10 cases ap for trial on the
Cases to be tried are as follows:
A. E. Bradley, Forgery, set for
Eugene Bradley, Escape, set for
S Johnny Mack Harrell, Breaking
and Entering, trial set for Sep-
Carl James Johnson, Cleveland
Paul Johnson, Johnny Mack HIar-
rell and Leroy Brake, Breaking
and Entering, trial set for Sep-
Charles L. Norwood, issuing a
worthless check, placed on proba-
S. M. Fortner, Worthless Check,
James Ellis Gray, Escape, trial
set for September 16.
Sarah Hicks, Intent to Murder
in First Degree.
Danny Jackson, Forgery, return
from prison to be retried under the
Gideon act. Trial set for Septem-
Matthew Stallworth, Murder, set
for September 16.
-State Wildlife Officer Thomas
McDaniell reported to the Board
of County Commissioners Tuesday
that the State Wildlife Service had
allocated $50,000 for construction
of public boat ramps throughout
the state. He urged the County to
designate several spots throughout
the County and petition the State
agency to construct some of the
landings in this county.
While McDaniell was talking pri-
marily about fresh water boat
landings, Wesley R. Ramsey and
R. E. Sidwell asked the board to
consider asking for boat landing
ramps in the salt water' areas of
It was pointed out to the com-
mission that several good landings
serve the fresh water enthusiasts
in the county but that tourists
were coming to Gulf County with
boats to use them in the Bay and
the Gulf. Only two such landings
exist that can be used-that one
in Port St. Joe and the St. Joe
Boat Club's Landing at Highland
The Board was asked to consider
a landing in the St. Joe Beach-
Beacon Hill area in its resolutions
to the State Wildlife Board.
-American Legion Talent
'Show Set for Tomorrow
The Willis V. Rowan, Post 116,
American Legion, 'is sponsoring a
talent show tomorrow night in the
Elementary School Audkorium at
Several local and area people
with talents of various nature will
be :on the program to entertain
the audience for the night.
According to John T. Simpson,
producer of the show, this will be
one of several area talent shows
to be staged by the Legion, with
the winners to perform before a
national talent scout.
The talent show committee s
composed of Emmett Daniell, F. E
Trammell, A. T. Thames, A. E.
Daniell and R. H. Ellzey. Judges
for the show will be Mrs. S. R.
Stone, Mrs. George Tapper, Her-
man Dean and Rev. Harry L. Bab-
Admission to the show is $1.00
and 50c and the proceeds will be
used by the Legion to conduct
youth programs throughout the
The Port St. Joe Jaycees passed
a resolution Tuesday night re-
questing the County Board to
ask for public landings to be
built by the State of Florida at
St. Joe Beach and at Indian Pass
A copy of the resolution was
forwarded to'the State Game and
Fresh Water Fish chairman.
The County Board decided to
study the matter and present their
decision at their next regular
meeting on September 24.
Shark Boosters Set
First Meeting Tonight
The first meeting of the year
for the Port. St. Joe Shark Boost-
ers will be held tonight in the
High School Auditorium at 7:30
On the program will be a film
of last year's FSU-Georgia Tech
football game which ended in a
All those interested in promot-
ing athletic activities at Port St.
Joe High School are invited to at-
tend tonight and join this organi.
Veteran Commissioner I. C. Ned-
ley retained his seat on the Board
by a narrow margin of nine votes
as he edged out new-comer A. V.
Bateman in Group Three.
Nedley polled 417 votes to Bate-
man's 408- to take another victory.
The count held the candidates in
suspense right down to the wire, as
Nedley trailed by a few votes up
until the last few were counter.
In Group Four, two new-comers
battled it out.
Wade W. Barrier, Jr., received
two votes for every one received
by Harold Odom in seeking his
first term on the Board of Com-
missioners. Barrier polled 534 votes
to Harold Odom's 287.
Two write-ins were cast in this
race: One for retiring Commission-
er I. W. Duren and one for Vance
The biggest splurge in voting
came after 4:00 p.m. when 342 bal.
lots were cast From 7B0O a.m. to
4:00 p.m., 489 ballots had been
Barrier and Nedley will assume
their duties on October 8 at which
time they will be sworn into their
Mrs. Eula M. Grace
Passes Away In
Mrs. Eula Mae Grace, age 37
passed away in the Municipal Hos-
pital Sunday morning following a
Mrs. Grace had lived in Port St.
Joe with her husband and family
for the past ten years.
She is survived by her husband,
Dr. Wesley Grace; three daugh-
ters, Carol Ann, Linda Lee and
Barbara Joni; two sisters, Mrs.
Helen Whitney, Fontana, Calif.,
Mrs. Lucile Goin, Murray, Utah;
three brothers, Ralph Dempsey of
Mt. Vernon, Washington, James
Dempsey, Barstow, Calif., and Rob-
ert Dempsey, Vancouver, Wash.
Funeral services were held at
10:00 a.m. Tuesday from the St.
Joseph Catholic Church conducted
by Rev. Paul Hogarty.
Interment was in Holly Hill
Active pallbearers were: J. T.
Simpson, Jack Mahon, Henry Camp-
bell, Frank McDonald, Paul Blount
and Dr. R. E. King.
Comforter Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
'Services Held for
Mrs. Martha 'Davis
Funeral services were held from
the Nettle Ridge Baptist Church
near Blountstown last Friday at
3:00 p.m. for Mrs. Martha Jane Da-
vis, age 67, of Port St. Joe.
Mrs. Davis passed away Thurs-
day, September 5 in the Munici-
pal Hospital following a short ill-
Services were conducted by Rev.
G. L. Pelt 'of Blountstown and Rev.
C. Byron Smith of Port St. Joe.
Interment was in the Nettla
Ridge Cemetery near Blountstown.
Survivors include her husband,
J. 0. of Port St. Joe; two daugh-
ters, Mrs. Terry Hinote of Port St.
Joe and Mrs. H. E. Cato of Pana-
ma City; two brothers, T. W.
Brown of Fernandina Beach and
John H. Brown of Blountstown;
one sister, Mrs. Betty Johnson of
Blountstown, five grandchildren
and one great grandchild.
Comforter Funeral Home of Port
St. Joe was in charge of arrange-
Star, and Others
Today is the day for birthdays
in Port St. Joe it seems.
There are 11 (at least there are
11 listed on the Band Boosters
Birthday Calendar) and heaven
knows how many more.
Those enjoying another mile-
stone along their road to three
score and ten today are: C. G. Cos-
tin, Sr., Mrs. W. J. Daughtry, Dave
Maddox, Marion Parker, Mrs. E.
C. Cason, Master Donnie Padgett,
Miss Charlotte Graham, Miss Rita
Faulk, Miss Ann Johnson, Stephen
Michael Tarantino and Michael
And, last, but not least, The
Star is having a birthday today
Today The Star completes 26
years o? continuous publication.
Eleven of these years has been
under the present publisher, Wes-
ley R. 9tamsey and 15 under the
guidance of the founder and
former publisher, the late W. S.
During this period of time the
Star has set the enviable record
of never being late for a publi-
cation deadline or missing an is-
Mrs. Lex J. Blount
Dies In Alabama
Mrs. Lex J. Blount, age 69 of
Black, Ala., died Friday night of
last week t the family residence
after suffering a heart attack. Fun-
eral services were Sunday after-
noon at 3:00 p.m. at the Black
Methodist Church with Rev. A. G.
Thomas, Rev. G. L. Scarborough
and Rev. Jerry Glover officiating.
Burial was in the Black Cemetery
with Pittman Funeral Home of
Geneva, Ala., in charge.
She is survived by her husband,
John G .Blount of Black, Ala.; five
daughters, Mrs. 0. J. Benton, De-
land, Mrs. H. A. Reese, Eau Gallie,
Mrs. John Bedsole, Dothan, Ala.,
Mrs. J. B. Griffith, Port St. Joe,
and Mrs. 0. C. Fewell, Jr., of Ge-
neva, Ala.; two sons, John G.
Blount, Jr., and Paul Blount, both
of Port St. Joe; two sisters, Mrs.
Lelia Tidmore, Black, Ala., and
Mrs. Pencie McDonald, Samson,
Ala.; two brothers, R. V. Justice,
Hartford, Ala., and Iverson Jus-
tice, Carryville; 10 grandchildren
and two great grandchildren.
Other local survivors are grand-
children Sonjia Ann Taylor, Mar-
garet Lois Howell, John Paul
Blount and Martha Griffith and
great grandchildren Cristie Taylor
and Rick Taylor.
Convicted Murderers File
'For Notice of Appeal
A notice of appeal has been fil-
ed in the office of the Clerk of
Court George Y. Core for an appeal
to the State Supreme Court by
convicted murderers Freddy Lee
Pitts and Wilbert Lee. Pitts and
Lee were convicted with no recom-
mendation for mercy for first de-
gree murder last month.
The notice of appeal, states they
are appealing because of their
rights to do so under law.
The appeals were made by the
defendants without attorney. If
the appeals are granted, Gulf
County must engage legal services
for the two men.
PAPER FILED AGAINST
NATURAL GAS CO.
E. C. Pridgeon, Jr., filed a dec-
latory judgment against the St.
Joe Natural Gas Company, Inc., last
Friday afternoon with George Y.
Core, Clerk of Circuit Court of
The law firm of Logue and Ben-
nett of Panama City represented
the plaintiff in filing the paper.
The complaint charges that the
City Commission of the City of
Port St. Joe (a co-defendent in the
action, along with St. Joe Natural
GCa), passed and adopted Ordin-
ance 175X on February 25, 1959
granted the franchise for a period
of 30 years. Pridgeon also claims
in his suit that the St. Joe Natural
Gas Co., Inc., was not in existence
at the time of granting the frar-
chise. The information filed states
that the company was formed on
April 16, 1959, or nearly two
months after the ordinance was
The information states that Ce-
cil G. Costin, Jr., president of St.
Joe Natural Gas Co., Inc,, was also
City Attorney at the time of the
granting of the franchise.
Pridgeon's judgment charges that
the franchise was granted with no
monetary remuneration allocated
for the City of Port St. Joe by the
franchise. "There are no provisions
for monetary remuneration at any
later date even though said valu-
able privileges were extended to
St. Joe Natural Gas Co., Inc., for
the maximum period allowed by
the laws of the State of Florida",
reads the judgment papers.
The paper also. charges that St.
Joe Natural Gas Co., Inc. ,has fail-
ed to complete a gas distribution
system within 48 months from .the
date the franchise was issued as
contemplated by the franchise. It
also states that attempts have been
made through its majority stock-
holder, Cecil G. Costin, Jr., to as-
sign its valuable rights under the
franchise by a sale of all the com-
mon stock of St. Joe Natural Gas
The information filed charges
that the City of Port St. Joe has
failed to declare a forfeiture of the
franchise since the company was
not in operation within 48 months
after the date of its approval.
Pridgeon's f ile d information
states that "it appears that the
above ordinance is invalid and
without force of law in the fol-
lowing respects, among others:
There was no consideration paid
by St. Joe Natural Gas Co., Inc., to
the City of Port St. Joe for the
franchise and there has been a fail-
ure of consideration on the part
of St. Joe Natural Gas Co., Inc.,
due to its refusal to complete a
gas distribution system. The grant-
ing, of said franchise is permeated
with the adverse interest of the
city's legal advisor, who turned
out to be the majority stockholder
in the recipient corporation and
said franchise was purportedly giv-
en to a non-existant corporation.
The plaintiff declares that the
St. Joe Natural Gas Co. has not
completed a gas distribution sys-
tem, nevertheless, it is now in the
(Continued On Page 4)
Gas Company Issues Statement In
Response To Declaratory Decree
St. Joe Natural Gas Company,
through its president, Cecil G.
Costin, Jr., issued the following
statement in response to the suit
for a Declaratory Decree to deter-
mine the status of the franchise of
this company by E. C. Pridgeon,
"The reason for E. C. Pridgeon,
Ji.'s suit is obviously for the pur.
pose of casting doubt in the minds
of some prospective customers of
St: Joe Natural Gas Company so
that they will not apply for con-
version at this time when conver-
sion of present LP gas appliances
for domestic users will be free to
"Had his case been considered
on a sound legal basis by those
wbo conceived the idea, an injunc-
tion would have been brought re-
straining St. Joe Natural Gas Com-
pany from proceeding further
with the laying of pipe. A good
reason for not following that pro-
cedure, however, is that a bond
would have to be filed to indem-
nify St. Joe Natural Gas Company
for any damages from delay result-
ing from the suit.
"Some important things E. C.
Pridgeon, Jr., failed to point out
in his suit are:
(1) That he or members of his
immediate family are stockholders
in West Florida Gas Company with
principal offices in Panama City,
(2) That the Ordinance granting
St. Joe Natural Gas Company a
franchise became effective by a
vote of the people of Port St. Joe
at a special election where those
voting at such election voted by a
ratio of more than 8 to 1 in favor
of the franchise;
(3) That when this Ordinance be-
came effective, St. Joe Natural Gas
Company was a chartered corpor-
ation under the laws of Florida;
(4) That the franchise given by
the City to St. Joe Natural Gas
Company is eminently fair to the
City as it was modeled after many
franchises granted to natural gas
companies in this State by other
(5) That no original franchise
for any public utility in the City
has ever provided for a remunera-
tion to the City from receipts and
profits of the franchise holder.
Only one public utility in the City
pays remuneration to the City and
this was at the suggestion of this
public utility when requesting a
renewal of its franchise prior to
the expiration of its original
(6) That the City will derive
considerable more money from ad
valorem taxes from St. Joe Natural
Gas Company than from any bu-
tane or propane gas dealer. In ad-
dition, utility taxes will be paid
to the City;
(7) That natural gas is essential
to many industries that may wish
to settle in Port St. Joe. Without
this cheap fuel, such industries
may settle in surrounding com-
munities having this fuel avail-
Board Asked to
County Commissioner Leo Ken-
nedy asked the County Board
Tuesday to consider building a
walking bridge over Patton's
Bayou on Long Avenue in Port
St. Joe. Kennedy stated that the
street is a main thoroughfare
for students walking to and from
Port St. Joe High School and
the bridge was needed for safe-
ty of the children.
After considerable discussion
the Board asked engineer Max
Kilbourn to request the State
Road Department to build the
bridge at the earliest posisble
County Billed for Services Rendered
In Murder Trial of Two Negroes
The County Commission was cal-
led on to make several payments
Tuesday from funds which were
depleted in the county budget.
Fred Turner, attorney of Pana-
ma City rendered a bill for $1,000
for defending two Negroes in a
murder trial last month. Turner
was appointed by the court to de-
fend Wilbur Lee and Lambson
Smith in the murder of Jesse Bur-
kett and Jessie Floyd.
In connection with the same
case, the county was presented bills
of $300 for autopsy, $89.00 for the
court reporter, $75.00 for tranecrib-
Sng testimony, and $105.00 for
investigation and testimony.
The fund from which these pay-
ments would ordinarily be made is
depleted. The end of the fiscal
5ear comes on September 30 and
the Board decided to wait until
this time, and transfer monies left
in other Fine and Forfeiture funds
to this fund and pay the bills.
A bill from Norman P. Gross,
Architect, was presented to the
Board Tuesday in the amount of
$1,000. Gross had been hired by
the Board to study designs for a
new jail and had his work stopped
by the issuance of a petition to
vote on moving the county seat.
The Gulf County Commission dis-
cussed briefly Tuesday, their next
move in the petition filed with
them on August 27 requesting a
referendum to be held to deter-
mine whether or not the citizens
of Gulf County wanted to relocate
the county seat.
Chairman A. J. Strickland said
that Attorney David Carl Gaskin
(who was not present at Tuesday's
meeting) had advised him that the
Board should do nothing yet, as
the petitioners had not yet fur-
nished "proof" of the validity of
their petition. Strickland said that
Gaskin advised that proof was to
be forthcoming from the petition-
ers attorney, but had not been re- that in his opinion the proof is
ceived as yet the validity of the signatures on
Strickland said, "Until this proof the petition as being the same as
is furnished, I am of the opinion names on file with the Registrar
that we should do nothing",. and the Tax Collector and that
Commisisoner Leo Kennedy stat- proof would be verification of the
ed that he felt the proof was pre- signatures from these offices.
sented with the cards, and if the Clerk George Y. Core was asked
election is to be done, "Let's do it." by Chairman Strickland to read a
Kennedy also stated he felt some letter from Attorney Gaskin which
of the cards were not valid as offered the opinion that the Board
"some of those who signed pay no could do nothing until proof was
taxes except that on the whiskey forthcoming from the petitioners.
they buy". He advised the Board to do nothing
Commissioner James McDaniell at this time.
asked the question, "What is the Chiarman Strickland said, "It's
proof"? their move let them make it."
Chairman Strickland answered And the discussion ended there.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1963
State Funds Made Available for
Construction of Public Boat Ramps
County Commission Asks
Proof of County Seat Petition
Miss Judy Fensom Golden Agers
Honored With Meet At Stac House
Kitchen Shower For Program
Miss Judy Fensom was the hon- The Golden Agers held their reg-
oree at a brunch-kitchen shower ular meeting at the STAC House
given by Mrs. Frank Hannon and with 20 members present. The pres-
ner daughter, Dianne at their home ident presided, and routine busi-
1302 Constitution Drive, on Wed- ness was transacted. Mr. Carter,
nesday morning September I at who had been a visitor, has now
10:.0. Guests, included Mrs. Paul become a member and has received
S. Fensom, mother of the bride to his membership card. Mrs. Dessie
be, classmates and friends. Lee Parker who has been absent
for some time was welcomed back.
A net umbrella with pastel Since Mrs. Perritt, who was to
streamers encircled in ivy formed have given the program was ill,
the central decoration for the din- the club enjoyed catching up with
ing room table where brunch was their visiting. A committee, com-
served. Assisting the hostesses in posed of Mrs. Iva Williams, Mrs.
serving were Mrs. John Robert Essie Williams and Miss Carrie
Smith and Mrs. David May. Gifts Gibson, was appointed to see those
were presented to the honoree members who are ill receive flow-
from a tea cart that was decorated ers or a gift, from the club.
for the occasion. Many of the members helped Mr.
Miss Fensom will become the and Mrs. Brinson celebrate their
bride of Brian Sanders,October 12. 60th wedding anniversary on Sep-
-tember 1 where the club members
had the privilege of meeting many
members of their fine family. All
Lunch Honors their children are boys, and four
generations were present. Oddly
Bride-Elect enough, the fourth generation
seems to be following the trend
Miss Judy Fensom was honored as all, their great grandchildren
-at a bridal luncheon given by Mrs. are also boys.
-'Herman Dean and Mrs. Ned Porter, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Moon were
Thursday, September 5 at The host and hostess and served de-
Grill in Apalachicola. vicious ice cream, cookies and
The honoree was given a cor punch for refreshments.
sage in her chosen colors of gold The next meeting will be. on
end .white and presented a platter September 23 at the STA CHouse.
of her selected china. Wedding -
bell place cards, dainty mints and
a center piece of mixed flowers Miss FenSom Feted
gave,the party table a festive air. Miss Fensom Feted
The marriage of Miss. Fensom W I fhfe a
and Brian Sanders of Orlando will W it Coffee Party
take place October 12 at St. James
Episcopal Church. Mrs. Byron W. Eells, Sr., and
The invited guests were the Mrs. Joseph Dowd entertained at
Misses Elizabeth Ann Brown, Kath- a coffee party in honor of Miss
leen Dowd, Dianne Hannon, Diane Judith Fensom, Saturday morning,
Lay, Ann Miller, Brenda Ward, September 7, at the home of Mrs.
Beth and Mary Evelyn Garraway Eells on Monument Avenue..
of Marianna, Mrs. Paul Fensom, Arrangements of white and gold
mother of the bride to be and Mrs. fuji mums graced the party rooms.
Wilson Sanders of Orlando, mother The wedding of Miss Fensom and
of the groom to be. Brian Sanders of Orlando will take
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The Fellowship Hall of the
First Methodist Church was the
setting September 1 for a re-
ception given by their family,
honoring Mr. and Mrs. H. T.
Brinson, 517 10th Street on the
event of their 60th wedding an-
Mr. and Mrs. Brinson, the
.happy and smiling couple, re-
ceived the congratulations of
their many friends and relatives
who called during the appointed
hours in the reception room
which was decorated throughout
in a wedding motif done in pink
carnations and beautiful green
The punch .table, highlighted
as the focal point of the room,
was resplendant with a lovely
imported cut-work linen cloth.
The three-tiered wedding cake
decorated with tiny wedding
bands nested in a nosegay of
pink carnations and silver rib-
bons on one end of the table,
balanced a lovely silver/.punch
bowl and tray on the other. In
the center was a tall silver can-
delabra from which rose five
delicate pink tapers encircled
with pink carnations and fern.
Tall silver compotes held the
traditional mints and nuts.
The guests registered at an
organdy covered table decorated
with a tall white anniversary
candle trimmed in pink and
white tulle, crossed silver wed-
ding bands and pink carnations.
Complimenting the decorated
tables were arrangements of
pastel asters on the piano and
a large stand of mixed summer
flowers in a spreading fan bou-
Special music was provided by
Miss Lucretia Brinson, grand-
daughter of the honored couple,
who sang, "I Love You Truly",
"When Love Is Kind" and "Alice
Blue Gown". She was accompan-
ied by Mrs. Mark Tomlinson.
Greeting the guests and pre-
senting them to the receiving
line were Mrs. Roy Gibson, Sr.,
Mrs. Tom Byrd and Mrs. Charles
Floor hostesses for the occa-
sion were Mrs. Fennon Talley,
Mrs. Walter Duren, Mrs. H. W.
Griffin, Mrs. Lindsey Temple
and Mrs. Dillon Smith.
The guests were served cake
and punch by the Misses Mabel g
District Woman's Society of Christian
Service To Meet In Panama City
Members of the Woman's Society District President and Mrs. Leland
of Christian Service of the St. An- Thomas, District Secretary of Mis-
drew Methodist Church, Panama sionary Education presiding. Ad-
City, will be hostesses to the Mar- vance registrations may be mailed
ianna District Educational Semi- to Mrs. Fred Gainer, 2510 W. llth
nar, in the church, 2001 W. llth St., general chairman.
Street, September 18. Registration
and literature rooms will be open With the emphasis for this quad-
at 8:30 p.m. for registration and rennial in mind, the approved stu-
distribution of literature. The pro- dies will be presented as follows:
gram will begin promptly at 9:00 "The Faith That Compels Us":
a.m. with Mrs. LaRue Garrett, Theme: "An Introduction'to Three
Spiritual Classics"; Text, "Teach-
ings Toward Christian Perfection";
place Saturday morning, October Teacher, the Rev. T. Leo Brannon
12. assisted by Mrs. J. C. Brown.
The hostesses presented a place "Factors That Confront Us":
setting of Miss Fensom's chosen Theme, "The Christian Family and
china to her and corsages to Miss its Money"; Text, "The Christian
Fensom, Mrs. Paul Fensom, mother Family and its Money"; Teacher,
of the bride to be and Mrs. Wilson Mrs. W. B. Atkinson, assisted by
Sanders of Orlando, mother of the Mrs. A. J. McMullian.
groom to be. "Frontiers That Call Us": Theme
Assisting with the party was "The Christian Mission in Southern
Miss Kathleen Dowd. Asia"; Text, "The Christian Mis-
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and Mazie Stone, Mrs. Kathy Par-
rish, Mrs. Ned Porter, Mrs. No-
bie Stone and Mrs. Bernard'
On leaving the guests were in-
vited to sign the guest book
which was presided over by
Mrs. James Harrison and Mrs.
Out of town guests were Mr.
and Mrs. Willard Brinson and
daughter Lucretia of Tampa,
Mr. and Mrs. James Brinson of
Pensacola and their -children,
Randel, Madelle and Roger, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Bedwell and
son Keith of Montgomery, Ala-
bama. Mrs. Bedwell is the
granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Brinson were
married August 31, 1903 in
Swainsboro, Georgia. They lived
and reared their family of six
sons in Brooklet, Georgia where
Mr. Brinson was employed as a
railroad engineer for the Sher-
wood Railroad Company for 25
years. On retiring they came to
reside in Port St. Joe in 1946 to
be near their son, R. H. Brinson
who lives at 216 6th Street.
sion in Southern Asia"; Teacher,
Mrs. J. P. Walton assisted by Mrs.
R. F. Hill.
"The Program That Unites Us In
Witness and Service": Theme,
"The Changing City Challenges
the Church"; Text, 'These Cities
Glorious"; Teacher, Mrs. LaRue
Garrett, assisted by Mrs. W. D.
Dr. E. L. Hardin, Superintendent
of the Marianna District of the
Methodist Church will review this
years church-wide study. All mem-
bers of the Commission on Mis-
sions in the local churches are cor-
dially invited to avail themselves
of this fine opportunity to learn
more about this study.
Another very special for this
seminar is the presence of the
Rev. and Mrs. Coriless Hanson who
will be guest speakers at the
luncheon hour. Panama City is
their home city and this is their
home district. They will be leav-
ing in November to return to the
Mission Field for five years.
Ladies of the host church will
serve lunch at noon $1.00 per plate
Mrs. William V. Ranhom is chair-
man of the luncheon committee.
Members and friends are cor-
dially invited to attend this impor-
tant Seminar according to the local
president, Mrs. Travis Edwards and
the host pastor, Daniel C. Whitsett.
Circle 1 Meets
The WMS No. 1 of the First
Baptist Church met at the church
Monday afternoon at 3:00 for the
regular Royal Service program,
with 17 members present. The
meeting was opened by all singing
"Christ for the Whole World We
Sing" and the program, Mrs. W. M.
Mrs. E. H. Vanlandingham led in
The subject of the program was
"Conquest Through New Minis-
tries In South America". Those on
the program were Mrs. Chafin,
Mrs. Rubye Pridgeon, Mrs. T. E.
Parker, Sr., Mrs. E. C. Cason and
.Mrs. W. 0. Nichols.
Mrs. Richard Saunders dismiss-
ed with prayer.
All WMU members are urged to
attend each circle meeting next
Monday at 3:00 p.m. in the follow-
Circle One meets in the bome
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Pla. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1963
Port St. Joe
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Monday, September 16
Hot bologna slices with tomato
catsup, mashed potatoes, buttered
spinach, cheese stuffed celery,
peach crisp, white bread and milk.
Tuesday, September 17
Spaghetti and meat sauce, fro-
zen green butter beans, carrot
sticks, grape jelly, school baked
biscuits, butter and milk.
Wednesday, September 18
Hot dogs, potato salad, cabbage
slaw, banana pudding, butter and
Thursday, September 19
Chicken and yellow rice, snap
beans, tossed salad, cherry pie,
white bread, butter and milk.
Friday, September 20
Salmon cakes, English peas, sli-
ced tomatoes, scalloped sweet po-
tatoes and apples, white bread,
butter and milk,
All lunches have one half pint
of milk, bread and butter.
Monday, September 16
Corn beef hash with potatoes
and onions, cabbage slaw, English
peas and fudge cake,
Tuesday, September 17
Shepherd pie, mashed potatoes,
tomato and lettuce salad, green
beans and banana pudding.
Wednesday, September 18
Oven fried chicken, buttered
rice, stuffed celery, sliced toma-
toes, peach half, cookies.
Thursday, September 19
Vienna sausage, beans and po-
tatoes, apple cobbler, tossed salad.
Friday, September 20
Macaroni and cheese, spiced ham
sandwich, turnip greens, corn
bread, butter and fruit. cup.
of Mrs. H. F. Ayers.
Circle Two. meets in the home
Eta Upsilon Chapter
The Eta Upsilon Chapter of Beta
Sigma Phi held their first meeting
after summer recess. The group
fet at the Florida Power Lounge
with Mis. Wandis Scott as hostess.
Mrs. Carol Rish, president of the
organization outlined the plans
for the coming year. The outstand-
ing event of the year will be the
Gulf Area Council meeting which
Eta Upsilon will be hostess to in
February. This is a meeting of all
Bet& Sigma Phi's in Northwest
A very unusual and interesting
"rush" program has been planned
by membership chairman, Mrs. Gre-'
ta Freeman. New members will be
rushed into the sorority during the
month of September.
The cultural program was pre-
sented by Mrs. Gladys Brown and
was entitled, "Definition of Happi-
Mrs. Bernice Wager was install-
ed as chapter sponsor for the 1963-
64 year and was presented with a
yellow rose, the organization's na-
tional flower. Mrs. Dot Pippin re-
ceived her ritual of jewels degree
at this time also.
A social time followed and cake
and coffee was served to the fol-
lowing members present: Mrs. Ca-
rol Rish, Mrs. Sara Peters, Greta
Freeman, Elva Jones, Delores Cox,
June Gay, Pauline McGill, Retha
Freeman, Dot Pippin, Lib Ham-
mock, Virginia Cannon, Shirley
Daniels, Gladys Brown, sponsor
Bernice Wager and hostess Wan-
The next meeting will be at the
Florida Power Lounge with Carol
Rish as hostess and Virginia Can-
non leading the cultural program.
Vacation in Mountains
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Taylor re-
turned home Monday after spend-
of Mrs. W. L. Durant. ing a vacation trip visiting points
Circle Three meets in the home of interest in North Carolina and
of Mrs. W. M. Chafin. Tennessee.
Circle Four meets in the home -
of Mrs. J. T. Ward. SUPPORT THE SHARKS
TELEPHONE: BAllI 7-4191
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A PARAMOUNT PMCTURE
Observe 60th Anniversary
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY
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The St. Joe Men's Summer Al
Bowling League ended its season wa
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igust 20. The first place team
Ls the Eager Beavers. Team mem-
rs were: Billy Joe Richards, Vir-
SDaniels, Frank Scott, Wayne
nith, Norris Daniels, Willy Wil-
ims, Charles Brown and Dennis
nold. Congratulations fellows!
Second place was won by Phil-
s 66. Team members were: Lee
ylor, Winton Ferrell, Tom Thorn-
n, Al Jensen, Ralph Moss, Yank
mmerman and Fead Etheridge.
rese boys led the league for five
weeks, but the Eager Beavers real-
caught fire and managed to stay
point or two ahead the rest of
e way. Better luck next time,
Third place goes to the All-
ars. Team members were: John
ins, Louis Holland, Troy Gay,
B. Richardson, Gary Manz, Ran-
Morris, and Wayne Ernst.
ese boys led the league for the
st few weeks, but couldn't
ad the pressure. Better luck
:t time, fellows.
'ourth place went to the Vitro
mbers who never quite got off
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A cordial welcome awaits you from
the local merchants and civic
organizations of Port St. Joe.
Brought to you by our local hostess
If you are a newcomer or a new parent, please call
MRS. ANNE JOINES
1002 Garrison Avenue
the ground, while the Bums and
the Sad Sacks fought tooth and
nail for sixth place. The Sad Sacks
won this battle and the Bums had
to settle for fifth place.
Top bowling honors go to Tom
Thornton with a season average of
173. Tom is followed by Frank
Scott 170, and Al Jensen 168.
Honors for high scratch series
go to Tom Thornton 610; Gary
Manz 602; and Al Jensen 593. High
scratch game honors were won by
Darrel Collier 243; Al Jensen 241;
and Tom Thomson 234.
Trophies for high handicap ser-
ies went to Lee Taylor 698; Dar-
rel Collier 693; and Archie Floyd
669. High handicap game trophies
were won by Ralph Moss 266;
John Hanson 253 and Lee Taylor
The trophy for the most improv-
ed bowler was won by Gerry Stro.
The Industrial League got off to
a very successful start for the new
bowling season. The league this
year will be made up of six teams,
all coming from St. Joe Paper Co.
On lanes three and four, a pow-
erful Paper Mill crew drubbed a
helpless Pulp Mill team for four
points. Bill Whaley at 514 and
Ralph Moss at 505 led the way for
the Papermakers. Lamar Moore's
499 was the best Pulp had to offer.
The Millwrights and the Labora-
tory hooked up in some good
games. After all was said and done,
they divided their points at two
each. Goober Dunlap, with a big
533 led the Laboratory while cap-
tain Barney McCroan at 476 show- I
ed the way for the Millwrights. t
Maintenance and the Meter De- s
apartment agreed to disagree over
their points and finally compro- N
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Archie Floyd and John Presnell at o
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Flr.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12,
Last Full Year of Korean Vets GI Bill
Schooling Starts This September
The last full year of schooling ing for veterans without se]
for Florida veterans taking educa- connected disabilities. The
tion or training courses under the gives no authority to the V
Korean GI Bill begins this Septem- extend these benefits beyond 1
her, the Veterans Administration dates, J. J. Hill, Gulf County
said this week. vice Officer, explained.
When this school year ends, only Originally, Korean Conflict
a half year of schooling will still erans were eligible for 36 m
be obtainable under theprogram. of readjustment courses but
Courses starting in September, only 17 months will remain be
1964, must come to a close on Jan- the final deadline when s
uary 31, 1965.
uary 31, 1965. classes resume this Septemb
Congress has set this cut-off
date for the Korean readjustment To be eligible for such
program of education and train- justment education or train
481 paced the Maintenance while
Sonny Counts at 559 was the big
gun for Meter Department.
Team W L
Paper Mill 4 0
Laboratory 2 2
Maintenance 2 2
Meter Dept. 2 2
Millwrights 2 2
Pulp Mill 0 4
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Richard Fort-
ner, 807 Marvin Ave., announce
he birth of a son, Mitchell Law-
on on September 6.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lee Ver-
'aeke of Port St. Joe announce the
birth of a baby boy, Thomas Ray
on September 5.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Woods, Sr., of
'ort St. Joe announce the birth of
son, Max, Jr., on September 4.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Grace Riley,
44 Ave. G announce the birth of
boy, Vensent Edward on Septem-
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Stallworth, Sr.,
15 Main St., announce the birth of S
1963 veterans must have had aaiiva ser-.
vice at any time between June 27,
1950, and January 31, 1955. They
also must have served at least 90
days and entered training within
three years from their first dis-
charge from that service.
rvice- Those veterans who were on ac-
law tive duty January 31, 1955, must
A to enter training within 3 years from
these the date of their first uncondition-
Ser- al discharge after January 31,
Eligible veterans may choose
their own type of training in any
school or establishment approved
by an appropriate state agency, Mr.
They may enroll in schools or
colleges; take on-the-job training;
enroll in institutional on-the-farm
dining training or other courses includ-
ing fligih training, cooperative ot
correspondence school courses.
Veterans will receive an allow.
dance each month to meet part of
their training and living expenses.
First step is to obtain the neces-
sary application forms at the Vet-
erans Service Office, located in
the American Legion Home on
Williams Ave. in Port St. Joe, Of-
fice hours are 9 to 1 on Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays.
(Korean Conflict veterans with
service-connected disabilities come
under a different program and
have different deadline dates.)
Mfdget 1"vestentsa W h
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FLORIDA WILDLIFE SCRAPBOOK
a son, Otis, Jr., on September 5.
(All births occurred at the Port
St. Joe Municipal Hospital.)
You wouldn't trust your loved one's health
to a "quack doctor" nor would you give
your prescriptions to "just anyone" to fill.
Our pharmacist's skill merits your trust!
John Robert Smith, Pharmaceutical Chemist
Drive-In Window & Free Parking At Rear
236 Reid Avenue
I Am Not Connected With St.
Joe Natural Gas Co., In Any Way
J. Lamar Miller
AGENT, STANDARD OIL COMPANY
TELEPHONE 227-8081 FOR STANDARD
I sincerely thank my many friends for
their vote and support to return me as
Commissioner in Group 3. I will continue,
as I have in the past to work for the im-
provement of our city and serve the people
as a whole. "Thank you again, my
I. C. NEDLEY
Citizens of Port St. Joe:
I would like to express my humble ap-
preciation to my friends who voted for me in
the city election Tuesday.
I would also like to commend all the peo-
ple who went to the polls and voted their con-
My congratulations and best wishes to
Mr. Wade Barrier as he serves you as your
HAROLD R. ODOM
Deluxe "King Size"
...Magic words in. the automo-
tive industry-an absolute rule
in the compounding of prescrip-
The medicines your doctor pre-
scribes for you are for you alone,
designed specifically for your
needs and well-being.
You can depend on us to give
each prescription you send us,
undivided, individual attention.
Buzzett's Drug Store
317 Williams Ave.
Drive-In Window Service
FOR RENT: Two bedroom house,
"corner Tesith Street and Long
Avenue. Call Mrs. Nora Duren,
Phone 227-5471. tfc-6-13
FOR RENT: Trailer space in Oak
Grove. Sewer and water. $14.00
month. Phone L. C. Davis, 227-7059.
FOR RENT: Nice 'furnished apart-
ment for couple only at 1621
Monument-Ave. Phone 227-7641. tf
FOR RENT:-Two one bedroom cot-
tages, furnished on 9th St. Also
2 bedroom unfurnished apt. Call
227-5111 or call by Smith's Phar-
FOR RENti. Furnished 2 bedroom
apartment, 114 Monument Ave.
Call 227-7816. tfc-7-18
FOR RENTr Two bedroom unfur-
nished apartment with garage.
1206 Palni Blvd. Apply at 1208
Palm, or eil1 7-7431. 4tp-7-18
FOR RENT: a bedroom furnished
apartment. Will be for rent Sep-
tember 1. Location 10th St. Call
Blountatown, 614-5630. 2tp
FOR RENT: At St. Joe Beach. Com-
pletely furnished house. Has 2
bedrooms and large screened
porch. And 3 bedroom furnished
house at Highland View. Phone
FOR RENT: Three bedroom hou-
s in q_ fnia nrd unfurnished
2.84 acres on Wetapo Creek, $1,-
3 bedroom, 2 bath house, 808
3 bedroom, 2 bath house, 101 Al-
len Memorial Way.
For more information on these
and other listings call Mrs. Jean
THE PRIDGEON AGENCY
E. T. Pridgeon, Real Estate Broker
301 Third St. Ph. 229-3201
Beacon Hill Office Phone 648.4238
FOR SALE: AKC registered Ger-
man Shepherd puppies, 4 weeks
old. $75.00 each. See or call David
Rich, 227-2522 days or 229-2575 at
LOTS FOR SALE: 100'x937', 100'
frontage on Hiway 71, 937' deep.
Deep well on front lot. Call 227-
7998. White City. 2tp-8-29
Three bedroom, two baths, living
room, den and double carport on
large lot in excellent neighbor-
hood. Buy owner's equity and as-
sume GI loan for balance
Three bedroom house with oak
floors. Buy owner's equity for $350
and assume FHA mortgage for bal-
We have three bedroom houses
on Marvin and Long Avenue that
can be financed through FHA.
FRANK & DOT'S AGENCY
221 Reid Ave. Phone 227-3491
FOR SALE: 4 bedroom home, 2,000
feet floor space. 2 full baths,
large fenced back yard, garage and
utility. Close to schooL Well estab-
lished landscaping. 1027 Long Ave.
Contact Ed Ramsey.
FOR SALE: 2 story unfurnished A
bedroom home, 1508 Long Ave.,
$5,500. Also, furnished 2 bedroom
brick home and small apartment,
1031 Long Ave., $11,000. Phone
FOR SALE: 1959 LeSabre. 4dor
Buick. Walter Dodson, Fi.N-
FOR SALE: 16-ft. Borum runabout'
boat and 85 hp Mercury Motor.,
Walter Dodson, Fla. National Bank.
TRADE-IN SALE: 3 Singers in port-
able case only $10 ea. also 2 Ken-
mores $12 ea. 2 Atlas $10 a mb.
Write credit manager, 280 N. Pala-
fox St., Pensacola. 4tc-8422
SEPTIC TANKS pumped out. Call
Buford Griffin, 'Phone 227-7011
for quick expert service. tfe
Phone 229-1361. Fennon Talley. WILLIS V. ROWAN, POST 116,
THE AMERICAN LEGION, meet-
FOR RENT: Furnished apartment. ing second and fourth Tuesday
Call 227-7636 after 5:00 p.m. Ar- nights, 8:00 p.m. American Legion
nold Daniell. tfc-9-12 Home.
CHA N LINK SPECIALISTS
Begin now to enjoy the beauty and protec-
tion that chain link fencing offers. Call us
today for further information and estimates.
Ask about our easy terms, too!
ST. JOE HARDWARE COMPANY
Phone 227-8111 203 Reid Ave.
ToThe People of Port St. Joe
I wish to take this means to thank
all those who supported me in the recent
I will strive for the continued pro-
gress in our City through representative
WHITFIELD WADE BARRIER, JR.
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1963
MELP WANTED: Man to succeed
Bawleigh Dealer in Gulf County
or Port St. Joe and nearby. Over
25 preferred and car necessary. Can
earn $125 and up per week from
start. Write Rawleigh, Dept. FAH
100-1145, Memphis, Tenn. 8tp-8-1
OPENINGS for women. If you want
work but cannot give full time
there is a splendid income oppor-
tunity for you with Avon. Write
Mrs. Dorothy Martin, Avon Mana-
ger, P. O. Box 3345, MSS, Tallahas-
see, Fla. tfc-7-24
FOR RENT: Apartment. 3 rooms
and bath, furnished. All private.
Water and heat furnished. Attic
fan. For couple only or woman.
1301 Monument Ave., Phone 227-
FOR SALE: 1961 Mercury '"500"
50 hp fully electric outboard
motor. Runabout boat. Eezy trailer.
Phone 227-3626. John Williams, 607
Garrison Ave. tfc-9-12
FOR SALE: 3 bedroom home. 2
lots, fenced, double carport, pa-
tio, Florida, breakfast, ,dining and
living room. Call 648-4735. Itp
SACRIFICE: Stauffer reducing unit
Like new. Make reasonable of-
fer. Phone 229-1223. 2tp-9-12
SAMARITAN LODGE No. 40, 1. 0.
0. F.-Meets second and fourth
Thursday, 8:00 prm. in American
Legion Hall. All members urged to
Noble Grand: Emmett Daniel)
Secretary: J. C. Martin.
R. A. L--Regular convocation of
. St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M, 2nd and 4th Mondays. All visit
ing companions welcome.
Edgar L. Smith, High Priest
Roy L. Burch, Secretary
THERE WILL BE a regular comr
munication of Port St. Joe Lodge
No. 111, F. & A. M., every first
and third Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
ROBERT L. CREAMER, W. M.
ROY K .BLACKSHEAR, Sec.
JOE'S STARTER and
GENERATOR and AUTO REPAIR
All Work Guaranteed
612 Madison Street
12 ROOM BOARDING
Located at the corner of
Monument and Sixth Sta.
$750.00 cash. Building must
be removed from the prem-
ises within ninety days by
30' x 90', with 12 bed-
rooms upstairs, located cor-
ner Reid and Third St. $1,-
000.00 cash. Building must
be removed from the prem-
ises within ninety days by
SILAS R. STONE
or call 227-7161
IN THE COUNTY JUDGE'S
COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA. IN PROBATE.
IN RE: Estate of
AIJE C. PORTER,
NOTICE OF FILING PETITION
FOR FINAL DISCHARGE OF
To All Whom It May Concern:
Notice is hereby given that I
have filed my final returns as ad-
ministrator of the estate of Allie
C. Porter, deceased; that I have
filed my petition for final dis-
charge and that I will apply to the
Honorable Sam P. Husband, Coun-
ty Judge of Gulf County, Florida,
on September 23, 1963, for appro-
val of the same and for final dis-
charge as administrator of the es-
tate of Allie C. Porter, deceased.
Dated August 21, 1963.
/s/ J. B. PORTER
Administrator of the Estate
of Allie C. Porter, deceased.
NOTICE TO BID
BID NO. 10
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida will
receive sealed bids in the office of the City
Clerk, City Hall, Port St. Joe, Florida, until
5:00 o'clock P.M., EST, September 17, 1963
for the purchase of the following:
1-10" Aurora (or equal) type SRV Ver-
tical above surface discharge pumps, rat-
ed at 750 GPM at 50' total head, with
supporting base cast integral with dis-
charge head, with strainer and lubrica-
tion fittings, pump to be complete with
vertical hollow shaft, ball bearing drip
proof 15 HP, 1750 RPM motor for
220/440 volt, 3 phase, 60 cycle ser-
vice, Dimension from bottom of plate
to bottom of strainer to be approximate-
1-10" Aurora (or equal) type SRY
vertical above surface discharge pumps,
rated at 400 GPM at 50' total head, with
supporting base cast integral with dis-
charge head, with strainer and lubrica-
tion fittings, pump to be complete with
vertical hollow shaft, ball bearing drip
proof 15 HP, 1450 RPM motor for
220/440 volt, 3 phase, 60 cycle ser-
vice, Dimension from bottom of plate to
bottom of strainer to be approximately
All prices to be FOB Port St. Joe. The
City of Port St. Joe reserves the right to
reject any or all bids received.
J. B. WILLIAMS
City Auditor & Clerk 2t
For Job Printing It's
Shark Grid Candidates and Fathers
Feted With Outing At River 'Retreat'
Last Saturday the Big Ten Re-
treat on the river was the scene
of great activity by the Big Team,
which is the familiar nick-name of
the Port St. Joe Sharks. Jake Mou-
chette and Henry Chason hosted
the coaching staff, the entire team
and their dads, at a fish fry and
swimming and skiing party which
lasted all daye
L. B. Nichols and R. L. Tull led
the corps of potato peelers, ,while
the cooks, supervised by Bob Ellzey
and Rev. Harry Babbit, labored
over the fires. At last L. J. Herring
and the hosts presented a 25 foot
table laden kith natural delicacies
it was suggested would stoke the
team for a sure win over their
neighboring opponent, Apalachico-
la High School ,next week, whe-
ther the Sharks feast again in the
interim or not.
Bob Vervaeke was in charge of
boats and skiing and was a parti-
cipant with coaches Bobby Brown
and Kimball Skipper when the
team tossed them all in the drink
in a moment of great enthusiasm.
All in all it was a memorable
party and reflected a wholesome
esprit de corps among those pres-
ent. Incidentally, despite the usual
large amount of expected horse-
play, no casualties were suffered.
Thanks to Jake and Henry and to
all those who had a part in feting
our "Fighting Sharks".
The football team, their coaches,
the band and the members of the
faculty of both the Port St. Joe
High School and the Port St. Joe
Elementary School are to be spe-
cial guests at the First Methodist
Church for the evening service
Sunday, September 16, at 7:30 p.m.
A reception will be held in the fel-
lowship hall immediately follow-
ing the evening worship.
This special service is an annual
observance at the local church and
the entire congregation looks for-
ward to the pleasure of having
these fine people as their guests.
Highland View PTA To
Hold First Meeting Monday
The Highland View PTA will
hold its first meeting of the year
next Monday night at 7:30 p.m.
in the Auditorium of the Highland
View ElementaWl School.
Other meetings during the year
are scheduled as follows: October
14, October 19 Hallowe'en Carni-
val; November 18; February 17;
April 20 and May 18.
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process of soliciting customers for
the proposed system, and in the
event the system is constructed,
the City might well be stopped
from denying the validity of the
franchise thereby allowing St. Joe
Natural Gas Co., Inc., to enjoy
these valuable privileges without
reasonable compensation to the
The plaintiff asks for a declara-
tory judgment declaring that or-
dinance 175X of the City of Port
St. Joe is invalid, void, ineffective
and without force of law, or de-
claring the procedure by which
said franchise can be cancelled
and forfeited that the defendant,
St. Joe Natural Gas Co., be per-
manently restrained from using or
exercising any of the rights grant-
ed under the franchise.
Faith Bible Church to
Feature Social Worker
Carl Martin, Assistant Superin-
tendent of the Anchorage, the
Christian Alcoholic Rehabilitation
Center at Albany, Georgia, will be
the guest speaker at Faith Bible
Church this Sunday evening.
There is help and hope held out
to the alcoholic. If you are inter,
ested in a better understanding of
the problem come and learn of the
Christian approach to alcoholism
that really works.
Mr. Martin can be heard at the
high school auditorium in Port St.
Joe at 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening.
Pep Club to Wash
The Pep Club of Port St. Joe
High School will hold a car wash
this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. at the Centennial Building.
Price 1of the car wash will be
$1.00 per car.
Funds derived from the project
will be used to sponsor the 1963-
64 Homecoming of Port St. Joe
If you desire to help this group
of young people and need this ser-
vice, call 227-8776. Transportation
will be provided if you need it.
HIGHLAND VIEW FIRE DEPT.
WILL SPONSOR FISH FRY
Highlind View Fire Department
will sponsor a fish fry all day Sat-
urday, September 28. Plates will
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1963
Minutes of the
August 20, 1963
Tl:e Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Florida,
met this date in regular session
with the following members pres-
ent: A. J. Strickland, Chairman,
.Leo Kennedy, S. C. Player, Walter
Graham and James G. McDaniel.
Deputy Clerk Rosselle Gaskin, the
Sheriff, Attorney, Road Superinten-
dent, Civil Defense Director and
Max W. Kilbourn were also pres-
The meeting came to order at
6:30 p.m. Commissioner James G.
McDaniel opened the meeting with
Pursuant to notice published ac-
cording to law, the following bids
The West Florida Equipment
Company offered the following:
4--50'x2% 600 lb. pressure fire
hose with couplings attached at
$1.56 per ft., $312.00; 6-50'x1%"
600 lb. pressure fire hose with
couplings attached at 96c per ft,
$288.00; 250'xl" 3 ply 300 lb. pres-
sure booster hose with couplings
at 78c per ft, $195.00.
The Miami Fire Equipment, Inc
offered the following:
200' (4 50' sections) 2%", 600 lb.
test hose with couplings at $1.22
per ft.. $244.00; 300' (6 50' sections)
1Y" 600 lb. test hose with coup-
lings at 96c per ft., $258.00; 250'
1" 3 ply 300 lb. pressure booster
The Fire-End Products offered
4-50'x2%", 600 lb. pressure fire
hose with snap on couplings or
spanner wrench: Snap-on ,treated
at $370.00; Snap-on, untreater at
$356.00; Spanner-wrench, treated,
$300.00: Spanner wrench untreat-
ed, $286.00; 6 50'xlA" 600 lb. pres-
sure fire hose with spanner wrench
treated $327.00, untreater, $312.00;
250'xl" ply 300 lb. pressure booster
hose with couplings at $302.50.
Whereupon, after considering all
bids the Board agreed that the
hose offered by the Fire-End Pro-
ducts was the highest bid, but the
best hose because it would carry
600 lb. pressure more than the
hose offered by the other bidders.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Kennedy, seconded by Commission-
er Graham and unanimously car-
ried, to purchase the following
equipment from the Fire-End
4-50'x2%" 600 lb. pressure fire
hose with couplings treated, at
$270.00; 6-50'xlY2" 600 lb. pres-
sure fire hose with couplings treat-
ed at $327.00; 250'xl" 3 ply 300 lb.
booster hose with couplings at
Robert B. Fox of Port St. Joe
introduced J. Donelson Jones of
the law firm of Jones and Jones,
Panama City, Florida-Mr. Jones
presented, the following letter:
A. J. Strickland, Chairman and
Board of County Commissioners
Gulf County, Florida
The undersigned represents the
committee for the change of the
location of the County Seat of Gulf
County, which is an association of
citizens of Gulf County organized
for the purpose indicated by its
name. I also represent individually
a number of persons who are qual-
ified electors of Gulf County who
wish to change their County Seat.
In behalf of my clients, I hereby
present to you, as the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, petitions consti-
tuting in effect which petition as
required by Chapter 138.01 of the
Florida Statutes, duly signed by
more than one-third of the quali-
fied electors of the taxpayers who
own real or personal property,
praying for a change of the loca-
tion of the County Seat of Gulf
Each signature presented has
been verified as that of an elector
from public records in the office
of the Supervisor of Registration
and as a taxpayer from the records
in the office of the Tax Collector.
Each signature was personally ob-
tained in the presence of the wit-
ness whose signature also appears
on the cards forming the petition.
Proof of the fact that this peti-
tion meets all of the requirements
of law will be furnished so that
your prompt action may be taken.
Having complied with the law,
under Chapter 138.02 of the Flor-
ida Statutes you are required to
order an election to be held, and
it is trusted that such an order
shall be made without delay.
Very truly yours,
JONES and JONES
J. Donelson Jones
Mr. Jones then presented 517
cards and an alphabetical list of
signatures on sadi cards.
Jesse V. Stone reported on the
progress of the proposed State
Park for St. Joseph's Peninsula. He
presented a telegram from the
Honorable Bob Sikes, advising that
the Secretary of Defense has ap-
proved Declaration of Surplus for
agreed portions of St. Joseph Pe-
ninsula property and is now before
House and Senate Committees on
Armed Services, where approval is
Whereupon, the Board of Pub-
lic Instruction of Gulf County,
Florida, having certified the rate
of millage necessary for the county
school funds, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida, hereby declare the tax rate
on the dollar as set opposite each
fund listed below ,and is hereby
plans for utilizing the present jail
as office space. A new jail accord-
ing to the plans would cost from
$135,000 to $140,000 at this time.
After lengthy discussion, the chair-
man thanked Mr. Gross and in-
formed him that the Board would
take no action on this matter in
face of the petition filed calling
for an election to move the Court-
The Chairman then recommend-
ed that the Board consider making
only minor repairs to the present
jail at this time in order to pre-
vent additional taxes on the citi-
zens of the County who are already
There being no further business,
the meeting adjourned.
George Y. Core A. J. Strickland
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1963
St. Joseph Project Spurs Area Boom
(From the Florida Times-Union)
Florida's planned program for expanding state owned
areas reserved and dedicated to recreational purposes is
given major impetus by the cabinet's action in releasing
a $450,000 fund to begin work on five suggested sites
throughout the state.
The allocation will make possible acquisition of acre-
age on St. Joseph peninsula in Northwest Florida, in the
Estero Bay region of Southwest Florida, at the Reedy
Creek Wildlife Management Area in Central Florida, on
the East Coast, and in Dade County in South Florida.
The St. Joseph Peninsula project involves "acquisi-
tion of 20 miles of beach front property now owned by
the federal government. Addition of this site on the Nor-
them Gulf Coast to the state's outdoor recreational facili-
ties once again focuses attention on that area of the state
which in recent years has become the brightest spot in the
whole bright picture of Florida's continuing development
as the nation's playground.
St. Joseph peninsula lies only a short distance from
the eastern terminus, at Panama City, of the 100 mile strip
extending westward to Pensacola which has been aptly
dubbed "the Miracle Strip".
A survey by the Florida Development Commsislon a
year ago showed that more than 10 per cent of the visitors
entering the state during the preceding year were headed
for resort centers along "the Miracle Strip," including,
in addition to the two large "anchor cities", the rapidly
growing centers at Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Pen-
Because of its nearness and ready accessibility, the
area has become a favored recreation center for visitors
from the Mid-South, particularly Alabama, which ranks
first among the states in number of residents visiting
The "Miracle Strip" growth, spurred by bridges which
opened the coastal highway route to through traffic, has
been further stimulated by industrial development and
major military installations in the area.
In its rapid development, that area of Florida has
already reached a stage comparable to that of East and
West Coast resort centers of only a few years ago. It is
not surprising that some Alabama legislators want to
annex the area to their state, but it would be more sur-
prising if Florida should countenance such a move. The
St. Joseph peninsula project will be another significant
contribution to the balanced development of an area of
the state now well advanced on an industrial, commercial
and recreational boom.
(And it is to be expected that the next time such an
editorial is written, that the new St. Joseph's State
Park will have served to include Port St. Joe along with
these other "Miracle Strip" areas as rapidly growing cen-
ter of tourist attraction.-Ed)
Drive Carefully and Please Parents
Since school began two weeks ago today, It
has become apparent that some citizens who drive
automobiles in Port St. Joe need to be reminded
that children by the hundreds are on the streets
of the city in the morning and afternoons going
to and from school.
Even statistics, alone would make this situa-
tion dangerous .. without the added danger
of a careless driver or two.
Speed limits are posted about both our Port
St. Joe schools as well as all other schools of
the county. The limits on speed are not designed
to make you late to where you are going. They
are designed to see that you get where you are go-
ing without running over a child while enroute.
The City of Port St. Joe provides traffic
watchmen at both Port St. Joe schools. They are
instructed to report any violators of good driv-
ing practice about the schools. This also is de-
signed to protect your children ... not harrass
The Port St. Joe Police Department, the City
Commission, the staff of the Gulf County Schools
and the parents of some 2,000 children through-
out Gulf County would appreciate your care, your
consideration and your concern in helping to alle-
viate the ever present danger that stares a child
in the face when he is out on the streets alone.
Take care and help protect our children.
Beginning of Construction of St. Joseph Local FTA Chapter
State Park 'Possible 'Before Year's End Names Officers
The Susan B. Anthony chapter
Jesse Stone, chairman of the St. of the Future Teachers of America
Joseph Park Committee, expressed
confidence this week that the pro-
posed state park on St. Joseph's
Peninsula would probably begin
construction before this year is
over. He declared that if this was
so, a portion of the park would
be open for use next spring.
Stone said he had received let-
ters from Senator Georga A. Sma-
thers and Representative Bob
Sikes advising him that action
was being taken to turn over 670
acres of land on the peninsula to
the State of Florida for develop-
ment of the state park.
Governor Fanris Bryant has al.
so expressed his interest in this fa-
Late last week it was made
known here that the Governor's
Outdoor Recreation Committee
had obtained $450,000 to begin
acquiring lands for public rec-
reation in anticipation of the
p a ss ing of a constitutional
Amendment in November al-
lowing the state to float bonds
to protect and provide areas of
outdoor recreation for Florida
citizens and visitors to the state.
Of this $450,000, $100,000 has
been earmarked for development
of St. Joseph Peninsula State
Park. This sum will be added
to $100,000 appropriated by the
1963 session of the Legislature
making a total of $200,000 that
will be available immediately
for park development and pur-
chase of land.
Sen. Smathers said in part, "I
have been advised by the Depart-
ment of Defense that they have
authorized the transfer of 1,747
acres to the Department of the
Army with the remaining 671
acres to be turned over to the
General Services Administration
as excess real property.
"You can be sure that I will do
everything I can to see that this
matter is given expeditious action
in the Senate Armed Forces Com-
"The State of Florida will then
have to contact the General Ser-
vices Administration regarding
the availability of the property."
Sikes said, "I am glad to an-
nounce that the House and Senate
Armed Services Committees are
presently considering this transfer,
and favorable action on their part
is anticipated within the manda-
tory 30-day waiting period. The
transfer will then go to the Gen-
eral Services Administration for
Stone said this week that nego-
tiations for the transfer of the pro-
perty was officially started August
25 and that the 30-day mandatory
period should bring a decision on
the transfer by Sept. 25. A com-
plete release of the property to the
state should be consummated by
the first of November.
Governor Bryant has urged Stone
and his committee to back the pro-
posed constitutional amendment to
be voted on in November relative
to the outdoor recreation program
advocated by him in the last ses-
sion of the Legislature.
Bryant intimated that early com-
pletion of St. Joseph Park would
probably hinge on the success of
It is hoped that bids for the
initiation of development of the
park and recreation area could be
let by January 1, 1964.
A part of the park should be
available for use next season.
County Engineer Max W. Kil-
bourn reported to the County Com-
mission Tuesday morning that the
centerline of a road to be built
into the park area had already
been surveyed and established and
that construction could begin on
the road in just a short while.
ENGINEER SOCIETY WILL
MEET TONIGHT IN PANAMA
The monthly meeting of the
Florida Engineering Society, Gulf
Coast Chapter, will be held at 7:00
p.m., CST tonight in the City Hall
in Panama City.
The speaker will be Gene Smith,
Information Extension O f f leer,
from the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission.
All persons interested in the En-
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a mani nau a water oucKei
that leaked from two holes, one
about the size size of a half dollar,
the other smaller than a dime,
it is to be presumed if he want-
ed to continue using the bucket
he would plug up both leaks.
But if this man plugged up
the smali-- .
hole, leaving .
one unplug- \
ged, then an-
nounced his .'
in much bet-i -'
than before, .
would look atkm'i l ,o '
him with C.W. Harder
some bewilderment. &
This somewhat parallels the
curious proposals now -before
Congress to stop U.S. gold loss.
The biggest drain on U. S.
gold has been the exchange of
dollars sent abroad in various
foreign give away programs
for U, S. gold, These various
schemes have already cost
over $100 billion.
There also happens to be
some American investors,
large and small, attracted by
the profit possibilities of some
foreign enterprises, who have
been risking their own money
to buy stock in these firms.
TWhi putflow is literally pea-
nuts compared to the Va#t
handouts by the foreign give
So now there is before Cong-
ress a proposal that American'
who desire to invest in foreign
enterprise be charged a 15%
tax. In other words, if a man
wants to buy $100SlOO worth in
stock in a foreign firm, he will
@ National Federation of Independent Business
Sony get $s worth of the stock,
the balance going to tax.
This method of thinking be-
comes quite confusing. On one
hand when thumping the tub
for bigger and better foreign
give aways, the argument is
that foreign nations need these
vast outpourings of American
tax money to expand their
economy and keep them from
going down the road of social-
ism to communism.
On the other hand, it is now
argued that it is bad for the
American economy for the in-
dividual American to risk some
of his own money to buy stock
in a private foreign enterprise
to help It expand.
This is a most difficult para-
dox to understand. So, it is per-
haps well at this point to con-
sider the current controversy
over the proposed steel plant
In private hands, India has
all the steel industry it can
support at present. Yet the for-
eign give away people want to
shovel millions of U.S. tax dol-
lars in building a state-owned
steel plant in India.
This, then, seems a logical
explanation of the situation.
It is quite all right to take
tax dollars from American pri.
vate enterprise to build social-
istio enterprise abroad, but it
is bad for private American
investors to risk their own
money In private foreign en-
terprise. Paraphrasing the stir-
ring cry of a famous American
patriot at the time of the Tri-
poli incident, the cry now
seems to be "Billions for so-
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STHE STAR; Port St. Joe, Pla. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1963 children. If you have been making
good money, then may receive bet-
St ter than $50,000 in benefits before
SoiIl Secur ity Seemst like Bargain To they are all through drawing mon-
ey on your account. Another device
that will guarantee substantial
OS People, Says Director Carey benefit payments is to arrange to
John V. Carey, Social Security you get more back from social se- always have a child under 18
District Manager ,stated this week curity than you pay in depends on around the house. Neither of these
that most of us have feelings a number of variables: how long techniques for 'beating" social se-
about social security similar to you live is one primary consider- curity has proved very popular, ac-
those of a woman at a sale: We ation; also, when you retire and cording to Carey.
are happy about the whole thing how long you live after that; whe- Actually, the average person
only if we feel we are getting a their you are married; how old your gets back from social security
bargain, wife is; if you die before reaching about what he paid in. In general
retirement age; whether you are it works out so that the most mon-
For many people social security survived by a widow and young ey is paid out where the most
looks like a bargain only if they children; whether your widow money is needed. The man who
feel sure they are going to get works or remarries. These and oth- does die, leaving a widow and
more- out of the program than er factors determine the amount young children, has provided a sub-
they pay in. This would be a con- paid out on your social security stantial sum of money for them
venient arrangement for all our account. through his social security tax
earthly endeavors, but with social payments. With the worker in the
security, as ,with most everything The way to guarantee a whop- family gone, they need all the
else we get involved in, there is ping big pay off on your social money they can get.
no guarantee that we will neces- security is to die young and leave The man who becomes totally
sarily beat the "house". Whether a widow with several very young and permanently disabled and lives
as a semi-invalid for many yeais
will receive a considerable amount
of money from social security. He
needs every dime of it.
The same is true of the worker
who retires. Even if he avoids ser-
ious illness he is going to need all
that social security can pay to
keep meat on the table.
As with any insurance, social se-
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case the thing happens we don't
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we like until the day we die. We
won't make money on our social
security that way, but we will have
had the feeling of security that
comes from knowing the protection
was there had we needed it.
Information about social secur-
ity can be obtained from the So-
Sleeping Beauty Sale!
cial Security Office for this area
which is located at 1135 Harrison-
Avenue, Panama City, Telephone
By MAXINE JENSEN
Friday night was the opening of
the bowling season of the Gulf
County Ladies' League.
Team number one took three
points allowing team two only one
point. Maxine Jensen led her team
with a 499 series with a high game
for the lanes of 214. Judy McClain
lead team two with a 386 series
Following close was Lou Taylor
with a 384 series and bowling high
game for her team of 142.
Team three took three points
from team four leaving gthem with
one point. Linda Akins led her
team with high series of 393 in-
cluding a fine 147 game.
Bowling a high series of 437 and
a real fine high game of 153 for
team four was Jo Ferrell. We're
looking forward to a good time this
season. Anyone interested in join-
ing this league may contact the
manager of the St. Joe Bowling
Lanes or the league secretary, Max-
THANKS TO MY FRIENDS
For your many, many acts of
kindness that was shown -to me
during my recent accident and
ten day stay in the hospital. Your
personal concern, visitation, floral
offerings and cards are deeply ap-
preciated. My family joins me in
remembering all of you.
I am sure you will receive God's
I am at home now for a conval-
escence period. Please come by to
see me any time. Thanks to the
Doctors and the entire hospital
staff for their expert care. God
bless you all.
JOHN M. WHITE
Is Now Open
TALLAHASSEE The opening
gun for the 1963-64 hunting sea-
son sounded at sunrise Saturday,
September 7, with the poening of
the marsh hen hunting season.
Hunting the migratory rails and
gallinules (marsh hens) will be al-
lowed for 60 consecutive days end
ing November 15, according to A.
D. Aldrich, director, Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission.
Bag limit for all rails and gal.
linules, except sora rail, is 15 for
day's bag and 30 for total posses-
sion. Daily bag limit for sora rail
is set at 25, with a total possession
of 25. Hunters are required to have
their shotguns plugged to three-
shell capacity. Rifles are always
prohibited when taking migratory
birds. Duck stamp is not required
for marsh hen.
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We Also Have Fresh Eggs
OUR OTHER DAIRY PRODUCTS
Cream Skim Milk
Y2 and V2 Orange Juice
Chocolate Milk Butter
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Monday, Tuesday and
Prices Good September 12, 13, 14
Port St. Joe, Florida
FRESH GROUND DAILY
3Single 'Pound 49c
Single Pound ---------49c
Dubuque's 12 Oz. Pkg.
Duibuque's Fine Heavy Western Beef Ground
Dubuque's Royal Buffet Sliced
2 LB. PKG.
SUNNYLAND TENDER CURED SMOKED
4 to 7
- Pound ------ 33c
STOKLEY'S 99c SALE
TOMATO CATSUP 14 Ounce Bottle
TOMATO J UICE 46 Ounce Size ---
GOLDEN CREAM CORN, No. 303 Can ._..
HONEY POD MIXED PEAS ,, No. 303 Can
WHOLE GREEN BEANS, No. 303 Can-
PEACH HAL VE S, No. 2V2 Can .-
TINY GREEN LIMAS, 303 Can ...----
CUT GREEN BEANS, 303 Can---
MAXWELL HOUSE LIMIT 1 WITH $5.00 ORDER OR MORE
HENDERSON'S SUPERFINE Limit 5 Lbs. With $7.50 Order or More
Eva-Dale Half Pound Patties
Ballard or Pillsbury
ERBERS--Strained Fruits & Veg. 6 jars
Baby Food 59c
Mcal 80 Count
PILLSBURY WHITE, WELLOW and DEVIL'S FOOD
3 Lb. Can 49c
3 tall cans
5 LB. PKG.
10 Ears 49c
I 50 FREE
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With This Coupon and Purchase of
With This Coupon and
I 2 BOXES KOTEX I
GRAND PRIZE STAMPS
I With This Coupon and Purchase of
16 Oz. Pkg. Mueler's I
Wide Egg Noodles I
I 50 FREE
GRAND PRIZE STAMPS
With This Coupon and Purchase of
2 Pkgs. 2 Rolls Each
I AURORA TISSUE I
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These Specials Good
wednesday thru Tues.
Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sept 11-12-13-14
SHANK PORTION' .: b.
BUTT HALF -----------lb.
HAM STEAKS l---------b.
WHOLE HAM----- b.
SWIFT PROTEIN ALWAYS BEST
MINUTE STEAKS--- -----ea.
CUBE STEAKS ---- ea.
No. 7 BROILING S T E A K S -- b.
PREMIUM BEST PROTEIN
Sessions No. 10 Gallon
NO. 1 Ga. Red Sweet
School Size Red Delicious
Calif. Red, Black or White
Ga. Grade 'A' Small
2 LB. Box
Best Quality in Town Fancy Hand
O6 FO 12c
YOUR TOTAL WILL BE CHEAPER AT RICH'S
PLUS ONE DOZEN GA. GRADE 'A'
or Half Gallon Ice Milk
WITH $10.00 ORDER OR MORE
GA. GRADE 'A' FRESH
M E N For the Lady Who Pushes RICH'S Cart
SHE will buy the BEST MEAT that can be bought anywhere SWIFT PREMIUM PROTEN BEEF sold exclusively at
RICH and SONS in Port St. Joe.. ALSO the freshest and cheapest PRODUCE possible in the state of Florida. Two big
truck loads sold here every week!
PLUS a full variety of brand name GROCERIES that can't be beat .. (Always a bonus with a $10.00 order or
more) This week, I dozen large EGGS or half gallon of ICE MILK FREE with a $10.00 Order or more.
SHOP WHERE THE MAJORITY SHOPS SHOP AT R IC H' S
Frosty Morn Best
Sliced Bacon lb. 59c Hog Maw 3 lbs. 69c
Beef Liver 3 lbs. 99c Fresh Pork L 39c
Ham Hock 3 Ibs. 99c Back Bone B
Copeland Ranger 1st Cut
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Half Gallon Ctns. 3 FOR
Double Luck Cut
BACK TO THE OLD PRICE
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