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"Port St. Joe--The Outlet Port for the Apalachicolc-Chattahoochee Valley"
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA. 32456 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1969
AN OLD FASHIONED
Remember what fun it was to "help" ..
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Dad cut down the tree?... When you
got home you'd pop corn and string
it while logs blazed and crackled
on the hearth. Mother would
be baking gingerbread cookies o
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and throughout the house 0 0
the sound of happy, eager 0.
voices would tell each
visitor the holiday season was
here. Times have changed
but the special joy that
youngsters know at
Christmas is still the same -
we wish that joy to ,,.. ....
PAGE TWO THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1969
What does it mean? A pair of sox, maybe a tie, a
shirt, or a pair of shoes, some underwear, or maybe a toy
or two for the children? Could it mean a sumptuous din-
ner, parties, good fellowship, or, as was publicized last
week, a complete town for the person who has everything.
"Christmas" and "gift" do go together in spite of the
moan one hears each December that "Christmas is be-
coming too commercialized". Christmas is giving. Christ-
mas is receiving graciously. Christmas is unselfishness,
generosity and, too, appreciation.
We read of one gift, given for all men, which was given
at that time of the year which men call "Christmas". The
gift was given some 1,970 years ago and men have studied
it, thought about it, considered it, and too many have re-
jected it ever since.
In Luke, we read this about this gift: "This shall be
a sign to you; ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling
clothes lying in a manger the shepherds said one to
another, 'Let us 'now go even unto Bethlehem, and see
this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath
made known unto us' ".
What's this? No gift wrapping? No shopping rush?
No tensil and lighted tree? What kind of a gift is it that
one can find in a stable wrapped up in rags? How can
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| Ykd old, fanmdiat aa ols Play,
and wild and iwz&L
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Of peaas on death, good wll to mmn!
tJfoung & Low, as. insd day &ad aomis
OS'lt f'ies. of all niltsitndom
calad rolled along
TI. ungAoisnl song
P eaasc on satfI, good will to Mad
THE STAR -
Published Every Thursday at 306 Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida,
By The Star Publishing Company
WESLEY R. RAMSEY Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad Salesman, Photographer, Columnist, Reporter, Proof
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Poar ST. JOE, FLOMRA 82456
Catered as second-elass matter, December 19, 1987, at the Postoffice, Port St. Joe
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The spoken word is given scant a ttentioa; the printed word is htfully
hed The spoken word barely asserts; the printed word toroagnJ eon-
Tttes. The spoken word sla lost; the printed word renait.
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. we appreciate something so ignominious as this? How can
one get in the "Christmas spirit" in such surroundings as
If anything is really wrong with Christmas, it can
be found in the posing of those questions. While to us
Christmas is tensil, decorated trees, fancy decorations
and beautiful wrappings. We wouldn't for the world do
away with these things.
But for the gift that was given, we should do away
with these things, at least spiritually. Keep the frills, but
put them in their proper perspective. As the Bible says,
"What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world
and loses his own soul?"
So the true "Christmas gift" is that which lets a
man have a way to save his soul. That perfect gift given
for mankind, free, wrapped in rage, bedded down in a
pile of hay, but praised, sang about and worshipped by
THE "Christmas gift" ... during this season of
giving let us pause and reflect and receive that most pre-
cious of all gifts. When one must choose between own-
ing the world and saving one's soul, it shouldn't be a hard
choice to make. Remember, Christmas is also graciously
receiving that which is given.
"ond i no depasd; noi owad my ad
7fie-F &s Jno hsaas on .a't." 0 said,'
"9o' Ias 'i shong
Of /iaaz on satan, good wil to ttZn."
9J4n1z zals tfis &LL mo ts ouud and dpfi:
"god i& not dsad; not dod lni d Atf2!
Ns wiong small fall '
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4V/itk pEaas on atri, good will to meals" 1
HE14RY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, 1807-1882
Too Late To Classify s
by RUSSELL KAY
(Ed. note-The views reflected
by Mr. Kay in this column do
not reflect the views of this
newspaper on this matter.)
The name "Oklawaha" has lit-
tle meaning to most present day
Floridians, and even less to the
balance of the nation's popula-
tion, but to oldtimers like my-
self, it designates one of the
most appealing and beautiful
areas in this or any other state.
The Oklawaha is one of the
few remaining wild streams in
this country. Its beauty and
charm are unsurpassed over its
75 mile course through central
Florida. It twists and turns like
a beraved serpent, its dark wa-
ters overhung with heavy foliage
and festunes of Spanish moss. It
traverses a rich tropical area of
forest where wild life abounds.
Nature lovers have long ad-
mired it. Barbara Lawrence, cur-
ator of mammals at Harvard Un-
iversity says, "The region is
unique, biologically and estheti-
cally." Now it is about to be de-
stroyed in the name of progress
as it stands in the way of the
proposed Florida Cross State
Barge Canal. It is unfortunate
that God saw fit to create it in
its present location.
Every Floridian and every tax-
payer in the nation would do well
to inform themselves on this cost-
ly and questionable project. It
has already cost many millions
and gives promise of running into
billions before it is finished with
little indication that such an n-
vestment will prove worthwhile
from the standpoint of returns
on the investment.
I suggest that you read James
Nathan Miller's article entitled
"Rape on the Oklawaha" in the
current issue of the Reader's Di-
gest. It presents the most en-
lightening information on the
subject that I have found.
If the Congress, the President
and Governor Kirk are as con-
cerned with public welfare and
desirous as they claim to cut ex-
penditures, halt inflation and
find money to meet present day
needs they had better take a sec-
ond look at this Florida boondog-
gle and take steps to divert these
billions to better use.
While we cannot recoup the
millions already spent on this
questionable project we can
save many times more by calling
a halt right now. My guess is, if
we go on with this foolish pro-
ject and continue to spend tax-
payers money on it our unborn
children will have white whiskers
down to their knees before it
ever pays off. Read Mr. Miller's
article and think it over.
On the other hand we probably
have need for another waterway
to pollute. Such a canal ought
to make a magnificent refuse col-
lector. Then too we could spend
countless millions in an effort to
keep it clear of water hyaacinth
and provide another path for air
polluting boats and barges to
If we continue to destroy the
natural beauty and resources of
our state, the only place our
children can see such wild life
as alligators, herons, cranes,
bear, deer and other creatures
will be in a zoo. Few, if any,
will be found on the banks of a
I am undone, put out, disappointed, perturbed, unwound, crest-
fallen, and all that. One can't be as down in the dumps as I am and
still not'weep, wail and gnash his teeth down to the gums.
The opportunity I spurned. It's much like the split end who
has the football go right through his arms in the end zone when he
is all by himself. Like that player, I feel like jumping up and down
then lying down and beating the ground with my fist.
I missed the social event of the season. Most everybody who
was anybody were either there or witnessed it. But not me. The
golden hour slipped me by.
I missed Tiny Tim's wedding!
I should have seen it. I hear Tiny Tim was superb and
smart, to boot.
I guess Tiny Tim is the only man in marital history that wrote
his own ticket commonly referred to as "marriage vows".
Tiny Tim is evidently smart in other areas too. He knows how
to make money hand over fist (in his case it takes intestinal power
as well as brain power) and he even figured out how he could rake
in a bundle while getting married without marrying a rich girl
with a large dowry. It cost you and I to get married. Tiny Tim 0
was paid a handsome sum. N.
After seeing the error of my ways, if I had any hair, I would
let it grow long; and if I knew how to pick a mandolin I would
Tiny Tim is living proof that you can sell anything if you pack-
age it right and advertise.
The newspapers carried a story the other day that over 200
teen agers died last year from using heroin. Teenagers, mind you
-not adults. The papers even carried a story the other day
where an 11-year-old boy in New York City died from an overdose
If one were to take into consideration the estimated number of
drug users in the teen-age bracket and do some dividing for per-
centages, you'would probably find that a larger percentage of teen
users died from drug abuse than died from the fighting in Vietnam
-considering the number in Vietnam.
Now if that "effete corps of intellectual snobs" really want to
do some good, they have a ready-built cause to work for right
here in the United States.
But, that's a different matter, isn't it.
In Paul Harvey's column, we read the other, day:
"... an Agnew utterance is likely to be amplified to the point
. of distortion, by any in the press corps who disagree.
* "Sen. Goldwater said, 'When a liberal makes any kind of
outlandish charge against our nation or our President it is taken
* as a proper exercise of the right of free speech and a legitimate
expression of political dissent. On the other hand, a conservative
on the attack is likely to be labeled irresponsible and intemperate' ".
"Perhaps this may help you better to understand why so many
professional politicians and pundits finally become mealy mouthed
purveyors of platitudinous poppycock."
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1969
Jaycees Host 28 Children In Annual
"Toys for Tots" and Shopping Tour
Santa Claus passes out bags of Christmas goo- area. The Jaycees were hosts to 28 children at
dies ,and toys at a party held Saturday afternoon the annual party and shopping tour.
for underprivileged children in the Port St. Joe -Star photo
The Port St. Joe Jaycees fur-
nished a Merry Christmas for 28
underprivileged children Satur-
day in their annual Toys for-
The Jaycees furnished each
child with'$11.00 and took them
Christmas shopping in downtown
Port St. Joe. Project chairman
Harold Keels said most of the
children spent their money wise-
ly for clothing and things they
The Jaycees raised over $300
for the program through various
projects and donations received
from private citizens. All of the
money was used in providing a
happy holiday for the 28 who
attended the program and the
one who came down with chick-
en pox and had to remain at
After the shopping tour, the
Jaycees brought the children to
the Parish House, where a giant
Christmas tree had been erected
and entertained them at a Christ-
mas party. The children were
served refreshments and enter-
tained by the Jaycees and the
The highlight of the party was
a visit from Santa Claus who
passed out bags of toys and
OF MASONIC OFFICERS
There will be an open installa-
tion service for new officers of
Masonic Lodge, No. 111 Satur-
day, December 27 at 7:00 p.m.
The services will be held at
the Masonic Lodge Hall on Reid
All Masons are urged to be
Sharks Suffer First Loss of
Season; Win Over Bay High
Port St. Joe's Sharks take their
holiday break with a five win,
one loss record. The Sharks had
their perfect slate spoiled on the
last game before the holidays
Saturday night, with a loss to
Rutherford in Panama City.
The Sharks took a 69-59 vic-
tory over the Bay High Torna-
does Friday night here in Port
The Sharks jumped off to a
12-7 lead in the first quarter and
had an 11 point margin at half
The Tornadoes came to life in
the third period and managed to
take a one point lead late in the
last quarter for a short time for
their only lead of the game. ',
James McGee pumped in 17
points and grabbed a whopping
29 rebounds for probably the
highest rebound collection by
any one playing in the Port St.
Joe gymnasium. Norris Langston
and Buddy Boyette each threw
in 16 points on seven field goals
and two free throws apiece.
Ricky Lockhart scored 14 for
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe -_- 12 23 13 21-69
Bay High -____ 7 17 19 16-59
PORT ST. JOE-McGee 7-3-17;
Knox 2-0-4; Langston 7-2-16; Boy-
ette 7-2-16; Williams 4-0-8; Givens
1-0-2; Goodman 1-0-2.
BAY HIGH- Griffin 5-3-13;
Hollinger 0-0-0; rHudgins 3-2-8;
Hammer 2-0-4; Lockhart 8-0-16;
Roulhac 2-1-5; Hanson 5-1-11;
Hobbs 1-0-2. *.
Rutherford jumped off to a
fast nine point lead in Panama
City Saturday and the Sharks
were never able 'to overcome it
in their 75-63 loss to the big
Rutherford High Rams.
The Sharks were outscored in
every period, but they made a
battle of it, tying the score four
times in the game, but never able v
to grab the lead.
James McGee led the Sharks
in points with his 24 and in re-
bounds with 12. Buddy Boyette is
getting back in the groove after
a late start due to football, and
put 17 points through the hoop
following a 16 point production
the night before. Boyette had 11
rebounds. Little Norris Langston
added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
George Williams had 10 points.
Rogers led the Rams with his
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe __ 15 21 12 15-63
Rutherford ._ 18 23 16 19-75
PORT ST. JOE-Boyette 7-3-17;
Williams 4-2-10; McGee 10-4-24;
Langston 6-0-12; Knox 0-0-0; Giv-
ens 0-0-0; Gaffney 0-0-0.
18; Rogers 13-3-29; Kennedy 3-5-
11; McDonald 0-0-0; K. Barnes
0-0-0; E. Barnes 5-1-11; Wolfe
1-0-2; Robinson 0-0-0; Ramer
Search On for
Sanford "Deacon" Jones, age
63, of Port St. Joe, is missing
and apparently drowned, accord-
ing to Chief Deputy Wayne
White of the Gulf County Sher-
According to White, Jones'
boat was found capsized with
his fishing gear floating in the
water around the boat on Depot
Creek Saturday afternoon about
4:30 p.m. The boat was found
about two and a half miles from
Odena Landing in the direction
,of Lake Wimico.
The Sheriff's Department is
,conducting dragging and search
operations for Jones. A diving
team was called in yesterday, but
as The Star went to press, noth-
ing had been found.
City, County Close
Offices for Holiday
The Port St. Joe City Hall and
the Gulf County Courthouse will
be closed Wednesday through
Friday of this week in observ-
ance of the Christmas holidays,
it has been announced by city
and county officials.
The two buildings will also be
closed next Thursday, New Year's
Most business houses in Port
St. Joe will be closed Christmas
day and New Year day only.
The Florida First National
Bank will be closed Christmas
and New Year's day only.
Work Delayed On
The floating bridge over the
Intracoastal Canal at Overstreet
on State Road 386 is now closed
and will remain closed to vehicu-
lar traffic for approximately two
additional weeks beginning yes-
terday, December 22, to complete
repairs of sandblasting and paint-
This announcement was made
Friday by S. L. Roddenberry,
Maintenance Engineer with the
State Department of Transporta-
The work was expected to be
completed prior to Christmas.
However, the delay is due to un-
anticipated problems encounter-
ed with the Department of Nat-
ural Resources shell barge, which
is presently being repaired and
has priority over the local work.
The contractor's proposal al-
lowed 30 days to complete the
Overstreet work and he does
not expect any difficulty in
meeting the requirement. The
bridge is expected to be open for
traffic the first week in January.
Early Again Next Week
Next week's issue of The Star
will be put to press on Tuesday
afternoon and will be mailed on
This will enable you to get
your copy of the paper before
the New Year day holiday, rather
than receive it a day late.
Since The Star depends on the
mail man to deliver the paper,
we must run when he does.
After next week's issue, The
Star will get back on its regular
Thursday mailing date.
Gulf County Receives State Money
To Apply to Library Operations
Secretary of State Tom Adams
sent Gulf County its share of
the state provided library match-
ing funds last week and sent a
letter to County Commission
Chairman, Leo Kennedy, stating
his disappointment that the sum
was so little.
The state money for library
use amounted to $2,710 and Ad-
ams stated in his letter that it
was about one fourth what Gulf
was eligible for under the li-
brary support formula. Adams
said only $206,000 was approp-
riated for library purposes by
the State Legislature which had
to be divided among the 36
counties in the state participat-
ing in the program.
Adams said the state approp-
riation amounted to about three
cents per person state-wide,
which he was said was near the
bottom of the nation.
Gulf County puts approximately
$18,000 in local money into the
program each year.
Gulf County participates in the
Northwest Florida Regional Li-
brary which includes Gulf, Bay,
Washington and Calhoun coun-
FHP Predicts 42 Highway
Deaths During Holiday
Urging motorists to prove them
wrong as they did during the
Thanksgiving holiday, the Florida
Highway Patrol predicted this
week that 42 people will die in
traffic accidents in the state dur-
ing the long Christmas holiday
Col. Reid Clifton said, "We ap-
peal to motorists to back our hol-
iday safety efforts with caution."
B. W. Wilder, Sr., Injured In Auto
Accident Late Saturday Afternoon
B. W. Wilder, Sr., age 63, re-
ceived broken ribs, lacerations
and abrasions late Saturday af-
ternoon in a two car accident,
just South of the Port St. Joe
Wilder was driving South on
U. S. 98 and made a left turn into
Madison Street, Oak Grove, in
the path of an on-coming pick-up
truck driven by Roy Gene Norris
of Port St. Joe. Norris vehicle
skidded for 77 feet and struck
the right side of Wilder's vehi-
cle, knocking it 26 feet into the
Wilder and Norris were taken
to Municipal Hospital, along with
two children who were passen-
gers in the truck, Donna Sue Wa-
ters, age 5 and Roy Jefferson
White, age 8. Norris and the
two children were treated for
cuts and bruises and released.
Highway Patrolman Don Ross
of Blountstown investigated the
accident and charged Wilder with
failing to yield the right of way.
Mrs. George McLawhon, president of the Band Parents Associa-
tion presents a birthday calendar to Principal Walter Wilder to
hang in the high school office. The Band Parents have just com-
pleted the sale of their new edition of the birthday calendars. This
is the main money making project of the Association. The money
is used to purchase needed items for the band. --Star photo
Port St. Joe High School's defending state
champion Sharks for the 1969-70 basketball sea-
son are shown above. Front row, left to right:
Norris Langston, Charles Givens, Kloskia Lowery,
Johnny Goodman, Greg Knox and Chuck Roberts.
Back row, left to right: Adrian Gant, George Wil-
liams, Buddy Boyette, James McGee, Steve Ma-
comber and Ronald Gaffney. -Star photY
to Santa Claus
I have been a good girl. My
name is Brenda Daniels. I am
8 years old. I want a bicycle
and a Julia doll that can talk.
And I want me some skates. And
a playhouse. And a easybake.
And I want some boots. And I
want some clothes for Christmas.
I have been doing good work in
I want a bolt action toy gun.
A tool chest, A hot wheel set.
A farm set, too.
My name is Matthew Holland
and I'm four years old. My bro-
ther, Mark is one and one-half
years old. We are pretty good
boys most of the time and we
have a lot of fun.
For Christmas this year just
bring the things you think we
need. Mother said you would
know what we like. I share all
my toys with Mark so I guess he
won't need many. I won't forget
to put something good to eat
under the tree for you.
MATTHEW and MARK
P.S.-My address is 610 4th St.,
Highland View, Port St. Joe, Flor-
I have been a good boy. I
hope you bring me a drum, hot
wheels and a play guitar. I would
also like a play crane and two
racing cars for my big racing
track. I would like a popgun.
I am 6 years old. I want a dump
truck and tractor.
Love and kisses,
I have been a good girl. I am
nine years old.'I hope you will
bring me dance arena doll and
easy bake oven, baby catch a ball
and a carry case to carry my
school books. I would also like
baby grow a tooth and some slip-
pers, and easy curl. I would like
a big golden book. I hope you
will bring me the game concen-
tration and lost in space and
Dear Santa Claus
I have been a good boy this
year. Please bring me a race
car track set, electric football
set, dart board, and a pellet gun.
My sister wants a doll, play
telephone and a toy you can
We live at 557 Parker Avenue,
Highland View. We will leave
you some cake and milk.
JAMES and DONNA
Dear Santa Claus
My name is Lou Orell Fox. I
live in White City. I am 8 years
old. I have been a good boy. I
would like for you to bring me
a bow and arrow, hot wheel set,
robot, skates, tractor, gun set,
new 410 full choke gun, cowboy
boots, watch and anything else
you can find.
LOU ORRELL FOX
P.S.-Don't forget my mother
Dear Santa Claus
My name is Carl Wade Fox.'T'
live in White City. I am 7 years
old.: I have been a good boy. I
would like for you to bring me a
hot wheel set, cowboy guns, ro-
bot, football, football suit, trac-
tor and anything else you can
find. Please bring mother and
father something too.
I love you,
CARL WADE FOY
P.S.-Please bring me a pair
of cowboy boots and a watch.
I have been a good boy part
of the year. Please bring me a
dragline, a tractor, a beach bug-
gy, a wagon. Please bring Billy.
my brother the same thing.
DAVID and BILLY
I am 3 years old. I want a
tractor, truck and a train for
Christmas. Give every little boy
and girl something nice for
For Christmas I want some
clothes, white go-go boots, cam-
era, and a talking Barbie doll
with clothes. I am 10 years old.
Please bring me a tricycle and
some cars and lots of stuff.
Please bring me a watch, a
football and lots of stuff.
I love you,
The Fighting Sharks
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, fia. i2456 TUESDAY, biedMBER 23, 1969 PAGE M
I have been a real nice boy
and I hope you will come and
see me Christmas.
Will you please bring me a-
football suit, football game, gui-
tar, Johnny West suit, Captain
Maddox, cowboy boots, cowboy
hat, bomb game and hot wheels.
My name is Doug Gilley, Jr.
I am 6 years old. I have been
fairly good all this year. Pleaase
bring nie an electric train, a
Shrink machine, a football, a BB
0 0 0
gun and a Zeroid. I love you
DOUG GILLEY, JR.
1002 Woodward Ave.
My name is Terri Gilley. I am
5 years old. I have been good all
this year. I would like to have
a ballerina doll, a tea set, a jack-
in-the-box, and a little play dog.
Thank you Santa.
1002 Woodward Avenue
I have been a very good girl
all of this year up until this far
MARIE'S LAUNDRY and DRY CLEANERS
COOPER'S BARBER SHOP
to you and your loved ones.
loet us renew the message of
Christmas at this season.
and I still love you. I would like
for you to bring me a easy bake .
oven and a big pretty colored
doll. Thank you Santa.
My name is Stacy Ann Creel
and I am 3% years old. I have
been a good girl this year and I
would like for you to bring me a
baby drowsy doll, a doll bed, a
buggy and a stove and refrigera-
tor. I will leave you a piece of
cake and a glass of milk for you
on the table.
"Despite nearly doubling the rate
of cutting trees during the past
10 years" said C. H;. Coulter, Divi-
sion of Forestry director, "growth
of Florida trees in most areas ex-
In northwest Florida the growth
'rate of timber was more than 50
per cent faster than harvest rate.
During this past decade, Coulter
went on to show, stands of pine in
west Florida increased 28 per cent,
while hardwood was up some 10 per
cent. At the time areas occupied by
scrub oak and other trees of low
commercial value shrank by more
These trends are explained in a
new bulletin entitled "Forest Sta-
tistics for Northwest Florida, 1969".
This bulletin was compiled follow-
ing joint forest survey efforts of
the U. S. Forest Service and the
Florida Division of Forestry.
Although the report concerns 16
counties from Jefferson County
west through the panhandle, it is
the first of four reports which will
involve the entire state. When. this
study is completed, hopefully dur-
ing 1970, the Big Forest Picture
will emerge more clearly than at
any time during recent years.
Regardless of the character of
Florida forestry depicted when this
report is concluded, we may be sure
the handwriting on the forest floor
strongly suggests not merely a
"better" market for wood material,
but a "premium" market.
Florida tree farmers who con-
tinue to plant commercial species
of trees on acreage which otherwise
would probably be unused, continue
to prove not only their faith in the
profitable return from forestry but
their understanding of a great and
dynamic industry still on the way
A revision of projected outlays
might well hike federal assistance
for planting of trees, and improv-
ing the condition of trees now
In the southern states alone,
some 40 million acres are owned
by industry, while 17 million acres
are publicly owned. The fact is
the majority of southern forest
land 141 million acres is pri-
vately owned. Because of this pat-
tern of ownership it is quite possi-
ble that the greatest opportunity in
all America timberwise is'
manifest in the southern region.
Outright subsidy is not sought by
timber men, and subsidy would
prove no permanent benefit. Tree
farmers do need incentive, in
Mrs. Barbara Van Camp
Graduates from FSU
Barbara:Van Camp, formerly of
Port St. Joe, was among the De-
cember graduates of Florida State
University at Tallahassee.
Mrs. Van Camp received a bach-
elor of science degree in social stu-
dies education. She is the former,
Miss Barbara Lewis, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Lewis, also of
Port St. Joe.
Mrs. Van Camp is a 1966 gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High School.
Presently, both she and her hus-
band are employed by the Okaloosa
County School Board and are re-
siding in Niceville.
My name is Bobby Gene Plair,
Jr., and I live at St. Joe Beach.
I am 6% years old and have been
a pretty good boy this year.
Would you please leave under
our tree for me a bike with hand
brakes, a pair of boots, a big boy
truck and a football and outfit.'
You will find some cookies and
hot cocoa under the Christmas
tree waiting for you.
Dear Santa Claus
I want a doll, a pair of boots,
a raincoat and a umbrella and an
easy bake oven and a bike.
by CHARLES REEVES
Florida and elsewhere. Cost-shar-
ing, according to most forest econ-
omists, has been and can still be
the most efficient and reasonable
I have been a good girl this
year and I hope you will stop by
Will you please bring me a
go-go boots and suit, crawling
doll, sponge hair rollers, cow-
girl hat and suit.
I have been a good girl. Please
bring me a gun set, a Mickey
Mouse watch, a giraffe game and
some bubble gum.
If this is too much, just bring
me what you can.
Ann QUARL -
Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Greg Cannon. I
am almost 6 years old and I have
tried to be a good boy all year..
I would like to have a Johnny-
Lightning 500, a BB gun, a bat-
tery operated airplane and maybe
one or two, surprises for Christ-
My sister's name is Vicki. She
is almost 3 years old. She would
like a play stove and refrigera-
tor, a baby doll and baby bed.
You can bring her a surprise too.
Thank you for being so good
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Intersection Monument and Constitution
REV. R. MILLARD SPIKES, Minister
Church School 9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship 11:00 A.M.
Evening Worship 7:00 P.M.
Methodist Youth Fellowship 8:00 P.M.
"Where Old Fashioned Friendliness Still Survives"
to us last Christmas. We will
leave you some cookies, cake and
milk under the Christmas tree.
We love you,
GREG and VICKI
My name is Keith. I am 5 years
old. I have been a good boy. I
want a racing car set, a record
player, a tool chest, a gun and
holster, a big wheel and a basket-
ball and goal.
My brother, Mark, is 2 years
old. He says he wants a bottle
and toys, toys, toys.
Santa please don't forget Kel-
li. She is 8 months old. She wants
a doll and a teddy bear.
I love you,
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ENGER KRESS BILLFOLDS
Drive In Window for Prescriptions At Rear of Store
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FROM $60.00 TO $160.00
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1969
PAGE SIX THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Combine all of the candied fruits,
K I T C HE N dried fruits, preserves, vanilla and
C T T E cognac in a large bowl. Soak over-
A I I TER night. Next day, add nuts to fruit
by The Florida Power Corporation Cream butter, flour and spices
together lightly. Beat eggs and
This recipe is the second one for, sugar together until light and fulf-
the fruit cake series. For the family fy. Stir beaten eggs thoroughly into
who enjoys dark fruit cake, this re- the butter-flour mixture. PPour bat-
cipe will rank in flavor and may be ter over fruit and nuts. Mix to-
kept in an airtight container for gether with the hands. Do this
several weeks. quickly.
DARK ENGLISH FRUIT CAKE I Fill two-thirds full, three 9 by 5
2% cups mixed diced fruit by 3 inch loaf pans which have
% cup yellow candied pineapple been lightly greased and floured.
% cup red candied pineapple Pat batter down firmly. Cover each
1 cup light raisins pan with a sheet of aluminum foil.
1 cup dark raisins Seal tightly. Bake cake in a pre-
1% cups currants Iheated 300 degree F. oven for 2
1 cup thick orange preserves hours. Remove the foil covers and
1 teaspoon vanilla bake 40 minutes longer, or until
% cup cognac (apple cider may tops are browned. When cakes are
be substituted) completely cooled, turn them out
1 cup filberts, coarsely chopped onto a cooling rack. Wrap each cake
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped in a cognac-soaked cloth, then. in
6 eggs aluminum foil. Store in an airtight
1 cup dark brown sugar box at least two weeks before serv-
1 cup flour ing. Apple cider may be substituted
% teaspoon nutmeg for the cognac. This cake will keep
% teaspoon cloves indefinitely in an airtight container.
SLet the glad tidings ring
in every home and every heart! Merry Christmas!
Tomlinson Abstract Company, Inc.
TOMLINSO'N INSURANCE AGENCY
Girl Scout Troop Breaks for Holidays
Girl Scout Troop 48 met again Minutes were read by Marcia
on December 16 for the last meet- Biggins, Troop Scribe. The Girl
ing until after Christmas. The Girl Scouts sang, "We Wish You A Mer-
Scouts had cake, ice cream and ry Christmas". Hope you have a
Coke for refreshments. Merry Christmas!
The exchanging of gifts took MARCIA BIGGINS,
place. Troop Scribe
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Mrs. Barbee Honored At Shower
Mrs. Archie Barbee, pictured
above, right, appears to be de-
lighted with a stork shower giv-
en in her honor recently at the
Florida Power Lounge. Shown
with Mrs. Barbee is her mother-
in-law, Mrs. H. F. Barbee.
Hostesses for the affair were
Mrs. Bobby Huckeba, Mrs. Elmo
Ford, Mrs. Harry Hallinan and
Mrs. Charles Noble.
The guests enjoyed games and
delicious refreshments and pre-
sented the honoree with many
lovely and useful gifts.
Stork Shower Fetes Mrs. ennington
Mrs. Madison B. Kennington,
Jr., was honored with a stork
shower Thursday evening Decem-
ber 11, between the hours of
seven and nine in the home of
Mrs. Douglas Gilley, Sr., on
A Christmas theme was car-
ried out in the party area. Host-
esses for the event were Mrs.
Ralph Elliott and Mrs. Douglas
Refreshments of punch, fruit
cake, coffee, cookies, nuts and
mints were served to the follow-
ing: Mrs. Betty Barbee, Mrs.
James McInnis, Nancy and Kathy
McInnis, Mrs. Josie Thompson,
Mrs. A. P. Jackson, Mrs. Billy
Howell, Mrs. Kitty Brown and
Bobby, Mrs. Elaine Handley,
Mrs. Albert Cannon, Mrs. Ima
Jean French, Mrs. W. B. Hol-
land, Mrs. Grover Holland, Mrs.
Shirley Webb, Mrs. Helen El-
liott, Mrs. Helen Gilley and the
honoree's mother, Mrs. N. D. Al-
len. Those sending gifts but un-
able to attend were: Mrs. Linda
Kay Whitfield, Mrs. Betty Ken-
nington, Miss Mary Ellen Tharpe,
Mrs. Linda Cox, Mrs. Ted Rich-
ards, Mrs. W.' C. Forehand, Mrs.
Brenda Earl, Mrs. Myrtle Fox,
Mrs. M. V. Laurimore and Mrs.
The honoree received many
and useful gifts.
SCS Plant Center
The Soil Conservation Service
plant materials center at Brooks-
ville, has three functions: (1) to
assemble, evaluate, select and in-
crease grasses and legumes for use
in soil and water conservation; (2)
to determine reliable cultural and
management methods for their use
and (3) to get proven materials in-
to production by farmers, ranchers,
and commercial growers.
Some of the plant materials avail-
able for distribution this winter
are: (1) Chincapin (2) Alleghany
Chincapin (3) Autumn Olive (4)
Crabapple (5) Chinese Flowering
Crabapple and (6) Chinese Pistache.
All these materials have consider-
able potential for wildlife food and
Ve wish you a Christmas
t,.t is beautiful in every way!
HELENE'S BEAUTY SALON
Cloteal Sonya Pete Helene
nmz all up
-'V ue abort )im,
,,Jt the Korb!
Helene's Beauty Salon
Pete and Helene
And a very sincere thank you
Dairy Burger Daisy Queen
May this coming year be
a time of happiness, joy
and lasting peace for you
SEABOARD FINANCE CO.
F. Is ~ -- r
DUREN'S ECONOMY STORE
may joy brighten your home
ST. JOE ICE COMPANY
DIXIE SEAFOOD MARKET
Wg~~- -- -rsDsr
-'~.iay wishes to you
W. E. BISHOP
Your State Senator.
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THE STAk, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456'
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1969 PAGE SEVEN
Open Until 9 p. in,
Mon. & Tues., Dec. 22 & 23
Open Until 7 P.M. Wednesday
We have a complete selection of Smoked Turkeys, Stuffed Turkeys, Ducks, Bak-
ng Hens, Turkey Roast, Turkey Breast & Butter Ball Turkeys
Delicious All Meat
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umpkin Pie 59cYuo
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i Cooking or Salad
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IPAGE EIGHT THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1969
Your prescription Is an order for a specific medication, for a specific indi-
vidual, for a specific time. It is originated by your doctor and filled by your
Registered Pharmacist Today's prescription consists of eight specific and
1. Date-included to verify the medicine Is applicable to a current illness.
2. Name and address-so thatnone butthe patient may use the prescription.
3. Superscription-"Rx"...the symbol generally believed derived from the
Latin "recipe" meaning "take thou."
4. Inscription-the name and quantity of each ingredient prescribed.
5. Subscription- directions to the pharmacist explaining dosage, form and
quantity of the pharmaceutical.
6. Signatura-directions to the patient on quantity, timing and method of
taking the prescription.
7. Refill information-for use by the pharmacist to facilitate service to the
8. Signature-or initials cf the prescribing physician to verify the order.
Your prescription obviously is more than Latin phrases written on a piece
of paper. It represents a lifegiving force which enables us all to live longer,
healthier, happier lives.
* For the highest pharmaceutical standards, low prices
. consistent with quality and the personal attention you
can always depend upon, bring your prescriptions to
OUR sexa ) PHARMACY
Buzzett's Drug Store
317 Williams Avenue
Drive-In Window Service
.Plenty of Fre Parking
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
C. Byron Smith, Pastor
Corner Third St. and Baltzell Ave.
"Come and Worship God With Us"
MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE .......
EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE ..-.....
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) ....
You Are Cordially Invited To Attend
LONG AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner Long Avenue and 16th Street
SUNDAY. SCHOOL 9:45 A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 A.M.
BAPTIST TRAINING' UNION .......... 5:45 P.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ................... 7:00 P.M.
PRAYER SERVICE (Wednesday) ...... 7:30 P.M.
VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME
REV. J C. ODUM, Pastor
City Commissioners Adopt
Resolution Honoring Sims
At its last meeting, the City did voluntarily engage the ene- SOLVED by the City Commission
Commission adopted the following' my in an action near Hue, Viet- of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
resolution in honor of S-Sgt. Clif- nam, in February 1968, and in regular session sitting, that:
ford C. Sims. The resolution was WHEREAS, during this battle, 1. The City Commissioners being
placed in the City Minute Book and Squad Leader Staff Sergeant Sims duly elected Representatives of the
a copy sent to Sim's parents. did unhesitatingly throw himself Citizens of Port St. Joe, Florida,
Sgt. Sims was. recently awarded over an enemy explosive device do hereby recognize, honor and
the Congressional Medal of Hon- thus using his body as a protec- revere Staff Sergeant Clifford C.
or posthumously, for heroism in tive shield and saving the lives of Sims who did make the supreme
Vietnam, when he gave his life other members of his Command, sacrifice of giving up his life in
for. some of his men., and the war in Vietnam in his endeavor'
RESOLUTION NO. 407 WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Sims to save the lives of fellow soldiers
Citation for Valor in action demonstrated by this action the and to protect and defend the
against enemy forces in Vietnam ultimate in brave courage, exem- United States of America and its
to Staff Sergeant Clifford C. Sims, plified the highest order of lea- allies.
a native of the City of Port St. dership, concern and love for his 2. In further recognition of this
Joe, Florida. Comrades In Arms, and brave act and in order to perpet-
WHEREAS, Staff Sergeant Clif- WHEREAS, in recognition of uate memory of this native son of
ford C. Sims was a Squad Leader of this brave act of heroism Staff Ser- Port St. Joe, the City Commission
Company D, 2nd Battalion (Air- geant Sims was posthumously does here and now dedicate the
borne), 501st Infantry, 101st Air-: awarded the Medal of Honor, this street running parallel to the ex-
borne Division, U. S. Army and a Nation's highest decoration, by tension of Avenue "A" in the new-
former native of Port St. Joe, Flor- Spiro T. Agnew, the Vice Presi- ly platted Millview Addition -No. 3
ida; and dent of the United States. as "CLIFFORD SIMS DRIVE".
WHEREAS, this young American NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RE- 3. This resolution be recorded
in the minutes of the City Com--
det 'Pete Fox mission meeting of December 16,
Cadet Pete Fox 1969, and that copies of this re-
Sli Tsolution be presented to the fam-
In Flight Iraining ily of Staff Sergeant Clifford C.
U. S. AIR FORCE ACADEMrY, I 4. Copies of this resolution be
Colo-Cadet Peter H. Fox, son of
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. B. Fo of 1303 Con-
stitution Drive, Port St Joe. has
completed the Ui. S. Air Force Acad
emy flight training program. C
Cadet Fox was one of 200 senior g
class cadets who volunteered for
the training and met special phy-
sical requirements for acceptance ve ry
They \ere trained in T-41 aircraft, E very
a 210-horsepower version of the
Bob Craig Earns
Degree from Clemson
CLEMSON, S. C.-Clemson Un-
iversity granted 382 degrees at
its mid-year' graduation last
Thursday as President Robert C.
Edwards conferred 321 bachelor's
- degrees, 46 master's degrees and
Including ceremonies held in
May and August, Clemson award-
ed 1,236 degrees during the
year, the largest number grant-
ed in a single year in Clemson's
Among those receiving degrees
was Robert M. Craig, Jr., of Port
St. Joe, who received a bachelor
degree in recreation and park
administration. Craig is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. R. Marion Craig
of this city.
Gulf Countv Ladies Leaau
submitted to the press and other CITY of PORT ST. JOE
news media. I/s/ FRANK PATE
ADOPTED by unanimous vote by Mayor-Commissioner
the City Commission at its regular ATTEST:
meeting held on December 16, /s/ C. W. BROCK
1969. City Auditor and Clerk
As Low As 129
USED TELEVISION SETS
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STEREO CAR TAPE PLAYERS
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body Reads 'em
Cadet Fox, who is majoring in FOR SALE: Home site. Must sell WANTED: Home for cute six mos. CHRISTMAS SHOP at the COT-
management, will earn a bachelor lot in Port St. Lucie development old kitten. House trained. Call I TAGE SHOP. Gifts. Men's bill-
of science degree and be commis- Lot No. 22 Block 1209, area to be 648-3266. ltc folds, trifolds and key cases. Ladies
developed in 1970. Write Karl H. billfolds, clutch purses and mini
signed as an Air Force officer upon Duchemin 171 Mountain Valley, TO GIVE AWAY: Puppies, 3 fe- purses. Decorator and household
graduation in June 1970. San Antonio, Texas 78227. 2t male. Pretty and furry. Can be articles. Small appliances. All at
The cadet is a 1965 graduate of seen or call 229-2251: 305 13th St. discount store prices. Come in and
Port St. Joe High School where he OUSE FOR SALE: Very clean. 3 browse at THE COTTAGE SHOPPE
Port St. Joe High School where he bedrooms. Fully carpeted, 2 full FOR SALE: Silver poodle male in the red and white building on
was a member of the National Hon- baths, garbage disposal, new water puppy. 6 weeks old. Call 648- Hiway 98 at the Overstreet Road. 3t
or Society. heater, fenced yard. Apalachicola. 3363. Itc
653-8732. tf--12-11 Complete Painting Service
tine Lightfoot with a fine 506 ser- HOUSE FOR SALE: 2 bedrooms, FOR SALE: New 12 ga. magnumExterior
ies and a high game of 186. 1019 Long Ave. Seen by appoint- pump, shotguns. Only $83.95. Interior Exterior
Williams Alley Kats and Pete ent. Call n t- RED'S GUN SHOP, St. Joe Beach. 1 General Carpentry and
Weed Accounting split two and BEACH HOUSE FOR SALE: On FOR SALE: Brand new Cassette- .AM H. EMILY & SON
two. The Alley Kats had Eleanor block off Gulf. 75x75 lot, mall te Norelco tape recorder. 4ESTIMATES
W2 bedroom cottage. $2,500. Call new tape cassettes. Other extras. FREE ESTIMATES
Williams with a 494 series and aAdams Printing Co., Panama City Worth over $60.00. Will sell for 'Phone 648-7175 Mexico Beach
,high game of 170. Mary Whitfield 763-3217. tfc-11-13 $35.00. Call 227-7871. Itp
was high for Pete Weed Account- FOR RENT: Large two bedroom FOR SALE: 1964 Falcon Futura,
ing with a 441 series and a high furnished waterfront home. Lo- fordor. Radio and heater, auto-
game of 151. catedatSt. Joe Beach. Rent by the matic transmission, 31,800 actual IEATH RADIO and
On lanes 5 and 6, St. Joe Kraft week. Ph. 229-1143. tfc-6-28 miles. One owner. New paint. Only TV SERVICE
$695. Call 227-3491 or 227-8496 at Phone 229-6294
took all four from Swatts and Par- FOR RENT: Warehouse space and night tfc-12-18 4tp Oak Grove 2-1
ker. Evelyn Smith went fishing FOR RENT W ho FOR SALE: Amplifier with two All work guaranteed
wih hr nw pe ad s p bit storage. Hurlbut Furniture Co. FOR SALE: Amplifier with two
with her new pole and shrimp bait Phone 227-4271. 12" speakers, with piggy back, 6' *
and got her a 227 game and a fine FOR RENT: Houses One at St. Joe inputs, 1 electric base guitar. All
series of 566 for St. Joe Kraft. Pat- Beach and one at Highland View. practically new. Call 227-7871. 2tc
sy Cooley was high for Swatts and Unfurnished. Phone 648-4101. 11-20 FOR SALE: 1969 Honda 125 Scram- TV REPAIRS
Parker with a 376 series and a 144 : Furnsn wo bler. $50.00 equity and assume Specialists in color sets
game. room beach cottages at St. Joe payments. Phone 229-2601. 1tp Located at Jones Homestead
St. Joe Furniture took three out Beach.Reasonable monthly rates. FOR SALE: Used unit heater, gas Phone 227-8718 or 227-3756
Sof four from Apalachicola Northern Call 227-3291 or 227-8496. tfc-7-31 fired, 165,000 BTU. For business Operated by experienced
Railroad. Brenda Mathes was high FOR RENT: One and two bedroom or industry use, $170.00. Ranho electronic technicians
for St. Joe Furniture with a 431 attiaefitvely furnie.n! a p a rt Motel, Apalachicola, phone 653-
for St. Joe Furniture with a 431 ments. Cool in summer, warm in 4283.
series and a 149 game. AN had Dot winter. Gas heat, window fans, NEEDED: One permanent man to
Hamm with a 413 series and Ann They must be seen to be apprec- help me in my business. No lay- WELDING: Electric and acetylene.
Neal with the,high game of 150. iated. Also NICE TRAILER PARK- offs. Call and leave name and num- Aluminum and cast iron welding.
ING SPACE. Phone 229-2410, Wimi- ber to be reached at. Phone 648- Years of experience. Call J. L.
High bowler for the night was co Lodge Apartments and Trailer, 4245. 4tc-12-11 Temple 229-6167, 1302 Palm Blvd
Evelyn Smith with a fine 566 series Park, White City. tfc-8-14
I 4- & & 0 -- --
Well, after some eating, and the and a 227 game.
exchange of gifts, this is how the Standings W L
bowling went this week. St. Joe Kraft _--------38 18
On lanes 1 and 2, St. Joe Steve- St. Joe Stevedores -- 36% 19%
does took three out of four from Florida First Nat. __ 36 20
Florida First National Bank. Dot St. Joe Furniture 33 23
Barlow and Loyce Beaman both had Williams Alley Kats _- 31 25
games of 158, while Melba Barbee Pete Weed Acct. -- 21% 34
had a high series of 448. High for Swatts and Parker -- 15 41
Florida First National was Chris- AN Railroad -------- 13 43
Just taking time out to
wish you a very merry Christmast
ST. JOE ECON-0-WASH
1 408 Reid Avenue
FOR RENT: 2 bedroom apartment.
510 8th St. Also 2 bedroom du-
plex apartment at 28th St., Mexico
Beach. Call Jean Arnold 648-4800.
FOR SALE: Seigler fuel oil heat-
er, 75,000 btu, with blower, tank
and stand. $60.00. Phone 227-4531.
FOR SALE: Ladies 18 k. gold wrist
watch. 25 jewel Waltham with
life guarantee. Reason for selling,
wrist band too small. Call 227-7461.
FOR SALE: Have several used
shotguns and deer rifles. RED'S
GUN SHOP, St. Joe Beach. It
Our. Number Has Been Changed
RAY'S TRIM SHOP
Complete Upholstery Service
"We aim to please you
602 Garrison Ave.
33 Evinrude, '69 ------ S350
35 Mercury, '63 -------- S300
35 Mercury, '64 -------- S325
40 Johnson, '67-------- S500
65 Mercury, '67 _------- 795
65 Mercury, '67-------- S750
22 Mercury, '61--------S135
20 Mercury, '65 -------- S250
20 Mercury, '65 -------- S225
20 Mercury, '70 --------S475
7.5 Mercury, '69 ------- S300
9.8 Mercury, '70 ------- S410
5 Evinrude, '65 --------165
3.9 Mercury, '65 -------S145.
3.5 Sears, '68 S 60
3 Johnson, '57 --- S 45
Bring this ad to qualify for pre-
Christmas discount. See NW Flor-
ida's largest display of fishing boats
all on special.
EAST BAY MARINE
By-pass 98 at Hwy 22
Panama City, Fla.
WANTED: senior operator zor
beauty salon. Phone 229-6201. tf
FOR BABY SITTING in my home.
If interested call Mrs. Wilks, 227-
TREE SERVICE: Trees taken down
and removed or trimmed. Call
653-8772 or 653-6343, Apalachicola.
FOR REORDERS of Beauti-Control
cosmetics. Call Mabel Baxley.
229-6100. 1109 Monument Ave.
REDUCE safe and fast with Gc
bese tablets and E-Vap' "wate
pills". CAMPBELL DRUG. 14-11-i
RADIO and TV REPAIR
Antenna Specialists -
tfd White City 11-13
FOR CHAIN LINK FENCE cal
Emory Stephens. Free estimate
Guarantee on labor and materials
Low down payment. Phone 227
REMOVE excess body fluid with
FLUIDEX tablets, only $1.69 at
SMITH'S PHARMACY. 2tp-18
DAIIT noraler in P-* c*- J&a
306 Reid Ave.
In Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe
Comforter Funeral Home
SEPTIC TANKS pumped out Call
Buford Griffin. Phone 229-29374
i C. P. Etheredge
518 Third Street
Port St. Joe, Fla.
1 Electrical Contractor
Call 229-4986 for Free Estimate
R.A.M.-Regular convocation on St.
Joseph Chapter No. 56, RA.M.,
1st and 3rd Mondays. All visiting
ROY BURCH, H. P.
WALTER GRAHAM, Sec.
WILLIS V. ROWAN, POST 116,
THE AMERICAN LEGION, meet-
iLg second ard fourth Tuesday
nights, 8:00 p.m. American Legion
THERE WILL BE a regular com-
munication of Port St. Joe Lodge
No. 111, F. & A. M., every first
and third Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
R. H. SEWELL, Sr., W.M.
BILLY JOE RICH, Sr., Sec.
For A Good Deal On
Plymouth, Chrysler or
Panama City Chrysler
15th St., Panama City
MOTEL ST. JOE and DINING ROOM
5th Street and Highway 98
Port St. Joe, Florida
reasonable terms available
for qualified purchaser
See or Call
M. P. TOMLINSON
Registered Real Estate Broker
403 Monument Avenue Telephone 227-3201
"Port St. Joe-.The Outlet Port tor h, Apalachicolr.-Chattohoochee Vallev"
THIRTY-THIRD YEAR PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, 32456 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1969 NUMBER 16
Library Suggests That You Enjoy A --
^ i, tfrti Few Quiet Moments With A Book
It's time to find a quiet corner smoke cooker, and tips on what to '""6"''?-^'/:
and take a book-break from the look for in buying a smoker. J
hustle and bustle of the holiday "The Amphibious Campaign for Z
season. The following are but a West Florida and Louisiana, 1814-
few of the new books you will find 1815" by Wilburt S. Brown is a cri-
at the Port St. Joe Public Library. tical review of strategy and tactics
NON-FICTION of the Battle of New Orleans. The
"Waterfowl' by Paul A. Johns- descriptions of the action are lucid
guard is a general introduction to and precise and are supplemented
the various species of waterfowl in by many maps.
nontechnical language. 148 photo- FICTION
graphs and 16 pages of drawings "A Dog's Life" by Michael Hol-
Spicture all genera and species of royd reveals 24 hours in the life
the world's waterfowl, including of the Farquhar family revolving,
the extinct forms. three generations strong, around a
JU "Smoke Cooking" by Matt Kra- dying dog.
mer and Roger Sheppard contains "The Best American Short Stor
hundreds of inventive recipes, in- ies 1969" edited b Martha Foley
Sstructions for making your own and David Burnett includes such
celebrated writers as Bernard Mai-
yt Dipht ufheri tua te B amud, Mary Lavin, Joyce Carol
SDihof t i a Brenfaks Oates, Maeve Brennan and Sylvia
ScOut 'in State SPlath.
"Bandersnatch" by Desmond
SG JACKSONVILLE A "totally Lowden is a contemporary, action-
unnecessary and preventable" packed novel of fascinating charac-
disease has taken the lives of at ters, authentic nautical details and
least two Florida children in an outrageous yet totally credible
Miami epidemic of diphtheria. plot.
SThe Division of Health has In your public library you will
%rushed all available vaccine and find books and information on
b i o P 71'
medical back-up personnel to nearly every subject. However, -_
Miami to curb the epidemic. should your library or bookmobile .
Over 44,000 children in 40 pub- not have the book or material you
lic schools will be immunized by request it can be obtained for you
County Health Department medi- Library System of which Port St.
cal teams to prevent the spread Joe Public Library is a member.
k" e sof the disease. "The Division of
.'- Health has sponsored health im-
munization programs over the 8 O o o s 678-
ay te spiritual gifts of past five years aimed at eradicat- he holi is here---
ing diphtheria as a communicable 40p eS O f O
love and understanding be disease in Florida," said Acting hope s jolly for you from
Health Director Dr. Malcolm J. S art to fi nish! est wishes from
wit you and yours this Christmas. Ford. "It's unfortunate the par-
wau tents of these children failed to
get the message. These deaths *
were absolutely needless."
Wewahichk State Bank A spokesman for the Health
Agency said that epidemics of RO C HE T
diphtheria could possibly crop up
"A Gulf County Landmark" anywhere in the state where par-U FURNITURE and APPLIANCES
ents have neglected to have their 000
children ithmnunit d.
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o We would like to thank you, our loyal Buy now and save1
t friends, for your patronage this year. tBynon cnd ter
It has been a real pleasure serving all of you. Charge It-Buy on convenient terms
Clifford (Windy) Tharpe Henry Hay Bill Humphrey Wayne Creel PA TE'S SERV ICE CEN TER
Nathaniel Jenkins Henry Hatcher Jerry Linton
Frank and Evelyn Pate JIMMY'S PHILLIPS "66" STATION
Occupational License Taxes Up In
State 46 'Per Cent Over last Year
TALLAHASSEE Collections same period a year ago.
from Florida's occupational license However, a slight decrease was
tax were up more than 46 per cent reported in the corporation capital
for the fiscal year through Novem- stock tax, with 1969 fiscal collec-
ber, as compared with the collec- tions totaling $2,318,213 compared
tions of the same period in 1968, with $2,350,703 for the July-No-
Comptroller Fred 0. (Bud) Dick- vember period in 1968. The de-
inson, Jr., reported this week. crease amounted to 1.38 per cent.
Dickinson said that the license, A larger percentage of decrease
fees have brought in $2,356,571 was reported in the Intangible tax
since July 1969, as compared to collections. .The fiscal year collec-
$1,607,728 collected to date last tions to date amount to only $3,-
year. Two-thirds of the tax collect- 751,633 as compared with $4,539,891
ed goes to the state and one-third collected last year at this time.
is distributed to the county in The decrease amounted to $788,257
which the license is sold.
or 17.36 per cent.
Another increase reported by
the Comptroller was in the collec-
tion of estate taxes, which totaled
$5.5 million since July, as com-
pared to $5.4 million during the
We hope Christmas
is joyful for you!
Byrd E. Parker
ate 39arh to
why do children hang up a
The. first St. Nick was a
real person, Nicholas, a
bishop in Asia Minor in the
.According to legend the
bishop heard, of a poor man
who was about to sell his 3
daughters into slavery be.
cause he could not provide
a dowry for them; this was
not only customary in those
days, but obligatory, to avoid
St. Nicholas saved them
by gifts of gold. Each time,
he threw the gift into the
house, in order not to be
MaJy your holidays be joyful!
J. Lamar Miller, Agent
STANDARD OIL CO.
Say You Saw It In The Star -
May the holiday season
glow brightly for everyone!
Samuel A. Patrick
One version tells it that he
threw the gold down the
chimney, where it fell into a
stocking hung there to dry.
And so to this day children
hang up their stockings for
gifts from this real Saint.
why are mince pies and
plum pudding traditional as
Mince pie has been tradi-
tional for as long as history
records. It is usually full of
spices and fruits, represent-
ing the exotic treasures of
the East, the home of the.
Wise Men. Originally it was
made in a loaf shape, to sim-
ulate the manger.
Plum pudding, to the con-
trary, signifies the humbler
virtues. Legend has it that in
the early days of England a
king and his men were lost
in the forest on Christmas
Not having provided for
this delay in their journey,
the cook threw everything
he had to make one dish for
all thus the plum pid-
dingl We're just guessing,
but we are sure plums have
had some good .reason to be
part of the.name.
i Stand Tall
May the spirit of holiday
joy burn brightly in 70our
home and in your heart!
St. Joe Furniture
and Appliance Co.
"Serving This Area for 25 Years"
I TIME LOSTI
Due to cigarette smoking
Because smokers are more
often disabled than non-
smokers, there are more days |
lost than would happen if no
to fight all respiratory dis-
ease-it's a matter of life and
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from all of us to you!
4: F..,N TU' 'dA. L
HURLBUT FURNITURE and APPLIANCES
We bring to you glad tidings, wishing
you a very happy holiday season!
GULF SERVICE STATION
AUBREY R. TOMLINSON
...-- -. -. _______ _______ __________
MAY IT DWELL WITH YOU AT CHRISTMAS
St. Joe Motor Company
SMay we remember the real meaning
Sof Christmas. God's love for us!
St. Joe Auto Parts, Inc.
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Good Rose Production Takes A Little
Planning for The Future Crop
by HERVEY SHARPE with "gloved hands", but if they you might keep in mind that a'green thumb, try the potted stock
University of Florida are treated properly both will dozen roses and a few kind words as these plants are almost sure to
bring enjoyment to home and the often soften the damage of a do- live.
Roses and mothers-in-law are of- garden. mestic tiff. I Varieties to plant can be a prob-
Sten sticky subjects. But remember, Roses come in two main classes; lem. Old-fashioned favorites have
without either-this would be a: Since gardening is a safer sub- dormant (bare roots) and container advantages over the newcomers.
dull, drab world. ject than domestic affairs, here grown. The dormant rose plants These include such roses as Louis
Often both have to be handled. are a few tips on roses. How are graded number 1, number 1Y2 Phillippe, Summer Sunshine, Mo-
and number 2 based on size and thersday and Queen Elizabeth.
A number of canes. Grade number 1 Plant roses for cut flowers in a
is best. separate cutting garden, because
-v Container-grown rose plants are they're far from handsome if not
"Florida Fancy No. 1" and "Florida pruned properly, covered most of
Fancy No. 2". Plants which do not the.time with protective fungicides
'i conform to standards for one of and denuded of flower buds daily.
R these grades are not eligible for Select a site in a sunny location.
t'' any Florida grade label. The best In the event the bed is located near
I f quality rose plant obtainable is a large plants, protect the rose bush-
"Florida Fancy" container-grown es from marauding roots with a
k plant with Rosa fortuniana root- sheet of metal roofing buried verti-
stock w cally along the side of the bed.
For those who lack a definite Prepare the planting site prior
T 7to securing the rose bushes. If the
SBoysoil is loose, light and sandy, re-
Troop 47 move it to a depth of 15 inches and
Tro p replace with compost of rotted
Scout N leaves, manure and rich hammock
eCOUt NeWS soil. For best growth, be sure the
May all our wonderful customers
enjoy the very best of holidays!
ST. JOE MATERIALS, Inc.
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replaced material is quite acid.
Troop 47 met at the Scout Hut Many sandy soils in south Florida
on Monday, December 15. Clyde contain too much lime for best rose
Whitehead, Scoutmaster and his production, say University ofFlor-
assistant, Jim Wolfe, led the Scouts! ida rose specialists.
in the pledge of allegiance to the Choose an overcast day for plant-
flag. The Patrol Leaders assisted
the Scouts in practicing their
Scott White was elected scribe
for the Troop and he will try to i
report to the people of Port St.
Joe what is going on down at the
All boys 11 years old wishing to
join the Boy Scouts of America
should come to the Scout Hut on
Monday night at 7:30 p.m. You
THE STAR, Port St. Joe, H-la. 32456 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1969 PAGE ELEVEN
ing. First check the plant carefully at the same level that it stood in seases such as black spot, brown
and cut back the bush to four or the nursery row. canker and powdery mildew. Insect
five eyes. Trim off all broken! With a slow stream of water pests that may harm the bushes
roots. from a hose, work the soil about will include aphids, thrips, pump-
the roots, filling the hole to the kin bugs, cotony-cushion scale and
Be sure the planting holes are ground level. Pack firmly and put red spider mites.
large enough to accommodate the a saucer of earth about the plant Your county agricultural director
roots without crowding. In the bot- to hold water, will be your best scource of infor-
tom of each hole drop a handful of When the rose bushes begin to nation on controlling these insects
garden fertilizer and cover lightly leaf out, keep an eye out for di- and diseases.
with top soil. Dip the roots of each
plant in a bucket of water just be-
fore planting. Insert the new bush
so that the root system will stand
I U & __
by CHA LES DICKENS
It was a. very pleasant
thing to see Mr. Pickwick in
the centre of the group, now
pulled this way, and then
that, and first kissed on the
chin and then on the nose,
and then on the spectacles,
and to hear the peals of
laughter which were raised
on every side; but it was a
still more pleasant thing to
see Mr. Pickwick blinded
shortly afterwards with a
silk-handkerchief, falling up
against the wall, and scramb-
ling into comers, and going
through all the mysteries of
blindman's buff, with the ut-
most relish for the game, un-
til at last he caught one of
the poor relations; and then
had to evade the blind-man
himself, which he did with a
nimbleness and agility that
elicited the admiration and
applause of all beholders.
The poor relations caught
just the people whom they
thought would like it; and
when the game flagged, got
caught themselves. When
they were all tired of blind-
man's buff, there was a great
game of snap-dragon, and
when fingers enough were
burned with that, and the
raisins gone, they sat down
by the huge fire of blazing
logs to a substantial supper,
and a mighty bowl of was-
sail, something smaller than
an ordinary wash-house cop-
per, in which the hot apples
were hissing and bubbling
with a rich look, and a jolly
sound, that were perfectly
irresistible Up flew the
bright sparks in myriads as
the logs were stirred, and-the
deep red blaze sent forth a
rich glow, that penetrated
into the furthest corner of
room, and cast its cheerful
tint on every face.
B 0 YLEE S
HANNON INSURANCE AGENCY
.- .-- -- ....
COWART MOTOR COMPANY
"Ole Country Boy"
END HOT WATER
have all you need for
all your chores 'urna
GAS WATER HEATER
Arures ongor p*MM M u aohminm dm N
otection against Itebt No =mf t
ction ofhhot chor. 2 ,
$2.0^^ AN*** b 2
Per Month And Y5
Added to Gas Bill
St. Joe Natural Gas Co.
114 Monument Ave. Phone 229-3831
e"a dce om~e vile "A6#
isYIYB)CsV~kPIIIiI ~ -
bright & gay
E. F. GUNN CONSTRUCTION CO.
PAGE TWELVE THE STAR, Port or. .Jo, r. *o .
You May Qualify for So
May the Christ Child bestow His
upon you and yours during
this holy season
Savings and Loan Association
----A -&a -.. ci in 94A LT3IFCnAV_ 3]PCPMFlD 122- 19&9U ~*IflAn~S '
Snipes stated that continuous qualified. Where there is any doubt
efforts are being made to reach' or question as to whether he qual-
a these individuals or to alert others ifies, the best and safest thing to
cial Security B benefits If D disabled who may know of them to get in do is to call or visit the social se-
touch with the social security of- curity office. The people there will
fice. Anyone who has a child who be glad to help in any way possible.
Jack E. Snipes, manager of the Specifically, there are many indi- the time of death. The disability, was disabled before age 18 and is The social security office for this
'Panama City Social Security office, viduals, often adults, who were mental or physical, must have oc- still disabled, no matter how old area is located at 1135 Harrison
advised that one area of social se- disabled since birth or who became curred before age 18 and still exist. he or shl is, should apply for,these Avenue, Panama City 32401. The
curity is not always understood. disabled in childhood who may be Also, the disability must prevent benefits if other requirements are telephone number is 763-5331. The
eligible for social security bene-,' the person from doing any substan- met. Actually, Snipes said that the office is open Monday through Fri-
fits. !tial work. And, finally, the indi- parent or guardian should not try day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ex-
SLost Rites Held for There are a few conditions that vidual must not be married, to determine whether the child cept national holidays.
ph k must be met for these individuals _
JOseph E. Weeks to be entitled to these "childhood
disability" benefits. The person
Joseph E. Weeks, Sr., age 88, a must be the son or daughter of an
long time resident of Wewahitchka, individual who is entitled to a so- s"/
passed away Saturday morning in cial security retirement or disabil-
a Panama City hospital after a ity payment, or who was insured at
Mr. Weeks is survived by one /' "" ;;-,
son, John Weeks of Wewahitchka;
four daughters, Mrs. Cora Whit-
field of Wewahitchka, Mrs. Ruth
Atwell of Tallahassee, Mrs. Ger-
trude Baggett and Mrs. Montery *.|
Mook both of Mobile, Ala.; 25
grandchildren and 27 great grand- -
children two brothers, Jim Weeks "
of Wewahitchka and Elder Jeff .*.. V..JLtA
Weeks of Panama City; three sis-
ters, Mrs. Jessie Armstrong of We-
wahitchka, Mrs. Anna Woods and \q
Mrs. Essie French both of Callaway. o t TOL
I Funeral services were held at
10:00 a.m. Monday from the First -
Baptist Church of Wewahitchka ".TO ALL
conducted by Rev. Claude E. Mc-
Gill assisted by Rev. Fred W. Bai-
ley. Interment was in the family
plot of Jehu Cemetery. "-
IServices were under the diree- It's the season to
tion of Comforter Funeral Home.
pause and think about friends old and new
poet, scholars ... and to wish them health and happiness!
has collected SENDING YOU
data on angels (HOLIDAY GREETINGS! GLIDDEN DURKEE
If you ant to get to know SEWEL'S
angels better without re- Division of SCM Corporation
sorting to the obvious) you ure Service StationCorporation
I should seek out a "Diction-..
ary of Angels" that deals ...s-.- -... ----
with the heavenly creatu:es.
A,.a matter of fact, all are
not so heavenly, since the
author.has catalogued more
thn 300.demons, seraphim,
avatars and others dwelling
Sin the spirit world.
VA /ec/e ae hea aod io/ all mo.M
APALACHICOLA NORTHERN RAILROAD
Sincere good wishes
to you, our good friends and
customers, this very joyous season.
George G. Tapper
and Company, Inc.
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1969 PAGE THuIITJEN
d NOTICE TO DEFEND will be entered against you.
] NOTICE TO: ALONZO KNIGHT, WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL
l d 3211 Legare Avenue, Pascagoula,! of said Court at Panama City, Bay
Mississippi. County, Floridaa, this 15th day of
I On or before the 19th day of December, A.D., 1969.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, January, A.D., 1970, the Defendant, GEORGE Y. CORE,
FOURTEENTH J U DICIAL ALONZO KNIGHT, is required to Clerk of Circuit Court
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE serve upon W. Fred Turner, Attor- (SEAL) 4t-12-18
OF FLORIDA. IN AND FOR ney for Plaintiff, whose address is ------
GULF COUNTY. 900 Florida Avenue, Lynn Haven,
ESSIE V. KNIGHT, Florida, a copy of and file with the CLASSiFiED ADS
Plaintiff, Clerk of this Court, the original of -Ir investments with
_vs- an Answer to the Bill of Complaint 'M et investments With
ALONZO KNIGHT, for Divorce filed against him; here- Giant Return."
Defendant. in fail not, or a default judgment
As we celebrate the birth of the Infant
King,let us rededicate ourselves to the
goal of peace on earth among all men.
ARNOLD'S FURNITURE and TV
323 REID AVENUE
Robert L. "Bill" Owens Taken by
Death In Apalachicola Hospital
Robert L. "Bill" Owens, 69, was ta, Ga.
dead on arrival at Weems Memorial Funeral services were held at
Hospital in Apalachicola, Friday af- 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the First Bap-
ternoon. Mr. Owens was a long time tist Church in Apalachicola con-
resident of Apalachicola and was ducted by Rev. Bill Oswald, pastor.
manager of Gorrie Furniture Co. Interment followed in the family
Mr. Owens is survived by two plot of Magnolia Cemetery.
daughters, Mrs. Barbara Siprell and Active pallbearers were Jay Shu-
Mrs. Ida Falk and four grandchil- ler, Fred Richards, Jack Cook, Phil
dren all of Apalachicola; three sis- Stanley, Jake Belin and Dr. J. G.
ters, Mrs. Fisher Williams and Mrs. Bruce.
Robert Campbell both of Quincy Comforter Funeral Home was in
and Mrs. Estelle Phillips of Atlan- charge of arrangements.
LAUNDRY and CLEANERS
TO BE KEPT
Don't go through the mo-i
tions -of making New Year's
resolutions unless you have
serious intent of making.
them work. In fact, accord-
ing to psychologists, you
may be doing your psyche
harm by experiencing an-
other defeat. You'd be better
off not making resolutions at
One expert suggests we
make resolutions aimed. at
self improvement, rather
than promising to do things
which would require a sharp
change in our habits or ac-
Here is a 4-point guide-
1. Never let pressure of a
calendar date or friends'
well-meaning nudges cause
you to make a. resolution.
2. Stop and take inventory
of your problems. (Oh, yes,
yOu have them). Try to trace
the source of the trouble,
not merely the symptom, If
necessary, get professional
3. When you have located
the source of the problem,
find -out how important a
change is to you. Do you
really want to effect this
change? 'Would you really
work at it? If you cannot
honestly say "yes" to both
these questions, you prob-
ably won't achieve the
4. Don't set too high stan-
dards for yourself. Keep
your goals reasonable. Keep
in mind that many mental
problems as well as lost
resolutions are due to your
making unreasonable, un-
attainable demands on your-
The Gulf County Courthouse will
be closed December 24, 25, 26, 1969
and January 1, 1970 in observance
of the Christmas and New Year
GEORGE Y. CORE 2t
Clerk Circuit Court
Is Traced to
Greek Symbol of
"Christmas" sometimes is
"X"' is the Greek letter
symbol that is used to repre-
sent the name, "Christ."
This' symbol has been dis-
covered by many archaeo-
logical expeditions on the
walls of early-Christian per-
Not-long ago, a group of
scientists discovered the
name of Jesus,' carved before
70 A.D., among the inscrip.
tions -on eleven early-Chris-
tian urns, uncovered in a
cave on the Bethlehem to
We join jolly old St. Nick in
wishing everyone, everywhere,
happiness and good cheer, now and always.
Florida First National Bank
at PORT ST. JOE
Member: Florida National Group
Best wishes for a merry
Christmas to you, our friends
and patrons. .. from all the
folks who serve you down at
PAGE FOURTEEN THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1969
BEAMAN PLUMBING SERVICE
-Say You Saw It In The Star -
Miss McLane gave several rea-
sons for rising hospital costs. One,
of course, it rising costs. An im-
portant factor is the ones who can-
not or will not pay their bills. "We
have to operate and -the operation
must be paid for. We thus base
our charges on patient days, which
covers indigents and bad debts",
Miss McLane said.
Other contributing factors to
rising costs are increased salaries
for hospital personnel. "We must
meet the competition for the la-
bor force with better salaries to
maintain our operation", the speak-
One of the main reasons for in-
CLEVELAND, OHIO-Basic In-
corporated this week announced
quarterly dividends of 62% cents
per share on the 5% convertible
preference stock, payable January
2, 1970, and 20 shares per share
on the common stock, payable Jan-
uary 2, 1970, both to holders of re-
cord December 22, 1969.
and material blessings to you.
Natural Gas Co.
- Say You Saw It In The Star -
Wishing you the best of
everything at Christmas-
time and always!
George Y. Core
Clerk, Circuit Court
Though we may speak of
Christmas-card, writing as a
chore, in reality, to most of
us, it is one of the pleasantest
"chores"of the year.
It gives us a chance to re-
member and reach old
friends, and also to say
"hello" to new acquaintances
we might like to know better.
Those of us who work at
regular jobs will find card-
writing a good way to "break
the ice" with those people
with whom nwe have little
daily contact. Perhaps. this
will be a source of a much
more meaningful relation-
ship within sterile office
When .you choose your
cards let them reflect the real
you; let the ones you select
be the ones you feel most
identified with. Don't try to
be fashionable, or "modem,"
brilliant or off-beat, unless it
happens that this expresses
your personality "as it is."
Many people use a Christ-
mas card as a kind of once-a-
year message to very special
people; they write a long
note and enclose it, or on the
back of the card. This 'gives
N you an opportunity to ex-
press personal thoughts in
the very meaning of Christ-
Another thing which is
important this time of the
year (if not at any other
time!): be spontaneous .
Don't stop and say, "Will he
be embarrassed if I send him
one and he hasn't sent me
one?" Take the chance. And
give him time to respond, if
indeed you do take him by
surprise. It will be none the
less sincere. And if you are
"caught" in this situation,
you should react genuinely.
If you want to reciprocate,
do so ... in time for him to
receive the card for Christ-
mas, and if not, with a New
Year's card or, still bet-
ter, with a special personal
thank-you by note or
A Christmas gambol oft
Miss McLane Says Rising Hospital
Costs Due to Labor, Supplies, Etc.
One of the most controversial- creased 'costs and should be the
subjects of the day is the rising least objectionable, is the increase
cost of medical care and hospital- of highly trained personnel now
ization in particular. available to give faster, more ef-
fective diagnosis and care.
Miss Minerva McLane, adminis. Miss McLane assumed the oper-
trator of Municipal Hospital here action of Municipal in 1957, and she
in Port St. Joe, told the Rotary gave a few comparative figures
Club Thursday why hospital costs for that period of time that were
are rising here in Port St. Joe. "Al- interesting.
though costs are rising throughout In 1957, the hospital earned $180,-
the nation for hospital car, Port St. 000; in 1969, $380,000. In '57 the
Joe's Municipal is below the aver- hospital had expenses of $149,000;
age in charges for this area", she in 1969, $368,000. In 1957, the hos-
said. Miss McLane stated that in pital had 35 employees with an
counties of near comparable size the hospital had 55 employees with
--Jackson, Calhoun and Gadsden- annual payroll of $88,000; in 1969
hospitaI costs are from $3.00 to a payroll of $205,000. During the
$10.00 per day per room higher period of time since 1957, the hos-
than at Municipal. pital has delivered 2,270 live births
While Miss McLane didn't point -half the present population of
it. out, Municipal is one of a very ort St.nchors, Jr., and D Joe
few hospitals in this area that George Anchors, Jr., and Dale
does not receive direct tax money Little were student, guests at the
aid from city or county government. club meeting.
Municipal is self sustaining and
has been for several years. It even
pays its own bonded indebtedness P
for expansion construction several
Since the dawn of recorded
history man has observed
that there is a period during
the. year when "the days be-
gin to lengthen and the cold
begins to strengthen."
It is the Winter solstice
when. the sun began to rise
over the world with renewed
vigor and power for fertil-
ity, after a period of low
The people of the North
considered the sun as a
wheel which alternately
threw its glow upon the
earth and away from it. This
sun wheel was known as
"hweol" and perhaps this is
the origin of our word
To the Jews this period
was the Festival of Lights
or Dedication, called Han-
ukkah. According to their
history, in 165 B.C. a force
of Maccabees met and van-
quished an army of. Syrians.
Judas Madcabeus entered
Jerusalem with his army and
found it desolate and in
ruins. He began the work of
purification, on the 25th day
of Kislev it was finished and
a sacred light was lighted.
In their destruction of the
temple the sacred oil was
almost depleted. However
they did find a jar which
they estimated would burn
for one day. Miraculously, it
burned for 8 days. There-
fore every year the Jews de-
cree that the 8 days prior., to
December 25 be celebrated.
The first night two tapers
are lighted. One is called the
torch. The second night a
third candle is added and so
on for each night until "the
8th day. This explains why
the true Jewish Hanukkah
candelabrum has nine arms.
To each and every one
Sof our friends: thank you!
-Say You Saw It In T.;cSWa
We would like to extend our best wishes
and thank you fur your loyal support.
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Hope your holiday basket is filled with joy!
Sern Auto Asociate Stor
Western Auto Associate Store
CHRISTMAS CK -1IP:K
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JACKSONVILLE-Now that the
cooler months are with us, the Di-
vision of Health warns that fuel-
heating space heaters, gas ranges
and furnaces can emit carbon
monoxide gas that can kill. There
is also danger from idling automo-
bile motors in a closed garage or
STers ence of smoke, and sooty deposits of fuel to another without having
ge Dr. Sowder said that in addition around heat registers, exhaust dis- burners changed and adjustments
SIII Th s 11t r to deaths resulting from acute car- charges and vent pipe joints, made by a trained service man;
bonmonoxidepoisonings,there The Division of Health says the Never use charcoal grills or
other enclosed space. and deadly. considerable danger in daily ex-. dThe Diwsion ofHealthnsays ac-
other enclosed space. !and deadly. etoow incidence of death and illness ac- hibachi pots indoors for cooking,
Dr. Wilson T. Sowder, director Each year a minimum of 1,400 oP mo noxide in the home i cidental carbon, monoxide poison-
of the Division of Health, warns persons die in the United States on monoxide in the home envirgreatly reduced by the
that many hundreds of people in as a direct result of being exposed omet.A per exposed following action:
Florida may be affected by ex- to carbon monoxide. Ten or more a long period of time may exper-llthat co
posure to this unseen hazard and persons die in Florida annually ience headaches, dizzy spells, Buy only equipment that code, Under-
may not be aware of it-because from carbon monoxide poisoning weakness, mental depression, n er- plies with the local code, Under-y national
it is invisible, odorless, tasteless from motor vehicles or space heat- vousness, irritability and circula- writers Laboratory or any national
tion impairment, testing agency; I
There are many reasons why Make sure fuel burning equip-
home heating equipment can give ment is installed by a qualified
off carbon monoxide gas. Only person in acocrdance with local
scientific instruments can detect codes and standards;
the gas but Dr. Sowder said there Provide a constant supply of
I |are warning signs that persons fresh air for safe combustion and
should regard with suspicion: the a method of venting off burning
D V IJ Iodor of burning things, the pres- gases;
" J) wae Cop-
St. Joe Hardware Company
-. O'ttSmSfr.a.twrr~ .Afl~x. s,
Have heating systems, water
heaters, kitchen stoves and other
fuel burning devices inspected and
cleaned at least once a year;
Never convert from one type
heating or taking the chill off a
particular room, such as a base-
ment or garage; and
Never leave an automobile en-
gine running in a closed garage.
Percentage increase in
five years (1962-1966):.
[lin111 I I r J -1
* Compared with 6% increase
6%T in deaths from all causes.
Number of'people per year
granted disability benefits
by Social Security: 18,0 00,
t 10 1
Cost in bent.';ts per ;. ar:
Your Christmas Szal --ntribu-
tion fights emphyssr.-.,.. tuber-
culosis and other re: rralcry
diseases-it's a nimtt.- of life'
Sand bret. !l
May God grant you and your family
these joyful gifts of this holy season...
Love, Peace and Understanding.
We thank you for your loyal patronage.
Basic Magnesia Incorporated
H. 0. Pridgeon
We wish our friends
and patrons a very mer~t
Christmas... may your holidays
ring with good cheer and plenty!
St. Joe Stevedoring
' T you a holiday season
that's in the old-time tradition!
ST. JOSEPH TELEPHONE and
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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1969
NOTICE TO BID
BID NO. 79
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
will receive sealed bids on the fol-
lowing item at the City Clerk's of-
fice, City Hall, Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, until 5:00 o'clock P.M., EST,
January 6, 1970.
NEW 1970 MODEL 4-DOOR AU-
TOMOBILE TO BE USED AS THE
POLICE PATROL CAR WITH, SPE-
CIFICATIONS AS LISTED BELOW:
1. Battery, 70 amps, Alternator
42 amps, and Amp meter and oil
3. Heavy-duty Police seats, all
4. 15" wheels.
5. Tires 8.15 x 15, 4 ply.
6. Automatic transmission.
7. Body type, 4 door.
8. Directional signals.
9. Color-black with white top,
white rear deck and upper one-
half rear doors and fenders.
10. Factory heater and defroster.
11. Factory air conditioner.
12. Spotlight, heavy duty type
mounted on left side front door
post with inside control.
13. Oil filter.
14. Engine: 8 cylinder' with mini-
mum 300 cubic inches displace-
ment, 2 barrel carburetor.,
15. Heavy duty springs and heavy
duty shock absorbers.
16. Electric 2 speed windshield
17. 119" wheelbase, minimum.
18. Outside rear view mirrors,
right hand and left band.
19. Power steering.
20. Power disc brakes, heavy duty
21. Heavy duty cooling system.
22. All standard safety equipment
for 1970 model cars.
23. Car to be wired for top blin-
ker lights and lights from old car
to be installed on new vehicle.
24. Siren from trade-in car to be
installed in new vehicle.
25. Heavy duty steel wire mesh
guard partition installed between
front and rear seats.
Bid price must include delivery
at Port St. Joe, Florida. Bids must
be marked "Bid on Police Car".
Against the purchase price of this
Patrol Car the City wishes to trade
in one (1) 1967 4-door Ford Custom
Sedan which is currently in use as
a Patrol Car and may be seen at
the City Police Station in Port St.
Joe. The City of Port St. Joe re-
serves the, right to accept or re-
ject any or all bids received.
C. W. BROCK 12-4
City Auditor and Clerk 5t
NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS
The Gulf County School Board
will receive sealed bids until 9:00
a.m., EST, January 6, 1970 in the'
office ,of the Superintendent in the
Court House in Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida for a frame type building on
the Wewahitchka E 1 e m e n tary
School site. The successful bidder
must accept the building on an
"as-is" basis and remove the build-
ing from the site. The building can
be seen by contacting Mr. Hugh
Semmes, Assistant Principal.
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids. Bid envel-
ope must be identified with a no-
tation, "SEALED BID".
R. MARION CRAIG
Gulf County Schoql Board
NOTICE TO BID
BID NO. 80
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
will receive sealed bids on the fol-
lowing item at the City Clerk's Of-
fice, City Hall, Port St. Joe, Florida,
until 5:00 o'clock p.m., EST, Jan-
uary 6, 1970.
One stainless steel Autoclave
sterilizer with the following mini-
1. Chamber 8" square by 16"
deep, with removable chamber liner
2. 3 trays 1%" deep, 8" wide,
3. Mechanical 60 minute timer.
4. Operating pilot lights.
5. Selective sterilizing to quick
6. 3% quart stainless steel water
reservoir with fill cover.
7. Accurate dial thermometer.
8. Adjustable thermostat control
selection of 250* or 270.
9. Reset button for burnout proof
10..Two 800 watt incoloy sheathed
immersion type heating elements.
11. Operates on 110 volt 60 cycle
What hot weather starts, cold
weather finishes both extremes
drain battery power. But before
you fill the air with electrifying
oaths, see us for a checkup of
your starting and charging system.
We'll find the real trouble, with-
It battery trouble is
your problem, we carry
and recommend the
finest NAPA bat-
teries. There simply
isn't a finer battery
made and we can
ST. JOE AUTO
PARTS CO., Inc.
A current with 6 foot 3 conduc- OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR required to serve a copy of your
A.tor cord. current with 6 foot 3 conduc- OF FLORIDA, IN ANDUNTY. answer to the Complaint on the (SEAL)
tor cord. GULF COUNTY. Plaintiff's attorney, J. Donelson
Bid price must include delivery CASE NO. 3303 Jones, 222 East 4th Street, Panama
at Port St. Joe, Florida. The City SUE MADALINE MARTIN, City, Florida and file the original F
of Port St. Joe reserves the right Plaintiff, answer in the office of the Clerk C
to accept or reject any or all bids -vs- an Circit nurth Gulf County Flor- A
received. Bid opening will be Jan- JAMES EDWARD MARTIN, of Circuit Court, Gulf County, Flor- A
uary 6, 1970, at the regular meeting Defendant. ida, on or before the 12th day of MARYP]
of the City Commission. 12-181January, 1970. Fail not or a Default PaI
of the City Commission. 12-18 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION Judgment will be entered against __
C. W. BROCK 3 3t TO: JAMES EDWARD MARTIN, you. JOHN
City Auditor and Clerk 109 Bruner Drive, Montgomery, Dated this 4th day of December, Def
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED T
FOURTEENTH J UD ICIAL that a Complaint for divorce has GEORGE Y. CORE, TO: Joh
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE been filed against you, and you are Clerk of Circuit Court, whose
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hlY THE SPIRIT OF T.-,E SEASON GLOW.
BRIGHTLY IN EVERY HEART AT CHRISTMAS TIME.
WE HOPE YOUR HOLIDAYS ARE TRULY JOYOUS!
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Gulf County, Florida. address are unknown.
4t-12-11 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for divorce has been filed
[N THE CIRCUIT COURT, against you and you are required
FOURTEENTH J U DICIAL to serve a copy of your written de-
IRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN fenses, if any, to it on Hon. Cecil
kND FOR GULF COUNTY. G. Costin, Jr., plaintiff's attorney,
LOUISE SPELL, whose address is 221 Reid Avenue,
intiff, Port St. Joe, Florida, on or before
s- January 12, 1970, and file the ori-
WAYNEs-- SPELLginal with the clerk of this court
AYNE SPEndant either before service on plaintiff's
NOTICE OF ACTION attorney or immediately thereaf-
In Wayne Spell, defendant, ter; otherwise a default will be en-
e residence and post office tered against you for the relief
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demanded in the complaint or pe-
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court on December 8, 1969.
GEORGE Y. CORE,
Clerk, Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida
Midget Investments with