The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: November 20, 1975
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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15 Cents Per Copy

City Insurance Costs

Take A Giant Leap

Toward Ionosphere

Park Plans On Display

First Contract Satisfied

Band Rated "Superior" by Contest Judges

Port St. Joe High School'sband travelled to Panama City Saturday
afternoon to participate in the Florida State Bandmaster's Association
marching contest. The band competed in the event in Tommy Oliver.
Field, along with other bands of the Northwest Florida area.
For the first time in several years, the band received a unanimous
"Superior" rating from the judges for the event. The band was judged for
their playing ability, marching expertise and the general effect of the
The band will enter the second phase of the area judging in March of

next year when they compete in the concert judging. A "Superior" rating
in this competition would make the group eligible to participate in the
state contest. It has been awhile since a local band has qualified for this
opportunity. ,.
The band is under the direction of Ray Smith, who is in his first year
here at Port St. Joe High. His assistant is Miss Ann Aldridge.
The band is shown in the photograph above as they appeared in
Tommy Oliver Field Saturday afternoon. Star photo

The County Commission-
appointed committee met last
Thursday morning with rep-
resentatives of the prospec-
tive donor for a new library
building to get the donor's
As a result of the meeting,
the committee will recom-
mend to the Gulf County
Commission that they proceed
with consideration of accept-
ing the offer.

Cub Pack Gets

Active Again

Port St. Joe Cub Scout Pack
47 will have its monthly meet-
ing Tuesday night, November
25 at 7:30 in the St. Joe Ele-
mentary cafeteria. Several
awards are to be presented at
this meeting..
It is important that each
Cub Scout's parent or guard-
ian be present. Also, anyone is
interested in working in the
Cub Scout program is urged to
attend or contact any Den
mother or the Cubmaster.
Volunteers are desperately
needed before a membership
drive can be started, or any
new Scouts added to the Pack.

Early Paper

Next Week
The Star will be printed
and delivered a day early
next week due to the
Thanksgiving holidays.
The Star will be printed
on Tuesday afternoon and
be distributed through the
mails on Wednesday.
The publishers of the
newspaper will close next
weeks paper to advertis-
ing and news copy next
Monday afternoon at 5:00

The donor would give a,
specified amount of cash and
make annual payments of a
stated sum for ten years for
operation purposes if the coun-
ty would furnish the remain-
der of the money needed to
build and operate the facility.
No details are being made
public at this time until the
agreement can be worked out.
Commission chairman El-
dridge Money appointed a
committee composed of Mon-
ey, Otis Davis, Jr., Silas
Player, Charles W. Brock,

Tom S. Coldewey, Charles
Smith, W. B. Simmons and
Mrs. James T. Mceill, with
William J. Rish and Mrs. Jane
Patton, District Librarian to
serve as ex-officio members.
Money charged the commit-
tee to make a study for a
complete library for Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka, sug-
gesting a location, building
proposal, financial require-
ments and operational plans.
This committee is expected
to begin their deliberations
immediately. I

Insurance, principally its
cost, shook the City Commis-
sion Tuesday night, when the
agent writing the City busi-
ness at the present, Tomlinson
Insurance Agency, notified
the Board their insurance
coverage for the new fiscal
year would run $63,479.00. This
didn't include malpractice in-
surance for the Municipal
Hospital which will run an
additional $10,000. This
amounts to almost a full mill
in taxes at the present valua-
tion of city property.
Tomlinson said rate in-
creases, increased coverage
on more personnel and the
wastewater Treatment plant
has jumped the insurance bill
dramatically from the ori-
ginal .three-year bid which

was let two years ago.
Tomlinson pointed to the
difficulty of securing mal-
practice insurance for the
hospital but said he could offer
the coverage.
Tomlinson said, that in view
of the present insurance mar-
ket, it might be to the City's
advantage to re-bid the busi-
ness, even though his firm has
another year to go on his
The Commission asked
Tomlinson to come up with
mal-practice figures at the
next meeting and at that time,
the Board would make a
decision on the matter.
Richard Barrett, of the De-
partment of Community Af-
fairs, presented the Board


10 Cases City Ends Fiscal Year In the Black

Tried In


Gulf County Circuit Court
disposed of ten criminal cases
on Monday and Tuesday of
this week. Judge Larry G.
Smith presided over the ses-
sion. ,
On Monday, the case of
David Phillip Graves, charged
with aggravated assault, was
continued to the February 16
.A jury ruled that Ronnie
Kenneth Wood was not guilty
on a charge of aggravated
Tuesday, a jury ruled that
Willie Lee Butler was not
guilty of a count of burglary
and dismissed a case of break-
ing and entering ..against-
Johnny Mack Harrell, both of
whom were charged with
breaking into Rich's IGA.
A case of grand larceny
against Raymond and Martha
Smit lwas continued to a later
session of court. They are
charged with moving mort-
gaged furniture.
Donald Earl Stark's case on
a charge of three counts
pertaining to narcotics was
Donald Dewey Brake will be
sentenced today as the result
of a. charge of carrying a
concealed weapon,
A state grand jury charge
against Madaline Raffield,
Sigrid Geissler and Hans
Geissler for trafficking in nar-
, c6tics was continued.
Steve Gardner entered a
guilty plea to a count of
aggravated assault and was
given two,. years probation.
Charles Wayne Gable,
charged with buying and rec-
ceiving stolen goods had his
case continued.

Ard to Chair

School Board

The School Board met Tues-
day evening in special session
to appoint officers for the new
fiscal year. The appointment
sessionn was held all over the
state by the various school
boards in keeping with Florida
The Gulf County Board se-
lected Herman Ard of Port St.
Joe to serve as their chairman
for the coming year. Ard is in
his first term as a school
board member.
Veteran board member,
Kenneth Whiifield,. was nam-
ed to thp post of Vice-Chair-
man b, the Board.'


The City ended its fiscal year on
October 1 and Clerk Charles Brock
presented the Commission Tuesday night,
with a year-end financialstatement which -
showed the City ended the year with
money in the bank not much, but still,
money in the bank.
Brock's report showed the general
operating budget en4ed its fiscal year.with
$55,134.25 in its operational account. This
was a little less than was left last year and
Brock warned that it may be more than

will be left at the end of the present fiscal
year if spending isn't carefully watched. -
The City spent less than it had
budgeted and took in :.more. .than- ;it.
anticipated. Budgeted expenses for the
general operation for fiscal 1974-75 was
$632,871.00 The City spent $577,736.15.
The City collected $709,803.64 from
its various sources of revenue for the year;
$76,932.64 more than anticipated. A sum of
$24,944.85 was 'transferred to the Water
and Sewer Department for capital expen-

This doesn't mean the, City is $55,000
this side of being broke. Squirreled away
, savings accounts and investments is
some $337,702.79 in money set aside for
replacing property and equipment, police
retirement and bond sinking funds.
Most of the unbudgeted income came
from cigarette taxes, property taxes,
miscellaneous income, interest earned on
invested money and federal revenue
sharing funds.

Although spending was within the
budget, several areas went over the
anticipated needs. Repairs to streets,
parks and cemeteries from adverse wea-
ther conditions this year ran these
budgets in the red. The storms cost the
City $17,000 more than it expected to
spend in these areas.
The City Water and Sewer Depart-
ment worked its financial program out
almost even. The Department took in
$1,200 more than it spent for operations.

Committee Takes Its First Rotary Charity Ball Scheduled
The-Port St JeRtr maeIn. advance-by-c Allng-- A

The Port St. Joe Rotary
Club is now making plans for
their thirteenth annual charity
ball, according to Chauncey
Costin, chairman of the event.
Costin said the ball will be
held Saturday, December 6 in
the Centennial Building with
the Bay High School Dance
Band providing the music.
The Bay High Band scored a
hit with those attending the
ball for the Golden Anniver-
sary Celebration and they are
being brought back for the
December affair.
Tickets are now on sale by
all members of the Rotary
Club at $10.00 per couple.
Table reservations may be

made in advance by calling
Ted Cannon at the Florida
First National Bank at Port
St. Joe.


All proceeds irom mthe ban
are used each year by the Club
for charitable work in the

Sharks Going Into State

Championship Play-offs

Port St. Joe's Sharks Alachua-Santa Fe, win-
ootball team will go into ner in District Four here
he state championship in Port St. Joe Friday,
lav-offs this year as the November 28.

result of their District
Three championship win
over the Blountstown Ti-
gers last Friday night.
The Sharks will meet

The Santa Fe squad,
like the Sharks, own an
8-1 won-loss record for the

Present for the meeting are shown above, left to right: Dr. Richard Morley,
(, 1Board M eets H ere President of the College; Marvin Urquhart, attorney; Dr. Bill Carter, George
G. Tapper, chairman; Helen Sowell, Dr. Robert King, Ted R. Bowers, Lee
Gulf Coast Community College Board of Directors met here in Port St. Joe Henderson, director of the Community College System of Florida; Ed
last Thursday for their annual session held in the county. The Board met in the Bandjough and Dr. Larry Tyree, executive vice-president of Gulf Coast.
Gulf County Courthouse, taking up their regular order of business. Those Star photo

with a finished plan for devel-
opment of the old Washington
High School area into a com-
munity recreation facility.
Barrett had cost estimates for
the job which ran to an
estimated $80,000. The money
for the development will be
made available from a gov-
ernment block grant arranged
by the Northwest Florida
Planning and Advisory Coun-
The plans are on display at
the City Hall for those who are-
interested to make an inspec-
tion and possible recommen-
dations for changes.
The City closed out the first
phase of the various contracts
which were made to construct
the Wastewater Treatment
plant this week, when they
paid Zurn Industries $29,000 as
the final payment on the
incinerator for the plant. The
City had been holding the
money until the furnace was
made operational. Zurn had
signed documents signifying
that the problem of the fur-
nace was in a design area
approved by the plant engin-
eer, so the City had no
recourse but to pay the bill.
Variuos other portions of the
plant project are still being
negotiated by the City due' to
problems in operation and
alleged errors in the construc-
tion process.
In other matters, the Com-
-Received a letter from the
Department of Environmental
Regulation praising the City's
efforts with the Wastewater
Treatment plant and the de-
gree of treatment being per-
formed at the lant. The letter
especially lauded plant man-
ager Bob Simon for his efforts
in making changes in the plant
to make it operate properly.
-Ordered the Police De-
partment to survey City
streets in preparation to es-
tablishing a more realistic
speed limit.
-Instructed assistant police
chief Leroy Roberson to con-
tinue with his efforts recently
inaugurated to collect parking
fines. Roberson said he had
the .unpaid tickets filed ac-
cording to license numbers
and is sending notices for
payment. He said the system
was resulting in a higher
percentage of collections.



On Charge

A male juvenile was return-
ed to Port St. Joe and charged
with aggravated battery and
burglary with intent to com-
mitt an offense.
Sheriff Raymond Lawrence
stated that the juvenile appar-
ently several weeks ago 'en-
tered a house in Overstreet,
took some money, and attack-
ed a young housewife who re-
turned home and surprised the
The suspect fled to Georgia
where he was arrested for an
offense committed there. A
Gulf County deputy and a
Division of Youth Services
counselor picked him up and
brought him back to Gulf
County. The juvenile is pre-
sently in the DYS Dententidn
Center in Panama City.
Gulf County deputies inves-
tigating the incidents esta-
blished the identity of the sus-
pect by photographs and later
on in a line-up. The arrest was
the result of several days'
investigation by the Sheriff's

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SLibrary Will Enhance

SOur Image of"Home"

One of the biggest stirs from a include construction of a new lib
news story in several years was building, there were, always s
received here at The Star last week ingly more important, things
; :after the paper hit the streets with ping up to erode away the p
our story on the new library last which was being built for
week. We didn't really know there construction. With about $50,00
-=was such strong feeling in favor of in the pot and the donation by
.- construction of a library building good samaritan, it looks as if we
:-here until that story was published, finally score.
-We are gratified over the expres- For a number of years, P
sion. Joe has been just the place w
-s While we are gratified over the Joe has bn u population earn
:reaction to the story, we are more m happens to live. No
ghyliving and happens to live. Now
gratified that our city has this becoming home, since another
-chance to have what it has needed eration is reaching adulthood.
Jyfor many years. We have had library erauction of the new library
jz facilities for nearly 25 years, but the struction of the new library
service has always operated out of make our home more complete
scfeel it will add to the pride ir
:someone's hip pocket or in make- town, the prestige of the town
shift quarters. Happily, it seems as further enhance that imag
.- if these days are -numbered.. "home" as well asservea very
The voluntary action of a donor need- to asr people. '- `'sr r -,
who has said he wishes to finance at e
least a part of a library building is It's no secret that we ar
:J.the shot in the arm this project favor of construction of a
needs. While the County Commis- library. The sooner it gets done
sion set out- in their plans for better we'll like it. Apparently t
.spending revenue sharing money to are many of you who feel the s.

We 've Started Digging
e arte^

Several years ago Russian
;, Premiere Nikita Krusehev an-
nounced, "We will bury you". We
believe that we here in the United
States will beat him to the draw. In
our opinion, we took up the shovel to
start digging the grave last week,
when the House passed legislation
raising the federal debt limit to $959
billion. We now owe $561 billion and
: will take in an estimated $350 billion
;:this year.
It takes no whiz at mathematics
to see that our debt will have the
.capability of going to three times oui
annual revenue if the Senate ap-
... proves the bill. That's dangerous
ground for you and I and we believe
it's dangerous ground for the Fed-
eral Government as well.
There is no doubt in our mind
-but what the Russians are chortling
With glee over this news. Now they
have us where they want us.
: With a debt of this sort we can't
Swage a conventional war because we

0 left
e will

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s its
x it is
e. We
n the
e .of ,
real -

re in
e, the

can't afford it. Even if we had the
natural resources, we just couldn't
raise the money to finance another
With the coming of the SALT
treaty, neither could we wage an
atomic war.-
Now, all the Russians have to
do, when they get ready, is to engage
us in a conventional war. Even if we
win the war, we will be so bankrupt
after it is over, the Russians will just
have. to start up their oil wells and
their mines and move in and take us
Maybe we just don't understand
the situation, but it doesn't seem to
be far-fetched to us.
If we are going to tell New York
City they were stupid in spending
themselves into: bankruptcy and
they need to get their financial house
in order, what's wrong with applying.
the same advice to the United States
of America?

The Port St. Joe Lions Club entertained at a zone meeting last week, and, as
usual, served up their famous barbecued ribs to the members and guests who
came out for the event. In the photo above, left, Lion Bob Moore shows new
member Dana Holton what it means to be blind by feeding him a plate of
barbecues ribs while blindfolded. Sight conservation is the national project of

Drive with Care

During Holiday
Unless all drivers exert ex-
tra care for accident preven-
tion, 28 persons may be killed
in traffic crashes in Florida
during the Thanksgiving holi-
day period said the Florida
Highway Patrol this week.
"The traffic watch begins at
6:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov-
ember 26, and ends at mid-
night, Sunday, November 30,"
according to Colonel Eldrige
Beach, director of the Patrol.
This year's estimate is
based on fatality experience
observed during the past three
Thanksgiving holidays along
with an 11 percent decrease in
traffic fatalities observed dur-
ing the first 10 months of this
"Let's demonstrate our
thanks for the many blessings
of this life by protecting each
other from holiday accidents
for what is more important
than life itself,"

the Lions clubs. In the photo at right, chief chef Milo Smith turns a "hand" of
ribs to make sure it gets done just right for delicious eating. Milo did his job
well. The Lions and their guests consumed 130 pounds of barbecued ribs during
the evening. Star photos



It's funny how dogs and people are alike in
so many ways.
For instance, we have two poodles, at our
house. There's Pierre, who is big enough to take
care of himself and then there's Sidney, who
would fit nicely inside Pierre's mouth if Pierre
was to take a notion to put him there.
Pierre and Sidney get along well together as
long as things are going normal. Pierre will
protect Sidney with a low, menacing growl if he
thinks someone is trying to harm Sidney. They
will roll and play and tumble. When Pierre gets
into a chair or in his corner to sleep, Sidney will
curl up in Pierre's front paws and sleep right
there between his legs. They go outside together
and usually stay pretty close wherever they are.

.Hoboes Tested N

Jail Facilities


When we finished our first
pretty courthouse and jail,
there was for a long time very
little business in either one,
especially the jail.
Tle railroad ran through
town and the freight trains
would stop at a water tank to
tak eon water for the train's
steam engine. Some of the
empty box cars would often
contain young hoboes going
South for the winter. Someone
suggested this was a real op-
portunity to exercise our own
experiments in the wonderful
and ageless aspects of law and
order by pulling the young
hoboes out of the box cars for a
filler for the new jail.
Even during this time the
fast combat between punish-
ment and freedom was close
to the physical emotions of
some people, so we began to
say hello to the guilty and
punishable hoboes at the
water tank, put them in jail,
then say good-bye 'to the
cleansed and free hoboes be-
ing shipped out in just 30 days
at the same water tank and in
the same kind of freight box
The population of the jail
was constant and growing,

Other Editors Say:

Congress Has Missed

the Red ,Ink Message

Congress is wildly out of
step with the people of the
nation in the matter of big
public spending with borrowed
If any point emerged clearly
around the country in many
separate votes Nov. 4, it was
the feeling almost everywhere
that governments have piled
up enough debt already.
Bond issues and borrowing
*--proposals were defeated in
state after state. .Observers
generally attributed the atti-
tudes of the people to the spec-

tacle of New York City about
to collapse financially and
damage its creditors and its
citizens because of its fiscally
irresponsible spending beyond
its means for many years.
Staggering debts have been
piled up by the city, and now it
can no longer borrow in nor-
mal markets to continue living
beyond its means. There is a
national debate about whether
the federal government can.
or should, help it obtain new

With all these events on the
front pages, voters in all parts
of the nation turned the:nbs
down on nearly all new local
government spending
schemes, not just those that
would have been financed with
borrowed money but also
those which would have been
paid for by new taxes.
In short, voters appear to
have decided it is time for the
nation to clamp on the brakes
against more borrowing and
spending by governments.
To most people, that ines-

sage was made nearly two
weeks ago in those widely
separated votes by people
against spending schemes.
But did it get through to
members of Congress?
Well. on Wednesday. the
House of Representatives
authorized a level of federal
spending for the current year
that would drive the nation $73
billion or more deeper into
A move. sponsored by some
Republicans, to reduce the
overall spending ceiling by

due to the equilibrium of the
incoming guilty and the out-
going of the cleansed. Most all
things have perfect equili-
brium on close observation,
regardless of the topsy-turvey
Some of us would gather
around the jail in the evenings
to hear the hoboes sing and
play the harmonica. Some
hoboes were good crayon
artists, and we would put their
beautiful sketches on the wall
of our homes above the mantel
In return for the hoboes
giving us 30 days of their
valuable young lives in art and

just $5 billion-just a few
meager percentage points of
the total-was voted down.
The next major moves on
spending will come in the
Senate, where the starting
point will be a proposed ceil-
ing that would create an even
larger deficit-more than $74
billion instead of $73 billion.
President Ford is on record
urging Congress to slow down
national spending. But Wash-
ington reports indicate neither
the President nor the Con-
gress is likely to do much
except talk.
The national debt now is
$577 billion. Interest payments
alone on that mountain of
debts total $36 billion this
year-the third largest cate-
gory of federal spending-and
will rise to $45 billion next
Much of that money is owed
to private individuals, and to
privately owned institutions.
They invested in federal
securities on faith that the
debts would be repaid. But
sooner or later, the federal
debt may grow so heavy that
no prudent investor could
have that confidence.
When that day arrives and
the federal government itself
becomes a bad risk, the nation
will face a crisis of a kind it
might not survive.

New York City overspent
itself into just such shape. The
people of the nation seem to
have little trouble understand-
ing that, nor is the parallel be-
tween the city's mismanage-

songs, we would give the
hoboes syrup buckets of cook-
ed fresh vegetables and fried
chicken. The hoboes were
happy, and we were happy
too. It seems that generous
giving often brings a happy
thought of forgiveness, re-
gardless of the guilt and inno-
cence complex.
What fate was ahead for the
once pursued and ignoble
hoboes? Have they today,
through some quirk of the
imagination and emotion
become the noble pursuer of
the ignoble guilty in the won-
derful and ageless reality of
guilt and innocence?

White City will

Hear Rev. James
The White City Baptist
Church will welcome Rev.
Gerald James as guest speak-
er on Sunday, Nov. 23. Rev.
James is being considered for
pastor of the church and will
fill the pulpit for both morning
and evening services.
Plans for the day include
food and fellowship at lunch-
time. Everyone is invited to
come and share basket lunch
Rev. James is presently
pastor at Mount Pleasant Bap-
tist Church in Milton. He is a
native of Gulfport, Miss., hav-
ing graduated from William
Carey College. Hattiesburg,
Miss. He received his Mas-
ter's degree in Theology at
New Orleans Baptist Semi-
nary. He and his wife Cecelia
have one son, Mike, age 15.
Everyone is invited to parti-
cipate in the services of the
day. Morning worship hour is
at 11:00. and evening services
begin at 7:00 p.m.

meant and the federal govern-
ment's fiscal foolishness too
difficult for most persons to
It seems, however, to elude
the disorganized mob of poli-
ticians in Congress and the
White House. Perhaps the
voters will step in and make
wholesale changes in their
leaders when the 1976 elec-
tions arrive.
-Tallahassee Democrat

Things go along well: that is, until one gets
something the other wants. One of the main
bones of contention is a bone. A bone starts a
fight among two fast and loyal friends which
nothing else can.
When there is only one bone between the two
dogs, there is some teeth baring going on. It
doesn't matter that Pierre is 10 times the size of
Sidney, Sidney will bare his teeth, raise his
hackles and let go with a threatening a growl as
he can manage with his high tenor voice. Pierre
lets him have it right back if Sidney, who is
faster, happens to.get the bone and take off.
Right now, there is a clean, well gnawed
bone on the window sill where Pierre put it out of
the reach of Sidney. I've noticed it there for
several days. Pierre never goes to get it for a few
minutes of delicious gnawing. He doesn't want it.
He just has it there where Sidney can't get at it.
Still, they play, sleep and eat together.
Doesn't that sound just like a human being?
Even with the cold weathersltiverfng'down
on us over the week end, many people turned out
to enjoy the FSU Flying High Circus. The
weather was so cold that even the fire built
behind the concessions stand was looking for a
coat, but the youngsters from Florida State went
through their act and those present were
I saw some Florida State alumni, who shall
remain nameless in deferrence to their team's
record, at the Circus when they had been called
to Tallahassee Saturday night for Homecoming.
One FSU alumnus said, "I'd rather watch
this circus here than drive to Tallahassee to see
the one there". One guess as to who said it.

I learned Saturday night that Port St. Joe's
band made a "Superior" rating in their contest
Saturday afternoon in Panama City. That's the
first time a Port St. Joe band has made above
zero in quite some time. I've been telling you
here how good they are this year, and now those
who judge such things for a living have said so.
Come out and see them Friday night at the
football game.

Kenneth Creech came by the office last
Thursday, after Veterans Day, and brought two
newspapers which were announcing some of the
reasons for the celebration of Veterans' Day.
Kenneth had an old Dothan Eagle, printed in
1918, which was headlined, "PEACE, War Ends
In Europe". The paper gave the full details of the
signing of the Armistice and of the abdication by
the Kaiser. Another paper, printed in Texas in
1928 was announcing the death of former
President Woodrow Wilson. The story went on to
detail how Wilson didn't die before he saw the
establishment of his dream, The League of
Nations, which was founded to ward off any
World Wars in the future.

We know Wilson's League of Nations didn't
deter World War II, and by reading the papers in
recent days, it looks as if the United Nations is
not going to have much better luck with World
War III.
With the small left-leaning nations joining in
a block to pass an necessary resolution
opposing Zionism, the UN met on shaky ground
last week. The United States even threatened
withdrawal of its financial support of the
organization if the resolution wasn't quashed.
This, alone, is a precedent since the United
States has been calmly shelling out the money to
keep the circus on the Hudson operating while it
seems as if the main order of business is to villify"
our nation through the guise of championing
peace. We have been paying the bill for these
same nations to propagandize to the world about
what ogres we are.
You could tell it was getting close to a
presidential election year. Senators Henry
Jackson, Clifford Case and even Edward
Kennedy stood up for the United States by saying
the resolution was "irresponsible".
Maybe some good will come out of that
resolution after all.



THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 1975


THE STAR. Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 1975 PAGE THREE


Front row, left to right: Cheryl Hatcher, Cindy Adkins and Regina Ellis. Back row, left to
right: Sandra Varnum, Tammy Norwood and Janice Walton. Not shown is Gail Rodgers. This
group of young ladies will be among the 13 participants in the Junior Miss Program to be held
Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. in the Commons Area of the high school. Star Photo

Annual Junior Miss

Program Saturday

The Port St. Joe Jaycees
will present the annual Junior
Miss Program, Saturday,
November 22, at 8:00 p.m.,
est, at the Port St. Joe High
School Commons Area.
The 13 girls who will parti-

cipate in the program will be
judged on physical fitness,
talent, personality, scholastic
ability, and not beauty.
Tickets may be purchased
from any of the contestants or

at the door the night of the
program. Prices for adults are
$2.00 and students $1.00.
Mistresses of ceremonies
will be Miss Jeri Rich and
Miss Eva Maddox.

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Observe Classrooms

Four teachers from Lucille
Moore Elementary School in
Panama City spent the day at
Port St. Joe Elementary
School on Tuesday, November
11, observing in classrooms
using the Individually Paced
Instruction (IPI) Reading
Milton Acton, principal of
Lucille Moore and chairman
of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools Visiting
Committee which recently ac-
credited the local school, was
impressed 'with IPI and re-
quested permission for his
teachers to observe it in oper-
ation. The Bay County teach-
ers are considering adoption
of the reading system in their
Local teachers whose class-
rooms were observed were:
Barbara Whitfield, second
grade; Sylvia Costin and
Avaryee Martin, third grade;
Ruth Phillips, fourth grade;
Virginia Blick, fifth grade;
Martha Sanborn, sixth grade;
and Lula Wilson and Madeline
Wynn, Reading Lab.
In addition to those classes
listed above, IPI reading is
also used in the Port St. Joe
Elemental y School kindergar-
ten. These beginning students
undergo a thorough and ex-
tensive readiness program
which leads to the mastery of

the 46 skills necessary to begin
formal reading. The acquisi-
tion of these skills before en-
tering formal reading is of
prime importance since stu-
dies have shown that placing
-pressure on children to read
too early can result in learning
disabilities and poor attitudes
later on in school.
IPI is a continuous progress

program which stresses giv-
ing the student a mastery of
basic skills and allowing him
to work at his own level of
competency. All learning
styles are provided for
through the use of a variety of
teaching materials. Interested
parents are invited to contact
the school for more informa-
tion on this program.

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Christmas Bazaar Set

The Port St. Joe Garden
Club will have a Christmas
Bazaar from 10 a.m. to four
p.m. this Friday and Saturday
at the Garden Center on
Eighth Street.
There will be a selection of
unusual items including hand-
crafted Christmas decora-

tions, potted plants, beautiful
driftwood, clever note paper,
collectable attic treasures,
and a chance to relax, sit down
with a nickle cup of coffee and
a nickle homemade cookie and
visit awhile. You'll find that
special gift there.

Mrs. Brinson Hosts Group

Mrs. R. H. Brinson was hos-
tess to Mission Group II of the
First United Methodist Church
on November 17. Prior to the
meeting. Mrs. Brinson served
refreshments to those attend-
ing: Mesdames H. W. Griffin,
Alfred Joines. Stella Farris.
Roy Gibson. Sr.. Essie Wil-
liams. George Suber. Charles
Browne. Chauncey Costin. 0.
M. Taylor. W. T. Mosely. Jr.
and Miss Gertrude Boyer.
Mrs- Joines opened the
meeting with prayer. During
the business meeting. officers
for the new year were elected.
Mrs. Charles Browne gave
the program, reading the
1(0th P'salm. and a timely

program on Thanksgiving.
Mrs. Chauncey Costin in-
':ited the group to meet with
her in December.

Bake Sale Sat.
On Saturday, November 22,
beginning at nine a.m., there
will. be a bake sale in the
Fellowship Hall of the First
United Methodist Church. A
wide variety of delicious
baked "goodies" will be on
Come early, have a cup of
free coffee and select your
favorites among the cakes,
pies, cookies, candy, etc. The
50th Anniversary plates will
also be available for purchase
at this time'.

A combination cake sale and
flea market will be held at the
Fiesta Fair at Mexico Beach
this Saturday from 10 a.m.,
cst, until.
The Fiesta Fair is located on
Highway 98 in Mexico Beach.
The cake sale is designed to
offer some relief to the cooks
in the family. Enjoy your
holiday too. Cakes, pies,
candy and cupcakes (all
homemade) will be offered for
The sale is sponsored by the
Mexico Beach Chamber of
Commerce. There will be free
booths for anyone wishing- to
offer a flea market display at
that portion of the Fair 'at
Mexico Beach.

Mr. and Mrs. Rickey Ard
are around to announce the
birth of their son, James
Brian. He was born at Bay
Memorial the tenth of Novem-
ber and weighed seven
pounds, 412 ounces.
Grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Bob Myers and Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Posey, all of
Highland View.

Sheila Lemiux
The family of Marvin Lem-
iux would like to express their
deepest appreciation to all the
churches of Gulf County and
other areas for praying for
their daughter, Sheila, during

her serious illness.
On October the 10th, :they
were told of Sheila's condition,
and later it was diagnosed as a
malignant tumor. The doctor
advised surgery as soon as
possible. Becoming very; dis-
turbed by this report, -they
began to call on Christiahs to
pray. Prayer was made" and
the hand of God moved. On
November 7th, when Sheila
was again operated on, there
was no trace, not even a scar,
of any tumor. They praise God
for this miracle, and for the
Christians that prayed.
Thank you.

Can 227-2311



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shop at the

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Fri. & Sat.

Cookies and Coffee 5


Eighth St.

After Monday

November 24, 1975

Dr. John V. Philpot's

Medical Office in Port St. Joe

Will be Closed

He has accepted the position of Assistant Medical
Director of Division Hospital in Lake City, Fla, and is
returning to practice there in Division Hospital Clinic.

First United

Methodist Church
Monument and Constition
Port St. Joe, Fla.
CHURCH SCHOOL .................... 9:45 A.M.
PREACHING SERVICE........ 11 A.M. & 7:30 P.M.
CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday)...... 7:30 P.M."

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FAGE FOUR THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. TIIURSDAY, NOV. 20, 1975


Has Job


The Gulf County Association
for Retarded Citizens an-
nounces the following job
openings in an adult activity
1. Director-Minimum re-
quirements: four years col-
lege degree with courses in
rehabilitation or related
fields. Should have at least
two years full time paid em-
ployment which includes ad-
ministrative work, directing
and supervising staff, pro-
gram planning, and develop-
ment. Three references should
be provided.
2. Instructor Minimum
two years college level course
Work in fields related to re-
'- habilitation of handicapped
persons. One year experience.
A sincere interest in mentally
retarded adults.
3. Instructor aide-Qualifi-
1 cations: High school diploma
or above. Experience in per-
.. sonal care of children or
adults having need for super-
-'",. vision. Sincere interest in
helping retarded persons. Pro-
vide at least one reference.
4. Secretary aide-Qualifi-
cations: Secretarial or college
training, must be able to type


Mr. and Mrs. Albany at Wewahitchka High School.
!Thomas of Wewahitchka have Her fiance is currently serv-
!:announced the engagement ing in the U. S. Navy.
: and approaching marriage of
. :their daughter, Bennye Lou, to The wedding will be an
:Al Glaze, the son of Mr. and event of December 20 at 2:00
:Mrs. W. P. Glaze, also of p.m. at the First United
'Wewahitchka. Methodist Church in ,Wewa-
Miss Thomas is a 1974 grad- hitchka. No invitations are
-:uate of Florida State Univer- being sent, but all friends and
Sity, and is presently teaching relatives are invited to attend.

"M" Night Services

' Monday at Long Avenue

: Southern Baptist Churches charge of this annual meeting.
pof Gulf and Franklin counties "M" Night is mobilization
,will observe their annual "M" mght for Southern Baptists. At
SNight meeting this year on this annual meeting emphasis
Monday, Noviabers,24;-it 7a30 sise placed "upp training,, in
.p.m. at the Long Avenue Bap- church membership. The spe-
;tist Church of Port St. Joe. cial speaker is Rev. Ben Pea-
.:Rev. Lindsey Boyd, Minister cock, pastor of First Baptist
.,of Education of the First Bap- Church of Panama City.
it Church of Panama City is Special music for the meet-
the Association Training ing will be provided by the
'snion Director. He will be ii: Praise Choir of the Long
Avenue Baptist Church, along
t, MANY, MANY THANKS with their youth ensemble,
I, For your prayers, cards and which is known as "Jubila-
tlowers during my recent ill- tion."
ness. They meant so very The public is invited and all
much to me and were deeply Baptists are encouraged to
appreciated. So thanks again, attend. Rev. J. C. Odurn is
Henry Campbell pastor of the host church.

By Joe St.Clair
Beauty is where you
are. The story is told of
the man walking through
a Scottish moor, examin-
ing flowers and blades of
grass through lis pocket
lens. A shepherd, moved
by curiosity, drew near
and watched with .inter-
"Wouid you like to view
this moss cup through my
lens?" the man inquired
of the shepherd. He eager-
ly assented. He looked,
his eyes filled with as-
lonishment, and asked:
"Can this be a ,moss
cup?" Assured that it
was, he looked again at
.. the tiny flower through
Sthe lens.
"Sir, I wish you had
never shown this to me."
"Why?" the man asked in
surprise. "Because." was
the reply, "I tread on
thousands of them every
day of my life."
Like the shepherd-so
many people fail to see
the beauty of life that sur-
rounds us all.

St. Clair

Funeral Home


ando o general bookkeeping.
Resume should be in before
November 24, and mailed to:
Board of Directors, Gulf Co.
A.R.C., P. 0. Box 296, Port St.
Joe, 32456.

Sybil Renee Underwood
Sybil RenIee

One Year Old
Sybil Renee Underwood
celebrated her first birthday,
October 25. She is the daugh-
ter of Clinton Underwood, and
the late Margaret Underwood.
Grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Jesse Dawson and Mr.
and Mrs. Willie R. Underwood.

the members of the

Church of Christ
invite you to meet with them:

Sunday Morning Bible Study... 10:00
Sunday Morning Worship ...... 11:00
Sunday Night . .. 6:00
Wednesday Night .............. 7:00

Corner 20th St. & Marvin
James Brantley, Minister
Phone 229-8153

A New Pattern Making, Fitting & Design Method
Copy or Design Your Own Clothes!!!
Get That
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LEARN HOW YOU CAN: *Eliminate costly & time-con
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'Complete a garment in 2 hours *Get q good fit every time
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JOE Dining Room Rest.
JOE 18 West 5th St.
Mon., Dec. 1 1 l 0
Banquet Room Admission
504 less
Hwy. 98 & 4th St. with this od
Classes at 10 a.m.
& 7:30 p.m. Drafting materials
for sale at class.

Miss Brenda Guilford

Honored with Shower

Miss Brenda A. Guilford,
bride-elect, was the recent
honoree at a bridal shower
held last Thursday.
Hostessing the affair at the
Mexico Beach Chamber of
Commerce building were Mrs.
A. A. St. John, Mrs. Reba
Rheburg, Mrs. Barnie Earley
and Mrs. George Holland.
Miss, Guilford greeted her
guests accompanied by her

mother, Mrs. C. E. Guilford
and her paternal grand-
mother, Mrs. James Guilford.
She was the recipient of many
beautiful and useful gifts.
Miss Guilford will become
the bride of Louis Sanford
Livings, December 5th at six
p.m., CST, at the United
Methodist Church at Mexico
Beach. All friends and rela-
tives of the couple are invited

to attend. The reception will
follow at the home of the bride
at Mexico Beach.
For her shower, the honoree
wore a light blue three-piece
pants suit. She was presented
a corsage of white carnations
with blue ribbons by the hos-
. She is the daughter of Mayor
and Mrs. C. E. Guilford of
Mexico Beach.

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This washer stands up to hard
use, thanks to a heavy duty mo- ,,
tor and othir components
used in Frigidaire
Commercial Washers.
It helps keep the shape
and stretch in knits longer
with the gentle wash action
of the Frigidaire Knits cycle. You'll
also find it helps keep wrinkles out
of permanent press items with 3
Permanent Press Wash cycles. The
matching Frigidaire Dryer lets you
dry up to 18 pounds of laundry all at WC D-DEC
once, and provides cycles specially
. designed for knits and permanent
press items. An Automatic Dry cy-
cle turns off the heat when clothes Financing arranged in
are dry.
our store. We finance
our own accounts.

sEnjoy an oven that can

clean while it cooks,

even cook while you're

away. From Frigidaire.

Oven cleaning is less of a chore, thanks to
continuous-cleaning side and back panels that
begin reducing normal spatters to a present-
ably clean appearance during normal baking
or roasting. Spillovers should be wiped away.
Bottom panel removes for sink-side cleaning
of heavy soil. Automatic Cook-Master controls
let you program the oven to cook a meal at
preset time and temperature. On top of the
range, a Heat Minder surface unit helps guard
against boilovers. As an added convenience,
Model REG-38 Easy-View surface unit controlsreveal a
bright, easy-to-see orange strip when any sur-
T dcoface heating unit is turned on.
Trained servicemen to keep
your appliance working.

R Furniture and

ROCHEIS Appliance Store
: 209 Reid Ave. Phone 227-5271

Al Glaze Bennye Lou Thomas

5 10th St.

ee Batey
Ifessional Tail-
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pattern Maker

THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 1975 PAGE FIVE

Ordination for James Maddox

ular evening worship of the
Lone Avenue Church.
Friends of .Rev. and Mrs.

Danny Maddox are especially
invited to attend this service
of ordination.

Miss Pam Burch, bride-
elect of William David Arnette
III, was honored with a bridal
shower on November 13, in the
social hall of First Baptist
Church. The' bride's chosen
colors of blue and white were

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tfor Y)ur Mon(ey
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i, purchase of Merle Norman *
Cosmetics? you get our FREE
Gift of a smart mock tortoise
shell and crystal look purse. *
Inside, a Holiday Collection
of six Merle Norman beauty- *
makers including: Intense Body *
Moisturizer, Candescent Face 0
Makeup, Taupe Creamy Eye
9 Shadow, a Trio Compact with
SSatin Sienna Lipstick, Tawny I 0
Cheek Color Creme and Russett
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*Offer good through Dec. 25.1975 -
or while supplies last at participating
studios. Redeemable only at time
of purchase.

)used throughout the par
Hostesses for the occasi<
were: Gwen DeWitt, Car
Dixon, Jean Fortner, Othec
Gable, Dot Grossman, Cha
lotte Pierce, Betty Pric
Brenda Richards, Verr
Smith and Sandra Swatts.
Pam received many love
and useful gifts from friend


Group Met


Mission Group I of the Fir!
United Methodist Church m4
at 9:30 a.m. November 18 wit
Mrs. Ralph .Swatts, Sr. Th
business meeting was coi
ducted by Chairwoman, Mr
W. L. Altstaetter. Pledge
cards were signed. Canne
goods will be collected by tt
group for a needy family.
Mrs. Johnie McCurdy le
a very inspirational Thank:
giving program, with the a&
distance of Mrs. Herman Dea
and Mrs. Edwin Ramsei
Thirteen members were pri
sent for the meeting.
The next meeting will be
Christmas Party with Mr!
Edwin Ramsey.

ty and relatives that cal
ing the appointed houi
on moment of the gala
ol the hostesses present
da honoree with a silver
r- tray.
e, Pictured are left to
na Mrs. William David
Jr., mother of the
ly elect, Pam, and Mrs.
ds Burch, the honoree's



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Mr. and Mrs. J. Y.
st ly of White City annou
et marriage of their da
h Anita Joyce Wimberly
.e to Don Swain in the i


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led dur-
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Rev. J. C. Odum, pastor of
the Long Avenue Baptist
Church, announces plans for
the ordination of James "Dan-
ny" Maddox, a former mem-
ber of their church.
Danny, who was a resident
of Port St. Joe and an em-
ployee of Vitro Corporation for
several years, is now a
second-year student at Baptist
Bible Institute in Graceville

,where he is earning a degree
in theological education. Mr.
Maddox has recently been
called as pastor of the Bethle-
hem Church at Kynesville,
near Cottondale. The Long
Avenue Baptist Church of Port
St. Joe has been designated as
the ordaining church.
The service of ordination
will be held at 4:00 p.m..
Sunday. November 23, in the

-_;*'asli .' .:.'
Miss Mary Jane Cathey


o right: Mr. and Mrs. William 0. of Southern Mississippi. Mr.
Arnette, Cathey, Jr. of Mexico Beach, Adkison is now stationed at
groom- announce the engagement and Fort Sill, Oklahoma with the
Roy L. approaching marriage of their United States Army.
mother. daughter, Mary Jane, to The wedding will take place
Perry Neal Adkison, son of December 12th, at six. p.m.,
Mr. and Mrs. Clio Adkison of EST, from the First United
Port St. joe. Methodist Church of Port St.
Grandparents of the bride- Joe with the Rev. Johnie Mc-
elect are Mrs. Allen Shipman Curdy officiating. The recep-
and the late Mr. Shipman of tion will be at 7:30 EST, in the
'I nMemphis, Teni and 'Mre.' hom f'6the' bride, -Mexico
ia William 0. Cathey, Sr. of Beach. No invitations are
.imber- Mexico Beach, and the late being sent locally, but all
nce the Mr. Cathey. friends and relatives are in-
aughter, Mr. Adkison's grandparents vited to attend the wedding
yFloyd, are Mrs. George D. Reynolds and reception.
home of of Mayfield, N.Y. and William
T B o.noL-of rBa City ToVas -

auditorium of the local
church. The ordination ser-
mon will be delivered by Rev.
Rae Mangum. pastor of the
First Baptist Church otf
Blountstown. The charge to
the church will be given by
Rev. John Wright of Cotton-
dale. Rev. J. C. Odum, pastor
of the Long Avenue Baptist
Church will deliver the charge
to the candidate. Special
music for the ordination ser-
vices will be provided by the
youth ensemble of the local
This service of ordination
will take the place of the reg-

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Corner Third Street and Baltzell Avenue

GEQRGE .PUCKETT, Minister of Music
Sunday School ......................... 9:45 A.M .
Morning Worship Service ............. 11:00 A.M.
Church Training ...................... 6:30 P.M.
Evening Worship Service .............. 7:30'P.M.
Prayer Meeting (Wed.) .............. 7:00 P.M.
"Come and Worship God With Us"
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at The

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easy way-under one roof.

Flood Welcome to
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in the Port St. Joe area .
you'll find it in our
insurance store


At The Insurance Store, you'll find every kind of
including homeowners, automobile, marine, health,
life, theft, liability, bond, aviation, and business insurance.
You'll also find a wide choice of insurance companies.
And a wide variety of insurance coverages and prices.
Best of all, you'll also find a professionally-trained
staff that can help you save money by showing you how
to buy what you need-without buying what you don't
Why pay more?
Shop and save at The Insurance Store.

V Hannon Insurance

221 Reid Ave.

Port St. Joe-

Phone 227-2011

her parents, Friday, Novem- o Mrs mo W n a .
her 14, at 5:00 p.m. Also, Mrs. Amon W. Adkison
A reception followed the and the late Mr. Adkison of
ceremony in the Wimberly's Vernon.
home. Many friends attended. Miss Cathey and Mr. Adki-uates of Port I' Betty Price... Your friendly
They are presently living in son are both graduates of Port I'm Betty Price... Your friendly
anamae presently whereliv St. Joe High School and have H Florida First National
serving in the U. S. Marines attended Gulf Coast CommuChristmas Club Teller.
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Continuous Service :i r
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Telephone 227-3511

Join Our

.... Christmas Club for 1976

Come in today-be sure to stop by my window
L and let's get acquainted. I'll be happy to sign you

Anti up for the coming year. You'll be glad you did.
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PORT ST. JOE'S FIGHTING TIGER SHARKS-Front row, left to right: Wade
Stoutamire, Curtis Williams, Barry Nobles, Keith Neel, Chester Fennell, Steve Cloud,
Phillip Davis, Bill Norton, James Ward, Joe Wilson, Ronald Daniels. Second row:
Coach Wayne Taylor, Allen Lowery, Steve Owens, Mike Etheridge, Greg Abrams,


Sept. 12-Wewahitchka H
Sept. 19-Florida High T,
Sept. 26-DeFuniak Springs H
Oct. 2-Carter Parramore T
Oct. 10-Monticello H
Oct. 17-Chattahoochee H
Oct. 24-Chipley T
Oct. 31-Wakulla T
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309 Monument Avenue Phone 229-6961
Citizen's Federal
Savings and Loan Association
Quality at Savings Phone 227-7221
Come By for a Snack
Danley Furniture Co.
Make Your House A Home
Debbie's Flowers
Next Time Send Our Flowers Phone 229-5821
Driesbach's Cleaners
Pick-Up and Delivery

Earley Hdwe. Coastal Mfg.
Hwy. 98-Highland View Phone 229-2763
Florida 1st National Bank
at Port St. Joe
Hannon Insurance
and Real Estate
Hedy's Florist
105 Reid Avenue
Henry's Stand. Station
302 Monument Ave. Phone 229-6305
Jake's Restaurant
Buffet-Steaks-Seafood Phone 229-6864
K&D TV & Sound
ZENITH Sales & Service Phone 227-2071
Kirk's 76 Service Station
301 Monument Ave. Phone 229-2622

Piggly Wiggly
For Greater Savings Phone 227-5161
Player's Supermarket
Hwy. 98-Highland View Phone 229-3376
Pollock Cleaners
and Laundry
Raffield Retail Market
Phone 229-6877
Ralph & Henry's Stand.
113 Monument Ave. Phone 227-3056
Renfro Auto Parts
Phone 229-6013
Roche Furniture
Frigidaire Appliances Phone 227-5271
St. Clair Funeral Home
Phone 227-2671

St. Joe Auto Parts
Your NAPA Dealer Phone 227-2141
St. Joe Furniture
and APPLIANCE CO. Phone 229-1251
St. Joe Hardware Co.
Whirlpool Appliances Phone 227-8111
St. Joe Motor Co.
Ford-Mercury Phone 227-3737
St. Joe Natural Gas
Gas Is Naturally Better Phone 229-3831
Skip's Gulf Service
701 Monument Ave. Phone 227-3256
The Sewing Center
Third and Reid
Western Auto
David B. May, Your Davis Tire Dealer 227-2271

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe. Fla. THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 1975 rAui. aEViN

Sharks Put It All Together

In 26-14 Defeat of Tigers

: Robert Farmer takes off through the line on a 67-yard
touchdown jaunt. Steve Whitfield (23) missed him and Curt
- Garrett gets set to make what he thought would be a tackle.

.Country Club Sponsoring

STurkey Shoot Saturday
t The St. Joseph's Bay Coun- shoot Saturday afternoon at
try Club is sponsoring a turkey the club site from 1:00 to 5:00
4 p.m. The shoot will be open to
* Ladies Round the general public.
Lea gu |A sandwich buffet will also
Ball League be served from 6:00 to 8:00
p.m., also open to the public.
: Ladies interested in forming
a women's basketball league Eveyone is invited to come
in Port St. Joe should plan to try out their shooting eye and
attend an organizational maybe get a free turkey for
meeting Thursday evening at Thanksgiving dinner.
Seven p.m. in the Gulf County
s Recreation office. The Rec A dance will be held Satur-
office is located in the Port St. day evening from 9:00 to 1:00
Joe City Hall. for members and guests.

i Bowling

Winter Mixed League On lanes seven and eight,
On November 11, Carr's won Florida Bank took three from
| three games, f om Rotagilla's 'Pepsi Cola Cathy Blackburn
on lanes one and two. Chuck bhad a 176 high game and 397
Guilford bowled a 200 high high series for the Bank. Kay
game and 498 high series, for Katynsky had a 120 high game
Carr's. Jo Ferrell bowled a 188 and a 337 high series for Pepsi
= high game and 438 series for Cola.
Rotagilla. Standings: W L
On lanes three and four, Ten Player's 32 8
Pin Lounge won four games Kats 2812 1112
from Kennedy & Wombles, St. Joe Furniture 26 14
Inc. Bertha Clayton bowled a C & G 21 19 .
192 high game and 545 series Playgirls 2012 19'12
for Ten Pin Lounge. 'Steve Florida Bank 15 25
Wombles was tops for K & W, Pate's 14 26
Inc. with a 146 game and 404 Pepsi Cola 3 37
Lanes five and six had Gulf Co. Men's League

Varnes Seaiooa winning four
games from Fiesta Food
Store. Danny Talbert bowled
a 178 high game and Stewart
bowled a 456 high series for
Varnes. Rosalie West bowled
a 161 high game and 406 series
for Fiesta.
On lanes seven and eight.
Sylvahcem won four games
from No Names. Bill Whit-
field was tops for Sylvachem
with a 204 game and 537 series.
David Howell led No Names
with a 162 game and 408 series.
Standings: W L
Carr's 28 8
Sylvachem 25 11
Rotagilla 23 13
Ten Pin Lounge 22 14
No Names 17 19
Varnes Seafood 14 22
K&W, Inc. 1012 2512
Fiesta Food Store 4'2 3112

Gulf Co. Ladies League
On lanes one and two,
Player's and Kats split
games, each taking two. Mary
Whitfield had a 171 game and
431 series to lead Player's.
Eleanor Williams was tops for
the Kats with a 192 game and
464 series.
Lanes three and four saw C
& G take three from St. Joe
Furniture. Lou Mork had a 165
game and 425 series to lead U
& G. Bertha Clayton was tops
for St. Joe Furniture with a 170
game and 480 series.
Lanes five and six had the
Playgirls taking three from
Pate's. Edwina Bowen had a
165 high game and a 396 high
series for the Playgirls. Ruby
Lucas led Pate's with a 144
game and 407 series.

Monday night on lanes one
and two, Campbell's Drugs
kep up their winning ways by
taking four points from Ten
Pin Lounge. Bo Bouington led
Campbell's with 482. Steve
Wombles' 456 was high for Ten
Lanes three and four had
King's Gulf Station taking all
four points from Butler's Rest-
aurant. Don Thomas was the
top man for King's with 497.
Harry Lowry's 507 led But-
Lanes five and six saw
Stems and Seeds take four
from Carr's Auto Sales. Nor-
man Hodges rolled the high
series for Stems and Seeds
with a 517. Bob Muguder's 482
was tops for Carr's.
On lanes seven and eight, it
was Shirt and Trophy taking
four from Player's Supermar-
ket. Jim Mashburn led the
Trophy center with his 492.
while Player's top man was
Garry McNeel with 471.
Standings: W L
Campbell's Drugs 3512 812
Shirt & Trophy 31'2 1212
Butler's Rest. 30 14
King's Gulf Ser. 25 19
Ten Pin Lounge 17 27
Stems & Seeds 17 27
Player's S'market 11 33
Carr's Auto Sales 9 35

Farmer came right back on the next series of downs with a
63-yard gallop for a score. Star photo

Sandy Sanborn hauls in an 18-yard pass Friday night for
the Sharks' first score of the night. Star photo

Leslie Costin. left, and Jo Ann Freeman, right, help little
Teresa Jones perform a handstand on the balance beam in
the program presented Monday night by the gymnastics
class. Over 50 children participated in the program,
exhibiting the various skills they have learned in the past few
weeks in the gymnastics classes sponsored by the Gulf
County Recreation Department. The students were enrolled
in three classes: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Some
of the skill exhibited by these youngsters leaves one in awe of
their ability, and makes us wonder if some might be future
Olympic competitors. Star Photo

Church Leagues

Churches interested in spon-
soring a team in the St. Joe
Men's Church League Basket-
ball program should have a
representative at an organiza-
tional meeting scheduled for
Thursday. Nov. 20 (today).
The meeting will be held in the
Gulf County Recreation Office
in the Port St. Joe City Hall at
five p.m.
This is an important meet-
ing and all churches interest-
ed in fielding a team .should
have a representative present.

401 Williams Ave. 229-6013

Win Puts

Team In


Port St. Joe's Sharks did
their thing Friday night and
rode to the District Champion-
ship by a 26-14 win over the
Blountstown Tigers.
The Sharks came from be-
hind twice in the game on big
defensive plays by Steve
Cloud, Ray Lawrence, Marcus
Manning, Calvin Watson and
Ronald Daniels and the hard
running of Robert Farmer to
trip the Tigers in an almost
perfect game for the Sharks.
The Sharks didn't lose the first
fumble, had one pass inter-
cepted and only 15 yards in
penalties in what was prob-
ably their best game of the
The Tigers took the kick-off
and in two and a half minutes
they had put six points on the
board on a 22 yard run by their
premiere runner, J. D. Baker.
The Sharks then took the
ball and used up six and a half
minutes of the clock marching
80 yards to score on an 18 yard
pass from John Owens to
Sandy Sanborn in the end zone
to knot the score. Bill Norton's
kick was good but was nulli-
fied by an off-side penalty.
The second attempt at the
point after failed.
The Sharks had another
chance to score in the first half
when Steve Cloud recovered a
Tiger fumble on the Tiger 14.
A Steve Owens pass to Sandy
Sanborn was picked off in the
end zone by Curt Garrett.
The Tigers threatened as
the half was winding down and
drove to the Shark four yard
line where Ray Lawrence and
Marcus Manning stopped Bak-
er on the four yard line to end
the threat.
The Sharks took the kick-off.
in the second half on their own
33 yard line. On the first-play
from scrimmage, Robert Far-
mer picked his way through
both lines and rambled. 67
yards to put the Sharks ahead,
with Norton's kick, 13-6.
The Tigers roared right
back and drove 72 yards to
score on a 35 yard run by
Hubby Chason, who faked a
pass and skirted right end for
his touchdown. The Tigers
attempted a kick, but the ball
was blocked and bounded into
the air. Baker caught the ball
as it fell and ran to the left
corner of the end zone for two
points, which again put the
Tigers in the lead, 14-13.
Then Mr. Farmer went to
work again and once again
worked his way through the
middle for a 63 yard scoring
run. The Sharks tried for two
points and failed, leaving the
score at 19-14 with 6:42 left in
the third period.
The Sharks were back in
business with four minutes left
in the game when Kelly Faulk
was jarred loose from a Shark
punt by Calvin Watson. Wat-

The Russian National Basketball '- '
team, currently touring the U. S.
has, at last look a 2-4 record, Losing
to Marquette, Indiana, North Caro- T'1
lina, and Maryland. Winning from I
St. .Louis and Dayton. This is the
same team that won the 1972 Olym-
pics and most all of the other inter- f I
national meets since then. Coach
7 Sean Smith, of No. Car., comment-
ed, that maybe we should send the
NCAA winner, rather than pick
I individual outstanding players. I
agree, but would suggest the winner of the NBA instead.
The Olympic committee, in its definition of profession-
alism, apparently is willing to accept each countries'
definition. I.E., there are no professional athletes in
Russia, East Germany, etc. The fact that they are paid
and subsidized by their government apparently doesn't
We, on the other hand, maintain a tight rein on our
amateurs. If the Russian and East German international
athletes are soldiers, teachers, etc. who just happen to
practice and their their specialty, then Joe Namath is just
a "panty-hose" salesman who happens to play football.
The Russians are pros in every since of the word.
LSU 24 vs. Tulane 21
Ole Miss. 17 vs. Mississippi State 14
Kentucky 14 vs. Tennessee 13
Notre Dame 13 vs. Miami 10
Houston 20 vs. Florida State 17
Nebraska 27 vs. Oklahoma 21
Ohio State 21 vs. Michigan 17
Pittsburgh 21 vs. Penn. State 18
So. Carolina 20 vs. Clemson 17
Arkansas 27 vs. Texas Tech 20

The Athletic House1

son recovered the fumble and
two plays later Farmer had
scored again from 18 yards
out. Norton kicked the extra
point, giving the Sharks their
26-14 edge over the Tigers.
The Tigers threatened again
late in the game, but the
Sharks held for four downs on
the four yard line for the
second time in the game.
Ronald Daniels stopped Baker

B'town PSJ
First Downs 12 10,
Yards rushing 292 336
Yards passing 40 18
Passes 4-14 1-2
Punts 4-32 4-41
Fumbles lost 2 0
Yards penalized 35 15
Tomorrow night, the Sharks
close out the regular season at
home against Bonifay. The
Blue Devils are tough this
year and promise to give the
Sharks a first class game

on a reverse on the last Tiger
play of the game.
In the expected running
contest between the Sharks'
Robert Farmer and the Tig-
ers' J. D. Baker, Farmer won
out with 248 yards gained in 28
carries. This gives Farmer
1,243 yards for the season. The
Sharks knew Baker was in the
game, however, since he rack-
ed up 207 yards in 27 carries.

The Sharks outstanding de
fensive effort was led by Steve
Cloud with 10 tackles and six
assists and one pass intercepr-
tion. Mike Etheridge had
seven tackles and two assists;
Sandy Sanborn, six tackles
and three assists; Ronald
Daniels nine tackles, four
assists and a fumble recovery
and Chester Fennell, seven
tackles and eight assists.

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend.

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MORNING WORSHIP ................. 11:00 A.M.
CHURCH TRAINING ................. 6:15 P.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ................. 7:30P.M.
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) .... 7:15 P.M.
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THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 1975

506 First St.

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

H. A. Norris Passes

Away Suddenly at Home

H. A. "Major" Norris, age
71, a resident of 104 Hunter
Street, Oak Grove, died sud-
denly at his residence Thurs-
day night. He was a long-time
resident of Oak Grove and a
former engineer of Apalachi-
cola Northern Railroad Co. for
many years. Prior to his death
.he was the custodian of Holly
Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife,
Mrs. Stella Norris of Oak
Grove; two sons, Rev. Allen
Norris of Biloxi, Miss. and
James Norris of Thomasville,
Ga.; three daughters, Mrs.
Dorothy Mealer of Apalachi-
cola, Mrs. Helen Broome of
Panama City and Mrs. Juan-
ita Lowery of Oklahoma City,
Okla.; 14 grandchildren and
'seven great grandchildren; a
brother, Dennis J. "Apple"
Norris of Coden, Ala. and a
sister, Mrs. Idell Ray of Oak
Funeral services were held
at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the
Highland View Assembly of
God Church, conducted by The
Rev. J. W. Hunt, assisted by
The Rev. Jean Shoots. Inter-
ment followed in the family
plot of Holly Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the

direction of Comforter Fur
eral Home of Port St. Joe.

Holiday Money

Can Cut Pay
i Earnings from holiday jobs
can affect the monthly pay-
ments of students, house-
wives, and other people get-
ting social security benefits,
according to David Robinson,
Social Security Representa-
tive for Gulf County.
The amount people earn
from holiday jobs will cause a
reduction in their social
security checks if their total'
earnings for 1975 are over
"For every $2 you earn over
$2,520, $1 in social security
benefits is withheld," Robin-
son said. "But no matter how
much you earn for the year,
you can get your full social
security payment for any
month in which you neither
earn over $210 nor do substan-
tial work in your own busi-
"Refunding overpayments
to social security could cAuse
hardship," he said.

Phone 229-6803

Curtis O'Brian, 66, I)ied

Sunday In Hospital

Funeral services for Curtis
T. O'Brian. age 66. of Oak
Grove, who died Sunday
morning in the Municipal Hos-
pital, were held Tuesday
morning. Rev. Cicero Tucker
officiated at the services in the
St. Clair Funeral Home .at
10:00 a.m. Burial followed in
the Cypress Creek Cemetery
at 12:00 noon.
Mr. O'Brian was a native of
Calhoun County. and had been
a resident of this area for the
past 37 years. He was a retired
millwright with St. Joe Paper
Survivors include his wife.
Mrs. Bell O'Brian of Wewa-
hitchka: two sons, J. D. 0'-
Brian of Eufaula, Ala. and Pat
B. O'Brian of Madison; a
daughter. Mrs. George R.
Padgett of Oak Grove: a
sister, Mrs. Cicero Tucker of
Panacea: two brothers, E. J.
O'Brian and Coley O'Brian,
both of Blountstown;, 10 grand-


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children and one great grand-
St. Clair Funeral Home of
Port St. Joe was in charge of
all. arrangements.

Mission Has

The Howard Creek Baptist
Mission had a dinner on the
* grounds, followed by fellow-
ship singing last Sunday after-
The Youth Choir from the
First Baptist Church. the-
Highland View Baptist and the
White City Baptist each sang:
Mrs. Mary Parker. Rev. J. B.
Gray, pastor of the Mission.
and Mrs. Pinkie Burkett each
sang a solo.
A quintet of Tom, Linda and
Tina Mangum, Rhonda Harri-
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Floye Brewton, left, General Manager of St. Joe Paper Company'Container Division is
shown presenting John Dawkins, a truck driver with the Container'Division, a service pin.
Mr. Dawkins recently retired, and was presented with a 23 year service pin, and a pin in
recognition of 13 consecutive years safe driving record (no accidents). Looking on are Leonard
Belin, production manager, second from right, and Pat Patterson, assistant production
manager, right.

Final Rites Mrs. Lula Bryant Died

Held For

J. D. Brake

Jake D. Brake, age 75, a
resident of 1003 Kenney's Mill
Road, died unexpectedly at his
residence last Thursday after-
noon. Mr. Brake had been a
resident of Gulf County for the
past 35 years, and was
employed as a millwright at
Kenney's Mill Lumber Co.
He is survived by his widow,
Mrs. Emma Lee Brake of
Kenney's Mill; five sons,
Mason Brake of McDavid, Foy
Brake of Anaheim,. Calif.,
Donald Brake of Highland
View, Ronnie Brake? and* Le-
Roy Brake of Kenney's Mill;
four daughters, Mrs. Louise
Deese of Crestview, Mrs.
Joyce Gaiaous, Mrs. Sandra
Brock and Mrs. Brenda Ric-
hards, all of Highland View;
18 grandchildren and seven
great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
at 2:00 Saturday at the Church
of God of Highland View,
conducted by the Rev. G. H.
Goin, pastor; Interment fol-
lowed in the family plot of
Holly Hill Cemetery.
Comforter Funeral Home
was in charge of all arrange-

Special Day

at, Oak Grove
Sunday, November 23 will
be Old Fashion Day at the Oak
Grove Assembly of God. The
guest speaker during, the
morning hour will be Rev. A.
C. Williams of Panama City.
Rev. Williams will minister in
song, and will challenge the
hearts of the congregation
with preaching.
Immediately following the
morning service, there will be
a noon meal served in the
church fellowship hall. Rev.
David Fernandez, pastor, ex-
tends an invitation to- the
public to attend.

Nov. 9 in P. C. Hospital

Mrs. Lula Mae Bryant, age
43, a resident of 182 Avenue E,
died November 9 at Bay
Memorial Hospital after a
brief illness.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Waymon Bryant of Port
St. Joe; three daughters, Mrs.
Regina Scott of Raleigh, N. C.,
Mrs. Willie Mae Thomas' of
Port St. Joe and Mrs. Gloria
Jean Bryant of Port St. Joe;
two sons. Henry Jackson of
Marietta, Ga. and Eddie Lee
Jackson of Nashville, Tenn.;
her father. Hunter Levins of
Cincinnati. Ohio: three bro-
thers. two sisters, and 11
Funeral services were held
at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Zion
Fair Baptist Church, with the
Rev. R. A. Rogers officiating.
Interment followed in the

family plot of Forest Hill
All services were under the,
direction of Comforter Fun-
eral.Home of Port St. Joe.

Please let me express my
appreciation for the many
prayers, visits, phone calls.
cards, letters, flowers, food
and other acts of kindness
during my recent illness. Also
especially to those who came
to Tallahassee to be there
during my surgery, and to the
men from Long Avenue Bap-
tist Church whose 'o willingly
donated blood. For all this and
more. 1I am very humbly
grateful. May God richly bless
each of you. ,
Minerva McLane

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with new doors, chain and new
nylon ropes. Cost $225.00, will
sell for $200.00. Call 229-2121
between 3:30 a.m. and 9:30
a.m. or all day on Fridays.
tfc 10-2
1972 23' Travel trailer, good
cond., self-contained. Call Ted
Cannon at 227-2551 or after
five at 227-5236. .fc9-25

Just arrived to help with all
your wallpapering needs.
Prepasted, Texturall, vinyl
coated, and plastic bonded. If
you need to purchase or have
wallpaper hung, see our sam-
ples. Call Alford Ramsey at

Quail and pheasant, live or
dressed. 1316 McClellan Ave.
227-3786. tfe 7-24

10 speed bikes in stock,
men's, women's. Racing style.
Touring style. Credit terms
available. Western Auto, Port
St. Joe.
tfc 6-15
Sewing machines repaired
regardless of make or age.
Over 25 years experience.
Parts, supplies for all makes.
Free estimate, guaranteed
satisfaction. 229-6782. tfc 1-30

Singer Zig Zag sewing
machine, take up 12 pmts.
$8.50 monthly. Makes button-
holes, monograms, hems,
sews on buttons, guarantee.
229-6782. tfc 1-30

1975 Singer Futura in Beauti-
ful cabinet. Must Sell! Cost
$650. Balance due $286 or $12
mo. Phone 769-6653. Free
Home Trial, no obligation.
tfc 7-24


Wanted to Rent: Dec. 1, nice
3 BR house, unfurnished, in
town. Call collect (904) 878-
4264. Mariann Henderson or
Scott Snyder. 4t 11-6

3 BR house, aluminum sid-
ing. chain link fence, price
reduced. Phone 229-5533.
ltp 11-20
House for Sale: waterfront
lot on Constitution Drive, 4
bedrooms, 3 baths, living
room, dining room, kitchen,
den, Florida room, utility
room, large garage. Call 2?7-
3102. tfc 11-13

Two lots, with pines, 4
blocks from St. Joe Beach,
$5,000. John T. Tatum, Sr. 1844
Marina Circle, North Ft.
Myers, Fla. 33903. 5tp 10-23

2 BR frame house, 2,large
sheds, garden spot in White
City. 229-6786. 2tp 11-13

Two bedroom house on two
lots, with pump, 1306 Garrison
Ave. Call 229-6160 for appoint-'
ment. tfc 10-30

Block house on Dead Lakes,
3 BR, 2 baths, LR, DR, kitchen
and den, central heat and air.
Approx. 2 acres, 265', lake
frontage. Green house and 2
utility buildings, call 639-5469.
3 BR Redwood home at 123
Bellamy Circle. Phone 674-
4105. tfc 4-10
For Sale: Mobile home 12' x
65', 3 BR 2 full bath on 75' x
112' lot in Mexico Beach,
$16,000. Also 2 lots cleared,
fenced with well and pump,
and 4 stall horse stable in
Beacon Hill, $7,000.00. Call
648-6796. tfc 1Q-9

that can build anywhere in
North Florida, in the $17,500 to
$35,000 range?
On your lot or help you find
one. Handles the detailed
paper work for VA, FHA, Far-
mer's Home or conventional
financing. Repayments to
match your budget. Start liv-
ing Southern style, call
Southern Home Builders
796-6711, Dothan, Ala.
tfc 11-14
Two-story home, 1902 Monu-
ment Ave., 3 BR, 3 bath.
Phone 227-7221 or 229-6474.
tfc 8-21
Nice house on corner lot.
with chain link fence. 711 Long
Ave. 229-6153. tfc 10-23
Two BR house on three lots
at White City. Contact Cecil G.
Costin. Jr. or call 227-4311.


One bedroom furnished
house at St. Joe Beach. In-
quire at Smith's Pharmacy.
tfc 8-7
Furnished two and three BR
houses, at Beacon Hill, by
week. Bill Carr or call 229-
6474. tfc 3-13

Furnished cottages at St.
Joe Beach, reasonable month-
ly rates. Hannon Insurance
Agency, 227-3491 or 229-5641.
tfc 5-8
Furnished 2 BR house, auto
heat. washer & dryer, phone
229-6777 after 5 p.m. tfc 10-23

Study Sea Grant Program

zen's advisory committee plays a vital role in
the federal-state-local zone management
study being conducted by the North West
Florida Planning and Advisory Council.

CARPET cleaning with
HOST couldn't be easier. Just
brush and vacuum for clean,
dry carpets. Rent our HOST
machine. St. Joe, Furniture,
229-1251. 1 tfc 10-23

3 BR furnished trailer for
rent at Overstreet. Call 648-
4259 or 648-7586. tfc 11-6
BEACH, 648-3600. tfc 5-8

Public address system.
Owned by the Port St. Joe
Kiwanis Club. A new system
operable on either battery or
current. Call Ken Herring,
227-5281 for rental. tfe
NO need for wet carpets
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture,
229-1251. tfc 10-23

Classified Ads
Get Resu!ts
Try Them!

Dress making, custom
shirts,, baby items crocheted
to order. Reasonable. 229-4612
after six on weekdays, all day
weekends. tfc 8-14

Family of problem drinkers
can find help in Alanon and
Alateen. Call Alanon 229-6948
or 229-3392. 13t 10-30

All types carpet and. vinyl
flooring installed. 10 years
experience. For free measure-
ment and estimate, call Ron-
ald Ross, 229-6822. tfc 11-13

Port St. Joe-Gulf Co. CofC
Call 227-2501 or go by the
Chamber office, Municipal
Building, 5th St., Monday thru
Friday, 9-12 EDT. tfc 5-1

Visit or call the Alcohol
Counseling Information
Center of the Panhandle Al-
coholism Council, Inc. 321
Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe.
Phone 229-3515. tfc 1-30

A New Service At
For Information, Come by
or Call tfc 6-2
107 Second Street
Phone 227-4401

.PAINT Dealer in
Port St. Joe

306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe. Florida

Looking over information on the Florida Sea
Grant program are (l-r) Nathan Peters, Jr. of
Port St. Joe; Mrs. Grace Morris of Monticello
and Robert Morgan, Panacea.

2 BR furnished apartment in
town. Inquire at Smith's Phar-
macy. tfc 11-20
Furnished apt. for rent, uti-
lities furnished. 229-6132 days,
229-6149 evenings. tfc 8-14

1973 Buick Electra 225, 4 dr.
hdtp., loaded with extras and
very clean. Sell or trade and
finance. Call 229-6483. It

1973 Ford Pinto Hatch-back,
4 in floor, radio, heater, floor
mount tape player and speak-
ers, chrome luggage carrier,
good tire's, 21,000 miles.
$1,995.00. Call David May 227-
3881 or 227-2281. tfc 9-11
1973 V-8 jeep, automatic
hubs, roll-bar, canvas top.
Low mileage, excellent condi-
tion. Contact Bubba Cathey,
648-4066. tfc 11-6

75 Buick Regal, 2 dr. hdtp.
$200 equity and take up pmts.
229-6786. 2tp 11-13.

For TV repairs and Zenith
sales, see K&D TV and Sound
at 301 Reid Ave. 227-2071.
tfc 6-2

Electrical & Air Condition
Residential Commercial
Joe Rycroft
648-6200 Mexico Beach
tfc 7-3

Machine Work Welding
506 First Street
Phone 229-6803
Machinist on duty all day
Every day

Septic Tanks Pumped Out
Carefoot Septic Tank
229-8227, 229-2351,
and 229-6694

Refinishing furniture. Rea-
sonable, excellent work.
Phone 227-8482. 4t 10-30

Need help with your
If So Call
229-6506 I
tfc 3-6
VWVS>W .^wa^

Hurlbut Supply
306 Reid Ave.

1970 Yellow Opal GT, newf
paint job, in good cond., 229-:
5511. tfc 10-161

Every Thursday & Saturday :
7:30 p.m. ,
American Legion Hall
Sponsored by American
Legion Post 116
tfc 10-9
R.A.M.-Regular convaca-
tion on St. Joseph Chapter No."-
56. R.A.M. 1st and 3rd Mon-
days, 8 p.m. All visiting'-
companions welcome.
J. L. SIMS, H.P.
E. William McFarland, Sece

There will be a VFW meet-
ing the third Tuesday of each
month in the American Legion
Hall. tfc 6-19 1

There will be a regular
communication of Port St. Joe
Lodge No. 111, F. & A.Ml.,
every first and third Thurrs- t
day at 8:00 p.m.
J. L. Sims,
Herbert L. Burge, Sec.


All Types
229-6482 or 229-6447
tfc 9-20

Professional help with emo-
tional problems and-or con-
cerns. Gulf County Guidance
Clinic, Port St. Joe. 227-2691 or
227-7586. tfc 11-14

Tues. at 8p.m., Sun. at 4 p.m.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Social Hall
tfc 4-24


Heating, Cooling &
Electric Service

Commercial or Residential
Installation & Service

Port St. Joe
Owned & Operated by
Edward & Tommy Smith
tfc 8-14

"Ithink it was something I ate."

kills bugs for
up to six mo0aths,
and saves you about $100 yearly
in costly pest control services.
Use of Sprayer free with
purchase of Rid-A-Bug
306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe. Florida


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TIHE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, NOV. 20. 1975 PAGE NINE-

ity Student Liasison Officer, Leon Miller

counsels (I. to r.) Diane Mathis of Panama
City and Elaine Lowery of Port St. Joe.

Miller Is Available

Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege Minority Liaison Officer,
Leon Miller will be available
for counseling throughout the
College district, it was an-
nounced recently.
Miller said that his visits
stem for a revitalization of
Gulf Coast's long-standing
philosophy of making infor-
mation about the College's
educational opportunities

readily available t everyone.
"My task is really an enjoy-
able one," Miller said. "I have
spoken with dozens of citizens
from Port St. Joe, Apalachi-
cola and Wewahitchka as well.
as Panama City and have
found a lot-of interest in the
wide range of training a com-
munity college can provide."
Miller said that he has sent

informational material to
community leaders, churches,
and public buildings to supple-
ment his personal visits.
"My main objective is to
assist minority students but,
of course, the information I
have available is needed by
every person about to invest
time and money in a college
career," Miller said.

Disaster Loan Filing Time

Expires On November 28

Douglas McAllister, District
Director, Small Business Ad-
ministration, Jacksonville,
issued a reminder Friday that
the deadline for filing applica-
tions for loans to repair, re-

place, or restore damage re-
sulting from Hurricane Eloise
which occurred on or about
September 22, and the flooding
which occurred on or about
July 28, expires November 28.

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Hamburger with bun, tuna
salad, French fries, English
peas, lettuce, tomato, pickles,
coconut, cake, crackers,
bread, milk.
Tuesday, Nov. 25
Turkey and dressing,-giblet
gravy, cranberry sauce,'
string beans, rolls, peach with
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Monday, Nov. 24
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Tuesday, Nov. 25
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Persons whose homes, busi-
nesses, personal property or
inventory were damaged or'
destroyed are eligible for low
interest loans to make repairs
or replacements. Loans are
limited to the actual tangible
loss, less any insurance funds
Applications and informa-
tion may be obtained at SBA's
Disaster Field Offices located
at Wayside Shopping Center,
16006 West Hwy. 98, Panama
City Beach.
Persons residing outside the
Panama City Fort Walton
Beach area may obtain infor-
mation by calling TOLL
FREE 1-800-342-8721.
All applications filed or
postmarked on or before Nov-
ember 28, will be processed at
the Disaster Field Offices.

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Private First Class Tony V.
Harrison, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Cecil Harrison. of 137 Bellamy
Circle. was home on' leave
from November 4 to the 14th.
after successfully completing
recruit training at Parris Is-
land. S.C.
Prior to joining the Marine
Corps he attended Port St. Joe
High School, where he grad-
uted in 1975.
Following his leave he will
be stationed at the Marine
Corps Base, Camp Lejuene.
North Carolina. and receive
advanced training as a com-
bat infantryman.



By Audrey Barr
Dept. of Natural Resources
Dead Lakes State Recrea-
tion Area, at the doorsteps of
Wewahitchka in the famed
fishing and tupelo honey
region of north Florida, has an
abundance of natural re-
sources. Each season offers
its bounty to the outdoorsman.
In the fall and winter, three
game preserves in the area
open for the hunting season.
Although hunting is not per-
mitted in the park, hunters
can camp within the recrea-
tion area and bag their limits
in nearby preserves. Deer are
plentiful, as are wild turkeys
and doves.
In spring, fishing for the big
bass draws. sportsmen near
and far. Old logs and stumps,
the aftermath of flooding
caused by building a weir in
1962, make natural habitats
for the fish.
Shellcrackers attract those
who like panfish. In April and
May the fish beds in the lake
bottom sometimes cover three
acres. The fish grow to two
pounds, thriving on tiny tree
snails, which they crack with
their teeth. Hence their name.
When mayflies spread their
wings in the swampy Dead
Lakes-Flats, wily fishermen
use replicas to lure bluegills,
another delectable panfish.
The flies breed in May and
June, sometimes July..
Wild fruits are a bonus fac-
tor, being plentiful almost all
year. In the fall, juicy grapes
burst forth from vines. Lus-
cious blueberries appear in
spring and early summer,
followed by tempting black-
berries. Many a campfire
repast of fish and game is en-
livened by the tart taste of
fruit pies or jellies picked
from the land.
Living off the bounty of
nature has paid off for the
people of Wewahitchka. The
"Land of Watery Eyes," as
named by Indians, is one of
the largest producers of tupelo
honey, a pure form which
doesn't granulate and is high-
ly desired for medicines.
Many natives are wealthy.
Among the 4,000 inhabitants
are 10 millionaires.
Perhaps because they live
the good life, the citizens have
no caste distinctions like so
many small towns.

PFC Bolden Receives Achievement Certificate
Army Private First Class Achievement recently at Scho- Vietnamese refugees, sion's 27th Infantry at Scho-
William A. Bolden, 18, son of field Barracks. Hawaii. Pvt. Bolden is regularly field Barracks.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Bol- He earned the award while assigned as an assistant gun- The private entered the;
den, 309 Avenue E. was pre- serving on temporary duty on ner in Company B, 1st Batta- Army in November, 1974 and"
sented a Certificate of the island of Guam. aiding lion of the 25th Infantry Divi- was last stationed in La.

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Strength told them it was "Smokey the
S',l h V T1il rills. V'arc r Bear" all were glad! Smokey visit-
ed the William Linton Kindergarten at
Wewahitchka last Thursday and per-
Some were afraid, and some cried sonally greeted each of the 72 enrollees.
but when forest ranger Milton Assisting in the fire prevention pro-


gram were: rangers, Milton Strength,
Herb Stevens, and Jerry Wheeler, all
from the Panama-Division of Forestry
district; also teachers Joyce Groom,
Alane Redd, Connie St. Clair and Ver-
onica Williams.

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Specials Good

Notice is hereby given that the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, has prepared an*
environmental review record on the pro-
jects hereinafter described and has
determined that said projects will have
no significant effect on the quillty of the
human environment. Location. is North
Port St. Joe and brief description of
Project 1: Neighborhood recreational
facility I.e. children's playground
(with equipment), field play areas
for young children, older children,
adult field sports activities-tennis
courts, basketball courts, other
court sports;
Project 11: Renovate existing gym intq
a neighborhood community center,
indoor recreation center and social
Project Ill: Pave 5 streets in newly
constructed residential area.
The finding of no significant effect is
based on the following:
hese three projects are designed to
and will Improve the environment
of a depressed area. They are ex-
tremely beneficial to the citizens of
the neighborhood involved and will
create physical, social, moral and
recreational advantages not pre-
sently available or otherwise Obtain-
able. There is no possible way that
any of these projects could harm or
be detrimental to the environment
or the citizens Involved.
The environmental review record
:'respecting said projects is available at
City Hall, Port St. Joe, Florida, between
the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.,
Monday thru Friday, where the same
may be examined and copied. No further
environmental review is proposed to be
conducted on said projects; and the City
Port St. Joe intends to request the U.
S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) torelease funds for
said projects.
Comments respecting the environ-
mental impacts of the above described
projects may be submitted to the City of
Port St. Joe, P. 0. Box A, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, no later than December
12, 1975.
PORT ST. JOE, FLA. 32456
November 20, 1975,
Date of first publication and dissem-
ination of notice
-s- Frank Pate, Jr.

Notice is hereby given that the City
Commission of the City of Port St. Joe
sitting as the Board of Adjustment will
hold a public hearing at the City Hall,
port St. Joe, Florida, at 8:00 P.M.,
E.S.T., Tuesday, December 2, 1975, to
determine whether the City will autho-
rize a deviation to Zoning Ordinance No.
Sfor variance of three feet on the West
side of Lots E'1/ of 5 and all of 6 in Block
113in order to construct a garage on the
existing hbme on this property.
City Auditor and Clerk 2t 11-20

IN RE: Estate of
E. C. PRIDGEON, Jr., deceased
All creditors of the Estate of E. C.
Pridgeon, Jr., deceased, are hereby
notified and required to file any claims
or en',ands whiTn they may have
aga-ns' .aao estare n the oft,-ce Of the
- Clerk Circuit Court of Gulf County,
Florida, in the courthouse, at Port St.
Joe, Florida, within four calendar
months from the date of the first
publication of this notice. Each claim or
demand must be in writing and must
state the place of resident and postoffice
address of the claimant and must be
S worn to by the claimant, his agent, or
"his attorney, or it will become void
according to law.
-s- Marguerite L. Pridgeon
Executor of the Estate of
E. C. Pridgeon, Jr., deceased .
t. 0. BOX 375
Blountstown, Florida
Attorney for Estate
First publication on November 20,
2t 11-20

IN RE: Estate of
E. C. PRIDGEON, Jr., deceased
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that a
written instrument purporting to be the
Last Will and Testament of said dece-
dent has been admitted to probate in this
Court. You are hereby commanded
within six calendar months from the
date of the first publication of this.notice
toappear in this court and show cause, if
any you can, why the action of this court
in admitting said will to probate should
not stand unrevoked.
-s- George Y. Core,-
Clerk Circuit Court
Gulf County, Florida.
First publication on November 20,
4t 11-20

The Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County will receive sealed bids
from any person, company, or corpora-
tion interested in purchasing the fol-
"* lowing described personal property.
-. One (1) 1959 Chevrolet pickup truck,
NO. 3A590115769.
This vehiclee may be inspected at the
julf County Sheriff's Department.
'Bids will be received until 9:00 o'clock
a.m., E.S.T. December 9, 1975 at the
office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, P. 0.
Box 968, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
Board of County Commissioners
s. Eldridge Money, Chairman
2t 11-20

IN RE: The Matter of the Adoption of
Address Unknown
a Petition for Adoption has been filed
and you are required to serve a copy of
your Answer or other response to the
Petition for Adoption on Petitioner's

P.O 0. Box 248
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
and file the original thereof in the Circuit
JCourt Clerk's Office, Gulf County Court-
house, Port St. Joe, Florida, on or before
the 11th day of December, 1975. If you
fail to do so, a Final Judgment for the
relief sought may be granted by Default.
DATED this the 5th day of November,
eovaerk Of Circuit Court '
By: Susan E. Bigelow,
Deputy Clerk 4t 11-6

Sealed bids in duplicate will be re-
ceived until 7:30 P.M., E.S.T. November
25, 1975 by the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners, at which time
and place all bids will be puollcly opened
and read aloud for the construction of
the following project:
Plans, specifications, and contract
documents may be inspected at the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County Court
House and at the office of the Architect,
State Road 22, Wewahitchka, Florida
and may be procurred by General Con-
tractors upon a deposit of $25.00 per set
for plans and specifications, of which the
full amount will be refunded to each
General Contractor who submits a bid
and all other deposits for other than one
complete set of plans and specifications
will be returned less deduction to cover
cost of reproduction. All documents
must be returned in good condition
within ten (10) days after date of opening
of bids.
Cashier's check, Certified Check, or
bid bond, for not less than five per cent of
the bid, must accompany each proposal.
Performance, Labor and Material
Bond, and Workman's Compensation
Insurance will be required of the suc-
cessful bidder.
Right is reserved to reject any or all
proposals and waive technicalities.
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a
period of (30) days after date set for
, opening.
Board of County Commissioners
Gulf County
Port St. Joe,-Florida
Charles A. Gaskin, AIA
P. 0. Box 7,
Wewahitchka, Florida 3t 11-6
In the Matter of the Adoption of
Last known place of residence
Charlotte, North Carolina
You are notified that a Petition for the
Adoption of the above named minor has
been filed in,the above styled court and
you are commanded to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, on William
J. Rish, Petitioner's attorney, whose
address is 303 Fourth Street, P.O. Box
87, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, on or
before December 5, 1975, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Petitioner's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default may be entered
"against you for the relief demanded in
the Petition.
WITNESS my hand and the Seal of
the Court at Port St. Joe, Florida, this
5th day of November, 1975.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Margaret Core 4t 11-6

The Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County will receive sealed bids
from any person, company, or corpora-
tion interested in selling the County the
following described personal property:
One (1) Crawler Type .Hydraulic Ex-
cavator. Specifications may be ob-
tained from the Clerk of Circuit
Court's Office, P. 0. Box 968, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Bids to include the following payment.
A. Cash price without trade-in of one
used dragline .
B. Cash price with 'r 3d.e ,f6of re 6 ed
dragline I
C. Three (3) year lease purchase
agreement price without trade-in
of one used dragline
D. Three (3) year lease purchase
agreement price with trade-in of one
used dragline
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages for failure to
deliver unit on specified date will be set
at $5.00 per day.
Bids will be received until 9:00 o'clock
A.M., E.S.T., December 9, 1975 at the
office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, P. 0.
Box 968, Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
Board of County Commissioners
.s- Eldrige Money, Chairman

In Re: The Estate of
SAM McCATHAN, deceased.
All creditors of SAM McCATHAN, who
'died on Octobe 21, 1975, while a resident
of Gulf County, Florida, are notified that
they are required to file any claims or
demands that they may have against his
Estate in the Cfrcuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, in the Courthouse at
Port St. Joe, Florida, within four
calendar months from the date of the
first publication of this Notice. Each
claim-or demand must be in writing and
filed in duplicate and must state the
residence and post office address of the
claimant and be sworn to by the
claimant, his agent or his attorney; or it
will become void according to law.
Dated this 5th day of November, 1975.
-s- William J. Rish
Executor of the Estate of
Sam McCathan, deceased.
*First publication on November 6, 1975.
4t 11-6


of the

Gulf County Commission!

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The Board having adver-
tised to receive bids for work-
men's compensation insur-
ance for county employees,
received the following bids:
Gaskin-Graddy Insurance
Agency and American Mutual
Insurance Company.
The Attorney advised that
each bid being offered was
under the assigned risk plan
and did not state a firm pre-
Frank Hannon reminded the
Commission that he has here-
tofore made the same offer to
place the coverage under the
assigned risk plan; that he did
not enter a written bid be-
cause he understood that the
invitation for bids was for a
firm price. He requested the
Commission to consider his
dral bid to place the coverage
under the assigned risk plan.
After consideration, there was
a motion by Comm. Player
seconded by Comm. Whitfield
to continue the coverage with
Hannon Insurance Agency
under the assigned risk plan.
The Clerk presented the
annual financial reports on the
following offices: Clerk Cir-
cuit Court, Sheriff, Tax Col-
The Division of Family Ser-
vices filed a Certification of
Residency as to Perry Elliott.
James McGee reported that
a county road department
vehicle ran into his auto-
mobile causing damage. He
presented two estimates for
repairs of his vehicle. The
Clerk was instructed to for-
ward these estimates to the
insurance agent.
The Sheriff filed his budget
amendments and transfer of
funds within his budget, for
the fiscal year ending Sep-
tember 30, 1975.
Copy of said budget amend-
ments and transfer of funds is
on file in the Clerk's office.
Upon motion by Comm.
Player, seconded by Comm.
Whitfield and unanimously
carried, such amendments
and transfers.were authorized
and ordered.
James T. McNeill appeared
before theBoard and thanked
'the Commission and the Road
Superintendent for the emer-
gency road work performed in
the Indian Pass area during
the storm. He said Commis-
sioner Davis and Road Super-
intendent Whitfield answered
the distress call from the citi-
zens living at Indian Pass. He
then asked when the road that
was cut to allow the relief of

the backed up water would be
repaired. He said large trucks
will get stuck in this washout.
The Road Superintendent was
instructed to take care of this
repair as soon as possible.
B. M. Janowski told the
Board that the Port St. Joe
Ambulance Squad did a pro-
fessional job in picking up at
his home on SR 30 and deliver-
ing him to the hospital. He
highly commended the ambu-
lance squad for its work.
Mr. Dick Lamberson, St.
Joe Ambulance Squad Chief,
told the Board that he has
made arrangements to use the
services of the military assis-
tance safety and traffic squad
at Fort Rucker, Alabama, as
to its medical evacuation mis-
sion. He said that one heli-
copter with its medical eva-
cuation crew have flown in to
Port St. Joe for an orientation
meeting; that the helicopter
first landed across Fifth St. at
the A&P Store and later
landed at the Municipal Hos-
pital doors in a trial run. He
explained how this' valuable
service will be used at no cost
to Gulf County.
Mr. Lamberson then in-
formed the Board that he has
filed an application for match-
ing funds for a new ambu-
lance, educational 'and train-
ing equipment as directed by
the Board. The Board author-
ized the advertisement to re-
ceive bids for an ambulance
and equipment after the appli-
cation is approved.
The Board then discussed
the proposed ambulance and
generator building. There was
a motion by Comm. Owens,
seconded by Comm. Player,
and carried, that the architect
present his plans for this
'building at the next meeting.
The Wewa Ambulance re-
quested a telephone for its
headquarters located at the
City Hall. The Board directed
the Clerk to have a semi-pub-
lic telephone installed.
The Board discussed a re-
quest from Mrs. Betty Martin
for the county to adopt an ordi-
nance with reference to "hog
pens". The Board said it un-
derstood this problem; how-
ever, it could not adopt such
an ordinance without includ-
ing all animals and including
all areas outside of munici-
The Chairman made the fol-
lowing appointments:
Commissioner in charge of:
Ambulance, Welfare & Health
Department, Otis Davis, Jr.;

In accordance with Section 129.03, Florida Statutes, 1969,
NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Florida, has adopted a tentative sup-
plemental budget for the General Fund for the fiscal year
beginning October 1, 1975, and ending September 30, 1976;
that said Board will be in session on Tuesday, November 25,
1975, at 7:30 P.M., E.S.T. for the purpose of hearing
complaints as to said budget and for its final adoption, to-wit:-
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, adopted its annual budget for the General
Fund on September 24, 1975, and
WHEREAS, said budget included receipts for the Mos-
quito Control fund as follows,'to-wit:
A-C No. 1251 State I $15,000.00
A-C No. 1252 State II 10,115.43, and
WHEREAS, the said budget failed to include certain
State I and State II cash to be brought forward, which
amount should have been included in said budget as follows,
Appropriations Increase New Bal.

A-C 9990:799 Reserves
Forward ........... $227,946.36
State I .............. ... $ 9,971.21
State II ................. 10,910.69
A-C 9990:799 Reserves
Forward ...........
WHEREAS, said increase in the above amount
included in the 1975-76 budget as balances to b
County Commissioners of Gulf County, Florida
budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 19
the same is hereby supplemented as follows:

Salaries ..............
Chem icals ................
Fuel & Repairs ............
Tools & Materials .........
Legal & Taxes ...........
Insurance ............. .
Contracts ............. ....
Incidentals ..... . ..
Equipment .......... ....
Contingencies .......... ..

Original Budget Sup
....... $ 75,707.88
....... 11,786.00
....... 14,296.58
. . 1,610.00
....... 95.00
. . 1,350.00
....... 100.00
. . 2,898.00
...... -0-
. .-0-

TOTAL ..... . . . . $107,843.46
BY: Eldridge Money,
ATTEST: George Y. Core, Clerk

Veterans Office, Civil Defense
and County Building, Wewa-
hitchka, T. D. Whitfield;
Parks and Mosquito Control
and Sanitary Landfills, S.C.
Player; Road Department,
Everett Owens,. Jr.; and
Courthouse, Library and Agri-
cultural Department, El-
dridge Money.
Upon motion by Comm.
Player, second by Comm.'
Whitfield, and unanimous
vote, the Board instructed the
Attorney to prepare a legal
advertisement for the aband-
donment of certain streets in
.Winona Subdivision.
Upon motion by Architect
Charles A. Gaskin, Comm.
Davis moved the Board ad-
vertise for bids using the hot
process and the cold process
for reroofing the courthouses.
Comm. Player seconded the
motion and it passed unani-
Upon motion by Comm.
Davis, second by Comm. Play-
er and unanimous vote, the
Board approved payment of
$775.00 to D & W Air Con-
ditioning and Refrigeration
for emergency repairs.
Upon motion by Comm.
Davis, second by Comm.
Owens, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to advertise
for bids to sell one 15 h.p.
outboard motor, property
item 70-8, Mosquito Control.
Bids will be received until 9:00
a.m., November 11, 1975.
Sheriff Raymond Lawrence
requested the Board assist his
office in maintaining the jail
by allowing the courthouse
custodians to maintain the
offices in the jail. After fur-
ther discussion, Comm. Whit-
field moved the courthouse
custodians assist the Sheriff
by maintaining the offices in
the jail. Comm. Player
seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously.
Comm. Davis reported that
Comm. Owens had requested
the Board take under consid-
eration new job classifications
and pay scales for. three mem-
bers 'bf the road department
who had been given additional
duties. After discussion,
Comm. Davis moved that Bob
Davis be relieved of opening
and closing of the work shop
as this was the responsibility
of the Superintendent and his
assistant. He moved that Mr.
Davis be classified as a book-
keeper only and be put on an
hourly basis With the rate of
pay being $4.04 per hour for a
40-hour week. In addition, he
moved that Alva Kemp be
classified as the Tool Room
Manager with an hourly pay
rate of $4.04. Comm. Davis
then moved that Bob Lester be
named Administrative Assis-
tant to the Road Superinten-
dent and be put on a salaried
basis with an annual salary of
$9,152.00. He added that all of
the above be effective retro-
actively to Monday, October
13, 1975. Comm. Player
seconded the motion and it
passed unanimously.
The Board discussed the
need for another dragline for
the county as the present one
is complete worn out. The
Board agreed to try and obtain
a used one from army surplus.

Bidwell, Rouse

Named to PAEC


$248,828.26 Dr. Cal Brooks of Bonifay
ts must be has been named chairman of a
be brought newly organized Panhandle
Area Educational Cooperative
ie Board of Health Advisory Council,
a, that its which has offices in Chipley.
975, be and The organization, drawing
membership from the cooper-
ative's nine member counties,
will make recommendations
to PAEC on Health Education
Programs. "The committee
pp. Budget also will help coordinate areas
p. Budget75,707.88 of health services and health

11,786.00 education," said J. Michael
25,146.28 Toole of Graceville, who was
1,610.00 named recorder for the group.
95.00 Toole said committee mem-
1,350.00 bers from this area are: J.
100.00 David Bidwell and James A.
2,898.00 Rouse of Gulf County.
2,000.00 Toole said the group plans
8,032.20 an exploratory information-
sharing session with the nine
$128,725.36 school superintendents and
school board members. He
S said the group also will invite
Dr. Don Davis of the Florida
Chairman Panhandle Health Systems
Agency to become a member
of the committee.

THE STAR. Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 1975

The Gulf County School
Board met in regular session
on October 7, at 5:30 p.m.,
with the following members
present: Wallace Guillot,
Chairman; J. K. Whitfield;
Gene Raffield; Herman Ard
and Fred Greer.
The meeting was opened
with the invocation by Ard,
and followed by the Pledge of
A group of citizens, repre-
sented by spokesman Larry
Clayton, met with the Board
regarding a book of plays
which was, issued from the
Port St. Joe High School Lib-
rary. It was the feeling of the
. group that this book should be
removed from the library, and
that all books in the library be
screened. The Board assured
the group that a survey would
be made on the library books
and any distasteful books
would be removed.
On motion by Whitfield,
seconded by Greer, all voted
Yes to approve the minutes of
September 2 and September
The Superintendent present-
ed correspondence received
during September. No action
was required.
On recommendation of the
Superintendent, motion by
Whitfield, seconded by Ard,
all voted Yes to appoint Sue
Mathis as Teacher Aide at
Wewahitchka High School.
On motion by Raffield, sec-
onded by Greer, the Board un-
animously appointed Ray-
mond Mathes as student help-
er in the auto mechanics shop
at Port St. Joe High School.
Motion was made by Ard to
point Betty Sue Anchors as
Title I IPI Resource Teacher.
The motion failed for lack of a
On motion by Raffield, sec-
onded by Greer, all voted Yes
to approve the request of
Cindy Hicks Nixon that she be
allowed to continue her educa-
t ion at Port" St.'Joe -.High
Letters of suspension were
received from Edwin
Williams, Assistant Principal,
Port St. Joe High School
regarding violation of the
rules by students at this cen-
ter. On motion by Ard, sec-
onded by Whitfield, all voted
Yes to approve these suspen-
Representatives of Bur-
roughs Corporation met with
the Board to discuss the diffi-
culties the Board is having
with the accounting machine.
The Board agreed to keep the
machine on a (90) day basis,
with the purchase pending
upon the maintenance and
performance of the machine.
The Board discussed the re-
quest from the Band Parents
Association for financial as-
sistance toward the purchase
of uniforms. This matter was
tabled until more information
could be furnished.
On motion by Ard, seconded
by Raffield, all voted Yes to
have October 21, 1975, as make
up date resulting from the
storm Eloise.
The Superintendent present-
ed a proposed Agreement re-
garding Bay County students
who attend the Port St. Joe
schools. The Superintendent
requested that this matter be
tabled until he could meet with
the Bay County Administra-
Temple Watson, Admini-
strative Assistant, presented
two recommendations regard-
ing the re-routing of school
buses. On motion by Greer,
seconded by Ard, the Board
voted unanimously to approve
Recommendation two. Copies
are on file in the Superinten-
dent's office.
Bob Mooers, manager of
Thuro-Clean Systems, met
with the Board to discuss the
custodial services his- com-
pany is furnishing the Board.
Mr. Mooers requested to meet
with the principals at their
next regular meeting in an
effort to clear up the difficul-
ties they are having.
On motion by Ard, seconded
by Greer, all voted Yes to
authorize the Superintendent
to sign a contract with Thuro-
Clean Systems whereby they
would rent the Board's tractor
and trailer for $75.00 per
month, and furnish all parts,
maintenance and insurance.
The Superintendent present-

ed a schedule of class pro-

grams for Wewahitchka High
School. On motion by Greer,
seconded by Raffield, the
class schedules were ap-
proved unanimously.
The Superintendent present-
ed a contract from the Pan-
handle Education Coopera-
tive regarding a Teacher Edu-
cation Center. On motion by
Ard, seconded by Raffield, all
voted Yes to authorize the
Superintendent to sign this
On motion by Greer, second-
ed by Whitfield, the Board
voted unanimously to official-
ly adopt the policy regarding
the use of tobacco in the
schools in Gulf County. A copy
of this policy is on file in the
Superintendent's office.
The Board received two bids
on a used 66 passenger school
bus: Duren & Sons and United
Pentecostal Church. On
motion by Raffield, seconded
by Whitfield, all voted Yes to
accept the highest and best bid
of United Pentecostal Church.
Copies of all bids are on file in
the Superintendent's office.
On recommendation of the
Superintendent, motion by
Ard, seconded by Whitfield,
all voted Yes to appoint the
following supplementary posi-
Port St. Joe High School-
Band Director, Ray Smith;
head basketball coach, Wil-
liam Lane; jr. varsity basket-
ball, Mike Herring; jr. high
basketball coach, Charles
Reynolds; asst. jr. high bas-
ketball, Charles Fortner;
head baseball coach, Gerald
Lewter; asst. baseball coach,
Kesley Colbert;
Head girls basketball and
softball coach, Elaine Peters;
head track coach, William
Wood; head golf coach, Wayne
Taylor; head tennis coach,
Mike Herring; head wrestling
coach, Christopher Earley;
head weightlifting coach,
Wayne Stevens; asst. band
director, Ann Aldridge; cheer-
leader sponsors, Catherine
Ramsey, Lewana Patterson
and Sara,Arrant; senior spon-
sors, Sara Arrant, Carol
Cathey, Kesley Colbert, and
Ann Aldridge; junior spon-
sors, Alice Machen, Karen
Price, Charles Reymonds,
Elaine Peters and Judy Poole.
Wewahitchka High School-
Band director, Steven How-
ard; principal designee,
George Cox; head basketball
coach, Joe Wilson; jr. varsity
basketball coach, J. R.' Gorte-
moller; senior sponsors, Betty
Holloway and George Cox;
junior sponsors, Jerry Tanton,


Jerry Kelley; track coach,
Larry Mathes; baseball
coach, J. R. Gortemoller;
senior varsity cheerleader
sponsor, Carol Kelley; jr.
varsity cheerleader sponsor,
Carol Kelley.
Payment of bills was placed
in the official minute book.

The Gulf County School
Board met in special sessiorf
on October 16-with the follbw-
ing members present: Wal-
lace Guillot, Chairman; Her-
man Ard; J. K. Whitfield and
Fred Greer.
Board member Raffield was
The Superintendent, Direc-
tor of Administration and
Director of Instruction were
The Superintendent recom-
mended that Betty Sue An-
chors be appointed as ESEA
Title IPI Resource Teacher.
On motion by Ard, seconded
by Greer, to confirm the
appointment, the motion was
approved with Whitfield vot-
ing nay.
On motion by Ard, seconded"
by Greer, all voted Yes to-
appoint Emma Jo Ferrell as.
school bus driver for the:
1975-76 school year.
The Board voted unani-:
mously to approve a supple-i
mental salary for Elaine.:
Peters of $550.00 for coaching
girls basketball and softball.:
This motion was by Greer and:
seconded by Whitfield.
The Board discussed the.
difficulty the county office is:
having with the Burroughs
accounting machine. The
Board attorney will review the
contract and advise the Board
of the legal aspects involved-
The Superintendent present-
ed correspondence from the
Professional Practices Coun-
cil regarding a former em-
ployee of the Board. The attor-
ney for the Board will furnish
a legal opinion. "
The Superintendent present-
ed a report by the Department
of Health, Education and Wel-
fare on the flood damages to
the schools in Gulf County.
This report authorizes the
Board to apply for assistance.
The Board discussed the
school yearbooks and various
methods of raising funds to
help defray the cost of these
There being no further busi-
ness, the Board adjourned to
meet again on November 4, at
9:00 a.m.
J. David Bidwell, Supt.
Wallace Guillot, Chairman



of the

Gulf County School Board

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