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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: December 11, 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 )
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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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Industry Deep Water Port Fine People Safest Beaches in Florida

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15 Cents Per Copy

In Economy Move

Davis Asks Board to

Merchants Pass Out Christmas Parade Prize Money
Quin Lowery accepts Christmas parade float first-prize St. Joe High School Band Director Ray Smith. John Robert
money for the Lions Club from newly-elected Merchants Smith, right, accepts the second-place award for the Port St.
Association President Dickie Brown. David Roche, out-going Joe Kiwanis Club. The merchants awarded cash prizes of
president, center, awards third -place prize money to Port $100, $50 and $25 to the float winners. Star Photo


Made In


The Gulf 'County Commis- sion will get with their archi-
sion. decided Tuesday to can- tect to suggest an alternate
cel "its regular meeting sche- method of replacing the roof
duled for Tuesday, December and eliminating leak prob-
23. The Tuesday meeting was lems.
recessed until Next Tuesday, The Board decided to study
December 16 at 5:00 p.m. to further a bid of about $60,000
give the final decision on bids to repair the roof and water-
received Tuesday for the pur- proof the walls of the court-
chase of a new backhoe for the house here in Port St. Joe.
roaddepartment. PRIDGEON REPORTS
The Board received 10 bids Tax Collector Harland
on the piece of machinery Pridgeon reported to the Com-
which ran from $47,400 to mission that 95 percent of the
$96,965. The Board will study county taxes had been paid
the bids to see which one and would be distributed Tues-
offers the best deal .for the day to the various funds by his
county and which meets the office. "This is what happens,
specifications. when we are able to get the tax
The Board also rejected bids bills out on time", Pridgeon
to construct a new ambulance observed.
center here in Port St. Joe and The Tax Collector asked the
re-design the building for am- Board to give him the legal
bulance use only. The original backing for enforcing the
bid called for construction of a County Occupational License
building which would also law. "This has previously
house emergency power gen- been enforced by the State",
erators to supply the Court- Pridgeon said, "and now it is
house complex with electricity strictly up to the County".
during a disaster. The Com- Pridgeon said he would see
mission has since learned the that each business in the
emergency power portion of county has a license if the
the building amounted to near- Board would back him up with
ly $24,000 of the $54,330 low bid the necessary legal powers.
received on November 25. The Board said they would
The Board is now leaning back Pridgeon's actions ne-
toward building an ambulance cessary to collect the license
center and make other ar- fees and instructed him to see
rangements for the emergen- that each business had the
cy power. necessary permit to do busi-
The Board also rejected a ness.
bid of $12,150 to replace the Pridgeon pointed out the
roof of the old Courthouse in licenses were due October 1
Wewahitchka. The Commis- (Continued on Page 3)


The need to come up with
money to become affiliated
with the Comprehensive
Health organization of North-
west Florida brought on some-
thing more than a search for
$1,400 at the County Commis-
sion meeting Tuesday morn-
ing. As the need.for the money
arose and the search for
where, it could be found
brought forth a problem, Com-
missioner Otis Davis offered a
suggestion which could pro-
vide the money and give the
county a little lee-way in its
Davis' suggestion was also
prompted by a notice from the
State Department of Revenue
which notified the county
Tuesday it could expect $5,000
less than they had budgeted
from the state this year.

VA, CD Offices

Davis then took the floor and
pointing to the "bare bones"
budget the Commission ham-
mered out earlier this year in
order to hold the line in taxes,
that the County should consi-
der abolishing some services
to save money.
Davis then recommended
the County combine the Vet-
erans' Service office and the
Civil Defense and hire one
person full time to administer
both offices and furnish him
with a part time secretary for
clerical duties.
Davis said, "We would save
considerable money in this
manner and still be offering
all the services we are now
offering with part time man-
agement. This will tighten up
our expenditures".

Fire Guts Oak Grove Home

Fire completely destroyed
the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Ricky Wood on Huniter Street
in Oak Grove last Wednesday
The alarm was sounded at
10:45 p.m., and was answered
by the Port St. Joe Volunteer
Fire Department and later by
the Highland View Fire De-
When firemen arrived the,::!
-house Was billowing smoke
from every window and door
but the flame could not be
found. Firemen were not able
to enter the house because of
the dense smoke.
As usual in areas outside the
city, lack of water kept the
firemen from keeping fire
damage to a minimum. Fire-
men had the smoke clearing
out and the fire pretty well
whipped down when they ran
out of water. Shortly after
they left to get another load of
water, Highland View arrived
on the scene and started
battling the flames which had
started engulfing the home by
this time.
Fire Chief Bascom .Hamm
said firemen were hampered
in their fire fighting opera-
tions because the home had
been added to several times
and the solid walls of the
previous construction pre-
vented normal fire fighting
After both departments had
hauled several loads of water
to the home, the fire was
finally put out.
This wasn't the end of the
matter, as the fire caught up
again about 6:30 Thursday
morning and had to be put out
The Wood family was not at
home at the time and were
unable to save any of their
clothes or furniture.

Commissioner Everette
Owens, Jr., added to Davis'
argument by observing that
the county was paying $8,200
for the two directors on a
part time basis and $11,164.40
for secretarial help for the two
Davis and Owens both con-
tended the county could hire a
full time person to administer
both offices for less than the
two part time directors are
now receiving and hire part
time clerical help for a third of
what is now being paid.
Commissioner Silas Player
suggested the Board members
think about the matter until
the next meeting and examine
the operation of both offices
during that time before mak-
ing a binding decision. "We
need a little time to look into
the operations and make an
informed decision", Player

The Board seemed to re-
ceive Davis' suggestion with
merit but decided to follow
Player's advice which will
probably set up a doozy of a
meeting for Tuesday, January

After this discussion was
over, the Board adopted a
resolution announcing their
intentions to join the Compre-
hensive Medical Planning or-
George Tapper had spoken
to the Commission earlier in
the meeting urging them to
become a member.
Tapper said, "In 10 years,
the Community Health Plan-
ning organization will be larg-
er than Health, Education and
Welfare. Right now, they are
the deciding body to building
hospitals, enlarging hospitals
or hospital care, attracting
doctors, and the entire medi-
cal treatment field. This or-'
ganization has also located a
doctor for Wewahitchka", he
Tapper pointed out that:
membership in the organiza--
tion is mandatory for 'receiv-
ing any federal medical aid
which includes financing for
hospitals, Medicaide and Med-
icare payments."

A group of local citizens
have banded together to offer
a reward for information lead-
ing to the arrest and convic-
tion of the person or persons
responsible for the vandalism.
at Port St.'Joe High School
during the Thanksgiving hol-
idays. .
Sheriff Raymond Lawience
said the citizens have offered
the reward "because they
want to stop this type vandal-
ism in our public facilities.
They want to see law and
order prevail".

Lawrence said that anyone
having any information in
regards to this case should
contact either him or Port St.
Joe Police Chief H. W. Griffin.
Lawrence said the law en-
forcement had some leads on
the case but one lead ran into a
dead end. "We are still work-
ing on the case full time",
Lawrence said.
Gulf County School officials
estimate the damages and
thefts from the incident will
amount to around $5,000 in

Sharks Host Jasper

In Grid Semi-Final

Volunteer firemen Waylon Graham, Ray enter burning home through dense smoke.
Ramsey, B. A. Collier and Jim Sealey try to Star Photo

Tomorrow night, the Sharks
will be host to the semi-finals,
when they meet Hamilton
County from Jasper. Hamilton
defeated Wildwood last Fri-
day night, 24-16.
Hamilton owns an 8-4 record
for the year. They lost to
Alachua Santa Fe by one point
in overtime in the regular
season. Port St. Joe defeated
Santa Fe, 28-8 in the first
rounds of the play-offs in a
superbly played game here on
November 28.
Game time will be at 8:00

Tickets for the Sharks'
semi-final game against Ham-
ilton High of Jasper are now
on sale at the office of the high
school and at Smith's Phar-
macy, Campbell's Drug and
Buzzett's Drug Store.
Tickets are $1.50 for stu-
dents and $2.50 for adults.
Reserved tickets may be pur-
chased only at the high school,
and will be $3.00. The office
staff urges everyone to get
their tickets early, to avoid
last minute lines.

Group Approves River Dam

Amos Sumner, right, welcomes Silas Player to
Waterway Develonment meeting.

The Florida Ports and Water Resour-
ces Association, in a Monday meeting held
in Tallahassee, put their stamp of appro-
val on a new Corps of Engineers' plah to
place a dam on the Apalachicola River
near Blountstown.
The Corps' proposal would place one
low level dam in the river and had
abandoned the two-dam proposal which
they made a few years ago. According to
the Engineers, the dam would give
an all-year barge channel to serve the
Flint-Chattahoochee-Apalachicola rivers
waterway system.
"We backed it in the Marianna
hearing two years ago and we're for it
again," the organization's new president,
Raymond Bunton of Palatka, said. He also
pointed out that J. C. Gissendaner, of
Chattahoochee, was named to the associa-
tion's board of directors this year.

Gissendaner is also an advocate of the one
dam system.
Lt. Col. Donald R. Pope, Mobile
Deputy District engineer, said Congress
will make the decision on the Blountstown
"It is a new project", he said, "and the
ball is strictly in the hands of state and
local officials and Congress."
Pope said he understood there was a
break in the solid Florida opposition to the
dam on the Apalachicola River, although
most of its support is coming from Georgia
and Alabama.
Representatives of the Tri-Rivers
Waterway Development Association
showed a film entitled, "Dawn on the
River" at the association meeting depict-
ing the economic benefits to Florida
counties which would result from the dam.
The opening scene had Mark Twain

describing the beauties of the river and an
artist's drawing of the low-level dam was
shown with an explanation that its beauty
would not be damaged.
The film also promised no damage to
oyster production in Apalachicola Bay and
improved sport fishing upriver.
Harry N. Cook, executive vice presi-
dent of the National Waterways Confer-
ence, in the featured luncheon speech
Monday told delegates that waterways are
the least disruptive to the natural environ-
ment of all modes of transportation.
"When environmental organizations
attack waterways," he ,said, "they are
attacking nature's premier system of
transportation which is superior to any
alternate overland route."
He said waterways score high in fuel
economy, environmental cleanliness, effi-
cient use of resources and consumer


The Association also re-newed its
support of the controversial cross-Florida
barge canal. President Bunton said,
"We're also going to go to bat for all the
worthwhile waterway projects, including
marking the 'missing link' section of the
Intracoastal Waterway across the open
Gulf from St. Marks to Anclote near
At present, the cross-Florida barge
canal project is dormant, but the Tri-Riv-
ers Association and the Florida Ports and
Water Resources Association have pledg-
ed themselves to work for its revival.
Commissioner Silas Player represent-
ed Gulf County at the Water Resources

School Vandals

Reward Offered





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Publisher! Every Thursday at 306 Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida
By The Star Publishing Company
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SWesley R. Ramsey .......................... ................. Editor and Publisher
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=who pay taxes her
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theirr public convene
sandalss and those
regard for the pro
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put their money on
S.xandalism of pul
-'f-this instance, it w
Ote high school rec

"-. Local citizens
'$600.00 of their own
information leading
those who caused
damage at the high
tired of paying
replacement of ma
ties which are wai
When the peo
over such matters,
'..short time until
sincee the entire pop
tife act, watching

Dirty Tricks

r to us that people doing. When the people get interest-
re in Port St. Joe ed, things happeOA whether it is
re tired of having stopping vandalism or building li-
fiences torn up by braries. When people are not inter-
ie who have no ested, culprits can walk off with
operty of others. anything or destroy anything they
p of local people wish with almost diplomatic immun-
the line to punish ity.
blic facilities-in
vas vandalism at It seems we are forever praising
gently. some unselfish public servant for his
service offered the people in civic
s have put up activities. Now we have the oppor-
money to pay for tunity to be thankful for people with
g to the arrest of a little money who are willing to turn
the considerable it loose to protect the investments of
i school. They are us all.
every day for
teverials and facili- The reward should go a long way
ntonly destroyed to smoke out the villians in this
instance. We canronly say thanks to

pie get aroused the donors and issue a warning to
it can be only a those who might be planning similar
these acts stop, activities for the future. It seems as
pulation gets into if the public is no longer going to put
for any wrong- up with your dirty tricks.

While standing beside a resident
, of Oak Grove at the fire in that
--.community last Thursday night, we
-heard the resident mutter, "We
Should have fire hydrants out here to
Sight fires with."
We couldn't agree with the
'resident more, but really can't get
S.too carried away with remorse that
-:the facilities aren't available. It
seems the people of Oak Grove have
%:two options to get the services of
piped water and a sewage collection
system: to come into the City of Port
St. Joe or vote a tax upon themselves
to pay for the facilities.
A couple of years back, some of
the people put up the stupendous
:sum of $10.00 for each dwelling to
:express their "good faith" for the
financing of a water and sewer
system. We sort of scoff at the $10.00
deposit since it takes in the neigh-
borhood of $1,000 to finance these
services to each customer.
If the people of Oak Grove were
to vote to come into the City of Port
St. Joe, the City would have to
borrow the money to put in the
services. This money would be
repaid in one of two ways: the

system users (all 1300 of them)
would pay for the installation
through their water and sewer
charges, or the people in the area
would have liens placed against
their property for the costs, repay-
able over a 10 year or so period. This
is how many sections of Port St. Joe
itself were paid for.
What we're saying is that the
people of Oak Grove have expressed
a desire for the services but have
seemed reluctant to be agreeable to
pay for it. Perhaps, with this season
of the year, and its syndrome of Santa
Claus bringing wanted items to
those who ask has invaded the minds
of some people and made them think
a "Santa Claus" could be counted on
to pay for the expensive water and
sewer services for the area.

We hope Oak Grove gets their
water and sewer. It is a hard thing to
do to stand helplessly by and see a
person's home being destroyed by
fire, when water is so close, yet still
so far away. We can't say we are
particularly interested in seeing
them get it for nothing, when others
have to pay for their services.

It was a happy group of Port St. Joe fans who swarmed onto the field at the back congratulating them on their hard-fought victory. The celebration
Chipley last Friday night after the Sharks won their quarter-final state lasted for a full 15 minutes after the game was over.
championship play-off game. The fans mobbed the Sharks, slapping them on Star Photo

Chaplain King.

Completes Study
Army Chaplain (Major)
Wayne C. King, son of A. T.
King, Route 3, Port St. Joe,
completed Part II of a staff
officer course at the U. S.
Army Command and General
Staff College, Ft. Leaven-
worth, Kansas.
The course on command and
general staff functions is
divided into resident and non-
resident studies.
Chaplain King served in
Vietnam and holds two
awards of the Bronze Star
Medal, at least one for hero-
ism, two awards of the Army
Commendation Medal and two
awards of the Air Medal.
He attended Del Norte Coun-
ty High School, Crescent City,
Calif., and received a B.A.
degree in 1955 from Baylor
University, Waco, Tex., and
an M. S. degree in 1972 from
Long Island University,
Brooklyn, N. Y.



President Gerald Ford and I have something
in common. Of course, we have more in which we
are different, than we have in common.
We both can claim a parallel happening,
though. Both of us received a Christmas tree
Friday of last week.
The similarity ends there. President Ford's
Christmas tree was delivered to his door. It was
an 18-foot Douglas fir which was planted on the
White House lawn.
My tree was a 6-foot Scotch pine which I
bought and hauled home in the back of my
station wagon, where it was "planted" in a
bucket of water in the garage until I get around
to "planting" it in the Christmas tree stand and
depositing it in the family room where our

oStorm Pits Once

A Common Sight

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Storm pits were once a com-
mon environmental protection
device around pioneer homes.
A companion to the storm pit
was called a flower pit.
Ladies, in their wonderful
love to protect the beautiful,
created dirt pits to shield
flowers during winter. The ar-
rangements by the ladies of
the potted flowers, within the

flower pit, often represented a
beautiful scene of a miniature
sunken flower garden, even
during the cold frosts of win-
Another type of pit concern-
ed chickens. It was whispered
in some circles that groups
would slip off during the long
Sunday afternoons to a river
hammock in the swamp to

December Bad Month

for Drinking Drivers

The Florida Highway Patrol
this week warned party-going
drinking drivers that alcoholic
beverages can mar the holi-
day season for many motor-
ists, because the chance of
being involved in a fatal acci-
dent increases after that first
Colonel Eldrige Beach,
director of the Patrol said, "In
fatal accidents occurring dur-
ing the month of December
last year, records indicate
that 69 drivers and 14 pedes-
trians had been drinking."
Some people have the mis-
taken idea that alcoholic bev-
erages stimulate the drinker.
On the contrary, it depresses
the central nervous system
and retards a person's normal

faculties. Only the body pro-
cesses can overcome the ef-
fects of alcohol and that takes
Florida's traffic law re-
quires drivers arrested for
driving while intoxicated to
submit to a chemical test for
sobriety or be subject to
license suspension for a period
of three months. Not only does
the drinking driver increase
his chances of being involved
in an accident but the Patrol
warned he will also lose his
driving privilege upon tonvic-
In stressing the dangers of
drinking and driving, Colonel
Beach said, "If you are going
to drink, make arrangements
to let someone else who is not
drinking do the driving."

PSC Denies Phone Rate Increase

The Public Service Com-
mission Monday of this week
denied St. Joseph Telephone
and Telegraph Company a
rate increase, stating the com-
pany dealt at "less than arm
length" with the Florida First
National Bank.
PSC Chairman Billy Mayo
said it was the first time in
five years the commission re-
jected a telephone company's
request to raise rates.
The PSC also found that St.
Joe Tel. & Tel. would receive

all the additional money it re-
quired, $320,000, from an in-
crease in intrastate long-dis-
tance rates granted last month
in the Southern Bell case.
The local phone company
sought a $541,000 increase,
having last received a rate
boost in 1962.
The PSC stated that the
telephone company was at-
tempting to pass on part of the
bank's costs for a new building
to the 12,000 telephone cus-
The commission ordered a

$141,000 cut in the firm's rate
base because of the purchase
of the building of the Fl-ida
First National Bank. The
smaller rate base meant lower
company income requirement
because customer charges are
based on the base multiplied
by a PSC-set rate of profit.
"The bank building trans-
action is considered less than
an arm-length's transaction
because the president of the
telephone company was a
stockholder of the bank chain

and the vice president of the
telephone company was on the
bank's board of directors at
the time of the transaction,"
the PSC accounting staff said
in a report adopted by the
The telephone company
operated on the second floor of
the bank building until 10
years ego when it decided it
needed more room.
According to findings stated
by the PSC, the phone com-
pany built a new building for

$535,000, then exchanged it
with the bank for the old
building worth $36,000 and
$260,000 cash. St. Joseph Tele-
phone and Telegraph then
spent $16,000 to remodel the
bank building and is in the
midst of another $460,000 ex-

"The old building will even-
tually cost the telephone com-
pany an estimated $735,000...
which is approximately
$200,000 above the cost of the
new building," the report said.

enjoy a little fun with a breed
of cock-fighting chickens. This
could have been just a country
rumor, because all our chic-
kens were simple tree and
fence roosting laying hens
with no desire to fight, even
when one hen was disguised as
a stranger to the others by
being coated black with chim-
ney smut and a dab or two of
One type of storm pit was a
hole dug into the ground and a
storm door attached for en-
trance and exit. Small chil-
dren had little fear of a storm,
but girls would not enter with-
out their play dolls, and boys
were reluctant to leave their
cur dogs outside in the rain
and wind.
Storm pits could be on the
way out. Few of the wonderful
and beautiful country homes
of today have pits. After
development of the atomic
bomb there was an upsurge in
the construction of private
fall-out shelters. In compar-
ison with the old time storm
pit with its damp wall, grass-
hopper insects, and even
coach whip snakes, the bomb
shelters were complex and
beautiful in design.
Could this be a lax time
period within environmental
protection? Perhaps many
people have found a deeper
confidence of faith and love
within the beauty and hum-
bleness of the heart that gives
a feeling of safety against the
once fearful thoughts of being
a casualty of natural environ-

Double up,


Two can ride cheaper
than one.

Christmas trees stand each and every year.
We have trouble with our Christmas trees
every year. If we put those pretty candy
ornaments on the tree, which are so popular, it is
a mad foot race through the house to see who
eats them first; the grandsons or the poodles.
Usually candy ornaments won't last out the
day, if they are put on the tree as late as noon on
any given day. If we can put them on the. tree
about bedtime at night, they will last at least
through the night.
One thing I do have in my favor in putting up
the Christmas tree, is plenty of help in its
erection and decoration. For the past 20 years,
our own kids have been more than willing to
pitch in and help with this little chore. Now it is
the grandchildren. When you get right down to it,
I guess putting up the Christmas tree is about the
easiest task to get done around a house where
there are kids. Getting it taken down and hauled
out of the house after Christmas is over is an
entirely different matter.

I 'understand the Lions Club had one of their
rare 100 percent meetings last Wednesday at
The word got around that the Lions were
going to have the local belly dancing instructor
as their program and she was going to give a
demonstration of belly dancing to the club
members. Needless to say, most of the Lions
Club members are interested in culture and
showed up to see how thev could utilize this
unique exercise to better their own physical
condition. It's amazing how serious-minded
these Lions can get at times.
I even heard the Lions gave up their entire
meeting and its program time to bring this bit of
culture to help one member. The Lions felt Phil
Barton could use some belly dancing exercises to
slim down a bit before the summer beach-going
season, so they sacrificed their meeting for
Phil's good. He would look so good slimmed
down and strolling the beach in a bikini.
Too, we understand that program chairman,
Bob Moore, was to be named "Lion of the Year"
by the club for performing this public service
duty for one of their prized members.
The sacrifices some people will make
continue to amaze me.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan is making all of us
proud to be Americans again. Moynihan, our
ambassador to the United Nations is standing up
on his tip-toes and telling the world just like it is.
Moynihan has the philosophy that the United
States should quit standing passively by and let
the reckless dictators and despots of the world
rant and rave about the big, bad United States
and never say a word. It has been "not in the best
political interest of the United States" to rebut
these things with which we disagree, in the past.
Moynihan has changed all that.
True, name calling doesn't cause people to
change their mind about what they wish to see
accomplished nor does it make them love the
United States. However, they didn't love the
United States in the first place and had no idea of
changing. Their sole purpose is to embarras the
United States and Moynihan is going to have
none of that.
As a matter of fact, he embarrassed right
back at them the other day by callifig for all
nations to release their political prisoners from
jail. It wasn't hard to figure out which nations
had the political prisoners locked up when the
furor started over that suggestion.
Rave on, Patrick!

J. B. Priestly said: "We should behave
toward our country as women behave toward the
men they love. A loving wife will do anything for
her husband except stop criticizing and trying, to
improve him. We should cast the same 4
affectionate but sharp glance at our country."


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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 11, 1975

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Building Plans Changed.

and were delinquent after
December 15.
The question of whether or
not the. Board had granted tax
immunity to the St. Joseph's
Bay Country Club at their last
meeting came up for discus-
sion with several of the Board
members claiming they had
not understood their vote in
that manner.
Commissioner Silas Player
said it was his understanding
the vote was to accept the
Country Club's resolution ask-
ing for the immunity for study
by the Commission.
The Country Club asked for
the inimunity under a state
statute which gives the coun-
ties the power to waive the
taxes of non-profit organiza-
tions which offers outdoor
recreation facilities for the
public use. The Country Club's
resolution stated they met that
criteria and were not making
a profit on their operation.
Player then made a motion
that the county refuse to waive
the taxes for the organization
and the Board voted unani-
mously in favor of Player's


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If parades and Christmas were meant for anyone special, it
has to be the kids who are the target of the two festive
occasions. Saturday's Christmas parade in downtown Port St.
Joe attracted the kids in droves who lined the streets for a half
hour before parade time to be sure they got a glimpse of old
Santa Claus.
When Santa came into view, riding on Port st. Joe's big fire
truck the kids came to life and got where they could get a close
look at their favorite man. In the photo at left, Santa is shown
keeping up with the times a little more than usual. His beard
seems to be fuller and more luxurient than in the past. Santa is
caught in the act by the Star cameraman as he tosses a handful
of candy to the many children who came to see him. In the photo
above, droves of kids follow the fire truck up the street to get an
extra piece of candy and shout their wants and wishes to Santa
as he rides by.
The Christmas parade is sponsored each year in Port St.
Joe by the Retail Merchants' Association, as a public service to
the area. Star photos


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Therefore, we urge food
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week of the month. This way
they will avoid waiting in long
lines during the cold weather.

Initiated Into
Honor Society
Nancy Noble of Port St. Joe,
is one of 12 Wesleyan College
students initiated into Kappa
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First Baptist WMU Senior

Ladies Enjoy Luncheon

Before an altar of orchid
-mums and pink tapers Miss
Sarah Claire Herring and
:George Edwin Boyer said
.-their marriage vows in a
double ring ceremony Sunday,
November 23 at four p.m. in
the sanctuary of the First
:Baptist Church of Port St. Joe.
Rev. George W. Gay offi-
The bride is the daughter of
,.Mr. and Mrs. William Jacob
Herring and the bridegroom is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
-Boyer. :
! Billy Rich..'Ji 'was .lie or-;
- ganist. Mrs. James 0. Wolfe,
aunt of the bride, sang the
couple's chosen selection.
Given in marriage by her
father, the bride wore a lovely
gown of silver grey satin with
a matching-chiffon long jacket
accented with orchid and pink.
Her headdress was a small
veil. She carried long-stem-
med pink roses.
Mrs. Danny Wayne Smith,
cousin of the bride, served as
matron of honor. She wore a
pink floor length knit gown
and carried a long-stemmed
pink rose.
Joe Peoples served as best
man. William J. Herring, Jr.
served as usher.
The bride's mother wore a
blue quiana floor length gown
with a corsage of pink roses.
The groom's mother wore a
printed green silk floor length
gown with a corsage of pink
The parents of the bride
were hosts at a reception in
the church fellowship hall fol-
lowing the ceremony. The
bride's table was centered
with a pink and white wedding
cake topped with white love
birds. Silver candelabra hold-
ing pink tapers and orchid
mums were placed on either
side of the cake. The refresh-
ment table, covered in white,
held a crystal punch bowl and
silver coffee service, centered
with a candleholder burning
tiny pink tapers.
Those assisting in serving
were Miss Cathy Carlsten,
Miss Wendy Pitzl, Mrs. Wil-
liam J. Herring, Jr. and Mrs.
Ralph Jackson. Miss Deborah
Carlsten kept the bride's book.
Jessica Ellen Wolfe, cousin of
the bride, handed out the rice

suit fi
of Sm

e bride chose a rose pants
or her wedding trip. The
e will reside in Pensa-
where the bridegroom is
ding the University of
-of-town guests were
James 0. Wolfe and
ca of Camden, Ark.; Mrs.
y Wayne Smith, Little
, Ark.; Mrs. Ira Bowden
ackover, Ark.; Mrs. Sid-

ney Hall, Sr., Mrs. Sidney
Hall, Jr., both of Malone;
Jason J. Nichols of San An-
tonio, Tex.; Dr. and Mrs. Ed-
ware Bartee, Douglas, Dawn
and David and Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Peoples, all of Pensacola;
Miss Wendy Pitzl of Tallahas-
see; Jim Powers, Miss Lisa
Kriete, both of Atlanta, Ga.;
Miss Betsy Reed of Madison,
Ind.; Miss Nikki Johnson, Ron
Fiorena, Bubby Lowery and
Brock Register, all of Panama
City." '

ClrtisItm s Part)" Today a t he

Port St. Joe Garden Center

The Port St. Joe Garden and William Whittington.
Club will hold a Christmas They will perform the
party on Thursday, December lowin'g selections: "Day
11, at 12:30 p.m. Mrs. W., D. Day",."Do You Hear Wh
Sykes, Mrs. George Suber and Hear:?; "Little Drumi
Mrs. Nobie Stone will be the Boy", "Silver Bells", "It's
hostesses for this covered dish ginning to Look a Lot I
luncheon. Members are asked Chris mas", "What Child
to bring gifts for the club- This", and "We Wish Yot
house. Merr yChristmas".
A special music program Alligpmbers are urged
under the direction of Miss bring friends to enjoy
Ann Aldridge, will be given by special Christmas party.

"The Singing Sharks", from eUWJ
Port St. Joe High School. The
.group is comprised of Mary
Dell Adkison, Roxanne Lee,
Marian Murdock, Paula Tan-
kersley and guitarists, Ken-
neth Turner, Scottie Bryant

Mission Group

Met In Home .

of Mrs. Costi,

Mission Group Two of the *
First United Methodist Church *
met Monday, December 8th, *
at three p.m. at the home of
Mrs. Chauncey Costin. Four-
teen members attended -the
Christmas meeting.
Mrs. Hubert Brinson pre- 0
sided over the business meet-
ing followed by a Christmas
program and devotional
chosen from Luke 2:8-14 was
presented by Mrs. George
An interesting talk, "Christ- /
mas in Korea" was given by
Mrs. Essie Williams.
The next meeting will be in
January at the home of Mrs.
George Adkins.

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The First Baptist Church
social hall was the scene of a
Christmas Love luncheon. The
mission action group of the
Woman's Missionary Union,
headed by Mrs. John Rich,
. f. B were the hostesses for the oc-
Lunch was served at 12:00 to
14 of the senior citizens of the
-- church. The ladies enjoyed the
meal after a devotional pro-
gram, "Letting Others See
Christ in Us This Christmas".
A film entitled "The Re-
turn" was shown and all of the
I ladies enjoyed a "visit" after-
wards. The senior citizens
groups includes all ladies 65
and over. Three of the ladies:
Mrs. Florence Strickland,
"1 Mrs. Bessie Wimberly and
Mrs. Fred Maddox were un-
able to attend but were re-
membered in prayer.
Billy Rich, Jr. entertained
S^ the ladies with a song, "His
i Eye Is on the Sparrow", and
S; was joined by all in singing
"How Great Thou Art" and
"Silent Night".
The Mission Action ladies in
involved were: .Mrs. John
Rich,. Mrs. Robert'Whittle,

New Arrival"

Susan and Carl Goodson of
White City are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son,
David Carl on November 29.
David was born in Bay
Memorial Hospital and weigh-
ed nine pounds.
Grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. William O'Shall of Port
St. Joe and Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Goodson of White City.

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Mrs. Ralph Macomber, Mrs.
Emory Stephens, Mrs. Bill
Rich, Mrs. L. W. Cox, Mrs. L.
C. Davis and Mrs. Albert
Blackburn. Other guests in-
cluded Rev. George Gay and
Mrs. W. J. Herring.
Shown in the photo attend-
ing the luncheon were: Mrs.
W. C. Pridgeon, Mrs. E. C.
Cason, Mrs. C. G. Costin, Sr.,
Mrs. J. W. Plair, Mrs. W. C.
Goodson, Mrs. Buena French,
Mrs. Anna Brooks, Mrs. W. J.

Daughtry, Mrs. John B. Hill,
Mrs. E. J. Rich, Mrs. Anna
Adams, Mrs. George Parrish,
Mrs. Elizabeth Montgomery
and Mrs. Jewell Marable..
Also shown is Mrs. W. J.
Daughtry, the oldest charter
member of the First Baptist
Church, holding little Miss
Tina Marie Rich. Tina is the
youngest addition of First
Baptist Church and is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
.E. Rich, Sr.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 11, 1975 PAGE FIVE

Historical Society Exteor Planters Offer
Exterior Planters Offer

The December 7 meeting of
the St. Joseph Historical Soc-
iety was held at Jake's Rest-
aurant with Jesse Stone, pre-
siding, and Mrs. Charles
Brown opening the meeting
with prayer. Others attending
included: Mrs. Nobie Stone,
Mrs. R. H. Brinson, Mrs. Her-
man. Dean, Wayne Childers,
Mrs. Paul Fensom, Mrs. Wil-
liam Howell, Jr., Mrs. John
Robert Smith and Mrs. Ralph
Swatts, Sr.
Appointments made at this
time were: Nominating Com-
mittee, Mrs. Charles Browne,
Chairman, Mrs. Ralph Swatts,
Sr. and Mrs. Herman Dean;
Committee for Annual Dinner,
Wayne Childers, Chairman,
Mrs. Nobie Stone and Mrs.
George Suber; Invitations,

Robert Ellzey.
Mrs. Brinson, chairman of
the old cemetery project an-
nounced that due to the efforts
of Representative William J.
Rish, the state had granted to
this project the sum of $800.00,
and the group agreed that this
amount should be applied to
the purchase and installation
of a much needed underground
sprinkler system, with the
help and cooperation of the
City. The society is grateful to
Rep. Rish and to the cemetery
committee for this accom-
plishment. In addition to Mrs.
Brinson, this committee in-
cludes Mrs. Horace Soule and
Mrs. Charles Brown.
A special treat for this meet-
ing was a lovely "book" cake,
baked especially for the Soc-

Flag Collection

Presented to DAR

Miss Janie Cathey, December bride-elect
of Perry Adkison, was honored with a Coffee
Saturday December 6. The affair was held
at the home of Mrs. Gannon Buzzett on
Monument Avenue from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Many guests called during the appointed
hours to visit with the honoree and extend
their best wishes. The bride's chosen colors of
blue and white were used artfully throughout
the party rooms at vantage points. The hos-
tesses presented Miss Cathey with a pair of
silver candlesticks as a memento of the occa-

SThe First Baptist Churceh of,
SPort St. Joe will present their
choir Saturday, December 13
at 7:30 p.m. in a Christmas
cantata and dramatization,
"Night of Miracles", by John
W. Peterson, narrated by Rev.

Hostesses for the event were Mrs. Tom
Parker, Jr., Mrs. Wayne Hendrix, Mrs. Rex
Buzzett and Mrs. Gannon Buzzett. Shown in
the photo are: seated, the honoree; and
standing left to right: Mrs. W. 0. Cathey, Jr.,
mother of the bride-elect; Mrs. W. 0. Cathey,
Sr., grandmother of the honoree; and Mrs.
Clio Adkison, mother of the groom-elect.
Miss Cathey and Mr. Adkison will be
married Saturday, December 12 at six p.m. in
the First United Methodist Church.

George H. Cay. --
This is a story of love, but
not love as natural'man knows
it. This love knows no bounds.
It is limitless and absolute and
it was first manifested on that

wonderful l night so long ago. ..
a Night of Miracles. The pre-
sentation will be directed by
Billy Rich, Jr.
The public is cordially in-
vited to hear this musical of
love and praise.

William B. Simmons has
presented a collection of Flags
of Freedom to St. Joseph Bay
Chapter Daughters, of the
American Revolution.

There are six flags in the.
set, with a complete history of
each. They are authentic re-
productions of prominent ban-
ners of the Colonial, Revolu-
tionary War and Early Feder-
al period of our history. The
Gadsden flag, a coiled rattle-
snake on yellow ground with
"Don't Tread on Me"; the
Betsy Ross flag, the first

official national banner with
13 stars and stripes; and the
Fort William McHenry flag,
inspiration for the national
anthem and the country's flag
from 1795-1918, are included in
the collection.
The flags have been on dis-
play in the local library and
will be the subject of the DAR
program for February, which
is history month.
They will also be displayed
at the Christmas meeting of
St. Joseph Bay Chapter on
December 17, at the home of
Mrs. Paul Fensom.

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Beauty to Home but

Can Present Problems

By Dr. Robert Black
Ext. Urban Horticulturist
Exterior planters which
flank many contemporary
homes may represent a thing
of beauty or a problem of poor
plant choice and poor plant
Perhaps the best solution in
choosing the best plantings for
planters is to plant permanent
dwarf evergreen plants which
provide year-round attractive-
ness, then supplement the
planting with seasonal flower-
ing or foliage plants for a
seasonal accent.
The home gardener will
often miss a planting date,
thus the area which is to be
accented remains void for the
season. Without permanent
plantings, the winter season,
too presents a time of void for
the planter.
Over the past several years
plant breeders have developed
outstanding dwarf plants
which are very adaptable to
limited planting areas, such
as the planter. The home-
owner has a wide selection
from which to choose, yet his
or her choice must be made
with regard to the growth
conditions of the planter, such
as whether the planter is well
drained, is it deep or shallow
or is it in sun or shade?
Do not overplant. Allow
ample room for ultimate plant
size and eliminate later prun-
ing or removal of plants. Keep
the planting simple, neat and
attractive, yet avoid mono-
Due to location, some plant-
ers are not conducive to opti-
mum plant production.
Those beneath overhangs of
the home receive little rainfall
and must be watered by hand.
Planters against west brick
walls absorb much summer
heat. Many planters have poor
drainage and others have very
poor soil.
The springtime gardener
who prefers an air conditioned
home to summer gardening
should choose plants which
demand very little care and
attention such as.' dwarf nan-
dina, yucca, dward yaupon
holly, lantana, daylilies,
dwarf bamboo, confederate
jasmine, liriope, coontie and

The sunny planter may in-
clude: yucca, dwarf pyracan-
tha, dwarf nandina, dwarf
yaupon holly, dwarf junipers,
liriope, daylilies, dwarf pome-
granate, confederate jasmine,
coontie or Japanese purple
Planters in the shade may
be enhanced with aucuba,
fatsia, fatshedra, Indian haw-
thorne, dward azalea, ajuga,
coontie or holly fern.
For the planter which re-
ceives part sun and part

shade, -the gardener may
choose from dwarf yaupon,
dwarf hollies, Indian haw-
thorne, liriope, vinca, confed-
erate jasmine, dwarf gar-
denia, japanese black pine,
dward sasanqua or japanese
purple honeysuckle.
Plant choices for the planter
are numerous, yet its success
depends upon selecting the
proper plant for the existing
growing conditions. Every
planter should be attractively
planted so as to require low

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Port St. Joe, Fla.
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Morning Worship Service ............. 11:00 A.M.
Church Training ...................... 6:30 P.M.
Evening Worship Service .............. 7:30 P.M.
Prayer Meetng (Wed.) ................ 7:00 P.M.
"Come and Worship God With Us"

Names Groups

Bride-Elect Feted

First Baptist Church Choir Presenting

a Christmas Music Program Saturday

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THE STAR, Port.St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 11, 1975

Lozwly Pogey Fish May

be What Attracted the

duPonts to Port St. Joe

Belly dancing is not only popular with the ladies of Port St.
Joe; the men seem to enjoy the art as a passing fancy also. Last
week the local instructor, Theba Gibson, demonstrated the
"exercise" to the Port St. Joe Lions Club who provided an
appreciative audience. In the photo at left, Theba does her
thing. In the photo at right, Charlie Norton, Bobby Jackson and
Bill Altsteatter s'em to approve of what she is doing.
Star photos

3elly Dancing Becoming Popular

Exercise for Women and Men

There are many stereotyped
:.,deas about the art of belly
*. :ncing, however it is rapidly
h.-ecking its tarnished aura.
Thousands of women of all
j.ages in every part of the
country are participating and
,Aljoying themselves in belly
dancing classes, as they slim'
;i-:.wn. Belly dancing is an
ancientnt art reborn, has come
oa age. Most women who join
the dance classes are usually
motivated by the idea of the.
:dance as fun, exotic and. a
.,feminine form of exercise. It
.'is also very therapeutic for
,-stiff muscles. Your torso firms
Up if you're flabby and rounds
,-out in the right places if you.
.are thin.
- The belly dancing origins
are as shrouded in mystery as

the veiled, dancer tries to
convey. There are Egyptian,
Etruscan and East Indian
tomb paintings and sculptures
that resemble Middle Eastern
dancers from the First Cen-
tury *B. C. to the Fourth
Century A.D.. .
Throughout the. years, the,
dance has been abused by the
cabaret world and too. often
the cabaret dancers exceed
the boundaries of good taste.
But the high level of artistic
discipline gives the dance the
classical image it deserves.
Why have so many barriers
been broken so that so many
Westerners embraced .the
belly dance? Maybe our in-
creasingly smaller world and
our eagerness to understand.
the peoples of other cultures.

Whatever the answer, the
dance has become virtuous
and respectable. It has
emerged from its early begin-
ning, and is admired in our
modern settings as the beauti-
ful form of art that it is.
Everything about the dance
adds to the fun, the tinkling
coins, the exotic music and
When one is dancing, it
seems as though you've step-
ped out of your everyday hum-
.drum life into a marvelous
fantasy of your mind. It is
a tremendous discipline of
mind and body though. One
must learn to control different
parts of their body and have
them moving independently of
one another. There is usually
quite more to the dance than

most ladies think, but if they ures will definitely reflect the
continue to practice their fig- results of their effort.

Mexico Beach Chamber

Planning Xmas Party

A Christmas party is being
planned for the Mexico Beach
Chamber of Commerce mem-
bers and guests, to be held
Saturday, December 13 at 8:00
p.m. (CST) at the Chamber
Hor d' oeurves and punch
will be served. Set-ups will be
furnished. Ed Wysong, "Mex-
ico Beach Music MVan", will
furnish music for dancing and
Admission is $5.00 per cou-

pie and $2.50 single. For.fur-
ther information, you may call
Helen St. John at 648-3121.

The .English "vegetable
marrow" is a squash to

Would you be surprised to
know. that an unusual run of
pogey fish here in St. Joseph's
Bay was probably responsible
for the St. Joe Paper Company
being here?
George Tapper spoke to the
Rotary Club. last Thursday,
outlining some of the things
which happened here in Port
St. Joe years ago, and it was
the pogey which brought his
father, Captain Robert Tapper
here in 1918. E. I. duPont was
interested in forming a men-
haden operation in Florida at
that time and his group hired
Tapper as their production
manager. Tapper scouted the
Gulf coast for concentrations
of the fish they needed and
found his best supply here at
Port St. Joe, along with the
railroad for shipment. So, the
duPonts got into business here
looking for fish to convert to
fish oil and fertilizer.
Tapper said the firm started
a fish factory here, which was
located about where the barge
basin to St. Joe Paper Com-
pany is now located. The firm
operated a fleet of five fishing
boats with "The Alfred I.
duPont" as their flagship. The
fish processing operation
started up in 1920.
Tapper said the old Park-
wood Lumber Company was
in operation here at that time.
The dry kiln for the lumber
operation was located in the
building which now stands on
the east side of the Highway 98
overpass and is occupied by
the M. G. Lewis & Sons
Back in those days, Port St.
Joe was a sort of spa for south
Georgia and Alabama and
north Florida, The Apalachi-
cola Northern Railroad ran
special excursion trips on the
week ends and visitors would
flock to what is now the city
park at the end of Fifth Street
for a week end of bathing,
picnicing and playing on the
Port St. Joe's first brick
building was built in 1914 by R
A Costin, father of Cecil and
Chauncey Costin. The building
was located where the Post
Office now sits and the Post

Office, Piggly Wiggly, Li-
brary and Phillip's 66 build-
ings are all built with the same
brick as were used in the first
brick building.
Tapper had some old school
programs which his mother
had saved of vintage 1920's
and '30's which listed casts of
characters which included
such people as Chauncey Cos-
tin, Elizabeth Jones (Tomlin-

Using Jump(

Can be Dan;
The common practice of
using jumper cables to start a
stalled car can be dangerous
said the Florida Highway
Patrol this week.
Colonel Eldrige Beach,
director of the Patrol urges
drivers to follow these safety
-Refrain from smoking
during jumping process.
Sparks could cause an explo-
-Be sure the dead battery
and the booster are of the
same voltage-either six or 12
-Be sure lights, radio, heat-
er, and other accessories are
turned off, and parking brake
is set. Put gear lever in
neutral or park.
-Remove the vent caps of
both batteries to release hy-
drogen gas and cover vents
with cloth.
-Attach jumper cables as:

son), Ida Ethel Kilbourn
(Brown), Jimmy Kilbourn,
Morgan Jones, Gladys Law-
son (Boyer), Nobie Stone,
Ruth Costin (Soule) and many
Guests of the club were
Cecil Curry of Boonesboro,
Va., Leon Pollock of Port St.
Joe and Wheelettes Katrina
Pippin and Arlethea Hender-

2r Cables a

The positive (+) terminal of
the booster must be attached
to the positive terminal of the
dead battery. (Positive termi-
nals are marked with a "P" or
"+"). The negative terminal
of the booster should be at-
tached to the engine block of
the stalled car or other ground
connection at least one foot
from the dead battery. DC.;
NOT connect the negative ter-
minals of the two batteries.
Foreign cars may have a posi-
tive ground, so check with a
dealer before attempting the
jumping procedure.
-Start the stalled car.
-Reversele attachment
-Remove and dispose of
cloths covering vent, replace
vent caps.
Beach concluded by saying,
"The best course is to replace
your battery near the end of
its' guaranteed life

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Activity of Sheriff's Squad
C' V 0/ er ua-

One of the less known, but
. anore' important duties of the
., .ulf County'. Sheriff's De-
.,:,artment, is that of its search
-and rescue operations.
During the hunting season in
particulara, hardly a week goes
S'., without 'a call to try and
cate a missing hunter, or
m.So netimes a group. of them.
people coming into Gulf .Coun-
from out of the area, and
Lt of state, are especially
.. x'

prone. to become lost in
swamps and sloughs of the
Chipola and Apalachicola
River. systems. Fortunately,
nearly all of them are found
within a few hours of their
being reported missing, with
little harm other than being
forced to spend the night in the
open. However, there is the
occasional case where some-
one has fallen from a boat, or
has a heart attack or stroke

while in the woods.
Sheriff Raymond Lawrence
recognized the need for a well
equipped and efficient search
and rescue team and has been
working toward that goal. His
efforts have paid off and the
county.now has one of the best
teams in this area.
So far this year, the de-
.partment had located 34 mis-
sing hunters and fishermen,
recovered the bodies of five

Sheriff's Department rescue vehicles.

drowning victims and three
victims of apparent heart
attacks while in the woods or
on the water. The successful
conclusion of all these search
efforts are the result of many
hundreds of man hours on the
The department has exper-
ienced personnel and equip-
ment ready to go into opera-
tion on a moment's notice.
Several deputies have spent
most of their lives in Gulf
County, and are familiar with
the areas where people most
often become lost. There is
also a registered Emergency
Medical Technician on hand in
case he is needed.
The department has two
boats, a large one for use in
the bay or river and a smaller
one for the river and sloughs.
Both are radio equipped,
there is a four wheel drive
vehicle and much other spec-
ialized equipment for use in
search and rescue work.
If necessary, additional per-
sonnel of the Sheriff's Auxil-
iary, Civil Defense, Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion, Coast Guard and Marine
Patrol may be called in.
The entire rescue team
stands ready and able to do
the job when they are called

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 11, 1975


Robert Farmer, in the middle of the picture, picks up a hard four yards behind good blocking as the Tigers move in for the stop.

Get Sweet Revenge for Earlier 13-0 Defeat

Sharks Out-Hustle Chipley


John Owens, Andy May, Chester Fennell
and Ray Lawrence stand around talking

about their victory after the game. Little
Shark at left loins in. Star Photo

Ronald Daniels ran 75
yards for a touchdown, with
10:12 left in the last period, to
give the Sharks a 14-7 win over
the Chipley Tigers last Friday
night. The win gave the
Sharks a shot at the semi-
finals in the Class 2A football
play-offs, and ended Chipley's
hopes for their first state
crown. *
The game started at 9:00,
Port St. Joe time, but the con-
test could just as well have
gotten under way at 8:00 be-
cause everyone was there, in-
cluding about as many Port
St. Joe fans as there were
from Chipley.
To make matters more fin-
ger-nail chewing than the
ganlmewould ha've.been odin-
ariry, .'totert warmer, l(|e
Sharks big man with the run,
had his ankle injured on the
first play of the game and
could only hobble for the few
times he came onto the field
during the night.
With Farmer's injury, Dan-
iels, the Shark threat around
end and on returns, sucked it
lin alnna with thp nnorvh

defensive play of Preston
Gant, Calvin Watson, Marcus
Manning, Ray Lawrence, Jo-
dy Taylor, Steve Cloud, Ches-
ter Fennell, Greg Abrams,
Bill Norton and Tim Hatcher
and did what it took to win the
John Owens, who had been
out a few games with an
injured knee had the knee hit
again in the last period, but
went on to finish the game
after sitting on the sidelines
for a few plays.
The tough defense put the
Tigers deep in their territory
to set up the first touchdown
by the Sharks which stood
until the last period as the only
scoring in the game.
"The Sharks' punter, Rick
Hatcher, backed the Tigers all
the way to their own seven
yard line by putting one out of
bounds. The Tigers were able
to get only to their own 33
before they ran out of downs,
but Tiger penalties put them
back on their own 13 before
they finally got rid of the ball.
The Sharks took the ball on
the Chipley 35, and after two
plays for only five yards,
Owens hit Preston Gant with a
seven yard pass and a first
down from the Tiger 23. Two
more plays and Daniels had
the ball on the six. Daniels
then picked up two more yards
before the injured Farmer
cracked through the middle,
breaking two tackles on the
way, for the score. Norton's
kick for the extra point was
About the middle of the
second period, the Tigers were
on their own 44 yard line with
a fourth and one and they
gambled. The entire Shark
line stopped the run and the
Sharks had the ball in Tiger
territory again.
The Sharks couldn't move
and had to punt, with eight
seconds left in the half. The
Tigers fumbled the ball on
their own 21 and Preston Gant
fell on the ball. With two
seconds left on the clock

Owens hit Gant just short of
the goal line, but Gan'couldn't
get across.
It was breaks as much as
anything else which gave the
Tigers their only score of the
game. Early in the second
half, with a third-'and long
situation, Dilly Webb went to
the air, and Daniels slipped
and fell into the' intended
receiver, earning a pass inter-
ference call. Theodis Lee then
squirted around left end and
went 38 yards to the Shark 16
before he was knocked out of
bounds by Calvin Watson.
Watson drew a personal foul
penalty and the ball was
moved to the Shark eight yard
line. On the second down,
Jimmy Williams took the
-pitch-out' ..frpomr Webbi .who
barely got the togs bff-before
he was scrambled by Gant,
and Williams scored with
11:09 left in the period.
Daniels said he felt respon-
sible for the touchdown, so on
the second down after the
kick, he made it through the
Tiger line, then out-ran the
secondary for 75 yards and the
Sharks winning score.
Bill Norton put his kick for
the extra point squarely
through the uprights and the
defensive battle started in
earnest from that point on.
The Tigers owned the foot-
ball twice during the re-
mainder of the game, but were
forced into a fumble on their
first possession on their own 25
yard line by Steve Cloud and
Chester Fennell, with James
Ward covering the loose ball
for the Sharks.
The Sharks nearly made it
21-7 on this possession, Robert
Farmer hobbled for an 11 yard
gain, Sanborn, who went in for
the injured Owens, hit Greg
Abrams with a pass at the goal
line, but a Tiger interferred.
The Sharks got the ball on the
nine from the penalty and in
three carries, Daniels put the
ball on the two. On fourth
down, Robert Farmer tried to
go through the middle of the

line for the score, but was
stopped about six inches short.
The Tigers'-Dilly Webb then
really started passing in ear-
nest. Ray Lawrence, Ches-
ter Fennell and Preston Gant
each sacked Webb good on
pass attempts before his
fourth down pass went wide
and the Sharks sat on the ball
to run out the game clock.
There were no outstanding
defensive players for the
Sharks.>All played their hearts
out and made life miserable
for quarterback Dilly Webb
and the Tiger runners during
the entire game. Fennell,
Cloud, Manning, Gant and
Lawrence stayed in the Chip-
ley backfield about as much as
they stayed in their own
9 4urifi" "th tire gm!" f'n-
nell, "Daniels and Gant each
had seven tackles and one
assist to their credit; followed

by Lawrence with five tackles
and four assists, Manning with
five tackles, Sanborn with four
and four, and Cloud with four
tackles and three assists. Fen-
nell and Ward each recovered
a fumble.
Robert Farmer, hobbled
with his first play injury, still
got into the game enough to
gain 50 yards and managed to
push his total for the year to
1,546. Daniels, who had a
superb night in his unaccus-
tomed role as the main ball
carrier, ripped off 149.
PSJ Chip.
First Downs 9 10
Yards Rushing 202 138
Yards Passing 32 40
Return Yardage 18 19
Passes 3-6 3-8
Punts 5-46 4-30
Fumbles Lost 0 2
Yards Penalized 73 54

Coach Taylor shouts encouragement. Kesley Colbert is
apprehensive. Star Photo

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THURSDAY, DEC. 11, 1975

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

Port St. Joe High School jello with topping.
Lunch Room Menus Wednesday, Dec. 17
Monday, Dec. 15 Sloppy Joe on bun, tuna
Roast beef with noodles, salad, mixed vegetables,
cabbage slaw, cheeseburger French fries, tomato slice,
with bun, potato chips, Eng- strawberry shortcake, crac-
lish peas, fruit cup, bread. kers.
Tuesday, Dec. 16 Thursday, Dec. 18
Dry limas with ham, col- Turkey and dressing, giblet
lards, hamburger with bun, gravy, lettuce, tomato salad,
French fries, lettuce, tomato, mustard greens, cranberry
pickles, whole kernel corn, sauce, rolls, pumpkin pie.

Ph. 227-3371 317 William -
Conveniant Drive-In Window l
Plenty of Free Parkng


Books Are Ne


Sharks Nip Parramore;

Lose to Rutherford Rams

Friday, Dec. 19
Chili dog with bun, ham-
burger with bun, French fries,
lettuce, tomato, pickles, green
butter beans, pineapple upside
down cake.

Elementary Schools
Lunch Room Menus
Monday, Dec. 15
Roast beef with noodles,
cabbage slaw, English peas,
fruit cup, bread.
Tuesday, Dec. 16
Dry lima beans with ham,
collards, tomato slice, corn-
bread, jello with topping.
Wednesday, Dec. 17
Sloppy Joe on bun, mixed
vegetables, tomato slice,
potato chips, strawberry
Thursday, Dec. 18
Turkey and dressing, giblet
gravy, tossed salad, mustard
greens, cranberry sauce,
rolls, Christmas cake.
Friday, Dec. 19
Cheeseburger with bun,
French fries, lettuce, tomato,
pickles, whole kernel corn,
pineapple upside down cake.

first period while the IHams
were racking up 19. They
finished with a flourish, how-
ever, sinking 24 points in the
final period.
. Johnny Jenkins was the big
man for the Sharks, putting 28
points through the nets.
Wayne Thomas added 12.
Jones was high man for the
Rams with 26 points.
PORT ST. JOE-Jenkins,
12-4-28; C. Daniels, 3-1-4; Low-
ery, 3-2-8; Davis, 0-1-1; Thom-
as, 5-2-12; L. Daniels, 3-2-8;
Ward, 2-1-5.
14; Jones, 9-8-26; Culver, 2-1-
5; Long, 7-2-16; Johnson, 2-0-4;
Johnest, 2-3-6.
Score by quarters:
Port ST. Joe 11 18 16 24-69

Rutherford 19 10 19 23-7


Tuesday night's game was
cancelled and will be played
on January 27.
During the coming week,
the Sharks will travel to
Bay High Tuesday night to
meet the Tornadoes at 6:00
P.M., CST.
Next Thursday night, the
Sharks will travel to Bristol to
duel the Bulldogs at 6:30 P.M.,

On Sale

Three books are now on sale
announced the St. Joseph His-
torical Society. The books are:
"The Great Tide", one of
Florida's most famous histor-
ical novels, written by Ruby-
lea Hall, republished in its
'sixth edition; "The Lives of St.
Joseph", written, assembled
and edited by Louise M. Por-
ter; and "The Gulf County
History", edited and compiled
by the St. .Joseph Historical
.. These books were published
.through the courtesy of The St.
Joseph Historical Society.
These limited editions will be
for sale, and for orders con-
tact Mrs. Eunice H. Brinson,
216 Sixth Street, Port St. Joe.

Legal Ads

Notice is hereby given that
the Board of County Commis-
sioners, at their regular meet-
ing on January 13, 1976, at 9:00
a.m., at the County Commis-
sioners Meeting Room in Gulf
County Courthouse, will con-
sider the adoption of an Elec-
trical Code for Gulf County,
Florida, by ordinance with the
following title:
An Ordinance adopting
- the National Electrical
1975 Edition as the electri-
Scal code applicable to elec-
trical systems and related
activities in the unincor-
porated areas of Gulf
County; providing for the
organization of the electri-
cal inspection depart-
ment; providing for the
powers and duties of the
electrical official; provid-
ing application for per-
mit; providing for fees;
providing for inspections;
providing certificate of
approval; providing for
excavation and public
safety; providing for vio-
lations and penalties; pro-
viding for validity; and
providing for an effective
date for the ordinance as
provided by law.
Board of
By: -s- Eldridge Money,
's- George Y. Core, Clerk
lt 12-11

F.S. 163.360 (4)
To Whom It May Concern:
Notice is hereby given that
the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, is considering an applica-
tion to the Department of
Housing and Urban Develop-
ment for a Community Deve-
lopment Block Grant Final
The project being consider-
ed is for the construction of a
water and sewer distribution
system for the community of
Oak Grove. A Hearing con-
cerning this project will be
held by the Board of County
Commissioners on December
18, 1975, and December 19,
1975, at 4:30p.m. at the County
Commissioners Meeting
Room, Gulf County Court-
Further information per-
taining to this application may
be obtained from George Y.
Core, Clerk Circuit Court.
By: Eldridge Money,
it 12-11

Winter Mixed League
On December 2, the Winter
Mixed League met at St. Joe
Bowling Lanes.
On lanes one and two, Sylva-
chem won three games from
Fiesta Food Store. Bill Whit-
field had a 177 high game and
Shirley Hicks had a 440 high
series for Sylvachem. Lou
McDonnell was tops for Fiesta
with a 127 game and 318 series.
Lanes three and four had
Rotagilla winning four games
from Ten Pin Lounge. Carl
O'Barr had a 185 game and 493
series for Rotagilla. Robert
Montgomery (substitute) led
Ten Pin Lounge with a 210
game and 567 series.
On lanes five and six, No
Names won three games from
Varnes Seafood. David Howell
had a 191 high game and 486
high series for No Names.
Danny Talbert was high man
for Varnes with a 142' game
and 395 series.
Lanes seven and eight saw
Carr's win three games from.
Kennedy & Wombles, Inc.
Chuck Guilford had a 170 high
game and Brenda Guilford
had a 464 high series for
Carr's. Steve Wombles had a
192 high game and 460 high
series for Kennedy & Wom-
bles, Inc.
Standings: W L
Carr's 37 11
Rotagilla 35 13
Sylvachem 34 14
No Names 27 21
10-Pin Lounge 25 23
Varnes Seafood 16 32
K & W, Inc. 12'/2 35/2
Fiesta Food 51/2 12/

Ladies' Winter League
On December 4, the Thurs-
day night Ladies' Winter Lea-
gue met in action at St. Joe
Bowling Lanes. On lanes one
and two, Bowen's Cowgirls
No. 1 won four games from
Swingers. Pat Hutchinson had
a 159 high game and 411 high
series for the Cowgirls. Sandy
Wood had a 127 high game and
364 high series for the Swing-
Lanes three and four had
Bowen's Cowgirls No. 2 and
Surfers splitting games, each
taking two. Hanna Justice had
a 147 high game and 350 high
series for Cowgirls. Valerie
Royal led the Surfers with a
135 game and 337 series.
On lanes five and six, Ren-

fro Auto Parts won four games
from Highland View Motors.
Cathy Blackburn had a 146
game and 405 high series for
Renfro. Sue Parrish's 123
game and 331 series led High-
land View Motors.
On lanes seven and eight,
Ralph and Henry's won four
games from Team No. 7. Anna
Smith had a 145 game and 382
high' series for Ralph and
Henry's. Trudy Pate led Team
No. 7 With a 148 ganie and 375
high series.
Standings: W L
Renfro Auto Parts 39 9
Ralph & Henry's 36 12
H'land View Motors 31 17
Cowgirls No. 1 29 19
Cowgirls No. 2 20 28
Swingers 13 7
Team No. 7 4 28
Surfers 4 44

Gulf Co. Men's League
Monday night ended the
first half of the season with
Campbell's Drugs taking the
sure play-off spot by being in
first place at the end of the
first half.
Lanes one and two had
Carr's Auto Sales taking three
from King's Gulf Station. High
man for Carr's was Randy
Weston with 432 while King's
Gulf had Don Thomas high
with 392.
Lanes three and four saw
Shirt and Trophy take three
from 10-Pin Lounge. David
Howell led the Shirt and
Trophy Center with a 566
series, and a 207 game. Tal
Preston added a 512. For
10-Pin it was Steve Wombles
with 553.
On lanes five and six, Camp-
bell's Drugs took all four from
Player's Supermarket. Bo
Bouington's 534 was tops for
Campbell's, while Larry Mc-
Neel led Players with a 454.
Lanes seven and eight had
Butler's Restaurant taking
four from Stems and Seeds.
Bill Besore led Butler's with a
589 series and games of 201
and 210. Norman Hodges had a
439 for Stems & Seeds.
Final 1st half Standings W L
Campbell's Drugs 43'2 121'2
Shirt & Trophy 42'2 131/2
Butler's Rest. 41 15
King's Gulf Ser. 26 30
10-Pin Lounge 26 30
Stems & Seeds 20 36
Player's S'market 13 42
Carr's Auto 12 44

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205-207 Reid Ave. Ph. 229-1251

Saturday, December 13
1314 Marvin Ave.

Curtis-Mathis stereo, fully
equipped, Spanish. 26"
Schwinn 10-speed, $80; 26"
ladies bicycle, $60; 26' wooden
bay boat with 4 chairs, gas
tanks, console. Misc. books
and toys. Apalachicola, 653-
8457 after six p.m.

Dixie gas stove 36", $100;
Dearborn gas heater, 950
BTU, $50. Both in excellent
condition. 229-6435. ltc 12-11

SL 70 Honda trail bike, top
condition. 648-4431. 2tp 12-11

Nice mobile home. Small
down payment, take up pay-
ments. 639-2677, Wewahitchka
after five p.m. It 12-11

Fight Cholesterol build-up
with Lecithin-Kelp Combina-
tion. Get Norwalk Leci-Kelp
caps. at Campbell's Drug.
3t 12-4
27" 10-speed bike, in good
cond., $50. 229-6730. tfc 12-4

Tennessee walking horse
mare. Six years old, has all
shots. Gentle, well trained.
Call 229-5813. 2tc 12-4

90" couch, in excellent con-
dition. Phone 227-5461.4tc 11-20
Reduce safe and fast with
GoBese Tablets & E-Vap
"water pills". Campbell's
Drug. .6tp 11-6

Phone 229-6253 for
tfc 7-3
One two-horse tandem
wheel horse trailer, $400. Call
648-6796. tfc 10-2

DRY cleaning carpets is
easier, faster, and safer with
HOST. Rent our machine. St.
Joe Furniture, 229-1251.
tfc 10-23
Transferring, must sell new
18' 1/2" shrimp net, complete
with new doors, chain and new
nylon ropes. Cost $225.00, will
sell for $200.00. Call 229-2121
between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30
a.m. or all day on Fridays.
tfc 10-2
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

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

Quail and pheasant, live or
dressed. 1316 McClellan Ave.
227-3786. tfc 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

3 BR house and two
apartment building. Ca
6538. tfi

ll 229
c 12-1

3 BR concrete block
dwelling on 75' x 175' lot at
1314 Marvin Ave. Only

Large frame house on 3
lots on Madison St., Oak
Grove. Price right at

Nice 3 BR house with
den on 11/2 lots at 616 Gar-
rison. Many nice fea-
tures. $25,000.

Large 4 BR house with
two baths, den with fire-
place on 1% acres of land
near Dalkeith. $25,500.

4 BR house with large
family room on 1.2 acres
of land at Dalkeith. Price
to sell for only $12,900. I
doubt you could get a
shell built this size on
your land for this price.
This is a complete house.

Small 2 BR house on 6
lots on Dead Lakes, just
north of Wewahitchka.
Only $7,000. Lots are 50' x
175' each.

Two lots in first block
off Highway 98 at St. Joe
Beach to sell for only
$2,500 each.

Reg. Real Estate Broker
221 Reid Ave. Ph. 227-3491
2tc 12-11

3 BR house on McClellan
Ave., $12,000. 648-6260.
4tc 12-4

3 BR house priced for quick
sale. 881 Hayes Ave., Highland
View, chain link fence. 229-
6240. tfc 12-4

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 10-9

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

2 BR furnished apartment
for rent, 509 10th St. 229-6688.
tfc 12-11

For rent: furnished apt.
Mexico Beach. You pay all
utilities, mowing and garbage.
Call 648-7128. 2tp 12-4

Furnished apt. for rent, uti-
lities furnished. 229-6132 days,
229-6149 evenings. tfc 8-14

Classified Ads
Get Results
Try Them!

3 BR furnished house at St.
y Joe Beach. Phone 648-4259 or
9- 648-7586. tfc 11-27
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 14023

BEACH, 648-3600. tfc 5-8
NO need for wet carpets.
Dry clean them with HOST.
Use rooms right away. Rent
machine. St. Joe Furniture,
229-1251. tfc 10-23

Expert repairs of Ou
Stern Drives, Fibergla
work guaranteed. Oper
Jimmy Wilder, school
Phone 227-5062
Hwy. 30A-3 Miles E.

For TV repairs and
sales, see K&D TV and
at 301 Reid Ave. 227-21

Septic Tanks Pumpe
Carefoot Septic Ta
229-8227, 229-2351
and 229-6694

All types carpet an
flooring installed. 10
experience. For free m
ment and estimate, ca
ald Ross, 229-6822. t

Need help with your
If SoCall
tfc 3-6

"I think it was something I ate."

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

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. tfc

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. tfc 10-23

1971 LTD 4-door, V-8, in good
cond., will sell for $1,200, or
trade for pick-up. Call 648-
5106. Itp 12-11

1973 Ford Pinto Hatch-back,
4 in floor, radio, heater, floor
mount tape player and speak-
ers, chrome luggage carrier,
good tires, 21,000 miles.'
$1,995.00. Call David May 227-
3881 or 227-2 81. tfc 9-11

1972 MG Midget, a light-yel-
low convertible with wire
wheels. Call 227-7421. Port St.
Joe. 2tp 12-4

1969 Longwheel base pick-
up truck, V8, automatic, $900.
229-1511 or 227-4171. tfc 12-4

board, All Types
ass. All 229-6482 or 229-6447
ss. Al tfc 9-20
ated by
trained Port St. Joe-Gulf Co. CofC
Call 227-2501 or go by the
of PSJ Chamber office, Municipal
4tp 12-4 Building, 5th St., Monday thru
Friday, 9-12 EDT. tfc 5-1

Zenith Visit or call the Alcohol
I Sound Counseling Information
071. Center of the Panhandle Al-
tfc6-2 coholism Council,_. Inc. 321
d Out Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe.
ink Phone 229-3515. tfc 1-30
8- 21 Machine Work Welding
506 First Street
d vinyl Phone 229-6803
years Machinist on duty all day
easure- Every day
'11 1Dn-

ill Ron-
tfc 11-13

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

Fishing Tackle

Hurlbut Supply
306 Reid Ave.

1970 Yellow Opal GT, new
paint job, in good cond., 229-
5511. tfc 10-16

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, Sec.

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

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

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

Roofing & Repairing
Call 229-6462
4tp 11-27

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 8 p.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

PAINT Dealer in
Port St. Joe


306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Morida

Port St. Joe's basketball
Sharks got in two of their
scheduled games during the
past week, playing with an
abbreviated squad and work-
ing around the football play-
In their first game of the
season, played last Saturday
night here in Port St. Joe, the
Sharks nipped the Carter-Par-
ramore squad, 45-42.
Carey Daniels had the hot
hand for the Sharks, scoring 16
points. Wayne Thomas added
13 and Johnny Jenkins had 10.
Goldwire led Carter-Parra-
more with 12 points.
The Sharks got off to a slow
start in the first period, then
went on a 17-point spree in the
second to give them the mar-




gin they needed to win.
PORT ST. JOE-Jenkins,
5-0-10; Daniels, 7-2-16; L. Dan-
iels, 0-0-0; Davis, 2-0-4; Thom-
as, 6-1-13; Larry, 0-0-0; Ward,
Anderson, 4-0-8; Bush, 3-2-8;
Goldwire, 5-2-12; Johnson, 3-1-
7; Frison, 1-0-2; Akins, 1-3-5.
Score by quarters:
Port St. Joe 8 17 8 12-45
Carter-Par. 11 7 13 11-42

Monday night, the Sharks
fell to the Rutherford Rams in
Panama City, in their first
loss of-the season. The Rams
squeezed out a 71-69 point win
over the Sharks who were slow
getting started.
The Sharks had an 11 point

g THE STAR, fort St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY,. DE- 11, 1975 PAGE NINE

SApalachee Bend Girl Scout Council Officially

S-1. ... A ANWF Water Management Group

The Girl Scout Council of
the Apalachee Bend officially

dedicated their Camp For All blessing of the house cere- were held at two p.m. Public
.Season on December 6th. A mony and formal dedication Service Commissioner Billy

Mayo, who chaired the cam-
paign to raise funds for the
camp, made a few opening
remarks. Persons for whom
various buildings in the camp
complex have been named
were given special recognition
for their support. The Girl
Scout choir, directed by Mar-
tha (Mrs. George) Bishop,
presented the Blessing of the
House ceremony.
A Camp For All Seasons is
located on Lake Talquin just
off Highway 20, about 15 miles
west of Tallahassee. It is
easily accessible to all of the
15 counties in the Apalachee
Bend Council. Built at a cost of
$375,000.00, A Camp For All
Seasons took approximately
one and a half years to
A Camp For All Seasons is
the culmination of the dreams
and hard work of many girls
and adults. For years, girls
have sold cookies to provide a
starting fund for the camp.
Many generous people contri-
buted to a capital campaign
which provided the remaining
funds for the construction of
the camp. On December 6th,
hundreds of girls and adults
saw the beautiful results of
their hard work. '

Small Business Administration Extends Loan

Deadline to December 31 for Disaster Aid

Douglas McAllister, District
Director, Small Business Ad-
ministration, Jacksonville,
announced this week that the
Small Business Administra-
tion has extended the deadline
for filing Disaster Loan appli-
cations for loans to repair,
restore or replace damage
resulting from Hurricane
Eloise to December 31, 1975.
McAllister said that this

action became necessary be-
cause of reports that it is
taking longer than anticipated
for a number of property
owners on the beaches to
determine whether or not they
could rebuilt on the present
locations, having plans and
specifications drawn, and, in
some instances, compiling fi-
nancial data to support loan

McAllister also stated that
the extended deadline of Dec-
ember 31, was firm and that
individuals, home owners,
property owners or business
owners who do not file an
application on or before Dec-
ember 31, will not be consider-
ed for disaster loan assist-

Applications should be filed

as soon as possible, regardless
of whether or not insurance
claims have been settled or
waivers or permits obtained.
Long-term loans for the pur-
pose of repairing, restoring or
replacing tangible losses as a
result of Hurricane Eloise,
less insurance proceeds, are

Disaster Field Offices are

located at the Wayside Shop-
pign Center. 16006 West High-
way 98, Panama City Beach,
32401, telephone 234-8856, at
the Okaloosa County Island
Authority Building, 105 Santa
Rosa Blvd.. Ft. Walton Beach,
32548, telephone 244-6147, and
in Jacksonville, Post Office
Building, mail address P. 0.
Box 52535, Jacksonville, 32201,
telephone 791-2794.

juectcates-"uam i~o~l.1 eason' -. eco

Meeting Df
The Governing Board of the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District will hold
its monthly meeting Decem-
ber 16 in the Calhoun County
Courthouse in Blountstown.
The meeting, which is open to
the public, will begin at 1:30
p.m. (CST).

GCCC Begins


Counseling in preparation
for spring registration is now
in progress at Gulf Coast
Community College for new
and returning students.
First-time students should
report immediately to the ad-
missions office to complete
application procedures and
placement testing.
Returning students should
see their advisors to complete
a tentative schedule
Spring registration for even-
ing classes will be held in the
College's Fine Arts Auditor-
ium Monday, January 5 and 6
at 7:30 p.m.
Day students will register
by appointment on January 6
and 7 from 8:30 a.m. till 2:00

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Corner Long Avenue and 16th Street

SUNDAYSCHOOL .................... 9:45A.M.
MORNING WORSHIP ............... 11:00 A.M.
CHURCH TRAINING .................. 6:15 P.M.
EVENING WORSHIP ................. 7:30P.M.
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) .... 7:15 P.M.

Rev. J. C. Odum, Pastor

Jerome Cartier,
Minister of Music

ec. 16 In Bl
One highlight of the meeting
will be a presentation of the U.
S. Geological Survey film en-
titled "Flood Plain Manage-
ment" which shows the detri-
mental effects of flood plain
encroachment. Many flooding
problems in northwest Florida
are a result of construction
within the flood plains of the
surface water courses of the
District. These problems can
best be controlled through
proper flood -plain manage-
ment before construction oc-
curs in these areas.
The District staff will pre-
sent a report on the damage
resulting from the spring and
summer flooding throughout
the northwest Florida district
and the Chotawhatchee River
Flood Prevention Program
will be discussed.
Discussion of a proposal for
a study of the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers is
on the agenda. This study will
provide necessary informa-
tion about these river basins
and facilitate intelligent man-
agement of this great river
system in conjunction with the
states of Alabama and Geor-
The Gulf Power Company
Site application for the power
plant at Caryville will also be

A Camp for All Seasons, the new Girl Scout facility on Shown here is a view of the veranda'of the
Lake Talquin, was formally dedicated on December 6th. lodge.


- -4 T- L-- MU TIE2TIAV "I N 11 107



By Joe St. Clair
There have been many
inspiring words about
overcoming our handi-
caps. The pages of history
are filled with the stories
of men and women who,
despite handicaps, have
achieved greatness.
Judges inithe Bible tells
of an interesting event
which relates to the or-
ganization of an army. It
says there were 700
chosen left-handed men.
The interesting fact a-
bout this great army is
that these men had not
always been left-handed.
They were likely seasqn-
ed soldiers who had been
in battle and been incap--
acitated of the use of their
right hands-their sword
They had learned to be
fighters with their left
We all feel handicaps in
our own lives. But the-
greatness in a person:
comes through when they
overcome. :
The 700 left-handed sol-:
diers won their battle-so
can we. Everyone has a:
strategic reserve of phy.--
sical and spiritual energy .
and adaptability which-
we rarely use.


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- -

The Gulf County School
Board met in regular session
on November 4, 1975 with the
following members present:
Wallace Guillot, Chairman; J.
K. Whitfield; Gene Raffield;
Herman Ard and Fred Greer,.
The Superintendent, Direc-
tor of Administration and
Director of Instruction were
The meeting was opened
with the invocation by Ard,
and followed by the pledge of

Notice Is'hereby given that the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, is considering an
application to the Department of Hous-
ing and Urban Development for a
Community Development Block Grant
Final Application.
The Projects being considered are as
(1) Day Care Center In North Port St.
(2) Install heat, lights and plumbing
in North Port St. Joe Recreation
(3) Install Storm Drainage in North
Port St. Joe
(4) Install Storm Drainage in Mill-
view Addition Unit III
(5) Teen Center and Arts & Crafts
Center in North Port St. Joe
(6) Install new lighting and rebuilt
grandstand at Baseball Park in
North Port St. Joe
A hearing concerning these projects
will be held by the City of Port St. Joe
City Commission on January 6,1976, and
January 7, 1976, at 8:00 P.M., E.S.T., in
the City Hall of Port St. Joe.
Further information pertaining to this
application may be obtained from the
City Clerk.
-s. C. W. BROCK,
City Auditor and Clerk S' 5t12-4

The School Board of Gulf County re-
quests bids on weather proofing of gym-
nasium roof at Port St. Joe Elementary
School, Long Avenue, Port St. Joe,
Florida, an area consisting of approxi-
mately 88 squares.
Weather proofing shall include strip-
ping and removal of wastes of present
built-up roof, any repairs required for
proper installation of weather proofing
materials, and installation. Bidders are
invited to Inspect the roof at the Ele-
mentary School site.
Bidders shall include in bid the type of
installation they propose to make with
ke specifications of material to be used and
warranty to cover.
Co c ocess roof system will be
constr with other types. -
Address all bids in a sealed envelope to'
Mr. J. David Bidwell, Superintendent of
-4 Schools, Gulf County School Board, Port
St. Joe, Florida. Not to be opened until
4:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 16, 1975.
The envelope containing the bid must
be plainly marked "Roof Bid, Port St.
Joe Elementary School."
The Board reserves the right to reject
,,-any or all bids received.
2t 12-4

We the undersigned, being
duly sworn, do hereby declare
under oath that the names of
all persons interested in the
business or profession carried
on under the name of WHIT-
Port St. Joe, Florida, and the
extent of the interest of each,
is as follows:
Larry Ray Whitfield, 50 per
cent. .
Dennis W. Whitfield, 50 per
-s- Larry Ray Whitfield
-s- Dennis W. Whitfield
4tp 11-27

W Case No. 75-175
BEN, D. COTTON, individual-
.y and d-b-a RECYCLE COR-
TO: Ben D. Cotton
215 W. Edwin Circle
~' Memphis, Tennessee 38104
FIED that a Complaint filed
and you are required to serve
a copy of your Answer or other
response to the Complaint on
Petitioner's Attorney:
P. O. Box 248
Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456
and file the original thereof in
the Circuit Court Clerk's Of-
fice, Gulf County Courthouse,
Port St. Joe, Florida on or
before the 2nd day of January,
1976. If you fail to do so, a
Final Judgment for the relief
sought may be granted by De-
DATED this the 21st day of
November, 1975.
Clerk of Circuit Court
"By: -s- Margaret S. Core,
Deputy Clerk 4t 11-27

Joe Thomas met with the
Board regarding his being re-
fused the use of the dark room
at Wewahitchka High School
for the purpose of learning
film developing. The Superin-
tendent was instructed to con.
tact the principal of the school
and to inform Mr. Thomas
regarding the decision.
A group of citizens met with
the Board regarding a book
from the Port St. Joe High

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 16, 1975, to
determine whether the City will
authorize a deviation to Zoning Ordi-
nance No. 5 for variance of one foot on
Lot 6, Block 111 in St. Joe Sub-Division.
-s- C. W. BROCK,
City Auditor and Clerk 2t 12-4
BID NO. 192
The City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
invites bids on, the following described
600'-2" galvanized pipe, standard
threaded ends w-couplings ,
50-2" x ~" x 2" galvanized tees,
50--%" x V/" galvanized bell re-
ducers, threaded
50-Sprinklers (Nelson model silver
spray full circle or equal), male
(NOTE! All of above must be "Dome.
stic" pipe and fittings)
Bids shall be sealed in an envelope and
plainly marked "Bid No. 192". All bids
must be F.O.B., Port St. Joe, Florida,
and approximate delivery date shown.
Bidders are requested to submit bids in
item sequence and totaled. The City of
Port St. Joe reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids, waive any
formalities and to choose the bid deemed
best to meet the City's needs. Bids must
be good for 30 days after opening.
Bids must be submitted to the City
Clerk's Office, P. O. Box A, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before 5:00 P.M.,
E.D.T., December 16, 1975. Bid opening
will be held at the Regular City Com-
mission Meeting December 16, 1975, at
8:00 P.M., E.D.T., in the Municipal
Building, Port St. Joe, Florida.
-s- C. W. BROCK,
City Auditor and Clerk 2t 12-4

We the undersigned, being
duly sworn, do hereby declare
un 1a&"',that the names of
all persons interested in the
business or profession carried
on under the name of WOOD-
COMPANY at Hwy. 98, St. Joe
Beach, Port St. Joe, Florida.
32456 and the extent of the
interest of each, is as follows:
Charles H. Harvell, 30 per
James A. Cox, Jr., 30 per
Allen L. Harvell, 40 per
-s- Charles H. Harvell
-s- James A. Cox, Jr.
-s- Allen L. Harvell
4t 11-27

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 sho" 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

SLegal Advertising

School Library which was not
suitable for high school read-
ing. The Superintendent read
a recommendation of the com-
mittee investigating the book
whereby the \book would be
placed on the restricted list. It
was the opinion of the group of
citizens that the book should
be removed from the library.
On motion by Greer, seconded
by Raffield, all voted Yes to
remove the book from Port St.
Joe High School and destroy
On motion by Whitfield,
seconded by Ard, all voted Yes
to approve the minutes of
October 7 and October 16.
The Superintendent present-
ed correspondence received
during September. No action
was required.
On motion by Greer, second-
ed by Ard, all voted Yes to the
following personnel matters:
-Approve Bryan Baxley for
extra compensation for "B"
team football coach at Wewa-
hitchka High School;
-Approve Hazel Lister as a
two-hour worker for the
Wewahitchka Elementary
School lunchroom.
On motion by Ard, seconded
by Raffield, all voted Yes to
grant permission to Debbie
Carr and Gerry Jones, stu-
dents at Wewahitchka High
School, to attend Gulf Coast
Community.College on early
admissions basis.
Letters of suspension were
received from Edwin Wil-
liams, Assistant Principal,
Port St. Joe High School, re-
garding violation of the rules
by students at this school. On
motion by Raffield, seconded
by Greer, all suspensions were
unanimously approved.
Charles Gaskin, Board
Architect, met with the Board
to discuss the new gymnasium
for Wewahitchka High School,
and the vocational building for
Port St. Joe High School. Mr.
Gaskin was instructed to ex-
pedite these plans all possible
and trpgrt back to the Board.
On option bhy4RIaffield,
seco3 Gby Greer, programs
for adults were unanimously
Programs for Highland
View Elementary School, Port
St. Joe High School, and Port
St. Joe Elementary School
were unanimously approved
on motion by Raffield and
seconded by Ard.
On motion by Ard, seconded
by Whitfield, the Board voted
unanimously to have all ac-
counting records performed
by the Washington County
School Board's computer ac-
counting system, and to direct
the Board's attorney to nego-
tiate with the Burroughs Cor-
poration regarding the
machine now being used by
the Board.
The Director of Administra-
tion presented a report on the
repair of the roof at Port St.
Joe Elementary School. Sev-
eral contractors had been
contacted with several esti-
mates furnished for this re-
pair. The Board will investi-
gate the possibility of making
immediate repairs until a per-
manent roof could be install-
The Director of Instruction
presented the. updated Com-
prehensive Plan, as required
by the Department of Educa-






tion. Upon motion by Greer,
seconded by Ard, all voted Yes
to approve this plan.
The Board discussed imple-
menting a Navy R.O.T.C. pro-
gram at Port St. Joe High
School. On motion by Whit-
field, seconded by Greer, all
voted Yes to request the
Superintendent to write the
Department of the Navy ad-
vising them of their interest
for the 1976-77 school year.
There being no further busi-
ness, the Board adjourned to
meet again in regular session
December 2, 1975.

The Gulf County School
Board met in special session
on November 18 at four p.m.
The following members were
present: Wallace Guillot,
Fred Greer and Herman Ard.
Board members Raffield
and Whitfield were absent.
The Superintendent was pre-
Motion was made by Greer,
seconded by Guillot, to ap-
point Ard as Chairman of the
Board for 1976. There being no
further nominations, it was
unanimously voted to appoint
Ard chairman.
On motion by Guillot,
seconded by Greer, all voted
Yes to appoint Whitfield Vice-
On motion by Guillot,
seconded by Guillot, Kathy
Bryant was unanimously
granted permission to con-
tinue her education at Wewa-
hitchka High School.
A request from Joyce Wil-
liams that her son Jamie be
allowed to attend Highland
View Elementary School was
unanimously approved on
motion by Guillot and second-
ed by Greer.
Each Board member was
presented with revised, job
descriptions. These will be
discussed at the regular meet-
ing December 2.
The Board discussed the
' services being furnished by
Thuro-Clean Systems. A spe-
cial meeting will be held
November 24 at four p.m. to
discuss these services.
There being no further busi-
ness, motion was made by
Greer, seconded by Guillot,
that the board adjourn to meet
again in special session Nov-
ember 24. All voted Yes.

The Gulf County School
Board met in special session
on November 24, with the fol-
lowing members present:
Herman Ard, Chairman; Wal-
lace Guillot; J. K.'Whitfield;
Fred Greer and Gene Raffield.
The Superintendent and At-
torney were present.
The meeting was opened
with the invocation by Guillot,
and followed by the pledge of
The Board met to discuss
the contract with Thuro-Clean
Systems regarding custodial
services at the school centers.
On recommendation of the
Board. Attorney, the School
Board will hold their contrac-
tual payment in escrow to pay
employees; inventory all
equipment and supplies now
being used by Thuro-Clean;
request a list of all outstand-
ing checks to employees and
for supplies.
On motion by Whitfield,

seconded by Raffield, to ter-
minate the custodial contract
with Thuro-Clean Systems in
the most expedient manner,
as their representative indi-
cates they are unable to.fulfill
this obligation, and have the
Superintendent withhold any
money due Thuro-Clean until
a future meeting where Thuro-
Clean has furnished the Board
a list of outstanding itemized
obligations to employees
which have worked in the
school system, including sal-
aries which have not been
honored. In addition, Thuro-
Clean will furnish the Board a
list of outstanding obligations
with creditors of supplies and
materials used in the school
Motion was made by Raf-
field, seconded by Guillot, that
the Board employ as of this.
date, same personnel at the
same hourly rate, through
December 2, 1975. At the Dec-
ember 2 meeting, a recom-
mendation from the principals
will be considered.

,The Gulf County School
Board met in special session
on November 26 with the fol-
lowing members present:
Herman Ard, Chairman; Wal-
lace Guillot; Gene Raffield; J.
K. Whitfield and Fred Greer.
The Superintendent and At-
torney were present.
The meeting was opened
with the invocation by Ard,
and followed by the pledge of
The Board met to discuss
the contract for custodial ser-,
vices with the Thuro-Clean
Systems. A group of employ-
ees of the Thuro-Clean Sys-
tems, representatives for the
Florida First National Bank,
and representatives for
Thuro-Clean Systems met
with the Board.
The matter of salaries due
employees was discussed, and
payments due for supplies.
The Board attorney recom-
mended that the Board with-
hold the monies due Thuro-
Clean and place in the court
since the contract had been
On motion by Raffield, sec-
onded by Guillot, that this
matter be tabled until the reg-
ular meeting of December 2,
all voted Yes.

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elected to the Board of Trus-
tees of the Baptist Bible Insti-
tute of Graceville by the Flor-
ida Baptist Convention."i
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