The star
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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: December 30, 1976
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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1976. . An Exciting Year for Port St. Joe

While there were no floods, riots or
acts of God to make news in Port St.
Joe during the year of 1976, the people
did their part and made the entire
year anything but dull.
There could be some argument
about what the most important story
of the year would be for Port St. Joe
and its immediate area, but almost a
unanimous vote would surely be cast
that the charges made by Judge
David Taunton and the resulting
grand jury investigation were the
most talked about story in 1976.
Taunton charged George G. Tapper,
Representative Billy Joe Rish and
Clerk of the Court George Y. Core
with making money at the expense of
the tax payers through the mis-use of
their political power and positions.
Judging from a story on this page
this week, the aftermath of these
charges and investigation will carry
on well into 1977 as a matter of definite
WITHOUT A DOUBT, the second
most talked about story in 1976 was
the election, which saw all but one

local official, who was opposed in
election, tossed out of office. Mrs.
Dessie Lee Parker was the only
survivor in a vendetta which nearly
cleared the boards of candidates who
were seeking re-election.
Gulf County had 22 local candidates
sign up on the first day of filing and
had 25 qualified to seek local offices
when the election day rolled around.
IN KEEPING WITH the "throw the
rascals out" syndrome in the county,
Gulf also decided it had had enough of
President Ford and voted nearly two
to one to elect the peanut farmer from
Plains, Ga., Jimmy Carter.
the more literary side of life, one of
the most important stories of the year
was the revelation of a wish by a local
man to make a sizeable donation for
the construction of a new library
building here in Port St. Joe.
Dr. Tom Gibson pledged $50,000
toward a new library building and
sent a hastily appointed committee
scurrying hither and yon and finally

securing a pledged grant of $176,000
from the State Library Services to
help build the facility. This story, too,
will carry over into 1977 with bids
expected to be taken on the building
construction on January 11.
happened in the last month of the year
when Aubrey Tomlinson, owner and
operator of Gulf Service Station at
Highway 98 and First Street, became
the City's first strong-arm robbery
victim in several years. Tomlinson
was stuck up at the point of a
sawed-off shotgun on Thursday, De-
cember 16, and was beaten around the
head by his assailant.
ceived good news during 1976, when,
after nearly eight years of working
and. planning, arrangements were
finally completed to bring water and
sewage service to the community,
which hugs up to the southern city
limits of Port St. Joe.
Bids on this project will be received
in late January or early February,

with construction expected to be
accomplished late in 1977.
Many other stories hit the headlines
during the year, making Port St. Joe's
Bicentennial year one of interest,
sorrow and happiness.
During the year, Port St. Joe had
two new doctors move to town, J. V.
and Anila Poonai, a husband and wife
medical team who are currently
practicing in a wing of Municipal
Sixteen-year-old Rodney Stanley
died in June, a drowning victim in the
St. Joe Paper canal, where a group of
young boys were cooling off with a
swim on a hot summer afternoon.
The City of Port St. Joe hired a new
City Clerk and Administrator for the
Municipal Hospital. Mike Wright took
over the clerk duties from retiring
veteran Charles Brock and David
Dunham assumed the management of
the Hospital.
The City officially opened the
Washington play site in North Port St.

Joe, in the first of several phases of
development of the old school site for
an area recreational facility. The
project is being financed with federal
Block Grant money.
Miss Cindy Cassani wore a beautiful
gown and a great big simple as she was
crowned Junior Miss in the annual
Jaycee-sponsored pageant in Novem-
ber. Miss Cassani succeeded Miss
Cheryl Hatcher.
November was the month of another
cause for excitement in the city as a
huge Friday night fire destroyed the
Pate Shell Service Station and threa-
tened a large portion of the business
section of the city. The fire smoulder-
ed for more than a week and was
responsible for considerable damage.
Elections in the county weren't over
with the end of the balloting. Wayne
Childers, a near-miss candidate for
Superintendent of Schools, challenged
the accuracy of Gulf's voting ma-
chines and asked for them to be
inspected by the courts to insure
future candidates of getting a fair

count in future elections. The courts
failed to agree with Childer's reason-
ing and refused to give an order for
the machines inspection.
The City Commission fought with
the federal flood insurance people
during most of the year, when the
federal wanted to place testrictive
rules and regulations on future build-
ing to qualify for the insurance. The
Commission was successful in getting
the required building elevation reduc-
ed from the 12 feet the flood insurance
people wanted to seven feet above sea
During the year, the St. Joseph
Telephone Company put a completely
new switching method into operation.
The change did away with the old cord
boards and went to electronic "space-
age" switchboards.
Port St. Joe had one traffic fatality
for the year (unless one occurs
between press time and midnight
Friday night). Geneva Dunn was
killed on the overpass when she
jumped from a moving automobile.

Taunton Scored

In A Class Action

Filed by Tapper

George G. Tapper made
good on a promise last week
and filed a Class Action "in
behalf of the citizens of the
State of Florida and Gulf
County" to recover expenses
and salaries spent by Gulf
County Judge David Taunton
in his recent investigation and
charges against Tapper, Rep-
resentative William J. Rish
and Clerk of the Court George
Y. Core.
Tapper stated in his action
that he wished the county and
state to recover any expendi-
ture of public money in the
investigation, including the
salaries of Taunton and his
secretary, Mrs. Shirley
House for the time they spent

Watch Night at

First Baptist
The First Baptist Church of
Port St. Joe will have a Watch
Night Service for youth on
December 31st, beginning at
9:30 p.m.
Stanley Young, Minister of
Music & Youth and Rev. Billy
Heaton, pastor, invite you to
atend this service of prayer,
spiritual renewal and fellow-

making the investigation.
Tapper wishes to see the state
and county recover any ex-
penses incurred in the inves-
tigation and subsequent grand
jury investigation into char-
ges made in an open County
Commission meeting against
the trio by Judge Taunton.
Tapper's Class Action Suit
was filed in the 14th Judicial
Circuit of Florida in Gulf
County, and contained three
counts in which Tapper felt
the tax payer was due some
recovery of funds spent in the
matter, which occupied the
attention of virtually the en-
tire county from October until
mid-December when an inves-
tigation by a grand jury ruled
there was no wrong-doing or
misapplication of political
power in the several areas
where Judge Taunton charged
the tax payers had been taken
advantage of.
The first count in the legal
action points out that all
accusations against the sev-
eral parties involved were
found to be "unfounded, irre-
sponsible malicious and were
made for the purpose of
holding such persons up to
ridicule, embarrassment and
loss of reputation, and the said
defendant knew, or should

have known, prior to making
such statements that they
were completely untrue and
without foundation."
Count Two charges Taunton
with spending most of his time
and that of his secretary, both
paid by the taxpayers of
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Change Made

In Bus Stops
The Gulf County School
Board has authorized a
change in afternoon bus stops
for students living in the First
Fourth St. area of Port St.
Joe. The regular afternoon
stops at 5th St. and Woodward
Ave. and 5th St. and Garrison
have continued to create much
concern for the safety of the
In order to eliminate confu-
sion for the driving public and
provide greater safety for the
children, the afternoon stops
have been changed. Begin-
ning January 3, area students
riding Bus 29 will get off at 4th
St. and Garrison Ave. Area
students riding Buses 23 and
24 will get off at 4th St. and
Woodward. The morning stops
will remain on 5th St.

EMT Rick Lamberson checks port of rescue unit's equipment

Vehicle Allows Instant Emergency Response

The Port St. Joe Squad of
the Gulf County Ambulance
Service, through the coopera-
tion of the City of Port St. Joe,
recently put into service a
"Rescue Squad" vehicle. Rick
Lamberson, REMT, is shown
in the accompanying photo
with the International pick-up
which has been secured
through Excess Properties at
no cost to the county.
Joe St. Clair, of St. Clair
Funeral Home donated the

revolving red light and siren
for the squad and other equip-
ment was supplied by the
ambulance service members

The vehicle is being kept
with an on-duty Florida Regis-
tered Emergency Medical
Technician at all times, in
order to render immediate
response to any and every
type emergency in the re-
sponse area. Many times "R-

Home Burns

The home of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Rinehart of St. Joe
Beach was completely des-
troyed by fire in a mid-day
blaze on Christmas Eve.
Port St. Joe, Highland View
and Mexico Beach fire depart-
ments answered the alarm at
about 1:30 p.m., Friday, but
were unable to save the dwell-
ing due to a lack of water to
fight the fire with.
Firemen were able to con-
trol the blaze after arriving on
the scene, but ran out of water
before the fire was complete-
ly extinguished.
Mrs. Rinehart said she saw
smoke coming from the ceil-

ing of the home and before she
could find out what the prob-
lem was, the entire ceiling
broke out in a blaze.

Board Meeting

Is Changed
The Gulf County School
Board has changed the date of
its January 4 meeting to
Tuesday, January 11 at 9:00
A.M. The meeting is being
postponed due to the holidays.
Newly elected Superinten-
dent of Schools Walter Wilder
will be sworn into his new
office on January 4.

1" will arrive on the scene
within a minute or two of a
request for help through the
Gulf County Sheriff's De-
Squad Chief, Dick Lamber-
son and members of the
squad, request that when you
see this vehicle responding to
a call with lights and-or siren,

please give it the right of way
by pulling off the road on the
right side, just as you do for
the ambulance. After arriving
at a scene, it is learned many
times that there is no life
threatening emergency, but
until that fact is established by
a trained EMT, response time,
as well as proper handling is

of utmost importance for the
well being of those involved.
Port St. Joe and Gulf County
should be proud of this addi-
tion to the Emergency Medi-
cal services of the area and
will want to support the volun-
teers in their efforts to contin-
ually upgrade the services
rendered in this area.

Port St. Joe's Municipal Court will go
out of business at midnight Friday under a
state law which now requires all cases
made by City Police to be tried in the
County Judge's Court.
The new law was passed several years
ago, but then it was elective and the City of
Port St. Joe decided to maintain its own
Court. Now the move is mandatory and
Judge M. P. Tomlinson, who has served as
Municipal Judge, effectively, for several
years, will. be Judge no more.
County Judge David Taunton will hear
all cases in the future which are made by
City Police. Persons breaking the law will
be given summons by City Police with
their appearance date in the County Court

stamped on the summons.
Should the person or persons arrested
decide to plead guilty and pay their fine,
they may appear in the County Judge's
Court at their convenience, prior to the
hearing date and pay their fine.
The change-over is not expected to
cause any great problem, except for the
ones who must appear in court. When the
City was operating its own court, those
appearing came before the Judge every
Monday night at 6:00 p.m. The County
Judge operates a little different and will
require those wishing a hearing to appear
in his office during the day on a specified
date. The hearing date will be set by Judge
Taunton on Plea Day, which is the first
Monday in every odd-numbered month.

City's Municipal Court

Going Out of Business

Firemen fight blaze in Beach home


PAGE TWO THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 1976
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Published Every Thursday at 306 Williamrs Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida
.. By The Star Publishing Company
Second-Class Postage Paioat Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Wesley R. Ramsey ............................................. Editor and Publisher
S Willam H. Ramsey ....... .................................... Production Supt.
Frenchie L. Ramsey ......... .................................. Office Manager
Shirley K. Ramsey....... ....................... Typesetter, Subscriptioos


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Politics, War, Death

Big News of '76

President-elect Jimmy Carter,
.the only Southerner elected to the
:White House in this century, domi-
nated much of the news of 1976.
He entered all 30 state primaries
]and methodically eliminated a huge
-fjld of fellow Democrats well before
-ih9 party's mid-summer national
convention. Meanwhile, President
"=Frd had his hands more than full
!Eih Ronald Reagan, barely squeak-
Jig out a victory over the popular
.i3alifornian at the GOP's Kansas
K3iti, showdown. Although Ford
.eased most of Carter's huge early
Aiead, the Georgian won the day.
The nation also had a glorious
-:iithday party, celebrating 200
years s of freedom and, in the process,
j.Ling itself a healthy shot in the
.-fm of fresh confidence.
Also making news .roughly in the
i0rder were the follo, ing: ..:. .
1. Angola falls to the Russian
.rid Cuban-backed factions after the
"IS. Congress refuses to allow Pres-

ident Ford to aid pro-western forces.
The year ends with thousands of
Cuban troops still in Angola.
2. Lebanon greets the start of
1976 virtually in total anarchy. After
a long, bloody civil war, Syrian
troops maintain order at year-end.
3. The CIA revises its estimate
of Soviet defense spending from a
previously believed six to eight
percent to around 15 percent of
Gross National Product.
4. Harold Wilson quits as Bri-
tain's prime minister. Later, Bri-
tain's pound drops to an historical
low as its economy founders.
5. Italian Communists gain
strength in national elections but fail
to win a majority in a campaign that
had the free world holding its
6. Communist Chinese leader
Mao Tse-tung dies at 82.
1'7. Rhodesian Prime Minister
Ian Smith and black nationalist
leaders met on transfer-of-power
talks. Still deadlocked at year-end.

Jimmy Carter is being deluged
with advice about how to organize
and run the government he has in-
herited. Perhaps the most timely
advice he could heed comes not from
Carter's new supporters, but from
an old opponnent-President Ford.
During the fnal weeks of the
recent campaign, Mr. Ford invited
three Protestant leaders into his
office to discuss his religious con-
victions and the need for ethics in
government. All public officials
from President-Elect Carter down
could benefit from following Mr.
Ford's admonition. Here is part of
"As a public official, I feel that I
am responsible to conduct myself
privately so as to earn the respect of
those I serve and those with whom I
"The most effective public ser-
vants I have known were those who
-had a high moral code in their
,personal life. We cannot stand very
long'on the shifting sands of 'situa-
tion ethics.' History proves that
power and prestige are slippery

peaks from which the mighty have
often fallen into disgrace...
"We stand in danger today of
losing the soul of America to the
seductions of material gain and
moral apathy, to a new code of
conduct which reviles the basic
truths and mocks the fundamental
beliefs on which this nation and much
of religion were founded. Public
officials have a special responsibili-
ty to set a good example for others to
follow, in both their private and
public conduct.. .Personal integrity
is not too much to ask of public
servants. We should accept nothing
Mr. Ford's good advice is better
yet because of who is offering it.
There is little doubt that, during his
two and one-half years in the White
House, he has practiced the high
moral standards he preaches.
Because of that, Jimmy Carter
is inheriting a presidency that has
gained considerable public confi-
dence since the dark days of
Watergate. It is to be hoped that as
President, Carter likewise will merit
that confidence.

Rev. Ellis Gives Rotarians

Different Look at Xmas

-Rev. Sidney Ellis gave his
fellow Rotary Club members a
unique look at Christmas and
the reason for the holiday at
their regular meeting last




Ellis described the method
God had used over a period of
four and a half billion years,
forming the Heavens and
Earth and making them ready
for the habitation of man. Ellis
pointed out that man has been
here such a short while-only
a fraction of the time God
spent in preparing the Earth.

Ellis pointed out that God
capped his creation nearly a
half million years ago by
making his ultimate creation,
man. "Then, about 5,000 years

ago, God chose the Jews as his
particular people", the speak-
er pointed out.
"This arrangement didn't
work out too well", Ellis
stated in his usual British
method of understating
things, "and God probably
said to Himself, 'I'll just have
to go down to Earth and talk to
man eyeball to eyeball and get
him straightened out."
This, of course, is the reason
for Christmas; the coming of
God to Earth to be the
sacrifice for man.

December 27, 1976
Dear Wes:
I enjoyed very much your
remarks concerning my
Buick, "Old Blue" (only those
close to her knew her name).
It is with great sadness that I
report that "Old Blue" finally
quit. She was a great one, but
had gotten up in years, and I
truly think she couldn't take
this salty air in Port St. Joe.
She never dreaded the trip
though, and was always quick
to go every morning after a
peaceful night in Wewa. She
seemed to have a hard time
the last few months after
spending the day in Port St.
Joe. It could be that she felt a
twinge of sadness at the way
her body had wrinkled over
the years and having to sit all
day in front of a nice new
building watching these fancy
new models with their bright
shining coats of paint go in and
out all day. I think it broke her

spirit. I never thought about it
but I probably shouldn't have
exposed her to such cruelty in
her later years. I should have
guessed it though as she
seemed to have a different
attitude when she and I were
going to the woods fishing or
hunting and she would bounce
off a tree or two, knowing that
I was proud of her. She was
the queen there. Why, she
wouldn't start for two days if I
took a fishing pole toward
Mozelle's Mercury. And it
seems I noticed a certain
amount of pride if I let her
show off on the way home.
Nothing seemed to suit her
better than leaving one of
those new jazzed up models
choking on their anti-pollution
She was a brave one. It was
sad knowing that her time was
coming but she went out in
style. I knew something was
wrong the last day but she

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seemed to have a dogged
determination not to go in Port
St. Joe among those new fancy
models. She finally breathed
her last gallon of gas right in
front of my door. That was a
noble act and it was the next
morning before I realized that
it was all over for her. Even
then' I thought it was a minor
illness, something that a new
battery, spark plugs, or a
timing chain could cure in a
few hours. Bob Davis, Head
M.D. (Metals Dealer), at Bob
Davis's Used Auto Parts, said
she would never start again. It
pleased me that he said she
never knew what hit her. He
said the crank shaft busted
and it was over in seconds. She
had to be brave to make it
home. I appreciate your
immortalization of her. She
never did think anybody
noticed her.
Sincerely yours,
Jerry T. Gates
P.S. Otis Davis, Jr. and Skull
Owens were as proud of
that turnip crop as I was.
That only goes to show
she had "true grit".

Ed Note: Jerry, I know how
you feel about "Old Blue"; I
feel the same way about my
old green Ford station wagon.
One gets attached to old
automobiles and dumb ani-
mals. Both get to be comfort-
able and familiar, like an old
shoe, after a while.
Perhaps, after years of long
service and faithfulness; after
a long period of time getting
used to one another and
getting "broke in" (pardon
the pun), you could do like
some fond parents do their
first baby shoess have "Old
Blue" bronzed for posterity.)

The End of

Christmas begins with a
display of color and gaiety
and ends on quite a different
In the photo at left, Carey
Davis, left and Z. W. Jones,
with the City's Sanitation
Department, look over the
beginnings of the end of
Christmas as they start to
gather up what was once
colorful wrappings and
packages. What took the
entire month of December
to accumulate was all dis-
patched by the Department
within two days, and Christ-
mas was all over until next

(Continued From Page 1)

Tapper Files

Class Action

At Taunton
Florida from March through
November of 1976 conducting
their investigation "all in
violation of the Code of Judi-
cial Conduct of the State of
Florida and all of said expens-
es being at the expense of the
taxpayers of the State of
Count Two says the defen-
dant, Taunton, should be re-
quired to repay the county and
state for that percentage of his
time spent in the investiga-
Count Three charges that
Judge Taunton "disclosed the
contents of his complaint pub-
licly in violation of said Sub-
Section and that the legisla-
tive intent of Chapter 112,
Florida Statutes requires the
person making said complaint
to file the same before the'
Ethics Commission and not to
disclose the same until the
Commission has acted there-
on, and, therefore, the County
Court Judge is guilty of viola-
tion of the Florida law there-
on . ."




CHRISTMAS DINNER was something else
at our house this year. Really, we had two
Christmas dinners, one on Christmas Eve and
one on Christmas day. The herd which came the
two days devoured two turkeys, two hams and all
the goodies which went with them.
There was baked cured ham, baked fresh
ham, smoked turkey and baked turkey with
dressing, gravy, vegetables, along with the usual
Christmas desserts. There was pumpkin-mince
meat pie, Hawaiian pie, lemon meringue pie,
chocolate pie, sour cream cake, lane cake, fruit
cake, chocolate cake, coconut cake and cheese
cake; all from the kitchens of Ramsey.
I lost count after 30 people came to eat at our
table for the two days and still there was plenty
left, I'll be eating that stuff for days maybe
.even weeks.
Christmas Eve, we had a house full as the
kids, their spouses and kids came to open gifts.
Believe it or not, I think all gifts were opened this
year, the wrappings picked up and put in the
trash with not even the first gift or part of a gift
getting thrown out in the trash. That's an

. to the Editor

It was a fine Christmas season and made us
appreciate the quiet which followed on Sunday
afternoon when I fell asleep at least four times
during the football games I didn't want to miss.

THE NEW YEAR will be here Saturday and
with the coming of 1977 the phrase "Bicentennial
Year" will be a thing of the past.
Most of us got tired of hearing the word
"Bicentennial", but, even so, it was a great year
with a lot of emphasis being placed on the theme
of patriotism, which we sorely needed as- a
nation. Most of us fuss and grumble at our
government, but we have a nation to be proud of
and I personally think the emphasis placed on
the Bicentennial year was an emphasis well
worth the time and effort.

the past few weeks selecting his cabinet to serve
with him when he is inaugurated next month.
While he pledged to do away with the entrenched
Washington regulars and select a fair share of
Blacks and women, I noticed he did as many
other presidents have done in the past; he went
for the experience and the person he thought
could do the job.
It may suit a lot of groups and minorities to
select on the basis of representation for every
minority or sex, but the operation of our
government in an efficient and effective manner
is of more importance than soothing the feelings
of some group or other.
Carter's Attorney General appointment,
Griffin Bell of Atlanta, probably drew more flack
than all the other appointments put together.
It seems that Mr. Bell was unacceptable to
some because he held membership in several
clubs in Atlanta which had no Blacks or Jews as
members. That doesn't seem too unusual for a
club in Atlanta, without being racist in belonging
to the clubs. In all likelihood, there have been no
Blacks or Jews apply for membership. It's no
more unusual for Griffin Bell to belong to all
white clubs in Atlanta than it is for the Knights of
Columbus to be made up of all Catholic
In all likehood, Carter's cabinet appointee,
Andrew Young probably belongs to civic clubs
and organizations in Atlanta which have no
whites or Jews as members. He caught no flack
for this situation from the news media, even
though his club membership is no more racial
than is Mr. Bell's.
Both will probably make good government
officials, from what I read about them.

IT'S TIME NOW to begin thinking of some
resolutions to make for the new year. It won't be
too hard to come up with a resolution or two, but
it will be quite a trick to come up with some we
will make an effort to keep. It doesn't hurt to slip
one or two resolutions into the list which may try
our soul to make them a part of our life-style
during 1977.
I'm going to try hard to list a few resolutions
which will make me a better person and see what
I can do about improving on what I have to work
with. It's going to be a chore: not in finding some
avenues which need improving, but in making
me stick with them after I pledge to do so.
One of the first I need to make-and
probably the hardest to keep-is to lose some
weight. That's an easy resolution to think of in
these weight-conscious times, but probably one
of the hardest to accomplish. I'll probably have
more success at getting rich, as unlikely as that

Good Advice

Eulogy Given for the

Late "Old Blue"

I mmummom

Ambulance Squad

Names Officers

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 1976 PAGE THREE

The St. Joe Squad of the Gulf
County Volunteer Ambulance
Service, Inc., held their an-
nual election of Operational
Officers Monday night,
December 27. Re-elected as
Squad Chief was C. R. "Dick"
Lamberson who will be begin-
ning his third year in this
position. Other Operational
officers elected were: 1st As-
sistant Squad Chief, Wendell
Whitaker; 2nd Assistant
Squad Chief, Jim Gregg; Cap-
tain of Supplies, Jo O'Barr and
Co-Captains of Ambulances,
Ronnie Cox and C. L. Sylves-
The local Squad Chief
praised the efforts of the local

In Po

Emergency Medical Techni-
cians in establishing and
maintaining their level of
training which has served the
south end of Gulf County and
Mexico Beach during the past
year with more than 300 emer-
gency runs. Those who have
been served with the service
can attest to the professional
and competent manner ir,
which the EMTs function-
and at no cost to the taxpayer
or patient. They are volun-
teers, receiving no compensa-
tion for their time in training
or in service in the Squad.
Lamberson further chal-
lenged the squad members
present to move forward with

rt St. Joe since 1937

better service, quicker
response time and more "on
the scene" stabilization of
patients before transporting to
the hospital.
The new year begins with
the following active volunteers
in the St. Joe Squad: Florida
Registered EMTs: Jean Ar-
nold, Larry Baker, Rita
Brown, Edna Butler, Ronnie
Cox, Jim Gregg, Anne Hamon,
Carole Kahl, Mike Kahl, Dick
Lamberson, Mark Lamber-
son, Rick Lamberson, Vickie
Lamberson, Jo O'Barr, Con-
nie Redmon, Bob Rogers,
Norma Hall and Wendell
Whitaker. Non-registered
EMT Billie Varnum and
Driver Cat Sylvester com-
plete the squad.

Last Rites

for Mrs.

Mrs. Juanita L. "Jackie"
Roberts, 56, a long-time resi-
dent of Wewahitchka, passed
away December 25 at Munici-
pal Hospital. Mrs. Roberts
was a homemaker and had
been a resident of Wewa-
hitchka for the past 40 years.
Survivors include: her hus-
band, Jerry M. Roberts of
Wewahitchka; two sisters,
Mrs. Bertha L. Glass of Wewa-
hitchka and Mrs. Iva Mae
Parrell of Lake City; and one
brother, Henry Thomas Strip-
ling of Wewahitchka.
Funeral services were held
at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Decem-
ber 27, at Glad Tidings As-
sembly of God Church, Wewa-
hitchka, with the Rev. Claude
E. McGill, officiating. Inter-
ment followed in the family
plot of Roberts Cemetery,
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Fun-
eral Home of Port St. Joe.

The tulip originated in Cen-
tral Asia and gets its name
from the Turkish word for

Plant Your Gift Christmas Poinsettia

By: Dr. Robert J. Black
Ext. Urban Horticulturist
University of Florida
Last year's Christmas poin-
settia can give added enjoy-
ment in the landscape if cared
for properly now.
Many of the new varieties of
poinsettias will retain their
leaves and decorative bracts
far into the New Year. Even-
tually the lower leaves will
begin to drop and the bracts
will loose their brilliant color.
At this point the plant should

be placed in a cool dry
location. Give the plant only
enough water to keep the soil
from becoming entirely dry so
that the stem won't wither.
After the danger of frost has
passed, the poinsettia can be
planted outdoors in the warm-
er parts of central and south
Florida. The poinsettia is very
sensitive to cold and many
years the plants are frozen
before they have a chance to
bloom. Freezing is particular-
ly severe in unprotected loca-


tions of the northern sections
of the state.
Choose a sunny, well-drain-
ed location protected from
north winds and frost for poin-
settias. Also select an area
where plants will not receive
any light at night. Poinsettias
must have almost total dark-
ness before flower buds are
formed. Plants are prevented
from flowering when they are
exposed to electric lights from
the streets or in the home
grounds. Even a brief expo-
sure to electric lights will
prevent poinsettias flowering
or markedly delay flowering.
In order to keep plants
bushy and compact-thus
yielding more flowers-pinch
the top one-half inch from new

Course Is

Offered On

The Gulf County Adult Insti-
tute is offering a course
entitled Introduction to Invest-
ing. The course instructor is
Charles L. Boyer. Mr. Boyer is
an Account Executive with
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner
& Smith, Inc.
Many of you may remember
Mr. Boyer from when he
attended Port St. Joe High
School. After completing high
school he graduated from
Florida State University and
has also finished several in-
vestment courses with the
New York Stock Exchange.
This course is to begin
Tuesday evening January 11
and will meet each Tuesday
from 7:00-9:00 p.m. for six
weeks. These classes will
meet in Port St. Joe High
School in a room to be
announced. There will be no
charge for this course.
Please call 227-5321 after
January 2, and leave your
name and address. This in-
formation is needed.

shoots when they reach the
length of four to five inches.
The branches that are pinched
will develop two or more
shoots. When these shoots
grow to four or five inches,
pinch them. Repeat the pinch-
ing process when there are
enough shoots to do so. How-
ever, do not pinch poinsettias
after the first week of Septem-
ber. To do so will delay or
prevent flowering at Christ-
mas time.
After the plants have been in
the ground about a month,
apply one or two tablespoons
of a complete garden fertili-
zer such as 6-6-6 or 8-8-8.
Usually, three applications
per year are recommended-
the first when growth starts in
the spring, the second in June
and the last in late fall after
the bracts have set. This last
application promotes large

bracts with good color and
aids in promoting root growth
during the winter months.
Occasionally, a fourth appli-
cation will be needed in mid-
summer if the early summer
application is followed by ex-

tremely heavy rains. Water
well each week during dry


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the members of'the

Church of Christ
invite you to meet with them:
Sunday Morning Bible Study ........... 10:00 A.M.
Sunday Morning Worship .............. 11:00 A.M.
Sunday Night ...................... 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Night ..................... 7:00 P.M.

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Port St. Joe

Jan. 4

The Boyles Family and associates extend
to each of you best wishes for a happy and prosperous new year. It has been our
pleasure to serve you in 1976. We look forward to your patronage and an opportunity
to serve you in 1977. Sincerely, Glenn and Erima Boyles and Associates

Save! Save! Save!

Seasonal Clothing & Shoes

SNow 3 to off

/ ii Ladies, Children's, Men, Boys' HEAVY JACKETS- *
Ladies and Children's HEAVY COATS. .. About 125
Ladies' DRESSES.. .Entire Stock Children's DRESSES
175 pr. SHOES Now price
125 pr. SHOES Now price

HEAVY ROBES /3 to /2 Off
T BOY'S SUITS t/3 to /2 Off
MEN'S SUITS 25% to 50%off
MEN'S PANTS /3 to /2 Off
I .MEN and BOY'S

ME. Long Sleeve KNIT SHIRTS / Off

Q 222 Reid Ave. Phone 2274261

all of our customers.

Roche Furniture

and Appliances


New Year Resolution

to Our Customers is to give

Best Merchandise

Best Prices

Best Service
In This Area

Watch for Our New Year Resolution
Ad in Next Week's issue of The Star.

We thank you for the best year of
business we have ever had.





THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 1976

Miss Griffin


Alasons IR S talitag Of face rs Honored

In Ceremonies Tonight

Port St. Joe Lodge 111, F &
AM will hold its installation of
officers for the upcoming year
at their lodge hall on Thurs-
day, December 30, (tonight)
at 7:00. The local chapter of
Royal Arch, York Rite Masons
will hold their installation of
officers during the course of
the evening.
Installation officer for the
ceremonies will be the Hon.
M. L. Whitehurst, District
instructor for the Fourth
Masonic District, F & AM of
Florida. R. C. Chandler, in-
coming Worshipful Master of
the local lodge said that a
covered dish dinner will be
hosted by the local chapter,
Order of Eastern Star, and the
families and friends of the
members are invited to attend
the festivities of the evening.
It is expected that several
awards will also be presented
during the evening.


Trees to be

Due to the enormous amount
of interest expressed by local
landowners in purchasing
Flowering Dogwood trees, the
Division of Forestry will now
offer these trees for sale in
increments of 100 trees per
order. Prior to this, trees were
sold in increments of 1,000
only. Cost of the seedlings are
$6.00 per 100 plus a $1.00
delivery charge to your local
Division Field office.
For additional informa-
tion and ordering instructions,
contact your local forestry
office for Gulf and Bay coun-
ties, located in Panama City.
The phone number is 763-6589.
Miss Sandra Brown of
Grand Rapids, Michigan is a
house guest of her brother and
his wife, the Joel Browns of
12th Street. This is Miss
Brown's first visit to the Pan-
handle of Florida and she is
looking forward to a very
pleasant Christmas holidays
Her uncle and aunt, the
Stiles Browns of Monument
Avenue entertained at a holi-
day welcoming dinner for
Miss Brown Sunday evening
at their home. A full schedule
of entertaining and sight see-
ing is in store culminating in a
New Year's Eve party at the
M.C.O. Club at Tyndall Air
Force Base.
It is hoped she will go back
to her home in Michigan as a
full fledged Ambassador of
Good Will for Port St. Joe.
I want at this time to thank
everyone for their prayers,
visits, cards and flowers dur-
ing my illness. Special thanks
to Dr. Poonai and the entire
staff of Municipal Hospital for
the many kind gestures that
were shown me.
May God richly bless each
and everyone.
Vera Burge

Miss Linda Lorena Martin


Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow W.
Busby wish to announce the
engagement and approaching
marriage of her daughter,
Linda Lorena "Rena" Martin
to Kenneth Wayne Weston, the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude R.
Weston of White City.
The wedding will be an
event of February 4, 1977, at
6:00 p.m. at the White City

A very special "thanks" to
all my many friends here in
Port St. Joe for their prayers,
concern and other expressions
of love shown me and my
family during my recent stay
in the hospital. I was over-
whelmed by the many who
"monitored" my condition
while things were uncertain,
and now rejoice with me at the
good report from the arterio-
gram Dr. Allee administered
one week ago today in Talla-
hassee. While Cardiologists
may not be able to explain
fully my "attack", we can all
thank the Great Physician for
His answer to your prayers in
my behalf. A special thanks to
Dr. Shirley Simpson, the en-
tire staff at St. Joe Municipal
Hospital and Tallahassee Me-
morial Hospital for the excel-
lent medical attention I re-
May God bless each of you is
my prayer.
C. R. "Dick" Lamberson


Baptist Church. No invitations
are being sent in town, but all
friends and relatives and in-
vited to attend.

At Shower
Miss Juanise Griffin was
honored with a sunwich buffet
kitchen shower on Monday
night at the home of Dr. and
Mrs. Robert King. Dawn An-
chors and Cuyler King were
the hostesses for the festive
occasion. Old fashioned
games and conversation high-
lighted the occasion as Miss
Griffin opened her gifts from
many of her friends.
The honoree and her mo-
ther, Mrs. Buford Griffin,
were presented lovely Christ-
mas corsages as keepsakes.
Miss Griffin will become the
bride of B.R. Williams on
January 9.

Girl Scouts

Active In

Girl Scout Troop 248 helped
their sponsor, Jake's Restau-
rant (Pauline Mouchette), de-
corate for a Christmas party
Tuesday, December 21 at the
Centennial Building.
Afterwards the girls gave
Pauline a Christmas present,
and she treated the girls to an
ice cream cone and invited
them to have lunch with her at
the restaurant on Dec. 22. The
troop extends their thanks to
their sponsor.
The girls that participated
were Lynn Stephens, Lisa
Porter, Kim Dupree and Cyn-
thia Miller. The two girls that
did not attend were Becky
Kennedy and Shirley Ford.

E1Q have a
nice weekend...

Comforter Funeral
Gulf County's First
Beginning 31 Years of
Continuous Service
Pete, Hortense & Rocky Comforter
Telephone 227-3511
' 'MK

A daughter, Amanda Char-
ity, was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley E. Young of Port St.
Je on December 17, at Munici-
pal Hospital. She weighed
seven pounds, 312 ounces.
Mr. Young is Minister of

Miss Rebecca Childers

Tell Plans

Mrs. Myrtle Childers of Port
St. Joe has announced the
engagement and approach-
ing marriage of her daughter,
Rebecca, to Dr. George T.
Caleel of Chicago, Illinois. The
bride-elect is the daughter of
the late, Ronald W. Childers.
Miss Childers is a graduate
of Gulf Coast Community
College and Florida State
University where she received
her Bachelor of Science
degree in Fashion Design.
Presently, she resides in
Chicago, Illinois, and is a
professional actress and
model. Her fiance received his

Bachelor of Science degree in
Pharmacy from Wayne State
University, Detroit, Michigan,
and also graduated from the
Chicago College of Osteo-
pathic Medicine, where he
presently is Dean of Clinical
Education and Director of
Nuclear Medicine. Additional-
ly he serves as Chairman of
the Illinois State Medical Dis-
ciplinary Board and is certi-'
fied in internal and nuclear
The wedding will be an
event of February 19, at five
p.m. in the First United
Methodist Church of Port St.

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Store-Wide Sale.

* All Shoes
Easy Street, Cover Girl,
Fashion Craft, Red Goose
and Jarman

* Pajamas and

Artemis Lingerie

* Health Tex for Mothers

* Pajamas-Robes
for Men and Boys

* All Men's Shirts

* Electric Blankets
Full, Queen and King Sizes


.. .25%, 33%%, 50%

Men and Boys' Je

Double Knit Pa

Sale 25%



Ladies' Jr. Misses,

Jackets Dr(

1/3 to

Towels, Bedspreads,
Sheets, Etc.

25% off


Music and Youth at First
Baptist Church. Maternal
grandparents are Mrs. Bobbie
Powell and Ofey 0. Powell,
Jr., both of Dothan, Alabama.
Paternal grandparents are
Rev. and Mrs. James M.
Young of Lyons, Georgia.

May the New Year leave you with
many happy memories as we think
happily of you, dear friends. We are
always pleased to serve you

We Will be Closed

Monday, Jan. 3

Florida First

National Bank
at Port St. Joe

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Sunday School ............ ............ 9:45 A.M .
Morning Worship SerVice .............. 11:00 A.M.
Church Training ...................... 6:30 P.M .
Evening Worship Service ..............7:30 P.M.
Prayer Meeting (Wed.) ................ 7:00 P.M.
"Come and Worship God with Us"




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A delicious salad is spinach
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vinegrette dressing.

THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 1976 THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla.

Social Security Penalties Lowered

Legal Ad

Pursuant to Public Law 92 500, Section
401 (a) (I), Federal Water Polluton
Control Act (1972 Amendments), this
Agency has received an application for
certification that the following pro
ject(s) will comply with the applicable
water quality standards of the State of
Florida as prescribed in Chapter 17-3,
Florida Administratve Code
File No 23.39 0407t1E
Applicant's Name Ralph W Shoemaker
"To construct a boat slip and dock-
ing facility by excavating approxi-
mately 3600 cubic yards of material
from an upland and wetland site, the
slip to be approximately 186' long by
85' wide at a depth of 12' MLW, the
slip to have 18 bays for dockage,
located in Section 5, Township 6
South, Range 11 West, Intracoastal
Waterway, Gulf County."
All interested persons are hereby
informed that this Agency is considering
the issuance of a certification to the
Interested persons are hereby notified
that objections may be filed within 20
days from date of this publication.
Objections must be submitted in writing
to the below address and must be
supported by evidence which would
indicate that the subject proiect(s)
would have an adverse effect on water
quality standards of the above described
Details of the locations and plans for the
above projects) and other relevant
information may be examined at this
office between 7:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M.,
Monday through Friday.
State of Florida
Department of Environmental Regula-
Division Environmental Permitting
310,1 West Highway 98
Panama City, Florida 32401 It 12-30

People under 72 can work
and earn more and still get
their social security benefits
starting in January, according
to David Robinson, Social
Security Representative for
Gulf County.
"In 1977 people can earn as
much as $3,000 and get their
full social security retirement
or survivors benefit," Robin-
son said. "The yearly earn-
ings limit for 1976 was $2,760.
The increase keeps the
amount in line with increases
in general average wages."
For earnings over $3,000 in
1977, social security benefits
will be reduced by $1 for every
$2 earned. "But no matter how
much people earn for the
year," Robinson said, "they
can get their full social secur-
ity benefit for any month in
which they neither earn over
$250 nor do substantial work in
their own business." The 1976
monthly earnings limit was
Different rules apply to
disabled people who are get-
ting social security disability
benefits. "And people 72 and
over will continue to get their
full social security benefits
regardless of earnings," Ro-
binson noted.
People who earn over $2,760
and get benefits in 1976 must

send a report on 1976 earnings
to social security by April 15,
The social security tax rate
remains the same in 1977 --
5.85 percent of covered wages
paid by employees and em-
ployers; 7.9 percent of cover-

ed self-employed income.
The earnings and contribu-
tions base -- the amount on
which social security contri-
butions are made -- will be the
first $16,500 of covered earn-
ings for the year, starting in
January. The 1976 base was

$15,300. Since benefit amounts
are based on average earnings
covered by social security, the
increase in the wage base

means that while some people
may pay more in social secur-
ity taxes, they will be entitled
to higher payments later.

Social security pays over
$6.2 billion a month in retire-
ment, disability and survivors
benefits to over 32 million
The Social Security Office
for this area is located at 1316
Harrison Avenue. The phone
number is 769-4871.

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Electric stove, $35; also, 1972 mobile home, 12' x 60'
paino, $100 equity and take up Fernwood, 2 BR, 13/4 bath,
payments. Call 227-2021 or call central heat and air. $300
227-5941 after 3 p.m. 3tc 12-30 down and take up payments ;f
$102 monthly until 1981. Call
Thomas electronic organ. 49 229-8108. 2tc 12-23

keys, 8 central knobs and bass
pedals. $100. Call 648-7945.
2tc 12-30

120 gal. gas tank, like new,
reasonable. 648-4231.

1975 Comet; trailer, 12 ft.
skiff; 200 yd. gill net. Can be
seen at 509 8th St., Port St.
Joe. tfc 12-30

FREE: Cuddly Christmas
puppies to good home, call
after 5, 648-3157.

1973 Honda 175, bought new
in Jan. 75. 50 year old man
turned kid for a year. In
excellent condition, never
misused. Will part with for $50
equity and assume 16 pay-
ments of $33.66 per month.
Call 639-2807, no collect calls

CB Radios and marine elec-
tronics sales and service. 106
Monument Ave., phone 229-
8100. Open daily five p.m. to
nine p.m., Saturday, eight
a.m. to five p.m. tfc 10-7

12' galvanized canoe trailer,
229-6961. tfc 12-23

Calj Betty Gilbert
tfc 7-15

30' shrimp boat with 327 250
h.p. engine. Completely rig-
ged, $2,750. Contact Kirkland's
Boat Landing. 227-8827. tfc 9-16

CB Radios, Johnson, Craig,
Surveyor, antennas, base sta-
tions, terms available. West-
prn Auto. tfc 3-4

Reduce safe & fast with
GoBese Tablets & E-Vap
"water pills". Campbell's
Drug. 3tp 12-16

New Improved "Zippies",
the great iron pill now with
Vitamin C. Campbell's Drug.
3tp 12-16

23' Nomad travel trailer,
self-contained, air cond., like
new. Call 229-5271 after 5:00
p.m. tfc 10-7

DRY cleaning carpets is --
easier, faster, ans safer with Custom-made wooden name
HOST. Rent our machine. St. plaques, for mail boxes, front
Joe Furniture, 229-1251. gates, door posts, etc. Econo-
tfc 10-23 my Motors & Garden Center,
301 Hwy. 98, HV, 229-6001.,

For sale or rent: Double
wide mobile home (Harvard),
central air cond. Can rent spit
in Mexico Beach or move. 3
BR, 2 baths, dishwasher, dis-
posal, 60 foot patio and alumi-
num awning. Above ground
pool with deck built around.
$12,000. Rustic Sand Camp-
ground. 648-3600. tfc 12-9

Country Club membership.
Phone 229-6060. tfc 12-9

1972 450 Honda, 6,000 miles.
After 5 p.m. phone 227-3553.
3tp 12-9

"The Great Tide", a beauti-
ful hardbook edition is in its
sixth printing, one of Florida's
most famous historical novels
written by Rubylea Hall, for-
mer resident of Port St. Joe, is
now on sale at Campbell's
Drug Store, Buzzett's Drug
Store, Pauline's Restaurant,
Economy Wasteria or contact
Mrs. Eunice H. Brinson, 229-
4171. Ideal for gifts. 8tp 11-11

I will demolish houses,
garages for materials. 229-
6402. tfc 11-18

Firewood for sale, short
2x4's. You load pick-up truck,
$10. We load and deliver dump
truck full, $25. 229-6380. tfc 10-7

One bedroom house in town,
furnished. J. R. Smith. Phone
227-4421 or Smith's Pharmacy.
227-5111. tfc 12-9

Beach cottage for rent. Call
648-5144. tfc 9-2

Furnished house for rent at
528 7th St. Call 648-7581.
tfc 12-30

FOR RENT: Furnished
large 2 bedroom house, auto-
matic heat, carport, laundry
and storage room. Call 229-
6777 after 6 P.M.

Wanted: Salesman to sell
new homes. Remodeling and
roofing in northwest Florida.
Good pay. Call 205-794-2030
day or 205-794-7835 night. Call
collect. 4tce 12-9

One lot on St. Joe Beach, one
lot on Mexico Beach. Call
648-3791 for information.
2tp 12-23

Lot, Cape San Blaa, gulf
side, easy access to beach.
Contact J. S. Reynolds, 3302
W. 15th St., Panama City, Fla.
Phone 785-0462. 4t0 12-16

3 BR house, bath, LR, DR,
kitchen, den, carpet, 1'2 lots,
$15,000. Can be seen after one
p.m. 516 9th St. tfc 11-25

Brick veneer home, 2 yrs.
old on 1 acre, fenced, 2 BR, 2
baths, living room 18' x 28',
wall to wall carpet, blond
paneling, .screened cook out
12' x 20', cement blocks 3'
high, 14 x 16 shop, pump
house, laundry and motor
house shed, 3 car garage, deep
well (iron 2 parts per million),
kitchen, dish washer, ice
maker, elec. stove; heat gas
circulated vented. Air, large
window unit in wall. Mr.
Morgan, Rt. 1, Box 150,
Howards Creek. 229-1167.
tfc 11-4

VETERANS $300 down.
We have 2 new brick homes
for sale in Wewahitchka.
These homes have 3 BR, 2
baths, central heat, carpet,
garage, etc. FHA and conven-
tional financing available.
Call collect 205-794-6711
Dothan. An equal housing op-
portunity builder. tfc 9-23

3 BR house, 2 baths, 3 lots on
Palm Blvd. For information
call 227-2181. tfc 11-4

Two-story home, 1902 Monu-
ment Ave.. 3 BR, 3 bath.
Phone 227-7221 or 229-6474.
tfe 8-21
House, 3 BR, Ii,, bath, Ir, dr,
kitchen, block, one year old,
$28,000. 229-6319. 2110 Long
Ave. tfc 11-1

4 BR. extra large den, fully
carpeted, central heat and air,
$28,000. By appointment only.
1907 Long Ave. 229-8152.
4tc 12-9
New brick home. 2112 Long
Ave., 3 BR. 2 bath, separate
living room and dinining room,
kitchen, breakfast room. built-
in appliances, family room,
laundry room, 2 car finished
garage, central heat and air,
attic fan, carpet. This is a
spacious, liveable house with
many special features not
mentioned. Must see to appre-
ciate. Phone 229-6060.
tfc 11-18

New brick home, 3 bed-
rooms, 2 bath, fireplace, 1,800
sq. ft. Call 229-8119. tfc 7-22

Two BR home, large store
front at 110 Duval St. 229-6152.
2tc 12-30

Business lot on bay, ideal for
bait shop or small trailer
parking. Will get trailer for
reliable party. Call 653-9928 or
write Box 812, Apalachicola,
Fla. 32320. 2tc 12-30

New brick home at 106 Yau-
pon Ave. 3 BR, 2 bath, dining
room, living room, den and
kitchen. Call 227-2291 or 229-
5302. tfc 10-7

House for sale at 228 7th St. 3
bedrooms, with duplex apart-
ment. 229-6538. tfc 9-30

House at White City, 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths, 1%/4 acres of
land. Call 229-1138 after 5 p.m.
tfc 9-23

Mexico Beach, near water. 2
bedrooms, living room, din-
ette, kitchen and bath. Nicely
furnished. Low year-round
rates $125 per month. Call
227-3151 day or 648-3157 night.
tfc 12-9

Furnished apartment for
rent, 510 8th St. Call 229-6895
before 5:30; 229-6827 after

For Rent: Two BR apart-
ment. 229-6538. tfc 12-2

1973 Oldsmobile Custom
Cruiser station wagon., all
power, very nice. Call 648-
5672 after 5 p.m. tfc 12-9

1976 Chevy van, loaded, call
227-8241 before 5 p.m., after 5
p.m., call 229-6129. tfc 11-il

1974 Luv pickup truck. Take
pp payments. For information
call 229-6374. 2tp 12-23
1973 Courier, auto trans., by
original owner. 639-2417.
2tp 12-23


Wanted to Rent: 3 or 4
bedroom house by January 1.
Call 227-7846 or call collect 615-
365-9086. 3t 12-16

Wanted to Buy: 14' or 15'
boat trailer. 229-6961.
tfc 12-23

For Rent: One 2 BR house
on Duval St. at Oak Grove,
also one 3 BR furnished house
on Beacon Hill. Call 229-6961.
tfc 12-16

Two mobile home sites at
Rustic Sands Campground.
Mexico Beach. $30.00 month.
Laundry and rec hall. 648-3600.
tfc 12-9

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

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

Why live in the crowded
city? Move your mobile home
to peace, quiet and tran-
quility. Water, garbage collec-
tions, yards mowed, live lei.
surely. Gulf privileges. Only
VA approved mobile home
park in Gulf County. Ski
Breeze Meadows Trailer
Park, 9 miles southeast of
Port St. Joe on Hwy S-30.
Come out and enjoy the quiet.
tfc 5-6

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

For carpets cleaned the way
professionals do it-at a frac-
tion of the cost, rent Rinse N
Vac, the portable steam car-
pet cleaning system. Avail-
able at Western Auto, phone
227-2271, 219 Reid Ave.

There will be a regular
communication of Port St. Joe
Lodge No. 111, F. & A.M.,
every first and third Thursday
at 8:00 p.m.
Everett McFarland. Sec.

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

R.A.M.-Regular c,,n. ,a-
tion on St. Joseph Chapter No.
56. R.A.M. 1st and 3rd Mon-
days, 8 p.m. All visiting com-
panions welcome.
J. L. SIMS, H.P.
E. William McFarland, Sec.


We repair cuts, tears, ciga-
rette burns. Also vinyl clean-
ing and reconditioning. For
free estimates call
tfc 1-7

Septic Tanks Pumped Out
Carefoot Septic Tank
229-8227, 229-2351,
and 229-6694.
tfc 7-1

Sell me that unwanted gun,
highest cash paid, regardless
of age, make or condition.
Also buying extra barrels and
Red Carter, Gunsmith
St. Joe Beach
tfc 12-2

Fri. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 4 p.m.
St. James Episcopal Church
Parish House
tfc 4-24

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

Tires Now Installed
In Our Own
Auto Service Center
Western Auto Assoc. Store
3-4 tfc

L and L Repair
and Rental
for Repairs to Washers, Dry-
ers Refrigerators, Air Condi-
tioners and all appliances,
plus rental of large and small
tools. Sandblasting done also.
Call 648-5272
tfc 1-7

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

Carpentry Work Done
Reasonable Rates
Jimmy Johnson
Phone 227-7657
tfc 8-19

Complete Wood Shop
Custom Cut Lumber
Want to Do It Yourself?
Then come see us for Stan-
ley tools, hardware, paneling,
paint, lumber.
Earley's Hardware &
Building Supply
lwy. 98 W. tf 8-5 229-2763

25 Years Experience
Call 227-5986
tfc 6-17

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

Refrigerator & Air
Conditioner Repairs
All work guaranteed
tfc 12-2

Lawn mowers, tillers and
garden tractors repaired.
Economy Motors & Garden
Center, 301 Hwy. 98, HV,
229-6001. tfc 8-5

All types carpet and vinyl
flooring installed. 10 years
experience. For free measure-
ment and estimate, call Ron-
ald Ross, 229-6822. tfc 12-2

PAINT Dealer in
Port St. Joe

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306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida

Kitchen Cabinets
Vanities Mill Work
Glen Combs
Shop 229-6017 or 229-6530
Port St. Joe, Fla.
tfe 12-2

tfme -5s

Aluminum screens, and doors,
carpentry, house repair, mill-
work, roof repair and re-roof-
Phone 229-6018
Port St. Joe
tfe 7-22

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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

Lawn & Gardening Needs
Lawn Mower &
Small Engine Repairs
Economy Motors &
Garden Center
301 Hwy. 98 H.V.
tfc 8-5

Wouldn't You Really
Rather Have Cable TV?

For Cable TV
Installation In Port St. Joe

Phone 229-7232
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Business Office

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 1976


of the

'Gulf County Commission,

The Board of County Com-
missioners of Gulf County,
Florida, met on December 14
in regular session with the
following members present:
Everett Owens, Jr., Chair-
man; Otis Davis, Jr.; Jimmy
0. Gortman; William Branch
and Leo Kennedy. Others pre-
sent were: George Y. Core,
Clerk; Jerry Gates, Finance
Officer; William J. Rish, At-
torney; Lloyd Whitfield,
Road Superintendent; Tommy
Pitts, Mosquito Control Super-
visor; and Jimmy Williams,
Deputy Sheriff.
The meeting came to order
at 9:00 a.m. Wesley Ramsey
opened the meeting with pray-
er, followed by the pledge to
the flag.



IN RE: The Adoption of
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition
for the Adoption of the above named
minor has been filed in the above styled
Court and you are commanded to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any, on
FRED N. WITTEN, Petitioner's Attor-
ney, whose address is 303 Fourth Street,
Pot St. Joe, Florida 32456 and whose post
office address is P. 0. Box 87, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456, cn or before January
10, 1977, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service
on Petitioner's Attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default may be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Petition.
WITNESS my hand and the Seal of the
Court at Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Florida, this 7th day of December, 1976.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Margaret B. Core,
Deputy Clerk 4t 12-9

TO: Eddie Shelley
Carpenter Road
East Fishskill (Hopewell Junct)
New York 12533
Sheltbuilt Construction and Deve.
lopment Co., Inc.
22 West 48th Street
New York, N.Y. 10036
an action to impose and enforce a lien on
the following property in Gulf County,
Beginning at the SW corner of Sec.
lion 11, T9S, R10W, Gulf County,
Florida; thence N Odegrees 16'03" E
along the West line of said Sec. 11 for
1873,61 feet to a point that is 3406.39
feet from the NWcorner of said Sec.
11, thence S 89degrees 43'57" E for
555.53 feet to a curve concave to the
West having a radius of 1288.92 feet,
delta angle of degrees, 56'58" and
a chord bearing of S 13 degrees
17'05" W, thence run along said
curve for an arc distance of 66.35
feet, thence N 89 degrees 38'47" E
for 1430.38 feet, thence N 0 degrees
21'13" W for 76.69 feet, thence N 89
degrees 38'47" E for 466.69 feet
thence N 0 degrees 21'13"E for
157.29 feet, thence N 89 degrees
38'47" E for 511.27 feet, thence N 29
degrees 56'40" E for 26.55 feet,
thence S 60 degrees 03'20" E for
410.00 feet, thence S 29 degrees
56'40" W for 19.03 feet, thence S 60
degrees 03'0" E for 476.00 feet, to
the easterly line of Gulf County, Fla.,
thence S 29 degrees 56'40" W along
said County line for 4481.49 feet to
the Northerly r-w line of SR 30 (66'
r.'w) being a curve concaved to the
North, having a radius of 2342.62
feet, a delta angle of 16 degrees
18'14", a chord of 664.36 feet and a
chord bearing of S 83degrees 24'37"
W. thence run along said curve for
an arc distance of 666.61 feet to a
point of reverse curvature having a
radius of 1841.03 feet, a delta angle
of 14 degrees 00'00", a tongent dis-
tance of 226.05 feet, and run along
Said curve, being the Northerly r-w
line of SR 30 (66' r.w), for an arc
distance of 449.85 feet, thence S 76
degrees 45'30" W, along the North.
ery r w of SR 30 for 899.84 feet to the
West line of Sec. 14 T9S, R10W, Gulf
County, Florida, thence N 0 degrees
1603" E along said section line for
2846.94feettothep.oA. All lying and
being in Sections 11 and 14, T9S,
:R1OW, Gulf County, Florida, con.
training 162.71 acres more or less in
Section 11, and 161.15 acres more or
:less In Section 14.
has- been filed against you, Eddie
Sheltey and ShetlIbuilt Construction
and-t Development Co., Inc., jointly and
severally, and each of you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
: P.O. BOx 248
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Plaintiff's Attorney, on or before the
lth day of January, 1976, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
Attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
-.WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 10th day Of December,
Circuit Court Clerk,

By: -s- Elizabeth M. Cumble,
Deputy Clerk 4t 12-16

The minutes of November 15
and 16, 1976, were read, ap-
proved and adopted.
Mrs. Helen Gilley appeared
before the Board on behalf of
her application for employ-
ment as Clerk at the Health
Department. Comm. Kennedy
said he requested her come to
this meeting and request the
Board to assist her in obtain-
ing the position of Clerk due to
the resignation of Mrs. Paul-
ine Sowers, who is retiring.
She said she has been working
part time in the Health De-
partment and can handle all
the requirements of this posi-
tion. Upon by Comm. Ken-
nedy, seconded by Comm.
Branch, the Board voted to
adopt a resolution urging the

Port St. Joe, a National Banking Asso-
ciation with its principal office in Port
St. Joe, Florida,
Rt. Box 719
Delta, Ohio 43515
plaint to Foreclose on the Mortgage
given to Florida First National Bank at
Port St. Joe, Florida has been filed in the
above styled Court and you are com-
manded to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on FRED N. WITTEN,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is
303 Fourth Street, Port St. Joe, Gulf
County, Florida, and whose Post Office
Address is P. 0. Box 87, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, on or before January 27,
1977, and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service on
Plaintiffs' Attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default may be
entered against you for the relief sought
in the Complaint to Foreclose.
WITNESS my hand and the Seat of the
Court at POrt St. Joe, Gulf County,
Florida, this 15th day of December, 1976.
Circuit Court Clerk
Deputy Clerk 4t 12-23
Sealed bids in duplicate will be
received until January 11, 1977, at 11:00
a.m. EST by the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners, at which time
and place all bids will be publicly opened
and read aloud for the construction of
the following project.
Plans, specifications, and contract
documents may be inspected at the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Gulf County
Courthouse and at the office of the
Architect, State Road 22, Wewahitchka,
Florida and may be procurred by
General Contractors upon a deposit of
50.00 per set for plans and specifica-
tions, of which the full amount will be
refunded to each General Contractor
whosubmits a bid and all other deposits
for other than one complete set of plans
and specifications will be returned less
deduction 'ocover cost of reproduction.
All documents must be returned in flood
condition within tn (10) days after date
of opening of bids.
Cashier's check, Certified check, or
bid bond, for not less than 5 percent of
the amount of the bid, must accompany
each proposal.
Performance, Labor and Material
Bond, and Workman's Compensation
Insurance will be required of the
successful bidder.
Right is reserved to reject any or all
proposals and waive technicalities.
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a
period of (JO) days after date set for
Board of County Commissioners
Gulf County
Port St. Joe, Florida
Charles A. Gaskin, AIA
P. 0. BOx 7
Wewahitchka, Florida 3t 12.16
NOTICE is hereby given that the
Board of County Commissioners at their
regular meeting on January 11, 1977, at
9:00 A.M., E.S.T., at the County Corn.m-
missioners Room in the Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, will consider
the advisability of closing, vacating and
abandoning any interest the County
might have in and to the following
The Southwesterly fifty (50) feet of
the unnamed alley lying in Block
Eleven (11) of Yon's Addition to
Beacon Hill Subdivision as recorded
in Plat Book 1, page 45, Public
Records of Gulf County, Florida.
The Commissioners will welcome
comments of any interested parties
regarding the proposed abandonment.
BY: Everett Owens, Jr., Chairman
Attest: George Y. Core, Clerk
21 12-23

IN RE: The Adoption of
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition
for the Adoption of the above named
minor has been filed in the above styled
Court and you are commanded to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any, on
FRED N. WITTEN, Petitioner's Attor-.
ney, whose address is 303 Fourth Street,
Port St. Joe, Florida, and whose Post
Office Address is P. O. Box 87, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456, on or before January
10, 1977, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service
on Petitioner's Attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default may be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Petition.
WITNESS my hand and the Seal of the
Court at Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Florida, this 7th day of December, 1976.
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Margaret B. Core,
Deputy Clerk 4t 12.9

State Department of Health to
employ Mrs. Gilley to replace
Mrs. Sowers.
Comm. Kennedy told the
Board that William C. Sulli-
van of the Florida Panhandle
Health Systems Agency will
come to discuss the possibility
and requirements for securing
a VA clinic for Wewahitchka.
The Clerk was instructed to
invite him to attend one of our
regular meetings at his con-
Tommy Pitts, Mosquito
Control Supervisor reported
on the application by Florida
Power Corporation for an
easement on the courthouse
property to install and main-
tain guy stubs, etc. He told the
Board that he has required
Florida Power to include a re-
location clause in the ease-
ment in case the county has
reason to develop the property
in question. He recommend-
ed that the easement be grant-
ed. Upon motion by Comm.
Davis, seconded by Comm.
Gortman, and unanimously
carried, said easement was
The Mosquito Control Super-
visor told the Board that C. E.
Daniell, prior Supervisor, has
been assisting him in becom-
ing familiar with duties of his
department and orientating
him as to the location of all
mosquito ditches, projects and
easements; that Mr. Daniell is
now satisfied that he can do
without his services, there-
fore, Mr. Daniell requests he
be released as of November
30, 1976. The Board voted to
release Mr. Daniell as per his
request. The Chairman said
he will write a letter of appre-
ciation to Mr. Daniell for his
The Mosquito Control Super-
visor informed the Board that
due to vacations in this month
of December, it is necessary
for his tractor operator to
work one additional day each
week in order to meet the
required schedule of covering
the sanitary land fills. The
Board directed that his em-
ployee be paid overtime for
the extra day worked each
week during December.
The Road Superintendent in-
formed the Board that he now
requires an addition to his
sand pit located on Neal Lum-
ber Company property. He
said that he can obtain an
additional two acre extension
on the present for $400.00.
Upon motion by Comm.
Branch, seconded by Comm.
Kennedy, and unanimously
carried, that the county se-
cure an easement for two
acres at $400.00. Easement
record in Official Records Boo
Book 68, page 1016.
The City of Wewahitchka
presented its bill for one year
rental on ambulance stall in
the amount of $342.00. Upon
motion by Comm. Davis,
seconded by Comm. Branch,
and unanimously carried, this
bill was ordered paid.
The following bonds were
approved by the Board,
Dessie Lee Parker, Super-
visor of Elections; K. E.
Murphy, Sheriff; George Y.
Core, Clerk of Circuit Court;
Harland 0. Pridgeon, Tax
Collector and Samuel A. Pat-
ick, Property Appraiser.
The Clerk reminded the
Commissioners that a collect-
ive bargaining workshop will
be sponsored by the State
Association of County Com-
missioners in Tallahassee,
December 15.
Honorable Samuel A. Pat-
rick, County Appraiser, re-
quested that the following
correction be made on the 1976
Tax Roll: parcel no. 3185.001,
Curtis E. Rhames, original
tax, $279.54, corrected tax,
There was a motion by
Comm. Davis, seconded by
Comm. Kennedy to approve
this request. The vote was:
Aye: Kennedy, Davis, Gortm-
man and the Chairman.
Comm. Branch did not vote
because of a conflict of inter-
est in as much as the property
owner was related to his
The Board discussed the
increase of the cost of insur-
ance coverage for the plate
glass policy on the courthouse
and jail. The premium for 1976

was $265.00 and for 1977 is
$334.00. The Board discussed


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this matter at length. Where-
upon, there was a motion by
Comm. Kennedy, seconded by
Comm. Branch, and unani-
mously carried, that the
county discontinue this policy.
A petition was filed by Capt.
Henry L. Cassani on Novem-
ber 15, 1976, requesting the
county to close the westerly 50
feet of the unnamed alley in
Block 11 of Yon's Addition.
This petition was tabled at the
time of its filing in order that
the Commission make a study
of this request. Comm. Branch
moved that a public hearing
be held on this request on
January 11, 1977, at 9:00 a.m.,
seconded by Comm. Gortman.
The following voted: Aye:
Branch, Gortman, Davis and
the Chairman. Nay: Kennedy.
Comm. Kennedy said he voted
no because one property own-
er in this area objected to the
The Chairman discussed
lighting problems on the
bridge at the Dead Lakes
Dam. He said that unknown
persons continue to shoot out
and destroy these lighting
facilities; that because of this
the Gulf Coast Electric Co-
operative has expended about
$1,600.00 this year in replac-
ing the shot out fixtures; that
the county pays $800.00 per
year for this lighting service,
but the public is not receiving
the benefit from this expendi-
ture because the lights are out
most of the time. After discus-
sion, the Board agreed to dis-
continue this service and that
the Clerk advise the Coopera-
tive of this action.
The Board discussed the
urgency for replacing the
Warner & Swasey hydraulic
excavator that burned recent
ly. Upon motion by Comm.
Kennedy, seconded by Comm.
Gortman, the Board voted to
advertise to receive bids for a
new hydraulic excavator, bids
to be received on January 11,
1977, at 9:00 a.m., cash upon
delivery of $30,000.00 paid on
delivery with the balance to be
paid within 60 days or two
annual installments, that the
bids be accepted with or
without trade-in. The follow-
ing voted: Aye: Kennedy,
Gortman, Branch and the
Chariman. Nay: Davis.
Comm. Gortman discussed
complaints of employees of
the Mosquito Control Depart-
ment and Road Department in
that each believe they are not
being treated equal to the
others doing the same type of
work. After discussion, and
.being advised by the Super-
visors, Comm. Gortman re-
commended that the Board
adopt job classifications and a
pay scale so there can be no
misunderstanding between
the employees. He then dis-
cussed the position of mach-
inist for the Mosquito Control
Department. The Supervisor
advised that he does not have
a full time machinist because
he has very little of this type
work to be done; that he has
one employee that acts in this
capacity when there is work to
be done and that he receives
regular machinist pay for this
work. Comm. Gortman then
discussed the present method
of promotion for employees,
followed by a discussion as to
records being kept on county
Comm. Gortman asked
about the state requirements
as to the counties garbage
disposal plan and asked how
much longer will the county be
allowed to operate the present
garbage pits. He was inform-
ed that the state has required
the county to submit a gar-
bage disposal plan, which is
being considered at this time
by the county planning com-

mittee. He suggested that this
matter be pushed to comple-
Upon motion by Comm.
Kennedy, seconded by Comm.
Gortman, and unanimously
carried that the following
resolution be and the same is
hereby adopted, to-wit:
RESOLUTION agreeing to
exercise Gulf County's power
of eminent domain for acquisi-
tion of the Lower Apalachicola
River property by the State of
Flroida Department of Natur-
al Resources, Division of Re-
creation and Parks.
WHEREAS, Gulf County re-
cognizes the environmental
importance of the Lower Apa-
lachicola River area t6 the
people of Gulf County and
surrounding areas; and
WHEREAS, Gulf County is
desirous of assisting the State
to the extent possible with the
acquisition of the Lower Apa-

lachicola River project lands.
resolved by the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, as follows:
1. The Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf Coun-
ty, Florida, will, within its
legal limitations, exercise its
power of eminent domain to
aid the State of Florida De-
partment of Natural Re-
sources, Division of Recrea-
tion and Parks, with the ac-
quisition of the property
known as the Lower Apalachi-
cola River project.
2. The Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf Coun-
ty, in taking this action, does
so with the understanding that
the State of Florida would
reimburse Gulf County for all
funds, damages and cost
required to be paid by the
County in the exercise of its
power of eminent domain.
3. A certified copy of this
Resolution shall be sent to the
Department of Natural Re-
sources, Division of Recrea-
tion and Parks, Crown Build-
ing, 202 Blount St., Tallahas-
see, Flroida 32304.
4. This Resolution shall take
effect immediately upon its
adoption. (end)
Comm. Kennedy told the
Board that four streets in St.
Joe Beach now on the second-
ary road program for paving
should be paved by the county
under the soil-cement pro-
gram which would save time
and money. He recommended
that these streets be included
in next year's county soil-
cement program. He then dis-
cussed six inch culvert pipes
that have been installed in all
driveways along Apollo and
Liberty Streets in the City of
Port St. Joe and said that all of
them are stopped up. He was
informed that the contractor
installed these culverts.
Comm. Kennedy requested
the Road Department to per-
form certain necessary re-
pairs to SR 30-A near Vitro. He
then discussed the need to re-
classify SR 30-A as an alter-
ante to U. S. 98 or Scenic U.S.
98 and moved to adopt
resolution 76-16 requesting the
Department of Transporta-
tion to do this, seconded by
Comm. Davis and unanimous-
ly carried. Copy of said resolu-
tion is on file in the Clerk's
Comm. Branch discussed
the need for a bulletin board at
the county road shop. He then
discussed drainage problems
in Highland View. He suggest-
ed that the Mosquito Control
Supervisor prepare a map
showing all county roads and
ditches in order that this
Board, in discussing a road or
drainage problem, can look at
problem areas on this map.

The Board requested Mr. Pitts
begin working on a county
road system inventory and
valuation during his slack
Comm. Kennedy said this
Board, at its last meeting,
discussed the immediate need
for repairs to intersecting
streets in Highland View and
U.S. 98 and nothing has beefl
done about this problem. He
said that even though the State
claims the right of way, that if
they won't do the work, the
county should go ahead and do
it. The Road Superintendent
was directed to contact the
Department of Transporta-
tion on this matter in the event
DOT cannot perform the nec-
essary work, that the County
Road Department do it.
Comm. Kennedy then discuss-
ed the need for proper main-
tenance to the Pleasant Rest
Cemetery Road ditches and
those at Kentucky Landing.
He said that the machine
operator in pulling the ditches
at Overstreet is leaving a
ridge or mound of spoil from
the ditches on the side of the
roads which prevents water
from running off the road. He
suggested to spread this spoil
on the roads or to discontinue
pulling the ditches.
Comm. Kennedy informed
the Board that the doctor has
informed the county that Er-
nest Rhames, a road depart-
ment employee cannot con-
tinue on his present job; there-
fore, he has been assigned to a
lower paying position. He said
because this employee does all
the electrical work for the
Road Department he should
be paid $4.00 per hour. The
Chairman said there is no
classification or pay scale tq
fit this recommendation.
Comm. Kennedy moved,
seconded by Comm. Gortman,
to establish a job classifica-
tion as "General Mainte-
nance Operator" with a pay
rate of $4.00 per hour and that
Ernest Rhames be assigned to
this new position. The follow-
ing voted: Aye: Kennedy,
Gortman, Davis and the
Chairman. Nay: Branch.
Comm. Branch asked that the
record show that he voted
against the motion because he
cannot make special conces-
sions for one employee with-
out doing the same for all
'Cormm. Kennedy informed
the Board that the roof on the
Highland View fire station had
a bad leak and should be
The Road Superintendent
informed the Board that
Wayne Stewart cannot con-
tinue working around lime.
The Board directed this em-
ployee be assigned another
The Attorney informed the
Board that the bond validation
case for the Oak Grove pro-
ject has been completed, a
final judgment issued by the
Court and that the appeal time
must now expire before the
bonds can be sold.
Comm. Davis then brought
several matters to the Board's
attention that had occurred in
the City of Wewahitchka dur-
ing their recent sewer installa-
tion and suggested the Board
invite the engineer to the next

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Supervisor of Elections


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Monday, Dec. 27

& Jan. 3


JThursday, Dec. 30

to Post Dividends


U Citizen's Federal

$40,000 Savings & Loan Assoc.

meeting to discuss prevention
of similar problems that could
occur in Oak Grove. The
Board agreed to this request.
The Attorney then reported
that an option has been taken
on a parcel of land in St. Joe
Beach for required lift sta-
tions for the Beaches Water
Project. He said this was a
requirement of EDA. He then
informed the Commission that
notice for public hearing on
the "No Wake" Ordinance has
been published for January 11,
1976, at 9:00 a.m.
The State Department of
Health filed its bill for Medi-




caide for the month of Novem-
ber in the amount of $711.40.o
The Board tabled this bill.
The following applications
for employment were re-
ceived and ordered filed: Lar-
ry Young, Raymond S. Morris*
and Alonzo F. Stewart.
Upon motion by Comm.
Davis, second by Comm. Ken-
nedy, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved budget
amendments for the Mosquito
Control affecting the state
accounts as required by the
Department of Health and
Rehabilitative Services.
(Continued on Page 9)

It's Only Your


"It's Very Clear Our

Banks Are Here To Stay"
Comptroller of Florida

During the great Depres-
sion of the 30's, an astonish-
ing number of families faced
financial ruin and poverty
because of the failure of the
dependable neighborhood
bank. With the recent reces-
sion, and the failure of a dis-
tressing number of banks,
many people fear that the
now historical 30's tragedies
are to be repeated. Not true.
There is one enormous dif-
ference distinguishing them
from now . it's called the
Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation (FDIC), and it
has prevented panic from
worsening the already ser-
ious economic woes this
country has recently faced.
Granted the last few years
have been a frightening
number of banks failing,
even a few large and nation-
ally respected ones. But
here's the point out of all
of these failures, not one de-
positor lost even a penny of
insured deposits.
The FDIC, located in
Washington, D.C., is an in-
surance fund financed
through premiums paid by
nearly 14,000 member banks
throughout the country. In
the mid-seventies, the fund
totaled over $5 billion, and
FDIC is empowered to bor-
row up to $3 billion more
from the U. S. Treasury if

need be. The 1920's saw an
average of 588 bank failures
a year, with an average of
2,277 for the 1930-33 period.
But between 1943 and 1973,
bank failures averaged only
five a year among all banks,
and three a year for insured
banks. This average is simi-
lar for savings and loan as-
sociations. So the chances
that your bank will fail are
extremely slim.
In an FDIC member bank,
deposits are insured under
your name up to $40,000. This
includes checking, savings,
certificates of deposit, unin-
vested trust funds in short,
any deposits taken in by a
bank during everyday busi-
ness. So to get absolute pro-
tection against a possible
though not probable bank
failure, don't keep more than
the $40,000 maximum, even
in combined accounts, in any
one financial institution.
After branch banking goes
into affect in January, 1977,
remember that the same
$40,000 limit applies to
branches of one bank; so
having $20,000 in a downtown
bank and $20,000 in a branch
is considered to be $40,000 of
deposits in one bank.
So take heart; your funds
are safe if they're insured -
and 99 percent of them are

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Arbor Day, January 21, is
nearly here. Look around your
o home for a corner where
shade or flowering trees could
make a difference
How about the neighbor-
hood, the mobile home park or
the just-6pened office complex
that contractors cleared of
natural trees and shrubs?
Trees, says the Florida Divi-
sion of Forestry, Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, are one way to make
a dull landscape have "char-
acter" and eye appeal.
Among the good things trees

(Continued from Page 8)



Finance Officer Jerry Gates
reported the Board had re-
ceived a $5,524.23 materials
grant from the Florida Boat-
ing Improvement Fund to en-
large the boat launching ramp
at the State Park in Wewa-
'=hitchka at the end of SR 22. He
added that the Board had re-
ceived $13,169.00 anti-reces-
sion funds. The Board author-
ized hiring of three persons for
six months for the Road
Department using these

Fried Squirrel
3 squirrels, cleaned and
chilled overnight
Salt and pepper to taste
Mixture of bacon fat and lard
1 /A cup water
Mix flour, salt, and pepper in
paper bag and shake the
cleaned and cut-up pieces of
squirrel in it. Fry in bacon fat
and oil as you would chicken
until brown. Remove squirrel,
pour off some drippings.*
Add 1 cup or l'/z cups hot
water, return meat, and sim-
mer until meat almost leaves
bones, about I hour. Turn
meat often to keep from stick-
ing. Serve with hot grits, hot
biscuits, and a little honey.
*To stretch the meat a bit,
make a brown sauce using the
same drippings from the squir-
rel: Saute 1 onion, brown a bit
of flour, using chicken broth
instead of water (1h cups).
Add teaspoon prepared mus-
tard, 2 tablespoons chopped
sweet pickle, and/or 1 table-
spoon pickle juice. Pour over
squirrel and finish cooking.
3-4 servings.

Phone 229-4957

THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. ~l0, 1976 PAGE NINE


B. Mackall, Director of the
State of Florida Division of
Veterans Affairs under the
Department of Community
Affairs, stated that many
veterans retired from mili-
tary service and paying pre-
miums for U. S. government
life insurance or national
service life insurance from
monthly retirement checks,
may be missing annual divi-
dend checks.
The Veterans Administra-
tion Insurance Center in
Philadelphia, reported there
are several thousand retir-
ees who each month pay in-
surance premiums by allot-
ment from their retired pay.
In some cases the monthly
deduction becomes so rou-
tine, the veteran fails to noti-
fy the VA when there is a
change of address. This is
particularly true says Mack-
all, when a retiree check is
sent to a banking institution.
Annual dividends paid on
USGLI & NSLI policies often
result in some checks being
returned to the VA for lack of
a current address.
Military retirees paying
their GI insurance premi-
ums by allotment should
send changes of address with
the policy number to: Veter-
ans Administration Center -
Post Office Box 8079 Phil-
adelphia, Pennsylvania
19101. (AFNS)


Earl F. Wearstler

Husband of Local Girl

Now Diebold Officer

NEW YORK, NY-The elec-
tion of Earl F. Wearstler to the
board of directors of Diebold,
Inc. was announced recently
by Raymond Koontz, Presi-
Mr. Wearstler, who is mar-
ried to the former Katherine
Duren, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Duren of Port St.
Joe, has been vice president of
this 117-year-old manufactur-
er of security and electronic
systems for the banking indus-
try since 1965.
Mr. Wearstler is general

manager of the company's
Bank-System Division and is
also responsible for the Com-
pany's nation-wide technical
service organization, Inter-
national Group, and two sub-
sidiaries-Diebold Contract
Services and Diebold of Can-
ada Limited, of which he is a
Mr. Wearstler joined Die-
bold in 1947.
Diebold Incorporated, list-
ed on the New York Stock
Exchange, is headquartered
in Canton, Ohio.

LC Harrison Completes

. Tour In Mediterranean
Forest Division Requests

Planning for Arbor Day

Hughey Williams Well Drilling

do for environment are such
things as reducing noise, ab-
sorbing dust, reducing sum-
mer temperature, preventing
erosinn.c nurturing wildlife,
and using solar energy to-
make wood and oxygen.
Division county foresters
will have a limited supply of
tree seedling packets to offer
consumers who want to
"green up" their landscape.
Information about when and
where the seedling sales will
be held in your area can be
obtained by calling the district
forester's office in Panama
All sales are scheduled for
one day only. The Star will
carry reminders of the sales
the week preceding January
The species offered vary
from area to area, with each
packet containing an assort-
ment of eight seedlings. Some
of the seedlings to be offered
this year include dogwood,

Eastern redbud, Chinese tal-
low, red cedar, sycamore,
green ash, spruce pine, red
maple and mimosa.
These packets are available
for $1.00 each. They must be
bought at the location (not by
ordering). Distribution points
are located in the following
Division of Forestry districts:
Gainesville, Brooksville,
Ocala, Lake City, Perry, Boni-
fay, Panama City and Milton.
Capitalize on shade this
Arbor Day. Trees are one of
Nature's greatest bargains.

Marine Lance Corporal
Tony V. Harrison, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Cecil E. Harrison of
137 Bellamy Circle, has re-
turned to Camp Lejeune, N.C.,
after an extended deployment
with the U. S. Sixth Fleet in
the Mediterranean Sea.
He was serving as a mem-
ber of Battalion Landing
Team Three-Two, homebased
at Camp Lejuene, N.C.
During the six-month de-
ployment, the Marines partici-
pated in several training exer-
cises including the major
NATO Exercise "Display
Determination". The exercise
was one of a series of annual
operations, conducted each
fall from Norway to Turkey,
designed to provided unified

and coordinated training
llanlua aiu i NrATO jul fn

g of

national lUllc dU INArTIU ltorces
within the Allied European
Additionally, his unit made
amphibious landings on the
Sardinian and Greek coasts.
During the course of the
deployment, his unit made
port visits to Rota and Palma,
Spain; Menton, France; and
Termini and Naples, Italy.
A 1975 graduate of Port St.
Joe High School, he joined the
Marine Corps in August, 1975.




Experienced drivers some-
times forget the small things
which help make driving safer
said the Florida Highway
Patrol this week.
Colonel Eldrige Beach, Pat-
rol director said, "Drivers can
make mistakes when stopping
for a red light which could
cause them to become in-
volved in a crash. One which is
potentially dangerous is to
have your wheels turned to the
left. If hit from behind, you
could be pushed into oncoming
traffic. You may want to turn
left when the light changes,
but it is poor policy to start
with anything but straight
"Another error," he contin-
ued'; "is when one stops for a
red light, then decides he is
over the white line and backs
up. This should never be done
because when the light
changes, they accelerate only
to find that their car is still in
reverse and plows into the car
stopped behind. Also a pede-
strian may be walking behind
your car."
"It is the little things that
count," the Director con-
cluded. "Not only in everyday
life but in the safe operation of
a motor vehicle."

GCCC Offering
Painting Course
In St. Joe
A popular non-credit short
course is being offered by Gulf
Coast Community College in
Port St. Joe beginning this
coming week.
"Learning to Paint with Oils
and Acrylics," will meet each
Wednesday, beginning Jan.
12, from 9:30 11:30 a.m.
(EST) in the Stac House. This
six-week course, taught by
Jeanne McDermott, is offered
for a fee of $12.
Anyone interested in the
class should contact the Office
of Continuing Education, 769-
1551, for further information.

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend


Baptist Church

Corner Long Ave. and 16th St.

SUNDAY SCHOOL ....................
MORNING WORSHIP.................
CHURCHTRAINING .................
EVENING WORSHIP .................
PRAYER MEETING (Wednesday) ....

Rev. J. C. ODUM,

9:45 A.M.
11:00 A.M.
5:45 P.M.
7:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M.

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Ministerof Music

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CHOIR REHEARSAL (Wednesday) ...... 7:30 P.M.

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THE STAR, Port St. Joe, Fla. THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 1976


Quantilty Rights

44. -

Prices Effective Dec. 29, thru Jan 4, 1977
Dec. 29-Jan. 1
Port St. Joe, Florida

"All Place Setting (
pieces Maria Grande
Tableware 39 \ e
No additional purchase required."
No limit while supply lasts. Save 50%
on complete pieces.




V Values atA

A. American Hole Premium
Sunbeam ICE CREAM ag

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Fresh Lean

Swift's Premium Beef
Swift's Premium Beef
Swift's Premium Beef
Swift's Premium Beef


Loin End
Swift's Premium Beef
Government Inspected Frozen
Swift's Premium Beef

Swift's Premium Beef Boneless Rump or
Sirloin Tip ROAST LB. $1.39
Swift's Premium Beef LB.
Swift's Premium Beef

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LB 99C

LB. 89
LB. $1.39


Packed 2 to bag

LB. 88
LB. 89c

LB. $2.39
5o o 59lb.
avg. wt.



Fresh Pork
Hormel 12 Oz. Pkg.


half gallon
mkit 1 with
^LlO or more

Martha White
Jl Ernsays, FL OURi
"Goodness gracious,
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',k5 lb. bag AOiaY

Limit 1 with $10 or more
additional purchased

r Green Giant Cream,
Whole Kernel or Niblet


ChefBoy-Ar-Dee Peppe
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Sea Pak

Mckenzie Turnips

With Roos, C

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10 oz.pkg. ONION RINGS 18 oz.pkg.9
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ER loz.pkg. FLOUNDER STEAK pkg.

Mlards, or Mustard
16 oz. size s

93 .2 98

Minute Maid $138
Glazed, Grape or Raspberry 69M

Piggly Wiggly a
Dari"scurrs 78
BI 0ITP 2, O "
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ORANGE JUICE 64 oz.bottle


Merici English


Welch Chied rmc
GRAPE JUICE quart size
SKraft Pimento Single Wrap $ 0i
210 oz. pkgs BOCHEESE FOOD12 oz. se Ie

Round White

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YAMS 2/88" Tomatoes 3/1


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